Movie Genre - Top Ten Rest of the Best

This top ten is for the remaining genre’s and subcategories. Sci-Fi, Horror, Western, Romance, Comedy etc…

1. Children of Men (2006) Directed by Alfonso Cuaron

2. Halloween (1978) Directed by John Carpenter

3. Ju-on The Grudge (2002) Directed by Takashi Shimizu

4. Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) Directed by Sergio Leone

5. The African Queen (1951) Directed by John Huston

6. Brokeback Mountain (2005) Directed by the Ang Lee

7. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) Directed by Wes Craven

8. Ex Machina (2014) Directed by Alex Garland

9. Under the Skin (2013) Directed by Jonathon Glazer

10. Tombstone (1993) Directed by George P. Cosmatos

I’ve never seen Under the Skin, but I’ve read the book, which is truly weird. The reviews either love it or hate it.

I disagree with you about Brokeback Mountain. Load of rubbish.

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Brokeback Mountain was awful.


Under the Skin will definitely divide. It’s very “artsy” so not for everyone’s tastes.

I love Brokeback but it’s mainly due to Heath who should have won an Oscar. Was a “brando” like performance in my book and far superior to Phillip Seymour Hoffman’s, Capote.

I’m not sure if I’ll ever get sick of Ex Machina or not, too soon to tell.
Haven’t yet.
Others that I can happily watch again and again that come to mind…
Spinal Tap
The Princess Bride
District 9
Eternal Sunshine
Adaptation and
Upstream Color
Obviously Die Hard but that’s been covered in a different category.


I wanted to put Gattaca or Arrival on my list but went for Ex Machina instead. Like you say it’s so damn watchable.


l won’t be posting a top ten in here. These genres should be separated, not all lumped together. There are enough great comedies, weterns and sci-fi to deserve a thread of their own.


I just finished watching Under the Skin. I’ve tried to forget that I’ve read the book, which wasn’t all that hard because the film has virtually no resemblance to it.

As a film I found it watchable, but I certainly wouldn’t put it in a best 10. Jonathan Glazer succeeds in creating an atmosphere of strangeness, unreality, and there are some outstanding visuals, but there’s no explanation. A woman drives around picking up lone men, taking then to where they are alone and undisturbed, and then — what? Maybe killing them; maybe something else. Why does she do it? No explanation. Who is she? Well, we get a type of explanation at the end, but one that raises more questions than it answers.

I would give it about 7 out of 10. If the film had followed the book it would have been very, very different: a true horror film rather than the semi-fantasy that it is.

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Hired gun
The Interns
Young Guns
Sleepless in Seattle
Aliens 2
Friend Request
The Dirt
Silver linings Playbook
Blazing Saddles
As good as it gets

The Blues Brothers
Back to the Future 1,3,2
Pulp Fiction
Train spotting

Here is a little list of different movie genres that would explore separately.

  • Top 10 Action Films.
  • Top 10 Adventure Movies.
  • Top 10 Animal Movies.
  • Top 10 Animated Movies.
  • Top 10 Art House Movies.
  • Top 10 Australian Movies.
  • Top 10 Buddy Movies.
  • Top 10 Comedy Movies.
  • Top 10 Coming of Age Movies.
  • Top 10 Courtroom Movies.
  • Top 10 Crime Movies.
  • Top 10 Documentaries.
  • Top 10 Dramas.
  • Top 10 Epic Films.
  • Top 10 Family/Kid Movies.
  • Top 10 Film Noir Movies.
  • Top 10 Foreign Language Movies.
  • Top 10 Holocaust Movies.
  • Top 10 Horror Movies.
  • Top 10 Movie Soundtracks.
  • Top 10 Mystery Movies (Whodunnits?)
  • Top 10 Road Movies.
  • Top 10 Romantic Movies.
  • Top 10 Science Fiction Movies.
  • Top 10 Silent Movies.
  • Top 10 Sports Movies.
  • Top 10 Ship and Submarine Movies.
  • Top 10 Superhero Movies.
  • Top 10 Suspense/Thriller Movies.
  • Top 10 War Movies.
  • Top 10 Westerns.
  • Top 10 Zombie Movies.

There are other genres that could also be considered, but there are more than enough, even for avid movie buffs.

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