Top 10 Films By Genre

ACTION/ADVENTURE

  1. Indiana Jones And The Raiders Of The Lost Ark (1981)
  2. Aliens (1986)
  3. Saving Private Ryan (1998)
  4. Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
  5. Gladiator (2000)
  6. The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King (2003)
  7. The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring (2001)
  8. The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
  9. Avatar (2009)
  10. The Avengers (2012)

ANIMATION

  1. The Lion King (1994)
  2. Toy Story (1995)
  3. Toy Story 3 (2010)
  4. Pinocchio (1940)
  5. Finding Nemo (2003)
  6. The Prince Of Egypt (1998)
  7. Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs (1937)
  8. Ratatouille (2007)
  9. Lady And The Tramp (1955)
  10. Shrek (2001)

BIOGRAPHY

  1. Schindler’s List (1993)
  2. The Pianist (2002)
  3. The Elephant Man (1980)
  4. The Sound Of Music (1965)
  5. The King’s Speech (2010)
  6. Raging Bull (1980)
  7. Lawrence Of Arabia (1962)
  8. Finding Neverland (2004)
  9. A Night To Remember (1958)
  10. Ed Wood (1994)

COMEDY

NOTE: I have not ranked the films in this list purely because of rating. It is ranked in the order of what I find are the 10 funniest films that I’ve seen.

  1. A Fish Called Wanda (1988)
  2. Some Like It Hot (1959)
  3. Modern Times (1936)
  4. Hot Fuzz (2007)
  5. The Inbetweeners Movie (2011)
  6. Johnny English (2003)
  7. Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)
  8. In Bruges (2008)
  9. Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999)
  10. American Pie (1999)

COMIC BOOK

  1. The Dark Knight (2008)
  2. The Avengers (2012)
  3. Kick-Ass (2010)
  4. Spider-Man 2 (2004)
  5. X-Men 2 (2003)
  6. Batman Begins (2005)
  7. V For Vendetta (2006)
  8. Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World (2010)
  9. X-Men: First Class (2011)
  10. Iron Man (2008)

CRIME

  1. Pulp Fiction (1994)
  2. A Clockwork Orange (1971)
  3. The Dark Knight (2008)
  4. The Godfather (1972)
  5. Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
  6. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street (2007)
  7. The Godfather: Part II (1974)
  8. Scream (1996)
  9. Trainspotting (1996)
  10. A Fish Called Wanda (1988)

DRAMA

  1. American Beauty (1999)
  2. Forrest Gump (1994)
  3. Titanic (1997)
  4. Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? (1965)
  5. The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button (2008)
  6. The Lion King (1994)
  7. The Elephant Man (1980)
  8. Schindler’s List (1993)
  9. The Green Mile (1999)
  10. One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)

FAMILY

NOTE: This list does NOT include any animated films.

  1. It’s A Wonderful Life (1946)
  2. E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
  3. Edward Scissorhands (1990)
  4. Grease (1978)
  5. The Sound Of Music (1965)
  6. How Green Was My Valley (1941)
  7. The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
  8. Singin’ In The Rain (1952)
  9. Pirates Of The Caribbean: The Curse Of The Black Pearl (2003)
  10. Home Alone (1990)

FANTASY

  1. The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King (2003)
  2. The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring (2001)
  3. The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
  4. The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button (2008)
  5. The Green Mile (1999)
  6. Edward Scissorhands (1990)
  7. Pan’s Labyrinth (2006)
  8. The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
  9. Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part II (2011)
  10. Big Fish (2003)


HORROR/THRILLER

  1. Psycho (1960)
  2. Jaws (1975)
  3. The Silence Of The Lambs (1991)
  4. Rear Window (1954)
  5. Nosferatu (1922)
  6. Scream (1996)
  7. Misery (1990)
  8. Alien (1979)
  9. A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984)
  10. The Shining (1980)

MUSICAL

NOTE: Like “family”, there are no animated films within this list.

  1. The Sound Of Music (1965)
  2. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street (2007)
  3. Grease (1978)
  4. The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
  5. Singin’ In The Rain (1952)
  6. Seven Brides For Seven Brothers (1954)
  7. Meet Me In St. Louis (1944)
  8. Moulin Rouge! (2001)
  9. Nine (2009)
  10. Oliver! (1968)


MYSTERY

  1. Rear Window (1954)
  2. Rebecca (1940)
  3. Scream (1996)
  4. North By Northwest (1959)
  5. The Third Man (1949)
  6. Inception (2010)
  7. Shutter Island (2010)
  8. The Sixth Sense (1999)
  9. Memento (2000)
  10. Citizen Kane (1941)

ROMANCE

  1. Casablanca (1942)
  2. Gone With The Wind (1939)
  3. Titanic (1997)
  4. The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button (2008)
  5. Roman Holiday (1953)
  6. Lady And The Tramp (1955)
  7. Brokeback Mountain (2005)
  8. Grease (1978)
  9. Modern Times (1936)
  10. Pretty Woman (1990)

SCIENCE-FICTION

  1. Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
  2. Star Wars: Episode VI – Return Of The Jedi (1983)
  3. Aliens (1986)
  4. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
  5. E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
  6. Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977)
  7. Inception (2010)
  8. Alien (1979)
  9. Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge Of The Sith (2005)
  10. Blade Runner (1982)

SPORT

  1. Raging Bull (1980)
  2. The Hustler (1961)
  3. Million Dollar Baby (2004)
  4. Rocky (1976)
  5. Bend It Like Beckham (2002)
  6. Cinderella Man (2005)
  7. Invictus (2009)
  8. The Fighter (2010)
  9. The Wrestler (2008)
  10. Happy Gilmore (1996)

WAR

NOTE: This includes both action-war and war-drama.

  1. Saving Private Ryan (1998)
  2. Inglourious Basterds (2009)
  3. Gone With The Wind (1939)
  4. Schindler’s List (1993)
  5. The Pianist (1978)
  6. The Deer Hunter (1978)
  7. Platoon (1986)
  8. All Quiet On The Western Front (1930)
  9. Full Metal Jacket (1987)
  10. Apocalypse Now (1979)

WESTERN

  1. The Good, The Bad And The Ugly (1966)
  2. Django Unchained (2012)
  3. Brokeback Mountain (2005)
  4. The Searchers (1956)
  5. True Grit (1969)
  6. Dances With Wolves (1990)
  7. Once Upon A Time In The West (1968)
  8. The Treasure Of Sierra Madre (1948)
  9. The Magnificent Seven (1960)
  10. Unforgiven (1992)
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