Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Movies by Genre, Rough Draft

I came across a survey online of favorite movies by genre, so I thought I'd fill out my own. I can't really pick just one in some of the categories, though. And not all of my favorite movies are on the list because I don't normally sort by genre. And some of these categories seem flexible; for example, Fargo could easily go under "Dark Comedy" as well as "Crime." But here is a preliminary shot:
  • Drama: Magnolia, American Beauty
  • Romantic Comedy: Love Actually, L.A. Story
  • Slapstick Comedy: The Man with Two Brains, The Naked Gun
  • Dark Comedy: Heathers
  • Sci-Fi: The Empire Strikes Back
  • Thriller: The Silence of the Lambs
  • Musical: Moulin Rouge
  • Western: Unforgiven
  • War: Saving Private Ryan
  • Crime: Fargo, Pulp Fiction
  • Horror: The Shining
  • Action: The Rock, The Bourne Supremacy
  • Fantasy: Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
  • Animated: Shrek

I would love to see other people's lists, so feel free to comment profusely.


At 3:28 PM, Blogger jimaal posited...

Drama: Ratcatcher, Midnight Cowboy
Romantic Comedy: Annie Hall
Slapstick Comedy: My Man Godfrey
Dark Comedy: The Player
Sci-Fi: Metropolis
Thriller: The Vanishing
Musical: Dancer in the Dark, Cannibal! the Musical, Hedwig
Western: High Noon
War: Throne of Blood
Crime: Chinatown
Horror: Freaks, Rosemay's Baby
Animated: Southpark: Bigger Longer and Uncut

Documentary: Born into Brothels, My Flesh and Blood, Capturing the Friedmans
Foreign: The Seventh Seal
Based on a True Story: My Left Foot

i took out action and fantasy and replaced it with documen and foreign

At 3:30 PM, Blogger jimaal posited...

oh yeah and i didn't go to that website it's just from my mind and brain and im sure i'll wanna change it in like, 2 minutes

At 4:25 PM, Blogger Johnny V posited...

Unforgiven is definately a very good example of the more modern western. Personally, I prefer some of Clint Eastwood's other works, though. My favorite would probably have to be Pale Rider, just because its sweet.

At 6:53 PM, Blogger Vinnie-Senza posited...

my fav western: blazzin saddles.

At 8:45 PM, Blogger Josh posited...

drama. the goonies
comedy. this is spinal tap
sci-fi. empire strikes back
thriller. memento
western. the good, the bad, and the ugly
war. saving private ryan
horror. evil dead trilogy
animated. princess mononoke, spirited away, porco rosso (actually pretty much all Miyazaki's movies)
doc. we're never going home

At 9:54 PM, Blogger Tom posited...

drama: lorenzo's oil

comedy: office space

dark comedy: shaun of the dead

sci Fi: Revenge of the Sith

thriller: 28 days Later

musical: Blues Brothers

western: Tombstone

horror: Rosemary's Baby, the Omen

action: Sin City, Kiss of the Dragon

fantasy: LOtR trilogy

animated: Akira

foriegn: Le Pacte des loups

war: Saving Private Ryan, Enemy at the Gates

crime: Snatch, Pulp Fiction, trainspotting

based on true: swing kids

romantic comedy: anything with hugh grant.. no wait, richard gere, no..... darn, i cant decide.... ok fine, french kiss... but dont tell anyone...

At 10:54 PM, Blogger mayah posited...

drama: adaptation, magnolia
romantic comedy: when harry met sally
slapstick comedy: big lebowski, waiting for guffman
dark comedy: fargo
musical: singin in the rain, west side story, hedwig, purple rain
western: that jesse james one where they go out shooting at the end, i'm unable to remember
sci-fi: all things star wars IV, V, VI
crime: pulp fiction, all things hitchcock
horror: the shining

i can't fulfill all the categories, and i'm okay with that.

At 10:55 PM, Blogger mayah posited...

i guess hitchcock could cover my Thriller category? and Horror?

At 11:06 PM, Blogger CoachDub posited...

He has a widespread umbrella.

These are all very fun lists, by the way.

At 11:06 PM, Blogger chris posited...

Drama: Romeo+Juliet(Baz luhrmann one),

comedy: Office Space, South Park

dark comedy: Wonderboys, lord of war

sci Fi: Star trek II

thriller: memento,

musical: Singing in the Rain.

western: Tombstone or Wyatt Earp

horror: Ring

action: Resevoir Dogs,

fantasy: Two Towers

animated: Pocahontas

foriegn: Downfall

war:Lawrence of Arabia, Das Boot, CASABLANCA!!, Last of the Mohicans

crime: Layer cake, Pulp Fiction

based on true: KIDS

romantic comedy: Love Actually, Chasing Amy, Garden State, Shes the One,

At 2:41 AM, Blogger Tay posited...

Drama: Gladiator
Romantic Comedy: Breakfast Club
Slapstick Comedy: Dumb and Dumber
Dark Comedy: Sideways
Sci-Fi: Matrix
Thriller: Scream
Musical: Phantom of the Opera
Western: American Outlaws
War: Saving Private Ryan
Crime: Strange Brew
Horror: none
Action: Matrix Revolutions
Fantasy: Return of the King
Animated: Shreck

At 7:14 AM, Blogger Johnny V posited...

Romantic Comedy: About a Boy
Slapstick Comedy: Holy Grail
Dark Comedy: Rushmore
Sci-Fi: Star Wars, Empire strike back
Thriller: Little Giants
Musical: Blues Brothers
Western: Pale Rider
War: We Were Soldiers
Crime: Pulp Fiction
Horror: they are all horrible.
Action: Brave Heart
Fantasy: LotR
Animated: Princess Mononoke

At 8:22 AM, Blogger mayah posited...

oooh i was going to throw rushmore into mine, but i thought of it too late. nice.

At 9:17 AM, Blogger Kid C posited...

Drama: Fight Club, Million Dollar Baby

Comedy: Office Space, Naked Gun

Sci-Fi: ET, Clash of the Titans

Thriller: 28 Days Later, Silence of the Lambs

Musical: History of the World (just for the Inquistion Song)

War: Saving Private Ryan

Crime: Pulp Fiction

Horror: The Shining, The Exorcist

Action: Scarface

Fantasy: LOTR

Animated: Aladdin

At 12:43 PM, Blogger Manda posited...

Drama: Requiem for a dream
Romantic Comedy: The bridget jones' diary movies (Yes, I am the suck)
Slapstick Comedy: Detroit Rock City, The monster squad
Dark Comedy: Better off Dead, Drop Dead Gorgeous, Jawbreaker
Sci-Fi: (okay so it's a sci-fi thriller) Pi and Alien
Thriller: 28 days later
Musical: Labyrinth
Western: The good, the bad and the ugly
Crime: Pulp fiction
Horror: A nightmare on elm street and alllllll the other freddy movies. Minus number two, because it was bad.
Action: Resevoir dogs(it's also crime-ish but I needed a slot for action)
Fantasy: LoTR
Animated: Shrek, Finding nemo, A lot of disney movies

At 1:34 PM, Blogger mayah posited...

foreign: that "i dare you to love me" or whatever that heartbreaking french movie was that kali told me about. it made me cry for about 2 hours straight. also goodbye lenin and lola rennt

At 3:45 PM, Blogger P "N" K posited...

Drama: Collateral, Million Dollar Baby

Romantic Comedy: Bewitched

Slapstick Comedy: Wedding Crashers, Spaceballs

Dark Comedy: Shawshank Redemption, Patton

Sci-Fi: The Empire Strikes Back, Independence Day

Thriller: The Langoliers

Musical: The Blues Brothers

Western: Maverick (yeah i know it's a fudge)

War: Saving Private Ryan

Crime: Pulp Fiction (doubles as favorite period)

Horror: The Birds (switchable with Silence probably)

Action: Gladiator

Fantasy: Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

Animated: The Lion King

At 3:49 PM, Blogger P "N" K posited...

Shawshank is probably placed wrong, but I didn't want to overload drama. Also Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Pirates of the Carribean, and Braveheart should all be on there somewhere, I just again didn't want to make one category with 4+ entries.

At 6:48 PM, Blogger Johnny V posited...

Parker, I put Little Giants under the Thriller category. Don't feel too guilty.

At 11:26 PM, Blogger Tom posited...

wait, wait, wait.... since when is the breakfast club a romantic comedy?

At 11:46 PM, Blogger matt posited...

Drama: The Shawshank Redemption,
Romantic Comedy: The Terminal (does that count???)
Slapstick Comedy: Dodgeball, anything done by Mel Brooks, especially Spaceballs and History of the World: Part I
Dark Comedy: Fargo
Sci-Fi: Gattica
Thriller: The Sixth Sense
Musical: The Phantom of the Opera
Western: The Quick and the Dead
War: The Patriot
Crime: Resevoir Dogs, The Godfather, Scarface
Horror: I tend to stay away from these. I did see saw II however, so there.
Action: The Punisher, Pulp Fiction
Fantasy: Lord of the Rings Series (duh)
Animated: The Jungle Book
Doc.: Supersize Me

At 8:37 AM, Blogger Kid C posited...

I like that Tay managed to spell Shrek wrong. Hopefully, that won't be on any entrance exams.


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