[Essentials] Movies by Genre

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    Movies by Genre
    Here's a different concept for the essentials thread.

    Instead of organizing movies by rank, this list will be organized by genre. There are 10 base genres here. You can list up to 10 movies of any genre that are your favorite. If they double genres, then I can list them in both. You can still vote for a movie that has already been entered. Your username will be listed next to the movie you voted instead of the number of votes, since the sheer number of movies will cause multiple votes to be infrequent.

    Make sure to identify the genre or genres of the movie yourself in your post. (it would save me a lot of grief)

    Explanations for Missing Genres​

    Western can be classified under Action and Drama.
    Musical can be classified under Comedy and Drama.
    Mystery can be classified under Action, Thriller, and Drama.
    Sports can be classified under Drama and Comedy.

    ACTION
    Action films usually include high energy and big-budget physical stunts - designed for pure audience escapism.
    Action

    ANIMATION
    Animated movies are films with lighthearted plots made of a sequence of artificially created images intended for children.
    Animation

    COMEDY
    Comedies are light-hearted plots consistently and deliberately designed to amuse and provoke laughter.
    Comedy

    DRAMA
    Dramas are serious and plot-driven, portraying realistic characters and stories involving intense character development.
    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    FANTASY

    Fantasies take the audience to otherworldly places where events are unlikely to occur in real life.
    Fantasy

    HORROR

    Horror films are designed to frighten and to invoke fears, often in a shocking finale, while captivating and entertaining.
    Horror

    SCIENCE-FICTION

    Sci-fi films are often quasi-scientific and imaginative - with heroes, aliens, distant planets and improbable settings.
    Science-Fiction

    ADVENTURE

    Adventure films are usually exciting, with new experiences or exotic locales, often paired with the action film genre.
    Adventure

    ROMANCE

    These are love stories of the heart that center on passion, emotion, and the romantic involvement of the characters.
    Romance

    THRILLER/SUSPENSE

    They are films known to promote excitement, suspense, a high level of anticipation and nerve-wracking tension.
    Thriller/Suspense
     


  2. ShawnTRods

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    Well done bro. This is great.
    1 movie per genre? this is going to be tough choice lol. Can you change it to 2 per genre?

    Cheers!
    (will edit this post and list my movies [​IMG]).
     
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    Probably not. It's going to be crowded if it became 2.
     
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    I'll just choose one movie for each category for now:

    +1 The Matrix [Action]
    +1 Pink Floyd's The Wall [Animation] (it's like half animation)
    +1 Shaun of the Dead [Comedy]
    +1 Gran Tarino [Drama]
    +1 Lord of the Rings (series) [Fantasy]
    +1 Silence of the Lambs [Horror] (can't think of a better suspense/horror film)
    +1 Star Trek (series) [Sci-Fi]

    EDIT: Changed my Sci-Fi entry to just Star Trek as a whole. They're either great (Star Trek II, III (I like it), IV, V (which isn't good at all but laughably hilarious), VI, First Contact, Insurrection, and the JJ Abrams one).
     
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    I guess yeah. It is a lot of hard work [​IMG].
    Thanks for doing this man!
     
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    You've obviously never seen Grave of the Fireflies. Or Urotsukid?ji.

    P.S Neither of those are my recommendations.
     
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    Just got one for Sci-Fi: The Time Machine (from 1960)
     
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    Yeah, I thought about that. I thought about just limiting to 5 picks without the genre rule but the problem with that is the fact that it'll probably be flooded with Science Fiction and Fantasy, and thus it could be genre limited.

    A solution would be to just place a single movie in two separate genres if it fits both.
     
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    You might want to seriously consider changing your description of fantasy. "Netherworld" is a term for hell, dude. You might want to try "otherworldly" instead, or something like that.

    PS

    I was gonna vote, but after I listed them down, I noticed they kind of overlapped genres too much. Oh, well...
    [​IMG]
     
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    Animation- princess monoke
    Comedy- Hot Fuzz
     
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    Fine.. I guess I should change the voting rules. Anyone have an idea on how this will go?

    I guess the whole 5 movies per person thing doesn't sound too bad..... sound good to everyone?
     
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    Sounds good to me [​IMG]
     
  14. KingdomBlade
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    Just changed it.

    Changed the limit to 10 movies, and now of any genre.

    Just make sure to identify which genre/genres they are please [​IMG]

    I removed the current votes, so there's no confusion.
     
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    Mean Girls [Comedy]


    srsly.

    EDIT: Summer Wars [Animation]
     
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    Alrighty then..
    Sci-Fi:
    - The Time Machine (1960)
    - The Butterfly Effect
    - Back to the Future 1-3
    - Frequently Asked Questions about Time Travel

    Comedy:
    - Shaun of the Dead
    - Hot Fuzz
    - Paul
    - Hangover
    - Tucker and Dale vs Evil
    - Control Alt Delete
     
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    Animation: All Pixar movies.
    Sci-fi movie: The Terminator 1 & 2.
     
  18. KingdomBlade
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    There are 11 Pixar movies which would bring your total to 13. You're going to have to cut down a few.

    EDIT: Nevermind, I just turned Toy Story into a series.
     
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    Brave heart [historical?]
    Contact [science-fiction]
    My Sassy Girl (korean, not american) [Drama]

    Animation has all the same possible genre than the one you listed, so it's difficult to select one.
    For me animation is not a genre, it's a media. An animated movie is still a movie, just with a different production system, it can be a drama, science-fiction, comedy, etc.
     
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    I removed the one-per-genre rule.

    You can select any movies from any genres now, as long as you limit the total to 10.