Five Favourite Films from Every Genre

Using IMDb's categories I have attempted to list my five favourite films from each specific genre. To keep repeats down I have only included a film once despite some being able to fit into several potential categories.

The list of genres are as follows (it may be easier to change to list view to follow the ranking and genre):

Action
Adventure
Animation
Biography
Comedy
Crime
Documentary
Drama
Family
Fantasy
Film-Noir
History
Horror
Independent
Music
Musical
Mystery
Romance
Sci-Fi
Short
Sport
Thriller
TV mini-series
War
Western

Read notes
  • RoboCop
  • The Terminator
  • Commando
  • Die Hard
  • Fist of Fury
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • Back to the Future
  • The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
  • North by Northwest
  • The Thief of Bagdad
  • My Neighbor Totoro
  • Bambi
  • The Iron Giant
  • When the Wind Blows
  • Alice
  • The Passion of Joan of Arc
  • The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
  • The Elephant Man
  • Mirror
  • The Social Network
  • The Apartment
  • Airplane!
  • Annie Hall
  • Harold and Maude
  • The Ladykillers
  • Badlands
  • Le Samouraï
  • Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion
  • Chinatown
  • Rashomon
  • The Great White Silence
  • 7 Up
  • Salesman
  • The War Game
  • We Are Together
  • 12 Angry Men
  • Winter Light
  • The Graduate
  • The Double Life of Veronique
  • In the Mood for Love
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Jurassic Park
  • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
  • The Muppet Christmas Carol
  • Safety Last!
  • A Matter of Life and Death
  • Harvey
  • King Kong
  • Where the Wild Things Are
  • After Life
  • Sweet Smell of Success
  • The Big Sleep
  • Double Indemnity
  • In a Lonely Place
  • Night and the City
  • Passenger
  • Lawrence of Arabia
  • The Battle of Algiers
  • All the President's Men
  • Dog Day Afternoon
  • The Shining
  • The Thing
  • Alien
  • The Night of the Hunter
  • Vampyr
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  • Night of the Living Dead
  • Apocalypse Now
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
  • Mulholland Drive
  • The Red Shoes
  • Autumn Sonata
  • Three Colors: Blue
  • Control
  • Amadeus
  • Singin' in the Rain
  • Dancer in the Dark
  • Cabaret
  • The Blues Brothers
  • All That Jazz
  • Vertigo
  • The Maltese Falcon
  • Rope
  • Citizen Kane
  • The Last Wave
  • Casablanca
  • Before Sunset
  • Brief Encounter
  • Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
  • Punch-Drunk Love
  • Blade Runner
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • La Jetée
  • Children of Men
  • Dead Man's Letters
  • The Hand
  • Hedgehog in the Fog
  • The Red Balloon
  • The Cat With Hands
  • The Man Who Planted Trees

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