Tuesday, September 23, 2008

The "Greatest" Films in "Classic" Genres

I was inspired buy AFI’s list of America’s 10 Greatest Films in 10 Classic Genres. I have decided to do my own list. AFI's list mostly focus on “Classic Movies” I will try to keep it more in the present but there are some “Classic Movies” that just define a genre. I also will explore other genres and sub-genres that have been made popular today.

Animation: Wall-E (2008)
Biography (Biopic): A Beautiful Mind (2001)
Black Comedy: Fight Club (1999)
Dick Flick: Crank (2006) OR Smokin’ Aces (2006)
Crime: The Boondock Saints (1999) OR American History X (1998)
Courtroom Drama: A Few Good Men (1992)
Cult: Pulp Fiction (1994)


Religious Epic: The Passion of the Christ (2004)
Historic Epic: Schindler's List (1993)
War Epic: Saving Private Ryan (1998)

Fantasy: Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) OR Big Fish (2003)
Gangster: The Godfather (1972) AND Gangs of New York (2002)
Graphic Novel: Sin City (2005)
Heist: Snatch (2000)
Horror: El Orfanato (The Orphanage) (2007)
Indies: Memento (2000) OR Donnie Darko (2001)
Musical: The Phantom of the Opera (2004)
Mystery: American Psycho (2000)
Parody: Spaceballs (1987)
Period Film: Atonement (2007)
Prison: The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
Romantic Comedy: When Harry Met Sally (1989)
Science Fiction: Star War: A New Hope (1977)


Boxing: Cinderella Man (2005)
Football: Friday Night Lights (2004)
Ice Hockey: The Mighty Ducks (1992)
Racing: Driven (2000)
MMA: Never Back Down(2008)
Track & Field: Prefontaine (1997)

Superhero: The Dark Knight (2008) AND Iron Man (2008)
Swords and Sandals: Gladiator (2000)
Torture Porn: Saw (2004) OR Hostel (2005)
Western: Tombstone (1993)

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