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  1. IMDb's Top 250's icon

    IMDb's Top 250

    Favs/dislikes: 2725:105. The IMDb top 250 is probably the most well-known movie list in the world. It has earned this reputation through the fact that it has been composed by aggregating the votes of many normal moviegoers. In other words, this is a list by and for the people and not some elite movie-critics list.
  2. IMDb's 2010s Top 50's icon

    IMDb's 2010s Top 50

    Favs/dislikes: 574:39. The best movies of the 2010s.
  3. IMDb's Comedy Top 50's icon

    IMDb's Comedy Top 50

    Favs/dislikes: 195:27. Comedies are light-hearted plots consistently and deliberately designed to amuse and provoke laughter (with one-liners, jokes, etc.) by exaggerating the situation, the language, action, relationships and characters. This section describes various forms of comedy through cinematic history, including slapstick, screwball, spoofs and parodies, romantic comedies, black comedy (dark satirical comedy), and more.
  4. IMDb's 2000s Top 50's icon

    IMDb's 2000s Top 50

    Favs/dislikes: 434:22. The 2000s continued with the trend of big blockbusters, which drew in massive amounts of money with the eager audience. The fantasy genre in particular flourished due to the success of The Lord of the Rings trilogy. The fallen status of Superhero movies was also revived, in large part due to successful installments in the Batman and Spider-man series. Furthermore, computer-generated animations films became a force to be reckoned with, as they garnered much praise even from the critics.
  5. IMDb's Mini-Series Top 50's icon

    IMDb's Mini-Series Top 50

    Favs/dislikes: 88:18. The term "miniseries" is used to refer to a single finite story told in separately broadcast episodes. Before the term was coined, such a form was always called a "serial", in the same way that a novel appearing in episodes in successive editions of magazines or newspapers is called a serial.
  6. IMDb's Sci-Fi Top 50's icon

    IMDb's Sci-Fi Top 50

    Favs/dislikes: 464:17. Sci-fi films are often quasi-scientific, visionary and imaginative - complete with heroes, aliens, distant planets, impossible quests, improbable settings, fantastic places, great dark and shadowy villains, futuristic technology, unknown and unknowable forces, and extraordinary monsters. Science fiction often expresses the potential of technology to destroy humankind and easily overlaps with horror films, particularly when technology or alien life forms become malevolent, as in the "Atomic Age" of sci-fi films in the 1950s.
  7. IMDb's Documentary Top 50's icon

    IMDb's Documentary Top 50

    Favs/dislikes: 149:16. Strictly speaking, documentary films are non-fictional, factual works of art. Originally, the earliest documentaries were either short newsreels, instructional pictures, or travelogues (termed actualities) without any creative story-telling or staging. But they have branched out and taken many forms, and have sometimes become propagandistic and non-objective. Mockumentaries are comedic parodies of documentaries. Some documentaries have been considered propagandistic.
  8. IMDB Top 1000's icon

    IMDB Top 1000

    Favs/dislikes: 545:15. An extended version of the IMDB top films (found at the site through advanced search) that includes 1000 titles. Lowest rating: 7.6 Last update: October 2022 (previous data: March 2018, April 2017, March 2016, August 2015, February 2015, September 2014, April 2014, August 2013, March 2013, December 2012) You can check previous versions by clicking the little green chart icon.
  9. IMDb's Animation Top 50's icon

    IMDb's Animation Top 50

    Favs/dislikes: 356:14. Animations are not a strictly-defined genre category, but rather a film technique, although they often contain genre-like elements. Also includes claymation (use of clay objects), anime (a style of animation with its roots in Japanese comic books, usually adult-oriented sci-fi and fantasy) or CGI (computer-generated animation). Animated films are often considered kids or family-oriented films, although they may be enjoyed by all ages.
  10. IMDb's Shorts Top 50's icon

    IMDb's Shorts Top 50

    Favs/dislikes: 229:13. Any title, specifically a "feature", with a running time of less than 45 minutes ie. 44 minutes or less. As such, shorts is not a genre category but a collection of films with a maximum specific length. Therefore, a short can be of any genre, although animation is one of the most prevalent.
  11. IMDb's 1970s Top 50's icon

    IMDb's 1970s Top 50

    Favs/dislikes: 196:11. Although the 1970s opened with Hollywood experiencing a financial and artistic depression, the decade became a creative high point in the US film industry. Restrictions on language, adult content and sexuality, and violence had loosened up, and these elements became more widespread. The counter-culture of the time had influenced Hollywood to be freer, to take more risks and to experiment with alternative, young film makers (nicknamed "Movie Brats"), as old Hollywood professionals and old-style moguls died out and a new generation of film makers arose and caused Hollywood to be renewed and reborn.
  12. IMDb's Horror Top 50's icon

    IMDb's Horror Top 50

    Favs/dislikes: 243:11. Horror films are designed to frighten and to invoke our hidden worst fears, often in a terrifying, shocking finale, while captivating and entertaining us at the same time in a cathartic experience. Horror films feature a wide range of styles, from the earliest silent Nosferatu classic, to today's CGI monsters and deranged humans. They are often combined with science fiction when the menace or monster is related to a corruption of technology, or when Earth is threatened by aliens. There are many sub-genres of horror: slasher, teen terror, serial killers, satanic, Dracula, Frankenstein, etc.
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    IMDb's 1990s Top 50

    Favs/dislikes: 385:10. In the 90s, the belief was sustained that expensive, high-budget films with expensive special effects meant quality. However, the independently-distributed film movement was also proving that it could compete (both commercially and critically) with Hollywood's costly output. This decade also marked the advent of the home viewing of movies, in part made possible by the digital revolution that allowed movies to be greatly modified even after shooting.
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    IMDb's Action Top 50

    Favs/dislikes: 260:9. Action films usually include high energy, big-budget physical stunts and chases, possibly with rescues, battles, fights, escapes, destructive crises, non-stop motion, spectacular rhythm and pacing, and adventurous, often two-dimensional 'good-guy' heroes battling 'bad guys' - all designed for pure audience escapism. Includes the James Bond 'fantasy' spy/espionage series, martial arts films, and so-called 'blaxploitation' films. A major sub-genre is the disaster film.
  15. IMDb's Independent Top 50's icon

    IMDb's Independent Top 50

    Favs/dislikes: 246:9. Independent is not a strict genre category, but is rather a grouping of films that are financed outside the regular channels of big production companies. Not being tied to those production companies, independent films often dare to tread outside the more familiar paths used by those companies.
  16. IMDb's Romance Top 50's icon

    IMDb's Romance Top 50

    Favs/dislikes: 145:9. A sub-genre for the most part, this category shares some features with romantic dramas, romantic comedies, and sexual/erotic films. These are love stories, or affairs of the heart that center on passion, emotion, and the romantic, affectionate involvement of the main characters (usually a leading man and lady), and the journey that their love takes through courtship or marriage. Romance films make the love story the main plot focus.
  17. IMDb's Family Top 50's icon

    IMDb's Family Top 50

    Favs/dislikes: 161:8. These are non-offensive, wholesome, and entertaining films that do not include topics or scenes with violence, foul language and other profanity, religious issues, gratuitous sexuality and so on, and are specifically designed for children 12 and under (or for family viewing). Children's and family-oriented films may actually be suitable for all age groups, and cover a wide range of genre categories (comedy, adventure, fantasy, musicals, etc.).
  18. IMDb's Fantasy Top 50's icon

    IMDb's Fantasy Top 50

    Favs/dislikes: 274:8. Fantasy films, usually considered a sub-genre, are most likely to overlap with the film genres of science fiction and horror, although they are distinct. Fantasies take the audience to netherworld places (or another dimension) where events are unlikely to occur in real life - they transcend the bounds of human possibility and physical laws. They often have an element of magic, myth, wonder, and the extraordinary.
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    IMDb's Film-Noir Top 50

    Favs/dislikes: 338:8. Film noir ('black film') is a branch of the crime/gangster sagas from the 1930s. Strictly speaking, film noir is not a genre, but rather the mood, style or tone of various American films that evolved between the 1940s and 1960s. However, film noir has re-occurred in cyclical form in other years in various neo-noirs. Noirs are usually black and white films with primary moods of melancholy, alienation, bleakness, disillusionment, disenchantment, pessimism, ambiguity, moral corruption, evil, guilt and paranoia. They often feature a cynical, loner hero (anti-hero) and femme fatale, in a seedy big city.
  20. IMDb's Musical Top 50's icon

    IMDb's Musical Top 50

    Favs/dislikes: 150:8. Musical/dance films are cinematic forms that emphasize full-scale scores or song and dance routines in a significant way (usually with a musical or dance performance integrated as part of the film narrative), or they are films that are centered on combinations of music, dance, song or choreography. Major subgenres include the musical comedy or the concert film.
  21. IMDb's Sport Top 50's icon

    IMDb's Sport Top 50

    Favs/dislikes: 94:8. Films that have a sports setting (football or baseball stadium, arena, or the Olympics, etc.), event (the 'big game,' 'fight,' 'race,' or 'competition'), and/or athlete (boxer, racer, surfer, etc.) that are central and predominant in the story. Sports films may be fictional or non-fictional; and they are a hybrid sub-genre category, although they are often dramas or comedy films, and occasionally documentaries or biopics.
  22. IMDb's Thriller Top 50's icon

    IMDb's Thriller Top 50

    Favs/dislikes: 261:8. Thrillers are often hybrids with other genres - there are action-thrillers, western-thrillers, film-noir thrillers, even romantic comedy-thrillers. Another closely-related genre is the horror film genre. Thriller and suspense films are virtually synonymous and interchangeable categorizations. They are types of films known to promote intense excitement, suspense, a high level of anticipation, ultra-heightened expectation, uncertainty, anxiety, and nerve-wracking tension. The acclaimed Master of Suspense is Alfred Hitchcock. Spy films may be considered a type of thriller/suspense film.
  23. IMDb's 1910s Top 50's icon

    IMDb's 1910s Top 50

    Favs/dislikes: 87:7. Movies really started making an impact in the 1910s, with audiences demanding more complicated plots and more information on the stars. This led to the rise of the great studios and the construction of many movie theaters. It was also a decade of innovation, with both the technology and the medium itself. D.W. Griffith's epic Birth of a Nation in particular helped film-making make a giant leap forward. The most popular genres were westerns, melodramas and slapstick comedies.
  24. IMDb's 1980s Top 50's icon

    IMDb's 1980s Top 50

    Favs/dislikes: 224:7. The decade of the 1980s tended to consolidate the gains made in the seventies rather than to initiate any new trends. Designed and packaged for mass audience appeal, few 80s films became what could be called 'classics'. The era was characterized by the introduction of 'high-concept' films - with cinematic plots that could be easily characterized by one or two sentences (25 words or less) - and therefore easily marketable and understandable. The 80s also were the decade in which the sequel-mania really took off, which often resulted in hastily-made, inferior knockoffs made by lesser film-makers.
  25. IMDb's Drama Top 50's icon

    IMDb's Drama Top 50

    Favs/dislikes: 248:7. Dramas are serious, plot-driven presentations, portraying realistic characters, settings, life situations, and stories involving intense character development and interaction. Usually, they are not focused on special-effects, comedy, or action, Dramatic films are probably the largest film genre, with many subsets. See also the melodramas, epics (historical dramas), or romantic genres. Dramatic biographical films (or "biopics") are a major sub-genre, as are 'adult' films (with mature subject content).
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