Hollywood Must-Watch for Dummies!

Couple of my students have been asking me to give them a list of must-watch Hollywood films (which is a very difficult task IMO).Here I am gonna list out five movies per genre, that used the best out of their respective genre potential. I am also going to mention the sub-genres in parenthesis.

Ps: Once again, this isn’t “THE BEST” film list, I am trying to give a taste of Film Genres to newbies.

Comedy:

Whats Up, Doc (Screwball) , 1972

Young Frankenstein (Parody), 1974

Airplane (Spoof) , 1980

Borat (Mockumentary), 2006

The Hangover (Stoner), 2009

Horror:

The exorcist (Haunting), 1973

The Texas chainsaw massacre (Slasher), 1974

The shining (Psychological), 1980

Cannibal Holocaust (Splatter), 1980

The blair witch project (FoundFootage), 1999

Crime:

Psycho (Serial Killer), 1960

A clockwork orange (Dystopian), 1971

The Godfather (Gangster), 1972

The Silence of the Lambs (Serial Killer), 1991

Se7en (NeoNoir), 1995

Drama:

It happened one night (Romance), 1934

The thin red line (War), 1998

American Beauty (Comedy), 1999

Zodiac (Mystery), 2007

The tree of life (Experimental), 2011

Sci-Fi:

2001: A Space Odyssey (Alternate), 1968

Close encounters of the third kind (Alien), 1977

Alien (Horror) , 1979

Back to the future (Adventure), 1985

Children of Men(Drama), 2006

Fantasy:

Wizard of Oz (Musical), 1939

StarWars (Sci-fi), 1977

ET (Sci-fi), 1982

Donnie Darko (Psychological), 2001

Lord of the Rings Trilogy (Alternate), 2001

Action:

Terminator II: The Judgement Day (Sci-Fi), 1991

Kill Bill Duology ( Spaghetti Western), 2003

Predator (Sci-Fi), 1987

Heat (Crime), 1995

Sin City (Neo Noir), 2005

Go Ahead! Watch’em all!

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