Ten Best Lists - Genre

As patently silly as it is to list Top 10, or 'best' films, as arbitrary as it inevitably must be, there comes a time to set some markers. The listed films are Filmycks favourites, a certified solid-gold viewing experience for fans of the site. The intention is to give credible nominations in many areas, hopefully to round out anyone's 'must see' wish list.

Cinema is a broad church, and there is much to explore, hopefully these lists help.
*Where a Filmycks review is completed a link will eventually be attached, or thumbnail sketches will be provided in the interim.

 Let the Top 10 Genre silliness begin.....

 

 

 

 

Ten Best Film Noir's of All Time

1. Double Indemnity
2. Out of the Past 
3. On The Waterfront
4. The Killers
5. The Asphalt Jungle
6. Sweet Smell of Success
7. Ace in the Hole
8. The Big Sleep
9. Body and Soul
10. The Maltese Falcon

Ten Best Western Films of All Time

1. The Searchers
2. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
3. Red River
4. The Ox Bow Incident
5. McCabe and Mrs Miller
6. Unforgiven
7. Stagecoach
8. Shane
9. The Gunfighter
10. Little Big Man

Ten Best Science Fiction Films of All Time

1. 2001 A Space Odyssey
2. Solaris
3. Alien
4. Blade Runner
5. Silent Running
6. The Empire Strikes Back
7. Aliens
8. Planet Of The Apes
9. Terminator II
10. Stalker

Ten Best War Films of All Time

1. Paths of Glory
2. King and Country
3. La Grande Illusion
4. They Were Expendable
5. Das Boot
6. Downfall
7. Apocalypse Now
8. The Deer Hunter
9. Full Metal Jacket
10. Wooden Crosses

Ten Best Comedies of All Time

1. The Life of Brian
2. Some Like it Hot
3. Zelig
4. His Girl Friday
5. The Lady Eve
6. This is Spinal Tap
7. The Royal Tenebaums
8. Local Hero
9. Groundhog Day
10. Tootsie
= 10. Blazing Saddles

Ten Best Thrillers of All Time

1. North By Northwest
2. Les Diaboliques
3. Notorious
4. Silence of the Lambs
5. Seven
6. Rear Window
7. Le Samourai
8. Cape Fear (1991)
9. The Wages of Fear
10. The French Connection

Ten Best Horror Films of All Time

1. The Innocents
2. The Exorcist
3. Bride of Frankenstein
4. The Shining
5. Eyes Without a Face
6. Let The Right One In (Swedish)
7. The Seventh Victim
8.Freaks 
9. Dracula (1931)
10. Rosemary's Baby
= 10. Jaws

Ten Best Political Films of All Time

1. All the Presidents Men
2. JFK
3. 3 Days of the Condor
4. Dr Strangelove
5. The Manchurian Candidate
6. Blow Out
7. The Lives of Others
8. The Parallax View
9. The Day of The Jackal
10. Mississipi Burning

Ten Best Fantasy/Comic Book Films of All Time

1. Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
2. The Dark Knight
3. Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring
4. V for Vendetta
5. X-Men 2
6. Captain America
7. Batman Begins
8. The Avengers
9. Galaxy Quest
10. Spider Man 2

Ten Best Action Films of All Time

1. Die Hard
2. The Bourne Ultimatum
3. Casino Royale
4. Raiders of the Lost Ark
5. The Bourne Identity
6. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
7. Kill Bill Vol 2
8. The Rock
9. Con Air
10. Face/Off

Ten Best Period/Costume Films of All Time

1. Barry Lyndon
2. Age of Innocence
3. Sense and Sensibility (Ang Lee)
4. Much Ado about Nothing
5. Remains of the Day
6. Madame Bovary (Chabrol)
7. A Room With a View
8. The Leopard
9. Shakespeare in Love
10. Wings of The Dove  
=10. Ridicule

Ten Best Crime Films of All Time

1. The Godfather II
2. The Getaway
3. Heat
4. Goodfellas
5. The Godfather
6. Body Heat
7. The Grifters
8. The Long Good Friday
9. A Simple Plan
10. Get Carter

Ten Best Musicals of All Time

1. My Fair Lady
2. A Hard Day's Night
3. Singin' In The Rain
4. The Red Shoes
5. On The Town
6. West Side Story
7. Cabaret
8. A Star is Born
9. Quadrophenia
10. Jesus Christ Superstar

Ten Best Films on Film

1. 8 1/2
2. Sunset Boulevard
3. The Player
4. Barton Fink
5. Shadow of the Vampire
6. Adaptation
7. Gods and Monsters
8. The Day of the Locust
9. Day For Night
10. Boogie Nights
10. Swimming with Sharks

Ten Best Period Adventure Films of All Time

1. The Adventures of Robin Hood
2. The Man Who Would Be King
3. Raiders of The Lost Ark
4. Gunga Din
5. Beau Geste (1939)
6. King Kong (1931)
7. The Thief of Bagdad
8. The Mark of Zorro
9. The Lives of a Bengal Lancer
10. The Charge of the Light Brigade

 And some Filmycks specialty sub-genre's to feed the mind further.....

Ten Best Poetic Realist Films

1. La Règle du jeu  (The Rules of The Game)
2. Le Quai Des Brumes  (Port of Shadows)
3. La Bête Humaine  (The Human Beast)
4. Les Enfants Du Paradis
5. L'Atalante
6. La Grande Illusion
7. Les Bas-Fonds  (The Lower Depths)
8. Pepe Le Moko
9. Le Jour se lève  (Daybreak)
10. Hôtel du Nord

Ten Best Nouvelle Vague Films

1. Jules et Jim
2. The 400 Blows
3. Hiroshima, Mon Amour
4. Breathless
5. Les Amants
6. Le Mepris
7. Bande A Parte
8. Le Feu Follet
9. Une Femme Mariée
10. Moderato Cantabile

Ten Best Post Nouvelle Vague French Films

1. Au Revoir Les Enfants
2. The White Ribbon
3. Amelie
4. Army of Shadows
5. White Material
6. La Cérémonie
7. The Hedgehog
8. Time of the Wolf
9. Criminal Lovers
10. Joyeux Noël

And from our British film expert Johnny Socha,

Top Ten British Realist Films of All Time

1. Kes – Ken Loach
2. Ratcatcher – Lynne Ramsay
3. Made in Britain – Alan Clarke
4. Saturday Night, Sunday Morning – Karel Reisz
5. This Sporting Life – Lindsay Anderson
6. The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner – Tony Richardson
7. Billy Liar – John Schlesinger
8. My Childhood - Bill Douglas
9. Bronco Bullfrog – Barney Platts-Mills
10. Love on the Dole – John Baxter