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What Else Is There To Watch?

There are many movies to watch, but sometimes those genres need a little specification.

By Samantha ParrishPublished 3 years ago 6 min read

The way I see it for the world of cinema, you can choose how you want to be entertained, you choose how you want the film to effect you

But finding they film in the cesspool of genres where the cinema isn’t categorized, that makes it tough to make the gamble. You might feel the same as I do that the genres needed to be more specific.

Its just endless scrolling with your family or your partner, believe me I’ve been there, done that too many times. I got tired of the same genres, so I made my own

You might find some familiar titles on here that’ll jog your memory that you wanted to watch it. You may have seen the title and thought, “I’m gonna watch it”. But the genres aren’t very specific to find that something to watch. I made something like that and I call it “the movie menu”

My friends know me as the selector for movies, but when my chance comes up I tend to draw a blank, and thus, I made the movie menu. So when my friends come over, they look at the selections, go to the one selection that intrigues them and we have found our movie.

Let me take you through a new list of genres, couple things to address before you see my cinema genre list that will give you some ideas for what to watch.

There are some movie titles I used for multiple genres, for two reasons,

1. most of the titles came from my shelf to be shared for how it fits into a genre, and because movies have endless possibilities for how you can be entertained.

2. I found that some of these movies had more than what they were made to be originally viewed as.

You don't have to see this list as something only for the cinema lovers, it's a wide plethora of anything that would be interesting to you. This was just a fun list to make to broaden the ideas for what can be watched.

It's up to you how you see this list and if the title of the movie within my genres appeals to you, like I said, you choose how you want to be entertained.

Before I send you onto this list, there is one more thing to address. Most of these films will have a side synopsis next to it just to explain why it is a part of this list. Most of these films, I can't explain because it just needs to be watched. The rest is up to you to know why it's listed in the genre.

Weird Indie

  • Personal Shopper (The movie that had people taking Kristen Stewart seriously)
  • Tragedy Girls (It's a brilliant film that is self-aware about social media that has to be weird for the commentary to work)
  • V/H/S (Who knew a movie around a VHS tape would actually be good, trust me on it, I was skeptic but now here I am talking about it)


  • The Replacements (Every one of the players is so oddly unique, you'll never forget them)
  • Ghostbusters
  • The Birdcage (Robin Williams and Nathan Lane at their quirkiest)
  • To Wong Foo, Thanks for everything, Julie Newmar (Quirky Drag Queens, nuff' said)

Simple and Sappy

  • Before We Go
  • Frankie and Johnny
  • Ghost
  • Pretty In Pink
  • Steel Magnolias

Crass with Class

  • Hot Fuzz
  • Inglorious Basterds
  • Kingsman: The Secret Service
  • Boondocks Saints
  • The Last Boy Scout
  • Django Unchained
  • Goodfellas
  • Once Upon A Time In Hollywood
  • Gangs Of New York
  • Reservoir Dogs
  • The Wolf of Wall Street
  • Die Hard

Goofy and Good

  • Real Genius (These geniuses are real, and the goofy shenanigans are a brilliant plan)
  • Back to School (Rodney Dangerfield going to college, that's the best way to explain in, I can't say any more about this goofy gem)
  • Overboard
  • The Blues Brothers
  • Crocodile Dundee
  • Overboard
  • Tootsie
  • Critters

Permanent Smile

  • Field of Dreams (Mark my words, you'll be smiling the first time you watch this film, and the fiftieth time you'll watch this film)
  • Pretty Woman
  • Cinderella Man
  • Fried Green Tomatoes
  • Mrs.Doubtfire
  • Scent of a Woman
  • Dirty Dancing
  • Little Miss Sunshine
  • Good Will Hunting
  • Parenthood (The spot-on depiction of what it means to be a family)
  • The American President

A Powerful Pick

  • Backdraft
  • Cinderella Man
  • Spirited Away
  • Erin Brockovich
  • Good Will Hunting
  • The Iron Giant
  • The Lion King
  • The Shawshank Redemption
  • Ghost
  • The American President
  • The Sixth Sense

Smart Concepts

  • In the line of fire (A brilliant cat and mouse game between a secret service agent and an assassin)
  • Mr. Brooks
  • Hostiles (A raw concept about the Americans and Indians)
  • Frequency
  • Tragedy girls
  • Pulp fiction
  • Spy game
  • Speed
  • The silence of the lambs
  • Crimson Tide
  • Extremely wicked, shockingly evil, and vile
  • Die Hard

So bad they’re good

  • Roadhouse (To today's standards, it's laughably bad, but you'll be laughing and that's the point)
  • Reindeer Games
  • The Stepford wives (2004)
  • Con Air
  • Cobra
  • Lethal Eviction
  • Space jam
  • Mars attacks!


  • Pretty Woman
  • To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything, Julie Newmar
  • Pretty In Pink
  • The Great Gatsby (2013)
  • Heathers
  • Marie Antoinette
  • Once upon a time in Hollywood

Unforgettable ending

  • Primal fear
  • Se7en
  • Identity (You'll find out why the title is called Identity)
  • Us
  • The Perfection
  • Fried Green Tomatoes
  • Shutter Island

Twist in Time

  • Once upon a time in Hollywood (What would it have been like if Sharon Tate lived)
  • Watchmen
  • Who framed Roger Rabbit
  • In the line of fire
  • Field of dreams

Violent Love Story

  • Vincent N Roxxy
  • True Romance
  • The Bodyguard
  • Natural Born Killers

Freaky But Funny

  • Venom
  • Beetlejuice
  • Tremors
  • Corpse Bride
  • Critters

Social Media

Tragedy Girls

Notable Quotable

  • The Breakfast Club (You won't be forgetting this movie)
  • Top Gun
  • The Shawshank Redemption
  • Forrest Gump
  • Field Of Dreams

Music Finds

  • Flashdance
  • Top Gun
  • The Blues Brothers
  • Reservoir Dogs
  • Philadelphia
  • Real Genius
  • Once Upon A Time In Hollywood
  • Scooby Doo on Zombie Island (In Scooby Doo's fifty year run has always had great music, this direct to DVD movie has the greatest)
  • Empire Records
  • Dirty Dancing
  • The Devil's Rejects
  • Roadhouse
  • The Bodyguard
  • Ferngully: The Last Rainforest
  • Cobra
  • Critters

Vocal Frustrations (Or Movies To Just Yell At)

  • Final Destination 3
  • Boondock Saints 2
  • Sliver


  • Philadelphia (A risky film about the awareness of AIDS and the impact on gay people)
  • Rift (A horror film with a gay couple, that's the best way to describe it)
  • Carol
  • The Birdcage
  • To Wong Foo, thanks for everything, Julie Newmar
  • Water Lilies
  • Kate’s Addiction


  • Crimson Tide
  • A Few Good Men
  • Good Morning Vietnam
  • Top Gun
  • Heartbreak Ridge
  • First Blood

Comedy and Action

  • American Ultra
  • Lethal Weapon
  • Central Intelligence
  • Tango and Cash
  • The Last Boy Scout
  • Spy
  • Hot Fuzz

Hidden Gems

  • Quigly Down Under
  • The Long Kiss Goodnignt
  • Frankie and Johnny
  • Real Genius
  • The Last Boy Scout
  • Awakenings
  • Thunderheart
  • Spy Game
  • Fire In The Sky (A true story about an alien abduction)

Fierce Females

  • Mulan
  • Maleficent
  • Die Hard With A Vengeance
  • The Heat
  • First Wives Club
  • Spy
  • The Long Kiss Goodnight

A Good Villain

  • The Hitcher (1986)
  • In The Line Of Fire
  • Inglorious Basterds
  • Sleeping Beauty
  • The Incredibles
  • Primal Fear
  • Gangs of New York
  • The Silence of The Lambs
  • Blade Runner
  • No County For Old Men

In the 1960s

  • Once upon a time in Hollywood
  • The bridges of Madison county
  • Jackie
  • Awakenings
  • Frequency
  • The Doors

In The 1970s

  • Boogie Nights
  • Lords Of Dogtown
  • Fire In The Sky
  • The Conjuring

Small Town Troubles

  • Roadhouse
  • Walking tall
  • Thunderheart
  • Fried Green Tomatoes
  • Fire In The Sky

Sports and…

  • Field Of Dreams (fantasy)
  • The Last Boy Scout (action)


  • The Replacements
  • Field Of Dreams
  • Last Holiday

Many Genres

  • Ghost (It's more than just a romantic movie)
  • Mulan (Disney's first war film with a healthy amount of drama and humor)

This creation of the sub genres of the sub genres will continue, I do plan on making a TV show version of this list. I hope that this list has helped out that tedious search for something interesting to watch or finally giving a chance to that one movie you debated on before you saw it categorized differently. As the timeless saying goes, it's all about perspective. I hope that my perspective of the idea to see beyond the original intent of the movie's purpose to see something else like I have.

Some of these films on this list I have created commentary articles for on my Vocal page. After you've done some watching of some of these films, you might be surprised to find one, two or ten articles about the movie you just watched.


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