“A cinema has no boundaries; it a ribbon of dreams.”

-Orsen Welles

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Lights! Camera! Action! Looks like we have another movie buff here and we couldn’t be more excited. As a movie buff, the world of cinema is your oyster and the options to pick from are endless. Watching a film often has the ability to act as an escape from reality, a much-needed break, and even a fun activity to do with a group, or on your own. If you’re looking out for films to watch across various genres, we have got you covered!


  1. Musicals

The aspect that is bound to capture the audience while watching a musical is the ability of songs in the film to touch the hearts of every single viewer. The songs in these films are placed in such an appropriate manner that they capture the exact sentiment of the character and their emotions as well. Music has the ability to make one feel happy, sad, distraught, anxious, etc. and musicals do exactly that. It is through songs that the narrative is completed and explored in a film of this genre. If you are not very well acquainted with musicals, you can consider watching Cats, Lion King, Work It, Bohemian Rhapsody, etc.

  1. Adventure

Are you in for a thrilling and mysterious journey into some of the most exquisite adventure films of all time? These films are specially designed to give you an experience like never before. If you are not one for the violent kind of films, these films help you live on the edge through the characters and navigate through secret passages, conquests, and explorations. Sounds fun, doesn’t it? Some of the classic adventure films include The Three Musketeers, The Prisoner of Zelda, and The Thief of Bagdad. Some others you must be sure to add to your watch list include Jumanji, Logan, The Mummy, The Martian, etc.

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  1. Fantasy

Wouldn’t it be great to escape into a world where the possibilities are endless? Well, that’s exactly what fantasy films have in store for you. They are basically fiction films that have the ability to transport you into another dimension. They popularly contain elements of myth, magic, and wonder and are sure to leave you in awe. Seeing flying carpets, dragons, and pixie dust are not uncommon in fantasy films. Some of the most popular ones you should get your hands on include Shazam, Maleficent, Fantastic Beasts, Dr. Dolittle, Ready Player One, and many more.

  1. Horror

There are a wide array of individuals globally that enjoy watching films belonging to this genre. These films are created purely for the purpose of creating fright and panic in the minds of the viewers. These films are known to plan on aspects of one’s life like nightmares, alienation, vulnerability, etc.  It is common to see some aspects of science fiction in horror films, for example when there are aliens and monsters involved. Some films you can watch and have a spookfest with include The Silence, The Invisible Man, Veronica, Underwater, Brightburn, and many more.

  1. Animated

This genre does not require an introduction, as it is one most of us grew up with right by our side. One of the most striking factors about animated films is that they always manage to communicate a message loud and clear through the film’s narrative. Makers of these films also put in the extra effort to tell a story in a unique manner, thus helping the value of the story stick in the minds and hearts of its viewers. The best part about this genre is that it is not restricted to age, whether young or young at heart, these films are bound to act as feel-goods for you. Some of the most popular ones you must watch include Inside Out, Ratatouille, Monsters Inc., Moana, etc.


  1. Action

If you enjoy high-impact films with high-energy, stunts, car chases, martial arts, narrow escapes, etc. this is the genre for you. Films that fall under this genre often include road films and adventure films too. These films often witness the protagonist battling it out against all odds and emerging victorious. Action films are sure to entice you and keep you gripped to the screen throughout. Some of the most popular ones across the globe include Blade of the Immortal, Plan B, Avengers, Jurassic Park, Deadpool, Suicide Squad, Justice League, Tang Ren Jie Tan An, Goldfinger, and many more.

  1. Drama

Films that occupy a place under this genre are usually ones that have a resemblance to real-life situations viewers go through on a daily basis. These films portray a realistic representation of society and conflict. This genre is a rather broad one, as it contains other sub-genres as well; like courtroom dramas, crime films, biopics, and much more. Drama films tackle social issues, political problems, race, and cast issues, etc. some of the top drama films you must get your hands on are Lion, Before you Go, Dunkirk, Parasite, Five Feet Apart, Call me by your Name, etc.

  1. Thriller

Are you’re looking for an unpredictable night of suspense and excitement? Well, then this is just the right genre for you. The films in this genre ensure they keep your energy levels high from beginning to end. These films also often have cliff-hangers and very impactful climaxes. Thrillers usually involve conflict between the protagonist and some outside force. The characters in these films battle through tricky and dangerous situations and are guaranteed to help you have an enjoyable time. Some of the top thriller films you must watch are The Platform, Glass, Extraction, A Quiet Place, Mother, Us, etc.

  1. Romance

This is one of the most popular genres out there are it has a huge fan base. Romantic movies entail love stories, affairs, teenage crushes, infatuation, and much more. Some of the films in this genre also involve the characters fighting towards overcoming obstacles in their life and battling through financial issues, inequality, physical and psychological ailments, and much more. These films tap into the emotions and feelings of the audience and will be sure to make you smile and shed a tear at the same time. Some of the most popular romantic films of all time include The Notebook, About Time, After We, Collided, Remember Me, The Lucky One, The Holiday, Crazy, Stupid, Love, and many more.

  1. Comedy

If you are looking for a film to make you laugh out loud, this genre is the one for you. You can sit back and forget all your issues of the day with one of these films and be rejuvenated instantly. These films can also be categorized as light-hearted dramas and aim to amuse and entertain the audience. These films often depict the realities of life and portray the struggles, failures, joys, and sufferings in a humorous manner. There are various sub-genres under comedy; namely, slapstick, deadpan, verbal, screwball, dark comedy, parody, etc. Some of the films you can have a good laugh with under this genre include The Hangover, Ted, Yes Man, Due Date, Game Night, Horrible Bosses, and many more.

Now that you have all the information you need about the top 10 film genres in the entertainment industry, you’re all set for a fun-filled adventure. Films act as an escape from all our issues and difficulties and what better way to get your mind off things than sitting back and enjoying a film from one of your favorite genres? So, why wait any longer? Grab the popcorn and gear up to have the time of your life!