A Movie Log

A blog formerly known as Bookishness

By Charles Matthews

By Genre

Action-Adventure 
Everything from comic-book superhero movies to soldier-of-fortune adventures.
American Sniper
Ant-Man
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
Avengers: Age of Ultron
Ballad of a Soldier
Bardelys the Magnificent
Barry Lyndon
The Bridge on the River Kwai
Brute Force
Captain America: Civil War
Deadpool
Duel in the Sun
For a Few Dollars More
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
The Grim Game
Gunga Din
Heaven's Gate
High Noon
House of Flying Daggers
Interstellar
Jamaica Inn
The Jungle Book
Jurassic World
Kagemusha
Lawrence of Arabia
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Magnificent Seven
Man Hunt
The Mark of Zorro
The Martian
Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol
Mission: Impossible -- Rogue Nation
Mission: Impossible III
No Country for Old Men
North by Northwest
Omar
Only Angels Have Wings
The Outlaw and His Wife
The Prisoner of Zenda
Red River
The Revenant
Rio Bravo
The Searchers
Seven Samurai
Shane
Sicario
Son of Saul
Spectre
Star Trek Into Darkness
Star Wars: Episode VII -- The Force Awakens
Theeb
To Have and Have Not
Tomorrowland
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
28 Days Later
We Were Strangers
The Wild Bunch
Woman in the Moon
World on a Wire
Young and Innocent

Animation
Movies that are fully animated, as opposed to those heavily dependent on CGI effects. I excluded, for example, The Jungle Book (Jon Favreau, 2016), because although the background and the animal characters are animated, the film consists of live action performed before a green screen.
Anomalisa
Inside Out
Shaun the Sheep Movie
Zootopia

Backstage Drama
Theater, film, and TV stages, and in a few cases, like Inside Llewyn Davis, the world of musical performance.
All About Eve
The Artist
Bad Education
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
Clouds of Sils Maria
Day for Night
8 1/2
The Entertainer
A Face in the Crowd
Floating Weeds
42nd Street
Hail, Caesar!
A Hard Day's Night
Inside Llewyn Davis
The King of Comedy
The Last Métro
Magic Mike XXL
Once
Radio Days
Sawdust and Tinsel
Show Boat
Singin' in the Rain
Stage Beauty
Stage Fright
A Story of Floating Weeds

Svengali
Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!
Veronika Voss

Coming-of-Age Story
Any film that deals with young people, or sees the adult world from their point of view.
Amarcord
An Angel at My Table
Antoine and Colette
Aparajito
Au Revoir les Enfants
Blue Is the Warmest Color
Boyhood
Brooklyn
Cinema Paradiso
City of God
David Copperfield
Dazed and Confused
Downhill
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
Fanny and Alexander
Flight of the Red Balloon
The 400 Blows
Frances Ha
Fugitive Pieces
Gigi
The Graduate
Ida
I Flunked, But....
An Inn in Tokyo
I Was Born But....
Inside Out
The Jungle Book
The Kid With a Bike 
Masculin Féminin
Mean Girls
The Mirror
Mon Oncle Antoine
Moonlight Serenade
My Life as a Dog
Pather Panchali
Poil de Carotte
Rebel Without a Cause
The River
Room
Rushmore
Splendor in the Grass
Summer With Monika
Theeb
Touki Bouki
The World of Apu
Yi Yi
Y Tu Mamá También

Courtroom Drama
Movies in which a trial scene takes up a large part of the film, or provides a film's denouement.
Anatomy of a Murder
A Free Soul
Fury
I Confess
No End
The Story of Temple Drake
A War

Crime Drama
Everything from gangster films (GoodFellas) to film noir (The Big Sleep).
Acattone
Alphaville
Anatomy of a Murder
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
Assassin(s)
Bad Education
The Beggar's Opera
Bernie
The Big Sleep
The Blackbird
Black Mass
Blood Simple
Blue Velvet
Bonnie and Clyde
Brute Force
Cape Fear (1962)
Cape Fear (1991)
Casque d'Or
La Chienne
Chinatown
City of God
The Conversation
Crimes and Misdemeanors
Death of a Cyclist
Diabolique
Double Indemnity
Dr. Mabuse the Gambler
Eastern Promises
Elena
Family Plot
Gangs of New York
GoodFellas
The Grim Reaper
La Haine
The Hateful Eight
High and Low
Hôtel du Nord
I Confess
In a Lonely Place
Inherent Vice
In the Realm of the Senses
Jackie Brown
Key Largo
The Killers
The Lady From Shanghai
The Ladykillers
Laura
Leviathan
M
The Maltese Falcon
Man Hunt
The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934)
Maria Full of Grace
Masques
A Most Violent Year
Mr. Arkadin
Mulholland Dr.
The Murderer Lives at Number 21
Niagara
Nightcrawler
The Night of the Hunter
No Country for Old Men
North by Northwest
Oldboy
Oliver Twist
On the Waterfront
Pandora's Box
Pépé le Moko
Pickpocket
Pierrot le Fou
The Postman Always Rings Twice
Psycho
Pulp Fiction
Rear Window
Rififi
Rope
Sada
Le Samouraï
Sherlock Holmes
Sicario
Stage Fright
Story of a Love Affair
The Story of Temple Drake

Stray Dog
Sunset Blvd.
Taxi Driver
The Testament of Dr. Mabuse
That Night's Wife
The Threepenny Opera
Three Colors: Red
Touch of Evil
Traffic
Under the Roofs of Paris
The Vanishing
Vertigo
Young and Innocent

Detective Drama
Films in which the detective is the protagonist.
Alphaville
The Big Sleep
Chinatown
Dial M for Murder
High and Low
Inherent Vice
The Killers
Laura
M
The Maltese Falcon
The Murderer Lives at Number 21
Sherlock Holmes
Stray Dog
The Testament of Dr. Mabuse

Documentary
Any purportedly non-fiction film.
Close-Up
Goodbye to Language
Listen to Me Marlon
Man With a Movie Camera
Night and Fog
The Sorrow and the Pity

Domestic Comedy 
Movies that center on families or married couples and are funny.
Bed and Board
Boudu Saved From Drowning
Carnival in Flanders
A Day in the Country
Equinox Flower
Good Morning
Hannah and Her Sisters
A House Divided 
A Lesson in Love
Mr. & Mrs. Smith
The Patsy
Radio Days
The Royal Tenenbaums
The Rules of the Game
A Serious Man
A Slightly Pregnant Man
Three Colors: White

Domestic Drama 
Movies that center on families or married couples and aren't intentionally funny.
About Elly
Alice in the Cities
Almayer's Folly
Amarcord
Amour
An Angel at My Table
Anna Karenina (1935)
Anna Karenina (1948)
Anna Karenina (2012)
Aparajito
L'Atalante
Au Hasard Balthazar
Away From Her
Babel
The Barretts of Wimpole Street
Le Beau Serge
Big Eyes
The Blot
Boyhood
Brief Encounter
Carol
Cavalcade
La Cérémonie
Certified Copy
Citizen Kane
Code Unknown
Coming Home
The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover
Coquette
Les Cousins
Cries and Whispers
The Crowd
Days of Wine and Roses
The Devil's Eye
Dukhtar
The Ear
Eat Drink Man Woman
The End of Summer
Les Enfants Terribles
The Entertainer
Europa '51
Every-Night Dreams
The Face of Another
The Fallen Idol
Fanny and Alexander
Fists in the Pocket
Flight of the Red Balloon
Floating Weeds
The 400 Blows
Fugitive Pieces
Gertrud
Gribiche
The Heiress
The Hunt
An Inn in Tokyo
I Was Born But....
Jeanne Dielman, 23 Commerce Quai, 1080 Brussels
Joy
The Kid With a Bike 
Madadayo
Madame De....
The Magnificent Ambersons
Mannequin
The Marriage of Maria Braun
Marty
Master of the House
The Mirror
Mon Oncle Antoine
Moonlight Serenade
Morning for the Osone Family
My Life as a Dog
Nora
Norma Rae
Ordet
Osaka Elegy
The Outlaw and His Wife
Passing Fancy
Pather Panchali
Persona
The Piano
Poil de Carotte
La Pointe Courte
Raging Bull
Rebel Without a Cause
The River
Salaam Bombay!
Salt of the Earth
Sawdust and Tinsel
Scenes From a Marriage
A Separation
Shane
The Sound and the Fury
The Southerner
A Special Day
Splendor in the Grass
Still Alice
A Story of Floating Weeds
Story of Women
Suddenly, Last Summer
Ten
Their Own Desire
Three Colors: Blue
Tokyo Chorus
Tokyo Story
Tomorrow
Twenty-Four Eyes
21 Grams
Two Days, One Night
2 or 3 Things I Know About Her
Umberto D.
The Virgin Spring
A War
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Wild Strawberries
The World of Apu
Yi Yi

Fantasy 
Films that contain supernatural beings like gods or demons or in which events happen that don't have scientific explanations.
Anomalisa
Barton Fink
Bell, Book and Candle
Belle de Jour
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
Bride of Frankenstein
The Devil's Eye
The Double Life of Véronique
Faust
La Fée aux Choux
The Haunting
House
Inside Out
Into the Woods
The Jungle Book
The Lobster
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Der müde Tod
Die Nibelungen
Picnic at Hanging Rock
The Sea of Trees
Stalker
The Tales of Hoffmann
The Tin Drum
The Trial
Wings of Desire
Wizard of Oz
Zootopia

Farce 
A comedy film based on mistaken identities or containing fast-paced comic events.
The Bank Dick
Bottle Rocket
Bringing Up Baby
Canned Harmony
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
The Gay Divorcee
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
Hail, Caesar!
Hail the Conquering Hero
A Hard Day's Night
The Ladykillers
The Lavender Hill Mob
The Matchmaker
O Brother, Where Art Thou?
The Palm Beach Story
Raising Arizona
The Royal Tenenbaums
The Seven Year Itch
Shaun the Sheep Movie
The Sin of Harold Diddlebock
Some Like It Hot
Stolen Kisses
True Confession
Two Arabian Knights
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
Young Frankenstein
Yoyo
Zootopia

Historical Drama 
Films based on historical events, or set in specific periods in the past, as well as biopics.
American Sniper
Andrei Rublev
An Angel at My Table
Anna Karenina (1935) 
Anna Karenina (1948)
Anna Karenina (2012)
The Artist
The Ascent
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
Au Revoir les Enfants
Bardelys the Magnificent
The Barretts of Wimpole Street
Barry Lyndon
Barton Fink
The Battle of Algiers
Battleship Potemkin
The Beggar's Opera
The Big Short
Black Mass
Bonnie and Clyde
Brooklyn
Carnival in Flanders
Carol
Casque d'Or
Cavalcade
Cinema Paradiso
Citizen Kane
Coming Home
David Copperfield
Death in Venice
Diplomacy
The Divine Lady
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931)
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1941)
Elena et les Hommes
Fanny and Alexander
Far From the Madding Crowd (1967)
Far From the Madding Crowd (2015)
The 47 Ronin
Gangs of New York
Gigi
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Gunga Din
Hail, Caesar!
Harakiri
The Hateful Eight
Heaven's Gate
The Heiress
House of Flying Daggers
Inherent Vice
In the Mood for Love
In the Realm of the Senses
Intolerance
Jamaica Inn
Julius Caesar
Kagemusha
Kill the Messenger
The Last Métro
Lawrence of Arabia
The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean
The Lives of Others
Lola Montès
Love & Friendship
Macbeth (1948)
Macbeth (2015)
Madadayo
Madame De....
Marie Antoinette
McCabe & Mrs. Miller
Moonlight Serenade
Moulin Rouge
Nora
Oedipus Rex
Oliver Twist
Onibaba
Orphans of the Storm
The Passion of Joan of Arc
Paths of Glory
The Piano
Picnic at Hanging Rock
Le Plaisir
Pride
The Prisoner of Zenda
Queen Christina
Queen Margot
Radio Days
Red Beard
Red River
The Revenant
The Right Stuff
Rio Bravo
Romeo and Juliet (1968)
La Ronde
A Room With a View
A Royal Affair
Sada
Samurai Rebellion
Sansho the Bailiff
The Scarlet Letter
Schindler's List
Seven Samurai
Shane
Show Boat
Singin' in the Rain
Son of Saul
A Special Day
Spotlight
Stage Beauty
Story of Women
Strike
Theeb
The Thin Red Line
The Trial of Joan of Arc
The Virgin Spring
The Walk
A War
The Wild Bunch
The Wipers Times

Horror 
Generally speaking, any movie designed to unnerve or frighten.
Barton Fink
The Birds
Bride of Frankenstein
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
Cat People
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920)
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931)
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1941)
Dr. Mabuse the Gambler
The Haunting
House
Nosferatu
Oldboy
Onibaba
A Page of Madness (Kurutta ippêji)
Psycho
Rosemary's Baby
Saw
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
28 Days Later
Vampyr
The Vanishing
Wild Tales
Woman in the Dunes

Melodrama 
Plot-heavy films depending on coincidences and improbabilities.
The Blackbird
Broken Blossoms
Coquette
Diary of a Lost Girl
Dinner at Eight
Downhill
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920)
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931)
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1941)
Dr. Mabuse the Gambler
Duel in the Sun
Falling Leaves
A Free Soul
Gribiche
The Grim Game
He Who Gets Slapped
Hôtel du Nord
Intolerance
Jamaica Inn
Lady of the Night
Laugh, Clown, Laugh
The Letter (1929)
The Letter (1940)
The Love Light
Magnificent Obsession
Mannequin
Min and Bill
Oliver Twist
Orphans of the Storm
Our Dancing Daughters
The Outlaw and His Wife
Pépé le Moko
The Prisoner of Zenda
The Sin of Madelon Claudet
Splendor in the Grass
Svengali
Swamp Water
Their Own Desire
21 Grams
Way Down East
The White Sister
Woman in the Moon

Musical
Traditional song-and-dance movies, but also those like Inside Llewyn Davis and Once that are about musicians at work.
The Beggar's Opera
Cabaret
Follow the Fleet
42nd Street
Funny Face
The Gay Divorcee
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
A Hard Day's Night
The Hollywood Revue of 1929
Inside Llewyn Davis
Into the Woods
The Love Parade
Once
Show Boat
Singin' in the Rain
Swing Time
The Tales of Hoffmann
The Threepenny Opera
The Young Girls of Rochefort

Political Drama
Any film whose plot centers on the effects of politics on people's lives.
About Elly
Babel
The Battle of Algiers
Battleship Potemkin
Before the Rain
Black Mass
Children of Men
Citizen Kane
Coming Home
The Confession
The Conformist
Diplomacy
Dukhtar
The Ear
An Enemy of the People
A Face in the Crowd
The Great McGinty
Julius Caesar
Kill the Messenger
Leviathan
The Lives of Others
Love and Anarchy
Macbeth (1948)
Macbeth (2015)
The Manchurian Candidate
Meet John Doe
No End
No Regrets for Our Youth
A Most Violent Year
Norma Rae
The Old and the New
Omar
Pride
Queen Margot
The Right Stuff
A Royal Affair
A Separation
Sicario
A Special Day
Stalker
Story of Women
Strike
The Tin Drum
Touki Bouki
Traffic
V for Vendetta
Watch on the Rhine
We Were Strangers
Z

Religious Drama
Any film whose plot centers on the effect of religion on people's lives.
Andrei Rublev
Au Revoir les Enfants
The Birth, the Life and the Death of Christ
Diary of a Country Priest
The Flowers of St. Francis
The Gospel According to St. Matthew
Ida
The King of Kings
Ordet
The Passion of Joan of Arc
A Serious Man
The Trial of Joan of Arc
The Virgin Spring
Viridiana

Romantic Comedy 
Boy meets girl, boy loses girl, boy sometimes gets girl and sometimes boy or girl decides he or she doesn't want her or him.
Annie Hall
Antoine and Colette
The Apartment
The Artist
Bell, Book and Candle
Easy Living
Elena et les Hommes
Follow the Fleet
Funny Face
The Gay Divorcee
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
Gigi
The Graduate
Hannah and Her Sisters
Her Night of Romance
His Girl Friday
The Lady Eve
Lady of Chance
Love & Friendship
The Love Parade
Manhattan
The Matchmaker
Mean Girls
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Mr. & Mrs. Smith
My Man Godfrey
Nothing Sacred
The Palm Beach Story
The Philadelphia Story
Punch-Drunk Love
The Red Mill
Remember the Night
La Ronde
Singin' in the Rain
Stolen Kisses
Sullivan's Travels
Swing Time
A Woman Is a Woman

Romantic Drama
The course of true love never did run smooth.
Anna Karenina (1935)
Anna Karenina (1948)
Anna Karenina (2012)
L'Avventura
Ballad of a Soldier
Blue Is the Warmest Color
Brief Encounter
Brooklyn
Carol
Casablanca
Chungking Express
Daisy Kenyon
The Devil's Eye
Eat Drink Man Woman
L'Eclisse
Far From the Madding Crowd (1967)
Far From the Madding Crowd (2015)
Gertrud
Hiroshima Mon Amour
Hôtel du Nord
House of Flying Daggers
Ida
The Idiot (Hakuchi)
In the Mood for Love
Jules and Jim
The Last Métro
Laura
Love on the Run
Madame De....
Magnificent Obsession
Mannequin
Marie Antoinette
Marty
My Night at Maud's
Of Human Bondage
Once
Our Dancing Daughters
Pépé le Moko
Le Plaisir
The Prisoner of Zenda
Queen Margot
Romeo and Juliet (1936)
Romeo and Juliet (1968)
La Ronde
A Room With a View
A Royal Affair
The Rules of the Game
Sadie Thompson
The Sea of Trees
Shoot the Piano Player
Story of a Love Affair
Summer With Monika
Talk to Her
Their Own Desire
To Have and Have Not
Under the Roofs of Paris
Vertigo

Samurai Film
Films focusing on the military caste of medieval or early modern Japan.
The 47 Ronin
Harakiri
Kagemusha
Onibaba
Samurai Rebellion
Seven Samurai

Satire 
A surprisingly large category, but generally speaking any movie that exposes the faults and foibles of a certain group of people -- sometimes comically, but also sometimes realistically.
Ace in the Hole
Alphaville
Anomalisa
The Apartment
Barton Fink
The Beggar's Opera
Belle de Jour
Bernie
Big Eyes
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
Blow-Up
Boudu Saved From Drowning
La Chienne
A Clockwork Orange
La Collectionneuse
The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover
Crimes and Misdemeanors
Day for Night
Death of a Cyclist
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
8 1/2
A Face in the Crowd
Fists in the Pocket
Frances Ha
The Graduate
The Great Beauty
The Great McGinty
Hail, Caesar!
A Hard Day's Night
Inherent Vice
The King of Comedy
Leviathan
The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean
The Lobster
Lost in Translation
Love and Anarchy
Magnolia
Mamma Roma
The Manchurian Candidate
The Man Who Fell to Earth
The Marriage of Maria Braun
Masculin Féminin
Mean Girls
Mulholland Dr.
Naked
Network
Nothing Sacred
O Brother, Where Art Thou?
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Peppermint Frappé
Pierrot le Fou
Pigsty
Punch-Drunk Love
Raising Arizona
The Royal Tenenbaums
Rushmore
A Serious Man
Show People
Singin' in the Rain
A Slightly Pregnant Man
Stalker
Strike
Sunset Blvd.
Sweet Smell of Success
Taste of Cherry
Three Colors: White
Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!
The Tin Drum
Touki Bouki
The Trial
2 or 3 Things I Know About Her
Veronika Voss
V for Vendetta
Viridiana
Wild Tales
The Wolf of Wall Street
World on a Wire
Young Frankenstein
Yoyo

Science Fiction 
A movie usually set in the future, but also a long time ago in a distant galaxy, or one that contains unusual events with an attempt at scientific explanation.
Alphaville
Ant-Man
Avengers: Age of Ultron
Blade Runner
Captain America: Civil War
Children of Men
A Clockwork Orange
Deadpool
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
Ex Machina
The Face of Another
Interstellar
Jurassic World
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Man Who Fell to Earth
The Martian
Metropolis
Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol
Mission: Impossible -- Rogue Nation
Mission: Impossible III
Open Your Eyes
Star Trek Into Darkness
Star Wars: Episode VII -- The Force Awakens
The Thing From Another World
Things to Come
Tomorrowland
28 Days Later
2001: A Space Odyssey
V for Vendetta
Woman in the Moon
World on a Wire

Screwball Comedy 
A comedy featuring eccentric people doing funny things, often while falling in love.
Bombshell
Bottle Rocket
Bringing Up Baby
Easy Living
The Gay Divorcee
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
Hail, Caesar!
Hail the Conquering Hero
His Girl Friday
It Happened One Night
The Lady Eve
The Ladykillers
The Lavender Hill Mob
Mr. & Mrs. Smith
My Man Godfrey
Nothing Sacred
O Brother, Where Art Thou?
The Palm Beach Story
The Patsy
Punch-Drunk Love
Raising Arizona
A Slightly Pregnant Man
Some Like It Hot
Sullivan's Travels
Swing Time
True Confession
The White Sheik
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

Service Comedy
A familiar genre (though here yet unpopulated) that focuses on the horseplay and morale-building antics of people doing military service.
Stalag 17

Silent Film
To my mind, silent film is an entirely different genre, with different acting and storytelling requirements than those of sound films.
The Artist
Bardelys the Magnificent
Battleship Potemkin
The Birth, the Life and the Death of Christ
The Blackbird
The Blot
Broken Blossoms
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
The Cameraman
Canned Harmony
The Crowd
Diary of a Lost Girl
The Divine Lady
Downhill
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920)
Dr. Mabuse the Gambler
Every-Night Dreams
Falling Leaves
Faust
La Bohème
La Fée aux Choux
The General
Go West
Gribiche
The Grim Game
Her Night of Romance
He Who Gets Slapped
A House Divided 
An Inn in Tokyo
Intolerance
I Flunked, But....
I Was Born But....
Lady of Chance
Lady of the Night
Laugh, Clown, Laugh
The Life of the Party
The Love Light
Man With a Movie Camera
The Mark of Zorro
Master of the House
Metropolis
Der müde Tod
The Navigator
Die Nibelungen
Nosferatu
The Old and the New
Orphans of the Storm
Our Dancing Daughters
The Outlaw and His Wife
A Page of Madness (Kurutta ippêji)
Pandora's Box
Passing Fancy
The Passion of Joan of Arc
The Patsy
The Red Mill
The Round-Up
Sadie Thompson
The Scarlet Letter
Sherlock Holmes
Show People
Steamboat Bill Jr.
A Story of Floating Weeds
Strike
That Night's Wife
Tillie's Punctured Romance
Tokyo Chorus
Two Arabian Knights
Way Down East
The White Sister
Wild Rose
Wizard of Oz
Woman in the Moon

Slapstick Comedy 
Movies in which pratfalls and faceplants play a major role.
The Bank Dick
Bringing Up Baby
The Cameraman
The General
Go West
The Life of the Party
Min and Bill
The Navigator
O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Show People
Raising Arizona
Steamboat Bill Jr.
Tillie's Punctured Romance
Two Arabian Knights
Wizard of Oz

Social Problem Drama
Movies that deal with issues like the madness of crowds (Ace in the Hole) or the repressiveness of small communities (An Angel at My TableThe Hunt), or with the plight of the underclass, as well as alcoholism, drugs, abortion, and so on.
Ace in the Hole
Almayer's Folly
An Angel at My Table
Assassin(s)
The Big Short
The Blot
Brute Force
City of God
A Clockwork Orange
Code Unknown
The Crowd
Days of Wine and Roses
Do the Right Thing
Dukhtar
Elena
An Enemy of the People
Europa '51
4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days
Fury
Gangs of New York
The Grapes of Wrath
La Haine
The Hunt
An Inn in Tokyo
In the Mood for Love
Kameradschaft
The Kid With a Bike 
The Lost Weekend
The Lower Depths
Maria Full of Grace
Meet John Doe
Norma Rae
The Old and the New
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
On the Waterfront
Pride
Rebel Without a Cause
Salaam Bombay!
Salt of the Earth
A Separation
Sicario
The Southerner
Spotlight
Story of Women
Strike
Taxi Driver
Ten
Traffic
Two Days, One Night
Umberto D.

Sports Drama
Maybe it's my own lack of interest in sports that makes this category feel too thinly populated. I'll try to do better.
Body and Soul
Raging Bull

Thriller
Another kind of catch-all category, ranging from suspense films like North by Northwest to science-fiction like Blade Runner. The common denominator is keeping you on the edge of your seat.
About Elly
Alphaville
Babel
Bad Education
The Big Sleep
The Birds
Blade Runner
Blood Simple
Blue Velvet
Brute Force
Cape Fear (1962)
Cape Fear (1991)
Captain America: Civil War
Casablanca
Cat People
La Cérémonie
Children of Men
Chinatown
The Conversation
Deadpool
Diabolique
Dial M for Murder
Eastern Promises
Ex Machina
The Fallen Idol
Family Plot
Four Bags Full
GoodFellas
The Haunting
High and Low
High Noon
The Hunt
I Confess
Interstellar
Jackie Brown
The Jungle Book
Jurassic World
Kameradschaft
Key Largo
The Killers
Kill the Messenger
The Lady From Shanghai
Lifeboat 
The Lives of Others
M
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Manchurian Candidate
A Man Escaped
Man Hunt
The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934)
Maria Full of Grace
The Martian
Masques
Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol
Mission: Impossible -- Rogue Nation
Mission: Impossible III
A Most Violent Year
Mr. Arkadin
The Murderer Lives at Number 21
Niagara
Nightcrawler
The Night of the Hunter
No Country for Old Men
North by Northwest
Oldboy
Omar
Onibaba
Open Your Eyes
Pépé le Moko
Picnic at Hanging Rock
The Postman Always Rings Twice
The Prisoner of Zenda
Psycho
Rear Window
The Revenant
Rififi
Room
Rope
Rosemary's Baby
Sabotage
Le Samouraï
Saw
Sicario
Son of Saul
Spectre
Stage Fright
Svengali

Taste of Cherry
The Testament of Dr. Mabuse
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
Theeb
To Have and Have Not
Touch of Evil
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
28 Days Later
21 Grams
The Vanishing
Vertigo
V for Vendetta
The Walk
We Were Strangers
Woman in the Dunes
Woman in the Moon
World on a Wire
Young and Innocent
Z

War Movie 
Some of these movies have battle scenes, while others deal with the aftermath of war, or even with the homefront during a war.
American Sniper
Apocalypse Now
The Ascent
Ballad of a Soldier
The Battle of Algiers
Battleship Potemkin
Before the Rain
The Bridge on the River Kwai
Diplomacy
Four Bags Full
Kagemusha
Lawrence of Arabia
Lifeboat 
A Man Escaped
Morning for the Osone Family
No Regrets for Our Youth
Paisan
Paths of Glory
Schindler's List
Son of Saul
The Sorrow and the Pity
Stalag 17
Theeb
The Thin Red Line
To Have and Have Not
Twenty-Four Eyes
A War
Westfront 1918
The Wipers Times


Western
The most familiar of American genres, but one with a good deal more variety that at first appears. What, other than geography, links McCabe & Mrs. Miller and High Noon? Or Red River and The Hateful Eight?
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
Duel in the Sun
A Fistful of Dollars
For a Few Dollars More
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
The Hateful Eight
Heaven's Gate
High Noon
The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean
The Magnificent Seven
McCabe & Mrs. Miller
My Darling Clementine
Red River
Rio Bravo
Rio Lobo
The Round-Up
The Searchers
Shane
The Wild Bunch

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