Alien Robot Zombie Film List


A sense of wonder is what makes life worth living, and no place is it easier to find that wonder, and in the process lose yourself, than at the movies.

Films that dared to dream and explore new possibilities have been around from the beginning, but the tipping point came in the summer of 1977, when mainstream crowds flocked to movie theaters to see a pulpy sci-fi fantasy called Star Wars. Suddenly geek lore was in the spotlight, no longer relegated to fringe, low-budget features, but instead driving the biggest blockbusters year after year.

At times the films listed below  are quite sophisticated, even Oscar-worthy, but don't hold that against them. Deep down inside, behind the increasingly awesome special effects, every film listed below still has a heart of pure B-movie escapism.

You'll find a wide variety of styles and subjects below. Some are insanely smart, and some are just big dumb fun wrapped in a gorilla suit. (Because I'm not going to lie to you: brainy, complex movies that explore new possibilities are great, but unless the dialogue is about time-travel, I would rather see something blow up than listen to a lot of it.) Through all of it, though, you'll find a vein of adventurousness: stories that fill you with amazement, iconic characters that you can root for (or against) again and again, and concepts that challenge what is possible.

Of course, your individual tastes may vary, so I have also categorized them all to the best of my ability, including standard genres (action, drama, comedy, etc.) and more esoteric categories that may appeal to your particular sense of wonder (anime, blaxploitation, steampunk, werewolf, etc.). That way, if you just can't get enough kaiju movies, you can use your browser's "find" function to locate the best of them below. (See a full list of categories at the bottom of this page.)

There are plenty of near-misses that aren't on this list, but the ones that are here are especially noteworthy for one reason or another: they are famous or groundbreaking, unbelievably good or so unbelievably bad that they're good. Unless you’re dead on the inside, if you like the genres listed for a film below, you should familiarize yourself with that film. I've marked the ones I've seen personally with a check mark (✓), and the others are at the top of my wish list based on the recommendations of Earth's top geeks. (Disagree? Know of a film I've forgotten? Leave your comments below!)

Note that all films are listed below by the year they were first (wide) released. At the very end, you'll also find lists of quality short films, some of the more consistently wondrous film and television series, and the very best that the golden age of radio had to offer. These lists are less complete as there is much more ground to cover, but I will try to keep adding to them and keep them as up-to-date as possible.





Note: all films listed by their U.S. premier dates.
* One of my most anticipated films of the year.

2017 
Ghost in the Shell (March 31, 2017)
TV SERIESArcher season 8 (FXX, April 5, 2017)
TV SERIESBetter Call Saul season 3 (AMC, April 10, 2017)
The Fate of the Furious (April 14, 2017)
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2* (May 5, 2017)
TV SERIES: Sense8 season 2 (Netflix, May 5, 2017)
Alien: Covenant (May 19, 2017)
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (May 26, 2017)
TV SERIESHouse of Cards season 5 (Netflix, May 30, 2017)
Wonder Woman* (June 2, 2017)

The Mummy (June 9, 2017)
Transformers: The Last Knight (June 23, 2017)
TV SERIESGame of Thrones season 7 (HBO, June 25, 2017)
Despicable Me 3 (June 30, 2017)
Spider-Man: Homecoming* (July 7, 2017)
War for the Planet of the Apes* (July 14, 2017)
Dunkirk (July 21, 2017)
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets* (July 21, 2017)
The Dark Tower (July 28, 2017)
IMAX PREVIEWInhumans season 1 (September 1, 2017)
The Lego Ninjago Movie (September 22, 2017)
TV SERIESInhumans season 1 (ABC, September 26, 2017)
Blade Runner 2049 (October 6, 2017)
Kingsman: The Golden Circle* (October 6, 2017)
My Little Pony: The Movie (October 6, 2017)
TV SERIESStranger Things season 2 (Netflix, October 31, 2017)
Thor: Ragnarok* (November 3, 2017)
Justice League* (November 17, 2017)
Coco (November 22, 2017)
Star Wars: The Last Jedi* (December 15, 2017)
Jumanji (December 22, 2017)
TV SERIESBlack Mirror season 4 (Netflix, 2017)
TV SERIESThe Defenders season 1 (Netflix, 2017)
TV SERIESThe Punisher season 1 (Netflix, 2017)
TV SERIESRick and Morty season 3 (Cartoon Network, 2017)

2018
Bad Boys for Life (January 12, 2018)
Black Panther (February 16, 2018)
Pacific Rim: Uprising (February 23, 2018)
The Flash (March 23, 2018)
Ready Player One (March 30, 2018)
Avengers: Infinity War (May 4, 2018)
The Lego Movie 2 (May 25, 2018)
Toy Story 4 (June 15, 2018)
untitled Jurassic World sequel (June 22, 2018)
How to Train Your Dragon 3 (June 29, 2018)
Ant-Man and the Wasp (July 6, 2018)
The Equalizer 2 (September 14, 2018)
Venom (October 5, 2018)
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 2 (November 16, 2018)
Gigantic (November 21, 2018)
Aquaman (December 21, 2018)
untitled animated Spider-Man (Miles Morales) film (December 21, 2018)
TV SERIESWestworld season 2 (HBO, 2018)

2019
Captain Marvel (March 8, 2019)
Godzilla: King of Monsters (March 22, 2019)
Shazam! (April 5, 2019)
untitled Avengers film (May 3, 2019)
Bad Boys 4 (May 24, 2019)
untitled Justice League film (June 14, 2019)
The Incredibles 2 (June 21, 2019)
untitled Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel (July 5, 2019)
Star Wars: Episode IX (2019)

2020
Cyborg (April 3, 2020)
untitled Marvel Studios film (May 1, 2020)
Green Lantern Corps (June 19, 2020)
untitled Marvel Studios film (July 10, 2020)
untitled Marvel Studios film (November 6, 2020)
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 3 (November 20, 2020)
Godzilla vs. Kong (November 20, 2020)
Avatar 3 (2020)



Feature Films


2017
 
John Wick: Chapter Two [action / crime / revenge / suspense, Keanu Reeves, dir. Chad Stahelski]

Kong: Skull Island [action / adventure / animal / jungle / kaiju / monster, Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Brie Larson, dir. Jordan Vogt-Roberts]
 
The Lego Batman Movie [action / adventure / animation / comedy / kids / superhero, Will Arnett, Michael Cera,  Rosario Dawson, dir. Chris McKay]

Logan [action / adventure / drama / dystopia / mutation / sci-fi / superhero, Hugh Jackman,  Patrick Stewart,  Dafne Keen, dir. James Mangold]


2016

Arrival [alien / drama / sci-fi / suspense, Amy Adams,  Jeremy Renner,  Forest Whitaker, dir. Denis Villeneuve]

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice [action / adventure / alien / fantasy / mad scientist / sci-fi / superhero, Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, dir. Zack Snyder] ✓

Captain America: Civil War [action / adventure / sci-fi / superhero, Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Don Cheadle, Jeremy Renner, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Rudd, Emily VanCamp, Tom Holland, Daniel Brühl, Frank Grillo, dir. Anthony Russo and Joe Russo, Marvel Cinematic Universe] ✓

Deadpool [action / adventure / comedy / superhero, Ryan Reynolds] ✓

Doctor Strange [action / adventure / fantasy / superhero, Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Benedict Wong, Mads Mikkelsen, Tilda Swinton, dir. Scott Derrickson, Marvel Cinematic Universe] ✓

Godzilla: Resurgence [a.k.a. Shin Gojira, action / adventure / drama / kaiju / monster / sci-fi]

The Jungle Book [adventure / animal / drama / jungle / kids, dir. Jon Favreau] ✓

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story [action / adventure / alien / epic / fantasy / robot / sci-fi / space, dir. Gareth Edwards] ✓
 
Sharknado: The 4th Awakens  [action / adventure / animal / cult / disaster / monster / tv, Ian Ziering, Tara Reid] ✓

Star Trek Beyond  [action / adventure / alien / sci-fi / space] ✓

Suicide Squad [action / adventure / fantasy / sci-fi / superhero, Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Ben Affleck as Batman, dir. David Ayer] ✓
 
10 Cloverfield Lane [drama / sci-fi / suspense]

Zootopia [animal / animation / comedy / kids] ✓



Advantageous [drama / dystopia / sci-fi] ✓

Ant-Man [action / adventure / crime / sci-fi / superhero, Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Corey Stoll, Evangeline Lilly, dir. Peyton Reed, Marvel Cinematic Universe] ✓

Avengers: Age of Ultron [action / adventure / alien / fantasy / invasion / mad scientist / robot / sci-fi / superhero, Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Chris Evans as Captain America, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Mark Ruffalo as Hulk, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Samuel L. Jackson, James Spader, Don Cheadle, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Cobie Smulders, Anthony Mackie, Hayley Atwell, Idris Elba, Stellan Skarsgård, Linda Cardellini, Claudia Kim, Thomas Kretschmann, Andy Serkis, dir. Joss Whedon, Marvel Cinematic Universe] ✓

Ex Machina [drama / robot / sci-fi, Domhnall Gleeson, Corey Johnson, dir. Alex Garland]

The Hateful Eight [action / adventure / road / western, dir. Quentin Tarantino]

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 [action / adventure / dystopia / drama / fantasy / sci-fi / teen, Jennifer Lawrence, dir. Francis Lawrence] ✓

Inside Out [animation / comedy / drama / fantasy / kids, Pixar] ✓

Jurassic World [action / adventure / dinosaur / jungle / monster / sci-fi, Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ty Simpkins, dir. Colin Trevorrow] ✓

Kingsman: The Secret Service [action / adventure / comedy / crime / spy, Colin Firth, Samuel L. Jackson, Taron Egerton, dir. Matthew Vaughn] ✓

Mad Max: Fury Road [action / adventure / post-apocalyptic / road, Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, dir. George Miller] ✓

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. [action / adventure / spy, Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer, Alicia Vikander, dir. Guy Ritchie]

The Martian [adventure / drama / sci-fi / space, Matt Damon, dir. Ridley Scott]

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation [action / adventure / spy, Tom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson, Jeremy Renner, dir. Christopher McQuarrie] ✓

Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! [action / adventure / animal / cult / disaster / monster / space / tv, Ian Ziering, Tara Reid, Cassie Scerbo, Frankie Muniz, David Hasselhoff, dir. Anthony C. Ferrante] ✓

Star Wars: The Force Awakens [action / adventure / alien / epic / fantasy / robot / sci-fi / space, dir. J.J. Abrams] ✓

Terminator Genisys [action / adventure / post-apocalyptic / robot / sci-fi / suspense / time-travel, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Emilia Clarke, Jason Clarke, Jai Courtney, dir. Alan Taylor] ✓

Tomorrowland [action / adventure / dystopia / sci-fi, George Clooney, Britt Robertson, Hugh Laurie, Raffey Cassidy, dir. Brad Bird] ✓



The Babadook [drama / horror / suspense, dir. Jennifer Kent] ✓

Big Hero 6 [action / adventure / animation / comedy / kids / robot / superhero, dir. Don Hall and Chris Williams] ✓

Birdman: Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) [art / drama / fantasy, Michael Keaton, Emma Stone, Edward Norton, Naomi Watts, Zach Galifianakis, dir. Alejandro González Iñárritu] ✓

Captain America: The Winter Soldier [action / adventure / sci-fi / spy / superhero, Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Robert Redford, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Cobie Smulders, Frank Grillo, dir. Anthony Russo and Joe Russo, Marvel Cinematic Universe] ✓

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes [action / adventure / animal / post-apocalyptic / sci-fi] ✓

Edge of Tomorrow [action / adventure / alien / invasion / sci-fi / time-travel, Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton, dir. Doug Liman] ✓

Godzilla [action / adventure / kaiju / monster / sci-fi, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Bryan Cranston, Ken Watanabe, dir. Gareth Edwards] ✓

Gone Girl [drama / suspense, Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry, dir. David Fincher] ✓

Guardians of the Galaxy [action / adventure / alien / sci-fi / space / superhero, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Lee Pace, Karen Gillan, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Dave Bautista, Josh Brolin, Laura Haddock, Djimon Hounsou, Benicio Del Toro, John C. Reilly, Glenn Close, Michael Rooker, Nathan Fillion, dir. James Gunn, Marvel Cinematic Universe] ✓

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies [action / adventure / dragon / epic / fantasy / ghost / wizardry, dir. Peter Jackson] ✓

How to Train Your Dragon 2 [action / adventure / animation / dragon / fantasy / kids] ✓

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 [action / adventure / dystopia / drama / fantasy / sci-fi / teen, Jennifer Lawrence, dir. Francis Lawrence] ✓

Interstellar [adventure / drama / robot / sci-fi / space / time-travel, Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, dir. Christopher Nolan] ✓

John Wick [action / crime / revenge / suspense, Keanu Reeves, dir. Chad Stahelski] ✓

The Lego Movie [action / adventure / animal / animation / fantasy / kids / pirate / sci-fi / superhero / western, Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks, Morgan Freeman, Will Arnett, dir. Phil Lord and Christopher Miller] ✓

Nightcrawler [action / crime / drama, Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Bill Paxton, dir. Dan Gilroy] ✓

RoboCop [action / adventure / crime / dystopia / Frankenstein / robot / sci-fi / superhero, Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Abbie Cornish, Jackie Earle Haley, Michael K. Williams, Jennifer Ehle, Jay Baruchel, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Samuel L. Jackson, Patrick Garrow, dir. José Padilha] ✓

Sharknado 2: The Second One [action / adventure / animal / cult / disaster / monster / tv, Ian Ziering, Tara Reid, Vivica A. Fox, dir. Anthony C. Ferrante] ✓

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For [action / adventure / crime / nonlinear, dir. Frank Miller, dir. Robert Rodriguez] ✓

X-Men: Days of Future Past [action / adventure / mutation / post-apocalyptic / sci-fi / superhero, Hugh Jackman, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Ellen Page, Peter Dinklage, dir. Bryan Singer] ✓



The Conjuring [demon / ghost / horror / suspense] ✓

Despicable Me 2 [action / adventure / animation / comedy / kids] ✓

Elysium [action / adventure / dystopia / robot / sci-fi / suspense, Matt Damon, Sharlto Copley, Jodie Foster, dir. Neill Blomkamp] ✓

Ender's Game [action / adventure / bug / invasion / sci-fi / space / teen / war, Asa Butterfield, Harrison Ford, dir. Gavin Hood] ✓

Europa Report [adventure / alien / drama / found-footage / sci-fi / space / suspense] ✓

Frozen [adventure / animation / comedy / fantasy / kids / musical, Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff, Josh Gad, dir. Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee, Disney] ✓

G.I. Joe: Retaliation [action / adventure / invasion / ninja / superhero] 

Gravity [adventure / sci-fi / space / suspense, Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, dir. Alfonso Cuarón] ✓

Her [comedy / drama / robot / romance / sci-fi / virtual reality, Joaquin Phoenix, Scarlett Johansson, Amy Adams, dir. Spike Jonze] ✓

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug [action / adventure / dragon / epic / fantasy / ghost / wizardry, dir. Peter Jackson] ✓

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire [action / adventure / dystopia / drama / fantasy / sci-fi / teen, Jennifer Lawrence, dir. Francis Lawrence] ✓

Iron Man 3 [action / adventure / robot / sci-fi / superhero, Robert Downey Jr., Marvel Cinematic Universe] ✓

Kick-Ass 2 [action / adventure / crime / superhero, Chloë Grace Moretz, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Jim Carrey, dir. Jeff Wadlow] ✓

Man of Steel [action / adventure / alien / invasion / sci-fi / superhero, Henry Cavill as Superman] ✓

Oblivion [action / adventure / alien / invasion / post-apocalyptic / robot / sci-fi / suspense, Tom Cruise] ✓

Pacific Rim [action / adventure / alien / invasion / kaiju / monster / post-apocalyptic / robot / sci-fi, Idris Elba] ✓

Sharknado [action / adventure / animal / cult / disaster / monster / tv, Ian Ziering, Tara Reid, Cassandra Scerbo, dir. Anthony C. Ferrante] ✓

Snowpiercer [action / adventure / drama / dystopia / post-apocalyptic / sci-fi, Chris Evans, Jamie Bell, Tilda Swinton, dir. Joon-ho Bong] ✓

Star Trek Into Darkness [action / adventure / alien / sci-fi / space] ✓

The Tale of the Princess Kaguya [animation / drama / fantasy; dir. Isao Takahata]

This Is the End [comedy / demon / disaster / fantasy, James Franco, Jonah Hill, Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson] ✓

Thor: The Dark World [action / adventure / fantasy / superhero, Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Natalie Portman, Anthony Hopkins, Christopher Eccleston, Idris Elba, Jaimie Alexander, Stellan Skarsgård, dir. Alan Taylor, Marvel Cinematic Universe] ✓

Under the Skin [art / drama / sci-fi / suspense, Scarlett Johansson]

Upstream Color [art / drama / sci-fi, Amy Seimetz, Frank Mosley] ✓

The Wolverine [action / adventure / mutation / ninja / samurai / superhero, Hugh Jackman, dir. James Mangold] ✓

The World's End [action / adventure / alien / comedy / invasion / robot / sci-fi, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman, dir. Edgar Wright] ✓



The Amazing Spider-Man [action / adventure / monster / sci-fi / superhero, Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, dir. Marc Webb] ✓

Argo [drama / spy / suspense, dir. Ben Affleck] ✓

The Avengers [action / adventure / alien / fantasy / invasion / sci-fi / superhero, Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Chris Evans as Captain America, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Mark Ruffalo as Hulk, Tom Hiddleston, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Samuel L. Jackson, Clark Gregg, dir. Joss Whedon, Marvel Cinematic Universe

Brave [action / adventure / animation / animal / fantasy / kids / wizardry, Pixar] ✓

The Cabin in the Woods [comedy / fantasy / gore / horror / monster / sci-fi / slasher / spoof / teen / zombie, Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth] 

Chronicle [action / adventure / drama / found-footage / sci-fi / superhero / suspense / teen] 

The Dark Knight Rises [action / adventure / crime / superhero, Christian Bale as Batman, Cillian Murphy, dir. Christopher Nolan] ✓

Django Unchained [action / adventure / Blaxploitation / revenge / western, dir. Quentin Tarantino] ✓

Dredd [action / adventure / crime / dystopia / sci-fi / superhero, Karl Urban] ✓

The Expendables 2 [action / adventure, Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Chuck Norris, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger] ✓

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey [action / adventure / epic / fantasy / ghost / wizardry, dir. Peter Jackson] ✓

The Hunger Games [action / adventure / dystopia / drama / fantasy / sci-fi / teen, Jennifer Lawrence, dir. Gary Ross] ✓

John Carter [action / adventure / alien / drama / romance / sci-fi / steampunk / swashbuckler / war / western, Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins, Willem Dafoe, dir. Andrew Stanton, Disney] ✓

Looper [action / adventure / crime / sci-fi / time-travel] ✓

Men in Black 3 [action / adventure / alien / buddy / comedy / crime / sci-fi / time-travel] ✓

Prometheus [action / adventure / alien / mad scientist / monster / robot / sci-fi / space / suspense] ✓

Skyfall [action / adventure / spy, Daniel Craig as James Bond] ✓

Wreck-It Ralph [action / adventure / animation / comedy / kids / virtual reality, John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman] ✓




The Adventures of Tintin [action / adventure / animation / fantasy / kids / suspense] ✓

Attack the Block [action / alien / horror / invasion / monster / sci-fi] ✓

Captain America: The First Avenger [action / adventure / Nazi / sci-fi / superhero, Marvel Cinematic Universe] 

Drive [action / crime / drama, Ryan Gosling] ✓

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 [action / adventure / fantasy / ghost / dragon / teen / werewolf / wizardry]

Hugo [adventure / drama / steampunk / suspense, dir. Martin Scorsese] ✓

Limitless [action / drama / sci-fi / superhero / suspense] ✓

Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol [action / adventure / spy, Tom Cruise, dir. Brad Bird] ✓

The Muppets [adventure / animal / comedy / drama / kids / musical / puppets / skit, Disney] ✓

Rise of the Planet of the Apes [action / adventure / animal / invasion / sci-fi] ✓

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows [action / adventure / buddy / steampunk / suspense, Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law] ✓

Source Code [adventure / sci-fi / suspense / time-travel, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan, dir. Duncan Jones; note: this film would be even better if it ended before the coda] ✓

Super 8 [action / adventure / alien / monster / sci-fi / suspense / teen, dir. J.J. Abrams] ✓

Thor [action / adventure / fantasy / superhero, Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Natalie Portman, Anthony Hopkins, Idris Elba, Jaimie Alexander, Stellan Skarsgård, Clark Gregg, dir. Kenneth Branagh, Marvel Cinematic Universe

X-Men: First Class [action / adventure / buddy / mutation / superhero / teen] ✓





Despicable Me [action / adventure / animation / comedy / kids] ✓

Elite Squad: The Enemy Within [action / crime / suspense, dir. José Padilha]

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 [action / adventure / fantasy / teen / werewolf / wizardry]

How to Train Your Dragon [action / adventure / animation / dragon / fantasy / kids] ✓

Inception [action / adventure / nonlinear / sci-fi / suspense / virtual reality] ✓

Iron Man 2 [action / adventure / robot / sci-fi / superhero, Robert Downey Jr., Marvel Cinematic Universe]

Kick-Ass [action / adventure / crime / superhero, Chloë Grace Moretz, Nicolas Cage, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, dir. Matthew Vaughn] ✓

Megamind [action / adventure / animation / alien / comedy / kids / sci-fi / superhero, Will Ferrell] ✓

Monsters [action / adventure / alien / drama / invasion / road / sci-fi / suspense, Scoot McNairy, Whitney Able, dir. Gareth Edwards] ✓

RED [action / adventure / comedy / suspense, Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, Morgan Freeman] ✓

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World [action / adventure / comedy / fantasy / martial arts / musical / surreal] ✓

Shutter Island [drama / suspense, Leonardo Dicaprio, Emily Mortimer, Mark Ruffalo, dir. Martin Scorsese] ✓

13 Assassins [action / adventure / samurai] ✓

TrollHunter [adventure / fantasy / found-footage / horror / kaiju / monster] ✓

TRON: Legacy [action / adventure / robot / sci-fi / virtual reality, Jeff Bridges, Disney] ✓

True Grit [western, Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, Hailee Steinfeld, dir. Ethan Coen and Joel Coen]


Avatar [action / adventure / alien / dragon / epic / invasion / sci-fi, dir. James Cameron]

Black Dynamite [action / blaxploitation / comedy, Michael Jai White]

District 9 [action / adventure / alien / bug / drama / mutation / sci-fi, Sharlto Copley, dir. Neill Blomkamp] ✓

Fantastic Mr. Fox [ action / adventure / animal / animation / comedy / crime / kids / stop-motion, George Cloony, dir. Wes Anderson] ✓

The Hangover [adventure / comedy] ✓

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince [action / adventure / fantasy / teen / werewolf / wizardry]

Inglourious Basterds [action / adventure / war, dir. Quentin Tarantino] ✓

The Men Who Stare at Goats [adventure / comedy / war] ✓

Moon [sci-fi / suspense, Sam Rockwell] ✓

Ponyo [adventure / animation / animal / anime / fantasy / kids / wizardry, dir. Hayao Miyazuki] ✓

The Road [adventure / drama / post-apocalyptic / road, Viggo Mortensen, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Charlize Theron, dir. John Hillcoat] ✓

Sherlock Holmes [action / adventure / buddy / steampunk / suspense, Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law] ✓

Star Trek [action / adventure / alien / buddy / sci-fi / space / time-travel, dir. J.J. Abrams]

Up [action / adventure / animal / animation / buddy / comedy / drama / kids, Pixar] ✓

Watchmen [action / adventure / nonlinear / superhero, dir. Zack Snyder]

Zombieland [action / adventure / buddy / comedy / invasion / road / zombie, Woody Harrelson] ✓



Bolt [action / adventure / animal / animation / comedy / kids / superhero] ✓

Cloverfield [action / found-footage / horror / invasion / kaiju / monster, prod. J.J. Abrams] ✓

The Dark Knight [action / adventure / crime / superhero, Christian Bale as Batman, Heath Ledger as the Joker, Cillian Murphy, dir. Christopher Nolan] ✓

Hellboy II: The Golden Army [action / adventure / demon / fantasy / monster / mutation / robot / steampunk / superhero, dir. Guillermo del Toro] ✓

The Incredible Hulk [action / adventure / mad scientist / mutation / superhero, Ed Norton, Marvel Cinematic Universe] ✓

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull [action / adventure / alien / buddy / jungle / sci-fi, Harrison Ford, dir. Steven Spielberg, prod. George Lucas] ✓

Ip Man [action / drama / martial arts, Donnie Yen] ✓

Iron Man [action / adventure / robot / sci-fi / superhero, Robert Downey Jr., Marvel Cinematic Universe] ✓

Kung Fu Panda [action / adventure / animal / animation / comedy / kids / martial arts, Jack Black] ✓

The Midnight Meat Train [horror / suspense, Vinnie Jones, Bradley Cooper, dir. Ryûhei Kitamura] ✓

Speed Racer [action / adventure / martial arts / sci-fi / sports] ✓

Taken [action / crime / revenge / spy / suspense, Liam Neeson] ✓

WALL-E [action / adventure / animation / comedy / kids / post-apocalyptic / robot / sci-fi / space, dir. Andrew Stanton, Pixar] ✓

Wanted [action / adventure / superhero / suspense] ✓



Big Man Japan [action / adventure / comedy / drama / kaiju / monster / sci-fi / spoof / superhero] ✓

The Bourne Ultimatum [action / adventure / spy / suspense, Matt Damon] ✓

Death Proof [action / road / suspense, Kurt Russell, dir. Quentin Tarantino] ✓

Elite Squad [action / crime / suspense, dir. José Padilha]

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix [action / adventure / dragon / fantasy / teen / werewolf / wizardry] ✓

Hot Fuzz [action / adventure / comedy / crime, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost] ✓

Live Free or Die Hard [action / crime / suspense, Bruce Willis] ✓

The Man from Earth [drama / geek / sci-fi]

The Mist [alien / bug / horror / monster / suspense, Thomas Jane, dir. Frank Darabont] ✓

No Country for Old Men [crime / drama / suspense, dir. Joel and Ethan Coen] ✓

Planet Terror [action / adventure / horror / sci-fi / suspense / zombie, Rose McGowan, dir. Robert Rodruiguez]

[REC] [horror / suspense / zombie]

Sunshine [drama / sci-fi / space / suspense, Cillian Murphy, Chris Evans, Rose Byrne, Michelle Yeoh, Mark Strong, dir. Danny Boyle] ✓

300 [action / adventure / epic / fantasy, dir. Zack Snyder] ✓

Transformers [action / adventure / alien / invasion / robot / sci-fi, dir. Michael Bay] ✓

28 Weeks Later [horror / invasion / suspense / zombie, Jeremy Renner, Rose Byrne, Robert Carlyle, dir. Juan Carlos Fresnadillo] ✓




Apocalypto [action / adventure / drama, epic, Rudy Youngblood, dir. Mel Gibson] ✓

Casino Royale [action / adventure / drama / spy, Daniel Craig as James Bond] ✓

Children of Men [action / drama / dystopia / sci-fi] ✓

Crank [action / crime / spoof, Jason Statham] ✓

The Departed [crime / drama / gangster / suspense, Leonardo diCaprio, Matt Damon, dir. Martin Scorsese] ✓

Fearless [action / adventure / drama / martial arts, Jet Li] ✓

The Host [comedy / drama / horror / monster] ✓

Idiocracy [adventure / comedy / dystopia / sci-fi / spoof] ✓

Pan's Labyrinth [fantasy / horror / nonlinear / suspense, dir. Guillermo del Toro] ✓

The Prestige [drama / fantasy / mystery / nonlinear / steampunk / suspense / wizardry, Christian Bale, Hugh Jackman, dir. Christopher Nolan] ✓

Rocky Balboa [action / drama / sports, Sylvester Stallone] ✓

A Scanner Darkly [action / adventure / animation / crime / drama / dystopia / nonlinear / sci-fi / surreal, Keanu Reeves] ✓

Slither [bug / comedy / horror / invasion / monster / mutation / sci-fi / zombie, Nathan Fillion] ✓

V for Vendetta [action / adventure / dystopia / sci-fi, Natalie Portman] ✓




Batman Begins [action / adventure / crime / ninja / nonlinear / superhero, Christian Bale, Liam Neeson, Cillian Murphy, ] ✓

Call of Cthulhu [drama / horror / nonlinear / suspense / sci-fi / silent]

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe [action / adventure / animal / epic / fantasy / kids] ✓

The Descent [adventure / horror / monster / suspense]

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire [action / adventure / fantasy / teen / wizardry] ✓

Hoodwinked! [animal / animation / comedy / crime / kids / spoof / suspense] ✓

King Kong [action / adventure / animal / dinosaur / jungle / kaiju / monster] ✓

Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang [action / buddy / comedy / crime / suspense, Robert Downey Jr., Val Kilmer] ✓

Kung Fu Hustle [action / adventure / comedy / crime / martial arts] ✓

Ong-Bak [action / adventure / martial arts] ✓

Sin City [action / adventure / crime / nonlinear, dir. Frank Miller, dir. Robert Rodriguez] ✓

Serenity [action / adventure / sci-fi / space / suspense] ✓

Sky High [action / adventure / comedy / kids/ sci-fi / superhero, Kurt Russell,  Kelly Preston,  Michael Angarano, dir. Mike Mitchell] ✓

Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith [action / adventure / alien / epic / fantasy / robot / sci-fi / space]

Wallace & Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit [action / adventure / animal / animation / comedy / kids / stop-motion / werewolf] ✓

War of the Worlds [action / adventure / alien / disaster / drama / invasion / sci-fi / suspense, Tom Cruise, dir. Steven Spielberg] ✓



The Bourne Supremacy [action / adventure / spy / suspense, Matt Damon] ✓

Dawn of the Dead [action / horror / suspense / zombie, dir. Zack Snyder]

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind [drama / romance / sci-fi, Jim Carey, Kate Winslet, dir. Michael Gondry] ✓

Godzilla: Final Wars [action / adventure / kaiju / monster / sci-fi]

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban [action / adventure / fantasy / teen / time-travel /werewolf /  wizardry] ✓

Hellboy [action / adventure / demon / fantasy / monster / mutation / steampunk / superhero, dir. Guillermo del Toro] ✓

Hero [action / adventure / martial arts, Jet Li]

House of Flying Daggers [action / adventure / martial arts]

Howl's Moving Castle [adventure / animation / anime / fantasy / wizardry, dir. Hayao Miyazuki] ✓

The Incredibles [action / adventure / animation / mad scientist / robot / superhero, dir. Brad Bird, Pixar] ✓

Kill Bill Vol. 2 [action / adventure / martial arts / nonlinear / revenge, dir. Quentin Tarantino] ✓

Layer Cake [action / crime / drama / suspense] ✓

National Treasure [action / adventure / suspense, Nicolas Cage] ✓

Shaun of the Dead [action / adventure / buddy / comedy / invasion / zombie, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost] ✓

Shrek 2 [animal / animation / buddy / comedy / dragon / fantasy / kids / romance / spoof, Mike Meyers] ✓

Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow [action / adventure / mad scientist / robot / sci-fi / steampunk] ✓

Spider-Man 2 [action / adventure / mad scientist / robot / superhero] ✓

Team America: World Police [action / adventure / comedy / crime / suspense] ✓



The Animatrix [action / adventure / animation / direct-to-video / fantasy / martial arts / post-apocalyptic / robot / sci-fi / short / virtual reality]

Finding Nemo [action / adventure / kids / suspense, dir. Andrew Stanton, Pixar] ✓

Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S. [action / adventure / kaiju / monster / robot / sci-fi]

Kill Bill Vol. 1 [action / adventure / martial arts / nonlinear / revenge, dir. Quentin Tarantino] ✓

Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King [action / adventure / bug / epic / fantasy / ghost / wizardry, dir. Peter Jackson] ✓

Lost in Translation [art / drama, Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson, dir. Sofia Coppola; note: this may seem like an odd choice for this list, but it is a subtly brilliant film, and its fish-out-of-water atmosphere resonates with many geek themes] ✓

The Matrix Reloaded [action / adventure / fantasy / martial arts / post-apocalyptic / robot / sci-fi / virtual reality, Keanu Reeves] ✓

Oldboy [action / drama / revenge / suspense, dir. Chan-wook Park] ✓

Paycheck [action / adventure / sci-fi / suspense, Ben Affleck, Uma Thurman, Aaron Eckhart, dir. John Woo] ✓

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl [action / adventure / fantasy / ghost / pirate / swashbuckler, Johnny Depp, Disney] ✓

Primer [cult / geek / drama / sci-fi / suspense / time-travel] ✓

28 Days Later [horror / invasion / suspense / zombie, Cillian Murphy, Naomie Harris, Christopher Eccleston, dir. Danny Boyle] ✓

Underworld [action / fantasy / monster / suspense / vampire / werewolf, Kate Beckinsale] ✓

X2: X-Men United [action / adventure / mutation / superhero, Hugh Jackman, dir. Brian Singer] ✓




Adaptation. [comedy / cult / drama / surreal, Nicolas Cage, Meryl Streep, Chris Cooper, dir. Spike Jonze] ✓

Blade II [action / adventure / monster / superhero / vampire, Wesley Snipes, dir. Guillermo del Toro] ✓

The Bourne Identity [action / adventure / spy / suspense, Matt Damon] ✓

Confessions of a Dangerous Mind [comedy / crime / drama / spy / suspense, Sam Rockwell, Drew Barrymore, George Clooney, Julia Roberts, dir. George Clooney] ✓

The Count of Monte Cristo [action / adventure / drama / revenge / romance / swashbuckler, Jim Caviezel] ✓

Dog Soldiers [action / horror / monster / suspense / werewolf]

Eight Legged Freaks [action / bug / comedy / horror / monster / sci-fi, David Arquette, Kari Wuhrer, Scott Terra, Scarlett Johansson, dir. Ellory Elkayem] ✓

Equilibrium [action / dystopia / sci-fi, Christian Bale, dir. Kurt Wimmer] ✓

Godzilla Against MechaGodzilla [action / adventure / kaiju / monster / robot / sci-fi]

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets [action / adventure / fantasy / ghost / wizardry] ✓

Infernal Affairs [crime / suspense]

Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers [action / adventure / epic / fantasy / ghost / wizardry, dir. Peter Jackson] ✓

Minority Report [action / adventure / sci-fi / suspense] ✓

Reign of Fire [action / adventure / dragon / fantasy / invasion / monster / post-apocalyptic / sci-fi]

The Ring [ghost / horror]

Spider-Man [action / adventure / superhero] ✓

Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones [action / adventure / bug / alien / epic / fantasy / kids / robot / sci-fi / space]


2001

The American Astronaut [adventure / comedy / cult / musical / sci-fi]

Cowboy Bebop: Knocking on Heaven's Door [a.k.a. Cowboy Bebop: The Movie, action / adventure / animation / anime / crime / sci-fi]

Donnie Darko [cult / ghost / sci-fi / surreal / suspense / teen / time-travel] ✓

Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monster All-Out Attack [action / adventure / bug / dragon / kaiju / monster / sci-fi] ✓

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone [a.k.a. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, action / adventure / fantasy / ghost / wizardry] ✓

Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring [action / adventure / demon / epic / fantasy / ghost / wizardry, dir. Peter Jackson] ✓

Monsters, Inc. [action / adventure / animation / buddy / comedy / kids / mad scientist / monster / mutation] ✓

Mulholland Drive [demon / drama / fantasy / nonlinear / surreal / suspense / virtual reality, Naomi Watts, dir. David Lynch] ✓

Ocean’s Eleven [action / comedy / crime / drama] ✓

Shrek [animal / animation / buddy / comedy / dragon / fantasy / kids / romance / spoof, Mike Meyers] ✓

Spirited Away [adventure / animation / anime / dragon / fantasy / ghost / kids, dir. Hayao Miyazuki]

Training Day [crime / drama / suspense, Denzel Washington, Ethan Hawke] ✓

Zoolander [action / adventure / comedy / spoof / spy] ✓


2000

American Psycho [crime / drama, Christian Bale, dir. Mary Harron] ✓

Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker [action / adventure / animation / crime / direct-to-video / superhero / suspense]

Battle Royale [action / dystopia / sci-fi / suspense, dir. Kinji Fukasaku] ✓

Charlie’s Angels [action / adventure / comedy / spy] ✓

Chicken Run [adventure / animal / animation / comedy / kids / stop-motion] ✓

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon [action / adventure / drama / martial arts] ✓

Ginger Snaps [comedy / drama / horror / monster / suspense / werewolf]

Gladiator [action / adventure / drama / epic, dir. Ridley Scott] ✓

Godzilla vs. Megaguirus [action / adventure / kaiju / monster / sci-fi]

Memento [action / crime / nonlinear / suspense, dir. Christopher Nolan] ✓

O Brother, Where Art Thou? [adventure / comedy / drama / musical / road, dir. Joel and Ethan Coen] ✓

Pitch Black [action / adventure / alien / horror / monster / suspense, Vin Diesel] ✓

Psycho Beach Party [comedy / cult / horror / slasher / suspense / teen]

The 6th Day [action / adventure / invasion / sci-fi / suspense, Arnold Schwarzenegger] ✓

Snatch. [action / crime / suspense, dir. Guy Ritchie] ✓

Titan A.E. [action / adventure / alien / animation / kids / post-apocalyptic / space / sci-fi] ✓

Unbreakable [drama / superhero / suspense, dir. M. Night Shyamalan] ✓

X-Men [action / adventure / mutation / superhero, Hugh Jackman, dir. Brian Singer] ✓



1999

Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me [action / adventure / comedy / mad scientist / spoof / spy / time-travel, Mike Meyers] ✓

Being John Malkovich [comedy / cult / fantasy / surreal, John Cusack, Cameron Diaz, dir. Spike Jonze] ✓

The Boondock Saints [action / crime / cult / drama / revenge, Willem Dafoe, Sean Patrick Flanery, Norman Reedus, dir. Troy Duffy] ✓

The Blair Witch Project [found-footage / horror / suspense] ✓

eXistenZ [sci-fi / virtual reality, Jude Law, Jennifer Jason Leigh, dir. David Cronenberg] ✓

Fight Club [action / adventure / space / suspense, Ed Norton, Brad Pitt] ✓

Galaxy Quest [action / adventure / alien / comedy / sci-fi / time-travel] ✓

Gamera 3: Revenge of Iris [action / adventure / kaiju / monster / sci-fi]

The Iron Giant [action / adventure / alien / animation / buddy / kids / robot / sci-fi, dir. Brad Bird] ✓

Lake Placid [action / comedy / cult / horror / monster] ✓

The Matrix [action / adventue / fantasy / martial arts / post-apocalyptic / robot / sci-fi / virtual reality, Keanu Reeves] ✓

The Mummy [action / adventure / horror / monster] ✓

Mystery Men [action / adventure / comedy / spoof / superhero] ✓

Payback [action / crime / revenge, Mel Gibson] ✓

Princess Mononoke [adventure / animation / anime / fantasy / kids, dir. Hayao Miyazuki]

The Sixth Sense [fantasy / ghost / horror / suspense, dir. M. Night Shyamalan] ✓

Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace [action / adventure / alien / epic / fantasy / kids / robot / sci-fi / space]

The Thirteenth Floor [sci-fi / suspense / virtual reality, dir. Josef Rusnak]

Three Kings [action / adventure / comedy / desert / war, George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, Ice Cube] ✓

Toy Story 2 [action / adventure / animation / buddy / fantasy / kids, Pixar] ✓


1998

Armageddon [action / adventure / sci-fi] ✓

Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero [action / adventure / animation / crime / direct-to-video / superhero / suspense]

The Big Lebowski [action / adventure / comedy / cult / stoner] ✓

Blade [action / adventure / monster / superhero / vampire, Wesley Snipes] ✓

Dark City [alien / cult / drama / fantasy / film-noir / sci-fi / suspense] ✓

Enemy of the State [action / adventure / suspense, Will Smith] ✓

Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels [action / crime / drama / suspense, dir. Guy Ritchie] ✓

The Mask of Zorro [action / adventure / superhero / swashbuckler, Antonio Banderas, Anthony Hopkins, Catherine Zeta-Jones, dir. Martin Campbell] ✓

Mulan [adventure / animation / comedy / dragon / fantasy / kids / war, Disney] ✓

Out of Sight [action / comedy / crime / nonlinear / romance / suspense, George Clooney, Jennifer Lopez, Don Cheadle] ✓

Pi [a.k.a. π, drama / geek / sci-fi / suspense, dir. Darren Aronofksy] ✓

Ronin [action / adventure / crime / spy / suspense, Robert De Niro, Jean Reno, Natascha McElhone, Stellan Skarsgård, Sean Bean, dir. John Frankenheimer] ✓

Saving Private Ryan [action / drama / Nazi / war, Tom Hanks] ✓

The Thin Red Line [drama / nonlinear / war, dir. Terence Malick]

The Truman Show [drama / sci-fi, Jim Carey] ✓


1997

Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery [action / adventure / comedy / mad scientist / spoof / spy, Mike Meyers] ✓

Contact [alien / drama / geek / sci-fi / suspense, Jodie Foster, Matthew McConaughey, Tom Skerritt, dir. Robert Zemeckis] ✓

Cube [horror / sci-fi / suspense]

Face/Off [action / crime / sci-fi / suspense, John Travolta, Nicolas Cage] ✓

The Fifth Element [action / adventure / alien / comedy / sci-fi / space, Bruce Willis] ✓

Gattaca [drama / sci-fi] ✓

Grosse Pointe Blank [action / comedy / romance / spy] ✓

Jackie Brown [action / blaxploitation / crime / drama / suspense, Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson, dir. Quentin Tarantino] ✓

L.A. Confidential [crime / drama / film-noir / suspense, Kevin Spacey, Russel Crowe, Guy Pearce, dir. Curtis Hanson] ✓

The Lost World: Jurassic Park [action / adventure / dinosaur / jungle / monster / sci-fi, dir. Steven Spielberg] ✓

Men in Black [action / adventure / alien / buddy / comedy / sci-fi, Will Smith] ✓

Starship Troopers [action / adventure / alien / bug / sci-fi / space / spoof / war] ✓


1996

Fargo [crime / drama / suspense, dir. Joel and Ethan Coen] ✓

Gamera 2: Assault of the Legion [action / adventure / bug / kaiju / monster / sci-fi]

Independence Day [action / adventure / alien / disaster / drama / invasion / sci-fi, Will Smith] ✓

Kids in the Hall: Brain Candy [comedy / dystopia / skit] ✓

The Rock [action / adventure / suspense, Sean Connery, Nicolas Cage, Ed Harris] ✓

Scream [horror / slasher / suspense / teen] ✓

Star Trek: First Contact [action / adventure / alien / robot / sci-fi / space / time-travel] ✓




1995

Apollo 13 [adventure / drama / geek, Tom Hanks] ✓

Braveheart [action / drama / epic, Mel Gibson] ✓

Die Hard: With a Vengeance [action / crime / suspense, Bruce Willis]

Gamera: Guardian of the Universe [action / adventure / kaiju / monster / sci-fi] ✓

Ghost in the Shell [action / animation / anime / robot / sci-fi / suspense] ✓

Godzilla vs. Destoroyah [action / adventure / kaiju / monster / sci-fi] ✓

GoldenEye [action / adventure / spy, Piers Brosnan as James Bond, Sean Bean, Izabella Scorupco] ✓

Heat [action / crime / drama] ✓

Judge Dredd [action / crime / cult / dystopia / sci-fi, Sylvester Stallone, Armand Assante, Rob Schneider, Jürgen Prochnow, Max von Sydow] ✓

Se7en [crime / drama / suspense, Morgan Freeman, Brad Pitt] ✓

Toy Story [action / adventure / animation / buddy / fantasy / kids, Pixar] ✓

12 Monkeys [action / adventure / post-apocalyptic / sci-fi / suspense / time-travel, dir. Terry Gilliam] ✓

The Usual Suspects [action / adventure / crime / nonlinear / suspense, Kevin Spacey, Gabriel Byrne] ✓


1994

Cemetery Man [comedy / horror / zombie, dir. Michele Soavi]

Clear and Present Danger [action / adventure / spy, Harrison Ford, Willem Dafoe, Anne Archer, dir. Phillip Noyce] ✓

The Crow [action / adventure / fantasy / superhero] ✓

Crumb [documentary / geek] ✓

Fist of Legend [action / adventure / martial arts, Jet Li] ✓

Forrest Gump [adventure / comedy / drama / spoof / war, Tom Hanks] ✓

Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles [adventure / drama / fantasy / horror / vampire, Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise] ✓

The Legend of Drunken Master [action / adventure / martial arts, Jackie Chan] 

Léon: The Professional [action / crime / drama / revenge / suspense, Jean Reno, Gary Oldman, Natalie Portman, dir. Luc Besson] ✓

The Lion King [action / adventure / animal / animation / drama / jungle / kids / musical, Disney] ✓

The Mask [action / adventure / comedy / crime / fantasy / superhero, Jim Carey] ✓

Pulp Fiction [action / adventure / crime / drama / fantasy / nonlinear / suspense, dir. Quentin Tarantino] ✓

The Shawshank Redemption [buddy / crime / drama / suspense, Morgan Freeman, Tim Robbins] ✓

Speed [action / adventure / crime / road / suspense, Keanu Reeves, Sandra Bullock] ✓

Stargate [action / adventure / alien / sci-fi / space] ✓

True Lies [action / adventure / spy, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jamie Lee Curtis] ✓


1993

Batman: Mask of the Phantasm [action / adventure / animation / crime / superhero / suspense]

Demolition Man [action / adventure / sci-fi / spoof, Sylvester Stallone, Sandra Bullock, Wesley Snipes] ✓

The Fugitive [action / adventure / crime / suspense, Harrison Ford, Tommy Lee Jones] ✓

Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II [action / adventure / kaiju / monster / sci-fi] ✓

Groundhog Day [comedy / fantasy / holiday / romance / time-travel, Bill Murray] ✓

Jurassic Park [action / adventure / dinosaur / jungle / monster / sci-fi, dir. Steven Spielberg] ✓

Last Action Hero [action / adventure / buddy / comedy / fantasy / spoof, Arnold Schwarzenegger] ✓

The Nightmare Before Christmas [action / adventure / animation / fantasy / ghost / holiday / horror / kids / monster / stop-motion, dir. Tim Burton] ✓

Ninja Scroll [action / adventure / animation / anime / demon / fantasy / ninja]

The Thief and the Cobbler [action / adventure / animation / desert / fantasy / wizardry; note: this film has been released in many different versions; the 2013 restoration known as "The Recobbled Cut Mk 4" is currently the closest to the director's original vision and is recommended] ✓

Tombstone [action / adventure / buddy / western, Kurt Russell, Val Kilmer] ✓




1992

Aladdin [action / adventure / animation / comedy / desert / fantasy / kids / musical / romance / wizardry, Disney] ✓

Army of Darkness [action / adventure / comedy / cult / demon / adventure / fantasy / monster / time-travel, Bruce Campbell, dir. Sam Raimi] ✓

Braindead [a.k.a. Dead Alive, comedy / gore / horror / zombie, dir. Peter Jackson]

Dead Alive [comedy / gore / horror / zombie, dir. Peter Jackson]

El Mariachi [action / adventure / romance / western, dir. Robert Rodriguez] ✓

Hard Boiled [action / crime / suspense, dir. John Woo] ✓

The Last of the Mohicans [action / adventure / romance, Daniel Day-Lewis, Madeleine Stowe] ✓

Patriot Games [action / adventure / spy, Harrison Ford, Sean Bean, Anne Archer, dir. Phillip Noyce] ✓

Reservoir Dogs [action / crime / drama / nonlinear / suspense, dir. Quentin Tarantino] ✓

Supercop [action / adventure / martial arts, Jackie Chan]

Unforgiven [action / drama / western, Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Gene Hackman] ✓




1991

Beauty and the Beast [adventure / animation / drama / fantasy / kids / monster / musical / romance, Disney] ✓

Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey [adventure / buddy / comedy / robot / time-travel, Keanu Reeves] ✓

Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah [action / adventure / kaiju / monster / sci-fi] ✓

New Jack City [action / blaxploitation / crime / drama / gangster] ✓

Point Break [action / crime / suspense, Patrick Swayze, Keanu Reeves, Gary Busey, dir. Kathryn Bigelow] ✓

The Rocketeer [action / adventure / Nazi / superhero] ✓

The Silence of the Lambs [action / crime / suspense, Jodi Foster as Clarice Starling, Anthony Hopkins as Dr. Hannibal Lecter] ✓

Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country [action / adventure / alien / sci-fi / space / suspense] ✓

Terminator 2: Judgment Day [action / adventure / buddy / post-apocalyptic / robot / sci-fi / suspense / time-travel, Arnold Schwarzenegger] ✓

Thelma & Louise [adventure / buddy / crime / drama / road, Susan Sarandon, Geena Davis, Harvey Keitel, Brad Pitt, dir. Ridley Scott]



1990

Arachnophobia [bug / comedy / horror / jungle / sci-fi / suspense, Jeff Daniels, Julian Sands, John Goodman, dir. Frank Marshall] ✓

Back to the Future Part III [action / adventure / buddy / comedy / mad scientist / sci-fi / teen / time-travel / western, Michael J. Fox] ✓

Dances with Wolves [adventure / drama / western, Kevin Costner] ✓

Darkman [action / adventure / crime / superhero, Liam Neeson] ✓

Die Hard 2 [action / crime / suspense, Bruce Willis] ✓

Edward Scissorhands [drama / fantasy / Frankenstein / surreal, Johnny Depp] ✓

Jacob's Ladder [drama / demon / horror / nonlinear / surreal / suspense / war, Tim Robbins] ✓

La Femme Nikita [action / adventure / spy / suspense] ✓

Goodfellas [action / crime / drama / gangster] ✓

The Hunt for Red October [action / drama / suspense, Alec Baldwin, Sean Connery] ✓

Miller's Crossing [crime / drama / gangster, Gabriel Byrne, dir. Joel and Ethan Coen] ✓

Misery [drama / suspense, James Caan, Kathy Bates] ✓

RoboCop 2 [action / adventure / crime / cult / dystopia / Frankenstein / robot / sci-fi / spoof / superhero, Peter Weller, dir. Irvin Kershner] ✓

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles [action / adventure / animal / kids / martial arts / superhero] ✓

Total Recall [action / adventure / mutation / sci-fi, Arnold Schwarzenegger] ✓

Tremors [action / bug / monster / suspense] ✓

Troll 2 [cult / fantasy / horror / monster; note: this is one of the worst movies ever made] ✓



1989

The Abyss [alien / drama / sci-fi / suspense] ✓

Back to the Future Part II [action / adventure / buddy / comedy / dystopia / mad scientist / sci-fi / teen / time-travel, Michael J. Fox] ✓

Batman [action / adventure / crime / superhero, Jack Nicholson, Michael Keaton] ✓

Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure [adventure / buddy / comedy / time-travel, Keanu Reeves] ✓

Dead Poets Society [drama / geek / teen, Robin Williams] ✓

Gandahar [a.k.a. Light Years, action / adventure / alien / fantasy / sci-fi]

Glory [drama / war, Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington, Morgan Freeman, Carey Elwes] ✓

Godzilla vs. Biollante [action / adventure / kaiju / monster / sci-fi] ✓

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade [action / adventure / buddy / fantasy / Nazi, Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, dir. Steven Spielberg, prod. George Lucas] ✓

The Killer [action / crime / suspense, Chow Yun Fat, dir. John Woo] ✓

Lethal Weapon 2 [action / buddy / crime, Mel Gibson, Danny Glover] ✓

The Little Mermaid [adventure / animal / animation / comedy / fantasy / kids / musical / romance / wizardry, Disney] ✓

Samurai Cop [action / crime / cult / samurai]

UHF [comedy / cult, Weird Al Yankovic]



1988

Akira [action / adventure / animation / anime / cult / sci-fi / superhero]

Beetlejuice [comedy / fantasy / ghost, Michael Keaton] ✓

Die Hard [action / crime / suspense, Bruce Willis] ✓

A Fish Called Wanda [comedy / crime] ✓

Grave of the Fireflies [animation / anime / drama / war]

Miracle Mile [action / adventure / cult / drama / post-apocalyptic / romance, Anthony Edwards]

My Neighbor Totoro [adventure / animation / anime / fantasy / kids]

The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! [action / comedy / crime, Leslie Nielsen] ✓

They Live [action / alien / comedy / cult / horror / invasion / monster / sci-fi / spoof, Roddy Piper] ✓

The Vanishing [suspense]

Who Framed Roger Rabbit? [action / adventure / animal / animation / buddy / comedy / suspense] ✓

Willow [action / adventure / fantasy / dragon / stop-motion / sword-and-sorcery / wizardry, Warwick Davis, Val Kilmer, dir. Ron Howard, prod. George Lucas]



1987

Evil Dead II [comedy / cult / demon / horror / fantasy / monster, Bruce Campbell, dir. Sam Raimi] ✓

Full Metal Jacket [drama / jungle / war] ✓

Hellraiser [demon / horror / monster, dir. Clive Barker] ✓

Lethal Weapon [action / buddy / crime, Mel Gibson, Danny Glover] ✓

The Lost Boys [action / adventure / monster / teen / vampire] ✓

The Monster Squad [action / adventure / comedy / Frankenstein / kids / monster / vampire / werewolf] ✓

Predator [action / adventure / alien / jungle / monster / sci-fi, Arnold Schwarzenegger] ✓

The Princess Bride [action / adventure / comedy / fantasy / kids / pirate / revenge / romance / swashbuckler] ✓

Raising Arizona [action / adventure / comedy / crime, Nicolas Cage, Holly Hunter, dir. Joel and Ethan Coen] ✓

RoboCop [action / adventure / crime / dystopia / Frankenstein / robot / sci-fi / spoof / superhero, Peter Weller, dir. Paul Verhoeven] ✓

The Running Man [action / adventure / dystopia / sci-fi / spy, Arnold Schwarzenegger] ✓

Spaceballs [action / adventure / alien / comedy / robot / sci-fi / space, dir. Mel Brooks] ✓

The Untouchables [action / crime / drama / gangster, Kevin Costner] ✓

Wall Street [crime / drama, Michael Douglas, dir. Oliver Stone] ✓


1986

Aliens [action / adventure / alien / monster / robot / sci-fi / space / suspense, Sigourney Weaver, dir. James Cameron] ✓

Big Trouble in Little China [action / adventure / buddy / comedy / cult / demon / fantasy / ghost / martial arts / ninja / wizardry, Kurt Russell] ✓

Blue Velvet [crime / drama / surreal / suspense, dir. David Lynch]

Castle in the Sky [adventure / animation / anime / fantasy / kids / pirate / romance / spy]

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off [adventure / buddy / comedy / road / teen, Matthew Broderick] ✓

The Fly [bug / drama / horror / mad scientist / monster / mutation / sci-fi / suspense, Jeff Goldblum] ✓

F/X [action / crime / suspense, Bryan Brown, Brian Dennehy] ✓

Highlander [action / adventure / fantasy, Christopher Lambert] ✓

Labyrinth [adventure / fantasy / kids / musical / puppet / suspense / teen, Jennifer Connelly, David Bowie, dir. Jim Henson] ✓
 
Manhunter [crime / suspense, Brian Cox as Dr. Hannibal Lecter] ✓

Night of the Creeps [alien / comedy / cult / horror / sci-fi /spoof / zombie] ✓

Platoon [action / drama / jungle / war] ✓

Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home [action / adventure / alien / comedy / sci-fi / space / time-travel] ✓

¡Three Amigos! [comedy / fantasy / spoof / western] ✓

Top Gun [action / adventure / drama, Tom Cruise] ✓

The Transformers: The Movie [action / adventure / alien / animation / kids / robot / sci-fi / space]


1985

Back to the Future [action / adventure / buddy / comedy / mad scientist / sci-fi / teen / time-travel, Michael J. Fox] ✓

Brazil [cult / dystopia / fantasy / sci-fi / spoof / steampunk, dir. Terry Gilliam] ✓

Clue [comedy / crime / cult / suspense, Tim Curry] ✓

Commando [action / adventure / revenge, Arnold Schwarzenegger] ✓

Day of the Dead [horror / zombie, dir. George A. Romero]

Enemy Mine [action / adventure / alien / sci-fi] ✓

Fletch [action / adventure / comedy / crime, Chevy Chase] ✓

Fright Night [action / adventure / comedy / horror / vampire, Chris Sarandon, William Ragsdale, Amanda Bearse, Roddy McDowall, Stephen Geoffreys, dir. Tom Holland] ✓

The Goonies [adventure / comedy / kids / mutation] ✓

Ladyhawke [action / adventure / comedy / drama / fantasy / romance] ✓

Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure [adventure / comedy / cult / road] ✓

Police Story [action / adventure / martial arts, Jackie Chan]

The Quiet Earth [drama / post-apocalyptic / sci-fi / suspense]

Rambo: First Blood Part II [action / adventure / jungle, Sylvester Stallone] ✓

Ran [action / drama / epic / revenge / samurai / war, dir. Akira Kurosawa]

Re-Animator [cult / Frankenstein / gore / horror / mad scientist / zombie] ✓

Real Genius [comedy / geek / sci-fi / teen, Val Kilmer] ✓

Return of the Living Dead [comedy / horror / zombie]

Rocky IV [action / drama / sports, Sylvester Stallone] ✓

Silverado [action / crime / drama / western, Kevin Kline, Scott Glenn, Kevin Costner, Danny Glover] ✓

Weird Science [comedy / fantasy / teen, Anthony Michael Hall] ✓




1984

The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension [action / adventure / alien / comedy / cult / mad scientist / musical / sci-fi, Peter Weller] ✓

Beverly Hills Cop [action / adventure / comedy / crime, Eddie Murphy] ✓

Blood Simple [crime / drama / film-noir / suspense, dir. Joel and Ethan Coen] ✓

The Brother from Another Planet [alien / comedy / drama / romance / sci-fi] ✓

Dune [action / adventure / bug / alien / epic / fantasy / sci-fi / space] ✓

Ghostbusters [adventure / comedy / fantasy / ghost / kaiju / mad scientist / monster] ✓

Godzilla 1985 [action / adventure / kaiju / monster / sci-fi]

Gremlins [action / adventure / comedy / fantasy / invasion / monster] ✓

The Ice Pirates [ action / adventure / alien / comedy / pirate / sci-fi / space, Robert Ulrich] ✓

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom [action / adventure / fantasy / jungle, Harrison Ford, dir. Steven Spielberg, prod. George Lucas] ✓

The Karate Kid [drama / martial arts / sports / teen] ✓
 
The Last Starfighter [action / adventure / alien / sci-fi / space] ✓

The NeverEnding Story [adventure / epic / fantasy / kids / puppet] ✓

A Nightmare on Elm Street [horror / monster / slasher / teen / virtual reality, dir. Wes Craven] ✓

Nineteen Eighty-Four [drama / dystopia / romance / sci-fi, John Hurt, Richard Burton, Suzanna Hamilton, dir. Michael Radford] ✓

Red Dawn [action / drama / dystopia / teen / war] ✓

Repo Man [action / adventure / comedy / cult / mad scientist / sci-fi] ✓

Romancing the Stone [action / adventure / comedy / jungle / road / romance, Kathleen Turner, Michael Douglas] ✓

Starman [adventure / alien / drama / road / romance / sci-fi, Jeff Bridges, Karen Allen, dir. John Carpenter] ✓

Star Trek III: The Search for Spock [action / adventure / alien / sci-fi / space] ✓

The Terminator [action / adventure / post-apocalyptic / robot / sci-fi / suspense / time-travel, Arnold Schwarzenegger] ✓

The Toxic Avenger [action / adventure / comedy / superhero] ✓


1983

Fire and Ice [action / adventure / animation / fantasy / sword-and-sorcery / wizardry, dir. Ralph Bakshi]

Krull [action / adventure / alien / epic / fantasy / sci-fi / sword-and-sorcery / wizardry] ✓

The Right Stuff [adventure / drama / geek] ✓

Scarface [action / crime / drama / gangster, Al Pacino] ✓

Star Wars: Return of the Jedi [a.k.a. Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi, action / adventure / alien / epic / fantasy / ghost / kids / monster / puppet / robot / sci-fi / space, Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, James Earl Jones, dir. Richard Marquand, prod. George Lucas] ✓

Superman III [action / adventure / alien / comedy / cult / sci-fi / superhero, Christopher Reeve, Richard Pryor] ✓



1982

The Beastmaster [action / adventure / animal / cult / fantasy / monster / sword-and-sorcery / wizardry] ✓

Blade Runner [action / adventure / crime / cult / dystopia / robot / sci-fi, Harrison Ford, dir. Ridley Scott] ✓

Conan the Barbarian [action / adventure / fantasy / sword-and-sorcery/ wizardry, Arnold Schwarzenegger] ✓

The Dark Crystal [adventure / epic / fantasy / kids / puppet, dir. Frank Oz / Jim Henson] ✓

E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial [action / adventure / alien / buddy / drama / kids / sci-fi, dir. Steven Spielberg] ✓

First Blood [action / adventure / drama / war, Sylvester Stallone] ✓

Flash Gordon: The Greatest Adventure of All [action / adventure / alien / animation / kids / sci-fi / space / tv]

48 Hrs. [action / adventure / buddy / comedy / crime / suspense, Eddie Murphy, Nick Nolte] ✓

The Last Unicorn [adventure / animation/ fantasy / kids / wizardry]

Poltergeist [fantasy / ghost / horror / monster / suspense] ✓

Q: The Winged Serpent [dragon / horror / kaiju / monster / suspense]

Rocky III [action / drama / sports, Sylvester Stallone] ✓

The Secret of NIMH [adventure / animal / animation / kids / sci-fi / suspense] ✓

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan [action / adventure / alien / buddy / geek / sci-fi / space] ✓

Swamp Thing [horror / mad scientist / monster / mutation / sci-fi / superhero, Adrienne Barbeau, Louis Jourdan, Ray Wise, dir. Wes Craven] ✓

The Sword and the Sorcerer [action / adventure / fantasy / sword-and-sorcery / wizardry]

The Thing [alien / horror / monster / mutation / sci-fi, Kurt Russell, dir. John Carpenter] ✓

TRON [action / adventure / cult / robot / sci-fi / virtual reality, Jeff Bridges, Disney] ✓


1981

An American Werewolf in London [comedy / fantasy / ghost / horror / monster / werewolf, dir. John Landis] ✓

Clash of the Titans [action / adventure / epic / fantasy / monster / stop-motion, f/x Ray Harryhausen] ✓

Dragonslayer [action / adventure / dragon / fantasy / sword-and-sorcery / wizardry] ✓

Escape from New York [action / adventure / crime / cult / dystopia / sci-fi, Kurt Russell, dir. John Carpenter] ✓

The Evil Dead [comedy / cult / demon / horror / fantasy / monster, Bruce Campbell, dir. Sam Raimi] ✓

Excalibur [action / adventure / fantasy / sword-and-sorcery / wizardry] ✓

The Howling [horror / monster / werewolf]

Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior [action / adventure / post-apocalyptic / road, Mel Gibson] ✓

Outland [action / crime / sci-fi / space, Sean Connery] ✓

Quest for Fire [adventure / drama / road]

Raiders of the Lost Ark [action / adventure / fantasy / jungle / Nazi, Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones, dir. Steven Spielberg, prod. George Lucas] ✓

Superman II [action / adventure / alien / drama / romance / sci-fi / superhero, Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, Gene Hackman] ✓

Time Bandits [action / adventure / comedy / cult / demon / epic / fantasy / spoof / steampunk / time-travel, dir. Terry Gilliam] ✓


1980

Airplane! [comedy / disaster / spoof, Leslie Nielson] ✓

The Blues Brothers [action / adventure / buddy / comedy / musical / Nazi / road, John Belushi, Dan Akroyd, dir. John Landis] ✓

Flash Gordon [action / adventure / alien / epic / mad scientist / sci-fi] ✓

The Lathe of Heaven [post-apocalyptic / sci-fi / tv / virtual reality]

The Shining [ghost / horror / suspense, Jack Nicholson, dir. Stanley Kubrick] ✓

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back [a.k.a. Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back, action / adventure / alien / epic / fantasy / ghost / monster / puppet / robot / sci-fi / space / stop-motion, Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, James Earl Jones, dir. Irvin Kershner, prod. George Lucas] ✓


1979

Alien [action / adventure / alien / horror / monster / robot / sci-fi / space / suspense, Sigourney Weaver, dir. Ridley Scott] ✓

Apocalypse Now [drama / jungle / war / suspense, Martin Sheen, dir. Francis Ford Coppola] ✓

The Black Hole [adventure / mad scientist / robot / sci-fi / space / suspense, Disney] ✓

The Brood [horror / mad scientist / monster / mutation / sci-fi / surreal]

Mad Max [action / adventure / post-apocalyptic / road, Mel Gibson] ✓

Mad Monkey Kung Fu [action / adventure / martial arts]

Rocky II [action / drama / sports, Sylvester Stallone] ✓

Stalker [action / adventure / alien / fantasy / sci-fi / suspense, dir. Andrei Tarkovsky]

Time After Time [action / adventure / crime / sci-fi / steampunk / suspense / time-travel] ✓

The Warriors [action / adventure / crime / cult / drama] ✓

Zombie [a.k.a. Zombi 2, adventure / horror / zombie, dir. Lucio Fulci]



1978

Dawn of the Dead [cult / horror / invasion / zombie, dir. George A. Romero]

The Deer Hunter [drama / jungle / suspense / war, Robert De Niro] ✓

Drunken Master [action / adventure / martial arts, Jackie Chan]

Five Deadly Venoms [action / adventure / martial arts]

Halloween [horror / monster / slasher / suspense, Jamie Lee Curtis, dir. John Carpenter] ✓

Invasion of the Body Snatchers [alien / horror / monster / sci-fi / suspense] ✓

Piranha [comedy / cult / horror / monster / suspense] ✓

Superman [action / adventure / alien / drama / romance / sci-fi / superhero, Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, Gene Hackman] ✓

The 36th Chamber of Shaolin [action / adventure / martial arts / revenge, dir. Liu Chia-Liang] ✓


1977

Close Encounters of the Third Kind [adventure / alien / drama / sci-fi, dir. Steven Spielberg] ✓

Eraserhead [drama / fantasy / mutation / sci-fi / surreal, dir. David Lynch]

The Hobbit [action / adventure / animation / epic / dragon / fantasy / kids / musical / tv/ wizardry] ✓

Smokey and the Bandit [action / adventure / comedy / road, Burt Reynolds, Sally Field] ✓

The Spy Who Loved Me [action / adventure / spy, Roger Moore as James Bond]

Star Wars [a.k.a. Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, action / adventure / alien / epic / fantasy / ghost / monster / robot / sci-fi / space, Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Alec Guinness, James Earl Jones, dir. George Lucas] ✓

Suspiria [horror / monster / suspense / wizardry]

Wizards [action / adventure / animation / fantasy / sci-fi / wizardry, dir. Ralph Bakshi]



1976

Carrie [horror / teen, Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie, Amy Irving, William Katt, John Travolta, dir. Brian De Palma] ✓

Dolemite 2: The Human Tornado [action / blaxploitation / crime, Rudy Ray Moore]

The Enforcer [action / crime, Clint Eastwood] ✓

Logan’s Run [action / adventure / drama / dystopia / robot / sci-fi / suspense] ✓

The Man Who Fell to Earth [alien / drama / sci-fi, David Bowie, Rip Torn]

Marathon Man [action / drama / Nazi / spy / suspense, Dustin Hoffman, Laurence Olivier, Roy Scheider, dir. John Schlesinger] ✓

The Omen [horror / suspense]

The Outlaw Josey Wales [action / adventure / crime / drama / western, Clint Eastwood]

Rocky [action / drama / sports, Sylvester Stallone] ✓

Silver Streak [action / buddy / comedy / crime / road / suspense, Richard Pryor, Gene Wilder] ✓

Solaris [alien / drama / nonlinear / sci-fi / suspense, dir. Andrei Tarkovsky]

Taxi Driver [drama / suspense, Robert De Niro] ✓


1975

Boss Nigger [action / blaxploitation / crime / western, Fred Williamson]

A Boy and His Dog [buddy / comedy / drama / mutation / post-apocalyptic / robot / sci-fi, Don Johnson] ✓

Death Race 2000 [action / adventure / cult / dystopia / road / sci-fi, David Carradine, Sylvester Stallone, Simone Griffeth] ✓

Dolemite [action / blaxploitation / crime, Rudy Ray Moore]

Jaws [action / adventure / buddy / horror / monster / suspense, dir. Steven Spielberg] ✓

The Rocky Horror Picture Show [comedy / cult / Frankenstein / horror / mad scientist / musical, Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon]

Rollerball [action / drama / dystopia / sports] ✓

The Stepford Wives [robot / sci-fi / suspense]

Terror of Mechagodzilla [action / adventure / kaiju / monster / robot / sci-fi]

Three Days of the Condor [action / spy / suspense, Robert Redford, Faye Dunaway, Cliff Robertson, Max von Sydow, John Houseman, dir. Sydney Pollack] ✓


1974

Black Belt Jones [action / blaxploitation / comedy / martial arts, Jim Kelly, Gloria Hendry] ✓

Blazing Saddles [buddy / comedy / crime / spoof / western, Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder, Slim Pickens , Harvey Korman, Madeline Kahn, dir. Mel Brooks] ✓

Chinatown [crime / film-noir / suspense, Jack Nicholson] ✓

Dark Star [alien / comedy / sci-fi / space / suspense]

Death Wish [action / crime / drama / revenge, Charles Bronson, Vincent Gardenia, Hope Lange, dir. Michael Winner] ✓

Foxy Brown [action / blaxploitation / comedy / crime / revenge, Pam Grier]

The Godfather: Part II [drama / crime / gangster, Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, dir. Martin Scorsese] ✓

Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla [action / adventure / kaiju / monster / robot / sci-fi]

The Man with the Golden Gun [action / adventure / spy, Roger Moore as James Bond]

Monty Python and the Holy Grail [action / adventure / comedy / cult / fantasy / monster / spoof / sword-and-sorcery / wizardry, dir. Terry Gilliam] ✓

Murder on the Orient Express [adventure / suspense]

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre [horror / slasher / suspense]

Truck Turner [action / blaxploitation / crime / suspense, Isaac Hayes]

Young Frankenstein [comedy / Frankenstein / mad scientist / monster / spoof, Gene Wilder, Madeline Kahn, Marty Feldman, Peter Boyle, dir. Mel Brooks] ✓

Zardoz [adventure / cult / drama / dystopia / sci-fi, Sean Connery] ✓



1973

Black Caesar [action / blaxploitation / crime / drama, Fred Williamson]

Cleopatra Jones [action / blaxploitation / crime / spy, Pam Grier]

Coffy [action / blaxploitation / crime / suspense, Pam Grier]

Enter the Dragon [action / adventure / martial arts / revenge / sport / spy, Bruce Lee] ✓

The Exorcist [demon / fantasy / horror] ✓

Fantastic Planet [action / adventure / animation / alien / sci-fi / surreal] ✓

The Golden Voyage of Sinbad [action / adventure / epic / fantasy / monster / stop-motion, f/x Ray Harryhausen] ✓

High Plains Drifter [action / drama / western, Clint Eastwood]

The Mack [action / blaxploitation / crime / drama, Max Julien, Don Gordon, Richard Pryor]

Magnum Force [action / crime, Clint Eastwood] ✓

Mean Streets [art / drama / crime, Robert De Niro, Harvey Keitel, dir. Martin Scorsese] ✓

Scream, Blacula, Scream [blaxploitation / horror / monster / vampire, William Marshall, Pam Grier] ✓

Sleeper [comedy / dystopia / robot / sci-fi, Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, dir. Woody Allen] ✓

Soylent Green [drama / dystopia / sci-fi / suspense, Charlton Heston] ✓

Westworld [action / adventure / robot / sci-fi / suspense / western, Yul Brynner] ✓

World on a Wire [crime / sci-fi / virtual reality]


1972

Blacula [blaxploitation / horror / monster / vampire, William Marshall] ✓

Deliverance [action / adventure / drama / suspense, Burt Reynolds] ✓

Fist of Fury [a.k.a. The Chinese Connection, action / adventure / martial arts, Bruce Lee]

The Godfather [drama / crime / gangster, Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, dir. Martin Scorsese] ✓

The Harder They Come [action / blaxploitation / cult / drama / musical, Jimmy Cliff]

The Poseidon Adventure [action / adventure / disaster, Gene Hackman, Ernest Borgnine, Red Buttons, Carol Lynley, Roddy McDowall, Stella Stevens, Shelley Winters, Jack Albertson] ✓

Shaft's Big Score! [action / blaxploitation / crime, Richard Roundtree]

Silent Running [adventure / drama / post-apocalyptic / robot / sci-fi / space / suspense, Bruce Dern] ✓

Super Fly [action / blaxploitation / crime / drama / gangster, Ron O'Neal]

Trouble Man [action / blaxploitation / crime / drama, Robert Hooks]

The Way of the Dragon [a.k.a. Return of the Dragon, action / adventure / martial arts, Bruce Lee, Chuck Norris] ✓


1971

The Abominable Dr. Phibes [cult / fantasy / horror / mad scientist / revenge, Vincent Price] ✓

The Andromeda Strain [alien / sci-fi / suspense]

The Big Boss [a.k.a. Fists of Fury, action / adventure / martial arts, Bruce Lee] ✓

A Clockwork Orange [crime / drama / dystopia / sci-fi, Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee, Michael Bates, dir. Stanley Kubrick] ✓

Dirty Harry [action / crime, Clint Eastwood] ✓

Duck, You Sucker (a.k.a. A Fistful of Dynamite, action / adventure / war / western, dir. Sergio Leone, Rod Steiger, James Coburn]

The French Connection [crime / drama / film-noir / suspense, Gene Hackman] ✓

The Omega Man [action / monster / mutation / post-apocalyptic / sci-fi / suspense / vampire / zombie, Charlton Heston, dir. Boris Sagal] ✓

Shaft [action / blaxploitation / crime, Richard Roundtree] ✓

Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song [action / blaxploitation / crime / drama / suspense, Mario Van Peebles, dir. Mario Van Peebles]

Vanishing Point [action / adventure / cult / road] ✓

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory [adventure / fantasy / kids / musical / spoof, Gene Wilder] ✓


1970

Colossus: The Forbin Project [robot / sci-fi / suspense]

War of the Gargantuas [a.k.a. Frankenstein's Monsters: Sanda vs. Gaira, action / adventure / Frankenstein / kaiju / monster / sci-fi] ✓



1969

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid [action / adventure / buddy / crime / western, Paul Newman, Robert Redford] ✓

Easy Rider [adventure / buddy / drama / road / stoner, Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, Jack Nicholson, dir. Dennis Hopper] ✓

Journey to the Far Side of the Sun [sci-fi / space]

On Her Majesty's Secret Service [action / adventure / crime / spy, George Lazenby as James Bond]

True Grit [western, John Wayne] ✓

The Valley of Gwangi [action / adventure / dinosaur / monster / stop-motion / western, f/x Ray Harryhausen] ✓

The Wild Bunch [action / adventure / western, William Holden] ✓


1968

Barbarella [alien / comedy / cult / sci-fi / sexploitation / spoof, Jane Fonda] ✓

Bullitt [action / crime, Steve McQueen] ✓

Destroy All Monsters [action / adventure / kaiju / monster / sci-fi] ✓

The Green Slime [alien / cult / horror / monster / sci-fi / space, Robert Horton, Luciana Paluzzi, Richard Jaeckel] ✓

Hang 'Em High [crime / suspense / western, Clint Eastwood]

Je t'aime je t'aime [drama / sci-fi / time-travel]

Night of the Living Dead [horror / invasion / zombie, dir. George A. Romero] ✓

Once Upon a Time in the West [action / adventure / western, dir. Sergio Leone]

Planet of the Apes [action / adventure / post-apocalyptic / sci-fi / time-travel, Charlton Heston] ✓

Rosemary's Baby [demon / drama / horror / suspense, Mia Farrow] ✓

2001: A Space Odyssey [alien / drama / robot / sci-fi / space, dir. Stanley Kubrick] ✓

Yellow Submarine [advenutre / animation / fantasy / musical / surreal, The Beatles]


1967

Bonnie and Clyde [action / crime / drama / film-noir, Warren Beatty, Faye Dunnaway] ✓

Cool Hand Luke [crime / drama, Paul Newman] ✓

The Dirty Dozen [action / adventure / Nazi / war, Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine, Charles Bronson, Jim Brown, John Cassavetes, Tom Busby, Donald Sutherland, Ben Carruthers, Clint Walker, Colin Maitland, Stuart Cooper, Al Mancini, Trini Lopez, Telly Savalas, Richard Jaeckel, George Kennedy, Ralph Meeker, Robert Ryan, dir. Robert Aldrich] ✓

Five Million Years to Earth [a.k.a. Quatermass and the Pit, alien / horror / monster / sci-fi] ✓

The Jungle Book [adventure / animation / jungle / musical, Disney] ✓

Le Samouraï [drama / film-noir / gangster / suspense, dir. Jean-Pierre Melville]

Point Blank [action / crime / revenge / suspense, Lee Marvin] ✓

You Only Live Twice [action / adventure / spy, Sean Connery as James Bond] ✓



1966

Batman [action / adventure / comedy / superhero] ✓

Django [action / western, Franco Nero, José Canalejas, José Bódalo, Loredana Nusciak, dir. Sergio Corbucci]

Fantastic Voyage [action / adventure / sci-fi, Stephen Boyd, Raquel Welch, Edmond O'Brien, dir. Richard Fleischer] ✓

Fahrenheit 451 [drama / dystopia / sci-fi / suspense]

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly [action / adventure / western, Clint Eastwood, dir. Sergio Leone] ✓

The Plague of the Zombies [action / cult / horror / invasion / monster / zombie]

Seconds [drama / horror / sci-fi / suspense, Rock Hudson, Frank Campanella, John Randolph, dir. John Frankenheimer] ✓


1965

Alphaville [action / adventure / mad scientist / sci-fi / space / spy]

Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! [action / adventure / comedy / cult / drama / sexploitation]

For a Few Dollars More [action / adventure / western, Clint Eastwood, dir. Sergio Leone] ✓

Invasion of Astro-Monster [a.k.a. Godzilla vs. Monster Zero, action / adventure / alien / dragon / kaiju / monster / sci-fi] ✓

Thunderball [action / adventure / spy, Sean Connery as James Bond] ✓



1964

Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb [comedy / cult / mad scientist / Nazi / sci-fi / spoof, Peter Sellers] ✓

Fail-Safe [adventure / drama / sci-fi / war, Henry Fonda, Walter Matthau, dir. Sidney Lumet] ✓

First Men in the Moon [action / adventure / sci-fi / steampunk / stop-motion, f/x Ray Harryhausen] ✓

A Fistful of Dollars [action / adventure / western, Clint Eastwood, dir. Sergio Leone] ✓

Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster [action / adventure / alien / dragon / kaiju / monster / sci-fi]

Goldfinger [action / adventure / spy, Sean Connery as James Bond] ✓

The Last Man on Earth [action / drama / horror / post-apocalyptic / sci-fi / vampire / zombie, Vincent Price] ✓

Mothra vs. Godzilla [action / adventure / bug / kaiju / monster / sci-fi] 

Robinson Crusoe on Mars [adventure / alien / sci-fi]



1963

The Birds [animal / horror / suspense, dir. Alfred Hitchcock] ✓

Black Sabbath [a.k.a. I tre volti della paura, horror, dir. Mario Bava] ✓

The Damned [a.k.a. These Are the Damned, alien / drama / fantasy / horror / mad scientist / sci-fi]

From Russia with Love [action / adventure / spy, Sean Connery as James Bond] ✓

The Great Escape [action / adventure / drama / Nazi / war, Steve McQueen]

The Haunting [horror, dir. Robert Wise]

Ikarie XB 1 [a.k.a. Voyage to the End of the Universe, alien / drama / sci-fi / space, dir. Jindrich Polák]

It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World [action / comedy / road, Spencer Tracy] ✓

Jason and the Argonauts [action / adventure / fantasy / monster / stop-motion, f/x Ray Harryhausen] ✓

The Pink Panther [comedy / crime, Peter Sellers] ✓

The Raven [comedy / fantasy / horror / wizardry, Vincent Price, Peter Lorre, Boris Karloff]

X [a.k.a. X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes, horror / mad scientist / sci-fi / suspense] ✓



1962

The Creation of the Humanoids [cult / drama / dystopia / mad scientist / post-apocalyptic / robot / sci-fi] ✓

The Day of the Triffids [alien / disaster / horror / invasion / monster / sci-fi]

Dr. No [action / adventure / mad scientist / spy, Sean Connery as James Bond] ✓

How the West Was Won [action / adventure / drama / western, dir. John Ford, Henry Hathaway and George Marshall] ✓

King Kong vs. Godzilla [action / adventure / animal / jungle / kaiju / monster / sci-fi] ✓

Lawrence of Arabia [adventure / desert / drama / epic / war, Pete O'Toole] ✓

The Manchurian Candidate [drama / romance / sci-fi / suspense] ✓

Sanjuro [action / drama / samurai / suspense, Toshirô Mifune, dir. Akira Kurasawa] ✓

To Kill a Mockingbird [crime / drama / suspense, Gregory Peck] ✓




1961

The Day the Earth Caught Fire [disaster / drama / sci-fi / suspense]

The Innocents [horror, Deborah Kerr]

Mothra [action / adventure / bug / kaiju / monster / sci-fi] ✓

Mysterious Island [action / adventure / bug / jungle / kaiju / monster / sci-fi / stop-motion, f/x Ray Harryhausen]

101 Dalmatians [adventure / animal / animation / suspense, Disney] ✓

The Pit and the Pendulum [horror, Vincent Price]

Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea [adventure / disaster / sci-fi] ✓

Yojimbo [action / adventure / drama / samurai, Toshirô Mifune, dir. Akira Kurosawa] ✓



1960

Eyes Without a Face [drama / horror / mad scientist / suspense, dir. Georges Franju]

The Magnificent Seven [action / adventure / western, Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen] ✓

Psycho [horror / slasher / suspense, dir. Alfred Hitchcock] ✓

Spartacus [action / adventure / epic / drama, Kirk Douglas] ✓

The Time Machine [action / adventure / sci-fi / steampunk / time-travel, prod. George Pal] ✓

The Village of the Damned [horror / invasion / sci-fi / suspense, George Sanders, Barbara Shelley, Martin Stephens, dir. Wolf Rilla] ✓



1959

Ben-Hur [action / adventure / drama / epic, Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Stephen Boyd, dir. William Wyler] ✓

The Mummy [horror / monster / suspense] ✓

North by Northwest [action / adventure / spy / suspense, dir. Alfred Hitchcock] ✓

On the Beach [drama / post-apocalyptic / sci-fi]

Plan 9 from Outer Space [alien / cult / sci-fi, dir. Ed Wood] ✓

Rio Bravo [action / adventure / western, John Wayne, Dean Martin, dir. Howard Hawks]

Sleeping Beauty [action / adventure / animation / fantasy / kids / musical / romance, Disney] ✓

The Three Treasures [a.k.a. Nippon tanjô, action / adventure / dragon / epic / fantasy, Toshirô Mifune]


1958

Attack of the 50 Foot Woman [action / adventure / cult / horror / kaiju / monster / revenge / sci-fi] ✓

The Blob [alien / cult / horror / monster / sci-fi, Steve McQueen] ✓

Fiend Without a Face [horror / monster / sci-fi / suspense] ✓

The Fly [bug / horror / mad scientist / monster / sci-fi, David Hedison, Patricia Owens, Vincent Price, dir. Kurt Neumann] ✓

The Hidden Fortress [action / adventure / samurai, dir. Akira Kurasawa]

Hercules [a.k.a. The Labors of Hercules, action / adventure / cult / epic / fantasy, Steve Reeves]

The Horror of Dracula [a.k.a. Dracula, horror / monster / vampire, Christopher Lee]

I Married a Monster from Outer Space [alien / horror / monster / sci-fi] ✓

It! The Terror from Beyond Space [alien / horror / monster / sci-fi / space] ✓

The Revenge of Frankenstein [Frankenstein / horror / mad scientist / monster]

The 7th Voyage of Sinbad [action / adventure / fantasy / monster / stop-motion, f/x Ray Harryhausen] ✓

Touch of Evil [crime / film-noir / suspense, Charlton Heston, Orson Welles, Janet Leigh, dir. Orson Welles] ✓

Vertigo [crime / romance / suspense, dir. Alfred Hitchcock] ✓


1957

Attack of the Crab Monsters [action / adventure / cult / monster / sci-fi, dir. Roger Corman] ✓

Curse of the Demon [demon / horror / monster, dir. Jacques Tourneur]

The Curse of Frankenstein [Frankenstein / horror / mad scientist / monster] ✓

The Incredible Shrinking Man [action / adventure / bug / sci-fi / suspense] ✓

The Mysterians [action / adventure / alien / invasion / kaiju / monster / robot / sci-fi]

Not of This Earth [alien / horror / sci-fi, dir. Roger Corman]

Quatermass 2: Enemy from Space [alien / horror / invasion / sci-fi]

The Seventh Seal [drama / fantasy, dir. Ingmar Bergman]

3:10 to Yuma [drama / suspense / western, Glenn Ford, Van Heflin, dir. Delmer Daves] ✓

20 Million Miles to Earth [action / adventure / alien / kaiju / monster / sci-fi / stop-motion, f/x Ray Harryhausen] ✓

Witness for the Prosecution [drama / suspense]


1956

Earth vs. the Flying Saucers [action / adventure / monster / sci-fi / stop-motion, f/x Ray Harryhausen] ✓

Forbidden Planet [action / adventure / alien / mad scientist / robot / sci-fi] ✓

Invasion of the Body Snatchers [alien / horror / monster / sci-fi / suspense] ✓

The Killing [crime / film-noir / suspense, dir. Stanley Kubrick]

The Man Who Knew Too Much [adventure / spy / suspense, James Stewart, Doris Day, dir. Alfred Hitchcock] ✓

Rodan [action / adventure / dinosaur / kaiju / monster / sci-fi]

Samurai III: Duel at Ganryu Island [action / adventure / drama / samurai]

The Searchers [action / adventure / western, John Wayne, dir. John Ford]

The Ten Commandments [action / adventure / epic / drama / fantasy, Charlton Heston] ✓




1955

Diabolique [crime / film-noir / horror, suspense, Simone Signoret, Véra Clouzot, Paul Meurisse, dir. H.G. Clouzot]

Godzilla Raids Again [action / adventure / kaiju / monster / sci-fi] ✓

It Came from Beneath the Sea [action / adventure / kaiju / monster / sci-fi / stop-motion, f/x Ray Harryhausen] ✓

The Night of the Hunter [crime / film-noir / suspense, Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters, Lillian Gish, dir. Charles Laughton] ✓

The Quatermass Xperiment [alien / horror / monster / sci-fi]

Rififi [crime / drama / film-noir, dir. Jules Dassin] ✓

Samurai II: Duel at Ichijoji Temple [action / adventure / drama / samurai]

Tarantula [bug / desert / kaiju / mad scientist / monster / horror / sci-fi]

This Island Earth [alien / horror / invasion / sci-fi] ✓

To Catch a Thief [crime / romance / suspense, Cary Grant, Grace Kelly, dir. Alfred Hitchcock] ✓



1954

Creature from the Black Lagoon [a.k.a. The Gill Man, horror / jungle / monster] ✓

Dial M for Murder [crime / suspense, Ray Milland, Grace Kelly, Robert Cummings, dir. Alfred Hitchcock] ✓

Godzilla [action / adventure / kaiju / monster / sci-fi] ✓
 
On the Waterfront [crime / drama / romance, Marlon Brando,  Karl Malden,  dir. Elia Kazan] ✓

Rear Window [suspense, James Stewart, Grace Kelly, dir. Alfred Hitchcock] ✓

Samurai I: Musashi Miyamoto [action / adventure / drama / samurai, Toshirô Mifune]

Seven Samurai [action / adventure / samurai, Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura, dir. Akira Kurosawa] ✓

Them! [action / adventure / bug / kaiju / monster] ✓

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea [action / adventure / monster / sci-fi / steampunk, Kirk Douglas, Disney]




1953

The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms [action / adventure / dinosaur / kaiju / monster / sci-fi / stop-motion, f/x Ray Harryhausen] ✓

The Big Heat [crime / film-noir, Glenn Ford, Gloria Grahame, dir. Fritz Lang]

Invaders from Mars [alien / horror / invasion / monster / sci-fi] ✓

It Came from Outer Space [alien / horror / sci-fi / suspense] ✓

Peter Pan [action / adventure / animation / comedy / fantasy / kids / musical / pirate / swashbuckler, Disney] ✓

Robot Monster [adventure / alien / cult / dinosaur / invasion / post-apocalyptic / robot / sci-fi] ✓

Shane [action / drama / western, Alan Ladd]

The War of the Worlds [action / adventure / alien / invasion / monster / sci-fi, prod. George Pal] ✓



1952

The Crimson Pirate [action / adventure / pirate / swashbuckler, Burt Lancaster]

High Noon [action / drama / western, Gary Cooper]

Scaramouche [action / adventure / swashbuckler, Stewart Granger] ✓




1951

The African Queen [adventure / jungle / romance / war, Humphrey Bogart, Katharine Hepburn] ✓

Alice in Wonderland [adventure / animal / comedy / fantasy / kids / musical / surreal, Disney] ✓

The Day the Earth Stood Still [alien / drama / robot / sci-fi] ✓

Strangers on a Train [crime / film-noir / suspense, dir. Alfred Hitchcock] ✓

The Thing from Another World [alien / horror / monster / sci-fi / suspense] ✓

When Worlds Collide [disaster / drama / sci-fi / space] ✓


1950

The Asphalt Jungle [crime / film-noir / suspense, dir. John Huston]

Cinderella [adventure / animation / fantasy / kids / romance / wizardry, Disney] ✓

Destination Moon [adventure / drama / geek / sci-fi / space]

In a Lonely Place [drama / film-noir / suspense, Humphrey Bogart, Gloria Grahame, dir. Nicholas Ray]

Rashômon [crime / drama / samurai, Toshirô Mifune, dir. Akira Kurosawa] ✓

Rocketship X-M [adventure / alien / post-apocalyptic / sci-fi / space] ✓


1949

The Third Man [film-noir / suspense, Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Alida Valli, dir. Carol Reed] ✓

White Heat [crime / film-noir / gangster, James Cagney] ✓


1948

The Adventures of Don Juan [action / adventure / swashbuckler, Errol Flynn] ✓

Bud Abbott and Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein [comedy / Frankenstein / horror / monster / vampire] ✓

Key Largo [crime / drama / film-noir, Humphrey Bogart, Edward G. Robinson, Lauren Bacall] ✓

Raw Deal [crime / drama / film-noir, Dennis O'Keefe]

Red River [action / adventure / drama / western, John Wayne,  Montgomery Clift,  Joanne Dru, dir. Howard Hawks,  dir. Arthur Rosson] ✓

Rope [crime / drama / suspense, dir. Alfred Hitchcock] ✓

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre [action / adventure / drama, Humphrey Bogart] ✓


1947

The Lady from Shanghai [crime / drama / film-noir / suspense, Rita Hayworth, Orson Welles] ✓

Out of the Past [crime / film-noir / suspense, Robert Mitchum, Jane Greer, Kirk Douglas, dir. Jacques Tourneur] ✓

1946

Beauty and the Beast [drama / fantasy / monster / romance]

The Big Sleep [crime / drama / film-noir / suspense, Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, dir. Howard Hawks] ✓

Gilda [drama / film-noir / romance, Rita Hayworth, Glenn Ford, George Macready] ✓

The Killers [crime / film-noir, Burt Lancaster, Ava Gardner, Edmond O'Brien, dir. Robert Siodmak] ✓

Notorious [film-noir / romance / suspense, Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman, Claude Rains, dir. Alfred Hitchcock] ✓

1945

The Thin Man Goes Home [comedy / crime / suspense, William Powell, Myrna Loy] ✓



1944

Arsenic and Old Lace [comedy / crime / suspense / spoof, Carey Grant] ✓

Double Indemnity [crime / film-noir / suspense, Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson, dir. Billy Wilder] ✓

House of Frankenstein [Frankenstein / horror / mad scientist / monster / vampire / werewolf, Boris Karloff, Lon Chaney Jr.]

Laura [crime / film-noir / suspense, Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews]

To Have and Have Not [adventure / romance / suspense, Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall] ✓


1943

I Walked with a Zombie [fantasy / horror / suspense / zombie, dir. Jacques Tourneur]

Shadow of a Doubt [crime / film-noir / suspense, Teresa Wright, Joseph Cotten, dir. Alfred Hitchcock] ✓



1942

The Black Swan [action / adventure / pirate / swashbuckler, Tyrone Power]

Casablanca [adventure / drama / romance / Nazi / war, Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman] ✓

Cat People [fantasy / horror / suspense / werewolf, dir. Jacques Tourneur] ✓



1941

High Sierra [crime / film-noir, Humphrey Bogart, Ida Lupino] ✓

The Maltese Falcon [crime / drama / film-noir / suspense, Humphrey Bogart] ✓

Shadow of the Thin Man [comedy / crime / suspense, William Powell, Myrna Loy] ✓

The Wolf Man [horror / monster / werewolf, Lon Chaney Jr.] ✓


1940

Fantasia [animation / animal / demon / dinosaur / fantasy / kids / musical / wizardry, Disney] ✓

The Mark of Zorro [action / adventure / swashbuckler, Tyrone Power] ✓

Pinocchio [adventure / animal / animation / fantasy / kids / musical, Disney] ✓

The Sea Hawk [action / adventure / pirate / swashbuckler, Errol Flynn] ✓

The Thief of Bagdad [action / adventure / fantasy] ✓


1939

Another Thin Man [comedy / crime / suspense, William Powell, Myrna Loy] ✓

Gunga Din [action / adventure / swashbuckler / war, Cary Grant, Victor McLaglen, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Sam Jaffe, Eduardo Ciannelli, Joan Fontaine, dir. George Stevens] ✓

The Wizard of Oz [adventure / animal / fantasy / kids / musical / wizardry, Judy Garland] ✓


1938

The Adventures of Robin Hood [action / adventure / swashbuckler, Errol Flynn] ✓

The Lady Vanishes [comedy / suspense, dir. Alfred Hitchcock]



1937

The Prisoner of Zenda [action / adventure / swashbuckler]

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs [animation / fantasy / kids / musical, Disney] ✓

Way Out West [comedy / western, Laurel & Hardy] ✓



1936

After the Thin Man [comedy / crime / suspense, William Powell, Myrna Loy, James Stewart] ✓

Modern Times [comedy, Charlie Chaplin] ✓

Sabotage [crime / suspense, dir. Alfred Hitchcock] ✓

Things to Come [dystopia / sci-fi] ✓



1935

Bride of Frankenstein [Frankenstein / horror / mad scientist / monster, Boris Karloff] ✓

Captain Blood [action / adventure / pirate / swashbuckler, Errol Flynn] ✓

Mad Love [horror / mad scientist / romance / sci-fi, dir. Karl Freund]

Mutiny on the Bounty [adventure / drama, Charles Laughton, Clark Gable, Franchot Tone] ✓

A Night at the Opera [comedy, Marx Brothers] ✓

The 39 Steps [comedy / crime / romance / spy / suspense, dir. Alfred Hitchcock]



1934

The Black Cat [adventure / crime / horror, Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi] ✓

Tarzan and His Mate [action / adventure / animal / jungle, Johnny Weissmuller]

The Thin Man [comedy / crime / suspense, William Powell, Myrna Loy, Maureen O'Sullivan] ✓



1933

Duck Soup [comedy / musical, Marx Brothers] ✓

The Invisible Man [horror / mad scientist / monster, Claude Rains] ✓

King Kong [action / adventure / animal / dinosaur / jungle / kaiju / monster / stop-motion, Fay Raye, prod. David O. Selznick] ✓

Sons of the Desert [adventure / comedy / desert, Laurel & Hardy]

The Testament of Dr. Mabuse [crime / fantasy / horror, dir. Fritz Lang]


1932

Freaks [drama / horror / suspense, dir. Tod Browning] ✓

Horse Feathers [comedy / sport, Marx Brothers] ✓

The Island of Lost Souls [adventure / horror / mad scientist / monster / mutation / sci-fi] ✓

The Most Dangerous Game [adventure / horror / jungle / suspense] ✓

The Mummy [fantasy / horror / monster, Boris Karloff] ✓

Scarface [crime / film-noir / gangster, Paul Muni, dir. Howard Hawks / Richard Rosson] ✓

Tarzan the Ape Man [action / adventure / animal / jungle, Johnny Weissmuller] ✓

Vampyr [horror / monster / vampire, dir. Carl Theodor Dreyer] ✓

White Zombie [horror / monster / zombie, Bela Lugosi] ✓


1931

City Lights [adventure / comedy / silent, Charlie Chaplin] ✓

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde [horror / mad scientist / monster, Fredric March] ✓

Dracula [horror / monster / vampire, Bela Lugosi] ✓

Drácula [horror / monster / vampire, Carlos Villarías]

Frankenstein [Frankenstein / horror / mad scientist / monster, Boris Karloff] ✓

M [crime / drama / film-noir / suspense, Peter Lorre, dir. Fritz Lang] ✓

The Public Enemy [crime / drama / gangster, James Cagney] ✓



1929

The Iron Mask [action / adventure / silent / swashbuckler, Douglas Fairbanks Sr.]

Woman in the Moon [adventure / comedy / drama / romance / space / sci-fi, dir. Fritz Lang]


1928

The Circus [action / comedy / romance / silent, Charlie Chaplin] ✓

The Man Who Laughs [drama / horror / romance / silent / suspense, Mary Philbin, Conrad Veidt as Gwynplaine, dir. Paul Leni]

The Passion of Joan of Arc [art / drama / epic, Renée Jeanne Falconetti, dir. Carl Theodore Dreyer] ✓

Steamboat Bill, Jr. [action / comedy / disaster / silent, Buster Keaton] ✓


1927

The Beloved Rogue [action / adventure / drama / silent / swashbuckler, John Barrymore]

The General [action / adventure / comedy / silent, Buster Keaton]

The Lodger [crime / drama / silent / suspense, dir. Alfred Hitchcock] ✓

Metropolis [adventure / dystopia / mad scientist / robot / sci-fi / silent / steampunk, dir. Fritz Lang] ✓


1926

The Adventures of Prince Achmed [action / adventure / animation / demon / desert / fantasy / wizardry] ✓


1925

Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ [action / adventure / drama / epic / silent, Ramon Novarro, Francis X. Bushman, dir. Fred Niblo] ✓

The Gold Rush [comedy / silent, Charlie Chaplin] ✓

The Lost World [action / adventure / dinosaur / fantasy / jungle / monster / sci-fi / silent / stop-motion]

The Phantom of the Opera [horror / monster / silent, Lon Chaney]

Seven Chances [comedy / silent, Buster Keaton] ✓



1924

The Hands of Orlac [crime / horror / silent, Conrad Veidt, dir. Robert Wiene]

The Navigator [comedy / silent, Buster Keaton]

Peter Pan [adventure / fantasy / kids / silent / swashbuckler]

Sherlock, Jr. [action / comedy / crime / nonlinear / silent, Buster Keaton] ✓

Siegfried [adventure / dragon / epic / fantasy / puppet / silent, dir. Fritz Lang]

The Thief of Bagdad [action / adventure / silent / swashbuckler, Douglas Fairbanks Sr.]

1923

The Hunchback of Notre Dame [drama / horror / monster / silent, Lon Chaney]

Our Hospitality [comedy / silent, Buster Keaton] ✓

Safety Last [action / comedy / silent, Harold Lloyd] ✓


1922

Dr. Mabuse: The Gambler [crime / nonlinear / silent / suspense, dir. Fritz Lang]

Nosferatu [horror / monster / silent / vampire] ✓

Robin Hood [action / adventure / silent / swashbuckler, Douglas Fairbanks Sr.]



1921

The Phantom Carriage [drama / fantasy / horror / silent, dir. Victor Sjöström]

The Three Musketeers [action / adventure / silent / swashbuckler, Douglas Fairbanks Sr.]


1920

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari [art / horror / mad scientist / silent / suspense, dir. Robert Wiene] ✓

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde [drama / horror / sci-fi / silent, John Barrymore] ✓

The Golem [Frankenstein / horror / monster / silent]

The Mark of Zorro [action / adventure / silent / swashbuckler, Douglas Fairbanks Sr.] ✓



1918

Tarzan of the Apes [action / adventure / animal / jungle / silent, Elmo Lincoln]


1911

Dante's Inferno [adventure / demon / drama / fantasy / horror / silent]

1906

The Story of the Kelly Gang [action / crime / drama / silent; note: this was the first feature-length film, but only fragments survive] ✓



Kung Fury [action / adventure / comedy / crime / dinosaur / fantasy / martial arts / Nazi / robot / sci-fi / short / spoof / time-travel / web, David Sandberg, dir. David Sandberg, 2015]

Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog [action / adventure / comedy / crime / musical / sci-fi / superhero / web, Neil Patrick Harris, Nathan Fillion, Felicia Day, dir. Joss Whedon, 2008] ✓

Italian Spiderman [action / adventure / comedy / parody / sci-fi / spy / superhero / web, 2007]

9 [action / adventure / animation / fantasy / post-apocalyptic / short, dir. Shane Acker, 2005] ✓

Thriller [adventure / horror / musical / short / tv / werwewolf / zombie, Michael Jackson, dir. John Landis, 1983] ✓

Black Angel [adventure / fantasy / short, dir. Roger Christian, 1980] 

How the Grinch Stole Christmas [ adventure / animation / comedy / holiday / kids / musical / tv, 1966] ✓

La Jetée [drama / nonlinear / post-apocalyptic / romance / short / surreal / time-travel, 1962] ✓

The Music Box [comedy / short, Laurel & Hardy, 1932] ✓

Un Chien Andalou [art / fantasy / short / silent / surreal, dir. Luis Buñuel with artist Salvador Dalí, 1929] ✓

Cops [comedy / short / silent, Buster Keaton, 1922] ✓

The Adventurer [action / adventure / comedy / crime / short / silent, Charlie Chaplin, 1917] ✓

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde [horror / mad scientist / monster / silent, Lon Chaney, 1913]


The Conquest of the Pole [adventure / comedy / fantasy / monster / short / silent, dir. Georges Méliès, 1912] ✓

Frankenstein [Frankenstein / horror / mad scientist / monster / short / silent, 1910] ✓

An Impossible Voyage [adventure / comedy / fantasy / sci-fi / short / silent, dir. Georges Méliès, 1904] ✓

The Great Train Robbery [action / crime / short / silent / western, 1903] ✓

Fairyland: A Kingdom of Fairies [adventure / comedy / fantasy / short / silent, dir. Georges Méliès, 1903] ✓

A Trip to the Moon [adventure / alien / comedy / fantasy / sci-fi / short / silent / steampunk, dir. Georges Méliès, 1902] ✓



Iron Fist [action / adventure / crime / drama / fantasy / ninja / superhero / tv, Marvel Cinematic Universe, 2017-present] ✓

A Series of Unfortunate Events [adventure / comedy / drama / suspense / tv, 2017-present] ✓

Colony [action / adventure / drama / dystopia / sci-fi / tv, 2016-present] ✓

Legends of Tomorrow [action / adventure / drama / sci-fi / superhero / time-travel / tv, 2016-present] ✓

Luke Cage [action / adventure / crime / drama / superhero / tv, Marvel Cinematic Universe, 2016-present] ✓

The OA [drama / fantasy / horror / mystery / sci-fi / tv, 2016-present] ✓

The Shannara Chronicles [action / adventure / fantasy / sci-fi / tv, 2016-present] ✓

Stranger Things [drama / horror / sci-fi / suspense / tv, 2016-present] ✓

Travelers [action / adventure / drama / sci-fi / time-travel / tv, 2016-present] ✓

Voltron: Legendary Defender [action / adventure / alien / animation / robot / sci-fi / tv, 2016-present] ✓

Agent Carter [action / adventure / crime / spy / superhero / tv, Marvel Cinematic Universe, 2015-2016] ✓

Better Call Saul [action / crime / drama / tv, 2015-present] ✓

Daredevil [action / adventure / crime / drama / superhero / tv, Marvel Cinematic Universe, 2015-present] ✓

Dark Matter [action / adventure / robot / sci-fi / tv, 2015-present] ✓

Jessica Jones [action / adventure / crime / drama / superhero / tv, Marvel Cinematic Universe, 2015-present] ✓

iZombie [comedy / crime / drama / horror / sci-fi / tv / zombie, 2015-present]

Sense8 [drama / sci-fi / tv, 2015-present] ✓

Supergirl [action / adventure / alien / drama / sci-fi / superhero / tv, 2015-present] ✓

Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell [adventure / drama / fantasy / tv, 2015] ✓

The Flash [action / adventure / drama / sci-fi / superhero / time-travel / tv, 2014-present] ✓

Gotham [action / adventure / crime / drama / superhero / tv, 2014-present] ✓

Star Wars Rebels [action / adventure / alien / animation / fantasy / kids / robot / sci-fi / space / tv, 2014-present]

True Detective [crime / drama / suspense / tv, 2014-present] ✓

12 Monkeys [adventure / drama / post-apocalyptic / sci-fi / suspense / time-travel / tv, 2014-present]

Ascension [action / adventure / drama / sci-fi / space / suspense / tv, 2014] ✓

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. [action / adventure / sci-fi / spy / superhero / tv, Marvel Cinematic Universe, 2013-present] ✓

House of Cards [drama / suspense / tv, 2013-present] ✓

Orphan Black [action / drama / mad scientist / sci-fi / tv, 2013-present] ✓

Peaky Blinders [crime / drama / tv, 2013-present] ✓

Rick and Morty [adventure / alien / animation / comedy / kids / mad scientist / sci-fi / space / tv, 2013-present] ✓

Vikings [action / drama / tv / war, 2013-present]

Arrow [action / adventure / crime / drama / fantasy / sci-fi / superhero / tv, 2012-present] ✓

Gravity Falls [adventure / animation / comedy / fantasy / kids / suspense / tv, 2012-present]

American Horror Story [drama / fantasy / horror / tv, 2011-present]

Black Mirror [drama / dystopia / sci-fi / suspense / tv / virtual reality, 2011-present] ✓

Game of Thrones [action / adventure / epic / fantasy / tv, 2011-present] ✓

Homeland [drama / suspense / tv, 2011-present]

Person of Interest [action / buddy / crime / drama / suspense / tv, 2011-present]

Danger 5 [action / adventure / comedy / sci-fi / spy / tv / war, 2011-2015] ✓

Marvel One-Shots [action / adventure / direct-to-video / superhero / short / suspense, Marvel Cinematic Universe, 2011-2014] ✓

Green Lantern: The Animated Series [action / adventure / alien / animation / kids / space / superhero / tv, 2011-2013] ✓

Thundercats [action / adventure / animal / animation / fantasy / kids / tv, 2011-2012] ✓

Spartacus: Gods of the Arena [action / adventure / drama / tv, 2011]

Adventure Time [adventure / animation / comedy / fantasy / kids / tv, 2010-present] ✓

Luther [crime / drama / suspense / tv, 2010-present, Idris Elba] ✓

My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic [adventure / animation / comedy / fantasy / kids / tv, 2010-present]  ✓

Sherlock [crime / drama / suspense / tv, 2010-present] ✓

The Walking Dead [action / adventure / post-apocalyptic / tv / zombie, 2010-present] ✓

Justified [action / adventure / crime / tv, 2010-2015]

Boardwalk Empire [crime / drama / tv, 2010-2014]

The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes [action / adventure / animation / kids / robot / superhero / tv, 2010-2013] ✓

Spartacus: War of the Damned [aka Spartacus: Blood and Sand; action / adventure / drama / tv, 2010-2013]

Young Justice [action / adventure / alien / animation / kids / superhero / teen / tv, 2010-2013]

Ben 10: Ultimate Alien [action / adventure / alien / animation / kids / sci-fi / superhero / tv, 2010-2012]

Archer [action / adventure / animation / comedy / crime / spy / tv, 2009-present] ✓

Castle [comedy / crime / drama / tv, 2009-2016]  ✓

Community [comedy / geek / tv, 2009-2015] ✓

Warehouse 13 [action / adventure / drama / sci-fi / suspense / tv, 2009-2014]

Misfits [action / adventure / comedy / drama / superhero / time-travel / tv, 2009-2013]

Lie to Me [crime / drama / suspense / tv, 2009-2011] ✓

SGU Stargate Universe [action / adventure / alien / sci-fi / space / tv, 2009-2011]

Caprica [action / adventure / drama / robot / sci-fi / space / tv, 2009-2010]

Dollhouse [action / adventure / drama / sci-fi / spy / suspense / tv, 2009-2010]

Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood [action / adventure / animation / anime / fantasy / tv, 2009-2010]

Sons of Anarchy [crime / drama / suspense / tv, 2008-2014]

True Blood [drama / horror / suspense / tv / vampire, 2008-2014]

Breaking Bad [action / crime / drama / tv, 2008-2013] ✓

Fringe [drama / sci-fi / suspense / tv, 2008-2013]

Star Wars: The Clone Wars [action / adventure / alien / animation / fantasy / kids / robot / sci-fi / tv / war, 2008-2013] ✓

Batman: The Brave and the Bold [action / adventure / animation / kids / superhero / tv, 2008-2011]

Ben 10: Alien Force [action / adventure / alien / animation / kids / sci-fi / superhero / tv, 2008-2010] ✓

Legend of the Seeker [action / adventure / drama / fantasy / tv, 2008-2010]

The Spectacular Spider-Man [action / adventure / animation / kids / superhero / tv, 2008-2009]

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles [action / adventure / drama / robot / sci-fi / time-travel / tv, 2008-2009]

Wolverine and the X-Men [action / adventure / animation / kids / mutation / superhero / tv, 2008-2009]

The Middleman [action / adventure / comedy / drama / sci-fi / spy / tv, 2008]

The Big Bang Theory [comedy / geek / tv, 2007-present] ✓

DC Universe Animated Original Movies [action / adventure / animation / superhero, 2007-present] ✓

Phineas and Ferb [adventure / animal / animation / comedy / kids / mad scientist / spy / tv, 2007-2015] ✓

Mad Men [drama / tv, 2007-2015] ✓

Chuck [action / adventure / comedy / spy / tv, 2007-2012]

Dexter [action / adventure / crime / drama / suspense / tv, 2006-2013] ✓

Eureka [comedy / drama / sci-fi / tv, 2006-2012]

Torchwood [action / adventure / alien / drama / fantasy / sci-fi / time-travel / tv, 2006-2011] ✓

Heroes [action / adventure / drama / spy / superhero / suspense / time-travel / tv, 2006-2009] ✓

Frisky Dingo [action / adventure / animation / comedy / sci-fi / superhero / tv, 2006-2008]

Jericho [action / adventure / disaster / drama / tv, 2006-2008]

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion [action / adventure / animation / anime / drama / dystopia / robot / sci-fi / suspense / tv, 2006-2007]

Death Note [animation / anime / crime / drama / fantasy / horror / tv, 2006-2007]

Life on Mars [adventure / drama / sci-fi / time-travel / tv, 2006-2007]

Bones [comedy / crime / drama / romance / suspense / tv, 2005-present]

Doctor Who [action / adventure / alien / monster / robot / sci-fi / time-travel / tv, 2005-present] ✓

Robot Chicken [action / adventure / animation / comedy / sci-fi / spoof / stop-motion / tv, 2005-present] ✓

Supernatural [action / adventure / drama / fantasy / horror / monster / tv, 2005-present]

Prison Break [action / crime / drama / tv, 2005-2009]

Avatar: The Last Airbender [action / adventure / animation / anime / epic / fantasy / kids / tv, 2005-2008] ✓

Ben 10 [action / adventure / alien / animation / kids / sci-fi / superhero / tv, 2005-2007] ✓

Rome [action / drama / epic / tv, 2005-2007]

Alien Planet [adventure / alien / documentary / space / tv, 2005] ✓

Walking with Monsters [animal / animation / dinosaur / documentary / mini-series / tv, 2005] ✓

The 4400 [drama / sci-fi / suspense / tv, 2004-2010]

Lost [action / adventure / drama / fantasy / monster / nonlinear / sci-fi / suspense / time-travel / tv, 2004-2010, prod. J.J. Abrams] ✓

Stargate: Atlantis [action / adventure / alien / sci-fi / space / tv, 2004-2009]

The Venture Bros. [action / adventure / animation / comedy / fantasy / mad scientist / sci-fi / superhero / tv, 2003-present] ✓

Battlestar Galactica [action / adventure / alien / drama / post-apocalyptic / robot / sci-fi / space / tv / war, 2003-2009] ✓

Teen Titans [action / adventure / animation / anime / kids / robot / superhero / teen / tv, 2003-2006]

Star Wars: Clone Wars [action / adventure / alien / animation / fantasy / robot / sci-fi / space / tv / war, 2003-2005] ✓

Fullmetal Alchemist [action / adventure / animation / anime / fantasy / nonlinear / tv, 2003-2004]

Monk [comedy / crime / drama / suspense / tv, 2002-2009]

The Shield [action / crime / drama / suspense / tv, 2002-2008]

The Wire [action / crime / drama / suspense / tv, 2002-2008]

Naruto [action / adventure / animation / anime / demon / fantasy / martial arts / ninja / tv, 2002-2007]

Firefly [action / adventure / alien / drama / sci-fi / tv, 2002-2003] ✓

Smallville [action / adventure / drama / sci-fi / superhero / tv, 2001-2011]

24 [action / adventure / crime / suspense / spy / tv, 2001-2010]

Alias [action / adventure / fantasy / sci-fi / spy / tv, 2001-2006] ✓

Justice League [action / adventure / alien / animation / superhero / tv, 2001-2006] ✓

Samurai Jack [action / adventure / animation / kids / samurai / time-travel / tv, 2001-2004]

Invader ZIM [action / adventure / alien / animation / comedy / kids / tv, 2001-2003]

The Tick [action / adventure / comedy / superhero / tv, 2001-2002] ✓

Band of Brothers [action / adventure / drama / mini-series / Nazi / tv / war, 2001]

The Lone Gunmen [drama / sci-fi / spoof / suspense / tv, 2001]

Walking with Prehistoric Beasts [animal / animation / documentary / mini-series / tv, 2001] ✓

Aqua Teen Hunger Force [action / adventure / animation / comedy / cult / superhero / tv, 2000-2015] ✓

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation [action / crime / drama / suspense / tv, 2000-present]

Homestar Runner [animation / comedy / musical / surreal / web, 2000-present] ✓

Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law [animation / comedy / cult / spoof / superhero / tv, 2000-2007]

Andromeda [action / adventure / alien / drama / sci-fi / tv, 2000-2005]

Sealab 2021 [action / adventure / animation / comedy / cult / tv, 2000-2005]

Dark Angel [action / adventure / dystopia / sci-fi / tv, 2000-2002]

Dune [action / adventure / alien / drama / epic / mini-series / sci-fi / space / tv, 2000]

One Piece [action / adventure / animation / anime / fantasy / pirate / tv, 1999-present]

SpongeBob SquarePants [animal / animation / comedy / kids / pirate / surreal / tv, 1999-present] ✓

Futurama [adventure / alien / comedy / mad scientist / mutation / robot / sci-fi / space / spoof / time-travel / tv, 1999-2013] ✓

The Sopranos [action / crime / drama / gangster / tv, 1999-2007] ✓

Angel [action / adventure / fantasy / monster / superhero / tv / vampire, 1999-2004]

Farscape [action / adventure / alien / sci-fi / space / time-travel / tv, 1999-2004] ✓

Batman Beyond [action / adventure / animation / kids / sci-fi / superhero / tv, 1999-2001]

Freaks and Geeks [comedy / cult / drama / geek / teen / tv, 1999-2000]

Walking with Dinosaurs [animal / animation / dinaosaur / documentary / mini-series / tv, 1999-2000] ✓

The Powerpuff Girls [action / adventure / animation / kids / superhero / tv, 1998-2005]

Cowboy Bebop [action / adventure / animation / anime / sci-fi / space / tv, 1998-1999] ✓

South Park [adventure / animation / comedy / fantasy / spoof / tv, 1997-present] ✓

Stargate SG-1 [action / adventure / alien / sci-fi / space / tv, 1997-2007]

Buffy the Vampire Slayer [action / adventure / demon / fantasy / monster / superhero / tv / vampire, 1997-2003] ✓

The New Batman Adventures [action / adventure / animation / crime / kids / superhero / tv, 1997-1999]

Spawn [action / adventure / animation / demon / fantasy / horror / superhero / tv, 1997-1999]

3rd Rock from the Sun [alien / comedy / sci-fi / tv, 1996-2001] ✓

Superman: The Animated Series [action / adventure / animation / kids / superhero / tv, 1996-2000]

Millennium [fantasy / horror / suspense / tv, 1996-1999]

Star Trek: Voyager [action / adventure / alien / robot / sci-fi / space / tv, 1995-2001] ✓

Xena: Warrior Princess [action / adventure / epic / fantasy / tv, 1995-2001] ✓

Sliders [action / adventure / sci-fi / tv, 1995-2000] ✓

Hercules: The Legendary Journeys [action / adventure / epic / fantasy / tv, 1995-1999]

Pinky and the Brain [adventure / animal / animation / comedy / kids / mad scientist / tv, 1995-1998] ✓

Freakazoid! [action / adventure / animation / comedy / kids / superhero / tv, 1995-1997]

American Gothic [drama / horror / suspense / tv, 1995-1996]

Mobile Suit Gundam Wing [action / adventure / alien / animation / anime / kids / robot / sci-fi / space / tv, 1995-1996]

Nowhere Man [action / adventure / drama / suspense / tv, 1995-1996]

Space: Above and Beyond [action / adventure / alien / invasion / sci-fi / space / tv, 1995-1996]

Strange Luck [action / adventure / drama / fantasy / suspense / tv, 1995-1996]

The Maxx [action / adventure / animation / fantasy / horror / superhero / tv, 1995] ✓

Neon Genesis Evangelion [action / adventure / alien / animation / anime / sci-fi / tv, 1995]

Space Ghost Coast to Coast [alien / bug / comedy / spoof / superhero / tv, 1994-2004] ✓

Spider-Man [action / adventure / animation / kids / superhero / tv, 1994-1998]

Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man [adventure / animal / animation / comedy / crime / tv, 1994-1997]

The Tick [action / adventure / animation / comedy / kids / superhero / tv, 1994-1997]

Gargoyles [action / adventure / animation / fantasy / monster / tv, 1994-1996]

The Critic [animation / comedy / spoof / tv, 1994-1995]

Earth 2 [action / adventure / alien / sci-fi / tv, 1994-1995]

Beavis and Butt-Head [animation / comedy / musical / tv, 1993-2012] ✓

NYPD Blue [action / crime / drama / suspense / tv, 1993-2005]

The X-Files [action / adventure / alien / drama / fantasy / monster / sci-fi / suspense / tv, 1993-2002] ✓

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine [action / adventure / alien / sci-fi / space / tv, 1993-1999]

Animaniacs [animal / animation / comedy / kids / tv, 1993-1998] ✓

Babylon 5 [action / adventure / alien / drama / sci-fi / space / tv, 1993-1998]

Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman [action / adventure / drama / romance / superhero / tv, 1993-1997]

The Adventures of Brisco County Jr. [action / adventure / sci-fi / steampunk / tv / western, 1993-1994]

Highlander: The Series [action / adventure / fantasy / tv, 1992-1998]

X-Men [action / adventure / animation / kids / mutation / superhero / tv, 1992-1997]

Batman: The Animated Series [action / adventure / animation / crime / kids / superhero / tv, 1992-1995] ✓

The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles [action / adventure / tv, 1992-1993] ✓

The Ren & Stimpy Show [animal / animation / comedy / tv, 1991-1998] ✓

Aeon Flux [action / adventure / animation / cult / sci-fi / spy / tv, 1991-1995] ✓

Tiny Toon Adventures [animal / animation / comedy / kids / tv, 1990-1994] ✓

The Flash [action / adventure / superhero / tv, 1990-1991]

Twin Peaks [crime / cult / drama / suspense / tv, 1990-1991]

It [drama / horror / mini-series / monster / tv, 1990] ✓

Wallace and Gromit [animal / animation / buddy / comedy / kids / short / stop-motion, 1989-2008] ✓

Dragon Ball Z [action / adventure / alien / animation / anime / kids / martial arts / sci-fi / tv, 1989-2003]

Tales from the Crypt [drama / horror / suspense / tv, 1989-1996] ✓

Quantum Leap [action / adventure / drama / sci-fi / time-travel / tv, Scott Bakula, 1989-1993] ✓

Roger Rabbit [animal / animation / comedy / kids / short, 1989–1993] ✓

Alien Nation [action / adventure / crime / sci-fi / tv, 1989-1990] ✓

Red Dwarf [adventure / alien / comedy / robot / sci-fi / space / tv, 1988-2009]

Mystery Science Theater 3000 [comedy / cult / found-footage / puppet / robot / sci-fi / spoof / tv, 1988-1999] ✓

The Kids in the Hall [comedy / cult / sketch / surreal / tv, 1988-1995] ✓

Superboy [a.k.a. The Adventures of Superboy, action / adventure / superhero / tv, 1988-1992]

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles [action / adventure / animal / animation / kids / martial arts / mutation / ninja / superhero / teen / tv, 1987-1996] ✓

Star Trek: The Next Generation [action / adventure / alien / robot / sci-fi / space / tv, 1987-1994] ✓

Mighty Mouse, the New Adventures [action / adventure / animal / animation / comedy / kids / superhero / tv, 1987-1988] ✓

The Real Ghostbusters [adventure / animation / comedy / fantasy / ghost / kids / monster / tv, 1986-1991]

ALF [alien / comedy / puppet / sci-fi / tv, 1986-1990] ✓

Pee-Wee’s Playhouse [comedy / fantasy / kids / tv, 1986-1990] ✓

Max Headroom [action / adventure / comedy / dystopia / robot / sci-fi / spoof / tv, 1986-1988] ✓

Shaka Zulu [action / drama / jungle / mini-series / tv, 1986]

Sledge Hammer! [action / comedy / crime / spoof / tv, 1986-1988] ✓

MacGyver [action / adventure / geek / tv, Richard Dean Anderson, 1985-1992] ✓

Thundercats [action / adventure / animal / animation / fantasy / kids / tv, 1985-1989] ✓

Amazing Stories [adventure / fantasy / sci-fi / tv, 1985-1987] ✓

G.I. Joe [action / adventure / animation / kids / ninja / tv, 1985-1986] ✓

Misfits of Science [action / adventure / comedy / sci-fi / superhero / tv, 1985-1986] ✓

Robotech [action / adventure / animation / anime / alien / kids / robot / sci-fi / space / tv, 1985]

Pixar Shorts [animal / animation / comedy / kids / short, 1984–present] ✓

Miami Vice [action /buddy / crime / drama / tv, Don Johnson, 1984-1990] ✓

The Transformers [action / adventure / alien / animation / kids / robot / sci-fi / space / tv, 1984-1987] ✓

Robin of Sherwood [action / adventure / drama / fantasy / swashbuckler / tv, 1984-1986]

Voltron: Defender of the Universe [action / adventure / animation / anime / kids / robot / sci-fi / space / tv, 1984] ✓

The A-Team [action / adventure / crime / tv, 1983-1987] ✓

Inspector Gadget [action / adventure / animation / comedy / kids / robot / spy / tv, 1983-1986]

Dungeons & Dragons [action / adventure / animation / dragon / fantasy / kids / sword-and-sorcery / tv / wizardry, 1983-1985] ✓

He-Man and the Masters of the Universe [action / adventure / animation / fantasy / kids / sci-fi / superhero / tv / wizardry, 1983-1985] ✓

V [action / adventure / alien / horror / invasion / monster / sci-fi, 1983-1985] ✓

Knight Rider [action / adventure / buddy / crime / robot / tv, 1982-1986]

The Greatest American Hero [action / adventure / alien / comedy / superhero / tv, 1981-1983] ✓

The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy [adventure / comedy / mini-series / sci-fi / space / spoof / time-travel / tv, 1981]

Magnum, P.I. [action / adventure / crime / tv, Tom Selleck, 1980-1988]

The Dukes of Hazzard [action / adventure / buddy / comedy / road / tv, 1979-1985] ✓

Sapphire & Steel [adventure / sci-fi / suspense / tv, 1979-1982]

Buck Rogers in the 25th Century [action / adventure / robot / sci-fi / space / tv, 1979-1981] ✓

Flash Gordon [ a.k.a. The New Adventure of Flash Gordon, action / adventure / alien / animation / kids / sci-fi / space / tv, 1979-1980]

Mobile Suit Gundam [action / adventure / alien / animation / anime / kids / robot / sci-fi / space / tv, 1979-1980]

Mork & Mindy [alien / comedy / romance / sci-fi / tv, Robin Williams, 1978-1982] ✓

Blake’s 7 [action / adventure / alien / drama / sci-fi / space / tv, 1978-1981]

Monkey [a.k.a. Saiyûki, a.k.a. Monkey Magic, action / adventure / cult / fantasy / martial arts / tv, 1978-1980]

Battlestar Galactica [action / adventure / alien / drama / post-apocalyptic / robot / sci-fi / space / tv, 1978-1979] ✓

Project U.F.O. [adventure / sci-fi / tv, 1978-1979]

The Star Wars Holiday Special [action / adventure / alien / animation / comedy / cult / fantasy / musical / robot / sci-fi / space / tv, 1978] ✓

The Incredible Hulk [action / adventure / drama / monster / mutation / superhero / tv, 1977-1982] ✓

Logan’s Run [action / adventure / dystopia / sci-fi / tv, 1977-1978] ✓

Soap [comedy / fantasy / spoof / sci-fi / tv, 1977-1981] ✓

The Bionic Woman [action / adventure / robot / superhero / tv, 1976-1978] ✓

Charlie’s Angels [action / adventure / comedy / spy / tv, 1976-1981] ✓

The Muppet Show [comedy / kids / musical / puppet / tv, 1976-1981] ✓

Baretta [action / crime / tv, 1975-1978]

Space 1999 [action / adventure / alien / sci-fi / space / tv, 1975-1979]

Starsky & Hutch [action / buddy / crime / drama / tv, 1975-1979]

Wonder Woman [action / adventure / fantasy / superhero / tv, 1975-1979] ✓

Land of the Lost [action / adventure / dinosaur / fantasy / kids / monster / sci-fi / tv, 1974-1977] ✓

The Six Million Dollar Man [action / adventure / robot / superhero / tv, 1974-1978] ✓

Super Friends [action / adventure / animation / kids / superhero / tv, 1973-1986] ✓

Kojak [action / crime / drama / tv, 1973-1978]

Star Trek: The Animated Series [action / adventure / alien / animation / kids / sci-fi / space / tv, 1973-1975]

Kung Fu [action / adventure / martial arts / tv / western, David Carradine, 1972-1975]

Gatchaman [a.k.a. Battle of the Planets, a.k.a. G-Force, action / adventure / alien / animation / anime / kids / ninja / sci-fi / space / superhero / tv, 1972-1974] ✓

Jason King [action / adventure / spy / tv, 1971-1972]

The Persuaders! [action / adventure / crime / tv, 1971-1972]

UFO [action / alien / sci-fi / space / tv, 1970-1971]

Monty Python’s Flying Circus [comedy / cult / sketch / surreal / tv, 1969-1974] ✓

Schoolhouse Rock [animation / geek / kids / musical / short / tv, 1969-1972] ✓

Scooby Doo, Where Are You! [adventure / animation / comedy / ghost / kids / monster / suspense / tv, 1969-1972] ✓

H.R. Pufnstuf [adventure / comedy / cult / fantasy / kids / puppet / surreal / tv / wizardry, 1969-1970] ✓

Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased) [a.k.a. My Partner the Ghost, action / adventure / comedy / crime / fantasy / ghost / tv, 1969-1970]

Hawaii Five-O [action / adventure / crime / tv, Jack Lord, 1968-1980]

Fantastic Voyage [action / adventure / animation / kids / sci-fi, 1968-1969]

Wacky Races [action / animated / comedy / road / sports / tv, 1968-1969] ✓

Mannix [action / crime / tv, 1967-1975]

Spider-Man [action / adventure / animation / kids / superhero / tv, 1967-1970] ✓

Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons [action / adventure / alien / kids / puppet / sci-fi / space / tv, 1967-1968]

The Invaders [alien / drama / invasion / sci-fi / suspense / tv, 1967-1968]

Johnny Sokko and His Flying Robot [action / adventure / kaiju / kids / monster / robot / sci-fi / tv, 1967-1968] ✓

The Prisoner [action / adventure / sci-fi / spy / tv, 1967-1968]

Speed Racer [action / adventure / animation / anime / kids / road / tv, 1967-1968]

Ultraman [action / adventure / kaiju / kids / monster / sci-fi / superhero / tv, 1967-1968] ✓

Mission: Impossible [action / adventure / crime / spy / tv, 1966-1973]

Dark Shadows [cult / drama/ fantasy / horror / monster / soap opera / time-travel / tv / vampire, 1966-1971]

Batman [action / adventure / comedy / crime / superhero / tv, 1966-1969] ✓

Star Trek [action / adventure / alien / sci-fi / space / tv, 1966-1969] ✓

The Monkees [adventure / comedy / musical / tv, 1966-1968] ✓

Space Ghost [action / adventure / animation / kids / sci-fi / space / superhero / tv, 1966-1968] ✓

The Green Hornet [action / adventure / crime / martial arts / superhero / tv, 1966-1967, Bruce Lee]

The Marvel Superheroes [action / adventure / animation / kids / superhero / tv, 1966] ✓

Get Smart [action / adventure / comedy / spy / tv, 1965-1970] ✓

I Dream of Jeannie [comedy / fantasy / tv, Barbara Eden, Larry Hagman, 1965-1970] ✓

The Wild Wild West [adventure / sci-fi / spy / steampunk / tv / western, 1965-1969] ✓

I Spy [action / adventure / comedy / spy / tv, 1965-1968] ✓

Lost in Space [adventure / alien / comedy / robot / sci-fi / space / tv, 1965-1968] ✓

Thunderbirds [action / adventure / kids / puppet / sci-fi / tv, 1965-1966]

Pink Panther [animal / animation / comedy / kids / short, 1964–1980] ✓

Underdog [action / adventure / animal / animation / comedy / kids / superhero / tv, 1964-1973] ✓

Bewitched [comedy / fantasy / tv / wizardry, Elizabeth Montgomery, 1964-1972] ✓

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. [action / adventure / spy / tv, 1964-1968]

Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea [action / adventure / sci-fi / tv, 1964-1968]

Gilligan’s Island [adventure / comedy / tv, 1964-1967] ✓

The Addams Family [comedy / fantasy / monster / tv, 1964-1966] ✓

The Munsters [comedy / fantasy / Frankenstein / monster / tv / werewolf / vampire, Fred Gwynne, 1964-1966] ✓

Johnny Quest [action / adventure / animation / kids / tv, 1964-1965]

Doctor Who [action / adventure / alien / monster / robot / sci-fi / time-travel / tv, 1963-1989] ✓

The Fugitive [action / crime / drama / suspense / tv, 1963-1967]

Astroboy [action / adventure / animation / anime / kids / robot / sci-fi / superhero / tv, 1963-1966]

My Favorite Martian [alien / comedy / sci-fi / tv, 1963-1966]

The Outer Limits [drama / fantasy / horror / sci-fi / suspense / tv, 1963-1965] ✓

The Saint [action / adventure / comedy / fantasy / spy / tv, 1962-1969]

The Avengers [action / adventure / sci-fi / spy / tv, 1961-1969]

Danger Man [a.k.a. Secret Agent, action / adventure / spy / tv, 1960-1961]

Bonanza [action / adventure / drama / tv / western, 1959-1973]

Rawhide [action / adventure / drama / tv / western, 1959-1966]

Rocky and His Friends [a.k.a. The Bullwinkle Show, a.k.a. The Rocky & Bullwinkle Show, adventure / animal / animation / comedy / kids / spoof / spy / tv, 1959-1964] ✓

The Twilight Zone [drama / fantasy / horror / sci-fi / suspense / tv, 1959-1964] ✓

Have Gun – Will Travel [action / adventure / tv / western, 1957-1963]

Maverick [adventure / comedy / tv / western, 1957-1962]

Gunsmoke [action / drama / tv / western, 1955-1975]

Alfred Hitchcock Presents [crime / drama / suspense / tv, 1955-1965] ✓

Science Fiction Theater [adventure / alien / drama / sci-fi / space / tv, 1955-1957]

Flash Gordon [adventure / alien / sci-fi / space / tv, 1954-1955]

Dragnet [action / crime / drama / tv, 1951-1970]

Adventures of Superman [action / adventure / superhero / tv, 1951-1958]

Space Patrol [action / adventure / alien / kids / sci-fi / space / tv, 1950-1955]

Atom Man vs. Superman [action / adventure / kids / sci-fi / serial / superhero, 1950]

The Lone Ranger [action / adventure / tv / western, Clayton Moore, 1949-1957]

Batman and Robin [action / adventure / kids / sci-fi / serial / superhero, 1949]

King of the Rocket Men [action / adventure / kids / mad scientist / sci-fi / serial / superhero, 1949]

Superman [action / adventure / kids / sci-fi / serial / superhero, 1948]

The Crimson Ghost [action / adventure / sci-fi / serial, 1946]

Jungle Queen [action / adventure / jungle / serial, 1945]

Manhunt of Mystery Island [action / adventure / jungle / sci-fi / serial, 1945]

The Purple Monster Strikes [action / adventure / sci-fi / serial, 1945]

Captain America [a.k.a. The Return of Captain America, action / adventure / kids / serial / superhero, 1944]

Batman [action / adventure / kids / mad scientist / sci-fi / serial / spy / superhero / zombie, 1943]

Daredevils of the West [action / adventure /  serial / western, 1943]

The Phantom [action / adventure / jungle / kids / serial / superhero, 1943]

Mighty Mouse [a.k.a. Super Mouse, action / adventure / animal / animation / comedy / kids / short / superhero, 1942-1961] ✓

Captain Midnight [action / adventure / serial, 1942]

The Perils of Nyoka [action / adventure / jungle / serial, Kay Aldridge, 1942]

Superman [action / adventure / animation / kids / sci-fi / short / superhero, 1941–1943] ✓


Adventures of Captain Marvel [action / adventure / fantasy / kids / serial / superhero, 1941]

Dick Tracy vs. Crime, Inc. [action / adventure / crime / kids / serial, 1941]

Jungle Girl [action / adventure / jungle / serial, 1941]

Spy Smasher [action / adventure / kids / serial / superhero, 1941]

Tom and Jerry [animal / animation / comedy / kids / short, 1940–1967] ✓

Adventures of Red Ryder [action / adventure / kids / serial / western, 1940]

Drums of Fu Manchu [action / adventure / serial, 1940]

Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe [action / adventure / alien / kids / sci-fi / serial, 1940]

The Green Hornet [action / adventure / crime / kids / serial / superhero, 1940]

The Green Hornet Strikes Again [action / adventure / crime / kids / serial / superhero, 1940]

Mysterious Doctor Satan [action / adventure / mad scientist / robot / serial, 1940] ✓

The Shadow [action / adventure / crime / serial / superhero, 1940]

Buck Rogers [action / adventure / kids / sci-fi / serial, 1939]

Dick Tracy’s G-Men [action / adventure / crime / kids / serial, 1939]

Mandrake the Magician [action / adventure / serial / wizardry, 1939]

The Phantom Creeps [action / adventure / sci-fi / serial, 1939]

Zorro’s Fighting Legion [action / adventure / serial / swashbuckler, 1939]

Dick Tracy Returns [action / adventure / crime / kids / serial, 1938]

The Fighting Devil Dogs [action / adventure / sci-fi / serial, 1938]

Flash Gordon's Trip to Mars [action / adventure / alien / kids / sci-fi / serial, 1938]

The Lone Ranger [action / adventure / kids / serial / western, 1938]

The Spider’s Web [action / adventure / crime / serial, 1938]

Dick Tracy [action / adventure / crime / kids / serial, 1937]


Jungle Menace [action / adventure / jungle / serial, 1937]

Zorro Rides Again [action / adventure / serial / swashbuckler, 1937]

The Amazing Exploits of the Clutching Hand [action / adventure / crime / serial, 1936]

Darkest Africa [action / adventure / jungle / serial, 1936]

Flash Gordon [action / adventure / alien / kids / sci-fi / serial, 1936]

The Undersea Kingdom [action / adventure / sci-fi / serial, 1936]

The Vigilantes Are Coming [action / adventure / serial / western, 1936]

The Lost City [action / adventure / jungle / sci-fi / serial, 1935]

The Miracle Rider [action / adventure / serial / western, 1935]

The New Adventures of Tarzan [action / adventure / animal / jungle / kids / serial, 1935]

The Phantom Empire [action / adventure / musical / robot / sci-fi / serial / western, Gene Autry, 1935]

The Three Stooges [comedy / short, 1933-1958] ✓

Popeye the Sailor [animation / comedy / kids / short, 1933–1957] ✓

The Three Musketeers [action / adventure / serial, John Wayne, 1933]

The Phantom of the Air [action / adventure / sci-fi / serial, 1932]

The Return of Chandu [action / adventure / fantasy / serial, Bela Lugosi, 1933]

Tarzan the Fearless [action / adventure / animal / jungle / kids / serial, 1933]

Loony Tunes [1930-1969] and Merrie Melodies [1931-1969] [animal / animation / comedy / kids / short] ✓

Judex [action / crime / serial / silent, 1918]

Les Vampires [action / crime / serial / silent, 1915]

The Exploits of Elaine [action / adventure / crime / serial / silent, Pearl White, 1914]

The Perils of Pauline [action / adventure / serial / silent, Pearl White, 1914]

Fantômas [action / crime / serial / silent, 1913]



The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy [adventure / alien / comedy / radio / robot / sci-fi / space / spoof, 1978-1980]

X Minus One [radio / sci-fi, 1955-1958] ✓

Gunsmoke [action / adventure / radio / western, 1952-1961]

Dimension X [radio / sci-fi, 1950-1951]

The New Adventures of Nero Wolfe [action / crime / radio / suspense, 1950-1951]

Space Patrol [action / adventure / alien / kids / radio / sci-fi / space, 1950-1955]

Dragnet [action / crime / drama / radio, 1949-1955]

Richard Diamond, Private Detective [action / crime / radio / suspense, 1949-1953]

Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar [action / crime / radio / suspense, 1949-1962]

The Adventures of Philip Marlowe [action / crime / radio / suspense, 1948-1951]

Escape [action / adventure / radio / suspense, 1947-1954]

Quiet, Please [fantasy / horror / radio / suspense, 1947-1949]

The Adventures of Sam Spade [action / crime / radio / suspense, 1946-1951]

The Fat Man [action / crime / radio / suspense, 1946-1951]

Let George Do It [action / comedy / crime / radio / suspense, 1946-1954]

Pat Novak, For Hire [action / crime / radio / suspense, 1946-1949]

The Mysterious Traveler [fantasy / radio / sci-fi / suspense, 1943-1952]

Suspense [radio / fantasy / horror / sci-fi / suspense, 1942-1962]

Inner Sanctum Mystery [radio / horror / suspense, 1942-1962]

The Adventures of Superman [action / adventure / kids / radio / superhero, 1940-1951]

The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes [action / crime / radio / suspense, 1939-1947]

The Shadow of Fu Manchu [action / adventure / crime / radio / suspense, 1939-1940]

“The War of the Worlds” episode of Mercury Theatre on the Air [action / alien / documentary / drama / invasion / sci-fi / suspense, Orson Welles, 1938]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Shadow#Radio_programThe Shadow [action / adventure / crime / radio / suspense, 1937-1954]

The Green Hornet [action / adventure / crime / kids / radio / superhero, 1936-1952]

The Amazing Interplanetary Adventures of Flash Gordon [action / adventure / kids / radio / sci-fi / space, 1935]

The Further Interplanetary Adventures of Flash Gordon [action / adventure / kids / radio / sci-fi / space, 1935-1936]

Gang Busters [action / crime / radio, 1935-1957]

Dick Tracy [action / adventure / crime / kids / radio, 1934-1948]

Lights Out [fantasy / horror / radio / suspense, 1934-1947]

The Lone Ranger [action / adventure / kids / radio / western, 1933-1954]

Buck Rogers in the 25th Century [action / adventure / kids / radio / sci-fi / space, 1932-1947] ✓



✓ = Films and other works that I have personally seen and verified as grade-A alien robot zombie quality. (All others are on my wish list based on the recommendations of Earth's most trustworthy geeks.)

Action: stories that include high energy, physical stunts, chases and effects.

Adventure: stories that feature exciting stories, with new experiences, exotic locales, quests and / or wondrous spectacles. Usually paired with the action genre.

Alien: science fiction stories that are set on alien worlds or incorporate characters or creatures from those worlds.

Animal: stories that feature animals as protagonists. In most cases, such animals are usually portrayed as being empathetic to people. In some cases, anthropomorphized animals may substitute for humans in the story entirely. (This is especially true in animated features.)

Animation: works that contain significant portions created frame-by-frame. May refer to hand-drawn, stop-motion or computer generated (CGI) animation. Used only where these techniques are used to replace live action, not just augment it with special effects.

Anime: a Japanese style of animation related to Japanese print cartoons and comic books known as manga. Anime characters typically have exaggerated physical features (such as large eyes, big hair and elongated limbs), and the form also employs various devices common to print (such as speech bubbles, speed lines and printed exclamations).

Art: works that don't follow a traditional, clear narrative style, but instead emphasize social realism and authorial expressivity. Art films are often more about how the story is told (atmosphere, existential themes, etc.) than what story is told, and they don't often come to a tidy conclusion, instead leaving the audience to continue pondering them afterwards.

Blaxploitation: works made with primarily black actors (and, at least in the beginning, primarily for urban black audiences) and focusing on sensationalistic subject matter (crime, revenge, etc.). While controversial due to their subject matter and perpetuation of racial stereotypes, the blaxploitation ("black exploitation") boom of the 1970s ushered in the era of black leading actors. The first films were low-budget, low-production value affairs, but many also the best featured memorable action and characters.

Buddy: stories featuring two leads (usually two men) in a platonic relationship, which creates a different dynamic than the usual opposite-sex tandem or works featuring ensembles or individual leads. Often, the story is built around the differences between the two leads and the ways in which their friendship overcomes those differences.

Bug: stories featuring insects, spiders and similar creepie crawlies.

Comedy: stories that are primarily devoted to provoking laughter.

Crime: stories that focus on the actions of criminals, gangsters, mobsters or the like, or on the effects of crimes committed.

Cult: works with limited but fervent fan bases, often featuring usually eccentric, quirky or surreal stories. Some of these cult classics are "b-movies" made on very small budgets and featuring bad acting and bad stories, but loads of so-bad-it's-good campy fun.

Demon: stories that incorporate demons, devils and similar evil spirits from another plane of existence.

Desert: adventure stories set in desert locations.

Dinosaur: stories that feature dinosaurs or other prehistoric reptiles.

Direct-to-video: works that are released for sale on home video prior to being shown in theaters or broadcast on TV.

Disaster: stories where large-scale disasters (either man-made like plane crashes, or natural disasters such as earthquakes, fires, floods, hurricanes and tornadoes) and the characters’reactions to them feature prominently in the story.

Documentary: works that purport to present factual accounts of nonfictional subject matter. Usually objective, although some are biased propaganda. Mockumentaries are fictional parodies that mimic the documentary format. Docudramas are reenactments of historical events for which no footage exists.

Dragon: stories that feature the dragons of mythology or similar creatures.

Drama: serious, plot-driven stories portraying realistic characters, settings and situations. Dramas usually involve intense character development and interaction. Includes most historical and biographic (biopic) films and shows, as well as “tear-jerkers”(melodramatic films and shows designed to play to elicit a teary, emotional response from the audience).

Dystopia: stories set in a flawed future. Typical dystopian stories feature war, repressive governments and/or the unforeseen, negative consequences of technology. (See also: "post-apocalyptic," below.)

Epic: stories that are played out on a grand scale, richly recreating the detail of a distant historical period or building an entirely new world. Such films typically feature large casts, elaborate costumes, expansive and extravagant sets, universal themes, and stories that may stretch out over years or even generations.

Fantasy: stories incorporating imaginative, seemingly impossible story elements, including magic, miracles and supernatural forces. Such stories may be "high fantasy," creating entirely new worlds (often on an epic scale) where these fantastic elements are commonplace; or "low fantasy," where something magical occurs in what for the most part appears to be the real world.

Film-noir: moody works that focus on crime, cruelty and other baser aspects of human nature in a very stylized way. Film-noir is especially associated with crime and suspense movies of Hollywood's Golden Era. Usually shot in black and white, they are often visually striking in ways that separate them from the usual Hollywood approach, emphasizing low lighting, contrast and unbalanced compositions.

Found-footage: works that are either compiled from footage which has not been created by the film maker, or which are made to look as if they were compiled in this way. In the former case, the existing footage is edited in such a way as to provide a new context and narrative. In the latter case, the technique is used to give an added sense of realism to fictional films (generally of the horror variety) by professing to be real, unedited footage left behind.

Frankenstein: horror stories that include Frankenstein's monster or similar creatures brought to life by science or magic. Frankenstein stories differ from zombie ones in that the monster in the former is usually solitary and misunderstood, and to some degree possesses free will.

Gangster: crime stories as told from organized crime's point of view. Often portraying gangsters as materialistic, immoral and self-destructive, these stories highlight the conflicts that arise both internally within the crime family and externally with police and/or rival gangs.

Geek: brainy stories that incorporate realistic portrayals of cutting-edge technology (especially computers and new media); hard science, mathematics and other academic disciplines; and/or the cultural trappings of geekdom (i.e., people whose interests fall within these categories - and therefore outside of the mainstream - and who are usually awkward within mainstream social situations).

Ghost: stories that feature ghosts, wraiths or disembodied spirits.

Gore: films that include copious amounts of gratuitous blood and guts.

Holiday: works in which a holiday (Christmas, Easter, Halloween, etc.) plays a big part in the story.

Horror: stories designed to elicit feelings of fear, dread and horror, either subtly or shockingly.

Invasion: stories that find the protagonist(s) struggling against a hostile, invading group. typical invaders include aliens, zombies, etc.

Jungle: adventure stories set in deep jungles or other untamed wilderness. Tarzan movies are a good example of this genre.

Kaiju: works featuring giant monsters. "Kaiju" is Japanese for "monster" and Japanese films feature many of the most famous giant monsters, including Gamera, Godzilla, King Ghidorah, Mothra and Rodan. Other giant movie monsters may also be considered kaiju, including the Cloverfield monster, the 50 Foot Woman, King Kong and the Beast from 20,000 Fathoms.

Kids: works that specifically cater to juvenile viewers, and sometimes their families. (Note that this is not the same as being appropriate for juvenile viewers.) To be considered, these must also hold some entertainment value for adults - at least adults who are still kids at heart.

Mad scientist: stories featuring scientists whose experiments and technological developments push them beyond the realm of decency, often with disastrous consequences.

Martial arts: works whose actions scenes are centered around highly acrobatic, unarmed fighting.

Mini-series: works with an intentionally limited, predetermined number of episodes, telling a single, interwoven narrative. Does not include mini-series which introduce full television series.

Monster: stories, usually of the horror variety, that incorporate various kinds of intelligent, non-human adversaries such as aliens, supernatural beings, etc.

Musical: works that incorporate singing and/or dancing as devices to tell the main story.

Mutation: stories that incorporate mutants (usually of human origin), or examine the process of mutation from one form to another.

Nazi: stories that utilize Nazi villains.

Ninja: action stories that incorporate ninjas or ninja-like characters.

Nonlinear: stories in which events are portrayed out of chronological order - for example, through the use of extensive flashbacks and/or flashforwards within a linear storyline.

Pirate: stories, typically swashbucklers, that incorporate pirates or privateers. best pirates

Post-apocalyptic: stories set after a disaster has wiped out a sizable amount of life on Earth. (See also: "dystopia," above.)

Puppet: works where one or more characters are rendered exclusively through puppets or animatronics.

Radio: works that feature audio only, not visuals.

Reality: shows that are unscripted (although often highly choreographed).

Revenge: action, drama and/or suspense stories that are built around the lead character seeking vengeance against those who wronged him or her.

Road: stories in which the main character (or characters) leave home and travel from place to place, usually learning something new and growing as a person along the way.

Robot: science fiction stories that incorporate autonomous robotic characters or creatures, other forms of artificial intelligence (including sentient supercomputers), and/or robotically enhanced organic beings (cyborgs, mecha, etc.).

Romance: stories whose plots are driven by love stories and the journey the main characters take toward emotional entanglement.

Samurai: stories that feature the legendary ancient warriors of Japan.

Sci-fi: imaginative stories featuring speculative or quasi-scientific technology, futuristic settings, space travel or the like. (Short for “science fiction.”)

Serial: films released in theaters in short chapters (typically 15-20 minutes each) over time. This was a popular format from the silent era through the 1950s, when television assumed this role.

Sexploitation: films, typically low-budget, whose appeal lied primarily in their exhibition of gratuitous nudity and sensationalistic (but non-explicit) sexuality.

Short: films that are much shorter than standard feature-length movies.

Silent: films that have no synchronized soundtrack or spoken dialogue, mostly made during or prior to the 1920s.

Sketch: shows that feature many short, unrelated segments rather than a single narrative.

Slasher: horror films that depict victims being stalked and killed in graphically violent ways, usually by serial killers and / or supernatural forces.

Soap opera: melodramatic, usually romance-oriented shows with ongoing narratives, similar to serial films. Classic soaps were daily television programs.

Space: science fiction stories that emphasizes adventures set predominantly in space.

Spoof: stories, usually comedies, which seek to parody or satirize their subject matter, or society as a whole, through the stories they tell.

Sports: stories whose main focus includes a sports setting, sporting event or athlete. A common theme of sports films is the underdog who overcomes the odds against them.

Spy: action, adventure and / or suspense stories featuring characters who must do undercover espionage work to solve crimes and/or mysteries. Usually feature exciting and highly stylized action.

Steampunk: works incorporating the look and feel of the "early industrial" period when steam power was used (usually set in Victorian era Britain or the "Wild West" era of the United States), but which differ from actual historical in some fanciful way - generally by incorporating fantasy or science fiction elements.

Stoner: stories, usually comedies, which revolve around people who repeatedly use and/or advocate the use of recreational drugs, especially marijuana. The classic stoner film (best exemplified by the Cheech and Chong films of the 1970s) involves friends who are trying to complete some task either while high or in order to get high, usually while trying to avoid getting caught with drugs.

Stop-motion: works that are wholly or in part animated using stop-motion photography techniques (“claymation,”etc.).

Superhero: action / adventure stories that center around characters with unique abilities above and beyond those of normal people. Usually incorporates fantasy and / or science fiction themes. best superhero movies

Surreal: works that feature surprising, unexpected juxtapositions.

Suspense: stories characterized by high levels of anticipation, tension and excitement. Common devices to achieve this include mysteries, plot twists and sudden, shocking scenes. Also called "thrillers."

Swashbuckler: adventure stories that feature lively, skillful swordplay. Common examples include knights, pirates, Robin Hood, the Three Musketeers and Zorro.

Sword-and-sorcery: action / fantasy stories that focus on the heroic warrior, with at least a hint of magic present. They are usually low-budget affairs that focus on exciting, individual battles rather than epic tales (see "epic," above). King Arthur and Conan the Barbarian represent two archetypes for this genre.

Teen: stories that center around teenage characters and themes. These often address common themes of teen angstn, such as the transition from childhood to adulthood.

Time-travel: stories, typically science fiction, whose plots revolve around moving forwards and/or backwards in time.

TV: works that are made to be released first on television.

Vampire: horror stories that incorporate vampires.

Virtual reality: stories that take place (in while or in part) in a setting that is acknowledged to be artificial, such as a computer simulation or manipulated dream.

War: stories set against the backdrop of war, usually focusing on the gritty, heartbreaking nature of combat.

Web: works that are made to be released first on the Internet.

Werewolf: horror stories that incorporate "wolf men," werewolves or other lycanthropes (were-cats, etc.).

Western: stories set in the sparsely populated frontier of the American “Old West,” usually featuring cowboys, American Indians, gunslingers, horses etc. (A notable sub-genre is the "spaghetti western," which are a style of low-budget westerns that originated among Italian filmmakers and depict a grittier, less romantic version of the Old West than traditional Hollywood westerns.)

Wizardry: stories that incorporate people with the ability to manipulate magical energies, such as wizards, magicians, sorcerers, etc.

Zombie: horror stories that incorporate zombies, ghouls or similar "living dead."






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