Top 10 Classic Hollywood Films from Different Genres

Throughout the years Hollywood has made movies on top of movies on top of movies. Many of these movies made would be considered classics. It wouldn’t be a classic if it didn’t appeal to people from the time it was made to now and was also a financial success. But what are the best of these classics. Out of 10 popular genres, there is one movie that just stands above the rest. Here are the number one classics for 10 genres.

1.  Horror: Night of the living Dead


Night of the living Dead


Today one of the most popular horror monsters are zombies. The first thing people think of when they hear horror is zombie. This movie is the reason why. With its horrifying atmosphere, great characters, and strong story, this movie is considered a classic in horror and started the whole zombie craze.

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2.  Gangster: The godfather


The godfather


This movie is pretty much known by everyone, whether they have seen it or not. It is highly regarded as one of the greatest movies of all time, and to some it is the greatest movie of all time. It has been praised for its everything, from it story to its characters.

3.  Western: The Searchers


The Searchers


The Searchers is a classic western film and is considered the best out of all of them. It is considered one of the greatest movies of all time, despite never winning any awards. In fact the movie has been described as “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant” by the United States Library of Congress.

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4.  Mystery: Vertigo




Vertigo is another master piece made by the legendary director Alfred Hitchcock. This movie was based on the book D’entre les morts in which tells the story of a man who is going through very dramatizing things involving suicide.

5.  Epic: Lawrence of Arabia


Lawrence of Arabia


This movie isn’t just a classic, but is also great for those who love history. For those who don’t know who Lawrence of Arabia is, his real name was T.E Lawrence and was a  British archaeologist, military officer, and diplomat. He was sent to Arabia before world war 1 to undertake a military survey of the Negev Desert. So basically the movie is based around his life.

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6.  Fantasy: The Wizard of Oz


The Wizard of Oz


A classic movie based on a classic book, it is no surprise that the Wizard of Oz is the number one classic in the Fantasy department. Released on  August 25, 1939. Despite being a classic and receiving positives views, the movie didn’t reach the audience that it wanted on release. The movie was so popular that it has been considered is on  UNESCO’s Memory of the World Register.

7.  Sci-Fi: 2001 A Space Odyssey (1968)


2001  A Space Odyssey (1968)


This movie is considered a classic by many, and with good reason. The movie is highly intelligent and can keep an audience thinking through out the whole thing. The goal of the movie was to show human evolution. From us bashing on rocks to our journey into the unknown. This movie is also known for the quote ‘I’m sorry, Dave. I’m afraid I can’t do that.’ This movie clearly wins when it comes to classic Sci-Fi movies.


8.  Drama: Citizen Kane


Citizen Kane


Citizen Kane is highly popular with audiences despite its age and is easily the best drama of all time, hands down, no comparison. Citizen Kane was first released on  September 5, 1941 for all audiences. The plot follows a flash black of the  Charles Foster Kane who has died in the first scene. It goes over his life when he was trying to become governor, and how it was ruined by his affair. Citizen Kane is argued by some to be the best movie of all time, not just the best Drama.

9.  Sports: Raging Bull


Raging Bull


When it comes to sports classics Raging Bull takes the Cake. Raging Bull was a boxing movie made in black and white, despite it being made in 1980.  At first when this movie came out it had mixed reviews. The reason for this was the fact that Raging Bull was in fact a very violent movie for the time. However as time went by people began to praise  the movie, including Siskel and Ebert.

Raging Bull is now considered the magnum opus of  Scorsese’s career.

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10.  Romantic Comedy: City Lights


City Lights


City lights was first shown to Audiences on January 30, 1931. The premise around the movie is that a man just known as the tramp ends up falling in love with a girl who just so happens to be blind. It was one of the few movies to stay a silent film despite the fact that sound was just starting to take flight in the music industry. Despite its age it is still considered one of the greatest movies of all time, and the best movie of Charlie Chaplin’s career.