I have decided to create separate lists for Indian and non-Indian movies to avoid the difficulties of slotting a lot of my favourite Indian movies into these genre definitions.
This is the list in no particular order.
- Science Fiction
- Blade Runner
- Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
- Lord of the Rings - Fellowship of the Ring
- Il Postino
- Tinker Tailor Sailor Spy
- Paths of Glory
- Groundhog Day
- The Maltese Falcon
- I do not like romance movies unless they are comedies. By romance movies I mean movies where the drama is just around the trials and tribulations of love. A list like this is no place to go into the reasons for this bias - believe me, as irrational as it sounds, there are reasons for it - so I will elaborate on that some other time.
- My Fair Lady
- Notting Hill
- Love Actually - Not all the stories in this movie are equally good.
There will be follow up posts to this as I add to the list of genres and movies. The only two genres guaranteed not to appear here are horror and blood-and-gore. I hate horror movies. Even the lousiest horror movie scares the shit out of me and I don't like being scared. And I despise gore for gore's sake. I don't like violence in general. Movies which have no point other than to show gore - "Saw", "Hostel" series and their like - turn me off.Read More