I was sorting my movie library, and I think I love genre movies most. My ratio is like 70% genre movie to 30% other.
What do I consider genre movies? SciFi, Horror, Fantasy, Historic/Period, Crime/Detective/Thriller, Action/Adventure, Musical, Mystery. My favorite movies are in any of this genre… Maybe I have missed a genre.
But what are great non-genre movies? They need to have a contemporary setting, at least when they came out.
So here are some of my top 8 1/2
Adaption (Charlie Kaufman it’s not a genre, right?)
Inside Llewyn Davies
Hannah and Her Sisters (Woody Allen is not a genre, right?)
3 Colors (Trilogy by Kieslowski)
The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover
Magnolia or Punch Drunk Love
Rushmore or Tenenbaums (Wes Anderson could have created his own genre)
Tomorrow, this list might look different, but this is from the top of my head today.
Which ones do you got?