Movie Classification

Movie Classification, Ranked

Here is a list of movies ranked from the best to the worst using the sum of eight different ratings: stars, gimmick, rewatchability, creepiness, story, creativity, acting and quality. Select a combination of genressubgenresantagonists or moods to narrow your search. Additionally, you can select a type of realism, a decade, or you can include or exclude anthology films.

Horror Movie Rating Priorities for Steve Hutchison

Note: genres are major film subdivisions. Most movies belong to many genres. The same can be said about subgenres. Subgenres can be subdivisions of genres or genre hybrids. They can also originate from a film era, a cinematic style, a cult audience or a particular market. Most movies belong to many subgenres. Moods are emotions considered crucial to the plot and conveyed through music, dialogue, performances, build-up and pacing. Moods speak to a film's ambiance. A movie usually conveys more than one mood. Antagonists are people or entities that pose a threat to the protagonist, or hero. Antagonist types are divided into 5 categories: visceral, society, science, afterlife and fantasy.

Displaying 101 - 120 of 175
2005
Three young adults mauled by a werewolf must defeat it in order to lift their own curse.
2019
A revenant kills everyone he blames for his death and the death of his mother.
2009
A mining town community suspects the return of a serial killer when bodies start piling up.
1981
A murderer kills off high school students.
2014
A masked serial killer terrorizes a community.
2006
A sheriff investigating the disappearance of a young girl on a remote island discovers the existence of a strange cult.
2003
A psychiatrist wakes up as a patient in the asylum where she worked, with no memory of why she is there or what she has done.
2018
A ballerina dancer lands the lead role in a performance and gets the attention of a murderer.
1979
A psychopathic killer terrorizes a babysitter.
2019
A video blogger is kidnapped by a fan, and her roommate is the only one who can save her.
1990
A mourning police lieutenant investigates a case of serial killing.
1980
Two siblings investigate a series of killings.
1983
Six actresses auditioning for a movie role are targeted by a masked murderer.
1993
A babysitter believes she is being stalked by a psychopath.
1976
A teenager is suspected of murdering her sister at her first communion.
1986
A group of teenagers are stalked and killed by a Shaman at a cursed camping site.
1981
A reporter suspects a neighbor, who lives in the high-rise building across from hers, is a serial killer.
1975
After witnessing the murder of a psychic, a musician teams up with a reporter to find the killer.
2011
A young couple finds refuge in a house inhabited by a strange man and his daughter after their car breaks down.
2019
A man finds a way to contact his dead niece through time and converses with her over the phone.

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Subgenres of Terror 2020: Time Travel Films

Included in this book are 50 reviews of horror and horror-adjacent time travel films.

Time travel films focus on the consequences of traveling into the past or the future.

Each book in the Subgenres of Terror 2020 collection contains a ranked thematic watchlist.

Subgenres of Terror 2020: Slasher Films

Included in this book are 50 reviews of horror and horror-adjacent slasher films.

In slasher films, characters die one by one at a steady pace.

Each book in the Subgenres of Terror 2020 collection contains a ranked thematic watchlist.

Subgenres of Terror 2020: Claustrocore Films

Included in this book are 50 reviews of horror and horror-adjacent claustrocore films.

Claustrocore films are about people stuck in one place for most of the running time.

Each book in the Subgenres of Terror 2020 collection contains a ranked thematic watchlist.

Subgenres of Terror 2020: Found Footage Films

Included in this book are 50 reviews of horror and horror-adjacent found footage films.

Found footage is a film subgenre in which all or a substantial part of the work is presented as if it were discovered film or video recordings.

Each book in the Subgenres of Terror 2020 collection contains a ranked thematic watchlist.

Best of Terror 2020: Top 300 Horror Movies

The following recommendations represent the top 13% of 2250 horror movie reviews. I use a classification method that combines genres, subgenres, ambiances, and antagonists. My evaluation ratings are stars, story, creativity, action, quality, creepiness, and rewatchability