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.

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2011
A teenager cursed by lycanthropy must hide his secret from a girl he has a crush on.
1970
A couple are stalked by a serial killer.
1956
A doctor discovers that the population of his town is being replaced by alien duplicates.
2009
A man who can alter the past assists the police by pretending to be a psychic.
2003
An hospital intern is seduced by an in-crowd that experiments with bionic muscles on their own members.
1981
A scientist bathes in a potion he created and turns into a serial murderer and rapist.
2009
A birthday party taking place in a roller skating rink turns into a massacre.
2014
A mother worries when her young daughter becomes obsessed with a strange doll.
1984
A rock star returns to his childhood home to shoot a music video while a pack of wild dogs are on the loose.
2000
Film students shooting a horror movie die one after another.
2012
A woman and her friends become the targets of a serial killer.
1976
A hooded serial killer terrorizes a city.
1990
Teenagers die by the hand of a masked mass murderer during a slumber party.
1982
A Mountie and a deputy must track down a killer who is stalking coeds at a nearby cheerleader camp.
1990
A sisterhood is targeted by a serial killer.
2007
A woman inadvertently opens an ancient urn that unleashes the powers of an evil witch.
2000
A woman with psychic perception is asked to help find a young woman who has disappeared.
1972
A disturbed girl starts believing she is haunted after her estranged father visits her with the woman he plans to marry.
1987
A woman finds herself stalked while her friends go missing one by one.
1964
After a long stay at an asylum for murder, a mother returns to her estranged daughter who worries about her behavior.

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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