Movies You Like in Genres That You Don't

Discussion in 'TV & Media' started by Mysterion, Sep 5, 2013.

  1. Mysterion

    Mysterion Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jun 28, 2001
    SB-31, Daran V
    What movies do you like in genres that you usually don't like a whole lot?

    Acouple of examples from me:

    Musicals: 1776. Usually can't stand musicals, but this movie grabs me every time it's on TV, and i usually pull out the DVD and watch on the 4th of July. Not completely accurate historically, but very entertaining. Especially Howard Da Silva as Ben Franklin and William Daniels as John Adams.

    Westerns: Silverado. Westerns generally have never held my interest. A couple exceptions exist, including this movie (also Dances With Wolves). The story is interesting and it has a good cast all around. Especially Linda Hunt, Kevin Kline, and an interesting character played by John Cleese.

    How about the rest of you?
  2. Mistral

    Mistral Vice Admiral Admiral

    Dec 5, 2007
    Between the candle and the flame
    Agree w/Silverado. Also, I'm not a "rom-com" kind of guy at all, but I watch Pretty Woman whenever it comes on.
  3. Admiral2

    Admiral2 Vice Admiral Admiral

    Sep 14, 2004
    Ditto. Especially William Daniels as John Adams. He was fantastic.
  4. Enterprise is Great

    Enterprise is Great Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Oct 24, 2004
    I don't care for musicals yet I just love Grease.
  5. davejames

    davejames Vice Admiral Admiral

    Oct 6, 2001
    Sac, Ca
    Musicals: I really love the Singing in the Rain and Chicago, but have never had much interest in seeing any others.

    Gangster Movies: These have never done much for me, except maybe for The Departed.

    Kung Fu Movies: About the only ones I like are the artier ones like Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Hero.
  6. Kirby

    Kirby Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Mar 16, 2003
    Alt: 5280
    This was the first thing that came to my mind. I also don't like romantic comedies, but When Harry Met Sally and Sleepless in Seattle are both extremely well done. It's probably just a Nora Ephron thing...
  7. Bob Ross

    Bob Ross Happy Little Tree Premium Member

    Sep 7, 2001
    cardinal biggles
    I don't like horror movies, but I can stomach them if they're horror-comedies, like Zombieland or Tucker & Dale vs. Evil.
  8. JirinPanthosa

    JirinPanthosa Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Nov 20, 2012
    Musicals: Singin In The Rain

    It does all the things I usually hate in musicals, yet it's completely awesome.

    Superhero films: Hellboy I & II

    Part of it is because of Del Toro's visual direction. But a lot of it is also because, for a movie billed based on the main character has an episode, it's really an emotional story about humans treating non-humans like crap.
  9. Lonemagpie

    Lonemagpie Writer Admiral

    Jan 31, 2007
    Not a romcom fan but I always loved Steve Martin's Roxanne
  10. 1001001

    1001001 I Like the Beats and the Shouting Moderator

    Nov 3, 2001
    People's Gaypublic of Drugafornia
    I'm not sure what genre it would be in, but a movie I love that's out of my usual frame of reference is Miss Congeniality. Anytime I come across it on TV I can watch it. I think it is so funny...

    Same thing with Overboard. Not my normal cup of tea, but that movie is hilarious, and sweet.
  11. Gaith

    Gaith Vice Admiral Admiral

    May 11, 2008
    San Francisco, CA
    I'm not at all a horror guy, but I rather like the following ones nonetheless:

    Psycho, The Birds
    The Mist
    Game Change
    Alien, Prometheus (I see Aliens as action, not horror)
    Mientras Duermes (Sleep Tight)

    ... And I didn't much mind The Initiation, either. (See: Zuniga, Daphne. :p)
  12. FPAlpha

    FPAlpha Vice Admiral Admiral

    Nov 7, 2004
    Mannheim, Germany
    Zombie movies yet i love Shaun of the Dead and Zombieland
  13. Admiral2

    Admiral2 Vice Admiral Admiral

    Sep 14, 2004
    I usually hate romcoms but The Goodbye Girl and The Butcher's Wife are big exceptions.
  14. Toxteth O´Grady

    Toxteth O´Grady Captain Captain

    Feb 19, 2006
    Illinois, USA
    I normally don't care for romantic comedies, but I was drawn to Love, Actually because of the cast, and I wound up loving it.

    Movies that include zombies are almost always an instant turn-off, but I've really enjoyed the Resident Evil movies.
  15. Gov Karnstein

    Gov Karnstein Admiral Admiral

    Mar 23, 2004
    Gov Kodos on Mohammed's Radio, WZVN Boston
    Not much for romcoms, but I do like I.Q. with Meg Ryan and Tim Robbins and Walter Mathau. Mathau as Einstein is wonderful as are his 3 amigos.
  16. propita

    propita Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Mar 9, 2001
    fresno, ca, us
    There was a nice little reference to Daniels' Adams in one episode of St Elsewhere.

    I know that there's some horror movie that I do love, but I can't remember it! Even asking my husband. He's my external hard drive.
  17. Kira's Mummy

    Kira's Mummy Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Apr 26, 2001
    Kira's Mom is in Virginia
    Not a huge fan of westerns, but I liked both versions of True Grit.
  18. Spot's Ghost

    Spot's Ghost Spot's Meow Premium Member

    Jul 1, 2004
    Hotel California
    I don't normally like romantic comedies, but I really liked both 13 Going on 30 and A Walk to Remember.