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Sanderson Beck’s Ratings of the 8,430 Greatest Movies of All Time

Sanderson Beck’s Ratings of the 8,430 Greatest Movies in Alphabetical Order

Favorite Instrumental Music

Movie Genres

Introduction

by Sanderson Beck

I have organized the best movies, which I have rated on entertainment value (En) and on educational value (Ed), into 26 genres so that people can find good movies in the categories that they like. The three major genres of movies are dramas, comedies and musicals. In each of these genres I have designated a genre of movies that are based on plays for those who like plays and movies with good dialog, and I have included the name of the playwright. The other three comedy genres are those that are funny, romantic, and satirical. Musicals are also divided into dramas and comedies.

There are many dramas, and I have divided these into 19 genres. A large genre is dramas based on a novel which includes the name of the author. The other large genre, which is my favorite, is biographical and historical dramas that are based on true stories. What I call “independent dramas” are those written and directed by the same person whose name is also listed. My genre “family dramas” does not mean they are G-rated movies suitable for children but rather that they are dramas about family relationships.

Comedies Based on a Play (cp)
Funny Comedies (cf)
Romantic Comedies (cr)
Satirical Comedies (cs)

Musicals Based on a Play (mp)
Musical Comedies (mc)

Musical Dramas (md)

Adventure Dramas (da)
Biographical Dramas (db)
Crime Dramas (dc)
Dramas based on a Novel (by) (dn)
Dramas based on a Play (by) (dp)
Education Dramas (de)
Family Dramas (dy)
Fantasy & Science Fiction Dramas (df)
Health Dramas (dh)
Independent Dramas (written and directed by) (di)
Journalistic Dramas (dj)
Legal Dramas (dl)
Military & War Dramas (dm)
Political Dramas (dg)
Romantic Dramad (dr)
Spiritual Dramas (ds)
Sports Dramas (dz)
Thriller & Horror Dramas (dt)
Western Dramas (dw)

Sanderson Beck’s Ratings of the 8,430 Greatest Movies of All Time

Sanderson Beck’s Ratings of the 8,430 Greatest Movies in Alphabetical Order

Favorite Instrumental Music

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