Best Cross-genre and Genre-Bending Movies

 List of Best Cross-genre Movies. Many movies go for the surprise shift, but a few make a u-turn so profound that it is what we remember them for. It is what sets them apart. I submit the following candidates. And I try to do it spoiler free, although just by being mentioned on a list like this is being spoiled

Genre-Hybrid

Movies successfully balancing three or more genres, or whose genre is unlike any other film's.


Example: Comedy-Drama, Drama-Horror, Comedy-Horror Sci-fi-Western


The Babysitter (2017)

The Forgotten (2004)

mother! (2017)

From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)

Bridge to Terabithia (2007)

Psycho (1960)

The World’s End

Windstruck

American Beauty (1999)

The Island (2005)

Sex is Zero 2 (2007)

1. Mulholland Dr. (2001) 7.9 

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Blue 

2. Blue (1993) 7.3 

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La jetée 

3. La jetée (1962) 8.3 

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Decasia 

4. Decasia (2002) 7.2 

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The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover 

5. The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989) 7.6 

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Eraserhead 

6. Eraserhead (1977) 7.4 

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Ôdishon 

7. Ôdishon (1999) 7.2 

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Possession 

8. Possession (1981) 7.4 

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My Dinner with Andre 

9. My Dinner with Andre (1981) 7.8 

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Jigureul jikyeora! 

10. Jigureul jikyeora! (2003) 7.3 

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Enter the Void 

11. Enter the Void (2009) 7.3 

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The Congress 

12. The Congress (2013) 6.5 

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Santa Sangre 

13. Santa Sangre (1989) 7.6 

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Brazil 

14. Brazil (1985) 7.9 

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Dark City 

15. Dark City (1998) 7.6 

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Okja 

16. Okja (2017) 7.3 

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Do lok tin si 

17. Do lok tin si (1995) 7.7 

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Vals Im Bashir 

18. Vals Im Bashir (2008) 8 

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A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night 

19. A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014) 7 

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Pierrot le Fou 

20. Pierrot le Fou (1965) 7.6 

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After Hours 

21. After Hours (I) (1985) 7.7 

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Kaidan 

22. Kaidan (1964) 8 

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Horace and Pete 

23. Horace and Pete (2016) 8.5 

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Alphaville, une étrange aventure de Lemmy Caution 

24. Alphaville, une étrange aventure de Lemmy Caution (1965)

Drive (2011)

The Handmaiden (2016)

Holy Motors (2012)

Gone Girl (2014)

The Lure (2015)

The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017)

Inherent Vice (2014)

Baby Driver (2017)

Personal Shopper (2016)

A Touch of Sin (2013)

Punch-Drunk Love (2002)

Raw (2017)

Logan (2017)

Elle (2016)

Colossal (2017)

Hail, Caesar (2016)

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014)

Dheepan (2015)

The Neon Demon (2016)

Let the Right One In (2008)

Shaun of the Dead : comedy, horror movie (zombie sub-genre), action movie

Starship Troopers : army/militar movie, science-fiction dystopian movie, comedy/ironic scenes, deep criticism of war and especially World War II and fascism

Deliverance : Buddy movie, Rape & revenge, drama, thriller

Cabin in the woods : teenage movie, fantastic horror movie, science-fiction movie

Nymphomaniac (part I and II) : drama, erotic/bdsm/porn, love story, metaphysical, mathematical and religious themes

Cloud Atlas’ covers several different themes and genres: sci-fi, political, historical, fantasy, love/romance/bromance , crime/espionage , dystopian fiction.


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