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Every few years some genres will gain notoriety and popularity where others will take a step back waiting for its inevitable resurgence. The 80s/90s were dominated by action flicks, the 2000s were overly saturated with rom-coms, and every generation has its ups and downs. Sometimes though a specific movie puts that movement into motion and is a catalyst for dozens to hundreds of films that normally may have been shelved and forgotten.

Movies like When Harry Met Sally revived (or gave power) to rom-coms. The Matrix made us realize that sci-fi movies aren’t always limited to us nerdy folk. Here is a compiled list of movies that have given some genres a breath of fresh air within the last few years. Some of the films themselves are newer affair and are assumptions of potential success for its given genre.

10. Crime – The Departed

Crime as a genre has always dominated the television market. »

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