Lists by Hojon
This isn't necessarily a list of the most important or influential films ever made. It's just a list of my personal faves. While most of these films may not have invented or even revolutionized their respective genres, they did, in my opinion at least, perfect them.
I got the idea for this list when I was trying to think of a director whose entire feature-length filmography (shorts, music videos, or tv episodes don't apply) I had seen. I came up with several, but I restricted this list only to those directors who have made at least 5 theatrical films (sorry, Edgar Wright). I'm going to challenge myself to get more people on this list at 100% just cuz I enjoy challenges that require very little effort. Feel free to post your own lists in the comments section.
While I'll always prefer a comic horror movie over a straight up horror, I think by now this particular comedy vein has been mined clean.
For a genre whose stories have one of only three possible endings (win, lose, or die), a surprising number of boxing films (i.e. all of them, even the awful ones) get nominated for awards.
Excludes gangster movies and modern, color noir. Old B&W's only.
It made sense, given all the comic book movies churned out in the last decade, that someone would eventually spoof the genre by making a movie about a completely average, albeit mentally unstable joe turning himself into a costumed vigilante. Using this idea once would've been clever, but after seven movies and counting I think the premise has been played out.
Does not include shorts, documentaries, or made-for-TV movies. The ordering may not be final. I hate trying to rank films. Probably should've just alphabetized them, but what fun is that?