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View Poll Results: What Movie Genres Do You Watch Most?
Action/Adventure 303 68.71%
Classic 56 12.70%
Comedy 107 24.26%
Documentary/Biography 46 10.43%
Drama 100 22.68%
Horror 82 18.59%
Kids/Family 68 15.42%
Sci-Fi/Fantasy 297 67.35%
Thriller/Suspense 152 34.47%
Other 21 4.76%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 441. You may not vote on this poll

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What Movie Genres Do You Watch Most?



Do you watch mostly action/adventure? Sci-fi/fantasy? Classics? Kids/family? Take our poll!

Most AVS members are into watching movies on their home-entertainment system, be it a 32-inch flat panel and its internal speakers, a full-blown home theater with front projector and 7.1 surround sound, or anything in between. If you live alone, you can watch whatever you want. If it's just you and your spouse/partner, you probably have to do some negotiating, but hopefully your tastes overlap at least somewhat. On the other hand, if you have young children, they most likely have the final say and you play a lot of kids' titles—over and over and over ad nauseam.

My question this week is, what movie genres do you watch most at home? And I'd love to know which titles are your faves in the comments.

Note: This is a multiple-choice poll, so select all that apply to you. The system does not allow more than 10 options, so if a genre you watch isn't listed, select "Other" and let us know what it is in the comments.


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Greetings,

I watch them all Scott...

But if pinned down I would say that I enjoy Action/Adventure, Sci-fi fantasy and Drama the most. As for my favorites the list is loooong and would require deeper thought for a short answer.


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I watch them all Scott...

But if pinned down I would say that I enjoy Action/Adventure, Sci-fi fantasy and Drama the most. As for my favorites the list is loooong and would require deeper thought for a short answer.


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This sums it up for me too, with sci-fi leading the way.
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Greetings,

I watch them all Scott...

But if pinned down I would say that I enjoy Action/Adventure, Sci-fi fantasy and Drama the most. As for my favorites the list is loooong and would require deeper thought for a short answer.


Regards,
Yeah, well, you're in a unique position as a movie reviewer. In your case, I would select the genres you enjoy the most, as you have said here. As for faves, you've already posted several lists, so I can imagine how difficult it would be for you to come up with a short list here. Maybe just a couple of your all-time faves...not an exhaustive list, which I think would be impossible Thanks for all your great reviews!

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This sums it up for me too, with sci-fi leading the way.
Yeah, I know it could be difficult to pick just a few genres, but notice that I worded the question carefully: What genres to you watch the most, not what genres do you enjoy the most. What you watch can be influenced by other family members, so for example, you might love sci-fi, but your spouse hates it, so you don't watch it as much as, say, comedies. On the other hand, perhaps your preferences and watching habits do coincide, which is great.

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I have a ton of highly regarded documentaries, dramas and independent films on my netflix instant queue-- and I always end up watching the dumbest actioner/scifi schlock I can find.

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A Few Faves

Action/Adventure
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Lawrence of Arabia
Goldfinger

Horror
The Shining
The Ring
Night of the Living Dead (The Original)

Kids/Family
Kung Fu Panda
Wall-E
The Lego Movie

Sci-Fi/Fantasy
2001: A Space Odyssey
Bladerunner
The Terminator
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I have a ton of highly regarded documentaries, dramas and independent films on my netflix instant queue-- and I always end up watching the dumbest actioner/scifi schlock I can find.
Isn't that what Netflix is for? To fill your queue with high brow cinema art and documentaries, but to spend your time watching Slasher flicks instead ?
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Since I have kids, truthfully I watch a lot of kids/family movies. My favs in no particular order are Horror, Sci, Action and drama, but usually I am game for any movie.
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Isn't that what Netflix is for? To fill your queue with high brow cinema art and documentaries, but to spend your time watching Slasher flicks instead ?
And crappy ninja movies! It's awful! Debate with myself: "I really wanted to watch 'The Kings Speech'"

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One option is missing: ALL

Foreign, Epic, Black & White, Silent, Obscure, Live Music concerts, Real Live Docs, Rare, Banned flics, Unique, etc., etc., etc.

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Nothing like a no holds barred, shoot em up action/adventure! Our Home Theaters are like Ferraris....you don't drive a Ferrari at the speed limit....you push that bad boy!
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I would say that I mostly watch action/adventure movies, but overall I try to watch good movies, irrespective of the genre. For example, I don't generally watch horror movies, but when I saw the reviews of "Let The Right One In", I had to give it a go. What a fantastic movie! It scared the crap out of me, but it also made me think about it for days following. That, in my mind, is a sign of a great movie - it keeps your mind coming back to it for days after you've seen it (and not in the, "wow, I can't believe how stupid that movie was" kind of way).
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I like every genre minus horror, its not that it bothers me, its just not enjoyable for me...

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Aliens - best of sci fi and action.
Ghostbusters - best comedy ever.

Recently watched The Lego Movie, Man of Steel, and The Nut Job. Its summer so kids are influencing selections.
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I tend to follow the same camp as Ralph P.

What is for me more interesting is realizing how much my viewing habits have changed over the years. I wonder how much is a reflection of my tastes changing or the content of movies these days. Maybe both.
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I watch several of the genres listed. Why were Foreign Language films and Westerns not included in the poll options?
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I watch about all of the genres except horror.


I do watch a lot of movies but have a tendency to watch some over and over with the likes of :
Listed in the order of times I played.

The Shawshank Redemption

The Dark Knight

Schindler's List

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

The Matrix


The are many more that have multiple plays but these would be on my top list.

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I said Action and Adventure as those films bring out the best in my audio system. My preferences range from:

Grapes of Wrath
To Kill a Mockingbird
The Day the Earth Stood Still (orig)

to:
Pulp Fiction
Kill Bill (both)
Red Cliff (I&II)
O-Brother Where Art Thou
Shawshank Redemption
Silence of the Lambs
Casino Royale (2006)
Avatar
Monte Python and the Holy Grail
The Godfather (&II)
The Departed
Good Will Hunting
Philomena
Invention of Lying
Yes Man
Heat
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—over and over and over ad nauseam.

My question this week is, what movie genres do you watch most at home? And I'd love to know which titles are your faves in the comments.
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True,
I have to agree Scott: Live Concerts and Classical Concerts (like New Years from Vienna) are on top of my list, but are missing from this list.
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is this limited to movies?
i rarely watch a movie the content i watch rarely get a movie. i personally pref series over movies.
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Berlin Philharmonic
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In Battleship speak.


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40% Action/Adventure
20% Sci-fi fantasy
20% Thriller Suspence
10% Family
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Action (e.g. The French Connection), Documentary (e.g., Winged Migration), Thriller (e.g. The Spy Who Came in from the Cold). Though it has been a while since I saw one I liked, perhaps I should have included SciFi (e.g., Forbidden Planet), Comedy (e.g., Airplane!).

Rather than watch full length features, I often prefer just the best parts, and youtube is good for that. As a comment on the above Proms piece, here's another even better one:


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I voted for the dominant choices (Sci-Fi/Fantast/Action/Adventure), but also voted "other".

The "other" in my case is Anime/Animation. That of course usually fits into the categories above, but being animated is often considered its own genre,
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Action/adventure, comedy, horror, family, sci-fi and "other"

I clicked other because we watch a lot of anime in my house. and i'm not talking about my kids.
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