This is just as easy to do with the Horror genre; you just pick any one film from each of these big franchises: Halloween, Nightmare On Elm Street, Friday the 13th, Scream, and the Texas Chainsaw Massacres and immediately your list is half-finished. Add a dose or two of legendary horror auteurs doing their thing with The Shining, Psycho, and Night Of The Living Dead. Don’t forget to throw respect to either The Exorcist, Carrie, or Rosemary’s Baby but you don’t need all three, just one will do. Polish that bitch off with the hipster pick of either Insidious, Blair Witch, Paranormal Activity, or Evil Dead and congratulations you’ve nailed another top 10 list! We can do this all day, with all genres, because everyone is too damn scared of facing the Wrath Of The Fanboys that they can’t actually write their own lists of favorites. It’s been written for them by tens of thousands of message boards, polls, blog posts, and iMDB ratings. Everyone agrees that those movies are pretty good, or at least they’re part of our shared experience, and that’s what makes us agree on them. These types of broad agreements on films tend to lack personality. They shy away from challenging each other to try new things, they’re scared of the conversation. It’s like going out to eat with your coworkers every Friday night. Each individual in the group may have a particular night spot they really want to go to, but in order to make everyone happy, you’ll always end up with a subpar meal at Chili’s. Not that Chili’s is bad. It’s agreeable. It’s easy to sort of accept that Psycho is quite a good horror film, even though you haven’t watched it in 10 years and honestly, why would you? You know the story, you remember the shots, it’s been in our collective consciousness for quite some time. Psycho, then, is like Chili’s, too. It’s quite good, if a little boring sometimes... but, if you’ve been there once then you’ve been there for all time. You would never walk up to a girl you think is cute, ask her out on a date, have her say yes, and then you say “Good, I’ll pick you up at 8! We’re going to Chili’s.” You won’t go to Chili’s, you’re tired of it and it’s boring. You want something new and bold to tickle your taste buds and impress your girl! You want some cool fusion joint? Get Behind The Mask: The Rise Of Leslie Vernon. You want Thai? Get Nang Nak.