13 Movies and TV Shows That Defy Categorization
These movies and tv shows are a lot like hesitant partners with serious commitment issues… They “don’t like labels.” Fine, Cheryl, then we’re through! Sorry, we were talking about genres weren’t we? That’s one area that we’re more than okay with some fluidity in the label. And we’re not just talking your basic, run of the mill romantic comedy here. Feel free to throw the “comedy” label on any action, horror, drama, sci-fi, or thriller movie if there’s some decent laughs in there. That’s all well and good, but we’re here for the singular pieces of work that incorporate so many genres, themes, and overall tones that it’d be damn near impossible to put them in a box.
Pieces like these are rare, because they can be hard to follow, and the drastic tonal shifts can be jarring enough to reach for the remote. The story itself is going to have to be compelling enough to keep the audience along for the twists, turns, and feels. If not, it can just seem like a thrown together mess. You won’t find those messes here. These 13 stand alone movies and TV shows are some of the best genre-benders in the game, and we implore you to categorize them!