Melodrama - Genre, Style, Sensibility

Melodrama films as listed in John Mercer and Martin Shingler's 2004 book "Melodrama. Genre, Style, Sensibility".

1 - 8: Sirk's Universal Melodramas
9 - 13: 'Sirkian' Melodramas
14 - 35: The Woman's Film
36 - 43: Romance / Doomed Love
44 - 54: Family Melodramas
55 - 65: The Male Melodrama I: The Male Weepie
66 - 72: The Male Melodrama II: The Action Melodrama
73 - 76: Maternal Melodramas
77 - 88: Musical Melodramas
89 - 96: Silent Melodramas
97 - 105: War Films
106 - 113: Gainsborough Melodrama
114 - 121: Historical Costume Melodramas
122 - 135: Aids, Gay, Lesbian and Queer Cinema
136 - 147: Film Noir
148 - 155: Western Melodramas
156 - 166: Psychological Melodrama
167 - 179: British Melodrama
180 - 186: 'Bollywood' Melodrama
187 - 194: Chinese Melodrama
195 - 202: European Melodrama

  • All I Desire

    1

  • All That Heaven Allows

    2

  • Imitation of Life

    3

  • Interlude

    4

  • Magnificent Obsession

    5

  • The Tarnished Angels

    6

  • There's Always Tomorrow

    7

  • Written on the Wind

    8

  • Far from Heaven

    9

  • Ali: Fear Eats the Soul

    10

  • The Flower of My Secret

    11

  • The Merchant of Four Seasons

    12

  • Polyester

    13

  • Autumn Leaves

    14

  • Beaches

    15

  • Beyond the Forest

    16

  • Breaking the Waves

    17

  • The Bridges of Madison County

    18

  • Camille

    19

  • Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean

    20

  • Dark Victory

    21

  • Dolores Claiborne

    22

  • The Hours

    23

  • I'll Cry Tomorrow

    24

  • I Want to Live!

    25

  • Johnny Belinda

    26

  • Julia

    27

  • Letter from an Unknown Woman

    28

  • Moonstruck

    29

  • Now, Voyager

    30

  • Places in the Heart

    31

  • Random Harvest

    32

  • Stella Dallas

    33

  • Terms of Endearment

    34

  • Yanks

    35

  • Anna Karenina

    36

  • Duel in the Sun

    37

  • Gone with the Wind

    38

  • Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing

    39

  • Love Story

    40

  • Waterloo Bridge

    41

  • The Way We Were

    42

  • Wuthering Heights

    43

  • Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

    44

  • The Celebration

    45

  • Giant

    46

  • The Graduate

    47

  • Home from the Hill

    48

  • Kings Row

    49

  • On Golden Pond

    50

  • Peyton Place

    51

  • Picnic

    52

  • Ordinary People

    53

  • Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

    54

  • The Best Years of Our Lives

    55

  • Bigger Than Life

    56

  • The Champ

    57

  • Citizen Kane

    58

  • Dead Poets Society

    59

  • East of Eden

    60

  • Field of Dreams

    61

  • It's a Wonderful Life

    62

  • Some Came Running

    63

  • Rebel Without a Cause

    64

  • Regarding Henry

    65

  • Braveheart

    66

  • Deliverance

    67

  • Die Hard

    68

  • Gladiator

    69

  • Predator

    70

  • Rambo: First Blood Part II

    71

  • Rocky

    72

  • Madame X

    73

  • The Old Maid

    74

  • Only Yesterday

    75

  • To Each His Own

    76

  • Cabaret

    77

  • Camelot

    78

  • Carousel

    79

  • Dancer in the Dark

    80

  • Dirty Dancing

    81

  • The King and I

    82

  • Meet Me in St. Louis

    83

  • Saturday Night Fever

    84

  • The Sound of Music

    85

  • A Star Is Born

    86

  • West Side Story

    87

  • Yentl

    88

  • Broken Blossoms

    89

  • City Lights

    90

  • Greed

    91

  • Orphans of the Storm

    92

  • The Sheik

    93

  • Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans

    94

  • Way Down East

    95

  • The Wind

    96

  • The Big Parade

    97

  • The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse

    98

  • In Which We Serve

    99

  • Life Is Beautiful

    100