Some genres in the TCM catalog, as of 2015, include drama, cult films, world cinema and silent movies. TCM is a television network that specializes in airing classic films, but the channel does occasionally air newer movies.
TCM airs a wide variety of classic drama films from some of cinema?s most respected directors. The network often focuses on a particular director for a certain month, such as Orson Welles in May 2015. In addition to monthly selections, the network airs an eclectic selection of films that includes everything from Alfred Hitchcock to Martin Scorsese.
TCM also airs a range of lesser-known cult films. From B-grade science fiction to more experimental fare, the channel?s selection of cult classics highlights the esoteric side of cinema. TCM offers a weekly ?TCM Underground? selection, which highlights a little-known film that the network deems worthy of wider recognition, such as ?Saturday Night Live? director Tom Schiller?s artsy 1984 comedy ?Nothing Lasts Forever," featuring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Lauren Tom.
TCM offers a generous selection of cinema classics from some of the world?s most respected directors, including Akira Kurosawa and Jean Renoir. The network airs these films under its "TCM Imports" banner. Keeping with its classic aesthetic, TCM also features many silent films in its ?Silent Sunday Nights? lineup, from the well-known to the obscure.