How many types of film genres are there?

How many types of film genres are there?

Eric R. Williams (no relation to Linda Williams) argues that all narrative feature length films can be categorized as one of eleven “super genres” (Action, Crime, Fantasy, Horror, Romance, Science Fiction, Slice of Life, Sports, Thriller, War and Western).

What are the basic movie genres?


How do you classify a movie?

An equation for remembering the genre is: Story (Action) + Plot + Character + Setting = Genre. This becomes an easy way to remember the elements of a genre. The above elements of story, plot, setting, and character equal a specific category of movie.

What is the least popular movie genre?

The least favorable genres were horror and musicals….Most popular movie genres among adults in the United States as of December 2018.

Characteristic Share of respondents
Thriller/mystery 84%
Drama 84%
Crime 82%
Documentary 77%

What are the top movie genres?

Some popular film genres are action, animated, adventure, comedy, westerns, musicals, drama, epic, crime, war, disaster, superhero, fantasy, sports, horror etc. I assembled here, a list of top 10 film genres.

What is your favorite genre of movie?

As most would probably guess, comedy is the favorite movie genre and horror is the least. All age groups under 54 chose comedy as their favorite movie genre, and the 55 to 64 age group had a tie between comedy and action. But surprisingly, those who chose comedy as their favorite have the hardest time falling asleep.

What are the different genres of movies?

There are a wide range of different types of film genres: detective, action, adventure, gangster or crime, science fiction, drama, horror, romance, comedy, musical and so on.

What are the best movies of all time?

The Empire Strikes Back (1980) was voted the best film of all time by over 250,000 readers of the Empire film magazine in 2015. The Shawshank Redemption (1994) was voted the greatest film of all time by Empire readers in “The 201 Greatest Movies of All Time” poll undertaken in March, 2006.