People often ask me what type of movies I enjoy, and I never really know what to say because I honestly enjoy almost all of them, in fact it’s usually easier to just say what kinds I don’t like
Genre – A type or style of movie. There are many genres of movies in the world ranging from comedy to horror and many others in between, and each genre has other sub-genres included in it.
“What’s your favourite genre of film?”
“I don’t know why this movies genre is horror, I found it very funny!”
James Bond (007) series
Real Steel 5/10
Shoot ‘Em Up
Adventure – Adventure movies often have the characters going off on amazing trips to beautiful and strange locations where they get involved in amazing stories. Often about pirates or people studying ancient ruins and discovering creatures from the past.
Pirates of the Caribbean
The Godfather series
Infernal Affairs/The Departed
Bowling for Columbine
As Good as it Gets
Epic/Historical – A style that is often based on true historical events but where they don’t always stick to just the real facts of what happened. Usually they include beautiful costumes from the time period as well as amazing music to go along with it.
The King’s Speech
Drag Me to Hell
Nightmare on Elm Street
The Sound of Music
South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut
High School Musical
A.I.: Artificial Intelligence
War – Movies which try to show the real horror or tragedy of war in an honest, straight forward manner. Often follows a group of soldiers trying to complete a mission while losing friends and seeing the destruction caused.
Full Metal Jacket
Saving Private Ryan
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Sub-Genre – While genres are the main types of movies, a single genre can be further broken up into many sub-genres which give an even clearer look at the type of movie being watched.
“How can you hate he sub-genre of biopics if you love all documentaries?”
“I love the comedy genre but I hate the romantic comedy sub-genre.”
Man on the Moon
Bollywood – named after a combination of the Indian city of Bombay (now called Mumbai) and Hollywood, Bollywood movies are ones that come from India’s largest movie area, however the term Bollywood has now grown to mean any movie created in India. They tend to include a lot of physical humour, singing and dancing.
Chak De India
Rang De Basanti
Buddy Cop/Odd Couple – A popular style of movie which pairs two people who are very different and puts them in situations which strain their friendship but in the end force them to become close friends and respect each other.
Chick Flick – A movie whose story is mainly devoted to the female audience instead of the male, generally it will involve romance and stories about women over coming obstacles in a male dominated world.
Sex and the City
Detective – A movie where a police officer or private detective must solve a seemingly unsolvable or very confusing crime. Throughout the movie the audience will usually be confused as to who the real bad person is until the end when it is all usually made clear.
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
Disaster – A movie where something terrible is about to happen to the Earth or to humankind and the main characters must either work to stop the event from happening or try to survive the terrible events.
Fantasy – A movie which includes lots of things that are not in reality like magic and monsters. Generally the main characters will be on some sort of quest to solve a problem and will have to fight against magicians, magical puzzles and other mystical problems.
Lord of the Rings
Film Noir – Noir is French for black and it refers to a style of film whose story is often very cynical and involves deception or lies, the lying is quite often done by a beautiful woman to try and make the main character do what she wants.. Most film noir movies you’ll see are in black and white and as such they are not as popular as they once were but there are some modern examples as well.
The Man Who Wasn’t There
The Thirteenth Floor
James Bond (007)
Melodrama – A movie that involves a story which plays on emotion to keep the audience watching. They tend to follow a very simple pattern of a Hero who loves a girl but there’s a bad character who also loves the girl and they fight over who should have her.
An Officer and a Gentleman
Waiting to Exhale
How Stella Got Her Groove Back
Parody – A movie that tells a similar story as another movie except does it in a silly manner to laugh at or make fun of the original. Sometimes a movie will parody an entire genre and make fun of the typical story from that genre.
Dumb and Dumber
Romance – A movie that tells a story of two lovers, though generally they start of strangers or maybe even enemies who slowy get to know each other though about half way through something or someone comes along to seemingly keep them apart but in the end love wins and they are together happily forever.
Gone With the Wind
Any Given Sunday
When We Were kings
Silence of the Lambs
you can find them yourself….
Rocky Horror Picture Show
The Princess Bride
Any genres I have forgotten or terms that you are unsure of and want translated? Let me know below or in the forum!