Rules, tropes, cliches all films have them, what sub-genres should I test?
Help decide on future film sub-genres to be tested by doing the following poll (explanations for sub-genres appear after the poll.)
- Courtroom drama - A film based around a trial, often a murder but not always. [Anything based on a Grisham novel.]
- Detective films - A film based around a cop, private detective or amateur detective solving a crime. [Dirty Harry]
- Gangster - A film based around the mob. [The Godfather]
- Heist - A film based around a group of people committing a complex crime. [Ocean's Eleven]
- Heist Gone Wrong - A film based around a group of people after a crime goes horribly wrong. [Reservoir Dogs]
- Murder Mysteries - A type of detective film, but more in the Agatha Christie style, usually a murder solved like a puzzle. [Any adaptation of Christie]
- Noir - A stylish type of detective film usually from the 40s or 50s. [The Maltese Falcon]
- Serial Killer Films - A type of detective film where a series of murders by a single killer is investigated. [Silence of the Lambs]
- Sherlock Holmes films - Films based on the character created by Arthur Conan Doyle. [Sherlock Holmes]
- Vigilante films - A film in which an ordinary citizen takes the law into their own hands. [Death Wish]
There may be a lot of crossover between these sub-genres, Noir and Sherlock Holmes films are types of Detective films. Films may be tested in multiple genres.
There are crime sub-genres not included here that appeared on previous polls.
- Action films - includes: Action Comedies.
There are crime sub-genres not included here that will appear on later polls
- Exploitation films - will include: Rape/Revenge (connected to the vigilante sub-genre).
- Thriller & Suspense films - probably most of.
Any sub-genres of comedy or musical films you feel are missing and need to be added to the list? Any films that need to be tested? Please comment below.
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