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.)
- Black comedies - Films that find comedy in dark themes, especially death. [Weekend At Bernie's]
- Farces - Films that use buffoonery and absurd situations for comedy. [The Dinner Game]
- Gross-out comedies - Films that use toilet humour and sex for comedy. [There's Something about Mary]
- Mockumentaries - Films that pretend to be documentaries to heighten the comedy. [This is Spinal Tap] Serious mockumentaries exist, and especially for horror films are often "found footage" films, but will not be tested by this category.
- Musicals - Films that include songs that replace character's dialogue or thoughts in some scenes. [The Sound of Music]
- Parodies/Spoofs - Films that make fun of other films and popular culture. [Airplane!]
- Screwball comedes - Films that use fast-paced repartee and heightened situations. [Bringing Up Baby]
- Sex comedies - Films that find humour in sexual relationships, including attempts to get sex or cover up affairs. [The Seven Year Itch] Sub-genres of this type of film are Teen Sex Comedies and the Carry On film series, both of which appear on the Sex and Romance poll.
- Slapstick comedies - Films use exaggerated physical humour. [The Pink Panther]
- Stoner comedies - Films that find humour in people who are high. [Any Cheech & Chong film.]
There may be a lot of crossover between these sub-genres, farces and screwball comedies usually include slapstick, etc. Films may be tested in multiple genres.
There are comedy or musical sub-genres not included here that appeared on previous polls.
- Action films - includes: Buddy Cop films.
There are comedy or musical sub-genres not included here that will appear on later polls
- Dramas, Historical films & Epics - will include: Sex Comedies.
- Sex & Romance films - will include: Carry On films, Teen Sex Comedies.
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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