21 Oct 2016


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.)

  • Addiction films - Films about drug and alcohol addiction.  [Trainspotting]
  • Bio-pics - The stories of a person's life, or portion thereof.  [The Intimidation Game]
  • Coming of Age films - Films about young people gaining maturity or learning a life-lesson.  [A Christmas Story]
  • Disaffected Youth films - Films about teenagers or people in their early twenties who reject society.  [Rebel Without A Cause]
  • Epics - Film with a large scale, sweeping scope, and spectacle.  [Ben Hur]
  • Historical dramas - Stories of set among real events in history.  [Lawrence of Arabia]
  • Melodramas - Stories that rely on strong emotion rather than characterisation.  [Sweet November]
  • Period dramas - Stories set in the late 19th, early 20th century.  [Any Jane Austen adaptation]
  • Political dramas - Stories that revolve around politics real and fictional.  [All The President's Men]
  • Swashbuckling films - Stories of high adventure and swordplay.  [Robin Hood]

There may be a lot of crossover between these sub-genres, period dramas may be historical dramas, etc.  Films may be tested in multiple genres.

There are dramas, historical films & epics sub-genres not included here that appeared on previous polls.
There are dramas, historical films & epics sub-genres not included here that will appear on later polls
  • Sex & Romance films - will include: Erotic Love Stories, Historical Romance, Lesbian Romance, Romantic Drama.
  • Suspense & Thrillers - will include: Outbreak/Contagion films, Anti-War films.
Any sub-genres of dramas, historical films & epics you feel are missing and need to be added to the list?  Any films that need to be tested?  Please comment below.

~ DUG.

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