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.
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