List of Movie Genres


80’s “teen” flick

action

action / adventure

adaptation  

adventure / romance

anime

anti-war

apocalyptic

Aussie movie

bio-pic

black & white

British

character study [e.g. seven samurai]

“chick” flick

children’s film

Chinese film

college

comedy

coming of age

computer animated

contemporary drama

cops & robbers

costume drama

courtroom

crime

dancing movie

detective

disaster

documentary

drama [several sub-genres]

drug movie

education

epic

erotic

family

fantasy

film noir

foreign

French film

gangster

gay / lesbian

Greenaway film

guilty pleasure

heist-gone-wrong

high school

Hitchcock

horror

horror ‘film’

iconic [e.g. casablanca]

institutional

intellectual

Italian film

Kevin Bacon movie

love, existential

love, tragic

love, doomed

Merchant-Ivory

midnight movie

military

monkey / ape movie

movie largely reliant on computerized effects

musical [several sub-genres]

mystery

mystery / suspense

native american movie

nc-17 rated movie

neo-noir

New Zealand movie

obsessive

period piece

Plot Number One

prison

pulp violence [e.g. pulp fiction]

road trip

romance

romantic comedy

sci fi

science fiction

semi-fictional biography

shakespeare

shark movie

silent

social criticism

spoof

sports

suburban angst

sword & sorcery

tear jerker

teen angst

thriller

vampire movie

vaudeville

war

western

Woody Allen

xmas

zombie movie

Ideas on how to use this reference material in the ESL classroom at:

https://foxhugh.wordpress.com/list-of-lists/

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