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This page aspires to be the ultimate list of movie genres and sub-genres. IMDb genres (or super-genres) are shown in bold.


338 genres registered so far!

Thematic genres and sub-genres

Action

Adventure


Adult


Comedy

Crime[23]

Drama

Epic[50]

Erotica[51][52]

Family

Fantasy

History

Horror

Music

Mystery

Romance

Religious

Sci-Fi

Sport

Supernatural fiction[134]

(Vampires, Ghosts or any other that is not Horror my be here. But Horror is not excluded)

Teen film[135][136]

Thriller

War

Western[10]

See also

Form genres

Other



Blake Snyder's 10 archetypical genres

  1. Monster in the House
  2. Golden Fleece
  3. Out of the Bottle
  4. Dude with a Problem
  5. Rites of Passage
  6. Buddy Love
  7. Whydunit
  8. The Fool Triumphant
  9. Institutionalized
  10. Superhero

See also

  • TV Tropes Narrative devices or conventions used in media.

Sources

References

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  3. wikipedia:Category:Gun fu films
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  7. 7,0 7,1 wikipedia:Heroic bloodshed
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  9. wikipedia:Category:Martial arts fantasy films
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  14. 14,0 14,1 wikipedia:Swashbuckler film
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  16. wikipedia:Category:Pirate films
  17. wikipedia:Survival film
  18. 18,0 18,1 wikipedia:Category:Films about survivors of seafaring accidents or incidents
  19. wikipedia:Category:Treasure hunt films
  20. wikipedia:Pornographic film
  21. wikipedia:Action comedy
  22. wikipedia:Black comedy
  23. 23,00 23,01 23,02 23,03 23,04 23,05 23,06 23,07 23,08 23,09 23,10 23,11 23,12 23,13 wikipedia:Crime film
  24. 24,0 24,1 wikipedia:Mafia comedy
  25. wikipedia:Gross out
  26. 26,0 26,1 wikipedia:Mockumentary
  27. wikipedia:Physical comedy
  28. wikipedia:Slapstick film
  29. wikipedia:List of slapstick comedy topics
  30. wikipedia:Political satire
  31. wikipedia:Screwball comedy film
  32. wikipedia:Sitcom
  33. wikipedia:Stoner film
  34. wikipedia:List of films containing frequent marijuana use
  35. 35,0 35,1 wikipedia:Detective fiction
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  37. 37,0 37,1 wikipedia:Police procedural
  38. 38,0 38,1 wikipedia:Film noir
  39. wikipedia:Heist film
  40. wikipedia:Category:Hostage dramas
  41. wikipedia:Category:Films about hijackings
  42. wikipedia:Hood film
  43. wikipedia:Mob film
  44. wikipedia:Category:Triad films
  45. wikipedia:Yakuza film
  46. wikipedia:Category:Yakuza films
  47. 48,0 48,1 wikipedia:Prison film
  48. wikipedia:Category:Serial killer films
  49. wikipedia:Epic film
  50. wikipedia:Erotica
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  52. wikipedia:Erotic thriller
  53. wikipedia:Monster erotica
  54. wikipedia:Category:Films featuring anthropomorphic characters
  55. wikipedia:Anthropomorphism#In film, television, and video games
  56. wikipedia:Category:Sentient toys in fiction
  57. wikipedia:Dark fantasy
  58. wikipedia:Category:Erotic fantasy films
  59. wikipedia:Heroic fantasy
  60. wikipedia:Sword and sorcery
  61. wikipedia:List of sword and sorcery films
  62. wikipedia:High fantasy
  63. wikipedia:List of high fantasy films and TV series
  64. wikipedia:Magic realism
  65. wikipedia:Romantic fantasy
  66. 67,0 67,1 wikipedia:Autobiographical novel
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  68. wikipedia:List of films based on the Bible
  69. wikipedia:Category:Films based on the Bible
  70. wikipedia:Jidaigeki
  71. wikipedia:Samurai cinema
  72. wikipedia:List of films based on actual events
  73. IMDb:The 111 Best , Based on a True Story Movies...
  74. wikipedia:Body horror
  75. wikipedia:List of ghost films
  76. wikipedia:Category:Gothic horror films
  77. wikipedia:Monster movie
  78. wikipedia:Category:Monster movies
  79. 80,0 80,1 wikipedia:Category:Frankenstein films
  80. wikipedia:Category:Giant monster films
  81. wikipedia:Category:Dinosaur films
  82. wikipedia:Kaiju
  83. wikipedia:Category:Category:Kaiju films
  84. wikipedia:Category:Godzilla films
  85. wikipedia:Category:King Kong films
  86. wikipedia:Category:Mummy films
  87. wikipedia:Vampire film
  88. wikipedia:Category:Vampires in film
  89. wikipedia:Category:Dracula films
  90. wikipedia:Category:Nosferatu
  91. wikipedia:Category:Werewolves in film
  92. wikipedia:List of natural horror films
  93. wikipedia:Category:Religious horror films
  94. wikipedia:Splatter film
  95. wikipedia:Category:Splatter films
  96. wikipedia:Giallo
  97. wikipedia:Splatterpunk
  98. wikipedia:Category:Splatterpunk
  99. wikipedia:Category:Supernatural horror films
  100. wikipedia:Zombie#Zombie_apocalypse
  101. wikipedia:Category:Disco films
  102. wikipedia:Rock musical
  103. wikipedia:List of rock musicals
  104. wikipedia:Rock opera
  105. StackExchange - Music: Practice & Theory - What is the difference between a musical and a rock opera?
  106. wikipedia:List of films featuring extraterrestrials
  107. wikipedia:Category:Films about extraterrestrial life
  108. wikipedia:Alternate history
  109. wikipedia:Category:Alternate history films
  110. wikipedia:Uchronia
  111. wikipedia:Climate fiction
  112. wikipedia:Category:Climate change films
  113. wikipedia:List of dystopian films
  114. wikipedia:Category:Dystopian films
  115. wikipedia:Utopian and dystopian fiction
  116. wikipedia:Feminist science fiction
  117. wikipedia:Utopian and dystopian fiction#Feminist utopias
  118. wikipedia:Category:Mad scientist films
  119. wikipedia:Mad scientist
  120. wikipedia:Category:Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde films
  121. wikipedia:Category:Invisible Man films
  122. wikipedia:Category:Robot films
  123. wikipedia:Category:Android films
  124. wikipedia:Category:Cyborg films
  125. 126,0 126,1 wikipedia:Science fiction Western
  126. 127,0 127,1 wikipedia:Space Western
  127. wikipedia:Cyberpunk
  128. wikipedia:Category:Cyberpunk films
  129. wikipedia:Cyberpunk derivatives#Postcyberpunk
  130. wikipedia:Category:Postcyberpunk films
  131. wikipedia:Biopunk
  132. wikipedia:Category:Biopunk films
  133. wikipedia:Supernatural fiction
  134. 135,0 135,1 135,2 135,3 135,4 135,5 135,6 wikipedia:Teen film
  135. wikipedia:List of teen films
  136. wikipedia:Beach party film
  137. wikipedia:Category:Coming-of-age films
  138. wikipedia:Teen sitcom
  139. wikipedia:List of teen situation comedies
  140. wikipedia:Category:Teen sitcoms
  141. wikipedia:Young-adult fiction
  142. wikipedia:Disaster film
  143. wikipedia:Political thriller
  144. 145,0 145,1 wikipedia:Spy film
  145. wikipedia:Category:Techno-thriller films
  146. wikipedia:Category:Films by war
  147. wikipedia:Category:Vietnam War films
  148. wikipedia:Category:Lists of World War II films
  149. wikipedia:Category:World War II films
  150. wikipedia:Adolf Hitler in popular culture
  151. wikipedia:Category:Cultural depictions of Adolf Hitler
  152. wikipedia:Category:Pacific War films
  153. wikipedia:Category:World War II spy films
  154. wikipedia:Category:Yugoslav Wars films
  155. wikipedia:Bosnian War film
  156. wikipedia:Anti-war film
  157. wikipedia:Category:Anti-war films
  158. wikipedia:Category:Prisoner of war films
  159. wikipedia:Category:War drama films
  160. wikipedia:Acid Western
  161. wikipedia:Category:Neo-Western films
  162. 163,0 163,1 wikipedia:Spaghetti Western
  163. wikipedia:Zapata Western
  164. wikipedia:Meat pie Western
  165. 166,0 166,1 166,2 wikipedia:Ostern
  166. wikipedia:Revisionist Western
  167. wikipedia:Weird West
  168. wikipedia:Adult animation
  169. wikipedia:Rotoscoping
  170. wikipedia:List of rotoscoped works
  171. wikipedia:Category:Documentary film genres
  172. wikipedia:Docudrama
  173. wikipedia:Docufiction
  174. wikipedia:List of docufiction films
  175. wikipedia:Pseudo-documentary
  176. wikipedia:Real time (media)
  177. wikipedia:One shot (film)
  178. wikipedia:Silent film
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  181. wikipedia:Anthology#Media
  182. wikipedia:Nonlinear narrative
  183. wikipedia:List of nonlinear narrative films
  184. wikipedia:Reverse chronology
  185. wikipedia:Backwards episode
  186. wikipedia:Clip show
  187. wikipedia:Bottle episode
  188. wikipedia:Compilation film
  189. wikipedia:Reboot (fiction)
  190. wikipedia:Category:Reboot films
  191. wikipedia:Rape and revenge film
  192. 193,0 193,1 wikipedia:Exploitation film#Minor subgenres
  193. wikipedia:Vigilante film
  194. wikipedia:Category:Vigilante films
  195. wikipedia:Road movie
  196. wikipedia:All-star#Entertainment
  197. wikipedia:Ensemble cast
  198. wikipedia:Category:Journalism adapted into films
  199. wikipedia:Category:Films based on newspaper and magazine articles
  200. wikipedia:Category:Features based on short films
  201. wikipedia:Category:Films based on short fiction
  202. wikipedia:List of films based on video games
  203. wikipedia:Independent film
  204. wikipedia:Art film
  205. wikipedia:List of highest funded crowdfunding projects
  206. wikipedia:Low-budget film
  207. wikipedia:No budget film
  208. wikipedia:Underground film
  209. wikipedia:No Wave Cinema
  210. wikipedia:Cult film
  211. wikipedia:B movie
  212. wikipedia:Auteur theory
  213. 214,0 214,1 wikipedia:Experimental film
  214. wikipedia:List of avant-garde films
  215. wikipedia:Surrealist cinema
  216. wikipedia:New French Extremity
  217. wikipedia:Tokusatsu
  218. wikipedia:Cinema of India
  219. wikipedia:Found footage (genre)
  220. wikipedia:Disaster film
  221. wikipedia:Metafiction
  222. wikipedia:Meta-reference
  223. wikipedia:Category:Crossover films
  224. wikipedia:Fictional crossover
  225. wikipedia:List of fictional crossovers
  226. wikipedia:Metacinema
  227. wikipedia:Category:Films about films
  228. wikipedia:Category:Films about filmmaking
  229. wikipedia:Category:Self-reflexive films
  230. wikipedia:Spin-off (media)
  231. wikipedia:Buddy film
  232. wikipedia:Buddy cop film
  233. wikipedia:Improvisational theatre
  234. Top 100 Greatest Gay Movies
  235. wikipedia:Reality television
  236. wikipedia:Category:Reality television series
  237. wikipedia:Reality television#Hidden cameras
  238. wikipedia:Category:Hidden camera television series
  239. wikipedia:Reality television#Hoaxes
  240. wikipedia:Hidden camera#In reality television
  241. wikipedia:Category:Hospital films
  242. wikipedia:Category:Films set in psychiatric hospitals
  243. wikipedia:Category:German Expressionist films
  244. wikipedia:Snuff film
  245. wikipedia:Category:Rail transport films
  246. wikipedia:List of films set on trains
  247. wikipedia:Category:Midlife crisis films
  248. wikipedia:Eurotrash (term)
  249. Top 50 Euro Trash Films, 'What Culture'
  250. European Trash Cinema
  251. 100 Eurotrash Films to See Before you Die!, Bloody Pit of Rod blog
  252. EUROTRASH films on Vimeo
  253. 15 Favourite Euro Trash & Sleaze Films (IMDb list)
  254. wikipedia:Category:Films based on urban legends