By Atika Khanom
FILM GENRE
FILM GENRE
• In the film world, film genres can be
categorized into many categories.
• It is important to do this so that ...
DRAMA
• This genre is the broadest genre from all.
• It usually deals with in-depth character
development and explores rea...
ACTION & ADVENTURE
• Action and adventure movies are quite
similar and both can be .
• Action movies contain a protagonist...
COMEDY
• Comedy is a broad and open genre
and its main aim is to make the
audience laugh.
• These can consist of:
• Parodi...
CRIME
• The crime genre focuses on the crime
being committed or have been
committed. Sometimes, it recounts a
criminal acc...
FANTASY
• This is usually based on supernatural or
magic stories.
• Many animation films fall under this
category.
• This ...
HISTORICAL
• This is usually based on a real
event or person or a version
of a historical event or simply
a fictional stor...
HORROR
• This genre’s main aim is to frighten the
audience.
• It is usually by playing on the audience’s
emotions through ...
THRILLER
This genre usually has a serious or dark
theme to it and contains fear and
excitement. It often mixes with the
dr...
ROMANCE
This genre usually focuses on a
character’s relationship, mutual
attraction or about a woman or a
man’s attraction...
SCIENCE FICTIONThis genre is extremely similar to the
fantasy genre however, this genre
uses scientific understanding.
Com...
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Film genre research by Atika K.

  1. 1. By Atika Khanom FILM GENRE
  2. 2. FILM GENRE • In the film world, film genres can be categorized into many categories. • It is important to do this so that the film can be presented or sold to the correct audience. • Most film genres contain particular convention or code, for example the Mystery genre usually ends with the mystery solved. • A film can fall into more than one category and can also contain sub categories. • Some of the main genres will be analysed in the following slides.
  3. 3. DRAMA • This genre is the broadest genre from all. • It usually deals with in-depth character development and explores real emotion at the same time. • It can be sub-categorised into: • Crime drama • Historical drama • Docudrama • Romance drama • Comedy drama • Psychodrama • Melodrama • Tragedy drama
  4. 4. ACTION & ADVENTURE • Action and adventure movies are quite similar and both can be . • Action movies contain a protagonist who is usually in a desperate situation. This usually contains, car chases, explosives, fight scenes etc. • Adventure movies usually contain a protagonist who goes on a quest or journey in order to accomplish something.
  5. 5. COMEDY • Comedy is a broad and open genre and its main aim is to make the audience laugh. • These can consist of: • Parodies- which satirizes of mocks other genres • Romantic comedies • Comic fantasy • Comedy horror • Comic sci-fi
  6. 6. CRIME • The crime genre focuses on the crime being committed or have been committed. Sometimes, it recounts a criminal account or the path to solving the crime. • It often falls into the action, adventure, mystery or thriller genres. • Some sub categories it consists of are: • Detective stories • Murder mystery • Legal thriller • Gangster
  7. 7. FANTASY • This is usually based on supernatural or magic stories. • Many animation films fall under this category. • This can divided into: • Contemporary fantasy • Dark fantasy • Fairy tales • Legends • Science fantasy • Mythic fantasy
  8. 8. HISTORICAL • This is usually based on a real event or person or a version of a historical event or simply a fictional story set in the past. E.g. • Some sub genres include: • Biography • Autobiography • Historical fiction
  9. 9. HORROR • This genre’s main aim is to frighten the audience. • It is usually by playing on the audience’s emotions through suspense, shock or violence. • This can be divided into: • Ghost story • Monster • Occult stories, which consist of religious philosophy ; such as demons, witch craft or demonic possessions. • Slasher • Survival horror
  10. 10. THRILLER This genre usually has a serious or dark theme to it and contains fear and excitement. It often mixes with the drama, mystery, horror, action or adventure genres. Sub genres include: • Psychological thriller, where its mainly based on the protagonists mental state. • Disaster thriller, where the protagonist has to ‘save’ himself and others from an event. • Crime thriller • Techno thriller
  11. 11. ROMANCE This genre usually focuses on a character’s relationship, mutual attraction or about a woman or a man’s attraction . The romance genre can be categorized into: • Romantic comedy(rom-coms) • Romantic dramas, • Romantic thrillers, • Romantic action • Chick-flicks.
  12. 12. SCIENCE FICTIONThis genre is extremely similar to the fantasy genre however, this genre uses scientific understanding. Computers, machines and teleporting are usually features in a Sci-fi movie. This usually coincides with the adventure and thriller genres. This can be sub categorised into: • Apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction • Comic science fiction • Social science fiction • Space opera

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