Love (Romance):Stories whose central struggle is between two peoplewho each want to win or keep the love of the other.Anni...
Science Fiction:Stories whose central struggle is generated from the technologyand tools of a scientifically imaginable wo...
Thriller:Stories whose central struggle pits an innocent hero against alethal enemy who is out to kill him or her.The NetN...
Horror:Stories whose central struggle focuses on escaping from andeventually defeating a Monster (either human or non-huma...
Gangster: Stories whose central struggle is between a criminal and society. Acautionary tale, rooted in a main character w...
Fantasy:Stories which are animated, or whose central struggle plays outin two worlds - the "real" world and an imaginary w...
Epic/Myth:Stories whose central struggle plays out in the midst of a clash ofgreat forces or in the sweep of great histori...
Crime:Stories whose central struggle is about catching acriminal.48 HoursBasic InstinctFargoFrench ConnectionGhost (also L...
Coming-of-Age Drama:Stories whose central struggle is about the hero finding his or her place inthe world.American BeautyA...
Comedy:Stories whose central struggle causes hilariousresults.Ace Ventura, Pet Detective (also Adventure - the name gives ...
Adventure:Stories whose central struggle plays out mainly through encounters with new"worlds."Apollo 13The DeepGet Shorty ...
Action (Disaster)Stories whose central struggle plays out mainly througha clash of physical forces.48 HoursFace/OffDie Har...
Detective Story/Courtroom DramaStories whose central struggle is to find out what reallyhappened and thus to expose the tr...
Social Drama:Stories whose central struggle is between a Champion and aproblem or injustice in society. Usually the Champi...
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  1. 1. Love (Romance):Stories whose central struggle is between two peoplewho each want to win or keep the love of the other.Annie HallAs Good As It GetsCasablanca (also Epic/Myth)GhostThe GraduateIt Happened One NightMickey Blue EyesNotting HillPretty WomanRoman HolidayThe Way We WereWuthering Heights
  2. 2. Science Fiction:Stories whose central struggle is generated from the technologyand tools of a scientifically imaginable world.2001 A Space OdysseyBack to the FutureBlade Runner (also Crime)ET: The Extra TerrestrialThe Fifth ElementGattacaThe Sixth SenseStargateStar Wars (and all the sequels or prequels)The TerminatorTwelve Monkeys
  3. 3. Thriller:Stories whose central struggle pits an innocent hero against alethal enemy who is out to kill him or her.The NetNo Way OutNorth by Northwest (also Love Story)Sleeping With the EnemyNight of the HunterThree Days of the CondorWait Until DarkWitness (also Love Story)
  4. 4. Horror:Stories whose central struggle focuses on escaping from andeventually defeating a Monster (either human or non-human).AlienThe Blair Witch ProjectFriday the ThirteenthHalloweenI Know What You Did Last SummerIts AliveNightmare on Elm StreetPsychoScreamTremors
  5. 5. Gangster: Stories whose central struggle is between a criminal and society. Acautionary tale, rooted in a main character who commits crimes (Thisgenre is often blended with Film Noir).BadlandsBonnie and ClydeButch Cassidy and the Sundance KidDead EndDead Man WalkingThe Godfather (also Epic/Myth)GoodfellasLa Femme NikitaM.Out of Sight (also Love Story)Sling BladeThe Usual Suspects
  6. 6. Fantasy:Stories which are animated, or whose central struggle plays outin two worlds - the "real" world and an imaginary world.A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthurs CourtAlice in WonderlandAntzBigGhostbustersHeaven Can WaitMary PoppinsThe MaskPeter PanSnow WhiteToy StoryThe Wizard of OzWho Killed Roger Rabbit?
  7. 7. Epic/Myth:Stories whose central struggle plays out in the midst of a clash ofgreat forces or in the sweep of great historical change.Apocalypse NowThe Birth of a NationBridge on the River KwaiButch Cassidy and the Sundance KidGhandiThe GodfatherGone With the WindThe Grapes of WrathLawrence of Arabia (also Adventure)Star WarsThe Ten Commandments
  8. 8. Crime:Stories whose central struggle is about catching acriminal.48 HoursBasic InstinctFargoFrench ConnectionGhost (also Love and Thriller)L.A.ConfidentialPatriot GamesPulp Fiction (Also Black Comedy, Bends the Genre a lot))The StingThe Untouchables
  9. 9. Coming-of-Age Drama:Stories whose central struggle is about the hero finding his or her place inthe world.American BeautyAmerican GraffitiThe Breakfast ClubThe GraduateThe Last Picture ShowThe Lion KingMy Brilliant CareerThe Paper ChasePretty In PinkRebel Without a CauseRisky BusinessSaturday Night FeverShakespeare in Love (also Romantic Comedy)Splendor in the GrassTop Gun (also Action)The Water Boy (also Comedy)
  10. 10. Comedy:Stories whose central struggle causes hilariousresults.Ace Ventura, Pet Detective (also Adventure - the name gives it away)Analyze ThisAnnie HallBowfingerFrench KissHoney, I Shrunk the Kids (also Fantasy)My Best Friends WeddingNine to FiveShakespeare in LoveThe Spy Who Shagged MeWhen Harry Met SallyWorking Girl (also Love Story)
  11. 11. Adventure:Stories whose central struggle plays out mainly through encounters with new"worlds."Apollo 13The DeepGet Shorty (extraordinary blend of Gangster, Love, and Crime with a twist)Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (also an Action picture)Little Big Man (Also Epic/Myth)Lawrence of ArabiaQuest For FireRain ManRobinson CrusoeWater WorldLord Of the Rings (Also an Action picture)
  12. 12. Action (Disaster)Stories whose central struggle plays out mainly througha clash of physical forces.48 HoursFace/OffDie HardAir Force OneJurassic ParkLethal WeaponStar Wars (also Science Fiction)Speed (also a Thriller)Titanic (also a Love story)The TerminatorTrue LiesTwister
  13. 13. Detective Story/Courtroom DramaStories whose central struggle is to find out what reallyhappened and thus to expose the truth.Caine MutinyChinatownDeath and the MaidenA Few Good MenThe Generals DaughterInherit the WindThe Maltese FalconPhiladelphiaRear WindowA Time to KillThe VerdictVertigo
  14. 14. Social Drama:Stories whose central struggle is between a Champion and aproblem or injustice in society. Usually the Champion has apersonal stake in the outcome of the struggle.A Civil ActionDead Man WalkingDr StrangeloveGrapes of WrathKramer Vs KramerNetworkPhiladelphia (also Courtroom Drama)Schindlers ListTo Kill a Mockingbird

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