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Genres of Films
By Sophia Bouguerrache
Thriller
• Definition: A novel, play, or film with an
exciting plot, typically involving crime or
espionage.
Mystery
• Definition: A novel, play, or film dealing with a
puzzling crime, especially a murder.
Action
Definition: When one or more heroes are thrust into a series
of challenges that typically include physical feats, extended
fight scenes, violence, and frantic chases.
Adventure
• Definition: Adventure film is a genre
that revolves around the conquests and
explorations of a protagonist
Animated
• Definition: Animated Films are ones in which
individual drawings, paintings, or illustrations are
photographed frame by frame (stop-frame
cinematography).
Biography
• Definition: A biographical film, or biopic, is a film
that dramatizes the life of an actual person or
people. Such films show the life of a historical
person and the central character's real name is used.
Comedy
• Definition: A play, movie, etc., of light and humorous
character with a happy or cheerful ending; a dramatic
work in which the central motif is the triumph over
adverse circumstance, resulting in a successful or
happy conclusion.
Documentary
• Definition: A documentary film is a nonfictional
motion picture intended to document some aspect
of reality, primarily for the purposes of instruction
or maintaining a historical record.
Horror
• Definition: Horror is a film genre seeking to elicit a
negative emotional reaction from viewers by playing
on the audience's primal fears.
Romance
• Definition: Romance films (or romance movies) are romantic
love stories recorded in visual media for broadcast in theatres
and on television that focus on passion, emotion, and the
affectionate romantic involvement of the main characters and
the journey that their genuinely strong, true and pure romantic
love.
Musicals
• Definition: The musical film is a film genre in which songs
sung by the characters are interwoven into the narrative,
sometimes accompanied by dancing. The songs usually
advance the plot or develop the film's characters, though in
some cases they serve merely as breaks in the storyline, often
as elaborate "production numbers".
Science Fiction
• Definition: A fiction based on imagined future scientific
or technological advances and major social or
environmental changes, frequently portraying space or
time travel and life on other planets.
Western
• Definitions: Westerns are the major defining genre of the
American film industry, a nostalgic eulogy to the early
days of the expansive, untamed American frontier (the
borderline between civilization and the wilderness).

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Genres of films

  • 1. Genres of Films By Sophia Bouguerrache
  • 2. Thriller • Definition: A novel, play, or film with an exciting plot, typically involving crime or espionage.
  • 3. Mystery • Definition: A novel, play, or film dealing with a puzzling crime, especially a murder.
  • 4. Action Definition: When one or more heroes are thrust into a series of challenges that typically include physical feats, extended fight scenes, violence, and frantic chases.
  • 5. Adventure • Definition: Adventure film is a genre that revolves around the conquests and explorations of a protagonist
  • 6. Animated • Definition: Animated Films are ones in which individual drawings, paintings, or illustrations are photographed frame by frame (stop-frame cinematography).
  • 7. Biography • Definition: A biographical film, or biopic, is a film that dramatizes the life of an actual person or people. Such films show the life of a historical person and the central character's real name is used.
  • 8. Comedy • Definition: A play, movie, etc., of light and humorous character with a happy or cheerful ending; a dramatic work in which the central motif is the triumph over adverse circumstance, resulting in a successful or happy conclusion.
  • 9. Documentary • Definition: A documentary film is a nonfictional motion picture intended to document some aspect of reality, primarily for the purposes of instruction or maintaining a historical record.
  • 10. Horror • Definition: Horror is a film genre seeking to elicit a negative emotional reaction from viewers by playing on the audience's primal fears.
  • 11. Romance • Definition: Romance films (or romance movies) are romantic love stories recorded in visual media for broadcast in theatres and on television that focus on passion, emotion, and the affectionate romantic involvement of the main characters and the journey that their genuinely strong, true and pure romantic love.
  • 12. Musicals • Definition: The musical film is a film genre in which songs sung by the characters are interwoven into the narrative, sometimes accompanied by dancing. The songs usually advance the plot or develop the film's characters, though in some cases they serve merely as breaks in the storyline, often as elaborate "production numbers".
  • 13. Science Fiction • Definition: A fiction based on imagined future scientific or technological advances and major social or environmental changes, frequently portraying space or time travel and life on other planets.
  • 14. Western • Definitions: Westerns are the major defining genre of the American film industry, a nostalgic eulogy to the early days of the expansive, untamed American frontier (the borderline between civilization and the wilderness).