Rules, tropes, cliches all films have them, what sub-genres should I test?
Help decide on future film sub-genres to be tested by doing the following poll (explanations for sub-genres appear after the poll.)
- Anti-War Films - Films that feature war, but portray it as a bad thing. [Saving Private Ryan]
- Cold War Films - The USA and the USSR are on the brink of all-out war which only our hero can stop. [Hunt for the Red October]
- Conspiracy Films - Films where a character discovers a world of murder and conspiracy. [Enemy of the State]
- Erotic Thrillers - Films where a character is lured into a world of sleaze and murder by sex. [The Monkey's Mask]
- Espionage Films/Spy Thrillers - Films that feature espionage, but focus more on suspense than action. [Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy]
- Legal Thriller - A courtroom drama, but with more danger to the protagonists [The Firm]
- Outbreak/Contagion Films - A film about the beginnings and spread of a deadly pandemic and possibly the collapse of society that follows. [Warning Sign]
- Political Thrillers - Films where the fate of a country's political future is at stake. [All The President's Men]
- Psychological Thrillers - Films where the unstable mental state of a character or characters is a feature. [Psycho]
- Supernatural Thrillers - A film with supernatural elements that focuses more on building tension than the gore or killing of other horror films. [Jack & Diane]
There may be a lot of crossover between these sub-genres, many Suspense & Thriller films are action films or horrors or close to crossing the lines into becoming them. Films may be tested in multiple genres.
There are Suspense & Thriller sub-genres not included here that appeared in previous polls.
- Action Films - most sub-genres depending on the levels of action and suspense.
- Crime Films - most sub-genres depending on the levels of mystery and suspense.
- Drama Films - most sub-genres depending on the levels of drama and suspense.
- Exploitation - most sub-genres depending on the levels of suspense.
- Horror - most sub-genres depending on the levels of horror and suspense.
- Science Fiction & Fantasy - most sub-genres depending on the levels of suspense.
Any sub-genres of Sex & Romance you feel are missing and need to be added to the list? Any films that need to be tested? Please comment below.
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