It was in 1927 the first motion picture with sound was introduced to the world. Since then, movies are viewed as a form of escape for the audience from their drab, boring lives. As time went on, different genres of movies were made, which turned out to be a huge hit among moviegoers. They got to pick out their favourite genres and watch movies classified as such. While many people are aware of the more popular genres like action, comedy, mystery and so on, there are several different interesting movie genres out there waiting to be discovered. Here are a few types of movie genres to get you started on the path to discovering new movies to enjoy:
· Action Films
These kinds of films are usually high energy films that are packed with a lot of physical stunts, car chases, and even plenty of fight sequences. It often depicts the good guys winning over the bad guys. The James Bonds movies are often classified as action movies by experts in the film industry. Interestingly, ‘disaster films’ are a major subgenre of action movies.
· Adventure Movies
These kinds of movies usually have exciting stories that are shot at exotic locales. Some experts compare them to action films since adventure movies also consist of a little bit of high packed action. Plenty of movies belonging to this genre have managed to hit a chord with audiences around the world. The Indiana Jones series movies are a famous example of this genre.
· Comedy Films
Do you like light hearted movies that make you laugh without thinking too much? Comedy films are the perfect genre for you. This particular genre consists of many subgenres as well, like slapstick comedy films, dark comedy films, romantic comedy films, and so on. Each of these sub-genres has managed to carve out a niche for themselves by charming their audiences. Some all-time comedy film favourites are When Harry Met Sally, Sweet Home Alabama, The Whole Ten Yards, etc.
· Crime Movies
These kinds of movies often depict gangster sand other underground figures going about their operations. There are usually action scenes present in these movies. Some experts like to refer to this genre as detective mystery movies as well. Movies which depict murders and horrible crimes also come under this particular genre. If you are weak hearted, you are advised to stay away from this category of movies.
· Period Films
These movies represent a particular time in history. The characters are dressed according to the time to make the movie more believable. Interestingly, this genre has become quite popular in recent times. Some examples are Gone with The Wind, The Duchess, Victoria and Abdul, etc.
· Fantasy Films
Fantasy films have become very popular with many fantasy novels being adapted into big budget fantasy movies. Some movies are produced in different parts to be able to get the essence of the books on the screen. Some of the popular fantasy movies released recently include Harry Potter series, The Chronicles OF Narnia series, The Lord of the Rings series and so on.