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.)
- Action comedy - Action films with a strong comedy element. [True Lies]
- Buddy cop film - Two cops are forced to work together to solve a crime. [Lethal Weapon]
- Chase films - Someone is being chased. Usually it's by law enforcement and they're being chased for a crime they didn't commit. [The Fugitive]
- Die Hard-in-a - An overlooked hero kills off bad-guys one-by-one while trapped in a limited area. [Die Hard]
- Disaster films - A natural or man-made disaster is occurring and a hero has to help a small group survive and escape. [The Towering Inferno] 10 films have already been tested for this genre.
- Inspirational sports films - Underdogs in life achieve success in sport. [The Mighty Ducks]
- Martial Arts films - A martial artist must fight many other martial artists, usually to achieve revenge. [Enter the Dragon]
- Spy films - Action films involving espionage, with a hero who is a spy or an civilian pulled into the spy game. [Any Bond film] Not to be confused with Espionage/Spy Thrillers which will appear on the Suspense & Thriller poll.
- War films - Films about combat soldiers during a war. [Saving Private Ryan]
- Western - Films set in the American old west. [Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid]
There may be a lot of crossover between these sub-genres, Buddy cop films usually include a lot of comedy, etc. Films may be tested in multiple genres.
There are action sub-genres not included here that will appear on later polls.
- Dramas, Historical Films & Epics - will include: Epics and Swashbuckling films.
- Exploitation films - includes many films that are also action films.
- Horror - will include: Animal Attack films, Alien Attack and other horror genres that include some action.
- Science Fiction & Fantasy - includes many films that are also action films.
Any sub-genres of action films 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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