Seven of the most popular movie genres that people love

Who does not love movies? If you would ask anyone, for sure watching movies would be their ultimate past time and also the ultimate way to entertain themselves. What is your favorite genre? Is it an action? Drama? Horror? Every one of us has different tastes when it comes to movies.


In fact, an average person’s average lifetime spends more than five thousand hours just for watching movies, not to include watching television shows that is why movies are already part of our lives, so it would be fitting to take a look at back at the most popular movie genres that you want to see either at the cinemas, your television, your smartphone and your computer courtesy of

  • Action– Action films are typically packed with high energy, big-budget films that are usually highlighted with daredevil stunts, chases, battles, fights, and even destructive tendencies such as fires, explosions, war, and natural disasters. One of the most iconic action films of all time is Die Hard, the James Bond series, the Bourne Series, and Bad Boys to name a few.
  • Adventure– This movie genre is usually surrounded by exciting stories waiting to unfold as the film goes on. Tales from the exotic and where the hero goes to a mysterious location to uncover or retrieve something like precious artifacts which end up in a swashbuckling, horse riding, sword fighting, and incredible stunts that are either taken place in historical sites, the jungle, mysterious lost cities. To name a few, the best adventure films of all time is the Indiana Jones series, The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Back to The Future, and the Pirates of the Caribbean.
  • Comedy films– Usually, comedy films have light-hearted plots which are very consistent to amuse and create laughter and joy to the audiences by delivering jokes either as part of the dialogue or through the act, and some funny one-liners by exaggerating the situation of the movie. To name a few, the best comedy movies are Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Borat, Dumb and Dumber, the Big Lebowski and the American Pie Series.
  • Crime– Also known as gangster films, these are the movies that are surrounded by sinister actions between criminals and law enforcement. To name some of the best crime movies are The Godfather series, Scarface, and Silence of the Lambs.
  • Drama– Usually, drama films are serious and are always plot-driven in their presentations that are full of emotion and valuable life lessons at the end between the characters during their interaction. Some of the best drama films are The Green Mile, 12 Years A Slave, and The Shawshank Redemption.
  • Epic– This genre meanwhile is packed with costumes, sword fighting, historical wars, and other extravagant settings of the film which could either be fantasy, legendary, heroic or historic when it comes to its plot. Epics are usually a spectacular and lavish film. To name a few of the best epic movies are Braveheart, The Gladiator, Troy, and Lawrence of Arabia.
  • Horror– This genre is designed to scare or to invoke fears to the audience. This is usually terrifying in nature which usually has a shocking finale and a climax building as the film progresses that are full of jump scares from either ghost, demons, monsters, and serial killers. Some of the best horror films are The Exorcist, The Conjuring, and Halloween.