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Film Genres
Film genres are identifiable types, categories, classifications or groups of films that have similar techniques or conventions such as:  content  recurring icons  subject matter  stock characters  structures  narrative events  themes  situations  mood  motifs  period  styles  plot  props  settings  stars

Film Genres
Primary film genres include the following:
 Action Films  Adventure Films  Comedy Films  Crime Films  Dramas  Epics  Horror Films  Musicals  Science Fiction  Westerns Thriller Fantasy  Dance  Romance  Sports  Animated Documentary

Sub-genres
Are identifiable sub-classes within the larger film genre, with their own distinctive subject matter, style, formulas, and iconography.

ACTION:
Action films usually include high energy, big-budget physical stunts and chases, possibly with rescues, battles, fights, escapes, races against time and crises featuring non-stop motion, break-neck rhythm and pacing. Action Sub-genres Spy Rescue Political thrillers Revenge Martial arts films Races against time Ex: STREET FIGHTER: Col. Guile and various other martial arts heroes fight against the tyranny of Dictator M. Bison and his cohorts.

Spy
It often uses a secret agent (solo or in a team) or superspy whose mission is a showcase of science fiction elements such as technology and ideas used for extortion.

Ex: Mr.& Mrs.Smith Two spies marry and are unaware that their spouse is a spy and are on a mission to assasin each other.

Rescue
The protagonist is on a mission to rescue hostages or in many cases a loved one

Ex: Taken
An ex spy goes in search of his daughter abducted and about to be sold into prostituition in Paris

Political thriller
A political thriller is a thriller that is set against the backdrop of a political power struggle involving various extra-legal plots, designed to give



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