Film genres, a list

Film genres, types of film, a list of websites

Action/adventure films *

Top actions movies.

Action Films
Analysis of the action genre.

Adventure Films
Extensive look at the genre from swashbucklers to “Lawrence of Arabia” to disaster movies.

Cop Action Films
Charts the shift from the vengeful vigilante cop of the 1970s to the action-hero cop of the 1980s.
News, information, charts, and reviews of disaster movies.

Everything Action
Weblog with news, extensive action character profiles.

The Greatest Disaster Films of All Time

Top 50 Adventure Films
Internet Movie Database

Adventure films.

Top adventure films. 

A list of adventure films.

Comedy films *

Comedy films, 
Wikipedia entry.

Database of comedy films.

Screwball Comedy
Description of the genre, audio clips, images and bibliography.

Top 50 Comedy Films
Internet Movie Database top fifty all-time Comedy films.

Top 10 Political Comedy Movies
List of political comedies by journalist Daniel Kurtzman.

Crime films *

Crime films,
Wikipedia entry. 


Directories *

Descriptions of film genres.

Wikipedia list of film genres.

Genres of film at the Internet Movie Database

Link directory of genre films. 
A link directory of films and film sites classified under genre, from The Open Directory Project.

Film genres from Greatest Films.

Documentary films *

Documentary film,
Wikipedia entry.

Top documentary films. 

Documentary film


Family films, 
Wikipedia entry.

Film noir *

Film Noir

Database of film noir.


Gangster films *

Greatest Films. 
An overview of various film genres. 


Historical/history films/costume dramas *

Costume Drama
Screen online. British Film Institute

Costume Films
Famous Costume Drama Films

Epics / Historical Films
Extensive examination of period pieces, costume dramas and biographies and historical epics.

Database of period-pieces based around a historical time-line indicating when each is set.

Historical drama, 
Wikipedia entry.

Historic Films Inc. Stock Footage Library. 
Historic Films Stock Footage Library is a comprehensive film clip archive; dedicated to providing image licensing, copyright clearances and access to clients purchasing stock footage.

Horror film

Horror films


Link directory of genre films. 
A link directory of films and film sites classified under genre, from The Open Directory Project.

List of cinematic genres from Wikpedia.



Mystery films *

Top 50 Mystery Movies
Internet Movie Database users vote for the top fifty all-time Mystery films.


Road movies *

Road Movies
A web directory of road movies. DMOZ

Road Movies
Article by Sam North.

Romance films *

IMDB top 50 romance movies by average vote.

Romance films.

Romance films.
Wikipedia entry.

Top romantic movies at the box office.

Science fiction films *

Science Fiction
A very generalized web index, from The Open Directory Project.

Science fiction film, 
Wikipedia entry.

Science fiction films, 
a list from Wikipedia.

Spaghetti westerns.

Top-rated science fiiction films.

Short films

Short film

Thriller films *

Thrillers. Top 50 thrillers films. 

Thriller films, 
Wikipedia entry.

Underground film

Underground film, experimental film.

War films *

IMDB database of war films.

War films, 
Wikipedia entry.

Victory Theater: Hollywood and World War II
Blog covering the war’s impact on Hollywood.

War and Anti-War Films
Discussion of war and anti-war films.

Westerns *

Wikipedia entry.

Database of western films.

Database with photographs and information on directors, actors, authors, and musical scores.

A collection of articles and links relating to Westerns.

Westerns from the East
Synopses of the Western films produced by DEFA in East Germany between 1966 and 1983.


Wikipedia entry for film genres.