Film genres, types of film, a list of websites
Action/adventure films *
Top actions movies.
Analysis of the action genre.
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.
Weblog with news, extensive action character profiles.
Top 50 Adventure Films
Internet Movie Database
Top adventure films.
A list of adventure films.
Comedy films *
Database of comedy films.
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 *
Descriptions of film genres.
Film genres from Greatest Films.
Documentary films *
Film noir *
Database of film noir.
Gangster films *
Historical/history films/costume dramas *
Screen online. British Film Institute
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.
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 *
Mystery films *
Top 50 Mystery Movies
Internet Movie Database users vote for the top fifty all-time Mystery films.
Road movies *
Article by Sam North.
Romance films *
Science fiction films *
Science fiction film
Science fiction films,
a list from Wikipedia.
Short films *
Thriller films *
War films *
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.
Database of western films.
Database with photographs and information on directors, actors, authors, and musical scores.
Westerns from the East
Synopses of the Western films produced by DEFA in East Germany between 1966 and 1983.