Favorite type of story

Posted by: Black-Jesus

Favorite common story types (books, tv, movies, etc.) I'm sure I missed some genres

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Combination

Though it is great to have these genres laid out, most movies are in fact a mixture of two or more
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Man v. Self

A story of the main character in conflict with himself, usually sinking lower and lower into insanity or morality EX. Fight Club, Breaking Bad, The Catcher in the Rye
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War

A type of action story, usually movie or books that depict the struggle of soldiers in a war EX. Band of Brothers, All Quiet on the Western Front, Enemies at the Gate
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Fantasy

Fairies and trolls and witches oh my! EX. Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Peter Pan
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Outlaw

A story of the law told from the criminal's point of view, these include stories of gangs or individual crime EX. Sons of Anarchy, Breaking Bad, Scarface
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Anarchic Comedy

These are the comedies that aren't really funny, but because they through so many non stop jokes at you, you can't help but laugh at at least one of them. EX. Loaded Weapon, Monty Python, SNL
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Hero

The one in which the main character is a great brave person that has to save himself, a loved one or humanity, and the character must fight off lots and lots of dangerous enemies EX. Beowulf
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Slasher

A type of horror film featuring a defined antagonist, which is almost always a blade wielding psychopath, who bloodily murders everybody except the hot main character, blind/deaf/dumb cops, and one guy who knows what is happening but refuses to help...  out until at least 10 people have died. EX. Friday the 13th, NIghtmare on Elm Street, Texas Chainsaw Massacre   more
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Supernatural Horror

The other type of horror that includes ghosts, aliens, or other extraterrestrial enemies shrouded in mystery EX. Insidious, The Exorcist, The Grudge
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Raunchy Comedy

Those stupid comedies that are designed for teenagers and people in their twenties to laugh at fart and sex jokes, lots and lots of sex jokes EX. That's my boy, Joe Dirt, Scary Movie
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Sad

The movies with a sad setup, sad plot, and a depressing ending, but give a bit of hope in the end, the one that makes wussies cry and tough people wish they were wussies so they could cry EX. My sister's keeper
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Inspirational

A story in which the main character must face and overcome adversity to achieve wealth or happiness or whatever EX. Unbroken, 8 Mile
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Documentary

Nonfiction non-narrative
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Western

Horses, American desert, turn of the century West of the Mississippi, a lot of great stories to be found here EX. Lonesome Dove, High Noon, The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
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Romance

Two people fall in love, one or both of them are probably already in a relationship EX. The Notebook, TItanic, Sleepless in Seattle
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Survival

Stories of miraculous survival in which the main characters must overcome a brief or extended period of mortal peril, usually at the cost of humanity EX. The Walking Dead, Captain Phillips, The Crazies
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Science-fiction

Movies that rose to popularity in the mid-to-late twentieth century that tales a tale based in a fictional depiction of the distant future, these movies usually involves robots, interstellar travel, and flying cars and such, you know. EX. Star Wars,...  The Terminator, Star Tre   more
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Odyssey

The oldest genre, in which the main character is a brave or bold figure and must go a very long way to accomplish something, sometimes save the fair maiden or return home or whatever and they meet many new characters along the way EX. Home... r's Odyssey, The Epic of Gilgamesh, Forrest Gum   more
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Dystopia

A futuristic tale that illustrates a future in which government or other commanding forces have seized absolute control and exercise tyrannical law and order, the main character usually leads some sort of rebellion, this genre is getting popular now... adays EX. The Hunger Games, The Giver, Divergen   more
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Slapstick Comedy

Pioneered by the Three Stooges, these comedies have almost fallen off the face of the planet deriving their comedy from the characters hitting, insulting and misunderstanding one another EX. The Three Stooges, Tom & Jerry
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Inspirational teacher

Those special types of inspirational movies when some sweet white teacher in a suit goes from suburbia to Harlem or Detroit and soon is rapping with some ghetto black kids who secretly to learn EX. Good Will Hunting, Precious
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Rags-to-riches

Popular stories that include a character who lacks something, usually money, but then winds up with an abundance of it. EX. 8-Mile, Great Expectations
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Law

A story of the law told from the other side; the enforcers. These stories follow the point of view of the cops, give only small perspective from the outlaw, and usually end in the success of the cop. Ex. Law and Order, Lethal Weapon.
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Art/Indie

Stories that are either deep and reflective or stupid and confusing, like almost every Tom Cruise movie. Stories that have a non chronological plot and often feature illusions and the pictures have lots of special effects. EX. Vanill... a Sky, Fear and Loathing in Las Vega   more
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Bildungsroman

In literary criticism, a Bildungsroman, novel of formation, novel of education, or coming-of-age story is a literary genre that focuses on the psychological and moral growth of the protagonist from youth to adulthood, and in which, therefore, charac... ter change is extremely important   more
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Action/Thriller

Boom, bang, and pretty explosion, good old fashion automatic gunfire as Schwarzenegger drops a match onto a barrel of gasoline and ignites a nuclear sized explosion EX. The Terminator, Safe, The Expendables
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Stefy says2015-02-18T20:23:32.4382896-06:00
No sci fi?
jyotipatel says2015-03-11T07:18:42.0947846-05:00
I read all except war one ... It sucks for me....
lannan13 says2015-05-22T12:37:56.9720600-05:00
Dystopian comes in a close second.

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