General questions about the classification of movies into different genres and their respective meanings and origins.

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What is a “Spaghetti Western”?

I've seen numerous films being described as a Spaghetti Western. What exactly makes a film a Spaghetti Western?
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Who decides the genre of a movie?

I've been so confused by the genres of movies for a long time, for instance take Robert Rodriguez's movies like Planet Terror and Machete, even though these movies are funny why comedy is not added as ...
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Is B Movie a genre?

Is B Movie a genre of it's own? Are there requirements that get a movie thrown into that category or do the producers specifically set out to make it a B movie? Netflex will list B horror as one of ...
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How come films like American Psycho, Fight club, In Bruges are black comedy?

Internet says "Black comedy is a form of comedy in which serious issues such as cannibalism, rape, genocide, terminal illnesses, etc. are treated humorously". But I don't see any comedy scenes in ...
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What is the genre of movies with multiple interrelated plots called?

There are a lot of movies these days with multiple interrelated plots. There are huge number of examples like Crash, Amores Perros, Babel and many others. Is there a specific name given or ...
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What makes a movie a “cult classic”?

As the title says, what actually defines a cult classic film? As an example, the Cube series (Cube, Cube 2 Hypbercube, and Cube Zero) are labeled as Cult Classics, but it does not seem like it is ...
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Is Person of Interest sci-fi?

I've always classified Person of Interest as sci-fi, however most sites (such as wikipedia) never mention this and just call it crime and/or drama. My opinion is based on the following in-universe ...
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How exactly is the movie a comedy?

Considering that both Wikipedia and IMDb have classified Spring Breakers as a comedy-drama, I'd like to know what exactly are the comic elements of the movie? The Britney Spears references? James ...
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What are movies called that are recorded at the same place?

I wonder what is the specific term used or what are those movies like 127 Hours called that are recorded at the same place?
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Have any TV shows spawned spin-offs of a different genre?

Spin-offs are a long-standing tradition in television, but generally the new shows stick quite closely to the aesthetics of the old. The Flash is much lighter in tone than Arrow, but it's still ...
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Has this plot ever been done?

Is there a movie where the hero protagonist has an obvious advantage in terms of strength or technology, but against all the odds, ultimately succumbs to the under dog villain? I can't think of a ...
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Revisionist westerns of the 70's

Why are many movies of the 70's called revisionist? If I look up many of Eastwood's westerns, they would be found in a search of 'revisionist westerns'. Why are they called that? Edit: By asking ...
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Can anybody suggest me movies like edenlake,timberfalls,wrongturn .etc? [duplicate]

Though these are not great movies to watch, I just watch them for excitement and fun.I am looking for movies where some number of friends or newly married couples go out to places on vacation and get ...
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Is there any term for the following subgenres of horror movies?

Horror movies can be basically divided into two broad categories: Where the 'villain' is a supernatural being. As in Exorcist, Conjuring etc.. Where the 'villain' is a human, usually a serial ...
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What are considered the major film genres? [closed]

I understand this is a little subjective, but I'm trying to categorize all of my movies using an app called Plex, and it's got so many genres listed that it's making things difficult. So, I'm trying ...
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What is the difference between science fiction and horror?

I know that not all science fiction is scary and not all horror has unrealistic monsters or super powerful psycho killers, but at what point do these genres cross and what criteria separates a scifi ...
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What is the main genre of “hacking” films?

What is the main genre of "hacking" films which have hackers as characters in the film, e.g., "Die Hard 4" or "Nikita"? I tried to look up the genre of them but they are just Action | Crime | ...