Film Genres & Subgenres: Definition & Types


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What is an example of a horror subgenre?

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1. What is a source of tension within the high school/teen RomCom subgenre?

2. What is a necessary characteristic of action films, regardless of subgenre?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Answer the questions below to make sure you understand different genres of films. You will need to identify specific genres and subgenres.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz and worksheet you'll test your knowledge of topics like:

  • An important characteristic of action films
  • A subgenre of the horror genre
  • An examples of a martial arts action film

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately identify main terms from their definitions, such as films that refer to their own genre by discussing genre conventions
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding sources of tension in the teen RomCom (romantic comedy) subgenre
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about different genres and subgenres as well as examples of them

Additional Learning

If you would like to learn more about this type of entertainment, read the lesson titled Film Genres & Subgenres: Definition & Types. It will explore new concepts, such as:

  • Early works in the horror genre
  • The main genre categories
  • Profitable genres of films