Top 10 Movie Genres That Died Out

Top 10 Movie Genres That Died Out

Top 10 Movie Genres That Died Out
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Some genres have become staples of filmmaking and the moviegoing experience as a whole, but not all of them last! WatchMojo presents the Top 10 Movie Genres that Died Out! But what will take the top spot on our list? Will it be it be Film Noir, Parody, or the Western? Watch to find out!

#10. Musicals
#9. Hood Films
#8. Torture Porn
#7. Romantic Comedies
#6. YA Adaptations
#5. Slasher Films
#4. Found Footage
#3, #2, #1 ?

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50 Comments

  1. Western films could be considered to have a minor renaissance. More westerns are being produced these days and their number (and quality) outmatch all the other genres in the list.

  2. 10. Only like a few of them, know a few of them. But actually don’t really like them. To long, to much music, just do know it’s not there anymore.
    9. Don’t know these ones. Don’t care about them
    8. I LOVE SAW! I cannot wait for a new one. Some copycats are good to, but only SAW is the master in this genre.
    7. I only like these in certain moods. Not now. A lot of good movies have come out. And still on the Dutch tv each week there is a special day for these kinds of movies. Won’t miss them however.
    6. Not sure about this one.
    5. I love slashers. Thought this was fitting for Saw to?
    4. Only Cloverfield is GOOD. All other movies I didn’t see.
    3. I WANT MORE PARODY FILMS. I really love them!
    2. Never seen this ones.
    1. Don’t like these ones, never did.

    Lucky disaster movies haven’t died out yet xD Or car movies.

  3. So to bring back these genres all at once, picture this!
    A Parody
    Found footage
    Creature feature
    Film Noir of a
    Vampire
    Romantic comedy
    Western
    Slasher
    Torture porn
    YA adaptation
    Musical
    In da Hood
    GENIUS!!!!!

  4. Number 1 should be court room dramas. With the passing of legendary director Sidney Lumet, the genre just died. The last good court room drama films were Find me guilty (2006)by Lumet and The Lincoln lawyer (2011). I would also include Psychological thrillers and Gangster films in the list.

  5. Western dead? It is said that it died 1960s but they made some of the best films back then. I think it will never die but it can go under the radar. People should watch more westerns since they are genuine with a little GCI mostly.

  6. Some recent westerns.. The Salvation, Jane got a gun. I don’t think westerns should be number one. Other genres mentioned are less represented

  7. Musicals died out? Lucky if we get one a year? Just within the past year and a half we’ve had Beauty and the Beast, Mamma Mia 2, Moana, Jungle Book, Greatest Showman, and La La Land. Les Mis, Frozen, and Into the Woods weren’t too long ago. Wicked, Dumbo, Aladdin, Lion King, Pocahontas, and Mulan are all coming out soon enough.

    But you don’t have Biblical films, which really ARE one every few years (and a good one even more infrequently), or epics? Titanic is the last time there was an epic film released. What about gangster films?

  8. Sad thing about YA genre in books is that it’s possible to find good stories there… But basic ones are the ones that get a movie done πŸ™
    My problem with found footage movies is that I can’t believe for a second that you can run for your life and still get such a clear footage. When people in real life is running and recording at the same time, they always get a lot of senseless images. Sorry, I just can’t.
    PD: Why is everybody so easily upset, complaining angrily about anything? D: That’s not healthy. D: No need to get so mad, people πŸ˜›

  9. the film genre from the 90’s and the early 00’s that’s a kids movie where the bad guys always end up with cake on their face or in a lake, etc

    i legit don’t know the name for it, but that

  10. I think YA is far from dying out, maybe they don’t get the attention things like THG or divergent got but there is a line up of films coming out.

    This year: Love, Simon (adaptation of Simons vs. the homosapiens agenda), Everyday came out a few weeks ago I believe, The Darkest Minds comes out in september, Anthem (adaptation of Anthem of a Reluctant Prophet), The miseducation of Cameron Post came out on Sundance this year. The hate you give adaptation is supposed to come out this year.

    i’m sure there are more that I’m missing.

  11. If you don’t care about making money.
    A lot of these genres can be very memorable.

    Not successful, but memorable.
    That’s better, right?

  12. I want parodies back and action movies extinted. And superheroes. I can’t take seriously those actors pretending to say serious or even impressive lines, wearing such ridiculous pyjamas. Well, it has an easy solution : I won’t watch them and let others do.

  13. I thank Allegiant for helping filmmakers to realize they should stop splitting single books into more movies. Gosh that movie boring.

  14. make "Titanic" movies a Genre
    2200 Titanic sequels, in each sequel a different passenger is the protagonist and the story told from his or her point of view

  15. what about the live action talking animal movie genre like cats & dogs, alvin and the chipmunks, g force, beverly hills chihuahua and racing stripes? that’s a genre i’m glad it died by 2012!

  16. If i’d made a Spoof film, it would be very succesful.
    And if i’d made a Western film, it would be starred by Scott Eastwood, with his father Clint Eastwood in a secondary role.

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