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Jurassic Shark loathes comic or superhero films. I loathe gangsters/mafia films with a side of anti-hero films.

 

So which genre do you dislike? Superhero films, gangster mafia, comedy,  romcom, action/adventure, Animated, horror, multi genre films, etc.

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I know full well this isn't a genre, but a medium - so I'm going to word this very carefully to avoid poking certain people as much as possible.  I've never seen anything animated in the anime style that has been worth my time (this is not me asking for suggestions).

 

I'm pretty easy to please though, genre-wise.

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psychological dramas (Mulholland Drive, Sunset Blvd., Memento)

gangster films (except comedies)

supernatural horrors (except for Krampus, which is an amazing film)

 

and most mixes of the aforementioned genres

 

I also find no appeal in brooding / emo / nihilistic / etc. types of movies. Waste of time.

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25 minutes ago, mstrox said:

I know full well this isn't a genre, but a medium - so I'm going to word this very carefully to avoid poking certain people as much as possible.  I've never seen anything animated in the anime style that has been worth my time (this is not me asking for suggestions).

 

I'm pretty easy to please though, genre-wise.

I have never considered anime to be worth watching. I have friends who live for anime and manga. Its definitely a subgenre of animated. 

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Epic romantic films: most of the time the attempt to add a sense of grand scale to a romantic story just comes off as a distraction. That a film like Titanic - as a member of this genre - is any good at all is commendable in and of itself.

 

Westerns: to add to @John's point, I dislike classical westerns. I do like revisionist westerns, a category which includes films like The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.

 

I have my issue with a fair share of other genres (Superhero films through sheer supersaturation, for instance) but there is no other genre that I activelly stay away from.

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Romantic Comedies (dog shit movies full of unrealistic expectations from women and the cucks who ruin their own lives to appease them)
Horror / Slasher (most of these are just plain stupid)
Musicals (The hell you need to sing for? Fucking say it don't turn it into some song and dance)
Anime (a complete and total lack of interest)

EDIT: 

changed expectations of women to expectations FROM women. That's more like it. 

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32 minutes ago, Chen G. said:

 

I'm thinking slashers, specifically, rather than horror in general.

I have no problem with slasher films with a low  number. I really hate torture horror and people who enjoy that style disturb me. I think horror is a good way to make a mark. They are generally inexpensive films that cen generate significant money for their studios. Granted there are way more bad than great but some of the greatest most memorable films have been horror movies

 

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1 hour ago, NL197 said:


Anime 

 

At first I thought there isn't a genre that I dislike, but now that you mention it, I really don't like Anime.

 

 

1 hour ago, Chen G. said:

 

Westerns: to add to @John's point, I dislike classical westerns. I do like revisionist westerns, a category which includes films like The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.

 

 

I'm a big fan of the Revisionist Western (anti-western) but  Leone is Spaghetti Western.

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Well, the term Spaghetti Western refers more to a certain production aesthetic than to genre elements, now doesn't it? Its a definition for Westerns featuring American stars but directed and scripted by Italian filmmakers, such as Leone.

 

In terms of pinning down characteristic genre elements, they are definitely revisionist westerns. Namely, in their grittier aesthetic, their focus on antihero characters as opposed to idealized heroes, etcetra. They don't necessarily make a point out of dismentling the genre entirely, like - say - Unforgiven does. But they have revisionist elements, nonetheless.

 

They're also kind of a hybrid with the peplum/epic genre. There's a reason The Good, the Bad and The Ugly is set during the American Civil War, has a huge score and runs three-hours long.

 

In discussing genre, we need to remember that most films are composites of three or four different genres.

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I love B films, B horror, B western, even some B gangster. I love classic westerns but these revisionist "westerns" are not westerns, they're just weird as fk films. Crap like that affleck james film. Those i can do without. Clint Eastwood westerns can be  some schlocky shit too.

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-Romcoms

-Horror

-Anime

-Westerns

-Most straight-up dramas

-Musicals

-"Heist" movies

-"Gangster" movies

-Most biopics / historical documentaries

-Straight-up action films (looking at you, Michael Bay!)

-Foreign films

-Raunchy comedies

 

Honestly pretty much anything that isn't sci-fi / fantasy / dramedy.

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I have not dabbled into all genres yet, but you could probably show me anything and I would like it if it's well enough made with passion and love, has something that engages me and I am in the mood for it that day.

And like Chen said, probably the majority of films dabble in many genres, and it's not quite honest to label them with just one, then write them off because of that since there are a lot of other, shit films in that genre. Is Groundhog Day a romcom? Well, technically, kinda, does that mean I don't dislike romcoms? Who knows.

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9 hours ago, Chen G. said:

Well, the term Spaghetti Western refers more to a certain production aesthetic than to genre elements, now doesn't it? Its a definition for Westerns featuring American stars but directed and scripted by Italian filmmakers, such as Leone.

 

In terms of pinning down characteristic genre elements, they are definitely revisionist westerns. Namely, in their grittier aesthetic, their focus on antihero characters as opposed to idealized heroes, etcetra. They don't necessarily make a point out of dismentling the genre entirely, like - say - Unforgiven does. But they have revisionist elements, nonetheless.

 

They're also kind of a hybrid with the peplum/epic genre. There's a reason The Good, the Bad and The Ugly is set during the American Civil War, has a huge score and runs three-hours long.

 

In discussing genre, we need to remember that most films are composites of three or four different genres.

 

Even though Leone revised the aesthetic (unwashed, unshaved men, wearing dirty long coats), he still took over most of the traditional Western conventions which go right against the new Hollywood Revisionist Western. It still dealt with a clear and obvious distinction between good and bad characters (with Frank being one time regarded as one of the most evil villains ever), unrealistic, comic book-like super skills, heroic duels, attractive angelic heroes that protect women against men with bad intentions ... It's almost an exaggeration of the old Western movie. Then there's the celebrating, glorifying, myth-creating, operatic directorial style of Leone. Therefore, I don't see him as a true maker of the Revisionist Western, but rather as a director who created his own brand of the Traditional Western. 

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14 hours ago, Thor said:

I have no particular dislike of any genre. It always depends on the film.

 

It's easier to mention certain approaches or styles within films that generally don't appeal to me.

 

Hence my disinterest in Anime. I admit, animation generally doesn't appeal that much to me, but I also have a problem with characters actually discussing and debating that what should be layered or slumbering beneath the surface. Equally as troublesome for me is the Asian idea of drama.

 

5 hours ago, Holko said:

I have not dabbled into all genres yet, but you could probably show me anything and I would like it if it's well enough made with passion and love, has something that engages me and I am in the mood for it that day.

And like Chen said, probably the majority of films dabble in many genres, and it's not quite honest to label them with just one, then write them off because of that since there are a lot of other, shit films in that genre. Is Groundhog Day a romcom? Well, technically, kinda, does that mean I don't dislike romcoms? Who knows.

 

When people say "I hate Romcoms", I think (I hope) that they refer to the many dumb, cheap, straight-up romantic movies (where every woman dreams of a dark haired doctor) that female channels like to program between cooking shows. 

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13 hours ago, JoeinAR said:

Jurassic Shark loathes comic or superhero films. I loathe gangsters/mafia films with a side of anti-hero films.

 

So which genre do you dislike? Superhero films, gangster mafia, comedy,  romcom, action/adventure, Animated, horror, multi genre films, etc.

 

I don't really loathe them - they're just too insignificant to waste any true feelings on.

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Some well thought out reasons from a few of you explaining why certain genres aren't your cuppa tea. The rest of you completely write off entire lists of genres based on maybe one or two you saw a few scenes on tele once, I think you're all missing out on exploring so many interesting films. Try and be more adventurous!

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40 minutes ago, Jurassic Shark said:

 

What do you think about The Untouchables?

 

Let me help you here. Joe doesn't like gangster movies or any movie or TV show (like Breaking Bad) that he deems is about morally despicable characters. 

 

 

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I was speaking about Joe's categorical views in general. Yes, for some of the reasons you've mentioned (It's still a movie about the right side of the law), he'll probably prefer The Untouchables over movies like Goodfellas, Casino, The Godfather or Breaking Bad, where the situation isn't as black and white

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For a while I really couldn't get into horror, however as I grew to appreciate filmmaking and studied it, I came around - but as to be expected the term 'horror' can be inclusive of a range of other sub-genres etc. (Psychological, Thriller...)

 

However one genre I have a particular disdain and avoid like the plague are the 'Horror-Gore' 'Saw' types where it's extensive and graphic and truly horrific. Gore can be done tastefully, but to make it the focal point of the film is too much for me.

 

 

Musicals are another I can't stand. Sometimes I can appreciate the music itself, but beyond a few numbers in something like Willy Wonka, I tend to avoid it.

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3 minutes ago, Arpy said:

Musicals are another I can't stand. Sometimes I can appreciate the music itself, but beyond a few numbers in something like Willy Wonka, I tend to avoid it.

 

Do you also know why you have such a problem with Musicals?

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They can also be a great basis for pure visual and musical expression where cinematography and editing can elevate it above its theatrical roots. Even though I'm not particularly a fan of the genre, some of my most intense film experiences have been Musicals.

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I love Carousel, The Sound of Music, and Chicago. Although I love the music in ALW's POTO, the movie suffered from losing the spooky and mysterious atmosphere of the stage show.

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Period/costume dramas/romances. 

 

I couldn't give a flying fuck if Miss Prissy-Corset chooses Lord Snootybreeches or Earl Poshbastard, or whatever. YAWN.

Let's put it like this, to get me to watch Pride And Prejudice they had to add zombies and Matt Smith.  

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18 hours ago, Thor said:

I have no particular dislike of any genre. It always depends on the film.

 

This

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35 minutes ago, Sweeping Strings said:

Period/costume dramas/romances. 

 

I was going to say those, but then - because filsm are again mostly of a composite genre of some sort - historical epics are also period/costume dramas, and I do like me a couple of those.

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42 minutes ago, Sweeping Strings said:


Let's put it like this, to get me to watch Pride And Prejudice they had to add zombies and Matt Smith.  

 

So if Anthony Hopkins played a zombie butler in The Remains Of The Day, you might consider it a worthwhile movie? Really, some of you guys seem to miss out so much. Movies can be more than 'cool'. 

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Yeah ... I like some historical epics too. I was thinking more of Jane Austen-type things.   

I like SOME musicals, but mostly ... eh, all those people just spontaneously knew those songs out of the blue? OK ... but don't ever tell me sci-fi/fantasy/horror are 'far-fetched' ever again.   

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