Each list takes into account genre acclaim, prestige, popularity, and awards. Each list of Films Ranked site, can both provide an introduction into a genre and also challenge film buffs who are looking to round out their knowledge.
The name “film” originates from the fact that photographic film has historically been the medium for recording and displaying motion pictures. The art of film has drawn on several earlier traditions in fields such as oral storytelling, literature, theatre, and visual arts. Forms of art and entertainment that had already featured moving and projected images. A film genre is a motion-picture category based on similarities either in the narrative elements or in the emotional response to the film. Most theories of film genre borrow from literary-genre criticism. Each film genre is associated with “conventions, iconography, settings, narratives, characters, and actors”. Standard genre characters vary according to the film genre; for film noir, for example, standard characters include the femme fatale and the “hardboiled” detective; a Western film may portray the schoolmarm and the gunfighter. Here, Films Ranked is built to showcase the greatest movies in different genres.