A movie genre is a label applied to a movie for categorization purposes. There are dozens of movie genres and sub-genres that viewers can choose from. Many of the major genres hold the majority of popular movies, while the least popular genres have movies that appeal to personal taste. Movie genres can be broken down into six categories.
The first category of movies is action and adventure. These movies typically have a hero, a heroine, or a group of heroes. This genre includes movies based on comic books, almost anything with a car chase, and spy movies, among many others. They are characterized by a fast plotline, lots of action, and movement towards a particular goal, such as a hidden treasure or getting away with a crime.