Peculiar Film Genres

There are many genres in the film industry, and even more sub-categories to differentiate the films from each other. In today´s weekend picks – and the last for this year - we introduce you to a list of unusual, less known, or simply peculiar genres. Sit back and find the one that suits you the best. See you next year with the regular weekend film selections.


This is a subgenre in the independent film sector. These are low budget movies based on dialogues among young people about their relationships. The movies are largely free of action or even plot twists.

Funny Ha Ha


Spaghetti Western

Spaghetti Westerns are a western subgenre that appeared in the ‘60s with movies that were mostly filmed in Italy. Most Spaghetti Westerns featured a well known star to attract more attention from the public.

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Masala film

This is a division of Indian cinema which comprises a mix of genres (comedy, action, drama…) with musical accompaniment. 


Cinéma vérité

The term appeared in the 1960s with the pioneer work of Jean Rouch, who was the first filmmaker to produce this type of documentary, sometimes also known as observational cinema. It is a combination of improvisation and documentary. 

Grey Gardens

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