Most films fall into traditional, easily identifiable genres - comedy, drama, horror, romance, and so on. Then there are movies that essentially created new genres. They've done this by coming up with storytelling approaches so unusual and different that they don't fit squarely into the fundamental categories. In certain instances, the plots delivered something completely new. In others, they borrowed techniques from literature or took something that previously existed cinematically and spun it off in an unexpected direction.
Whatever the process, these new genres (or, if you prefer, subgenres) have made an undeniable impact, inspiring plenty of imitators. Found footage is a perfect example of a new genre that suddenly became ubiquitous. In the last few years, time loop movies have become especially popular, as well - and we have Groundhog Day to thank for that. A look back reveals additional works that forged original paths.
Which of the following movies that spawned genres changed the game the most? Your votes will determine the answer to that question.
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- 2535 VOTESPhoto: Paramount Pictures
- 3523 VOTESPhoto: 20th Century Fox
- 4508 VOTESPhoto: Columbia Pictures
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