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THE TOP-RATED FILM ASSOCIATED WITH EACH COUNTRY, RANKED BY GENRE

Film Noir ArtAt the turn of the 20th century, the film industry was able to successfully define a number of different genres so they could promote each one and then cash in on their popularity accordingly. In fact, they were so successful at defining each individual film, both artistically and creatively, that my mates over at Amberscript have decided to find out which genre is currently the most highly praised in each country.





In order to do this, though, the first thing they did was to compile a list of the top-rated films either produced, shot, or credited in each country (130 different locations in total), and then with that list, tallied and organized these films by genre, but only those films with a minimum of 1,000 public votes on IMDb.

Now, to see how all of this went down, please feel free to check out the results featured below. Each entry includes the total number of top-rated films for each genre, the average film rating for each genre, and the top three films for each genre (along with their associated country and rating). In addition to this, I’ve also added an extra slice of trivia for good measure (statistical data was collected between the 29th of September, 2020, and the 1st of October, 2020, with the use of the aforementioned Internet Movie Database).


Drama


Trivia: The word 'drama' originally comes from a Greek word meaning 'action', or 'I do', in Classical Greek, and is generally associated with the division between comedy and tragedy.


Comedy


Trivia: According to the experts, modern-day slapstick comedy originated in the late 19th century by a theatrical impresario called Fred Karno. Allegedly, he was the first person to come up with the pie in the face routine, splat, and it’s fairly common knowledge that he discovered such legends as Charlie Chaplin and Stan Laurel.


Biographical


Trivia: The first biopic was made in 1900 by the film pioneer, Georges Méliès, which he based on the life and times of the famous French heroine, Joan of Arc.


Action


Trivia: Quite a few film historians consider Edwin S. Porter’s 1903 silent classic, ‘The Great Train Robbery’, to be the first action film ever made because it utilized simple editing techniques to convey a dynamic series of events. Others, however, contradict this claim, due to the number of films either lost or discarded during this period.


Adventure


Trivia: Unlike the word ‘drama’, the word ‘adventure’, or 'adventurus', is a Latin word that means 'a thing about to happen'. It first appeared in English terminology during the 1200s and has stuck around ever since.


Crime


Trivia:  Surprising as it may sound, most of the gangster movies made before the mid-1930s used real-life ammunition when illustrating a shoot-out between two opposing parties. In fact, this practice only ended when some of the actors complained about almost getting killed during scenes depicting a gunfight, bang-bang-bang, actors such as James Cagney, Edward G. Robinson, and Humphrey Bogart.


Animation


Trivia: Even though animation was originally invented in France by such pioneers as Émile Cohl, Georges Méliès, and Emile Reynaud, American animation, on the other hand, was developed by a vaudevillian from England known as "The Komikal Kartoonist". His real name was J. Stuart Blackton, and in 1896, he met Thomas Edison, who converted his act to film. An act where he drew very, very fast.


Documentary


Trivia: The first documentary was made in 1922 and revolved around the harsh life of Canadian Inuit Eskimos living in the Arctic. It was directed by Robert Flaherty and given the title, ‘Nanook of the North’.


War


Trivia: During World War I and World War II, a number of War films were made on behalf of the Allied Forces so they could raise funds and promote positive propaganda. Films like, ‘The Little American’ (1917), ‘Hearts of the World’ (1918), ‘The Big Blockade’ (1942), and many, many more.


You also might like to know that several genres only comprised one top-rated film. This includes genres such as: 
  • Fantasy: Pan’s Labyrinth (2006) - Mexico - 8.2 stars
  • History: The Soviet Story (2008) - Latvia - 8.1 stars
  • Romance: Paris, Je T’aime (2006) - Liechtenstein - 7.2 stars
  • Thriller: A Separation (2011) - Iran - 8.3 stars
  • Western: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966) - Italy - 8.8 stars


Now for further information, you can either click here to have a look at all of the research compiled by Amberscript, or alternatively, you can check out the interactive map embedded above or download a copy right here. Please enjoy.

THE TOP-RATED FILM ASSOCIATED WITH EACH COUNTRY, RANKED BY GENRE THE TOP-RATED FILM ASSOCIATED WITH EACH COUNTRY,  RANKED BY GENRE Reviewed by David Andrews on January 19, 2021 Rating: 5

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