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Comedy films named nation’s favourite film genre

28th May 2021
Posted by Aston Avery

We might’ve missed out on new film releases over the past year, but this hasn’t stopped us from making our way through movies from the comfort of our own homes.

It comes as no surprise that comedy has topped the charts as the nation’s favourite film genre (34%), and the light-hearted genre is closely followed by thriller 33% and drama 32%. Inevitably, disaster films are one of the least favourites (7%), according to research by the new network of channels, Great!

It can often be a tough decision to pick a film depending on who we’re with and what we’re in the mood for. Typically, if we’re feeling sad or lonely, we stick on a comedy or drama and if we’re feeling happy, over a sixth (17%) of us opt for action and adventure. Surprisingly, horror (11%) is one of the top choices when we’re feeling stressed or anxious. With no new releases, 1 in 7 (14%) Brits said they watched more classic movies during the pandemic than ever before.

Aston spoke to film critic and broadcaster Andrew Collins to discuss about films trends over the past year, Brits’ likes and dislikes in genres, characters and more and also how critics and recommendations affect people’s choices as 1 in 10 (10%) decide what to watch based on a review and 1 in 6 (16%) are inspired by family and friend’s suggestions.

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