A Ranking of Popular Horror Films
A movie, also known as a movie prop, visual picture or moving image, is an example of artistic work using moving images to simulate real-life experiences that convey ideas, emotions, stories, visions, beauty, or other atmosphere through the use of visual images. It may be Dramatized, shot in a single frame (as in comic strips), or shown in a repeating sequence. The word “movie” is French, which roughly translates to “motor” or “car”. In other languages, the term is sometimes used with a distinctly different meaning. Movie characters are usually shown in the action or pursuing some objective, whereas the viewer sees only what is behind or above the action. This allows the movie to have a more dramatic effect than would occur with a picture frame or some other kind of moving screen.
Movies are a source of entertainment that has entertained people through most of human history. They are entertaining, primarily because of their plot structure and the way they are presented. Most movies provide strong plot lines and build the characters and plot through the main character’s actions. Although movies can have some long-term effects on society because of the influence they have on the youth, most movies today entertain audiences of all ages and demographics.
There are many types of movies. Action movies, comedy movies, fantasy movies, family movies, horror movies, home video releases, musicals, special effects movies, historical movies, science fiction movies, war movies and war/war movies are examples of the genres of movie. Action movies offer tense, fast-moving plots that keep the audience on the edge of their seats. Comedy movies, animated films, romantic films, horror films, martial arts films, melodramas, soap operas, suspense films and world cinema releases are examples of the genre of movie that have both the action and comedy elements. Fantasy films feature characters doing adventure, coming of age, fantasy elements, and other situations that are meant to be dream-like.
Movies are categorized according to the places where the movie was released. The first two categories, the widest, are Hollywood movies and independent films. Independent films are usually made outside of the United States, in countries such as Canada or Russia, with the purpose of promoting the film overseas. Both of these categories include movies that are not produced by large studios.
The term “rio” (Portuguese) is used to refer to any movie shot in a foreign country. Brazilian movies are known for their colorful, life-size shots of people and scenery. Some films shot in Brazil are parodies of American movies. The Brazilian style of movie is characterized by its use of exaggerated close-ups of actors and actresses. It also incorporates shots of the Amazon rainforest and other natural scenery and settings.
One movie that has been a consistent hit over the years is the movie Invictus. Starring Matt Damon, John Tutturro and directed by Steven Soderbergh, Invictus is set in the World War II era and tells the story of a World War II war-ship captain who must battle a group of German soldiers in order to save his ship and get back to the United States. Other great movies that are often considered blockbusters include: The Damned United, Edward Scissorhands, The Road, Edward Scissorhands, and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Among the horror films that rank high on lists of most popular horror flicks are: A Nightmare on the Elm Street, Saw, and Halloween.