Most popular movie genres among adults in the United States as of December 2018, by age group
Favorite film genres in the U.S. 2018, by age group
This statistic shows the most popular movie genres among adults in the United States as of December 2018, sorted by age group. The findings reveal that favorability of the horror genre reduced with age, with 68 percent of 18 to 29 year olds saying that they found horror movies very or somewhat favorable, compared to just 30 percent of adults aged 65 or above. Conversely, the drama genre was more popular among older generations.

During the survey it was also revealed that a respondent's gender affected attitudes towards certain movie genres, and the results even reinforced popular stereotypes. For example, favorability of musicals and romantic films was lower among men, and 17 percent more female respondents had a very or somewhat favorable impression of romantic comedies than their male counterparts. Interesting comparisons were also drawn when looking at results based on ethnicity, which can be found here.
Most popular movie genres among adults in the United States as of December 2018, by age group
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Animated 77%78%76%67%56%
Live-action 70%77%76%71%73%
Drama 76%83%73%91%91%
Thriller/mystery 82%84%85%83%86%
Horror68%66%53%55%30%
Sci-fi 73%69%76%68%61%
Fantasy 76%73%73%68%62%
Action 87%91%90%88%84%
Adventure 89%89%90%92%89%
Comedy 91%93%90%89%87%
Romantic comedy 68%76%79%78%77%
Romance 63%75%70%67%69%
Crime 80%84%82%82%81%
Documentary 71%74%80%79%83%
Musicals 50%49%57%62%65%
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Favorite film genres in the U.S. 2018, by age group
This statistic shows the most popular movie genres among adults in the United States as of December 2018, sorted by age group. The findings reveal that favorability of the horror genre reduced with age, with 68 percent of 18 to 29 year olds saying that they found horror movies very or somewhat favorable, compared to just 30 percent of adults aged 65 or above. Conversely, the drama genre was more popular among older generations.

During the survey it was also revealed that a respondent's gender affected attitudes towards certain movie genres, and the results even reinforced popular stereotypes. For example, favorability of musicals and romantic films was lower among men, and 17 percent more female respondents had a very or somewhat favorable impression of romantic comedies than their male counterparts. Interesting comparisons were also drawn when looking at results based on ethnicity, which can be found here.
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