Sunday, January 20, 2008

Top IMDB languages titles by genre

Top 6 IMDB languages titles by genre

English 240336 titles
63642 Short
53207 Drama
47350 Comedy
32921 Documentary
28926 Adult
12770 Animation
12056 Action
11399 Thriller
11242 Family
9749 Adventure

Spanish 38892 titles
11950 Short
10394 Drama
6547 Comedy
6178 Documentary
2381 Action
2229 Romance
1744 Thriller
1403 Musical
1382 Crime
1135 Adventure

German 31825 titles
5877 Drama
5059 Documentary
4781 Comedy
4673 Short
1440 Crime
1353 Adult
1261 Romance
968 Thriller
958 Family
833 Music

French 31472 titles
8414 Short
6642 Drama
4870 Comedy
4334 Documentary
1214 Romance
1060 Crime
916 Thriller
889 Adult
779 Animation
727 Adventure

Italian 15470 titles
3471 Drama
2964 Comedy
1668 Short
1179 Documentary
621 Adventure
588 Music
588 Thriller
582 Crime
524 Romance
519 Action

Japanese 15449 titles
3955 Drama
2480 Animation
2058 Action
1743 Comedy
1521 Short
1031 Adventure
996 Sci-Fi
994 Fantasy
780 Romance
681 Crime

4 comments:

frenkeld said...

So, why does one have the impression that the French produce a lot more movies than the Germans?

reineke said...

Because they do. This list is about the number of "titles" within each genre which includes shorts, documentaries, series etc. from many years ago until the present. This one's useful above anything else to see what sort of variety a language may offer. For production numbers I'd look at the Unesco figures posted earlier.

frenkeld said...

If the cumulative numbers for French and German are about the same, and there are more French movies produced nowadays, there had to be a period when the German production rate exceeded the French one.

Do you know if that happened at some point after WWII or was it during an earlier period in German history?

reineke said...

The number for French (movies only) is somewhat higher but the French nowadays do produce twice as much. The Golden Age of German Cinema was in the 1920's and early 1930's. Have you ever seen "M"? I don't know how this translates into production numbers.