– Violent Foreign Crime Movies
– Quirky TV Comedies Featuring a Strong Female Lead
– Imaginative Documentaries
– Cult Sci-Fi & Fantasy
– Gritty Gangster Asian Action Movies
Actually, after I had a discussion with JYU, we decided there is indeed a difference.
A “Violent Foreign Crime Movie” would be like a John Woo movie, with a hero shooting insane numbers of bullets, and slow motion shots of doves flying… Whereas a “Gritty Gangster Asian Action Movie” would be more like a Johnny To or Takashi Miike movie, a violent modern noir where most of the characters die.
Update: The Atlantic had a story about all these micro-genres