Genre Wikipedia open wikipedia design. A genre (from Latin: genus) is a style or type of music, literature, movies, or other media. Some genres (styles) are used in more than one form of art or communication. For example, the genres fantasy and science fiction are used in literature, movies, and television. Examples of genres[change | change source] General: comedy, romance, mystery, science fiction Literary (written): fiction, non-fiction, young adult Movie genres: action movie, documentary, film noir Musical: rock and roll, hip hop, pop punk Comedy: black comedy, slapstick, commedia dell'arte This short article can be made longer. You can help Wikipedia by adding to it. This page is based on a Wikipedia article written by contributors (read/edit).Text is available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license; additional terms may apply. Images, videos and audio are available under their respective licenses.