Movie Sequels That Jumped Genres

Movies come in various genres, from action, to comedy, to drama, to horror. Within every genre, are several sub-genres in which movies are grouped. For example, sub-genres under comedy include dark comedy, romantic comedy, slapstick, parody, etc. Sometimes, it is difficult to group a movie under just one genre, as filmmakers prefer to use elements across various genres. This gives us our sci-fi adventure action thriller dramas. The mixing of genres is very popular in Hollywood, and filmmakers have even switched from one genre to the other for the same film series. Check out which movie sequels have jumped genres here:


Alien series - BookMyShow

The first movie of the series, Alien, was a sci-fi horror, while its sequel, Aliens, was a sci-fi action adventure film. Alien 3 and Alien: Resurrection moved back to sci-fi action horror and the fifth movie in the installment, Prometheus, was a sci-fi adventure mystery.

Evil Dead

Evil Dead series - BookMyShow

While Evil Dead was a horror film, its sequels, Evil Dead 2 and Army of Darkness, were horror comedies.

Indiana Jones

Indiana Jones series - BookMyShow

The popular film series began as action adventure films. But the third and fourth installments, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, were action fantasy movies.

The Purge

The Purge - BookMyShow

The first movie in the series is a sci-fi horror thriller, while the latter installments are sci-fi action horror films.  

Back to the Future

Back to the Future series - BookMyShow

What started off as sci-fi adventure comedies, turned into a sci-fi western flick in the third installment of the series, Back to the Future 3.

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

Texas Chainsaw Massacre series - BookMyShow

The popular horror series have switched between various genres. While it started out as a horror flick, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 was a dark comedy, slasher film. The third movie, Leatherface, continued the slasher trend, and the fourth movie was another slasher comedy.

Pitch Black

The Chronicles of Riddick series - BookMyShow

The Vin Diesel-starrer, Pitch Black, was a sci-fi horror, while its sequel, The Chronicles of Riddick, was a sci-fi action adventure film.


Cloverfield series - BookMyShow

The 2008 movie was an action adventure horror, while its recent sequel, 10 Cloverfield Lane, was a drama mystery.


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