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What Genre is Kevin Bacon

by Rand Einfeldt 5 months ago in feature

Hold the Bacon!

Just the other day I was thinking about actors and what genres they were specifically good at in the movies that they played in. I mean you have your own directors, in the film industry, who thrive successfully on a particular type of genre. For example, John Carpenter has a specific signature in horror, Nolan in the mind bending twisted endings, and even Jackson with the epic fantasies.

This then got me thinking, is this the same for actors or actresses? I later decided to pick an actor, and begin my own database on what genre a certain actor thrived on the most.

As I do this, I will tally ALL the genres and subgenres found in the movies that the actors and or actresses who played in these movies. I will specifically focus on the movies, and not the TV shows.

For this article, I have chosen the Footloose Dancing, Kevin Bacon.

So without further ado, I give you my statistical analysis on what genre Kevin Bacon is. This will go over the years of his career, which is from 1978-2020.

  • Action: 8
  • Adventure: 7
  • Animation: 1
  • Biography: 3
  • Comedy: 23
  • Crime: 16
  • Drama: 51
  • Family: 2
  • Fantasy: 1
  • History: 5
  • Horror: 8
  • Music: 3
  • Mystery: 7
  • Romance: 12
  • Scifi: 4
  • Sport: 1
  • Superhero: 2
  • Thriller: 25
  • War: 1

After going through the data on the movies that Bacon has done, it would appear that Drama is the main genre that he has been favored in by the directors who use him. The total being 51. The second genre that he is best known for is Thriller tallying up to 25. The bronze goes to Comedy with 23.

For each genre, I will give my top 3 favorite movies from Kevin Bacon in those genres, and a brief description about them.

So out of the 95 credits Bacon has in the film industry, I give you these top three movies for the genres he's known for based on my personal analysis.

First Place Dramas:

1- Footloose (1984)

Movie Rating: PG

Stars: 6.6/10

Runtime: 1 hr 47 min

Where to Watch Based on Premium Subscription: Sling TV, fubo TV, Philo

Briefed: An upbeat teenager moves to a religious small town where rock music and dancing have been banned. He later shows that God gave rock and roll to everyone!

Trailer:

2- Apollo 13 (1995)

Movie Rating: PG-13

Stars: 7.6/10

Runtime: 2 hr 20 min

Where to Watch Based on Premium Subscription: N/A

Briefed: Based on the events of the Apollo 13 lunar mission, astronauts run into a problem that could jeopardize their safe return home to Earth.

Trailer:

3- Flatliners (1990)

Movie Rating: R

Stars: 6.6/10

Runtime: 1 hr 55 min

Where to Watch Based on Premium Subscription: Hulu, YouTube TV, Sling TV, Starz, Amazon Prime Video

Briefed: A handful of medical students test their limits with death by literally having "near death" experiences. They soon find that their past sins come back to torment them and possibly jeopardize their lives.

Trailer:

Second Place Thrillers:

1- A Few Good Men (1992)

Movie Rating: R

Stars: 7.7/10

Runtime: 2 hr 18 min

Where to Watch Based on Premium Subscription: N/A

Briefed: A military lawyer tries to find the truth by defending two U.S. Marines who are charged with killing a fellow Marine at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba.

Trailer:

2- The River Wild (1994)

Movie Rating: PG-13

Stars: 6.4/10

Runtime: 1 hr 52 min

Where to Watch Based on Premium Subscription: Hulu, YouTube TV, Sling TV, Starz, Amazon Prime Video

Briefed: A family goes on a river rafting trip only to be stopped by two men needing to take the river as a means of escape. They need to mother to be their guide on this wild adventure.

Trailer:

3- Hollow Man (2000)

Movie Rating: R

Stars: 5.8/10

Runtime: 1 hr 59 min

Where to Watch Based on Premium Subscription: N/A

Briefed: After years of experimrnting the possibility of invisibility, a group of scientists try it on their next subject, a human. It soon goes out of control, when this discovery can be proven dangerous when it's in the wrong hands.

Trailer:

Third Place Comedies:

1- Planes, Trains, and Automobiles (1987)

Movie Rating: R

Stars: 7.6/10

Runtime: 1 hr 33 min

Where to Watch Based on Premium Subscription: YouTube TV, Sling TV, Philo, fubo TV, Amazon Prime Video

Briefed: This movie has a blink or you'll miss it cameo from Kevin Bacon. Even though he had a very small part in it, it did set the tone for the movie.

Anyway, a father is trying to get to his family before the holidays, but runs into a man who makes his journey home a little difficult.

Trailer:

2- Tremors (1990)

Movie Rating: PG-13

Stars: 7.1/10

Runtime: 1 hr 36 min

Where to Watch Based on Premium Subscription: YouTube TV, Sling TV, Philo, fubo TV, Amazon Prime Video, Cinemax

Briefed: After two repairmen try to skip town, they witness multiple killings, and random earthquakes that are are connected somehow. The conclusion is that worm-like creatures are the cause of all the seismic activities, and the deaths that followed.

Trailer:

3- The Air Up There (1994)

Movie Rating: PG

Stars: 5.5/10

Runtime: 1 hr 47 min

Where to Watch Based on Premium Subscription: N/A

Briefed: An assistant coach sets out to recruit a phenomenal basketball player, who happens to be located in Africa.

6-foot-10 player for his lackluster team.

Trailer:

What did you think? Who should be next in my research of celebrities, and their genres?

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Rand Einfeldt
Rand Einfeldt
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Rand Einfeldt

I'm an inspiring story teller! When it comes to movies, books, music, you name it! I want to write about it, and give my own opinion on how they effect the human society that is constantly absorbed in nostalgic pop-culture!

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