The bar chart, which reveals data compiled in 2000, compares the attitudes of males and females to a range of movie genres.
In brief, while both men and women had similar attitudes to Comedies, Mystery and Action movies, both War and Sport related movies were enjoyed by dramatically more men than women, whereas a very significant predominance of women enjoyed Romantic movies more than men.
In detail, around 17% of men and women enjoyed Action movies whereas the number who liked Comedy and Mystery movies fell to around 7-9%, which is a significant 50% drop, in relative terms.
In contrast, although men and women had similar attitudes to these movie types, War movies, which 20% of men enjoyed, were 7-times more popular with men than they were with women. While War movies were more popular overall than any other movie type, they were enjoyed by only 3% of women. Similarly, Sport related movies were popular with around 13% of men but only 1% of women.
This situation was reversed, however, for the Romantic genre, which was the second most popular type of movie and enjoyed by about 18% of women but only around 1% of men. This represented a massive 18-fold difference and was the highest disparity (difference) between men and women of all movie types.