Originally Posted by Brooklyn
1. I'm talking about films where it's the basis, not just a few elements.
2. Those elements don't exist in other types of film as well? how come?
3. I'm not talking about the reason for making these films, but about the reason why people are so fascinated by them, considering them quality films. is it because of the quality of the film really? or the issues it raises?
Number 2 was clearly sarcasm. As for why people are fascinated, it's less about subject matter in many cases and more about how
the film is made like the dialog, cinematography, actors, etc. When I watch a trailer for a movie I don't say "oooh a movie about war victims" and then decide to go and see it. I'll take note of the actors, director, etc. and decide if it's worth my time.
You can have fantastic subject matter that can easily be ruined by a writer, director or actors. Though with lackluster subject matter a talented director, writer and group of actors can easily turn it into a masterpiece. That is why when going into a film I care less about the subject and more about the team behind it and the tone of the film itself.