High concept refers to a story that can be easily described by a succinctly stated premise.

The term is also applied to films that are pitched and developed almost entirely upon the stated premise rather than complex character study or other strengths.



  • Alien
  • Jaws
  • Godzilla
  • Gremlins
  • Jurassic Park
  • Predator
  • Snakes on a Plane


  • 2012
  • Armageddon
  • The Day After Tomorrow
  • Deep Impact
  • Earthquake
  • The Poseidon Adventure
  • Titanic
  • The Towering Inferno
  • Twister

Star VehiclesEdit

  • Top Gun
  • Beverly Hills Cop
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • Back to the Future
  • Night at the Museum
  • Home Alone
  • Twins
  • Three Men and a Baby


  • The Exorcist
  • Ghostbusters
  • Poltergeist
  • The Sixth Sense


  • Die Hard
  • Speed
  • RoboCop
  • True Lies

UFOs & Space InvasionsEdit

  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind
  • Independence Day
  • Mars Attacks!
  • Men in Black
  • War of the Worlds

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