Violence movies or Violent movies?

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kwfine

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Hi,

I saw a banner with this slogan outside a movie rental store:
"Violent movies can ruin your life. Avoid them like drugs!"

I am afraid that they have made a mistake in the slogan when
I thought of the words "Action movies" which people use to describe those movies that mainly consist of action scenes.
What I see is that the word "Action" in "Action movies" is a noun, so it should be "Violence movies", but not "Violent movies".
Any ideas?
 

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It's a good point, but a film with a great deal of violence in it need not be a "violence film" - it could be a Western or a spy thriller or a war film which is violent.
 
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I think the sign was correct. The term 'violent movie' or 'violent film' is very common in modern English.
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