Action genre deleted for no reason!

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Although I won't really be concerned too much, but this time it kinda bothered me.

Dunkirk was listed as an action, drama, history, thriller and war genre film.

Unless some user deleted action. 

This is totally incorrect.

This isn't even a war film in the first place. People have been resorting to a trend of deleting action genre from titles that have been acclaimed or won Oscars.

The case with Dunkirk is really frustrating, since it's a complete action movie.

The studio itself has always promoted it as an epic action thriller.

These users are using their personal definitions of an action movie over the technical definitions of genres. According to such people, an action movie is one which is loose in terms of story and lacks depth. They don't even think that a film of any genre can have depth.

I have seen the film. There's no war combat in the film. It has destructive action set pieces within the action context. War doesn't really mean the combat part. 

Valkyrie, for example, is a war-thriller film and the war part doesn't feature any combat but dramatic political conflict. It has been rightly listed as a drama, history, thriller and war genre film.The film has very little action and I'm not complaining for it.

But Dunkirk is an out-and-out action thriller! And the reason I have to write this is because IMDb editors easily process the removal requests for action genre and it takes even years but the request to add the genre takes even years to process it. 

Please consider it. I know I have submitted the request to add the genre just a few minutes ago but please make sure this doesn't happen again!
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Michelle, Official Rep

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Hi Manish -

Please keep in mind that the Action genre is subjective, and should only be included on a film if Action is a driving force.

If you feel that the removal of the Action genre from "Dunkirk" was incorrect, you are welcome to re-submit the keyword and our editors will take another look.
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Action is a definitely driving force of Dunkirk! It's entire screenplay is all about action: explosions, chases, stunts and what not. From start to climax it's jam-packed with action sequences.

You should've read the whole thread. I have given complete verification and detailed explanation for all the above movies.
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I have resubmitted. Please look into it seriously. This was really baffling to me since I can't believe how one person can give random explanations to get the primary genre deleted.
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Vincent Fournols

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Please Manish, share the submission ID if you want to have IMDb staff make sure to make it through.