Your opinion that most comedies are terrible and that you'd rather watch any other kind of movie could be described as your sentiment, or your attitude, about films.

Sentiment means a view or opinion, but it can also mean an emotion. Maybe you prefer tragic movies because you enjoy the sentiment of sadness. This meaning of sentiment is taken to an extreme in yet another version of the word, meaning something like "overdone, exaggerated feelings, especially of sadness or nostalgia." An overly soppy tragedy is a good example of this kind of sentiment; it's the kind of film that might make you cringe instead of cry.

Definitions of sentiment

n a personal belief or judgment that is not founded on proof or certainty

opinion, persuasion, reckoning, thought, view
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a personal view
judgement, judgment, mind
an opinion formed by judging something
opinion or judgment
parti pris, preconceived idea, preconceived notion, preconceived opinion, preconception, prepossession
an opinion formed beforehand without adequate evidence
one of two divergent or mutually exclusive opinions
political sympathies, politics
the opinion you hold with respect to political questions
conclusion, decision, determination
a position or opinion or judgment reached after consideration
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any cognitive content held as true

n tender, romantic, or nostalgic feeling or emotion

extravagant or affected feeling or emotion
the sentimental feeling you have about someone you once loved but no longer do
bathos, mawkishness
insincere pathos
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the experiencing of affective and emotional states

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