"Road to Perdition" is generally considered a crime drama, due to its plot involving a father and son on the run from the Irish mafia. The movie is also considered part of certain subgenres, such as a road movie and a comic book movie.
"Road to Perdition" features multiple elements typical of crime dramas, including graphic violence and protagonists on the run from the law. The film also qualifies as a road movie, which involves characters making a long journey over the course of the film. It is also considered a comic book movie, as the film was adapted from the graphic novel of the same name by Max Allen Collins and Richard Piers Rayner.