1) Over Coming the Monster
Hero learns of a great evil threatening the land, and sets out to destroy it.
2) Rags to Riches
Surrounded by dark forces who suppress and ridicule him, the Hero slowly blossoms into a mature figure who ultimately gets riches, a kingdom, and the perfect mate.
*Wreck-It Ralph, Jerry Maguire
3) The Quest
Hero learns of a great MacGuffin that he desperately wants to find, and sets out to find it, often with companions.
*Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, The Lord of the Rings
4) Voyage and Return
Hero heads off into a magic land with crazy rules, ultimately triumphs over the madness and returns home far more mature than when he set out.
*Alice in Wonderland, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
Hero and Heroine are destined to get together, but a dark force is preventing them from doing so; the story conspires to make the dark force repent, and suddenly the Hero and Heroine are free to get together. This is part of a cascade of effects that shows everyone for who they really are, and allows two or more other relationships to correctly form.
*Much Ado About Nothing, Bridget Jones Diary
The flip side of the Overcoming the Monster plot. Our protagonist character is the Villain, but we get to watch him slowly spiral down into darkness before he's finally defeated, freeing the land from his evil influence.
*Sweeney Todd, Scarface
As with the Tragedy plot, but our protagonist manages to realize his error before it's too late, and does a Heel-Face Turn to avoid inevitable defeat.
*Sleeping Beauty, The Star Wars saga
*Examples are from sources other than myself. Which I don't mind if you want to debate some of them. I think that some books/movies can have a combination of plot lines.
So I was talking with my ESTJ, E8 friend (who favors Rebirth btw), and she mentioned that she had heard that you can tell a lot about a person just by knowing their favorite book. I thought it was interesting and I am inclined to agree with her.
Her specific interest in stories of rebirth is the redemption of the character. One of the characters she used was Beast, from *Beauty and the Beast.
-So what's you're favorite kind of plot.
-And what about that plot makes you like it?
-Or if one of your favorites is not listed, which category do you think it would fit into?
Here are some links with more examples:
The Seven Basic Plots - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
And : Main/The Seven Basic Plots - Television Tropes & Idioms