It’s not just that we’re going to the movies more often. We’re also just as interested in film culture as we’ve ever been. Going to the movies is not only about blowing off steam and having a laugh. It can also be a way of appreciating art and learning lessons about ourselves and the world. To know about a few reasons as to why watch movies, read on.
Films help us learn
Films can shape the way we’re making sense of the world we’re living in right now – regardless of the period that they’re set in. Although that obviously depends on which movie you watch. But a good documentary or an intelligent historical drama can educate you on important issues and events in a much more interesting and enjoyable way than a dry old textbook.
Movies can make you more emotionally intelligent too. Watching movies can change our perspective on the people and issues we encounter every day, as well as increasing our understanding and sensitivity to people and issues in places we may never visit.
They help us process difficult life lessons
Stress relief is a key function of films, and it’s a major function for large audiences of blockbuster films. They can be “a safe space” where we can find alternative role models to identify with and observe those characters’ behaviors as they tackle challenges similar to our own. Some viewers also find metaphors or symbols in different titles that help them grapple with major life challenges.
They are a social experience
When we do stream movies at home, we increasingly find ways to connect with friends and communities over different platforms – including on social media, online forums, or pop culture websites. Streaming has also facilitated some films to find a more mainstream audience than they otherwise would not have.
They help us appreciate art
Simply put, watching a film can be a way of appreciating art and heightening your cultural awareness, in a format that is more accessible to many of us than a gallery. When we watch our favorite title, we’re not just being entertained: We’re also admiring something beautiful, learning about the world and ourselves, connecting with communities, and contributing to positive social change.
Escaping from Reality
No matter who you are or what you do, sometimes you just need to get away from everything for a while. And what better way to do that than to watch a romantic fiction movie with two impossibly beautiful people falling in love, or a fantasy epic with elves duking it out against orcs, or putting yourself in a scenario where your favorite superhero is fighting crimes and protecting your city.
They make us Laugh or Cry
Films have proved to be a really efficient form of entertainment to pass time. They can either be comedy genre movies that will make to laugh to point that it might start to hurt, or sad dramatic ones that will make you cry. Nevertheless, they are a great source of entertainment.
Many of you might only watch movies in order to pass time, but they have a number of other benefits as well. At the end of the day, if you’re watching a film of choice or something that was already on your TV, you’ll be having a great experience.