Watching movies on the big screen is still a huge part of people’s entertainment regardless if the main attraction nowadays is the streaming services were watching movies made easier and more convenient. In fact, a lot of people spends more time in the cinema compared to a few years ago because of the great movies that are being released each year and also because of the movies’ hype.
It is not just that we are going to the movies a lot more time than usual, we are just interested in the film culture as we have ever been before and because of how the internet and social media played key roles in promoting movies that are shown in cinemas, more and more people are queueing in line to buy tickets of the much-anticipated movies that come out each year.
So, why do more and more people love to watch movies? Is it all about entertainment solely? Or is there something deeper and more meaning to it? Going to the movies is not just about blowing off steam and have a good relaxing way to entertain yourself because according to experts, watching a movie has a lot of things that make it beneficial to us which is why in this article, let us talk about how movies benefit us all.
- You can learn something out of it- Regardless of the things that you learn from a movie, it is pretty obvious that after watching a film especially those that have good stories in it you somehow picked up some important values and moral lessons from watching it. You can learn a lot of things especially in historical and biography films about people, places, and events that took place which was remembered through a depicting it in a movie. Films can virtually shape the way people are making sense of the world that we are living in regardless of its plot, genre, and the setting.
- It can promote social change- Ever since before, films are a driving force for social change because of its ability to teach the viewers about the experiences outside their own perspectives as well as their inspiration to promote empathy, influence, and also raising political questions especially if the movie is about history, personalities and other relevant stuff in society. It can either be about raising awareness to help the environment, raising awareness about equality and racism, and other crucial issues in the society.
- It gives you life lessons- Movies supposed to entertain us, however, what makes it influential to many people is that a lot of movies gives us life lessons after watching it which makes it a blockbuster film. According to some psychotherapists, films provide people an opportunity to recognize themselves in a character or some part of the movie’s narrative in order to undergo change positively especially if the movie is filled with emotions and will make you learn more lessons in life.
- Films are still part of social experience- Despite the rise of streaming services online for movies and television shows, movies that are shown in theaters especially blockbuster movies still make billions of dollars depending on the movie’s impact and profit which still makes films that are shown in theaters to be still part of social experience.