Movies become very popular in the last century. It reflects our societies and each year countless movies are posted by huge and international companies like Netflix, HBO… etc. Previously, the only way to watch a movie was “cinema” and people were highly addicted to watching even black and white. While nowadays watching a movie became easier with the revolution of the internet and technology. Movies are something special for many people across the world and each viewer can choose his favorite kinds such as comedy, drama, history, or romance.
Each kind has different effects on the audience and it brings out different emotions, this means that everyone can receive what is he searching for and find things he needs. Moreover, films in some ways affect people’s lifestyle, especially teenagers. Most teenagers are influenced by movies and addicted to some of them. Movies affect teenagers’ life positively and negatively just like everything else in the world. It causes health problems and waste of time and money, also it can create wrong notions.
On the other hand, it serves as a tool against boredom and escapes from real life. A good movie can take teenagers to a new world of imagination away from all troubles. As a result, movies play a very beneficial role in teenagers’ personalities being it a source of education, inspiration, and entertainment.
Nowadays, movies are the most important source of education, since it facilitates the way of learning for many students. Speaking about role of educational films, it is worth saying that the audience memorizing a lot of information letting youth get the knowledge easily.
Every movie can teach teenagers somethings useful. According to UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, some films that have literary, cultural, historical works offset students; For Example, in school films play a beneficial role, and they are part of the education process, (1961). Also, movies add fun to learning, “When the lesson lacks fun, it tends not to be understood by the Students. Adding movies to the classwork makes the students entertained which eventually increases their motivation to study that subject. For them to perform better on that subject, they need to be interested in it” (Cardwell, 2017). Also, movies are a big source of knowledge. They give teenagers many lessons on behavior, which makes the difference in their selves, movies can help students to learn a second language and progress their level to better. For example, when students watching movies with a subtitle that help them to learn the pronunciation faster. However, movies can be good for students in the way of education.
Watching movies can be beneficial in a lot of ways for teenagers, since being it source of inspiration. Every movie has a different story, character, and source. All movies will inspire teenagers in some way. Films will tell teenagers how they should live their life, and how they should act.” Inspiration makes teenagers motivated. They always strive to be better irrespective of their current situations. Movies help teenagers get inspired to be somewhere in life. The teenagers get to see how people can be transformed into heroes and what they did to be where they are” (Cardwell, 2017). Movies introduce itself as a kind of inspiration, it affects many different sides on teenagers’ personality and plays a good role in helping them found their way to success, to improve their characters and to run toward their dreams. Many actors proven that movies can play motivation roles especially Will Smith and his film the pursuit of happiness, this film contains many lessons that we should learn to stay alive in this life, it shows also how can we stay strong in bad times and suffered a lot to achieve our dreams. Finally, everyone watches movies in different visions, and each one takes a different lesson and gets inspired in a different way.
Entertainment is achieved through watching movies. Teenagers try to be always happy and stay away from problems that could affect them in this stage. They want to get a good break from their routines and movies can play this role by helping them to entertain and be cool for a moment. “Films are very effective in entertaining. After a long day of working or studying, seeing a film is a great idea; for example, if we feel tired or boring the comedy films are there for making our lives better because they bring into our lives happiness” (Vu, 2015). While teenagers are watching comedy movies, they will be happy and their smiles well print on their faces, this shows how movies can affect the mood of people and how it introduces entertainment for teenagers and others. To conclude, there is a strong relation between entertainment and movies.
Learning, motivation, and entertainment are driven by movies and it presents positive lessons for teenagers. Movies give feeling, love, emotions, and many other things that people needs. Whatever I could say about movies will not be enough, movies are not only spending more than two or three hours of watching but also it is a school that teaches us many important things that we could face in life.