How watching movies is a therapy

  • Ankur
  • Wednesday | 19th February, 2020

Film provokes all kinds of emotions. It can make you laugh, cry, suffer, and even find the strength you need to face your problems. The benefits of watching movies are immense.

It’s clear that film provokes all kinds of emotions. It can make you laugh, cry, suffer, and even find the strength you need to face your problems. The benefits of watching movies are immense. You feel excited, scared, emotional and happy during those two and a half hours; you are transferred to a world away from reality and you enjoy every moment of it. As you walk out of the theater doors, you feel rejuvenated, de-stressed and realize that you had, even for a few hours at least, forgotten about the troubles of day to day life.

Sitting in a theater with your friends munching on popcorns and sipping your favourite smoothie you watch your favourite actors in large frame, but Going out to a movie theater is not for everyone. Some of us struggle with sensory issues or being in crowds. And others just prefer to watch movies at home, on the couch and in their pajamas. The good news is it doesn’t matter if you’re watching Netflix at home or sitting in a crowded theater. The results are the same — watching movies is good for us.

Here we are going to tell you the benefits of watching films


Entertainment is the principal reason for the entire world watching movies. Be it comedy, drama, sci-fi or action, movies are a medium of leisure and amusement for every individual ranging from those on streets to the high and mighty residing in the penthouses.

Yes, such is the universal appeal of a movie. The greatest of all benefits of watching movies is that it entertains you.

Best Hangout for Couples

Perhaps you held your girlfriend’s hand in public when you went to see a movie with her. Perhaps it was also the first time you kissed her; it all happens in the movie hall for so many couples. It is the place where you are not judged for going out together; or you are not looked at with skepticism more so in places like India.

You can watch recently release like Love Aaj Kal, Jawaani Jaaneman or  plan this week to watch Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan.


There are movies made on social issues which are very much relatable to our society. Movies on matters such as dowry, caste system, honour killing and socio economic divide or on any issue often help create the needed awareness about the issues. So yes, movies help and work in delivering important messages to the society. If you love to watch movies which will aware you then you can watch recent releases like Chhapaak, Tanhaji.

Thrilling experience

So you are in dire need for some excitement or thrill but your boss isn’t sanctioning that long overdue leave of yours. It has been ages since you have gone to the outdoors. What do you do? Do you wait for the ever evading holidays to have an exhilarating experience or do you do something about it? There are ample movies to take you through spine-tingling excitement till you actually find time for some actual outdoor escapade. Yes movies offer you an avenue for this too!

Good laugh and bonding

Do you remember the last time you laughed your heart out while watching a movie? Well that’s what a good comedy movie does to you.

It is as much a way to lighten the mood as it is a way to bond. Watching comedy genre not enlighten your mood but also reduce your stress.


One of the prime benefits of watching movies is that it inspires you. Biopic and movies on historical figures often give you a glimpse into the simple truths of life. You get to see through your own eyes the transformation of ordinary men and women into heroes in times of needs and somewhere it motivates you to look at life in a different perspective. Yes, you realize a regular people like you and I too are capable of great things in life. Biopic films like Chhapaak, Tanhaji or Gul Makai is treat to watch.

Get over a break up

It may sound clichéd though but, it isn’t clichéd for nothing! It has been proven time and again that watching your favourite romantic movies with your favourite ice-cream or wine is a great way to get over your broken heart.

The movie takes your mind off him/her, you sob in the beginning but gradually the movie is able to heal you and you are ready for another shot at love.

Time pass

Imagine you are home all alone with nothing to do. Chatting on phone or Facebook could be an option but there is a limit to it. What do you do then with no friends around and hardly any place to go? Simple – watch a movie.

Watching Web Series or movie is indeed a great passtime. You have the company of some of the funniest, dangerous and beautiful people in the world acting out interesting plots for you.

Stress Buster

Among the foremost benefits of watching movies, one has to be its role as a stress buster. You don’t need a shrink to tell you to go watch your favourite movies or the latest releases. You know it as well as anybody else what a good movie outing with friends or just one in the comforts of your home can prove to be. Whatever the genre, as long as you enjoy it a movie elevates your senses and refreshes you for a fresh dose of reality.

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