It is only worth watching movies that teach us something of real life.
Movies have been a major source of entertainment for people regardless of your social status. Some people consume movies for fun or just regard them as a great pass time while others seek for inspiration and motivation in movies. When it comes to the question of what kinds of movies are worth watching, different people tend to give distinctive views. I personally think that we should not just watch movies that teach us something of real life and there are more benefits one can get when watching a movie.
Admittedly, a lot of movies whether it is science fiction, action, or even thriller are very much based on real life scenario and indeed one can learn enormously by watching movies that has an implication on real life. For example, the Pursuit of Happiness, starring Will Smith is definitely a great movie worth watching. It depicts a single father who lived a hard life and tried to climb the social ladder, he tried a lot of professions and ended up being in a total disaster. Eventually, with great determination, perseverance and will power he became a successful stock broker. It is very touching and inspiring. However, movies that are worth watching are not limited to the ones that can teach us lesson about real life and people consume movies for other important purposes.
People consume movies in part for entertainment and amusement, this is especially true for people who usually have a busy schedule. For instance, students are generally overwhelmed with all kinds of assignment in school, like preparing for exam, working on research papers and delivering presentations, sometimes they need to switch off and go to the movie theater to enjoy their personal lives. Actually, it can be great fun to munch on some chips, sipping one's favorite soda and enjoy a great movie. One can invite some friends to watch the movie together, and watching the movie together brings friends much more closer. After watching a movie, one can feel refreshed and energetic when going back to study or work.
Additionally, watching movies can have other kinds of benefits besides learning something about real life. Watching movies is a great way for kids to get exposure to the latest development in science and technology and they can stir up their imagination and be more creative. In a lot of science fiction movies, there are numerous gadgets and inventions that can lighten kids' interest in science. More importantly, one can learn some academic theories in physics, aerospace, so on and so forth. For example, I learned a lot of knowledge like star movement parterns, black hole, Bode's Law, and even the asteroid belt in a lot of science fiction movies.
In conclusion, it is not true to claim that people only need to watch movies that give some lessons about real life. Learning important lessons about life is just one benefit of watching movies, indeed the benefit of watching movies goes far beyond that since we also consume movies for leisure and knowledge.