What Makes a Good Movie?


What makes a good movie can vary from person to person, but there are key elements that make movies memorable. Some of these include: The story, which is an engaging plot that grips the audience from the beginning. Whether based on real life or conjured up from the depths of the imagination, a good story has the power to captivate audiences and resonate long after the credits roll.

Often a good movie will have characters that are like people in the audience, and that can create empathy (feeling sympathy) for those characters. There are many genres of movies: dramas, comedies, romances, science fiction, sports and history. The most successful movies usually have a happy ending, in which all of the problems are solved and everyone lives happily ever after. These movies usually have a big budget and stars that the studios know will bring in the audiences.

Movies that have been successful will often get sequels (more of the same movie) or have the same actors in new movies. This can be due to the actors being very popular, or because the first movie was so successful that the studios want to see if they can repeat that success.

Movies are often considered to have their own language, with many techniques used to convey meaning. Some of these are: (1) Simultaneous sound (sound that is heard at the same time as the image it accompanies), (2) back and forth movement, (3) side lighting, (4) size diminution (showing objects that are farther away as smaller than those closer to the camera), and (5) symbolic meaning (significance revealed overtly through explicit language and other cues, or implicitly for the viewer to discover on analysis or reflection). These methods are used to communicate ideas and emotions to the audience in a way that words can’t.