With remarkable progress of people’s living standard, watching movies seems to be a dispensable part of people’s lives, as movies not only entertain the viewers but also enlighten them. Some people claim that only movies that can teach us something about real life are worth watching. However, I regard this assertion as unfair and arbitrary, because there are at least 2 other kinds of movie that are also worth watching: comedy and scary movie. And my reasons and examples are given below.
Comedies are worth watching, for they give us a real good way to relax ourselves. It is because the only goal that the comedies try to achieve is to make people laugh and laughing is in fact proven by science to be one of best medicines to alleviate pressure, pain or depression. I still can remember when I was preparing for the college entrance examination--a make-or-break exam that even determines one’s future--the most enjoyable thing was to watch a Jim Carrey movie after a whole day’s hard work. Through those hilarious plots and exaggerating acting of Jim Carrey, my intense minds suddenly got relaxed.
Another kind of movies, scary movie, is also worth watching because it allows people to experience the excitement of horror under a safe circumstance. In most cases, people are pursuing happiness while avoiding risks, but human being’s nature of curiosity sometimes makes us want to experience those fearful feelings that we hate to have in real life. Though this kind of mind may be paradoxical, but it does exist sometimes. For example, almost every scary-movie lover enjoysthe moment when they breathed a sigh of relief at the end of the movie. Vicariously sharing the experience of others can be a kind of happiness.
Admittedly, people really benefit a lot from movies that can teach us something about real life. For instance, some movies teach us how to deal with relationship between family members, some teach us how to realize one’s American dreams by defeating difficulties one after another, and some great movies show us what is true love. Nevertheless, no matter how useful and meaningful these movie can be, it is still inappropriate to assert that they are the only ones worth watching.
In conclusion, it is absurd to believe that it is only worth watching movie that can teach us something about real life. As another 2 important movie genres, comedy and scary movie are