Why People Watch War Movies?

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Is it Just an Attraction towards Violence?

A large portion of film lovers like to watch war movies. Some people think that people love war movies because they want to see violence. Although this is true to some extent, there are some other reasons which attracts the people to the movies based on wars.

War movie lovers would not like to watch the war movies which are full of violence but lacking a strong story and better direction.

I just took a sample survey of people who like to watch war movies. Here is a short list of the things which attracts them to watch such movies:

1. Management of the battle, planning, implementation, team work and finally achieving the goal

2. Adventure: People like to watch adventure and war movies fulfill their wish.

3. Patriotism: War movies are based on wars between nations, people like their soldiers fighting war.

4. Military Life: Military Life is attractive for many movie watchers.

5. History: War movies based on true stories give some historical facts, viewers like to watch them on screen.

6. Anti enemy sentiments: People who hate the enemy country become happy to see the enemy losing in the war.

7. War Machinery: War films exhibit war machinery like Tanks, Planes, Missiles etc, viewers like to see it.

8. War Scenes: War scenes in war films are thrilling, viewers experience them without taking part in wars.

9. Action: The most important thing the viewers like to watch.

10. Direction, Acting, Photography, Music and related things

-Mahavir Sanglikar


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jainismus 4 years ago from Pune, India Author

You are absolutely right, thank you for sharing your views.


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rjbatty 4 years ago from Irvine

This is a terrific subject for a Hub. Smart thinking. I would add that there is another reason why people watch war films. War films depict individuals at their very best (and their very worst). Because war films are so intense, we learn something about the basic character of man and thus ourselves. Watching a war film is like a lesson in psychology without the lecture.


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jainismus 5 years ago from Pune, India Author

Yes, you are right.


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parentsreview 5 years ago from Lansdowne, PA

I agree with you, war movies are drastically different from plain action movies. But one thing that I've always considered when I watch them is a sense of duty, and heroicism in the fact that kids fighting and dying in war are not superhuman, but average human beings doing their best under the worst situations. The best war movies show the weaknesses of soldiers as they push through to victory. Good list, and another great hub!


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The Specialist 5 years ago

Interesting list about what attracts someone to watch war movies. I like war movies myself but I never considered why. Seeing the list I think that I watch them predominantly for reason 1. A good credible story is a must for me too.

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