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26 Interesting Film Discussion Questions.

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Sometimes talking about a movie can be even more interesting than the movie itself. For example, you can discuss the film with your partner, with friends or relatives, with a child (according to age), with colleagues, etc. It helps to understand oneself better, get ideas for self-reflection, share feelings with loved ones, and make relationships more profound and robust.

Here are some ideas for discussion. First, it shouldn’t be an interrogation. It is not a list of questions to be asked in strict order. 

These are just ideas that can be developed and applied according to the circumstances (a genre of the film, the person with whom the discussion is taking place, etc.). 

Such as I use these questions whenever I can`t stop thinking about movie. It means there is something essential for me, and I want to analyze it. In addition, I have an excellent article about why do I feel sad when a tv show ends. And film discussion questions could help you with tv shows sadness too.

You can use these questions for journaling after watching an excellent movie. Also, it can help you chat up on a date or warm up an evening with your family. Or you can host a movie night with friends and discuss the movie later; it will be a lot of fun for movie lovers! 

Let me also remind you that it is essential to respect each other opinions, even if it does not strongly coincide with your own. So don’t turn the discussion into a fight.

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26 fun questions to ask about movies.

1Is it a really good movie?

2. What is this movie about for you?

3. What do you want to say after watching this picture?

4. What can you say about a specific character in the film (about the main character, about the character most pleasant to you)?

5. What can you say about the specific situation in the movie?

6. What phrase from the film impressed you the most?

7. What episode from the film impressed you the most?

8. Have there been similar situations in your life?

9. How can this picture help you in a particular situation in your life?

10. What thoughts did you have while watching the movie?

11. What moments in the film have impressed you the most? Perhaps it somehow relates to you or evokes some associations? Did you get insight?

12. Which characters did you like more, did not like, caused surprise or misunderstanding? What exactly?

13. Which of the heroes is similar to you?

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14. What role would you like to play in this film? Why?

15. What heroes’ actions caused your misunderstanding, disagreement, or approval? What else could the hero have done? And how could you have acted in this situation? How would the film have changed if the hero had acted differently?

16. If you could ask the characters something, what questions would you ask them?

17. What other endings could the film have?

18. In your opinion, what did the author want to convey with this film? Perhaps you see some of your sense in this film?

19. What title would you give this film? Why?

20. Did you like the music, lighting, special effects, setting, set, costumes, etc.?

21. Would you like to watch it again sometime?

22. What did you learn from this movie? What was surprising, or unexpected for you? What is the most important thing you take for yourself after watching?

23. What did you like in this movie to goosebumps? 

24. What will happen to the film’s heroes in 10 years, in 20 years?

25. Will you recommend this movie to your friends? Why?

26. How does the film relate to reality? With your life? 


I hope you liked these excellent film discussion questions.

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    Fransic verso
    January 25, 2023 at 11:58 am

    Great questions and definitely help to discuss a movie. Me and my cousin love to do this all the time.

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    Whitney Stewart
    January 26, 2023 at 12:56 pm

    I love going into in-depth discussions about things, especially movies! There’s no boring ‘I liked this movie because…’ stuff in here; THOSE are the group discussions I enjoy with other people. Thank you so much for sharing these!

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    Kelly Bolen
    January 26, 2023 at 6:24 pm

    These are wonderful questions! And such good conversation starters! My current movie of choice is Top Gun Maverick! LOL

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    January 26, 2023 at 8:15 pm

    Fun ideas for discussing films. This brings me back to one of my favorite college courses on the topic.

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    January 26, 2023 at 9:59 pm

    These are excellent questions for film discussion. I am watching The Broken Hearts Gallery while I work out, and it’s a great flick.

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    Alita Pacio
    January 27, 2023 at 6:16 am

    Interesting. These are good review questions to ask my students.

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    January 27, 2023 at 6:22 am

    These are very interesting questions! Really allows you to digest the film’s content even better.

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    Vanessa Palma
    January 27, 2023 at 7:59 am

    Thank you so much for these! I’m always at a loss when discussing movies so these are just perfection!

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    Patricia Chamberlain
    January 27, 2023 at 11:12 am

    I love all these questions! They make having a discussion about a film so much easier! I am working with my daughter on her comprehension skills, so I will use a few of these after we watch a movie to help her think more about what she watched.

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    Luna S
    January 27, 2023 at 1:31 pm

    Great starter questions, I always enjoy discussing movies with my husband after we watch them.

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    January 28, 2023 at 5:08 am

    I love these Questions and ideas. You could get to know who is the comedian and psychopath in your friends by asking them these questions. Hahaha

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    Rose Ann Sales
    January 28, 2023 at 8:57 am

    I really love all of these questions. My husband sometimes asked me a question about the movie or film that we watch it helps me to understand more what was the film is all about.

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    January 28, 2023 at 11:53 am

    These are all really good questions to get a discussion going about a film(s). I am about to watch a horror with my daughter. I hope it doesn’t relate to my life lol.

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    January 28, 2023 at 11:57 am

    These are great questions. My favorite is number 14 and 19. There are many times that we actually try to come up with our own titles for the film. Anyway, I am bookmarking this post for future reference.

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    Ntensibe Edgar
    January 28, 2023 at 1:18 pm

    Nnniiicccceeeeee….questions 25 and 26 have really caught my attention! I would ask those two, in a heartbeat!

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    Monidipa Dutta
    January 31, 2023 at 1:38 pm

    Your questions are too good as they caught my attention. These points are worth discussing with any movie lover friend of mine.

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