ESL Discussion Questions on 'Movies'

🎬 Lessons we’ve made about this topic:
– The Language of Movies
– How to Watch TV Shows Without Subtitles

A2 Level (Elementary)

  1. What is your favorite movie?
  2. Who is your favorite movie actor?
  3. What movies make you happy?
  4. Can you name a famous movie?
  5. What do you eat when watching movies?
  6. Do you prefer comedy or action movies?
  7. What colors are in your favorite movie?
  8. How often do you watch movies?
  9. Where do you watch movies?
  10. Can you describe a movie character?
  11. What sounds are in movies?
  12. Do you watch movies in English?
  13. What is a cartoon?
  14. Who goes to the cinema with you?
  15. What movie made you laugh?
  16. Are movies real or make-believe?
  17. What is your favorite movie scene?
  18. What is a movie ticket?
  19. Can movies be scary?
  20. What did you learn from a movie?

B1 Level (Intermediate)

  1. Discuss a movie that had an impact on you.
  2. How do movies from different countries differ?
  3. What do you think about movie special effects?
  4. Share a memory of going to the cinema.
  5. How do movies reflect culture?
  6. What makes a movie great?
  7. Who is your favorite movie director?
  8. What is the role of music in movies?
  9. How have movies changed over time?
  10. What is a movie genre you dislike? Why?
  11. How do you choose which movies to watch?
  12. What is a film festival?
  13. How do movies influence society?
  14. Have you ever seen a movie based on a book?
  15. What is a documentary?
  16. Discuss the representation of women in movies.
  17. What are the challenges of making a movie?
  18. How do subtitles help in understanding foreign movies?
  19. What makes a movie character memorable?
  20. How do movies portray history?

B2 Level (Upper-Intermediate)

  1. Analyze the themes of a recent movie you saw.
  2. Debate the impact of Hollywood on global cinema.
  3. How do movies address social issues?
  4. Discuss the evolution of a movie genre.
  5. Analyze the role of cinematography in storytelling.
  6. How do movies shape our perceptions of reality?
  7. Discuss the portrayal of minorities in movies.
  8. How has streaming affected the movie industry?
  9. What is the role of a movie critic?
  10. How do movies balance art and entertainment?
  11. Discuss the ethical implications of biopics.
  12. How do movies use symbolism?
  13. Analyze the portrayal of technology in science fiction movies.
  14. Discuss the importance of screenwriting in movies.
  15. How do movies influence fashion trends?
  16. What is the future of movie theaters?
  17. Discuss the concept of an antihero in movies.
  18. How do movies explore psychological themes?
  19. What are the challenges of adapting literature into movies?
  20. Discuss the role of product placement in movies.

C1 Level (Advanced)

  1. Critique the narrative structure of a complex movie.
  2. Analyze the cultural impact of a landmark movie.
  3. Discuss the intersection of politics and cinema.
  4. Evaluate the influence of independent films vs. mainstream cinema.
  5. Analyze the portrayal of ethical dilemmas in movies.
  6. Discuss the representation of historical events in cinema.
  7. Evaluate the role of propaganda in film.
  8. Analyze the treatment of existential themes in movies.
  9. Critique the portrayal of mental health in cinema.
  10. Explore the evolution of gender roles in movies.

C2 Level (Proficiency)

  1. Debate the role of cinema in shaping national identity.
  2. Analyze the philosophical implications of a film’s narrative.
  3. Critically assess the impact of digital effects on filmmaking.
  4. Discuss the representation of power dynamics in movies.
  5. Analyze the influence of global issues on film narratives.
  6. Critique the role of censorship in the film industry.
  7. Explore the concept of realism in cinema.
  8. Analyze the impact of cultural globalization on movie themes.
  9. Debate the ethical considerations in documentary filmmaking.
  10. Examine the role of movies in cultural diplomacy.