Movies are one of the most popular forms of entertainment and have enjoyed tremendous popularity over the years. A movie, also known as a video, motion picture or video, is a piece of visual art used to depict stories, experiences, emotions, sights, beauty, or other atmosphere through the utilisation of moving pictures. The word ‘movies’ is derived from the word vidya, which translates directly to mean “a picture”. Movie rental companies make their movies available to consumers on demand from a selected number of DVD quality video rental shops. VHS was the earliest form of movie recording, followed by digital video recording systems and Betamax, before DVD systems gained widespread popularity in the late eighties.
Examples of modern movies can be loosely classified into five ‘mature’ movie genres, which are comedy, fantasy, science fiction, thriller, and horror. The comedy genre features a mixture of classic examples of funny scripts, and modern touch-me-down style hybrids that are still considered highly funny by viewers. Fantasy films are fantasy thrillers with an ensemble cast, interspersed with mythical creatures, magic, and other supernatural elements. Horror movies involve anything from ghost stories to blood spattered action sequences and are common amongst the horror genre.
Film critics and film lovers enjoy the consensus of opinions regarding each movie that leaves an impression on their minds. Although there is no consensus regarding the best or most favorite films, there are common themes among the best-known and most financially successful films. Overall, viewers of movies appreciate messages that are provided to them regarding social issues, societal problems, and issues of importance to them such as peace, world peace, animal rights, and the like. These messages have had a profound influence on the attitudes toward social issues that are prevalent in today’s society. In turn, the impact of these messages has left an everlasting impression on audiences worldwide.