Movies – Conversational Questions

Conversational Questions About Movies

Here is a list of questions that can be used in your English lessons, regarding one of the most popular subjects for most people and one that is usually a very easy one for people to speak about… “Movies”.

Obviously, this is not a complete list, but feel free to use it, add to it, or print it out, turn it into a movie-script and make a million bucks!  (Just make sure to send some back my way.)  😉


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  • Do enjoy watching movies?
  • How often do you go to movies?
  • What is your all-time favorite movie?  Why?
  • What is the worst movie you ever saw?  Why?
  • What is your favorite genre of movie?  Why?
  • What is your least favorite genre?  Why?
  • What other genres of movies do you like?
    • What is your favorite movie in each genre?
  • Do you usually watch movies at home or at a movie theater?  Which do you prefer?
  • Have you ever seen the same movie more than once?
    • Which one(s)?
    • Why did you enjoy it so much?
    • Would you see it again?
  • Do you like movies that are based on books?
  • Do you ever read the book after watching the movie?
  • Do you ever watch the movie after reading the book?
  • What do you think of people who talk during movies at a movie theater?
  • Who is your favorite actor?
  • Who is your favorite actress?
  • Who’s your favorite director?
  • Which actor/actress/director do you think should be much more popular or respected?  Why?
  • Which actor/actress/director is over-rated?  Why?
    • Why or why not?
  • Would you like to be an actor/actress/director?
  • What movie star would you most like to meet?
  • What is the scariest movies you have ever seen?
  • What’s the funniest movie you have ever seen?
  • What’s the most romantic movie you have ever seen?
  • What is the most suspenseful movie you have ever seen?
  • What is the most boring movie you have ever seen?
  • What is the most confusing movie you have ever seen?
  • What is the longest movie you have ever seen?
  • What was the last movie you saw?
    • Was it good?
    • Who did you see it with?
    • Would you recommend it to a friend?
    • Would you see it again?
  • Which do you like better, action movies or comedy movies?  Why?
  •  How much does it cost to go to the cinema in your country?
  • What do you think about movies being an inspiration for technology?
  • Do you think movies with lots of violence are a bad influence on children?
  • Which do you prefer, to watch movies or to read books?
  • Do you have a favorite movie soundtrack?
  • Who is your favorite movie hero?
  • What do you think about comic books movies?
    • Do you have a favorite?
  • Do you ever cry at movies?
  • Can you remember the name of the first movie you saw that made you cry?
  • Do you prefer comedy movies or horror movies?
  • Have you ever watched a movie that you disliked more than once?
  • Have you ever seen a movie in another country?
    • What movie was it?
    • Was it different than watching a movie in your country?
    • Describe the experience.
  • What movie ratings are enforced in your country?
  • What does it mean if a movie “bombs”?
  • Are movie trailers common at the cinema in your country?
  • Do you prefer foreign films that are dubbed into your language or do you prefer subtitles?
  • Does your country have a movie industry?
  • Do you think there should be more movies made in your country?
  • What was the most shocking thing you have ever seen in a movie?
  • What is something that you have never seen happen in a movie?
  • What is your favorite movie theme?
  • What themes do you think are over-done?
  • Do you have a “celebrity crush”.
  • If your celebrity crush fell in love with you, would you divorce your spouse or break up with your boyfriend/girlfriend?
  • Which movie celebrity would you like to have for a best friend?
  • How often would you go to the movie theater if you always had free tickets?
  • If they made a movie about your life, what kind of movie would it be?
  • Which actor or actress would be you in a movie about your life?
  • Would you have a problem with your children becoming actors or actresses?
  • Would you like to be in a movie?
  • How do you feel about sex in movies?
  • How do you feel about violence in movies?
  • Why do some people become famous and others don’t?
  • Would you rather be in a movie, or be given $500.000?
  • Have you ever fallen asleep during a film?
    • Which one was it?
  • Do you choose a film for the plot, the story or the actors?  Why?
  • Are there any kinds of movies that you think should not be made?  Why or Why not?
  • Should young children be allowed to watch horror movies?
  • Would it be a problem if your sweetheart became famous but you didn’t?
  • Which actor or actress would be you in a movie about your life?

Informational Disclaimer

(As stated above…)

This is by no means a complete list…

The items on this list are a combination of ideas compiled from many sources, including my own personal experience and inspiration. These are basic questions that anyone with enough time and brainpower can think of.

Therefore, I do not claim ownership of these ideas, nor do I believe that anyone else can either. I merely took the time to compile, arrange, and present the information.

If this list looks similar to any others on the internet or in a text-book, it is because these are good ideas for a conversational class on this particular topic, and these questions can be found in numerous different places. The reason that they appear here is because I have compiled this list for my own personal use and have also made it available for anyone else who may find it useful in their studies or teaching practice.

Information used for educational purposes should be free for ALL, for the sake of education, and the overall advancement of Human-Kind. It is in this same light, that I invite anyone who wishes – to copy, cut, paste, and otherwise use this page for their own educational or instructional needs…

…There is nothing new under the sun…

(None can claim ownership…  All are rightful heirs of knowledge.)

Have An Excellent Day!


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