100 Questions about Movies for the ESL Classroom

Movies are one of the most popular ways to spend a night in with friends or family. They provide an escape from reality for two hours and make us feel like anything is possible.

In addition, there are many types of movies that appeal to different people such as action, romance, comedy and more!

So get your popcorn because this blog post has all questions about movies that you ever need to have a great classroom conversation.

How to Use These Conversation Questions

Basically, all you have to do is printing these questions and giving one or two questions to your students.

You don’t have to read and answer every question to feel that you accomplish your goal.

Just ask one student to read the first question and then let the conversation move from there

Questions about Movies

These are some great discussion questions about movies.

They have been divided in 10-question sets to make it easy for you to go through them

Remember that students can make follow-up question if there is genuine interest to know more about the answer a classmate gave.

Questions about Movies: Part A

This is the first set of questions about movies

  1. Who is your favorite actor /actress? Can you talk to me a little bit about his /her movies?
  2. What’s your favorite movie? What’s your favorite movie genre?
  3. Do you watch movies on Netflix? What do you think about some Netflix Originals?
  4. How often do you watch movies?
  5. What’s better for you? Going to the theaters or streaming a movie at home?
  6. When was the last time you went to the movie theaters?
  7. Do you usually watch movie in illegal sites?
  8. Do you think a  movie app subscription is better than a cable subscription?
  9. Have  you ever watched independent films.

Questions about Movies: Part B

This is the second set of questions about movies

  1. What do you think about superhero movies?
  2. Which movies are better, DC or Marvel movies?
  3. Do you prefer to watch movies alone or with friends and family?
  4. In your opinion, what’s the scariest film ever?
  5. What’s the best comedy movie of all time?
  6. What’s the best horror film of all time?
  7. Do you watch award ceremonies such as the Oscar?
  8. Have you ever attended  to a Film Festival? 
  9. What movie star would you like to meet?
  10. Have you ever watched a movie more than three times?

Questions about Movies: Part C

This is the third set of questions about movies

  1. Have you ever watched the Exorcist?
  2. Have you ever watched any of the Tarantino Films?
  3. When was the last time you watched a movie? Tell a little about that film?
  4. Do you ever watch documentaries?
  5. Have you ever cried during a film?
  6. Do you buy DVD’s or download movies?
  7. What kinds of films do you not like to watch?
  8. Do you prefer fiction or non-fiction films?
  9. What popular film do you think it is a complete waste of  time?

Questions about Movies: Part D

This is the fourth set of questions about movies

  1. What do you think about Hollywood Films?
  2. What’s the most disturbing movie you have ever watched?
  3. Do you think there is too much violence in movies?
  4. Would you like to be an actor?  Why / Why not?
  5. What movie do you really hate? Why do you hate it?
  6. How much does it cost to see a movie in your country?
  7. Do you think that films can be educational?
  8. Who’s your favorite director?
  9. Can you give us three film recommendations?
  10. Which do you prefer to watch movies or to read books?

Questions about Movies: Part E

This is the fifth set of questions about movies

Streaming apps are very popular these days, check some interesting questions about movies and streaming apps

  1. What streaming apps are you currently subscribed to?
  2. What streaming apps have you used in the past?
  3. Do you recommend being subscribed to more than one streaming app?
  4. What streaming platform have the best movies?
  5. What’s the most expensive streaming app?
  6. What do you like and dislike about Netflix?
  7. What do you like and dislike about Amazon video?
  8. What do you like and dislike about HBOMax?
  9. Do you think that people are willing to pay for subscriptions?
  10. What do you think about movie applications such as Netflix?

Going to the Movies : Part F

These are some questions about going to the movies

  1. Do you usually go to the movies?
  2. Why do you like going to the movies?
  3. Why don’t go to the movies that often?
  4. When was the last time you went to the movies?
  5. What movie did you watch the last time you went to the movies?
  6. Do you buy popcorn when you watch a film on a theater?
  7. Who do you usually go to the movies with?
  8. What type of movies do you usually watch on the theater?

Questions about Movies: Part G

These are some questions about the best movies of all time

  1. What’s the scariest movie of all times?
  2. Who do you consider the best actor is?
  3. Who do you consider the best actress is?
  4. What actions movies do you recommend?
  5. What romantic films do you usually recommend?
  6. What’s the best trilogy?
  7. What are the best Netflix originals?
  8. What are the best HBO originals?
  9. What’s the worst horror movie that you have ever watched?
  10. What’s the worst superhero movie that you have ever watched?

Have you watched any of these Movies?

These are some of my favorite movies, you can try using this list as a reference or create your own

Reservoir DogsMemento
The Dark NightEternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Taxi DriverThe Usual Suspects
Saving Private RyanThe Matrix
Fight ClubThe Shining
A Clockwork OrangeAmerican Beauty
GoodfellasSchindler’s List
Pulp FictionThe Shawshank Redemption
The GodfatherBack to the Future


There are movies for everyone, and I hope you take some time off to watch a good film every now and then. Whether it’s the latest blockbuster or an old favorite from your childhood, there is always something that can be watched on TV or at home when we have some time off.

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Manuel Campos, English Professor

Manuel Campos

I am Jose Manuel, English professor and creator of EnglishPost.org, a blog whose mission is to share lessons for those who want to learn and improve their English