Would you prefer to watch a movie alone or with company?

Philippines
August 13, 2009 10:09am CST
When I watch my favorite movie, I'll watch it all by myself. I don't want any company, because I want to enjoy the movie. I don't like other people bugging me or asking something while watching movie. But when I watch a scary film, I'll invite my friends or anybody to accompany my watching. How about you? How often you watch movie with your friends, or family or love-ones? Do you like having them around, or you just simply don't care?
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• United States
14 Aug 09
Doing fun stuff like watching a movie is always better with company. If you're watching a funny movie you can't enjoy it as much alone because it feels weird to laugh by yourself. Its true that you have to pick who you watch it with. Cause if it's someone who talks the whole time during the movie and asks dumb questions I'd rather watch it by myself.
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• Philippines
14 Aug 09
Some other people don't really like having company. Other feel happy watching all by themselves. So it actually depends on the person. Oh, you haven't tried watching funny movie all by yourself? I've done it couple of time before and its great. have a great weekends!
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• China
14 Aug 09
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• Philippines
14 Aug 09
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• China
15 Aug 09
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@jcj_111776 (3221)
• Philippines
14 Aug 09
Lately, I've been watching home movies with my aunt. Especially the horror ones. But fortunately, she's not the type who asks so many questions. She does ask a couple of times, but that's that. We both love horror movies and it's really fun watching those movies with her. Like last night, we watched this reality show that is on exploring haunted places. The people who were featured on that episode were really funny. They were scared as they explored the entire area looking for clues...but they were alone and it was really, really dark. My aunt and I had a great time watching that show. But I do have another aunt who's the exact opposite of her. Now, this another aunt will start asking question from the start of the movie until it finishes. She just never stops! Most of the time, we try to answer more than a couple of her questions. But way beyond that, we just tell her to just sit back, relax and watch in silence!
• Philippines
14 Aug 09
Well, your not alone. I do have a sister who's completely the same with your aunt. She never stops asking me questions while watching, and sometimes I do stop the movie and ask her if she likes to talk or watch the movie.LOL By the way what's the name of the reality show that you've mentioned, about exploring haunted houses, because one of my friends do like watching those kind of themes? Keep watching movie with your aunts. Have a great day!
• Philippines
27 Aug 09
Hello again. Sorry for my late response. I checked your profile and you're a fellow kababayan!The reality show I was talking about is hosted by Jomari Yllana on Channel 5. If the TV Network haven't changed it's airing time, it's shown every Thursday night. Around 8:00 if I'm not mistaken. [/b]sometimes I do stop the movie and ask her if she likes to talk or watch the movie.LOL [b]That is funny!Hmmm... I think I'd like to ask the very same thing to my other aunt.
@gunagohan (3415)
• India
14 Aug 09
well, i do watch movies all alone...i like to watch it alone.... i will concentrate on the movie when i am watching alone....if i am gonna get some friends around me, they will be shouting, making comments, so i could not see the movie properly..even horror films, i do watch all alone..i wanna experience the horror scray effect all alone.. happy top respond.. happy mylotting...
• Philippines
14 Aug 09
Thank you very much gunagohan:-) Watching scary movie alone?, oh, I haven't tried it ever since. I only watch it with someone, because I need some destruction. Horror movie seems real especially if you watch it on cinema. You must be very brave:-) Have a great day!
@gunagohan (3415)
• India
14 Aug 09
i am a movie freak.... i love watching horror films all alone...
@caraj444 (1080)
• Canada
13 Aug 09
i do like to watch movies with people but only certain people as i agree with you it is annoying when people talk through a movie, i like having someone there though because it drives me crazy when i watch a really good movie alone and then none of my friends have seen it and you have noone to discuss it with! And scary movies should always be watched with someone and dont really require people to be silent either, i havent seen a scary movie in a long time that actually required thinking to follow it!
• Philippines
14 Aug 09
Me, either haven't had time to watch scary movie lately. Actually when I've watched a real nice movie, I often give a copy or lend it to my friends so they could watched it. And so we can talk and discuss about it after.
@cwong77 (2011)
• Malaysia
14 Aug 09
Me too.. I like movies with friends, or even my love ones.. and I am not those that can handle horror or scary movie very well, therefore I will prefer to watch that in my own leisure.. and those that too much during movies in cinema... I sure give them a Ssshhhh...
@Elaine77 (315)
• China
17 Aug 09
hi there, I dont mind watch a movie by myself, as I dont always that in common with my friends, they have different opinion on choosing a movie with me, and I always watch a movie when both of us are interested on the very movie. Good day.
• Philippines
17 Aug 09
Hello Elaine, Well, it's always been good watching movies with friends. Even though you have different preferences, but the great thing is having company and sharing thoughts and opinions. have a great day!
@happy6162 (3011)
• United States
15 Aug 09
I do not mine watching movies with family and friends as long as they do not keep talking while the movie is on. My family and friends know that if they want to talk then they need to go into another room when the movie comes back on or if the dvd is playing.
• Philippines
15 Aug 09
Good for you that your family and friends know their place. 'cause my family and friends are completely annoying when I watch with them, It often it up with discussions and good for nothing chit chat.LOL Anyways, enjoy your weekends!
@coffeegurl (1471)
• United States
14 Aug 09
Well, my bf does this annoying thing, and after 7yrs, he still does it, even though he knows i hate it. He will IMDB a movie while watching it because he recognizes a 2-bit actor/actress and wants to know if they also starred in some god-aweful show from the 60's, or was it the 70's, or "weren't they also on "gunsmoke." It's so freakin' annoying. Yet, he STIll won't stop. It's like a disease. Instead of having IBS, he has a serious case of IMDB. Well, maybe that, too. What's really annoying is his absolute "certainty" that he knows who that particular actor/actress is, until I tell him that they don't even look like who he's talking about. And he does all this, while I'm trying to watch the bloody movie. No, I'm not British, I just like to say, "bloody." Specially when I'm really pissed. Although a sweet English stripper friend of mine from a few yrs back(wonder if she's still on the pole...?) let me know that in her country "pissed" means drunk. O, and if he's not IMDB-ing, he is playing World of warcraft simultaneously "watching" the movie; even if it's a subtitled film. It almost defeats the purpose.
• Philippines
15 Aug 09
Well, your boyfriend may have some real issues, why he's doing like that. Or perhaps he just want to prove something to you. I guess the best thing you can do, is talk to him, and go into deep, you know as much as possible understand his ways, what makes him acting like that, so addicted on doing IMDB. And so maybe you'll get what he's doing and not really be so irritated. That makes a relationship harmonious. Anyways, enjoy your weekends!
• United States
14 Aug 09
Either way is good for me. I used to watch movies on the big screens alone before. But now, I watch it with my husband most of the time especially scary ones. There were a few instances when I was with friends.
• Philippines
14 Aug 09
Most of us can't stand watching horror movie all by ourselves. Good for you that you have your husband who makes you feel secure watching scary movie. Anyways, have a great weekends!
• China
14 Aug 09
It all depends. Sometimes I like watching movies alone because I want to enjoy movies quietly, and sometimes I prefer watching movies with somebody else because I'd like to share with them. Maybe it is related to your mood. Sometimes you are probably like to be with others but sometimes not.
• Philippines
14 Aug 09
Yeah, sharing ideas and opinions with somebody about the movies was always been good. I agree with you, our mood does make a difference when it comes to either having company and the type of movie to watch. Enjoy your weekends!
@vampy74 (22)
• United States
14 Aug 09
I dont mind others watching with me as long as they dont talk through the whole movie. As far as scary movies I love them. I think the scary movies nowadays are much better. You never really know what to expect from them. It does not bother me to watch them alone.
• Philippines
14 Aug 09
Hello vampy74, Definitely lot of us here doesn't like irritating people to keep us company while watching. Well, I am not really into horror movies. I actually admire those people who have the courage to watch horror films, like you. I agree with you, nowadays scary movies seems more real and very much scary. Anyways, have a great weekends!
@sblossom (2170)
14 Aug 09
Basically I don’t mind going by myself or go with somebody. Here I usually go to cinema with my husband although he does not totally want to go cinema, he more likes to stay home for his football. I realised he’s busy with his work during the weekdays and on weekends he needs break. So now I don’t push him to go cinema with me anymore. I watched Harry Potter 6 by myself in an afternoon of weekdays. I walked there and walked back. I took exercise and had entertainment.
• Philippines
14 Aug 09
How about watching movie at home? It may not be like in the big scree, but its more comfortable and relaxing. And you can save time, then after that you can watch with your husband on his football. You can have both great time, and its good bonding. Happy Potter is a brilliant film, though I have only watch it 'til 4. have a great weekends!
• Malaysia
14 Aug 09
I think I don't mind having any company or not,because I don't think they will disturb my attention. My focus will only be on the movie itself. But having a company who would enjoy the movie together is very nice too.
• Philippines
14 Aug 09
Hello leen_shihai, Good for you that having company doesn't disturb. You must be good in concentration. Actually, based on my responses you're the only one who aren't get destructed. You can invite some of my friends who's totally annoying, 'cause I don't like them to stay with me over weekends.LOL Enjoy your weekends!
@sagnik42 (3599)
• India
14 Aug 09
I watch atleast one movie everyday. Mostly I watch movie on my computer. I like to watch movie alone at home, especially the intellectual ones. Now when I go to a theater I always make sure I have company. Usually when I go out to a theater I watch mostly commercial films, meaning those with a little bit of everything. They are mostly action movies. I will give you a list of movies I have watched in theater recently.They are THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON,TERMINATOR SALVATION,TRANSFORMERS 2 and THE HALF BLOOD PRINCE. Movies I have watched at home recently are FIGHT CLUB, SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION, SCHINDLER"S LIST
• Philippines
14 Aug 09
Hello sagnik, Thank you for sharing your list of movies. Actually ,I haven't yet seen some of those movies. Lately I didn't have much time watching movies, maybe this weekend. Good for you that you'd able to watch movie everyday. Enjoy watching and have a great weekends!
@23uday (2998)
• India
14 Aug 09
Hi friend I like watching movies with friends or myself.It depends on my mood i will watch a movie with myself in my computer.When i am watching a movie i don't like disturbing me.When my friends came to my home i will watch a movie with them in my computer like comedy,action,horror,suspenses,thriller,etc have a great day.
• Philippines
14 Aug 09
Hi 23uday, Well, who does like to be disturb while watching favorite movie. It's nice that you have a variety of likes in movies. You didn't have any problem selecting a particular genre to watch. Have a great day as well, and enjoy your weekends!
@robert19ph (4586)
• Philippines
14 Aug 09
hello careguarden, Since I'm already a family man, I would prefer to watch movie with the whole family. That way, I will enjoy more. Than watching alone and then my mind is thinking about them. Is the best thing for after watching we can do some other things like malling and eating. Have some quality time with them and a good bonding as well.
• Philippines
14 Aug 09
Hi Robert, You've done a great job. They're lucky to have you as a father and as a husband to your wife. Spending time with your family is one of the best way to invest your life. Yeah, watching movie with them does help to strengthen your relationship with your family. Have a great weekends!
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@shimanaja (495)
• Indonesia
14 Aug 09
Sometimes i prefer to watch a movie alone.Once i couldnt sleep, and i decided to watch the movie alone, i was enjoy it very much. But sometimes i prefer to watch the movie with my fam. It depends on the situation.
• Philippines
14 Aug 09
I do the same with you. Sometimes when I find it hard to sleep, I do watch my favorite movie, and helps me a lot. Thanks for sharing. have a great weekends!
• Philippines
14 Aug 09
I believe that watching a movie is a social experience. hence, i'd like watching it with someone or large group of people, especially when in the cinemas. that way, i can share viewpoints and opinions about the movie soon after watching it.
• Philippines
14 Aug 09
Yeah, your right. You'll able hear and learn other peoples opinion and point of view, if you'll watch it with a group. And could help you to be a good critic. But if you watch movie simply to be happy and your not comfortable having other people around so its fine. have a great day!
• United States
14 Aug 09
Believe it or not, my favorite movies to watch alone are horror movies. I just love it! If I'm going to the theater, though, I like to have a good group of friends with me.
• Philippines
14 Aug 09
Oh, wow! aren't you scared? Didn't you have any nightmares? You must be an adventurous type of person.
@Nageli (8)
• China
14 Aug 09
I would like to watch a movie with company. In my view,something should be done by more than only one person.If not like that,we may lose more happiness. When more than one person do a happy thing,the happiness will be much happier.
• Philippines
14 Aug 09
Well, you've got your point. But others aren't happy having people around. So both of you may suffer and no happiness at all. It really depends on the person.