Top Ten Reasons Movies Are Better Than Books


The Top Ten

1 They Are More Intense

Yea movies are better than
Books everyone in my class love movies than books

True most of the time


Erm, hello. Special effects, movies are way more intense

2 They Have Special Effects

But while reading a book you can imagine what the scene looks like - Unnamed Google User Remade

Movies are better because they cut out all of the unnecessary stuff that are in books. Movies are way less time consuming which is another reason why I prefer movies to books.

They are perfect for a sleepover because who would want to read a book at a sleepover. That would be messed up and it wouldn't really be a sleepover!

#series of unfortunate events

3 You Have Easier Access to Them

Ever heard of a magical place called the library?


Netflix is 4 dollars a month for so many movies it’s 10 dollars for a book that has the same stuff

Yeah right. Most movies you have to pay for, while Books, you can easily borrow at the nearby Library. - Blight

4 It Doesn't Take as Long to Decide if You Want to Continue Watching it or Not

This frankly makes no sense to me. If you want to stop reading, you look at the page number, and you close the book. How is that harder, and more time-consuming, then finding the remote, pausing the movie, memorising what time it was at, then turning everything off? - AndieOfBooks

Because you never stop reading a book. It's too good for that. - Blight

It takes days to read a book but only a hour to two hours to watch a movie

5 They Are Easier to Understand

Real men read books - darthvadern

I both like books and movies. There I said it. - Userguy44

That's why you're smarter if you read, not if you watch. - Blight

If you can not understand a book, you are reading the wrong level. It would be like trying to read War and Peace, when you just barely started learning to form sentences. Reading is a skill that you develop, it is rare for it to just 'appear' and BOOM suddenly you can read! Build up your skill, then try reading the book again. - AndieOfBooks

6 You Don't Have to Try and Visualize The Story

Visualizing the story is the best part of a book, honestly in my experience people who read books have a broader imagination.

It's NOT harder to imagine in books. If a person finds it harder to visualize in books, then they don't have any imagination.

This is where imagination comes in. If you don't have such a thing, you're better off with the movies. - Blight

Visualising the story is awesome! Imagining the characters the way YOU want in the voice YOU want, not that the actors want!

7 They Don't Take up As Much Time

Yes but in a book, you can pause whenever you want (not that I advise it! ). And when you want to read again, you can re-read the last sentences to remind yourself. You can't precisely go back in a movie to "the last conversation" or "The last fight scene" In a book, all that is possible, and more. - AndieOfBooks

And your point is? - darthvadern

The best part is reading slowly and being excited about what jappens next.

8 They Are More Appealing


That is completely dependant on the person's individual taste. I believe that if you do not like reading, you are either reading the wrong book, or doing it wrong. - AndieOfBooks

I love going to a movie and having fun with friends and family. I can't exactly do that with a book.

Yup, movies more appealling then books, use your brain! Its funner to read than watch a movie

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9 You Can Be Any Age to Watch A Movie

Yeah sure, you can be six years old and watch Deadpool, that surely is allowed... - darthvadern

I am 9 yrs old, do you think I would watch an MA or R rated movie?
CERTAINLY NOT! What are you people's thinking in that tiny brain of yours


your mum

10 They Can Incorporate the Best of So Many Art Forms to Make a Masterpiece That Can't Be Reduced to Words Alone

Yes, but in a book, it is yours; no two people ever really read the same book. In a movie, yes, there is art, but authors master the art of words. This is what makes books so much better. The fact that someone can manipulate you thoughts and feeling with symbols on a page, is remarkable. - AndieOfBooks

Anything can be reduced to words. Or, rather, increased, to words. - Blight

The Newcomers

? Books May Have Deeper Context

The Contenders

11 Less Reading


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12 You Can Eat While Watching a Movie

This is false, and you know it. You can eat whenever, while doing whatever. Also, just eat before you read. Or eat after. There are scientists that have said that multi-tasking may be unhealthy... - AndieOfBooks

You can eat with books, I do it everyday...

And you can do that when reading too (even though I don't eat while reading)! - darthvadern

I eat while reading books

13 Books are Weird

Books are no where close to weird


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14 Movies Have Music and Books Don't

This is because both music and books deserve you full attention. In movies, you can barely keep track of what is happening, because you are trying to pay attention to multiple characters, the plot, the surroundings, and the music. In books, you can take it you speed. - AndieOfBooks

Both books and movies deserve your full attention. To separate a part of you brain to listen to music while reading is unacceptable. - AndieOfBooks

Innacurate. I read one Beast Quest book very recently and then this prison music wouldn't stop get out of my imagination. - darthvadern

15 Books are Sometimes Too Detailed and Just Go on and on About This One Little Thing Forever.

Both good and bad - darthvadern

Yes, if you're reading a realistic novel it is supposed to have lots of details.

You are reading the wrong books. Try Six of Crows, or The Way Of Kings, or Keeper Of The Lost Cities. I cannot say that some books are too detailed, but to judge the whole book species by one or two books you picked up, that you heart wasn't into reading, that is unacceptable! - AndieOfBooks


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16 Books are Just Dull Printed Words on Paper

And movies are just random people acting in random eviroments... - darthvadern

That's wright

What do you think scripts are?

17 Movies Have Better Connections

Depends on the person - darthvadern

With movies, you can usually have a better connection due to the fact that you can visualize it easier and the stroys they teel and things they say can trigger parts of your brain to remember your past and bring back memories. with a book, you are more focused so you might miss it.

18 If We Read Books, Our Eyes Becomes Dull and We Feel Sleepy

Well better than having your eyes itching - darthvadern

but why

19 They are Good for People with a Disability


People will say that they can just listen to audio books but what about the people withADHD

20 Books are a Waste of Paper

Think about how much resources movies can use and movies have scripts

That's why e-books exist - darthvadern

There is something called e-books

Save the enviromnet

21 Books Take Longer to Read

It's great, isn't it? It makes it more exciting and interesting because you can choose your own pace. - darthvadern

Books like "Harry Potter" takes you 3 to 4 weeks to finish while the movie takes you 3 to 4 hours to finish.

Stop wasting time reading a book just watch a movie for 2-3 then get back to work if you have any

22 You Don't Have to Flip the Page

Again, there's e-books - darthvadern

Hell yeah

23 You Can Watch a Movie with Your Family and Friends

That is so wright

It's an amazing social experience. With books, you only have to read them alone.

You can share the the moment with people, so that is nice!

24 You Use Your Brain to Read

That's good - darthvadern

25 Books Get Boring Once You've Read Them Over Again

Depends on the book. Beast Quest isn't like that. And some movies get boring when you watch them over and over again as well so... - darthvadern

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27 Books Can Get Lost

You can't exactly lose a T.V.

So can DVDs - darthvadern

28 Movies Can Take Longer to Create

So? - darthvadern

Most movies take between 10-14 months.

29 Books Make People Feel Bad Emotions

Unlike T.V.. Watch Bondage Game and Baku No Pico instead.

We just need to finish fireproofing houses so that firemen bird books at 451 degrees Fahrenheit.

30 Books are Less Exciting

Depends on the book. Fire and Fury is way more exciting than Zootopia - darthvadern

Yah! Right,!

31 Books Contain Lot of Pages but Movies Do Not

I love books and movies

32 Books Can Be Inappropriate

Like movies - darthvadern

Like Fifty Shades of Grey, Twilight, and Shrek.

33 Movies are Very Cool and Include 0% Paper and are a Great Family Activity

Already on the list - darthvadern


34 Movies are More Dramatic


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1. They Can Incorporate the Best of So Many Art Forms to Make a Masterpiece That Can't Be Reduced to Words Alone
2. They Are More Appealing
3. They Are Easier to Understand
1. They Are More Intense
2. They Have Special Effects
3. You Have Easier Access to Them


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