What are the most important elements of a movie? The most important element that makes a film great is indeed the script of that film, which is the soul of the film
5 Movie Feature That Make You Love the Movie
When you think of your favourite movie, what was it about the film that made it good? Was it the beautiful script and how the plot unfolded? Was it the characters and your connection with them? Was it how the movie made you feel during and after watching it?
We would venture a guess that it was all of the above. There are certain elements of a movie that when combined into a film, make it really good. Across all genres, from comedies to dramas, these five elements of film, when done well, make a movie unforgettable.
The 5 Most Popular Movie Features
The following film elements list when combined into a movie, can make that movie great. If these five elements touch you in some way, they will make you think and feel something about the film for days and weeks (perhaps years) to come.
Otherwise known as the plot of the film, the story of the film needs to be simple and powerful enough to grab the viewer. Whether it be creating joy in your heart, sadness or maybe even fear, a good storyline is the first and most essential element of a good movie.
If the story is a film’s foundation, then the characters are its walls. Relatable, real characters (that display a range of human traits like kindness, vulnerability, evil, weakness etc) are a key element to the storytelling of any film. Good characters also make you feel something for them, good or bad.
The visuals of a film are another key element to good movie making. The cinematography is a visual way of representing the look and feel of what the director wants to evoke in his/her audience. The visuals of a film can also make us feel something, whether it be beauty, sadness, claustrophobia or freedom.
The soundtrack of a good movie is often what many of us will remember for a lifetime, perhaps even when our memory of the rest of the film has faded. We’ll take a bet that your favourite movie also includes some of your favourite music. Music evokes emotions in us, and when combined together with elements of a good screenplay, great acting and beautiful cinematography, you’ve got the recipe for an unforgettable film.
There is no one way to finish a film, and that’s what makes it one of the most important film elements. Some films end abruptly, leaving you with questions. Some films end in dire sadness and others finish off with a happy ending. No matter how the director chooses to end his/her film, it ideally needs to wrap up the story in one way or another.
Movie Features That Make You Love Your Favourite Movie
We’ve discussed the most important elements of a good film, but there are also a few important features that every film should have, in order to turn it into one of your favourite movies of all time;
- A movie should make you feel something; anything. Be it joy, sadness, anger, redemption, understanding, vindication, vulnerability and much more.
- A movie should make you think. Whether it’s to question something in your own life, or something that is happening in the world. Whether it’s to question why a character did something or why something happened the way it did. A great film often stays with you for weeks afterwards, and makes you think each and every time you watch it too.
- A great movie needs to be unforgettable. Not necessarily in a good way either, it can be so haunting or disturbing that it makes you think about how it could have happened at all. Or it can be a movie that uplifts you and makes you want to watch it time and again.
When you combine the five elements of good filmmaking with the emotions that these films evoke in you, you’ve got yourself a great, unforgettable movie that is guaranteed to be on your ‘favourites’ list for the rest of your life.
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What are the main features of a film?
Plot, characters, cinematography, sound, and a good ending are the five key features of a good film. Read the blog above to find out more about each.
What are the elements of a good movie?
When you combine a good story, with real characters, beautiful visuals and a thoughtful ending, you’ve got the recipe for a good movie. Combine that with creating emotions in the viewer and you’ve got an even better one.