Crime films are a treat for cinema lovers. Their twisted plots tastefully shot intense scenes, and interesting storylines always give chills down the spine....

Crime films are a treat for cinema lovers. Their twisted plots tastefully shot intense scenes, and interesting storylines always give chills down the spine. Over the years, people have been appreciating this intense genre. It is evident in the number of crime movies that hit the theatres every year. However, the audience’s love for classic crime movies never seems to die down.

Given the vigor and intensity of the narrative, classic crime and thriller tales always top the favorite list of movie lovers. Moreover, these films always manage to evoke the thought process of the audience and compel them to gauge the motives and criminal behavior of the characters.

By watching crime films, we develop an understanding of criminal mindset and behavior. Here is how it happens and how we benefit from watching classic crime movies-

  • More often than not, the plots of crime movies are complicated, which keep us hooked to the screens forcing us to pay a great deal of attention to the storyline. It stimulates our brain, thereby keeping it healthy and active. This intense taxing activity makes our brain sharper than before by instigating it.
  • Criminal movies help us understand criminal behavior. By watching criminals perform gory acts on screen, we tend to comprehend their instincts and motives to the point where their behavior becomes predictable. Our inner Sherlock surfaces, and we begin to seek answers to the questions like “who is the murderer?”, “What was the motive behind the gory crime?”, “How will the cops untangle this twisted story?” “What would have the sufferer done to escape his fate?” and more. With this, gradually, we begin getting the right answers.
  • Watching crime movies prepare us for dangerous situations. It shifts our focus on the possibilities of events that are very likely to jeopardize our wellbeing. Thus, whenever we get stuck in any such situation, we tend to do well to avert it or escape it. Overall, it improves our chances of survival in dangerous situations.

Hence, if watching classic crime movies is your guilty pleasure, you are doing yourself a big favor. So, keep watching these intense tales and keep your brain active.

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Jon Dingle Editor

A film journalist, writer and a filmmaker in business for over 20 years. I am passionate about movies, television series, music and online games.