Why some people like war movies?

Why are we so obsessed with films about war? Why do we love war movies so?
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  1. Men are hunters

    According to evolutionary psychology men used to be hunters and this left their brain in a state where they enjoy seeing weapons, fights and wars.

  2. Most men love weapons

    Men’s brains were wired in a way that most of them love weapons, horses, tanks and Armies.

  3. They spark patriotism

    Many war movies make people feel Patriotic. This makes them enjoy the movie with disregard of the killing that takes place.

  4. Safe killing environment

    The ideal scenario for a man is being able to watch a war going on while knowing that he is safe. The part inside the man that likes war gets satisfied while the moral part hardly gets offended as the man knows that it’s just a movie.

  5. Releasing aggression

    Testosterone give men aggressive tendencies. Action and war movies can allow some men to release some of that aggression in a safe way.

  6. They love action not violence

    Many of the people who watch War movies don’t like violence. Many of those people love the action, the adrenaline rush they get and the excitement they feel. (See Why Do Some People Like Horror Movies?)

  7. Many war movies glorify noble concepts

    Many war movies glorify certain noble concepts such as Heroism, Honor, Immortality, Sacrifice and courage.

  8. They like History

    Some war movie lovers enjoy war movies because they like to see some of the important historical events played in front of them.

  9. Justified violence

    Human emotions depend greatly on their perception of events. If someone was killed a bystander might not get disturbed if he believed that this person deserved to be killed. In most war movies killing is justified and viewed from a frame that makes it seem like a positive event.

  10. Identifying with Heroes

    When a person watches a movie he usually identifies with the Heroes. The person who watches a war movie might feel like he is a military commander who is saving his country.

  11. Enjoying power

    Some people, usually men, enjoy feeling powerful and in control. When a person identities with a certain war Hero or a powerful army he feels more powerful and in control. This makes the movie more interesting to that person. (See Why are the Terminator movies so popular?)

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