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Describe Your Favourite Movie - IELTS Cue Card

Updated on 27 June, 2023

Mrinal Mandal

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The speaking test in IELTS is one of the most crucial aspects of improving your band score. For this purpose, you need to address all the aspects of the question adequately. Aim to structure your essay in a descriptive and well-structured way.   

Here are two IELTS Cue Cards on the topic, ‘describe your favourite movie.’

Amongst the latest Hollywood films, describe your favorite movie that moved you: Sample 1

Some movies have the power to strike the perfect balance of acting, storyline, and cinematography. Such movies create a long-lasting impact on our minds. These movies are not just our usual entertaining content, in which we laugh, cry, and cease to think after a while. In fact, they stimulate our thought process, enabling us to question various aspects of our lives.

‘The Father’ is one such movie that created a long-lasting impact. As a massive fan of Sir Anthony Hopkins, I was already awestruck by watching the few glimpses of his acting prowess in the trailer. So, I set a reminder for its release and waited eagerly in excitement.

Directed by Florian Zeller, ‘The Father’ is a psychological drama in which a lonely, aging man named Anthony refuses to take assistance from his daughter, Anne. After some days, he feels abandoned when she tells him about her decision to move abroad. Due to old age, Anthony has difficulty remembering people, and events, thereby losing grip on reality. 

Overall, as an audience, we got a realistic understanding of how dementia impacts the life of an aging loner. The message of the movie was simple but highly moving nevertheless. The movie had phenomenal acting, screenplay, and cinematography. It depicted how a family is crucial to support older people with practical challenges. I can never forget the final scene of this movie. In this scene, Anthony breaks down and says, ‘I want my mommy!’ 

It left me in tears but deeply appreciative of my family.

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Describe your favourite movie that you watched recently: Sample 2

Most recently, ‘The Adam Project’ made its way to one of my all-time favorite movies. As a massive fan of Ryan Reynolds and Mark Ruffalo, I was excited to buy tickets for this film. So, I accompanied my friends to the theatres to watch this sci-fi action film. The cinema hall was filled with an enthusiastic crowd eager to watch Reynold’s evergreen comedy.

The atmosphere was terrific, and it felt like a mini-festival of sci-fi enthusiasts. I adore the concept of time travel and never miss any opportunity to watch such films. They introduce us to a fantastic world where we can challenge the practical issues in time travel. From the first scene, I was amazed at the wonderful videography and location of young Adam’s house.

It was also refreshing to see Jennifer Garner in a movie with Mark Ruffalo. The little kid in the movie did some excellent comic acting. The locations, fighting sequence, and concept of time travel felt marvelous. I liked the coordination between big and young Adam throughout the movie. The villain, Sorian, wanted to kill Adam to keep manipulating the trade market with the invention of time travel. But, in the end, Sorian kills her younger self, thereby concluding the movie.

What I loved about this movie was that it didn’t just have action sequences; it also had an emotional touch. The relationship between a son(s) and his father was incredibly touching. Overall, the movie conveyed that tampering with time is not an ethical discovery. Hence, one should always enjoy our current moments and live life to the fullest!

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