Modern Movies and Violence: Influence of Movies on Youth


  • Muhammad Ramzan Pahore Department of Media and Communication Studies, University of Sindh, Jamshoro, Sindh, Pakistan.
  • Sumera Memon Department of Media and Communication Studies, Sindh Madressat ul Islam University, Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
  • Abdul Rahman Shaikh Department of Media and Communication, Bahria University Islamabad, Pakistan.



Impact of movies; Violence in movies; Comedy movies; Romantic movies; Explicit content; Youth.


Quite a good number of research has been conducted across the world, including India and Pakistan, to find out the influence of modern movies on different age groups. Youth has been focused on in Pakistan with reference to movies' impact on youth behaviours. After social media growth, the movie-watching trend has shifted from cinema to smart devices. Thus, this study was mainly conducted to examine modern movies' influence on university students' youth behaviour. Violent movies and aggression, sexually explicit movies and sexual behavior, alcohol and drugs in movies and stuff use, romantic movies and interpersonal relationships, and comedy movies and behavior were viewed critically. Hence, five research questions were developed in this study based on the identified research gap. The study responds to the proposed research questions; the survey method was formulated with a 636-sample size, using a simple random sampling technique to answer the designed research question for this study. Data on the influence of modern movies on youth behavior were collected and analyzed. The findings suggest that modern movies influence youth in all six parameters. This study recommends, on the basis of findings, that the government should enhance the capacity of the censor boards and give them more power to decide, based on merit and quality work, that movies and their scripts should bring some positive content and thoughts to enlighten youth and sensor where necessary for building a peaceful society.


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How to Cite

Muhammad Ramzan Pahore, Sumera Memon, & Abdul Rahman Shaikh. (2024). Modern Movies and Violence: Influence of Movies on Youth. Progressive Research Journal of Arts & Humanities (PRJAH), 6(1), 124–136.