Browsing through an endless choice of films and not being able to decide on just one to watch is perhaps a situation we’re all a bit too familiar with by now. Well, a new survey has identified that our choices may actually be influenced more by our relationship status, salary, and even pet ownership than anything else.
According to a new survey by entertainment platform CHILI, our go-to genre of a film could say a lot about where we are in life. For example, one in three recent singletons will choose a sci-fi film in order to enter into a bit of escapism. Meanwhile, divorcees may be more likely to go boldly into the emotional zone with a rom-com.
Our favourite type of movie could also decide how lucky in the bedroom we’re going to be too. Fans of animated movies claim to have sex 14 times a month while rom-com fans seem to get more pleasure on-screen than off as they’re getting down and dirty just six times a month.
The study also had a look at watching habits based on the pets we own because, of course, why not. 53% of Brits with feline friends admitted to enjoying a horror movie alongside kitty cuddles.
Meanwhile, 15% of horse and bed owners enjoy animation while, controversially, 11% of rabbit owners admitted that their go-to watch is a superhero flick. If that wasn’t enough, 27% of dog owners love a bit of action. No word yet on what the pets make of animal-based movies though…
On average, sci-fi fans were the highest earners with a jump of over £7,000 between their salary brackets and romantic comedy fans. However, despite the extra earnings it appears they are not the happiest in their nine-to-five, with those who enjoy an animated film feeling the most successful in their career — seems like a daily dose of Minions really does do the trick.
Giorgio Tacchia, CEO of CHILI, said: “It’s fascinating to get more of an insight into the nation’s viewing habits and how their lifestyle choices affect their movie selection. As an owner of a beautiful Bernese Mountain Day called Curry, I’m testament to being partial to an action film too.”
There we go, then.