Nostalgic movie channel Sony Movies Classic is back to keep the country entertained throughout 2021.
The classic film channel - which takes the place of Sony Movies Christmas - relaunches today on National Screenwriters Day! To celebrate, Sony Movies Classic has released the results of a new survey which reveals that during these tougher winter months, 44% of us are watching a flick for escapism and 23% for a little bit of that nostalgia feeling.
Unsurprisingly, comedies are the favourite films to watch for 35% of Brits, followed by action (26%) and drama (25%).
On National Screenwriters Day, it's also been revealed that 76% of us believe that it's the storyline that makes a classic film. Another 31% say it is the characters and 30% put the enjoyment down to the acting.
In January, Sony Movies Classic will be showing a raft of cinematic greats, including the UK's two top-rated classics Psycho (36%) and The Graduate (26%), given that almost a quarter of us (22%) said that the 60s is their favourite film decade.
Screenwriter Andrew Collins says, "The Sony Movies Classic survey shows that, more than ever, we're seeking out great films to enjoy and choosing the best entertainment based on a film's fantastic script writing. There's so many movies to watch, and classic, cinematic treats - with critically-acclaimed scripts, stories and acting - are proving more popular than ever"
Sony Movies Classic will be available on Freeview 50, Sky 319, Virgin 424 and Freesat 303 from today.