You can learn almost everything about life from movies.
(You learn a few things from playing video games apparently, but I still find that hard to believe.)
You will learn, for example, that you are not the first generation to have Problem X or “Solution” Y.
Oh, hey, this black and white thing with the stupid title actually has a “free speech on campus” subplot:
If your idea of an “old movie” is Star Wars, then you are illiterate.