Movie-based instruction is an educational method that employs motion pictures as the primary source of instruction; here primary means our starting point for learning, the first platform from which we launch our missions and explorations to better see and understand both our selves and our world.
Beyond our starting point of movies, we of course employ other methods of learning, including formal lecture presentations, books, group discussion, personal journaling, writing, storytelling, project building, and various experiments and co-creative efforts.
The philosophy and practice of movie-based instruction was originally developed and demonstrated in my master's thesis, wherein I called the method cinema-based education. For further explanation go here.
Most basically cinema-based education involves learning to read the screen, to understand the meanings and messages found in all sorts of motion pictures, images, and symbols. At root it's the development of visual literacy, a most necessary skill in the modern age.