Why does I watch a movie doesn't make sense while I watch movies makes sense?

While I go to church makes sense and I go to churches doesn't.

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    The simple present is used to talk about habits. You can habitually watch movies, but it's very odd to habitually watch a single movie. "I go to churches" is acceptable if you mean you visit multiple churches all the time, whereas "I go to church" means you are a regular member of one church. – curiousdannii Jun 15 '17 at 14:27
  • '... go to church / school / work ...' are fixed expressions, as discussed here before. But normally, general statements take a plural (I love whales / I hug trees) or the definite article (I love the golden eagle / I'm all for the common man). – Edwin Ashworth Jun 15 '17 at 16:48

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