Learn English – “I got to watch this movie” or “I got an opportunity to watch this movie”

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Ok, recently, I made an update on a website like this :

So, finally I got to watch this movie …

Basically, what I was trying to say is that "I got an opportunity to watch this movie". I was little skeptical about the usage of got here.

Is this statement correct:

I got to watch this movie

instead of

I got an opportunity to watch this movie

Best Answer

There is a difference. I got to watch the movie means that I watched the movie. If, on the other hand, I say I got the opportunity to watch the movie, then the reader knows I was in a position to watch the movie but does not know for sure that I did in fact watch it.