Definition of movie in English:

movie

noun

North American
  • 1A story or event recorded by a camera as a set of moving images and shown in a theater or on television; a motion picture.

    • ‘The plot draws, of course, from the recently released animated movie of the same name.’
    • ‘Many scary movies have been made about ghosts.’
    • ‘These are undoubtedly his most successful movies in a film career which contains a wide mix of the good, the bad and the mediocre.’
    • ‘The underlined movies are the movies on the list that I own.’
    • ‘So every time a good kids' movie comes out, he takes them to see it before I can.’
    • ‘The only thing missing was music playing in the background from a movie soundtrack!’
    • ‘Ustinov also wrote and directed the movie based on his own play.’
    • ‘Individuals like Ray realized that bad monster movies were basically fun.’
    • ‘Yes, scary movies do seem to be for the sole purpose of clinging to someone.’
    • ‘But I urge you more cynical movie buffs to give this classic a try.’
    • ‘Jeepers Creepers is not a typical teen slasher movie, though it easily could have veered off onto that path.’
    • ‘I love teen angst movies with moody, atmospheric modern rock soundtracks.’
    • ‘Over the next year, we're going to see several movies based on the events of that day.’
    • ‘See Tarnation on a movie theater screen if you have the chance.’
    • ‘In Sony's case, it helps to own some music and movie studios.’
    • ‘Characters in television serials and movies have great influence on the viewers.’
    • ‘I think we both agree on the importance of the movie theater version.’
    • ‘Consequently, it provides excellent fodder for a blockbuster action movie.’
    • ‘But it is, for me, the best American animated movie of the year.’
    • ‘Now, you know how I love my zombie movies, so I don't take reviewing such films lightly.’
    • ‘I was a monster movie buff when I was a kid.’
    • ‘So you liked the blockbuster movie, but don't have time to read the book.’
    • ‘Some movies seem better while you're watching them than they actually are.’
    • ‘The Surrealists loved bad movies, seeing them as subversive attacks on the tyranny of narrative form.’
    • ‘The essence of the Walt Disney company is the ability to tell stories through movies and theme parks.’
    • ‘Like many of you, I watched classic monster movies on Saturday nights as a child.’
    • ‘Finally he picked a design that I had based roughly on a movie theatre.’
    • ‘Both movies utilized non-linear stories, but only Pulp Fiction ended in the middle of the story.’
    • ‘When I heard this morning that there were movie premiere tickets to be won, I entered.’
    • ‘There is a movement afoot to release movies to both theaters and DVD at the same time.’
    • ‘As far as movies and television are concerned, the total amount we watch isn't likely to change much.’
    • ‘A lot of people are doing lists of their favorite scary movies.’
    • ‘Summer action movies don't have to be this bad.’
    • ‘For the past 10 years he has been directing made-for-TV movies.’
    • ‘Video games join action figures, trading cards and plush toys as summer movie tie-ins.’
    • ‘My sensibility has been shaped as much by movies and television and pop music as it has by books.’
    • ‘Maybe I've been renting too many teen movies, but I'm craving my slice of the American pie.’
    • ‘Estrada, a former action movie star, assumed the presidency in 1998.’
    • ‘Dawson, 25, of Los Angeles, was filming a movie called This Revolution, published reports said.’
    film, picture, motion picture, feature, feature film
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    1. 1.1the movies A movie theater.
      ‘we decided to go to the movies’
      • ‘He would take us to the movies and we loved the way they dressed in 1940s black-and-white films.’
      • ‘A trip to the movies in Korea shares much in common with a trip to the movies in any other country.’
      • ‘One of the best things about going to the movies, as every regular cinema-goer knows, is the trailers.’
      • ‘A year after the event, the health minister resigned and the government announced that in future heatwaves, everybody should go to the movies because they're air-conditioned.’
      • ‘I am planning to see this movie at least another 2 times while it is still at the movies!’
      • ‘There was this real communal kind of feeling about going to the movies, and I loved all that.’
      • ‘Because you know, going to the movies is meant to be a fun outing, it's meant to be an enjoyable experience.’
    2. 1.2 Motion pictures generally or the motion-picture industry.
      ‘a lifelong love of the movies’
      • ‘One of the things I find funniest is invented rituals in the movies.’
      • ‘Like in the movies, big names guarantee a big audience on Broadway.’
      • ‘Unlike in the movies, this commencement was long, boring and very unsatisfying.’
      • ‘Probably the best spider scene ever in the movies is in merely an addendum to a film.’
      • ‘Believe me it's far more difficult to know what to say to an unconscious loved one than the movies make out.’
      • ‘I grabbed her, picked her up, and swung her around like they do in the movies.’
      • ‘When I landed a job at the STAR newspaper I thought it would be like journalism in the movies.’
      • ‘The result is incredibly cinematic, and manages not to trivialise the imagination and atmosphere of the movies.’
      • ‘You don't need to be a film buff to enjoy the movies or a football fanatic to watch a game.’
      • ‘If it wasn't for the one busted knee I could be in the movies now you know.’
      • ‘As much of an asset to the movies as he is to the stage, there are many cinema-goers who hope he doesn't stay away from the screen for too long.’
      • ‘He has one of those over the top Parisian accents you hear in the movies.’
      • ‘The majority of the ones I encounter are underpaid yet have a great love for the movies.’
      • ‘She looked like one of those artificially aged people in the movies, with their grey skin, grey hair and faux wrinkles.’
      • ‘Caine then tells Parkinson about his love for the movies, and the main reasons he became an actor.’
      • ‘Youngsters will be given the chance to act out some of their favourite scenes from the movies at a stunt camp being run in the city over the summer.’
      • ‘And though the movies are starting to change and we have the odd Lara Croft, there is still a way to go.’
      • ‘I teased him that he was like the pool guy in the movies, who goes around servicing all the bored housewives.’
      • ‘Young filmmakers hoping to make it in the movies are showcasing their work next week.’
      • ‘After 40 years of living in France, only now has this community begun to exist in the movies.’
      the cinema, the pictures, the silver screen, the big screen
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Pronunciation

movie

/ˈmo͞ovē//ˈmuvi/