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Films and types of film

animation

noun

an animated movie or cartoon

anime

noun

a type of Japanese animated movie that often shows a lot of violence or sex

biopic

noun

a movie based on the events of someone’s life

blue movie

noun

a movie that shows people having sex

B movie

noun

a movie that is inexpensive to make and not very good

buddy movie

noun

a movie that is mainly about the friendship between two people

cartoon

noun

a movie or television show, especially for children, that is made by photographing a series of drawings so that people and things in them seem to move

chick flick

noun

a movie intended especially for women, often about a romantic relationship

chiller

noun

a book or movie that tells a frightening story

costume drama

noun

a play or movie about a particular historical period in which the actors wear clothes typical of that period

director’s cut

noun

a movie in the form that is exactly what the director intended, before changes are made to produce the final form that is shown to the public

docudrama

noun

a television program or movie based on events that really happened

documentary

noun

a movie or television program that deals with real people and events

Ealing comedy

noun

one of a series of humorous British movies produced during the 1950s

epic

noun

a long book or movie about famous and exciting people and events from the past

feature

noun

the main movie that you see after a short movie at a movie theater

feature film

noun

a movie of standard length

film

noun

a series of moving pictures with sound that you can watch at the movie theater or at home

film noir

noun

movies that present the world as a sad place in which the characters are caught in complicated or dangerous situations

filmstrip

noun

a movie, especially a short movie that gives information, rather than one that tells a story

flick

noun

a movie

high-concept

adjective

a high-concept movie has a story that is quick and easy to explain and a subject and style that is likely to make it very popular and therefore make a lot of money

home movie

noun

an informal movie that someone makes themselves, often about their own life and family

horror movie

noun

a movie that is intended to frighten people, especially one about murders, frightening creatures, or evil people

miniseries

noun

a movie made to be shown on television in several parts on different days

motion picture

noun

a movie made to be shown in theaters

movie

noun

a story or series of events recorded by a camera and shown as moving pictures on a screen in a theater or on television

moving picture

noun

a movie

newsreel

noun

a news report on film that was shown in movie theaters in the past

new wave

noun

a style of movies made in France in the 1960s

Nordic noir

noun

crime fiction or TV programmes that come from Scandinavian countries, with dark stories and realistic social settings

pic

noun

a movie

picture

noun

a movie

print

noun

one of several copies of a movie, for use in movie theaters

remake

noun

a movie or song that uses the same story or music as one made before

road movie

noun

a movie in which the main characters go on a trip together by car, truck, etc.

romance

noun

books and movies about romantic relationships

romance

noun

a book or movie about a romantic relationship

satire

noun

a play, book, movie, etc. that uses this humor

screwball comedy

noun

a movie whose characters are silly and unreasonable in a funny way, or this type of movie

shocker

noun

a book, movie, or play about something shocking

short

noun

a movie that lasts only a few minutes, sometimes shown at a theater before the main movie

silent movie

noun

a movie in which voices and other sounds are not heard, especially a very old movie

slasher

noun

a horror movie in which there is a lot of blood and violence

sleeper

noun

a movie or a book that becomes very popular although it was not expected to

spaghetti western

noun

a movie about the Wild West, especially one made at a low cost in Europe by an Italian movie company

talkie

noun

a movie in which you hear the actors speak. Old movies with no speaking are called silent movies.

Technicolor

a color film process used in movies

turkey

noun

a movie or play that is very unsuccessful

vehicle

noun

something that is created for a specific person or purpose, especially a movie, television show, etc. for one actor

video

noun

in the past, a movie recorded onto videotape

weepie

noun

a tearjerker

western

noun

a movie about the western United States in the 1800s, usually with cowboys

whodunit

noun

a book or movie about a murder, in which you do not know who committed the murder until the end

the moving image

movies, television, video, etc.

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