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Films and types of film

animation

noun

an animated film or cartoon

anime

noun

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

biopic

noun

a film based on the events of someone’s life

blue movie

noun

a film that shows people having sex

B-movie

noun

a film that is cheap to make and not very good

buddy movie

noun

a film that is mainly about the friendship between two people

Carry On film

noun

one of several very successful humorous films made in the UK during the 1960s and 1970s. The same actors appear in each film and each film includes silly situations and a lot of jokes about sex.

cartoon

noun

a film or television programme, 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 film intended especially for women, often about a romantic relationship

chiller

noun

a book or film that tells a frightening story

costume drama

noun

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

director’s cut

noun

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

docudrama

noun

a television programme or film based on events that really happened

documentary

noun

a film or television programme that deals with real people and events

Ealing comedy

noun

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

epic

noun

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

feature

noun

the main film that you see after a short film at a cinema

feature film

noun

a film of standard length

film

noun

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

film noir

noun

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

filmstrip

noun

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

flick

noun

a film

high-concept

adjective

a high-concept film 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 film that someone makes themselves, often about their own life and family

horror film

noun

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

miniseries

noun

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

motion picture

noun

a film made for the cinema

movie

noun

a film shown in a cinema or on television

moving picture

noun

a film

newsreel

noun

a news report on film that was shown in cinemas in the past

new wave

noun

a style of films made in France in the 1960s

Nordic noir

noun

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

pic

noun

a cinema film

picture

noun

a film

print

noun

one of several copies of a film, for use in cinemas

psychodrama

noun

a play or film about people’s feelings

remake

noun

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

road movie

noun

a film in which the main characters go on a journey together by car, truck etc

romance

noun

a book or film about a romantic relationship

romance

noun

books and films about romantic relationships

satire

noun

a play, book, film etc that uses this humour

screwball comedy

noun

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

shocker

noun

a book, film, or play about something shocking

short

noun

a film that lasts only a few minutes, sometimes shown at a cinema before the main film

silent film

noun

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

slasher

noun

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

sleeper

noun

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

snuff movie

noun

a video of someone really being murdered that is then sold for profit

spaghetti western

noun

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

talkie

noun

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

Technicolor

a process for making cinema films in colour

turkey

noun

a film or play that is very unsuccessful

vehicle

noun

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

video

noun

in the past, a film recorded onto videotape

weepie

noun

a film, play, novel etc that has emotional scenes that make people cry

weepy

another spelling of weepie

western

noun

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

whodunnit

noun

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

the moving image

film, television, video, etc

sandwich generation

a generation … who are balancing working life with caring for both their teenage children and elderly parents

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to gossip or share personal information with someone …

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