movie

noun (esp. AmE) ⇨ See also ↑film
ADJECTIVE
fun, good, great, terrific, wonderful
bad, mediocre
romance, romantic
cheesy, sappy (AmE, informal)
entertaining, feel-good, funny, popcorn
scary
classic, cult
old
blockbuster, successful
big, big-budget, top
low-budget
made-for-TV, television, TV
DVD
pay-per-view
home

We watched a home movie of my second birthday party.

in-flight
drive-in
teen
mainstream
summer
silent
animated
black-and-white
comic-book (esp. AmE)
feature-length
live-action
gory, violent
action, disaster, gangster, heist, horror, monster, sci-fi, slasher, war, etc.
blue (old-fashioned), dirty, porn, porno, X-rated
Bollywood, Hollywood
VERB + MOVIE
catch (informal, esp. AmE), see, view, watch
attend, go to (see), take sb to (see)

I'd never go to a movie alone.

rent (esp. AmE)
download
craft (esp. AmE), create, direct, edit, film, make, produce, shoot, write
remake
market, promote
release
distribute
air, screen, show
review
play

Her father played all the old home movies.

pause (esp. AmE)

Liz paused the movie and walked over to the phone.

carry, steal

an excellent actor who could easily carry the movie all on his own

Johnson really steals this movie as Cassius.

MOVIE + VERB
be based on sth

a movie based on the novel by Betty Munn

be called sth, be entitled sth, be titled sth (AmE)

a movie entitled ‘Short Legs’

be set in sth

The movie is set in a New England school.

feature sb/sth, star sb
depict sb/sth, portray sb/sth, show sb/sth
follow sb/sth, revolve around sth/sb

The movie follows their lives on a small Arkansas farm.

contain sth

The movie contains a lengthy car chase through the streets of Paris.

open, start

The movie opens with a quote from the Buddha.

progress, unfold
end
MOVIE + NOUN
actor, actress, director, maker, mogul, people, producer, star

The former model is now mixing with movie people in Hollywood.

audience
buff, fan, lover
critic
review
house, palace (old-fashioned), theater (all AmE)
premiere
clip, preview, trailer
company, studio
set
business, industry, world
career
channel
score, script
soundtrack
title
scene
plot
character
screen
rights

the movie rights to her autobiography

adaptation, version

the movie version of the well-known novel

musical
genre
camera
poster
tie-in
popcorn
night

We're having a movie night with pizza and beer.

piracy
magic
PREPOSITION
movie about

a movie about the life of Castro


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