What Is a Movie?


A movie is a visual storytelling medium that conveys a story, characters, themes, and ideas through the use of moving images. A movie can be live-action or animated and is usually produced by a team of people including a director, producer, screenwriter, and actors. Movies can also be used to convey social and political messages, and many movies have been created with the intention of raising awareness or promoting change on specific issues.

Movies can be categorized into genres, which are groups of movies that share similar characteristics such as action, comedy, drama, and science fiction. Some critics argue that categorizing a movie into a genre limits it, but others feel that the classification helps viewers to find a movie that they will enjoy. For example, a drama is a genre of film that can include movies about love, family, and war.

Adapted from the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by John Steinbeck, this sprawling epic tells the story of an impoverished family in the dust bowl of California. This bleak but touching film has been called one of the greatest movies ever made.