- motion pictures, as an industry (usually preceded by the): The movies have had to raise prices.
- motion pictures, as a genre of art or entertainment: gangster movies.
- the exhibition of a motion pictures: an evening at the movies.
Examples from the Web for movies
There was a lot of prison fiction from movies and books to mine.‘Archer’ Creator Adam Reed Spills Season 6 Secrets, From Surreal Plotlines to Life Post-ISIS|Marlow Stern|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
As far as I was concerned he was the best bad guy in the history of the movies.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile|Robert Ward|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
An examination of the complicated history of America and its movies in the Republic of Korea.
When the U.S. went to war with Japan, American movies disappeared.
But inspiration and faith-based agenda in movies does not guarantee box office success.Are You There, God? It’s Nicolas Cage and the Year in Cinematically Pimped Religion|Matthew Paul Turner|December 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The girls told the officer that they did not take her out with them, but gave her money to go to the "movies."New Homes for Old|Sophonisba Preston Breckinridge
A very annoying person at the "movies" is one who reads every "caption" out loud.Etiquette|Emily Post
At the other bases there was no form of entertainment and we had to go to the nearest city for alcohol and movies.The Biography of a Rabbit|Roy Benson
The group brightened; here was something to do, something unusual and racy and like the movies; they saw the drama of it.Under the Law|Edwina Stanton Babcock
Most of them were in moderate circumstances and the limit of their entertainment was the movies.A Boy Knight|Martin J. (Martin Jerome) Scott
British Dictionary definitions for movies
- an informal word for film (def. 1)
- (as modifier)movie ticket