Watching movies with English subtitle absolutely helps most of the people who want to improve their English skills. In fact, this is one of the most recommended things to do when learning the language. In the movie, you could see the words while the characters are talking and hear every word on how they pronounce it.

In connection to that, if you are one of the movie lovers out there, much better to learn the words related to a movie — the things that composed it and some terminologies.


Action Movie – a movie that has a lot of challenges that typically include violence, extended fighting, physical feats, and frantic chases.

Actor – a person whose profession is acting on the stage, in movies, or on television.

Actress – a woman whose profession is acting on the stage, in movies, or on television.

Blooper – a funny mistake made by an actor during the making of a film or television program and usually removed before the film or program is shown.

Box office – the place in a cinema or theatre where tickets are sold.


Cameraman – a person who operates a camera when films or television program are being made.

Cast – the actors in a film, play, or show.


Cinema – movie theater a theater where people pay to watch films.


Comedy Movie – a (type of) film, play, or book that is intentionally funny either in its characters or its action.

Costumer – a person or company that makes or supplies theatrical or fancy-dress costumes.

Director – a person who is in charge of a film or play and tells the actors how to play their parts.

Documentary Film – a nonfictional motion picture intended to document some aspect of reality, primarily for the purposes of instruction, education, or maintaining a historical record.

Drama Movies – serious presentations or stories with settings or life situations that portray realistic characters in conflict with either themselves, others, or forces of nature.

Dubbing – changing the sounds and speech on a film or television program, especially to a different language.

Editor – a person who corrects or changes pieces of text or films before they are printed or shown, or a person who is in charge of a newspaper or magazine.

Extra – a person in a film who does not have a speaking part and who is usually part of the scene, for example, in a crowd.


Film – (a length of) dark, thin material like plastic on which you can record images as photographs or as moving pictures.

Flashback – a short part of a film, story, or play that goes back to events in the past.

Flash-forward – a scene that temporarily takes the narrative forward in time from the current point of the story in literature, film, television and other media.

Grip – worker who moves the camera while a show is being made.


Hairstylist – someone whose job is to cut and arrange people’s hair.


Horror Movie – a movie in which very frightening or unnatural things happen, for example, dead people coming to life and people being murdered.

Lighting – the arrangement of lights used in a room, house, theater, etc.

Movie theater – a theater where people pay to watch films.

Outtake – a short part of a film or television program or music recording that was removed and not included, usually because it contains mistakes.

Premiere – the first public performance of a play or movie.

Producer – a person who makes the practical and financial arrangements needed to make a film, play, or television or radio program.

Reel – a roll of photographic film holding a series of frames.

Scene – a part of a play or film in which the action stays in one place for a continuous period of time.


Sci-fi Movies – a genre of speculative fiction, typically dealing with imaginative concepts such as advanced science and technology, space exploration, time travel, and extraterrestrial life.

Score – the music written for a film, play, etc.

Script – the words of a film, play, broadcast, or speech.

Sequel – a book, film, or play that continues the story of a previous book, etc.

Set – scenery used to identify a location of a dramatic production.

Sound effect – on a radio or television program or a film, one of the sounds other than speech or music that are added to make it seem more exciting or real.

Soundtrack – the sounds, especially the music, of a film, or a separate recording of this.

Special effect – an unusual piece of action in a film, or entertainment on a stage, created by using particular equipment.


Studio – a room with special equipment where television or radio programs or music recordings are made.

Stunt man – a person whose job is performing stunts (= difficult physical actions) that are too dangerous for the actors in a movie or television show to do.


Subtitle – captions displayed at the bottom of a movie or television screen that translate or transcribe the dialogue or narrative.

Synopsis – a short description of the contents of something such as a film or book.

Voice over – on a television program, film, or advertisement, the spoken words of a person that you cannot see.


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