Learner's definition of MOVIE
1 [count] : a recording of moving images that tells a story and that people watch on a screen or television
— often used before another noun
He's making a movie [=film, motion picture] about growing up in a small town.
a Hollywood movie
We went to (see) a movie after dinner.
Do you want to rent a movie [=rent a video or DVD] tonight?
an action movie
a horror movie
2 a : a showing of a movie in a theateralso : a movie theater b : the business of making movies: the film industry