The outdated, but still used, equipment that the best photographers use to take pictures. Comes in a variety of sizes, from the small 110 film (in a cartridge that looks like a telephone receiver) to the large format 4x5 film sheets. This film produces negatives that are used in enlargers and scanners to create a print.
I bought some 35mm film to take pictures of the circus when they were in town.
by mamahud May 10, 2010
When it's art, you call it a film. When it's mainstream garbage, it's called a movie.
FILMS: "Nosferatu", "Triumph Of The Will", "Citizen Kane", "Annie Hall", "Raging Bull", "The Weather Underground" and "Elephant"
MOVIES: "Fast and The Furious", "Titanic", "Spiderman", "You Got Served", and "Biker Boyz"
by jpj May 02, 2004
A word that people who think they are smart use instead of "motion picture," "picture," or "movie."

Not to say that "film" is a bad or stupid word. After all, it's just a word.

But for the most part, people with an air of pretension, in other words people who haven't necessarily earned the right to be a smart douche, tend to use it.

Also, people who refer to motion pictures as "films" tend to insist that everyone else use the term and often times believe that those who say "movie" are idiots.
Bill- Hey William, wanna go see the new Harry Potter movie?

William- Excuse me, I believe that they are called films, and no, I'd rather not see some mainstream garbage film. I prefer to watch films made by underground directors at my local bijou.

------or-------

William- There Will be Blood is by far my favorite film. It shows how corrupt that the oil industry has become.

Bill- I see it as more of a movie showing how one man can become so corrupt with power and money. But I see where you are coming from Will.

William- Actually, its WILLIAM, and they're called FILMS, and you wouldn't no the first thing about the art of film. I mean, I am the one that regularly writes film reviews on IMDB

Bill- Doesn't that stand for the Internet MOVIE Database

William- That's not important!
by F1lmSn0B July 22, 2009
a) noun
1. A motion picture. Often refers to a more 'artistic' or indie picture (as opposed to a commercial movie).
2. The craft, study or industry of motion picture creation.
3. A thin strip of light-sensitive plastic used in pre-digital cameras.
4. A thin layer of something.

b) verb
5. To capture on camera

c) adjective
6. Of or referring to film.

d) preposition (On film)
7. Captured with a camera as a photograph or movie.
a)
1. A good hipster only likes indie films.
2. He studied acting for film.
3. She used up a whole roll of film.
4. There was a soapy film on the water.

b)
5. Yo dude, whip out your iPhone and film me jumping off this roof with my skateboard!

c)
6. She's a film junkie.

d)
7. I lit fireworks in the school auditorium, and caught the whole thing on film!
by Grammar 'R Us July 08, 2011
father i'd like to marry

a family man who is wholesome yet sexy; you think "someday i'm gonna marry someone like that"
that coach taylor from friday night lights is a total film!
by chikachu April 20, 2011
A film is any motion picture that is recorded on FILM

It can't be digital or HD tape, it has to be on FILM

SO, to any pretentious douchebag out there who thinks that they are soooo smart that they MUST use the word film- know that no matter how many times you refer to movies made after 2000, they are more than likely to not be films.

Juno, There Will be Blood, No Country for Old Men, and any other artsy type of movies to come out recently are NOT FILMS, no matter how dramatic or independently made that they are.
Harvey, Pyscho, Babe (I think), hell any other classic motion picture out there is probably a film
by 4yourHealth August 08, 2009
A pretentious term for movie
Have you seen 'There Will Be Blood'? What a majestic film.
by bosox4512 January 23, 2013

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