Movie is considered to be an important art form; films entertain, educate,
enlighten and inspire audiences.
Film is a term that encompasses motion pictures as individual projects, as
well as — in metonymy — the field in general. The origin of the name comes from
the fact that photographic film (also called filmstock) has historically been
the primary medium for recording and displaying motion pictures. Many other
terms exist — motion pictures (or just pictures or "picture"), the silver
screen, photoplays, the cinema, picture shows, flicks — and commonly movies.