The Movies

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4 stars"

An interesting time waster! The game hogs your system's resources, but it's worth it to have the thrill of the finished product – making your own movie! At times, the screen looks like it's under attack from a pop up virus, there's so many speech balloons and so much going on at the same time. Eventually the tedium of running the simulated games gets a little boring, but if you want a basic yet entertaining movie making facility – this is it. Btw, Lionhead Studios isn't interested in making any more expansion packs after stunts & effects – the low sales of this game doesn't warrant it.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
"This game is fantastic"
5 stars"

I dont even have a good graphics card and the game works graet. It is so fun creating movies and hiring/firing actors. The only bad thing is that the years take a while, but this can be a good thing as it lengthens the game time. You can even watch awards shows and see if your company competes with the worlds greats.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
"IT IS playable on under 1.6 GHz"
4 stars"

I thought this game was fantastic!! Despite what someone else says in their review about it not working on a machine with less than 1.6 GHz processor – I ran it on a 1 GHz machine, and it ran very well. I had just over minimum requirements, and as I mentioned it ran very well. Obviously transitions would be faster on a faster machine, but it's not unplayable.

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The Movies is a "life simulation" game that lets players build and control their own Hollywood motion picture studio. Players create unique mini-trailer-style movies choosing everything from script selection and the hiring of cast and crew, to film production and premieres. Gamers build their entertainment empire by making hit movies, researching and introducing the newest cinematographic technologies and nurturing the biggest stars. Created by renowned developer Peter Molyneux of Lionhead Studios, The Movies takes life simulation to a whole new era, and as such is set to be a ground-breaking smash hit.


  • From Dirt Lot to Bustling Studio - Beginning in the 1920's, gamers start with a dirt lot and race to the year 2020, researching and introducing every technological advance from colour to computer graphics and beyond.
  • Players build, use and re-use thousands of sets, props, locations and costumes, and break new ground to achieve movie mogul status.
  • From Pitch to Premiere - Gamers handpick which projects they want to green-light and which scripts need rewrites.
  • Players can remake the films they love or create an all-new masterpiece.
  • From Flops to Runaway Hits - Players can make every kind of film, from action flicks to teen comedies, suspense films, thrillers and horror movies. Gamers can explore different film genres to please audiences and express their creative vision. Players can either go for a box-office smash, or try pleasing the critics and winning awards.
  • From Nobody to Movie Mogul - The Movies gives gamers the opportunity to be a mega-rich bigshot, calling the tunes and hiring and firing the best. Players will choose between listening to the stars' tantrums and ridiculous requests, or showing them who's boss by crushing their dreams and ruining their careers as they create a distinctive Hollywood legacy and earn their place as a silver screen legend.
  • Movie Magic Goes Global - Ultimately, gamers are judged by the movies they create. Players can post their short movies to the Web for the world to see or e-mail them directly to friends.

System Requirements:

* 256 MB RAM * 2.4 GB Free Hard Disk Space Required * Sound Card 16- Bit * Sound Card (Direct X 9.0c Compatible) * Mouse * Keyboard * Direct X 9.0c * 3D Accelerator Card * Graphics Card 32 MB * Graphics Card (Direct X 9.0c Compatible) * Windows 98 SE * Windows ME * Windows 2000 * Windows XP * Pentium 3 or equivalent * 800 MHz Processor * 8x Speed CD-ROM drive
Release date Australia
November 17th, 2005
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  • PC Games
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All-time sales rank
Top 5000
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