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The Movies

Windows - 2005

Alt names 电影, The Movies: Фабрика грез
Year 2005
Platform Windows
Released in United States
Genre Simulation, Strategy
Theme Managerial
Publisher Activision Publishing, Inc.
Developer Lionhead Studios Ltd.
Perspectives Bird's-eye view, Free-roaming camera
4.47 / 5 - 212 votes

Description of The Movies Windows

If you haven't played The Movies or want to try this strategy video game, download it now for free! Published in 2005 by Activision Publishing, Inc., The Movies (aka 电影) is still a popular managerial title amongst retrogamers, with a whopping 4.5/5 rating.

The Movies has an addon available: The Movies: Stunts & Effects, don't miss it!

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Comments and reviews

dom 2020-09-13 0 point

the pc gaming wiki tells you how to fix the crashing using the 4gb patch and for the game models that turn all black during the game you have to go to this link and it will tell u how to fix it https://www.nexusmods.com/themovies/mods/226?tab=description

JMessy 2020-09-08 0 point

I followed Sweetolebob18's instructions and the game worked great for 2 days. Suddenly it started crashing constantly, disappearing save files, after one crash the icon for it even vanished off my desktop. It doesn't matter whether it's a save file (IE, it's not an error being triggered by a certain event) or a new game. It just shuts down within 5-10 minutes, occasionally the whole screen flashes red insanely. Anyone have any suggestions? I was so excited to play again.

Eytan 2020-08-15 0 point

I have a big problem the game is ok working fine but when I try to save game it .say - access denied -
Does any one have a solution ?

eytan 2020-08-15 1 point

how i install the mods collction in windows 10 ?

wf 2020-07-29 -1 point

nie rozumiem o co chodzi z zalogowaniem jako administrator i nie umiem tego zrobić

dumbmfer 2020-05-26 2 points

So I've mounted all 3 CDs using WinCDEmu, but when I run setup.exe on the mounted CD1, it gives me an error message "Error applying transforms. Verify that the specified transform paths are valid." any fixes???

Maximumlink 2020-05-23 0 point

Nvm, I can get to the title screen now, but I can only play the tutorial, in the normal or sandbox modes it crashes on loading, and in the tutorial, all the people are black.

Maximumlink 2020-05-23 1 point

Okay, well my game finally launched after running in admin, but the only mode that works is the Tutorial, and all the characters are black, help?

Maximumlink 2020-05-23 1 point

Okay, my game completely downloaded with no issues whatsoever, but when i launch the game, i can only get past the Lionhead Studios intro, then the screen goes black and if i press any buttons a weird square of flashing colors pops up in the corner? Any help?

Tweetytc1 2020-05-12 -4 points

Hey guys! dumb question. Im not heaps computer savvy these days but used to love this game. I tried to download it twice and it took hours both times but it ended up saying "failed - no file"... which file do I download if i have windows 10 and want to download the base game and the stunts and effects expansion?

NoNameGuy 2020-05-12 -2 points

Can Someone Help Me Find Out How to run this game, I tried CDEmu but still does not work, HELP!

Parry Hotter 2020-05-03 14 points

To make the "The Movies + Stunts and Effects Friendly setup" version work on Windows 10, you need to:
1. Install it (I know, unbelievable)
2. On the game's launcher: Right-click Properties Compatibility
3. Check "Run this program in compatibility mode for:" and select "Windows 7"
4. Check "Disable full-screen optimisations"
5. Click "Ok" and run the game

It took me two weeks, three heart attacks and a divorce to find out the solution. I've tried everything from Windows XP virtual machine to an Ouija board, so the fact that it turned out to be so simple makes me want to cry. Don't make my mistakes.

Dragon Sommerfeld 2020-04-24 0 point

I actully bought this game when it first came out but i guess im missing the main install cd. If i download the version on this website will my expansion cd that i own work with it

It'sMonopoco 2020-04-19 0 point

I played this game on an old PC and, sure it had a few bugs, but in general, it was an awesome game. I have now downloaded it on a new PC.

tbone226 2020-03-29 2 points

it is not downloading

big al97 2020-03-27 1 point

hello. would anyone be able to provide more detailed instructions on the use of this download. i download both the game and thw stunts and effects expansion pack using winrar and the game boots up perfectly fine but then I et the following error message when i try and start the game.

Microsoft visual C++ runtime library. runtime error! the application has requested the runtime to terminate it in an unusual way. please contact the applications support team for mor information.

I am unsure what to do to solve the issue and any help would be greatly appreciated

ZuzuFain 2020-03-25 0 point

Never mind, I figured out what my problem was. I was looking in the wrong folder on my computer.

ZuzuFain 2020-03-24 0 point

I'm a bit confused - I used WinCDEmu to mount the three disks, installed the first disk, and moved the "crack" file to the main game folder, but it still will not run even as administrator.

I think I may have only installed disk 1 and not the other two, because I only typed in one code (other users above are saying to type in 2 codes), but the two application files in the second disk's Setup folder (Autorun & TheMovies_WrongDisc) are not opening.

Am I missing something? I already got the prompt to download Direct X 9 & Windows Media Player and said No to both.

Nu 2020-03-22 -2 points

this game is wierd

Weston Clark 2020-03-21 -6 points

Hey i want this game and there is no other digital way to download this game. Will I get in any legal trouble for downloading this game

ItsmehDoovid 2020-03-15 0 point

I just wish there was a way to fly in game

Brayden Morales 2020-03-14 2 points

I am having trouble saving the game, it says that it cannot find specified path

Jackolater123 2020-02-28 2 points

I forgot to add this to my comment but the 4GB patch by NTCore also fixes the issues with the expansion pack in my game.

jackolater123 2020-02-27 2 points

For those having issues similar to MIKEETOE and RYRY, the best solution is to use NTCore’s 4GB Patch, found here: https://ntcore.com/?page_id=371
I found that after patching my game to 1.1 and using the 4GB patch, the game ran smoothly and without issues and at the highest settings.

Ryry 2020-02-19 0 point

I am having the exact same issue as mikeetoe. I tried updating the drivers, ran it as Windows XP in the compatibility center. Not sure, what’s happening :|

Sweetolebob18 2020-02-06 5 points

I'm reposting a couple of older comments + adding some of my own
To Get The Game To Run
Download The-Movies_Win_EN_ISO-Version.zip available at the top of this page.
Extract the zip. You will have three folders: CD1, CD2, and CD3.
Download the application WinCDEmu and install it.
Use WinCDEmu to mount all three CDs. You do this by going into each folder, right clicking on the CUE file in each one, and selecting WinCDEmu to mount it. I had each CD mounted on its own drive letter.
Be sure to clock on the "Always use this app to open BIN folders
Go to the mounted CD1 and double click setup.exe. This will launch the install wizard.
Use 9KH4-HDDJ-H97G-NNV4-AF27
second number YHP9-GJTU-9NHN-P4BU-B215
Enter the CD key and DON'T allow the game to install Direct X 9 or Windows Media Player. It asks those install questions near the end. Windows 10 has more advanced versions in it and installing them will cause problems
Go to the mounted CD1 and go into the Crack folder. Copy the Movies.exe file to C:\Program Files (x86)\Lionhead Studios Ltd\The Movies
Double click Movies.exe to start the game.
I installed the Crack version WITHOUT overwriting the old version so IDK what happens if you overwrite it. Click on the Crack version of Movies.exe to get it to run.

Game Play
Starmaker runs just fine every time. Use it first to make stars if you are going to do that
Movies, you have to be in Administrator mode the first time that you run it. After that, anyone can access it.
You can hire anyone for any job, no matter what line they are in.
You can move the photographers around, but you can't hire them
If needed, anyone can do any job. They'll suck at it, but they'll do it
Stars resent doing any job except Directing, Acting, and (if not too experienced) Extra

mikeetoe 2020-01-25 1 point

I am curious if anyone else is having this problem. About every 10 to 15 minutes, my game minimizes to the desktop, and when I go back in to it, all I have is a white screen. The music is still playing, and task manager says everything is running fine, but I cannot get the picture to come back, It just stays on the white screen. I have to force close the program and reload from the last save point. Any suggestions?

corpsette 2020-01-14 0 point

Hi this is wonderful and downloads without the need to do anything, and runs fine for me! amazing. Thank you

However one thing, it won't type in capital letters, so when you name your studio or actors you can only type in lowercase. I know I know at least it works but I would like to have my capital letters working too! Any ideas or fixes?

Apram Pepo 2019-12-15 2 points

anyone know how to fix the frame-drop problem
i'm using Win 8.1 and the game drops frame almost as soon as i start a new game
i tried lowering the the setting but the problem is still present
and i can't find solutions on google

IdleBruh 2019-12-13 1 point

Does anyone know what I should do if you are experienced with this? everytime I try to open the game it says do you want to allow this app to make changes and when I say yes it closes the app doesn't even start. when I did a trouble shoot it it said it was incompatible. If you can help me out I have a phone number that doesn't connect to my phone which is 908-468-2460 just text me or something idk or just add me on xbox its the same as my nickname. as a reward I will play video games with u

Ray Parker Jr 2019-12-05 2 points

I love making shitty movies

El Mariachi 2019-11-19 1 point

I followed FATWEASEL's and DAVE33333's advice to get this game installed on a Windows 10 machine.

Download The-Movies_Win_EN_ISO-Version.zip available at the top of this page.
Extract the zip. You will have three folders: CD1, CD2, and CD3.
Download the application WinCDEmu and install it.
Use WinCDEmu to mount all three CDs. You do this by going into each folder, right clicking on the CUE file in each one, and selecting WinCDEmu to mount it. I had each CD mounted on its own drive letter.
Go to the mounted CD1 and double click setup.exe. This will launch the install wizard. Enter the CD key and don't allow the game to install Direct X 9 or Windows Media Player. It asks those install questions near the end.
Go to the mounted CD1 and go into the Crack folder. Copy the Movies.exe file to C:\Program Files (x86)\Lionhead Studios Ltd\The Movies
Double click Movies.exe to start the game.

kooki 2019-10-30 0 point

i still dont know what to do

HELP 2019-10-10 0 point

I can't install windows media player 9. It says it's not compatible. PLEASE HELP!

Fatweasel 2019-09-28 -3 points

Got the game running, using WinCDEmu software

Download extract the zip folder Mount ALL THREE CD's using WinCDEmu software (they will use a seperate drive each)

Open the mounted CD1, run Setup to install.
Once complete, 'open' CD1 again, go into Crack folder Copy the .exe file and REPLACE the .exe file in Program Files LionheadStudios The Movies.

You can now run the game without having to mount CDs .Works fine on windos 7 laptop

Help 2019-09-08 0 point

Got it working never mind

Help 2019-08-30 1 point

Can somebody help me!! The new windows update stops me from playing the game completely! It just crashes on the loading screen! Before it would crash every 10 to 15 minutes

Help 2019-08-28 -1 point

Okay I may or may not off fixed the texture problem but now I can not access my save files!!!!

Help 2019-08-28 1 point

So now I have it ready and I can play it its just their costumes are turning up completely black and when I watch the movies their is only black figures instead of actors! how can I fix this?

Help 2019-08-27 1 point

The instructions are so confusing!???

help 2019-08-24 1 point

I have tried all the fake hard drive disks and they all don't work!!!!

EggrollTiger 2019-08-22 0 point

Why, when I start a sandbox game in the 40's or 50's, do all the actors show up as silhouettes, not as people?

chodas 2019-08-07 2 points

i have installed all three disks, and the movies crack when ran will ask for admin permission, once i run as admin it just does nothing at all. With the expansion it flashes three times, and gives me a strange text prompt- "SM_ENGINE_NOT_START_LAST_TIME_YES_NO_CANCEL" and i have the options of yes, no and cancel. None of these options launch the game correctly. I have tried compatibility mode and no progress has been made. Any suggestions? P.S. i also didnt install stunts and effects until after i was sure the original wasnt working. at least with the expansion it gives some indications that i interacted with the exe.

Red_Priest 2019-07-07 -1 point

how do I turn off the tutorial that plays when you start a new game, shoudln't it be skippable ?

UnholyHandGrenade 2019-06-26 3 points

So now my game is installed and ready, but... for some ungodly reason, it refuses to actually start up. I went through the headache of deinstalling Media Player and downloading 9, but now the game doesn't even try to load, it just gives up after a second or two. What gives!?

MightyTeaRex 2019-06-25 2 points

Okay, so I've got the first disc installation done, now onto disc 2 and... it's not working. It refuses to allow me to continue after firing up Disc 2.

no 2019-06-25 1 point

the cd files are all .cue files which are useless and dont work.

UnholyHandGrenade 2019-06-25 0 point

A bit confused on what to do here, all I've got is the 3 CD files but no start up for applications. What am I missing?

Person 2019-06-22 -1 point

I dont know if I can download this, can anyone give me confirmation its safe?

Jack 2019-06-15 1 point

Does anyone have a fix to help run this game on Windows 10, have followed all tip and have got the game running, however when I start a new game there are many issues... the game crashed every time I try to play it, often when I try to save the game. I have seen a few people have complained online about combability issues so I was just wondering if I was making a mistake as I haven't seen so many complaints on here (only that it crashes after the first awards ceremony, which I have also encountered). Appreciate any help on this!

Tolbiny 2019-06-07 0 point

Wannabe Director's comment helped a lot - thank you so much!

Sirlulu 2019-05-12 4 points

A version for Mac please ?

Bluesynate 2019-04-30 1 point

This does include star maker

Improv 2019-04-29 0 point

Would love to play this with Stunts and Effects again if somebody out there knows what's going on with that version!

curious cat 2019-04-22 1 point

does this include the star maker....

Wannabe Director 2019-04-20 4 points

I solved the problem!
Did all kinds of things for that administrator problem I found on the internet but none worked.
I right clicked the icon on the desktop and chose open file location (program location).
I opened the extracted folder that was created when I used Power ISO. Inside there is a "Crack" folder. It has an application file. I coped that file over to the (program location) folder and replaced the one there. Works perfectly!
Good luck and have fun with the game.
I owned this game when it first came out but had lost the discs. So glad to get to play again!

Wanna Be Director 2019-04-20 1 point

Did anyone ever find a way to solve the problem about running as administrator?

When I try to run it - I am told to run as admin. I am logged in to a windows 10 admin account. I right click and choose "run as admin." It brings up a permission dialog and I click ok. Then nothing happens. The starmaker program that comes with it opens just fine.

TheSekunda 2019-04-19 0 point

Thank you so much. Although the resolution is small, but is working for my Windows 10

help 2019-04-06 2 points

does anyone know how to get the game to run in 1080p on windows 10

Yes, sir i have a nickname. 2019-03-27 1 point

When I run it as a Admistrator nothing happenend help?

Dave33333 2019-03-13 19 points

Sorry for the 3rd comment in a row, but I will leave a few notes for everyone trying to get this game to work:

#1: If your game is failing to start, PLEASE use the cracked file, or else the game will not boot.

#2: Use WinCDEmu to make several fake disc drives so you can mount the 3 discs, PowerISO is a questionable piece of software that seems to contain malware from what I've heard. I might be wrong, this is just my opinion. Mounting the 3 drives will make you able to install the game. There are possibilities that merging all 3 discs can result in installation issues.

#3: Be weary of the expansion pack for now, the packs installation from what I've learned can make your game unplayable, causing things such as sets and messages to be shown as placeholder texts. Especially in the start of the game under the expansion pack showing a placeholder button that does not function. It can also result in your game to crash when it reaches an award ceremony.

These are just my notes so far, if you know a fix for the stunt pack, let me know so I can use it, and others who are having very similar issues.

Dave33333 2019-03-13 -4 points

Nevermind, got it fixed. But I do want to note, several things in the game seem to have issues. Some things are displaying weird placeholders like REM_DELETEBUILDING and also I can't get past the first awards ceremony. It always crashes.

Dave33333 2019-03-13 -2 points

Tried running the game on my Windows 8.1 laptop, failed to start, and I don't understand why.

It just doesn't open up at all.

BidEmy 2019-02-26 4 points

I get the error "Please login with administrator privileges and try again", but when I run it as administrator nothing happens.

MR jiggle 2019-02-17 0 point

after i got it runing all of my people turn pure black, any ideas on how to fix this?

lil uzy 2019-02-09 0 point

it's great!

M3T4L279 2019-02-09 2 points

Installed the game but it doesn't run on windows 10. Anyone else having this issue?

Steve 2019-01-15 3 points

In case you're having issues, installing, here's some help: Do what ALDRO360 did, but I'll be a bit more specific. After Downloading the files from this website, download the .iso mounter program like PowerISO. Open the bin files and extract all of their contents. Do this for each "CD" file. Then take the contents of the 2nd CD file and the 3rd CD file, and copy and paste all of them into the 1st CD file. When it asks if you want to replace the existing files, say yes. This is where the .cab errors come from.

MissManda89 2019-01-14 0 point

Can anyone help? I'm getting an error a_soun~1.cab message

MissManda89 2019-01-13 0 point

I have the original game that is in good condition and i can't install past disc 3. Did it in compatibility mode and it still doesn't work. Help me please

i play on mac 2019-01-07 1 point

why isnt the mac port 'the movies superstar edition' availible on this website?

Volker331 2018-12-31 3 points

@RaihannahV
You need to mount files from CD 2 and 3
oh by the way
Whenever I ran it, it immediately closes, can anyone help?

RaihannahV 2018-12-31 1 point

While I was installing, the CD did not find
C:\Users\User\AppData\Local\Temp\$PowerISO$\a_soun~1.cab
Can anyone who knows how help me?

epic 2018-12-26 0 point

can someone tell me if this is real and if my computer will get a virus pleas telll the truth

HiHi 2018-12-23 -3 points

Does the file work for Mac

alrod360 2018-12-12 4 points

I'm going to help out everyone here since not a lot of people know how to run this properly. After an hour or two I was finally able to get this game to run properly by doing a few simple steps:
1. Download both this and an .iso mounter program such as PowerISO
2. Open the .bin files and extract it's contents using your .iso mounter program and place it into a single file (click yes when prompted to replace file). Do this for each of the three CD files.
3. Next I recommend watching https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gh4u6a4LKXU and doing all of the steps he has listed since he described them better than I could.

After doing all of this then you should be good to go, I'm playing this classic gem right now and I hope this helps anybody else who is looking to enjoy this game. *Also if you need a key then I would recommend just looking them up since one key can be used by multiple people at once and there has been lots of them shared on the internet.

Apache196 2018-11-29 0 point

How do i download this I lost my original

Heyoooo! 2018-11-05 -4 points

When I download I only get Bin files, what do I do with them?

k 2018-10-24 1 point

Im having the same "no file" problem. Really want a solution!

Joe 2018-10-18 1 point

My download got about half-way through then said "Failed - No file" apparently this means it has been moved, has anyone else had this problem?

royal flush 2018-10-18 -1 point

does this game work on wins7???/

Velcro 2018-10-18 -2 points

I have mounted all three discs but am still getting the (location)\The Movies\a_soun~1.cab. error when trying to install. Any ideas?

RANDOM 2018-10-14 -1 point

I AM NOT SURE DAN BUT IF YOU DID MOUNT CD 1 MAKE SURE YOU MOUNT THE TWO OTHER CD'S AND THEN CLICK TE SETUP.EXE FILE AFTER MOUNTING.

dan 2018-10-13 1 point

So I have installed the game in a virtual machine, but whenever I have tried to open up the game I get the error saying that I've not mounted CD1... even though I have it mounted in the virtual (E:) disk... what do I do?

helpman 2018-10-10 1 point

noname it is because you did not mount cd 2 and 3

NoName 2018-10-04 4 points

I keep having this error in cd1: Error 1311.Source file not found (location)\The Movies\a_soun~1.cab. Verify that the file exists and that you can access it.
I need help with this if anyone knows how to fix this pls tell me

ml 2018-09-30 2 points

ok i get to a point the it says plx verify i have a file called soundbank_01.lug were can i find this file.

cruz 28 2018-08-24 36 points

here's key code for the movies.. it's mine.... works no matter what if you care to try iT

9KH4-HDDJ-H97G-NNV4-AF27...
SECOND PT TO THE MOVIES
YHP9-GJTU-9NHN-P4BU-B215
=========================
HAVE THE ORIGINALS,, ONLY STUNTS & EFFECTS CD IS CRACKED.. BUT THE CODES WORKS FOR THESE YOU DOWNLOAD FROM HERE.. HAVE FUN...

Maganoo 2018-08-22 0 point

OMG this was the $#!+. I used to play the hell out of this. Loved making stupid funny movies.

Toad 2018-08-22 2 points

.iso means you need a .iso mounter program. the program will read the file as if it is already a cd then open it and install. You do not need to burn to a cd guys.

SaltEgamer 2018-08-20 0 point

I gave up with this

K 2018-08-16 1 point

You guys don't have to burn to a disk, you just use an .iso mounting tool. Grab PowerISO or DaemonTools and open the files there.

SonicBorgJunior 2018-08-05 1 point

I burned it to my disc... Now what?

bobby o 2018-08-01 1 point

it will not download the game it says 2 hours left and when it gets closer to the end of the download it stops and has an error

Zep 2018-07-30 -2 points

If you are looking for a code, it's just a short google from you. I found one by searching "The Movies Keycode"

yostop 2018-07-22 -5 points

THERE IS no exe file you have to burn it into a disk to play it if you read the download it said .iso not .exe

jailbreak sucks 2018-07-14 -1 point

anyone know a key i can use

Rose 2018-07-11 1 point

The download includes 3 BIN files, marked CD 1, 2, and 3. You need to burn them to a disk to play.

Diana_Is_Salty 2018-07-10 4 points

how do you play it. The .exe file is missing so are you supposed to extract something, or what?

leelee 2018-07-07 4 points

The .exe file is missing in the download? Are others having the same problem?

jake 2018-06-25 -1 point

Does this download take like 22 minutes?

Nakita Block 2018-06-17 -2 points

Where's the key?

Abdopasha 2018-06-02 3 points

How can I setup it ??

illya 2018-05-23 3 points

funny game

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