Discover Common English Idioms in Movies & TV Shows

Welcome to Movie Idioms — a collection of English idiomatic expressions from feature films, TV shows, sitcoms, cartoons, and other audio-visual media. This website is for English language learners, teachers, film students, movie buffs, and anyone interested in the language of film.

Browse through the lists of idioms to learn meanings of common English idioms and phrases with real examples from the big screen and television.

Read below for the unique features and extra tips about how you can use the site…

Watch & Listen to English Idiomatic Expressions on YouTube YouTube

For some idiom examples, you will also be able to watch the actual scenes on YouTube.

Links to new video clips will be added to the Movie Idioms website and on our YouTube channel.

Click here to view the idioms with video clips.

Read about the Movies on the Internet Movie Database IMDb

You can also click on the titles of any movie or TV show to read more details about it on IMDb.

Share on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, & More Facebook Twitter Pinterest

Share your favorite film idioms and movie examples with your friends on social media.

  • Use the share icons at the top of any page.
  • Highlight idioms, examples, or text on any page.
  • Click on the shareable images throughout the site.


View Film Idiom Lists with Meanings & Examples

All of the English idiomatic expressions on this site are organized alphabetically from A to Z.

The idiom lists are updated every month with new expressions from movies and TV shows.

Browse idiom lists from A to Z.


Search for Specific Idioms, Movies, or Characters

Use the search option on the left column of your web browser.

On your smartphone or tablet, go to the bottom of the page to search.

If you can’t find what you’re looking for, please send us a suggestion or idiom request.

Read below to see how you can contribute to the idiom collection.


Submit Idioms with Examples from Movies & TV Shows

Would you like to submit an idiom from a movie or TV show?

Please fill out the idiom submission form. We may feature it in the next update.

Submit idiomatic expressions and examples.


Connect on Social Media

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and your favorite social media networks.

View a complete list of our social media services.


Subscribe for Idiom Updates

Receive monthly updates by subscribing to our free newsletter.

Subscribe to the newsletter.


Contact Us

Would you like to get in touch?

Send us a message via the contact form.


Movie Idioms - Discover English Idiomatic Expressions in Movies and TV Shows