The Movies: Superstar Edition

Developer: Feral Interactive Ltd

Current Version: 1.2

Last Updated: 1 year ago

Download Size: 4.1 GB - Download


Behind every box office hit is a Hollywood mogul… in The Movies Superstar Edition, that mogul is you!

Before you buy, expand this description to check the system requirements below.

Starting out at the dawn of cinema, it’s up to you to build your studio from an empty lot into a glittering Hollywood empire by producing must-see blockbusters, creating huge stars and giving the movie-going public exactly what they want to see. It’s not all award-parties though… you’ll need to balance spiralling budgets, fierce competition, and worst of all, actors’ egos if you want to make it to the top.

When it’s time to start the cameras rolling, settle into the director’s chair! The Movies comes packed with tools to help you write and direct your own films. Once you’ve polished your films to perfection, you can upload them to YouTube and show the world your best shots.

Included in the Superstar Edition is the Stunts & Effects expansion pack, which adds more sets, costumes, props, vehicles and backdrops for your virtual productions, along with a new employee type: the stuntman, and a host of new creative options with which to dazzle the audience.

Welcome to the dream factory, baby!

• Call the shots in Tinseltown – Design and run your own studio, from the early days of cinema through to the present day and beyond.

• From pitch to premiere – Take full creative control of your movies. Write the scripts, direct them yourself and then edit your movie to perfection.

• The part your Mac was born to play – Integration with iTunes lets you pick the perfect track for the scene… or write your own with GarageBand!

• BAFTA Award-winning – The Movies for Mac won a BAFTA award in the Best Simulation category.

• Top score – A brilliant soundtrack from composer Daniel Pemberton captures the changing eras of cinema, and gets you in the mood to make movie magic.

• Show the world your talents – Upload your masterpiece to YouTube and share it with family and friends.

Important information regarding The Movies Superstar Edition:

• You can find out more about the game on the The Movies Superstar Edition mini-site at

• If you require assistance, please contact our support team at [email protected]

• Minimum System Requirements: Processor: 1.4 GHz, RAM: 512MB, Graphics: 64MB, Free Space: 8GB.

• This game is not currently supported on volumes formatted as Mac OS Extended (Case Sensitive).

The Movies and The Movies: Stunts & Effects © 2002-2011 Lionhead Studios Limited. Lionhead, the Lionhead logo, The Movies, The Movies: Stunts & Effects and The Movies logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Lionhead Studios Ltd. All rights reserved. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Mac and the Mac logo are trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Feral and the Feral logo are trademarks of Feral Interactive Ltd.


Release Notes:

• Fixed crash on Macs with 2GB VRAM Graphics cards (27" iMac BTO option).
• Improved shadow effect on Intel HD3000 cards in OS X Lion.


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 1.2
Review by DavidinDC

Love this game! - I was a little hesitant to buy this game because for some reason I didn't think it was going to be that good, but I'm happy to say I was wrong. This game is brilliant, creative, and so addictive. Very much like The Sims in many respects, but with an actual goal to motivate you. It's all kinds of fun trying to produce a movie that hits number one at the box office - and surprisingly even more fun when your films win a coveted movie award. Keeping your stars happy and working can be difficult - they can be so temperamental, but that's part of the challenge. I was less interested in decorating my studio lot than I was making some great movies. But you have to keep churning them out if you want your studio to be profitable for several decades, both the blockbusters and the duds. You can find some custom contest for this game on the web, not nearly as much as the Sims, and installing it on a Mac can be a tricky. But overall, a great port to Mac - this game runs flawlessly on my 3 year old unibody macbook pro, (unlike the Sims games.)

Found helpful by 23 out of 23 people
Version 1.2

Tank God They Fixed Them Shadows. - Thank god they fixed the shodows problem with in intel 3000 card and os x lion, that was driving me crazy. Great Game

Found helpful by 4 out of 7 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 1.2
Review by Pulchritudia

Fun for Years - I originally played, "The Movies" years ago when it first came out on PC. I'm a huge fan of simulation games, so when I switched to Mac I was thrilled to find an old favorite available on this platform! The game play is smooth, and you can speed through filming. However there is a little bit of technique to make your Studio Lot #1. Make sure your stars are happy, have a nice trailer, good entourage, are paid well, always trendy with fashion, etc. But be careful, much like real life they too can have a food or drink addiction. Yes, there is rehab for that, lol. Old age? No problem, send them in for plastic surgery! Also, make sure you take some time for your stars to mingle with each other. The better of a relationship they have, the more the paparazzi will like them, and the critics will appreciate their chemistry. When they're not conversing with each other, train them in a new genre. Plus, make sure your stuntmen are well trained and healthy too! I wish the PR building were available early on, but that would pretty much make the game a breeze. ;) To all those wondering if this is a good game, indeed it is. If you enjoy constant competition of having the top movie studio, stealing actors from rival studios, making an old janitor an over-night movie star - then you will love this game! Have fun!

Found helpful by 7 out of 7 people
Version 1.2
Review by Goatman455

Beware, Crashes on New Macbook Pro - I love this game, but on the New Macbook Pro w/ the AMD/ATI R9 370x this game will not run more than 30 seconds without crashing. DO NOT BUY THIS GAME IF YOU OWN ONE, YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!!! I am working on contacting the necessary parties to fix this issue, I hope they are willing to do the work necessary to do so. I have contacted the company and they have confirmed it is a driver issue and that they have reported it to apple, but they have no idea how long it will take. I am bumping it up to 2 stars for the time being because the customer service was so good, but I still can’t recommend buying a game that won’t work. It’s understandable that some things will be overlooked with a new GPU but having no timeframe, and possibly having to wait months for a fix is unreasonable IMO.

Found helpful by 6 out of 7 people
Version 1.2
Review by mikebenda

A hidden gem in the App Store! - I love this game and in the first few weeks have spent many hours playing it. If you're hesitating about buying this, don't. It's well worth the price! And the Star Maker application is cool; you can design your own stars! In case you had the same problem finding it as I did, it is part of the pre-game options window. Just select it from the Select Game dropdown on the About tab of the pre-game options window. If you are not seeing the pre-game window, please hold the Command key when launching the game.

Found helpful by 4 out of 6 people
Version 1.2
Review by Kh426

Nice game. but the price seems a little high - I love this game, i had a few years ago for PC and i was plesently surprised to see it on a Mac (I wish other Old PC games would convert). The only problum i seem to have with the game is that it can get repeditive after awhile. Also i seem to be having some issues with the StarMaker that is also part of the game. I was trying to follow the adivse of another review but i could not seem to find such a tab on my computer,so if anybody can help me there that would be great. The price seems to be a little bit of an issue i bought it at a lower price, but if you have some free time and an extra $20 burning a hole in your pocket i would recomnend this game.

Found helpful by 3 out of 4 people
Version 1.2
Review by Flappycheeks

GAH! - I waited all my life for this game to come back! I played this when it first came out! I literally just streaked because i'm so overjoyed:)

Found helpful by 3 out of 3 people