This term refers to Films told using a narrative storyline. In early film, not much thought was given to plot, narrative, storyline or character development withing the film. Gags were the paramount dramatic vehicle employed in a film. Charlie Chaplin for example used to perform a few impressive gags per film with little or no plot. Film slowly evolved to telling complete stories from beginning to end, scene by scence, to that which is today known as Narrative Cinema.