This paper deals with the application of the lattice-Boltzmann method (LBM) to fluid-film lubrication. Compared with the traditional computational approach in lubrication (based on Reynolds equation), LBM does not neglect inertia forces. The implementation of LBM is less demanding than that of the Navier–Stokes solvers for complex geometric configurations. Various wall boundary conditions, as well as the multiple relaxation time model, are discussed. Bearing cavitation is approached in a simplified manner. The LBM solutions for two classic configurations are compared with the corresponding analytic and numeric solutions of the Reynolds or Navier–Stokes equations. The LBM results were satisfactory for the investigated cases.