Definition of B-movie in English:

B-movie

noun

  • A low-budget movie, especially (formerly) one made for use as a companion to the main attraction in a double feature.

    [as modifier] ‘a B-movie actress’
    • ‘On the whole, it is in pretty good condition for a B-movie from 1963.’
    • ‘It comes across as a glossy knock-off of a B-movie revenge flick.’
    • ‘What's the hardest part of being an actress in B-movies?’
    • ‘Still, the tightly paced story and competent direction gives the film a level of professionalism comparable to American B-movies of the time.’
    • ‘This exhilarating resistance to romanticism or psychologizing is balanced by the film's vast scope and its B-movie energy.’
    • ‘Though it turned out to be quite a creepy B-movie, the film is not up to the quality of the book.’
    • ‘Fans of the slasher genre and B-movies are encouraged to check it out.’
    • ‘I'm a B-movie geek, I own about one thousand titles in my personal collection - all kinds of movies.’
    • ‘What is generally left is a lifeless B-movie adaptation, generously plot-holed and lacking any sort human element or any degree of excitement.’
    • ‘This was meant to be a drive in movie exploitation flick that nods its head in admiration for the B-movie genre.’
    • ‘Tim died before he could be rediscovered, still reduced to playing bit parts in paltry B-movies.’
    • ‘Let me take a moment to remind everyone that I judge this movie in terms of its under-the-radar B-movie brethren.’
    • ‘Maybe with a better cast, this film would circumvent its B-movie roots.’
    • ‘Then again, considering how close many noir B-movies come to self-parody, it can be difficult to identify the line of demarcation.’
    • ‘Although the direction is sure-handed, the film never really transcends B-movie status.’
    • ‘It seems as though Anne taught herself to walk and talk by watching American B-movies.’
    • ‘Some may have thought it strange that I could just drop what I normally do and make something like a B-movie.’
    • ‘The first half of the movie plays like a typical B-movie expedition.’
    • ‘These photographs project an air of cool objectivity, and with their serial format (most are either diptychs or triptychs), they read like films - B-movies in particular.’
    • ‘He works staunchly within the independent B-movie horror milieu, so you might not be as familiar with his work.’

Pronunciation:

B-movie

/ˈbēˌmo͞ovē/