Definition of buddy movie in US English:

buddy movie


North American
  • A movie portraying a close friendship between two people, especially between two men.

    • ‘For the film industry, the biracial buddy movie attracts the broadest audience by appealing to both white and black audiences.’
    • ‘It is at once a coming of age story, a rite of passage, a road trip and a buddy movie.’
    • ‘Good-natured, hopeful and well-intentioned, the French film Monsieur Ibrahim is the sort of bittersweet coming-of-age buddy movie that will undoubtedly fare well with bourgeois art-house audiences the world over.’
    • ‘The series is really an extended buddy movie, set in hip Manhattan bars and not in muddy trenches.’
    • ‘It's a fairly funny buddy movie, in the tradition of Wilson and Jackie Chan in their Shanghai series.’


buddy movie

/ˈbədi ˈmuvi//ˈbədē ˈmo͞ovē/