a low-budget movie made especially to accompany a major feature film on a double bill.
- Also called B-pic·ture [bee-pik-cher] /ˈbiˌpɪk tʃər/ .
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How to use B-movie in a sentence
A lot of big-time directors have been influenced by B-movie guys like Kaufman and Roger Corman, in particular.‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Filmmaker James Gunn on His Glorious Space Opera and Rise to the A-List | Marlow Stern | August 3, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
No wonder the summit was eclipsed by the B-movie imbroglio over Secret Service agents moonlighting as sex tourists.Cartagena Summit’s Other Outrage: Obama’s Indifference to Latin Issues | Mac Margolis | April 27, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
His skin tone and sunken cheeks have inspired unfavorable comparisons to Skeletor and a diabolical B-movie villain.
Meanwhile—and this is like a scene from some B-movie about Washington—some GOP lawmakers were chanting “fire him, fire him!”
A B-movie student appreciates nothing more than when the headlines advertise the film.
British Dictionary definitions for B-movie
a film originally made (esp in Hollywood in the 1940s and 50s) as a supporting film, now often considered as a genre in its own right
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