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  1. B movie

    A B movie is a low-budget commercial motion picture that is not definitively an arthouse or pornographic film. In its original usage, during the Golden Age of Hollywood, the term more precisely identified a film intended for distribution as the less-publicized, bottom half of a double feature. Although the U.S. production of movies intended as second features largely ceased by the end of the 1950s, the term B movie continued to be used in the broader sense it maintains today. In its post–Golden Age usage, there is ambiguity on both sides of the definition: on the one hand, many B movies display a high degree of craft and aesthetic ingenuity; on the other, the primary interest of many inexpensive exploitation films is prurient. In some cases, both may be true. In either usage, most B movies represent a particular genre—the Western was a Golden Age B movie staple, while low-budget science-fiction and horror films became more popular in the 1950s. Early B movies were often part of series in which the star repeatedly played the same character. Almost always shorter than the top-billed films they were paired with, many had running times of 70 minutes or less. The term connoted a general perception that B movies were inferior to the more handsomely budgeted headliners; individual B films were often ignored by critics.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of b movie in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of b movie in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Jane Fondalikes to toke:

    I cannot see a movie on pot.

  2. Brandon Roberts:

    This is a small-budget movie.

  3. J. W. Eagan:

    Never judge a book by its movie.

  4. Takayuki Hoshi:

    It would be like the movie 'Iron Man'.

  5. Kathleen Kennedy:

    Jar Jar is definitely not in the movie.

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