Definition of road movie in English:

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road movie

Pronunciation: /rōd ˈmo͞ovē/


A movie of a genre in which the main character is traveling, either in flight or on a journey of self-discovery.
Example sentences
  • Blending elements from varied genres - crime thriller, road movie, noir - his picture is somewhat of an oddity.
  • It is a road movie, a film about cars, and a search for meaning in American life that could easily be called ‘Zen and the Art of Drag Racing’.
  • While relying upon the basic framework and preoccupations of an established genre, the road movie, Badlands twists, defamiliarises and critiques its familiar coordinates.

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Syllabification: road mov·ie

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