Originating in 1950s United States television, the term has undergone several changes over time (see Wikipedia article).
midnight movie (plural midnight movies)
- (film) A B-movie, often in camp style and with a retro theme.
- A low-budget film which has become a cult classic, referring in this sense to original tradition of showing such films at night.
- (dated) A low-budget film shown on television after midnight, particularly but not exclusively in the US.