film The Best American Movies  

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List Rules Only American movies. No movies about other things.

What is more American than American Pie? I don't know, how about a little something called An American Tail? Or even An American Tail: Fievel Goes West? Just kidding, the term is "apple pie," but this list isn't about apples. It's about American movies. What makes a movie so American that it belongs on this list? Just one thing: It has the word "American" in the title. That is literally the only prerequisite.

Wow, look at all these great American movies. Which ones are the best? On this list, you will find such Oscar winners as American Beauty and also cult favorites like Wet Hot American Summer and American Psycho. Also on this list is American Sniper, which some people liked. And also An American Werewolf in London, which is really good if you haven't seen it. All of the American Pie movies that came out in theaters are on this list, too! But not the direct-to-DVD ones, because they were terrible and who has time for that.

Are you planning to celebrate America by watching some good American movies? Some good times to watch films with American in the title include Memorial Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, July 4th (AKA "Independence Day"), any U.S. President's birthday, your own birthday, or any other day. What a fun theme for a movie marathon! Please vote up your favorite American movies.
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American Sniper Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Jonathan Groff

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American History X Edward Norton, Edward Furlong, Beverly DAngelo

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American Pie Alyson Hannigan, Tara Reid, Shannon Elizabeth

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American Beauty Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Mena Suvari

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American Psycho is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best American Movies
American Psycho Reese Witherspoon, Christian Bale, Willem Dafoe - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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American Graffiti Harrison Ford, Ron Howard, Suzanne Somers

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American Gangster Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Idris Elba

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An American Tail Christopher Plummer, Madeline Kahn, Dom DeLuise

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American Pie 2 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best American Movies
American Pie 2 Alyson Hannigan, Tara Reid, Shannon Elizabeth

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American Wedding Alyson Hannigan, January Jones, Willam Belli

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An American Werewolf in London Jenny Agutter, Frank Oz, Rik Mayall - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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An American Tail: Fievel Goes West James Stewart, John Cleese, Jon Lovitz

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American Reunion Alyson Hannigan, Neil Patrick Harris, Tara Reid

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American Hustle Jennifer Lawrence, Amy Adams, Robert De Niro

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The American President Annette Bening, Michael J. Fox, Michael Douglas

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Wet Hot American Summer Bradley Cooper, Elizabeth Banks, Amy Poehler

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RobLein added The Ugly American Marlon Brando, Pat Hingle, Arthur Hill

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RobLein added Knute Rockne, All American Ronald Reagan, Brian Keith, George Reeves

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RobLein added Jim Thorpe – All-American Burt Lancaster, Charles Bickford, Nestor Paiva

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Tucker DeSaulnier added American Movie

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An American Werewolf in Paris Julie Bowen, Julie Delpy, Tom Everett Scott

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looksharp added Everybody's All-American Jessica Lange, John Goodman, Dennis Quaid

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looksharp added Geronimo: An American Legend Matt Damon, Robert Duvall, Gene Hackman

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looksharp added The Last American Hero Jeff Bridges, Gary Busey, Ned Beatty

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looksharp added American Buffalo Dustin Hoffman, Dennis Franz, Sean Nelson

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American Me Edward James Olmos, William Forsythe, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa

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An American in Paris Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron, Nina Foch

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The American George Clooney, Violante Placido, Isabelle Adriani

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American Gigolo Richard Gere, Lauren Hutton, Bill Duke - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Chino Fernandez added American Ninja Michael Dudikoff, Judie Aronson

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American Splendor Paul Giamatti, Josh Hutchersonm, Molly Shannon

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The Last American Virgin Diane Franklin, Steve Antin, Louisa Moritz

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HenryRHarris added American: The Bill Hicks Story

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American Flyers Kevin Costner, Jennifer Grey, Alexandra Paul

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American Anthem Michelle Phillips, Janet Jones, Mitch Gaylord

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The Quiet American Brendan Fraser, Michael Caine, Rade Šerbedžija

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An American Carol Paris Hilton, Kelsey Grammer, Bill O'Reilly