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The Best Movies With America in the Title 

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Updated June 14, 2019 1.7k votes 408 voters 38k views 109 items

List Rules Vote up your favorite movie with America or American in the name.

Have you ever noticed how many movies there are with America or American in the name? This list ranks the best movies with America in the title, regardless of genre or rating. What is your favorite movie with American in the name? Between classic comedies like American Pie and gritty dramas like American History X, it's really hard to pick a favorite. This is kind of an odd way to categorize movies, but that's also why it's so fun!

There are probably one or two movies with American in the title that you instantly think of, but you might be surprised how many others there are too as you scroll through this list. This ranked poll of films with american in the title includes movies like American Beauty, American Pie, and American Psycho. Don't forget that this list is interactive, meaning you can vote the film names up or down depending on much you liked each movie that has the word american in it.
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American Beauty is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies With America in the Title
Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Mena Suvari

Released: 1999

Directed by: Sam Mendes

American Beauty is a 1999 American drama film directed by Sam Mendes. An advertising executive (Kevin Spacey) has a midlife crisis when he becomes infatuated with his teenage daughter's best ...more

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American Psycho is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies With America in the Title
Christian Bale, Willem Dafoe, Jared Leto

Released: 2000

Directed by: Mary Harron

American Psycho is a 2000 American neo-noir satirical psychological horror film directed by Mary Harron, based on the 1991 novel by Bret Easton Ellis. Wealthy New York City investment banking ...more

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American History X is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies With America in the Title
Edward Norton, Edward Furlong, Beverly DAngelo

Released: 1998

Directed by: Tony Kaye

American History X is a 1998 American drama film directed by Tony Kaye and written by David McKenna. It stars Edward Norton and Edward Furlong, and co-stars Fairuza Balk, Stacy Keach, Elliott ...more

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American Graffiti is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies With America in the Title
Harrison Ford, Ron Howard, Suzanne Somers

Released: 1973

Directed by: George Lucas

American Graffiti is a 1973 American coming of age comedy-drama film directed and co-written by George Lucas starring Richard Dreyfuss, Ron Howard, Paul Le Mat, Harrison Ford, Charles Martin ...more

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American Hustle is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies With America in the Title
Jennifer Lawrence, Amy Adams, Robert De Niro

Released: 2013

Directed by: David O. Russell

American Hustle is a 2013 American comedy-drama film directed by David O. Russell. It was written by Eric Warren Singer and Russell, inspired by the FBI ABSCAM operation of the late 1970s and ...more

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American Gangster is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies With America in the Title
Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Idris Elba

Released: 2007

Directed by: Ridley Scott

American Gangster is a 2007 American biographical crime film directed by Ridley Scott, based on the criminal career of Frank Lucas. An outcast New York City cop (Russell Crowe) is charged with ...more

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Captain America: The Win... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies With America in the Title
Scarlett Johansson, Cobie Smulders, Samuel L. Jackson

Released: 2014

Directed by: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo

Captain America: The Winter Soldier is a 2014 American superhero film featuring the Marvel Comics character Captain America, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios ...more

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An American Tail is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies With America in the Title
Christopher Plummer, Madeline Kahn, Dom DeLuise

Released: 1986

Directed by: Don Bluth

An American Tail is a 1986 American animated musical adventure film directed by Don Bluth and produced by Sullivan Bluth Studios and Amblin Entertainment. The film tells the story of Fievel ...more

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An American Werewolf in ... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies With America in the Title
Jenny Agutter, Frank Oz, Rik Mayall

Released: 1981

Directed by: John Landis

An American Werewolf in London is a 1981 horror comedy film written and directed by John Landis, and starring David Naughton, Jenny Agutter, and Griffin Dunne. The film starts with two young ...more

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American Pie is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies With America in the Title
Alyson Hannigan, Tara Reid, Shannon Elizabeth

Released: 1999

Directed by: Chris Weitz, Paul Weitz

American Pie is a 1999 teen comedy film written by Adam Herz and directed by brothers Paul and Chris Weitz, in their directorial film debut. It is the first film in the American Pie theatrical ...more

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American Sniper is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies With America in the Title
Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Jonathan Groff

Released: 2015

Directed by: Clint Eastwood

American Sniper is a 2014 American biographical drama film directed by Clint Eastwood and written by Jason Hall. It is based on the book American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal ...more

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Coming to America is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies With America in the Title
Eddie Murphy, Samuel L. Jackson, James Earl Jones

Released: 1988

Directed by: John Landis

Coming to America is a 1988 American comedy film directed by John Landis, and based on a story originally created by Eddie Murphy, who also starred in the lead role. The film also co-stars ...more

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An American in Paris is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies With America in the Title
Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron, Nina Foch

Released: 1951

Directed by: Vincente Minnelli

An American in Paris is a 1951 American musical film inspired by the 1928 orchestral composition by George Gershwin. Starring Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron, Oscar Levant, Georges Guétary, and ...more

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Captain America: The Fir... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies With America in the Title
Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Evans, Tommy Lee Jones

Released: 2011

Directed by: Joe Johnston

Captain America: The First Avenger is a 2011 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character Captain America, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Paramount Pictures. It is ...more

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An American Tail: Fievel... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies With America in the Title
James Stewart, John Cleese, Jon Lovitz

Released: 1991

Directed by: Simon Wells, Phil Nibbelink

An American Tail: Fievel Goes West is a 1991 American animated western film produced by Steven Spielberg's Amblimation animation studio and released by Universal Pictures. It is the sequel to An ...more

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The American President ... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies With America in the Title
Annette Bening, Michael J. Fox, Michael Douglas

Released: 1995

Directed by: Rob Reiner

The American President is a 1995 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Rob Reiner and written by Aaron Sorkin. The film stars Michael Douglas, Annette Bening, Martin Sheen, Michael J. ...more

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Once Upon a Time in Amer... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies With America in the Title
Jennifer Connelly, Robert De Niro, James Woods

Released: 1984

Directed by: Sergio Leone

Once Upon a Time in America is a 1984 Italian epic drama film co-written and directed by Sergio Leone and starring Robert De Niro and James Woods. It chronicles the lives of Jewish ghetto youths ...more

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American Dictators is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies With America in the Title

Released: 2004

Directed by: Alex Jones, Kevin Booth

American Dictators is a 2004 documentary film directed by Kevin Booth and Alex Jones.
19
Team America: World Poli... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies With America in the Title
Matt Stone, Trey Parker, Maurice LaMarche

Released: 2004

Directed by: Trey Parker

Team America: World Police is a 2004 American satirical action comedy film written by Trey Parker, Matt Stone, and Pam Brady and directed by Parker, all of whom are also known for the popular ...more

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Knute Rockne, All Americ... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies With America in the Title
Ronald Reagan, Brian Keith, George Reeves

Released: 1940

Directed by: William K. Howard, Lloyd Bacon

Knute Rockne, All American is a 1940 biographical film which tells the story of Knute Rockne, Notre Dame football coach. It stars Pat O'Brien portraying the role of Rockne and Ronald Reagan as ...more

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Lost in America is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies With America in the Title
Albert Brooks, Garry Marshall, Julie Hagerty

Released: 1985

Directed by: Albert Brooks

Lost in America is a 1985 comedy film directed by Albert Brooks and co-written by Brooks with Monica Johnson. The film stars Brooks alongside Julie Hagerty as a married couple who decide to quit ...more

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American Splendor is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies With America in the Title
Paul Giamatti, Josh Hutchersonm, Molly Shannon

Released: 2003

Directed by: Robert Pulcini, Shari Springer Berman

American Splendor is a 2003 American biographical comedy-drama film about Harvey Pekar, the author of the American Splendor comic book series. The film is also in part an adaptation of the ...more

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American Wedding is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies With America in the Title
Alyson Hannigan, January Jones, Willam Belli

Released: 2003

Directed by: Jesse Dylan

American Wedding is a 2003 American romantic comedy film and a sequel to American Pie and American Pie 2 as part of the American Pie theatrical series. It was written by Adam Herz and directed ...more

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Beavis and Butt-head Do ... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies With America in the Title
Demi Moore, Bruce Willis, David Letterman

Released: 1996

Directed by: Mike deSeve, Mike Judge, Brian Mulroney, Yvette Kaplan

Beavis and Butt-head Do America is a 1996 American animated road comedy film, based on the TV series Beavis and Butt-head. It was produced by Paramount Pictures in association with Geffen ...more

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American Reunion is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies With America in the Title
Alyson Hannigan, Neil Patrick Harris, Tara Reid

Released: 2012

Directed by: Hayden Schlossberg, Jon Hurwitz

American Reunion is a 2012 ensemble comedy film written and directed by Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg. It is the fourth installment in the American Pie theatrical series and eighth ...more

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