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The Best Movies With America in the Title

Updated June 14, 2019 2.7k votes 453 voters 43.4k views109 items

List RulesVote 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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  • An American in Paris1
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    An American in Paris

    Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron

    Released1951

    Directed byVincente Minnelli

    An American in Paris is a 1951 American musical film inspired by the 1928 orchestral...  more

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  • American Psycho2
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    American Psycho

    Christian Bale, Willem Dafoe

    Released2000

    Directed byMary Harron

    American Psycho is a 2000 American neo-noir satirical psychological horror film directed by...  more

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  • American Graffiti3
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    American Graffiti

    Harrison Ford, Ron Howard

    Released1973

    Directed byGeorge Lucas

    American Graffiti is a 1973 American coming of age comedy-drama film directed and co-written...  more

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  • American Beauty4
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    American Beauty

    Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening

    Released1999

    Directed bySam Mendes

    American Beauty is a 1999 American drama film directed by Sam Mendes. An advertising executive...  more

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  • American History X5
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    American History X

    Edward Norton, Edward Furlong

    Released1998

    Directed byTony Kaye

    American History X is a 1998 American drama film directed by Tony Kaye and written by David...  more

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  • An American Tail6
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    An American Tail

    Christopher Plummer, Madeline Kahn

    Released1986

    Directed byDon Bluth

    An American Tail is a 1986 American animated musical adventure film directed by Don Bluth and...  more

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    American Dictators is a 2004 documentary film directed by Kevin Booth and Alex Jones....  more
  • American Gangster8
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    American Gangster

    Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe

    Released2007

    Directed byRidley Scott

    American Gangster is a 2007 American biographical crime film directed by Ridley Scott, based...  more

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  • The American President9
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    The American President

    Annette Bening, Michael J. Fox

    Released1995

    Directed byRob Reiner

    The American President is a 1995 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Rob Reiner...  more

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  • Beavis and Butt-head Do America10
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    Beavis and Butt-head Do America

    Demi Moore, Bruce Willis

    Released1996

    Directed byMike 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...  more

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  • American Hustle11
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    American Hustle

    Jennifer Lawrence, Amy Adams

    Released2013

    Directed byDavid O. Russell

    American Hustle is a 2013 American comedy-drama film directed by David O. Russell. It was...  more

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  • Knute Rockne, All American12
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    Knute Rockne, All American

    Ronald Reagan, Brian Keith

    Released1940

    Directed byWilliam K. Howard, Lloyd Bacon

    Knute Rockne, All American is a 1940 biographical film which tells the story of Knute Rockne,...  more
  • An American Werewolf in Paris13
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    An American Werewolf in Paris

    Julie Bowen, Julie Delpy

    Released1997

    Directed byAnthony Waller

    An American Werewolf in Paris is a 1997 comedy-horror film directed by Anthony Waller and...  more

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  • Coming to America14
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    Coming to America

    Eddie Murphy, Samuel L. Jackson

    Released1988

    Directed byJohn Landis

    Coming to America is a 1988 American comedy film directed by John Landis, and based on a story...  more

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  • How to Make an American Quilt15
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    How to Make an American Quilt

    Claire Danes, Winona Ryder

    Released1995

    Directed byJocelyn Moorhouse

    How to Make an American Quilt is a 1995 movie which was directed by Jocelyn Moorhouse and...  more
  • An American Werewolf in London16
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    An American Werewolf in London

    Jenny Agutter, Frank Oz

    Released1981

    Directed byJohn Landis

    An American Werewolf in London is a 1981 horror comedy film written and directed by John...  more

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  • An American Tail: Fievel Goes West17
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    An American Tail: Fievel Goes West

    James Stewart, John Cleese

    Released1991

    Directed bySimon Wells, Phil Nibbelink

    An American Tail: Fievel Goes West is a 1991 American animated western film produced by Steven...  more

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  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier18
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    Captain America: The Winter Soldier

    Scarlett Johansson, Cobie Smulders

    Released2014

    Directed byAnthony Russo, Joe Russo

    Captain America: The Winter Soldier is a 2014 American superhero film featuring the Marvel...  more

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  • American Sniper19
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    American Sniper

    Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller

    Released2014

    Directed byClint Eastwood

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  • Once Upon a Time in America20
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    Once Upon a Time in America

    Jennifer Connelly, Robert De Niro

    Released1984

    Directed bySergio Leone

    Once Upon a Time in America is a 1984 Italian epic drama film co-written and directed by...  more

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  • The Quiet American21
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    The Quiet American

    Audie Murphy, Michael Redgrave

    Released1958

    Directed byJoseph L. Mankiewicz

    The Quiet American is a 1958 American film and the first film adaptation of Graham Greene's...  more
  • More American Graffiti22
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    More American Graffiti

    Harrison Ford, Ron Howard

    Released1979

    Directed byBill L. Norton

    More American Graffiti is a 1979 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Bill L....  more
  • American Teen23
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    American Teen

    Megan Krizmanich, Hannah Bailey

    Released2008

    Directed byNanette Burstein

    American Teen is a 2008 documentary film directed by Nanette Burstein and produced by 57th &...  more
  • Air America24
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    Air America

    Mel Gibson, Robert Downey Jr.

    Released1990

    Directed byRoger Spottiswoode

    Air America is a 1990 American action comedy film directed by Roger Spottiswoode, starring Mel...  more

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  • An American Christmas Carol25
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    An American Christmas Carol

    Henry Winkler, Dorian Harewood

    Released1979

    Directed byEric Till

    A U.S. made-for-TV movie based upon Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol set in Concord, New...  more