The Best American Movies Films

The Best American Movies

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List Criteria: 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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    Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Jonathan Groff

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    Edward Norton, Edward Furlong, Beverly DAngelo

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    Alyson Hannigan, Tara Reid, Shannon Elizabeth

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    Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Mena Suvari

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    Reese Witherspoon, Christian Bale, Willem Dafoe Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Harrison Ford, Ron Howard, Suzanne Somers

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    Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Idris Elba

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    Alyson Hannigan, Tara Reid, Shannon Elizabeth

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    Christopher Plummer, Madeline Kahn, Dom DeLuise

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    Alyson Hannigan, January Jones, Willam Belli

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    Jenny Agutter, Frank Oz, Rik Mayall Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Alyson Hannigan, Neil Patrick Harris, Tara Reid

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    Jennifer Lawrence, Amy Adams, Robert De Niro

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    Annette Bening, Michael J. Fox, Michael Douglas

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    James Stewart, John Cleese, Jon Lovitz

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    Bradley Cooper, Elizabeth Banks, Amy Poehler

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    Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron, Nina Foch

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    Marlon Brando, Pat Hingle, Arthur Hill

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

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    Burt Lancaster, Charles Bickford, Nestor Paiva

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    Jeff Bridges, Gary Busey, Ned Beatty

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

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    Matt Damon, Robert Duvall, Gene Hackman

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    Dustin Hoffman, Dennis Franz, Sean Nelson

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    Paul Giamatti, Josh Hutchersonm, Molly Shannon

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    Edward James Olmos, William Forsythe, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa

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    Diane Franklin, Steve Antin, Louisa Moritz

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    Michael Dudikoff, Judie Aronson

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    Kevin Costner, Jennifer Grey, Alexandra Paul

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    Michelle Phillips, Janet Jones, Mitch Gaylord

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    Paris Hilton, Kelsey Grammer, Bill O'Reilly

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