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Perhaps a bit ironic, but, The Godfather.

Legends of the Fall, aside from the love stories, is also heavy on self-dependence and the downsides of an intrusive government, which are standard American ideals, even though we are still constantly battling them.



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Forrest Gump

Top Gun

Cocktail

And Point Break just because.


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Perhaps a bit ironic, but, The Godfather.


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It is a good movie but not one of my favorites but when I read the forum topic the first thing I thought of was The Blues Brothers for some reason.

I also will throw out National Lampoons Vacation.
 
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My first vote is also for American Graffiti. The reason is gets my vote is because "cruising" is a strictly American pastime and could have only been done in America. Also Rock n Roll. Both very American.
 
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Animal House. Where else could that movie be set, or made?


Lol, I had the same thought!




 
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And for me... "Sgt York" immediately came to mind.


I thought I was going to be alone in that choice.




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Old Yeller


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Old Yeller


At this point in the thread, I'll agree that "Old Yeller" is a great, great answer.


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I think "1776" is a good one. I'd also like to add "Oklahoma!"
Both deal with uniquely American history/characters and both are based upon American Musical Theater, also uniquely American.

Outside of American Musical Theater,
I'd vote for John Ford's Cavalry trilogy, "Fort Apache", "She Worn a Yellow Ribbon" and the very best of them, "Rio Grande".
The history is American, the players are American icons and these films are something only America could have made.
 
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Barbarella staring Jane Fonda.

(Jus' kidding. Smile)



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"The Rocketeer"
The movie includes old fashioned Hollywood, romance, mobsters, fighting Nazis, and even Howard Hughes. It's kind of cheesy compared to todays standards, but in the end the hero saves America and gets the girl.
 
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Red Dawn (1983)

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Reading TMats post reminded me of "The Best Years of Our Lives" (1946), a quiet, very moving film covering 3 WWII veterans and their families.
 
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Field of Dreams
 
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I don't know if it's the most American movie, but "Fried Green Tomatoes" is an 'only in America' movie. "A Time to Kill" is another one. How about "To Kill a Mockingbird"

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Patton.




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Fast Times at Ridgemont High.


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Avalon (1990)
Pretty good piece of film depicting some pretty great truths.

Radio Days (1987)
Awesome slice of life.

Neither are the most “American”, or overtly patriotic, but do capture their American insight really well, imo.
 
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Are you kidding me? There is only one answer here: "Red Dawn"! Patrick Swayze and his crew wiping out the commies! Freakin' 'Murica! WOLVERINES!!!!!!!!!
 
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