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The Grapes of Wrath.


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God Father 2

It shows how America can transform a small immigrant in to a man of means.


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America, America

IIRC America is barely seen in the movie--it's all about getting there and what it means, to Elia Kazan. This was the "date movie" my bride of 49 years and I saw on our first date.

As for my choice, I would have to say it has to be a western because that was an entire genre that America gave the world. And among the thousands of those, I will pick True Grit--either version.


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The Grapes of Wrath.


I'll have to disagree, Grapes of Wrath was built on a socialist foundation.


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For me its "The Right Stuff".
Americans riding on a rocket, brave very brave.



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The Searchers

The Deer Hunter

The Right Stuff

The Godfather

12 Angry Men

Edit: Open Range.

Watched it again and it hit me, this is a VERY American movie. Common man standing up to the bully. Regular guys doing the right thing and standing up for the little people: call them minorities, new-comers, men/women, children. Everyone working to make it while dealing with a unforgiving environment.

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How The West Was Won.

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For me its "The Right Stuff".
Americans riding on a rocket, brave very brave.

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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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I vote with my all time favorite, Casablanca. Because Bogie.


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Jimmy Stewart. Mr. Smith goes to Washington



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Glory
Lincoln (the recent one)
Office Space
Independence Day (cheesy but...)
Band of Brothers (mini series but it's about as good as WWII movies get)
 
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Can't get, Fast Times at Ridgemont High out of my head.


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Easy Rider and Dirty Harry, the two films that I see personify the up yours, non-conformist individualist anti-hero the best, and says what it should be to be an 'American' the strongest for me. None of this team building, group hugging, around-the-campfire, participation trophy, 'we' crap. Every film before and after is just a pale second, if that.
 
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Paint Your Wagon.

Any movie that features Clint Eastwood singing has to be on this list.




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Lee Marvin's song 'Wandering Star' was No. 1 in England for 16 weeks. This inspired his friend Lee Van Cleef (the King of the Spaghetti Westerns) to demand that he must have a song in one of his movies. Thence the movie 'Captain Apache'.

And from left-field... lets put the all black cast film 'Cabin in the Sky' in contention. Louise Armstrong, Lena Horne, Ethel Waters, angels, devils, tap dancing, jazz, a church hymn, a revolver, a tornado, temptation, redemption; a beautiful if neglected film.


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