All-Americana: 12 Great Films about The United States

A Listmania! list by Brian M. Ranzoni "Da Killa B" (Albany, OR United States)
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GoodFellas
1.  GoodFellas DVD ~ Robert De Niro
The list author says:
  "The quintessential Scorsese view of East Coast mob crime from the 50's to the '80's; an essence of American violence"
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Midnight Cowboy
2.  Midnight Cowboy DVD ~ Dustin Hoffman
The list author says:
  "Find the American dream in the underbelly of 1970's New York City."
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Easy Rider (Special Edition)
3.  Easy Rider (Special Edition) DVD ~ Peter Fonda
The list author says:
  "One of the best films about the conflict between freedom and fear, Easy Rider's view of 1960's America applies to post-9/11 times. Jack Nicholsen's fireside chat about conformity still brings chills."
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Commando
4.  Commando DVD ~ Arnold Schwarzenegger
The list author says:
  "Government cheese from start to finish, Commando is the epitome of mindless Hollywood war entertainment. A guilty-pleasure and a subject for social studies."
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Glory (Special Edition)
5.  Glory (Special Edition) DVD ~ Matthew Broderick
The list author says:
  "Glory brings dignity not only to a little-known but critical piece of American history, but also dignifies an entire class of Americans."
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Boogie Nights (New Line Platinum Series)
6.  Boogie Nights (New Line Platinum Series) DVD ~ Mark Wahlberg
The list author says:
  "An affectionate look at the SoCal porn scene through the '70s and '80s. An exciting drama about frailty, ego, and vice."
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Annie Hall
7.  Annie Hall DVD ~ Woody Allen
The list author says:
  "Woody Allen's classic relationship comedy revels in urban American quirks, phobias, needs, and social standards. Both hilarious and accurate."
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Jackie Brown (Two-Disc Collector's Edition)
8.  Jackie Brown (Two-Disc Collector's Edition) DVD ~ Pam Grier
The list author says:
  "Tarantino's best in a catalog of nothing but good, Jackie Brown uses modern-day LA to pay homage to blaxploitation classics of the 1970's. A sum of an entire genre of film."
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Hearts and Minds (The Criterion Collection)
9.  Hearts and Minds (The Criterion Collection) DVD ~ Georges Bidault
The list author says:
  "One of the most objective, professional, and yet damming documentaries I have ever seen, Hearts and Minds records views about the progress and nature of America and the Vietnam War."
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Band of Brothers
10.  Band of Brothers DVD ~ Damian Lewis
The list author says:
  "The most ambitious, most detailed film about America's involvment in the ETO of WWII, it harkens to American strength and character."
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Medium Cool
11.  Medium Cool DVD ~ Robert Forster
The list author says:
  "A conscience-rasing film about media desensitization and ignorance, Medium cool drives home the bloody events around the 1968 DNC with Frank Zappa songs."
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Network
12.  Network DVD ~ Faye Dunaway
The list author says:
  "One of the more famous films about television escapism and corporate cynicism, Network reminds us that we "are mad as hell, and we're not going to take it anymore!""
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