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Born in the U.S.A.: 100 Films With ‘American’ in the Title

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The American/Gangster/Pie/Dreamz/Psycho/Beauty (Photo: Everett Collection)

American this, American that – filmmakers sure love to name check the good ole U.S. of A. Is it because every movie title (or let's be real, anything at all) sounds better when you add "American"? ("Canadian Gangster" just doesn't have the same ring to it.)

In honor of our nation's birthday, we've rounded up almost every film that has "American" in its name. They cover pretty much every topic/story/scenario possible (though we're not sure we want to know what happens in "The American Poop Movie"). There's "American Flyer" and "Flyers," "Dreamer" and "Dreamz," and two different, unrelated movies named "American Gun." Heck, even "Citizen Kane" was originally going to be called "The American" (that title eventually was used for a George Clooney movie nearly 70 years later).

Without further ado:

  1. "American Angels: Baptism of Blood" (1989)
  2. "American Animal" (2011)
  3. "American Anthem" (1986)
  4. "American Beauty" (1999)
  5. "American Buffalo" (1996)
  6. "American Cousins" (2003)
  7. "American Cowslip" (2009)
  8. "American Crude" (2008)
  9. "American Cyborg: Steel Warrior" (1993)
  10. "American Dragons" (1998)
  11. "American Dreamer" (1984)
  12. "American Dreamz" (2006)
  13. "American Flyer" (2010)
  14. "American Flyers" (1985)
  15. "American Friends" (1991)
  16. "American Gangster" (2007)
  17. "American Ghost Hunter" (2010)
  18. "American Gigolo" (1980)
  19. "American Girl" (2002)
  20. "American Gothic" (1988)
  21. "American Graffiti" (1973)
  22. "American Gun" (2002)
  23. "American Gun" (2005)
  24. "American Heart" (1992)
  25. "American History X" (1998)
  26. "American Hot Wax" (1978)
  27. "American Idiots" (2013)
  28. "American Kickboxer" (1991)
  29. "American Kickboxer 2" (1993)
  30. "American Loser" (2007)
  31. "American Maniacs" (2010)
  32. "American Mary" (2012)
  33. "American Me" (1992)
  34. "American Movie" (1999)
  35. "American Mullet" (2001)
  36. "American Ninja" (1985)
  37. "American Ninja 2: The Confrontation" (1987)
  38. "American Ninja 3: Blood Hunt" (1989)
  39. "American Ninja 4: The Annihilation" (1990)
  40. "American Ninja V" (1993)
  41. "American Outlaws" (2001)
  42. "American Pastime" (2007)
  43. "American Perfekt" (1997)
  44. "American Pie" (1999)
  45. "American Pie 2" (2001)
  46. "American Pop" (1981)
  47. "American Psycho" (2000)
  48. "American Psycho II: All American Girl" (2002)
  49. "American Reel" (2003)
  50. "American Reunion" (2012)
  51. "American Roulette" (1988)
  52. "American Samurai" (1992)
  53. "American Scream King" (2010)
  54. "American Shaolin" (1992)
  55. "American Son" (2008)
  56. "American Splendor" (2003)
  57. "American Strays" (1996)
  58. "American Teen" (2008)
  59. "American Tigers" (1996)
  60. "American Violet" (2008)
  61. "American Virgin" (2009)
  62. "American Wedding" (2003)
  63. "American Yakuza" (1993)
  64. "American Zombie" (2007)
  65. "An American Affair" (2009)
  66. "An American Carol" (2008)
  67. "An American Crime" (2007)
  68. "An American Haunting" (2005)
  69. "An American in Paris" (1951)
  70. "An American Reunion" (2003)
  71. "An American Rhapsody" (2001)
  72. "An American Summer" (1991)
  73. "An American Tail" (1986)
  74. "An American Tail: Fievel Goes West" (1991)
  75. "An American Werewolf in London" (1981)
  76. "An American Werewolf in Paris" (1997)
  77. "Born American" (1986)
  78. "Divorce American Style" (1967)
  79. "How to Make an American Quilt" (1995)
  80. "Kit Kittredge: An American Girl" (2008)
  81. "More American Graffiti" (1979)
  82. "My Fellow Americans" (1996)
  83. "The Adventures of the American Rabbit" (1986)
  84. "The American" (2010)
  85. "The American Astronaut" (2001)
  86. "The American Dream" (2011)
  87. "The American Friend" (1977)
  88. "The American Poop Movie" (2006)
  89. "The American President" (1995)
  90. "The American Scream" (2012)
  91. "The American Success Company" (1980)
  92. "The American Way" (1986)
  93. "The Great American Girl Robbery" (1979)
  94. "The Last American Hero" (1973)
  95. "The Last American Virgin" (1982)
  96. "The Myth of the American Sleepover" (2010)
  97. "The Quiet American" (1958/2002)
  98. "The Ugly American" (1963)
  99. "The Young Americans" (1993)
  100. "Wet Hot American Summer" (2001)

Were there any we missed? Let us know in the comments, and have a happy Fourth of July!

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