America, America

Call it star-spangled skepticism—these are films that wrestle with the idea and reality of America.

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1213 To Die For To Die For Gus Van Sant United States, 1995
1210 All the Beauty and the Bloodshed All the Beauty and the Bloodshed Laura Poitras United States, 2022
1209 Nothing but a Man Nothing but a Man Michael Roemer United States, 1964
827 McCabe & Mrs. Miller McCabe & Mrs. Miller Robert Altman United States, 1971
1205 Mudbound Mudbound Dee Rees United States, 2017
1202 Lone Star Lone Star John Sayles United States, 1996
549 The Last Picture Show The Last Picture Show Peter Bogdanovich United States, 1971
1196 Nanny Nanny Nikyatu Jusu United States, 2022
1190 Drylongso Drylongso Cauleen Smith United States, 1998
1187 One False Move One False Move Carl Franklin United States, 1992
1184 The Watermelon Woman The Watermelon Woman Cheryl Dunye United States, 1996
1180 Thelma & Louise Thelma & Louise Ridley Scott United States, 1991
1179 Targets Targets Peter Bogdanovich United States, 1968
1173 Hollywood Shuffle Hollywood Shuffle Robert Townsend United States, 1987
336 Dazed and Confused Dazed and Confused Richard Linklater United States, 1993
1167 Imitation of Life Imitation of Life John M. Stahl United States, 1934
1160 Malcolm X Malcolm X Spike Lee United States, 1992
1140 Buck and the Preacher Buck and the Preacher Sidney Poitier United States, 1972
1130 Shaft Shaft Gordon Parks United States, 1971
1124 Chan Is Missing Chan Is Missing Wayne Wang United States, 1982
1127 Mississippi Masala Mississippi Masala Mira Nair United States, 1991
423 Walker Walker Alex Cox United States, 1987
1106 One Night in Miami . . . One Night in Miami . . . Regina King United States, 2020
1095 Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song Melvin Van Peebles United States, 1971
1094 Watermelon Man Watermelon Man Melvin Van Peebles United States, 1970
1062 Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese Martin Scorsese United States, 2019
1061 Minding the Gap Minding the Gap Bing Liu United States, 2018
1058 The Irishman The Irishman Martin Scorsese United States, 2019
977 Blue Velvet Blue Velvet David Lynch United States, 1986
545 Easy Rider Easy Rider Dennis Hopper United States, 1969
887 Lost in America Lost in America Albert Brooks United States, 1985
821 Dr. Strangelove, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb Dr. Strangelove, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb Stanley Kubrick United States, 1964
118 Sullivan’s Travels Sullivan’s Travels Preston Sturges United States, 1941
334 Harlan County USA Harlan County USA Barbara Kopple United States, 1976
928 Bowling for Columbine Bowling for Columbine Michael Moore United States, 2002
. . . And the Pursuit of Happiness . . . And the Pursuit of Happiness Louis Malle France, 1986
803 The Manchurian Candidate The Manchurian Candidate John Frankenheimer United States, 1962
945 A Raisin in the Sun A Raisin in the Sun Daniel Petrie United States, 1961
826 The New World The New World Terrence Malick United States, 2005
97 Do the Right Thing Do the Right Thing Spike Lee United States, 1989
The Emigrants/The New Land The Emigrants/The New Land    
114 My Man Godfrey My Man Godfrey Gregory La Cava United States, 1936
952 The Magnificent Ambersons The Magnificent Ambersons Orson Welles United States, 1942
951 True Stories True Stories David Byrne United States, 1986
Mr. Freedom Mr. Freedom William Klein France, 1969
258 Tanner ’88 Tanner ’88 Robert Altman United States, 1988
320 Young Mr. Lincoln Young Mr. Lincoln John Ford United States, 1939
414 Two-Lane Blacktop Two-Lane Blacktop Monte Hellman United States, 1971
175 Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Terry Gilliam United States, 1998
God’s Country God’s Country Louis Malle United States, 1985
683 Nashville Nashville Robert Altman United States, 1975
636 Heaven’s Gate Heaven’s Gate Michael Cimino United States, 1980
919 Dead Man Dead Man Jim Jarmusch United States, 1995
514 Ride with the Devil Ride with the Devil Ang Lee United States, 1999
Babo 73 Babo 73 Robert Downey Sr. United States, 1964
481 Made in U.S.A Made in U.S.A Jean-Luc Godard France, 1966
658 Medium Cool Medium Cool Haskell Wexler United States, 1969
562 Blow Out Blow Out Brian De Palma United States, 1981
Native Land Native Land Leo Hurwitz… United States, 1942
566 Insignificance Insignificance Nicolas Roeg United Kingdom, 1985
1031 Wildlife Wildlife Paul Dano United States, 2018