The Top 50 Americana Movies of All Time

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Forrest Gump 1994, 142 min.

Robert Zemeckis     Starring: Tom HanksRobin WrightGary Sinise

Americana    Comedy Drama    Drama

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Fargo 1996, 98 min.

Ethan & Joel Coen     Starring: Frances McDormandWilliam H. MacySteve Buscemi

Americana    Black Comedy    Crime

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Nashville 1975, 159 min.

Robert Altman     Starring: Ned BeattyRonee BlakleyKeith Carradine

Americana    Drama    Ensemble Film

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The Grapes of Wrath 1940, 129 min.

John Ford     Starring: Henry FondaJane DarwellJohn Carradine

Americana    Drama    Family Drama

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Hud 1963, 112 min.

Martin Ritt     Starring: Paul NewmanPatricia NealBrandon de Wilde

Americana    Drama    Western

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East of Eden 1955, 115 min.

Elia Kazan     Starring: Julie HarrisJames DeanRaymond Massey

Americana    Drama    Family Drama

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Giant 1956, 201 min.

George Stevens     Starring: Elizabeth TaylorRock HudsonJames Dean

Americana    Drama    Romance

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The Natural 1984, 134 min.

Barry Levinson     Starring: Robert DuvallGlenn CloseKim Basinger

Americana    Drama    Period Film

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Easy Rider 1969, 95 min.

Dennis Hopper     Starring: Peter FondaDennis HopperJack Nicholson

Americana    Biker Film    Crime

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The Sandlot 1993, 101 min.

David M. Evans     Starring: Tom GuiryMike VitarDenis Leary

Americana    Comedy    Coming-of-Age

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Field of Dreams 1989, 107 min.

Phil Alden Robinson     Starring: Kevin CostnerAmy MadiganGaby Hoffmann

Americana    Drama    Fantasy

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Quiz Show 1994, 133 min.

Robert Redford     Starring: John TurturroRob MorrowRalph Fiennes

Americana    Docudrama    Drama

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A League of Their Own 1992, 128 min.

Penny Marshall     Starring: Geena DavisTom HanksLori Petty

Americana    Comedy Drama    Drama

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The Straight Story 1999, 112 min.

David Lynch     Starring: Sissy SpacekJohn LordanHarry Dean Stanton

Americana    Drama    Road Movie

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Election 1999, 103 min.

Alexander Payne     Starring: Matthew BroderickReese WitherspoonMark Harelik

Americana    Comedy    Satire

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Remember the Titans 2000, 120 min.

Boaz Yakin     Starring: Denzel WashingtonWill PattonWood Harris

Americana    Drama    Message Movie

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Eight Men Out 1988, 119 min.

John Sayles     Starring: John CusackClifton JamesMichael Lerner

Americana    Drama    Period Film

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Pleasantville 1998, 124 min.

Gary Ross     Starring: Jeff DanielsJoan AllenWilliam H. Macy

Americana    Comedy    Fantasy Comedy

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A Perfect World 1993, 138 min.

Clint Eastwood     Starring: Kevin CostnerClint EastwoodLaura Dern

Americana    Crime    Crime Drama

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Meet John Doe 1941, 122 min.

Frank Capra     Starring: Gary CooperBarbara StanwyckEdward Arnold

Americana    Comedy Drama    Drama

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Dave 1993, 110 min.

Ivan Reitman     Starring: Kevin DunnVing RhamesFrank Langella

Americana    Comedy    Political Satire

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Used Cars 1980, 113 min.

Robert Zemeckis     Starring: Kurt RussellJack WardenGerrit Graham

Americana    Comedy    Satire

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Friday Night Lights 2004, 118 min.

Peter Berg     Starring: Billy Bob ThorntonDerek LukeLucas Black

Americana    Drama    Sports Drama

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Matewan 1987, 135 min.

John Sayles     Starring: Bob GuntonJames Earl JonesKevin Tighe

Americana    Drama    Ensemble Film

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Splendor in the Grass 1961, 124 min.

Elia Kazan     Starring: Natalie WoodWarren BeattyPat Hingle

Americana    Coming-of-Age    Drama

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State and Main 2000, 105 min.

David Mamet     Starring: Alec BaldwinCharles DurningClark Gregg

Americana    Comedy Drama    Drama

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Places in the Heart 1984, 112 min.

Robert Benton     Starring: Sally FieldLindsay CrouseEd Harris

Americana    Drama    Family Drama

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