11 Greatest American Movies of All Time

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

Stanley Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke's collaboration created a sci-fi masterpiece that explores humanity through technological progress and disaster. 

The Godfather (1972)

Francis Ford Coppola s epic Mafia tale follows the powerful Corleone family, blending crime and American dream disillusionment. 

Citizen Kane (1941)

Known for its deep-focus photography and innovative storytelling, it remains a must-see for its portrayal of American capitalism and personal ambition.

Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (1975)

Chantal Akerman s feminist masterpiece details a widow s monotonous routine. Its structuralist style and uninterrupted takes reveal deep societal critiques, culminating in an unexpected twist.

Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

Steven Spielberg s action-adventure classic features Indiana Jones on a thrilling quest. With iconic action scenes, a memorable hero, and a perfect blend of humor and excitement, it s a joyful celebration of cinema.

La Dolce Vita (1960)

Marcello Mastroianni stars as a gossip journalist navigating the glamorous yet empty world of celebrity culture, shaping our view of fame.

Seven Samurai (1954)

Akira Kurosawa s epic about samurai protecting a village from bandits combines action, humor, and human drama. Its influence spans across genres, making it a timeless cinematic achievement.

In the Mood for Love (2000)

Wong Kar-wai s intimate love story follows two neighbors in 1960s Hong Kong. As they discover their spouses infidelity, their own bond deepens.

There Will Be Blood (2007)

Paul Thomas Anderson s epic examines the ruthless ambition of oil baron Daniel Plainview, played by Daniel Day-Lewis.

Singin in the Rain (1952)

This MGM musical celebrates Hollywood s transition from silent films to talkies. Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds, and Donald O Connor deliver unforgettable performances, making it a joyous and enduring classic.

Goodfellas (1990)

Martin Scorsese s crime saga follows mobster Henry Hill s rise and fall. Known for its fast pace and relatable portrayal of blue-collar gangsters, it s a rewatchable and influential entry in the genre.