Best American Movies – page 4

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 169 min.
Story: Captain Barbossa, long believed to be dead, has come back to life and is headed to the edge of the Earth with Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann. But nothing is quite as it seems.
Style: exciting, entertaining, stylized, humorous, dark fantasy ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, girls' night, boys' night ...
Plot: pirate, ship, adventure, swashbuckler, sword fight, friendship, friends, journey, determination, supernatural, sailboat, sea ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era
Place: singapore, caribbean
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Hell or High Water (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A divorced dad and his ex-con brother resort to a desperate scheme in order to save their family's farm in West Texas.
Style: realistic, suspense, atmospheric, neo noir, harsh ...
Plot: bank robbery, brother, criminal, texas ranger, robbery, brother brother relationship, heist, armed robbery, small town, bank robber, desperation, violence ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century, future
Place: texas, california, oklahoma, usa
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 8.2
 1.3M
Shutter Island (2010)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: World War II soldier-turned-U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels investigates the disappearance of a patient from a hospital for the criminally insane, but his efforts are compromised by his troubling visions and also by a mysterious doctor.
Style: psychological, surprise ending, twist ending, suspense, confusing ...
Plot: twists and turns, plot twist, mental illness, investigation, insanity, mystery, psychology, psychiatrist, paranoia, mental institution, memory, schizophrenia ...
Time: year 1954, year 1945, 1940s, 20th century, year 1952 ...
Place: boston
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Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: When Dr. Henry Jones Sr. suddenly goes missing while pursuing the Holy Grail, eminent archaeologist Indiana must team up with Marcus Brody, Sallah and Elsa Schneider to follow in his father's footsteps and stop the Nazis from recovering the ...
Style: exciting, breathtaking, epic, entertaining, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night, boys' night, teens
Plot: treasure hunt, archaeologist, archaeology, holy grail, father son relationship, map, artifact, adventurer, treasure, courage, escapades, husky dog ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1912, year 1938, 1910s
Place: germany, israel, egypt, venice, san francisco ...
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 7.3
 464K
Shrek 2 (2004)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Shrek, Fiona and Donkey set off to Far, Far Away to meet Fiona's mother and father. But not everyone is happy. Shrek and the King find it hard to get along, and there's tension in the marriage. The fairy godmother discovers that Shrek has ...
Style: fairy tale, parody, feel good, humorous, witty ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens, kids, teens ...
Plot: princess, cat, kingdom, transformation, ogre, animals, talking animals, donkey, creature, dragon, true love, prince ...
Time: 2000s, middle ages, 16th century
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 7.7
 826K
Gravity (2013)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Dr. Ryan Stone, a brilliant medical engineer on her first Shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky in command of his last flight before retiring. But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The Shuttle is destroyed, leaving ...
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, scenic, suspense, intense ...
Audience: girls' night, kids
Plot: survival, isolation, astronaut, space station, space travel, catastrophe, sole survivor, spacecraft, stranded, disaster, survivor, space program ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: houston texas
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Dead Poets Society (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: At an elite, old-fashioned boarding school in New England, a passionate English teacher inspires his students to rebel against convention and seize the potential of every day, courting the disdain of the stern headmaster.
Style: philosophical, sentimental, emotional, uplifting, intellectual ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, family outing, kids, teen drama
Plot: teacher, suicide, coming of age, literature, teachers and students, poetry, poet, philosophy, dedicated educator, youth, boarding school life, education ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1959
Place: vermont, usa, new england, harvard university
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Captain Fantastic (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A father living in the forests of the Pacific Northwest with his six young kids tries to assimilate back into society.
Style: intellectual, philosophical, sad, cerebral, touching ...
Audience: kids
Plot: road trip, capitalism, home schooling, survivalist, funeral, precocious child, suicide, teenage girl, large family, socialism, family relations, children ...
Place: washington state, oregon, xian
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 422K
Cars (2006)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Lightning McQueen, a hotshot rookie race car driven to succeed, discovers that life is about the journey, not the finish line, when he finds himself unexpectedly detoured in the sleepy Route 66 town of Radiator Springs. On route across the country ...
Style: exciting, feel good, light, humorous, funny ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, teens, girls' night ...
Plot: car, disney, friendship, adventure, car race, small town, social relations, mentor, happy ending, road trip, desert, family ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 2000s
Place: california, arizona, los angeles, usa
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10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After getting in a car accident, a woman is held in a shelter with two men, who claim the outside world is affected by a widespread chemical attack.
Style: suspense, surprise ending, twist ending, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: apocalypse, kidnapping, post apocalypse, alien invasion, alien, end of the world, bunker, paranoia, survivalist, bomb shelter, underground bunker, ufo ...
Time: 2010s
Place: louisiana, usa, new orleans
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Independence Day (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: On July 2, a giant alien mothership enters orbit around Earth and deploys several dozen saucer-shaped 'destroyer' spacecraft that quickly lay waste to major cities around the planet. On July 3, the United States conducts a coordinated ...
Style: suspense, exciting, tense, futuristic, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: alien invasion, invasion, space and aliens, end of the world, ufo, alien, evil alien, alien encounter, save the world, extraterrestrial, first contact, survival ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, future
Place: new york, washington d.c., usa, sydney australia, utah ...
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 7.3
 365K
Speed (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Los Angeles SWAT cop Jack Traven is up against bomb expert Howard Payne, who's after major ransom money. First it's a rigged elevator in a very tall building. Then it's a rigged bus--if it slows, it will blow, bad enough any day, but ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, exciting, tense, romantic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: hostage, bomb, bus, highway, terrorism, unlikely partners, save the day, rescue, terrorist, chase, swat team, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: 'Toon star Roger is worried that his wife Jessica is playing pattycake with someone else, so the studio hires detective Eddie Valiant to snoop on her. But the stakes are quickly raised when Marvin Acme is found dead and Roger is the prime ...
Style: surreal, sexy, neo noir, feel good, funny ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, teens, date night ...
Plot: private detective, rabbit, falsely accused, disney, sexy woman, twists and turns, investigation, frame up, hollywood, goofy hero, murder, partners ...
Time: 80s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1947, post world war two
Place: los angeles, usa, america, california
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 7.6
 553K
Watchmen (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 162 min.
Story: In a gritty and alternate 1985 the glory days of costumed vigilantes have been brought to a close by a government crackdown, but after one of the masked veterans is brutally murdered, an investigation into the killer is initiated. The reunited ...
Style: neo noir, suspense, dark, visually appealing, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, heroes, alternate reality, moral dilemma, distopia, good versus evil, hidden identity, conspiracy, parallel world, mars, cold war, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, future, year 1985, 50s ...
Place: usa, washington d.c., new york, antarctica, los angeles ...
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 7.2
 558K
21 Jump Street (2012)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In high school, Schmidt was a dork and Jenko was the popular jock. After graduation, both of them joined the police force and ended up as partners riding bicycles in the city park. Since they are young and look like high school students, they are ...
Style: humorous, funny, ridiculous, parody, buddy comedy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: high school, undercover cop, geek, working undercover, partners against crime, drug dealer, youth, teenager, friendship, popularity, buddy cop, sarcasm ...
Time: 80s, contemporary, 21st century, year 2005, year 2012 ...
Place: usa
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Road to Perdition (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Mike Sullivan works as a hit man for crime boss John Rooney. Sullivan views Rooney as a father figure, however after his son is witness to a killing, Mike Sullivan finds himself on the run in attempt to save the life of his son and at the same time ...
Style: atmospheric, harsh, bleak, tense, emotional ...
Plot: gangsters, mafia, vengeance, organized crime, revenge, criminal's revenge, bank robbery, hitman, murder, assassin, violence, betrayal ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1931
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois, michigan
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Monsters University (2013)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A look at the relationship between Mike and Sulley during their days at Monsters University — when they weren't necessarily the best of friends.
Style: feel good, light, funny, humorous, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, girls' night, teens
Plot: disney, unlikely friendships, friendship, college, university, monster, teamwork, underdog, creativity, adventure, fraternity, student life ...
Time: 2010s, 2000s, 80s, 90s, future
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 7.2
 758K
I Am Legend (2007)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Robert Neville is a scientist who was unable to stop the spread of the terrible virus that was incurable and man-made. Immune, Neville is now the last human survivor in what is left of New York City and perhaps the world. For three years, Neville ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, exciting, intense, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: zombie, post apocalypse, survival, apocalypse, loneliness, virus, distopia, supernatural, isolation, infected, secret hideout, quarantine ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future, year 2012, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, vermont, manhattan new york city
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 1.0M
Reservoir Dogs (1992)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A botched robbery indicates a police informant, and the pressure mounts in the aftermath at a warehouse. Crime begets violence as the survivors -- veteran Mr. White, newcomer Mr. Orange, psychopathic parolee Mr. Blonde, bickering weasel Mr. Pink and ...
Style: neo noir, suspense, talky, non-linear, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, crimes, crime gone awry, dark hero, robbery, undercover cop, heist gone wrong, gang, gangsters, perfect crime, psychopath, organized crime ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles
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 8.2
 355K
Raging Bull (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: When Jake LaMotta steps into a boxing ring and obliterates his opponent, he's a prizefighter. But when he treats his family and friends the same way, he's a ticking time bomb, ready to go off at any moment. Though LaMotta wants his ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, bloody, harsh, visually appealing ...
Plot: character study, boxing, rise and fall, sport, bad temper, redemption, gangsters, violent, paranoia, fight, rage, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 1940s, year 1941 ...
Place: new york, bronx new york city, miami, detroit, madison square garden manhattan new york city ...
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 7.6
 118K
Gifted (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Frank, a single man raising his child prodigy niece Mary, is drawn into a custody battle with his mother.
Style: touching, inspirational, emotional, sweet, light ...
Audience: kids, teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: mathematics, genius, child prodigy, childhood, girl, school, family, child custody, teacher, foster home, name calling, custody battle ...
Time: year 1998
Place: california, boston, florida
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 7.8
 592K
Cast Away (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Chuck, a top international manager for FedEx, and Kelly, a Ph.D. student, are in love and heading towards marriage. Then Chuck's plane to Malaysia ditches at sea during a terrible storm. He's the only survivor, and he washes up on a tiny ...
Style: suspense, captivating, psychological, emotional, serious ...
Audience: family outing, date night
Plot: survival, loneliness, isolation, island, adventure, stranded on an island, air disaster, solitude, desert island, determination, survivor, courage ...
Time: 20th century, 2000s, 90s
Place: russia, moscow russia
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Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 120 min.
Story: An apocalyptic story set in the furthest reaches of our planet, in a stark desert landscape where humanity is broken, and most everyone is crazed fighting for the necessities of life. Within this world exist two rebels on the run who just might be ...
Style: exciting, road movie, surreal, suspense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: post apocalypse, desert, distopia, survival, apocalypse, chase, car, on the run, car chase, future dystopia, chaos, dark hero ...
Time: future, near future
Place: australia
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Enchanted (2007)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The beautiful princess Giselle is banished by an evil queen from her magical, musical animated land and finds herself in the gritty reality of the streets of modern-day Manhattan. Shocked by this strange new environment that doesn't operate on ...
Style: fairy tale, romantic, feel good, sweet, parody ...
Audience: chick flick, kids, teens, girls' night, family outing ...
Plot: princess, disney, magic, true love, good versus evil, love and romance, prince, witch, imaginary kingdom, dragon, magical, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa
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12 Years a Slave (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 134 min.
Story: In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty as well as unexpected kindnesses Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In ...
Style: motivational, disturbing, heartbreaking, bleak, atmospheric ...
Plot: slavery, racism, survival, civil rights, torture, freedom, interracial relations, african american, life is a bitch, separation from family, master and servant, rape ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1840s, 18th century
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa, new york state, georgia ...
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Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Ethan Hunt and his team are racing against time to track down a dangerous terrorist named Hendricks, who has gained access to Russian nuclear launch codes and is planning a strike on the United States. An attempt to stop him ends in an explosion ...
Style: exciting, breathtaking, captivating, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: spy, espionage, mission, secret agents, gunfight, terrorist, courage, frame up, escapades, cia, race against time, teamwork ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington state, hungary, seattle, budapest, san francisco ...
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 7.5
 484K
Ice Age (2002)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: With the impending ice age almost upon them, a mismatched trio of prehistoric critters – Manny the woolly mammoth, Diego the saber-toothed tiger and Sid the giant sloth – find an orphaned infant and decide to return it to its human parents. ...
Style: feel good, touching, road movie, funny, sentimental ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, girls' night, pre-teens ...
Plot: talking animals, unlikely friendships, animals, adventure, friendship, good versus evil, ice age, family, heroic mission, life risking, odd couple, friends ...
Time: prehistoric times, stone age, prehistory
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 7.6
 423K
Saw (2004)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Obsessed with teaching his victims the value of life, a deranged, sadistic serial killer abducts the morally wayward. Once captured, they must face impossible choices in a horrific game of survival. The victims must fight to win their lives back, or ...
Style: scary, macabre, psychological, disturbing, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: torture, serial killer, mind game, plot twist, survival horror, fear, violent, trapped, killings, survival, insanity, extreme violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
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Thor: The Dark World (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos… but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most ...
Style: exciting, humorous, futuristic, entertaining, heroic ...
Audience: girls' night, family outing, boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, superhuman powers, legends and myths, alien, warrior, norse mythology, wizards and magicians, heroes, magic, end of the world, adventure, supernatural ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, usa, europe, england
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 8.1
 199K
The Iron Giant (1999)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In the small town of Rockwell, Maine in October 1957, a giant metal machine befriends a nine-year-old boy and ultimately finds its humanity by unselfishly saving people from their own fears and prejudices.
Style: touching, exciting, emotional, stylized, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, teens
Plot: friendship, small town, robot, prejudice, self sacrifice, benign alien, androids and robots, childhood, boy, cold war, space and aliens, paranoia ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, future, year 1957
Place: maine, usa, iceland
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