My 25 best American movies

Here's a list of my favourite movies coming from the American continent. This means that this list doesn't only include US movies but also Canadian ones etc.
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1.
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A young FBI agent disappears while investigating a murder miles from Twin Peaks that may be related to the future murder of Laura Palmer; the last week of the life of Laura Palmer is chronicled. (135 mins.)
Director: David Lynch
“ This movie follows the best television series of all times and is still very different from them. It's a dark tale of surreal madness, human tragedy and extreme emotions with a creepy villain that will haunt you for years in your nightmares. ” - kluseba
 
2.
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
A bounty hunting scam joins two men in an uneasy alliance against a third in a race to find a fortune in gold buried in a remote cemetery. (161 mins.)
Director: Sergio Leone
“ The Italian Sergio Leone created an epic odyssey of the Wild West with three brilliant and unforgettable main actors, a very artistic camera work and maybe the best soundtrack of all times. ” - kluseba
 
3.
Bon Cop Bad Cop (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Two Canadian detectives, one from Ontario and the other from Quebec, must work together when a murdered victim is found on the Ontario Quebec border line. (116 mins.)
Director: Erik Canuel
“ This Canadian movie portrays in a perfect and hilarious way the clash of the French and English culture in the beautiful country and is a true piece of cultural entertainment filled with action, sex, crime, sports and a lot of slapstick humour. ” - kluseba
 
4.
The Shining (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil and spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future. (146 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
“ Stanley Kubrick's classic horror movie masterpiece convinces with a dark atmosphere, beautiful sceneries and the amazing acting of Jack Nicholson. ” - kluseba
 
5.
WALL·E (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
In the distant future, a small waste-collecting robot inadvertently embarks on a space journey that will ultimately decide the fate of mankind. (98 mins.)
Director: Andrew Stanton
“ This great animation movie is not only innovating, beautiful and surprising but has also an insightful and very mature message next to a very cute tale of freedom, love and hope. ” - kluseba
 
6.
Papillon (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A man befriends a fellow criminal as the two of them begin serving their sentence on a dreadful prison island, which inspires the man to plot his escape. (151 mins.)
“ This great tale of liberty is one of the first great prison movies and shows us the legendary actor Steve McQueen at his very best. ” - kluseba
 
7.
Lost Highway (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
After a bizarre encounter at a party, a jazz saxophonist is framed for the murder of his wife and sent to prison, where he inexplicably morphs into a young mechanic and begins leading a new life. (134 mins.)
Director: David Lynch
“ This unforgettable twisted surreal tale of madness from David Lynch will make you think, analyze and break your head like a nutshell. ” - kluseba
 
8.
Shutter Island (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
In 1954, a U.S. marshal investigates the disappearance of a murderess who escaped from a hospital for the criminally insane. (138 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
“ This great psycho thriller underlines once again the brilliant talent of Leonardo DiCaprio and the legendary status of the director Martin Scorsese. ” - kluseba
 
9.
Sin City (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A film that explores the dark and miserable town, Basin City, and tells the story of three different people, all caught up in violent corruption. (124 mins.)
“ This epic symphony oif violence features many great decorations, camera positions and innovating ideas plus an amazing acting and many gripping parallel story lines. ” - kluseba
 
10.
Inception (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
A thief, who steals corporate secrets through use of dream-sharing technology, is given the inverse task of planting an idea into the mind of a CEO. (148 mins.)
“ One of the most promising directors in the world which is Christopher Nolan takes Hollywood by storm with this thoughtful, twisted and intelligent movie that convinces not only by the innovating way it is filmed but also because of its amazing plot and great acting. ” - kluseba
 
11.
The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Incompetent police detective Frank Drebin must foil an attempt to assassinate Queen Elizabeth II. (85 mins.)
Director: David Zucker
“ This great slapstick movie with the brilliant Canadian Leslie Nielsen is easily the funniest movie I have ever seen and I still laugh tears everytime I see it again. The other two parts are just as great as this first one and would all have deserved to be in this list. ” - kluseba
 
12.
Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
A mysterious stranger with a harmonica joins forces with a notorious desperado to protect a beautiful widow from a ruthless assassin working for the railroad. (164 mins.)
Director: Sergio Leone
“ Another movie of the Italian Sergio Leone that features once again an epic tale of vengeance, power and perseverance. The acting is stunning, the soundtrack unforgettable and the key scene with the harmonica is one of the most intense moments in cinema. ” - kluseba
 
13.
Insidious (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A family looks to prevent evil spirits from trapping their comatose child in a realm called The Further. (103 mins.)
Director: James Wan
“ This movie almost scared me to death and even if the story itself is not that innovating it is filmed and played in a brilliant way and features the most intense soundtrack ever made in this genre. ” - kluseba
 
14.
Falling Down (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
An unemployed defense worker frustrated with the various flaws he sees in society, begins to psychotically and violently lash out against them. (113 mins.)
Director: Joel Schumacher
“ One of Michael Douglas' best films in which he portrays a completely normal guy that is one day falling off the edge of sanity and going crazy as he doesn't know how to deal with all of his problems anymore. While this movie is a great suspense, it is also a character study and sad drama with a great script filled with amazing ideas. ” - kluseba
 
15.
Incendies (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Twins journey to the Middle East to discover their family history, and fulfill their mother's last wishes. (131 mins.)
“ This great Canadian drama was worth being nominated for an Academy Award and features an incredible tale of an immigrant family in Quebec that has a dark, twisted and shocking past. ” - kluseba
 
16.
It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
The dying words of a thief spark a madcap cross-country rush to find some treasure. (205 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kramer
“ This is another great comedy movie about a very entertaining, surprising and action filled rat race across teh United States of America. ” - kluseba
 
17.
Saw (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Two strangers awaken in a room with no recollection of how they got there or why, and soon discover they are pawns in a deadly game perpetrated by a notorious serial killer. (103 mins.)
Director: James Wan
“ This great beginning of an era is way more than a gore horror movie that it seems to be but an insightful thriller with multiple twists and surprises. ” - kluseba
 
18.
Gran Torino (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Disgruntled Korean War veteran Walt Kowalski sets out to reform his neighbor, a Hmong teenager who tried to steal Kowalski's prized possession: a 1972 Gran Torino. (116 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
“ Clint Eastwood's most profound and intelligent work is this great drama, social criticism and character study. ” - kluseba
 
19.
The Mummy (1932)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A living mummy stalks the beautiful woman he believes is the reincarnation of his lover. (73 mins.)
Director: Karl Freund
“ One of the pioneer horror movies features a sinister atmosphere, many innovating ideas and an unforgettable and intense acting. ” - kluseba
 
20.
“ This comedy movie from Quebec features probably the best plot ever done for this genre. There are many intriguing parallel story lines that show us different episodes of the life of an excitingly ordinary person without telling us what is really true or false. ” - kluseba
 
21.
Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
The telling of an Inuit legend of an evil spirit causing strife in the community and one warrior's endurance and battle of its menace. (172 mins.)
Director: Zacharias Kunuk
“ This great epic Inuit movie gives us an insightful look into the culture and lifestyle of the Canadian's First Nations. ” - kluseba
 
22.
The Fly (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A brilliant but eccentric scientist begins to transform into a giant man/fly hybrid after one of his experiments goes horribly wrong. (96 mins.)
“ David Croneberg's experimental horror drama is one of the most memorable transformation movies with stunning images and an intense acting. ” - kluseba
 
23.
King Kong (1933)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A film crew goes to a tropical island for an exotic location shoot and discovers a colossal giant gorilla who takes a shine to their female blonde star. He is then captured and brought back to New York City for public exhibition. (100 mins.)
“ The magic of this iconic monster movie could never been created again in any remake as it marked a technically innovating beginning of an era with impressive images, stunning special effects and a touching story. ” - kluseba
 
24.
Elvis Gratton: Le king des kings (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A Quebecois Elvis impersonator is disillusioned to find a Chinaman participating in an Elvis contest... (89 mins.)
“ This great comedy movie is another amazing tale of Quebec's culture featuring a unique character that is superficial, capitalist and ridicolous. The two sequels are as great and would have also deserved a fair place in this list. ” - kluseba
 
25.
Le sens de l'humour (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Two humorists were kidnapped for committing insulting jokes about a spectator who is a serial killer. They will then learn the sense of humor. (110 mins.)
“ This great flick from Quebec features a sinister tale of violence, a great character study and a lot of amazing jokes and keeps some surprising for the very end that rate this movie up. The landscapes and cultural passages of the movie are also worth to be checked out and one gets delivered way more than just a great entertainment. ” - kluseba