Most Popular "American Dream" Titles
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2. Watchmen (2009)
R | 162 min | Action, Drama, Mystery
In 1985 where former superheroes exist, the murder of a colleague sends active vigilante Rorschach into his own sprawling investigation, uncovering something that could completely change the course of history as we know it.
Votes: 399,904 | Gross: $107.50M
3. The Great Gatsby (2013)
PG-13 | 143 min | Drama, Romance
A writer and wall street trader, Nick, finds himself drawn to the past and lifestyle of his millionaire neighbor, Jay Gatsby.
Votes: 372,216 | Gross: $144.81M
4. Catch Me If You Can (2002)
PG-13 | 141 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
The true story of Frank Abagnale Jr. who, before his 19th birthday, successfully conned millions of dollars' worth of checks as a Pan Am pilot, doctor, and legal prosecutor.
Votes: 550,070 | Gross: $164.44M
5. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)
R | 118 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
An oddball journalist and his psychopathic lawyer travel to Las Vegas for a series of psychedelic escapades.
Votes: 217,065 | Gross: $10.56M
6. Revolutionary Road (2008)
R | 119 min | Drama, Romance
A young couple living in a Connecticut suburb during the mid-1950s struggle to come to terms with their personal problems while trying to raise their two children.
Votes: 155,516 | Gross: $22.88M
8. Milk (I) (2008)
R | 128 min | Biography, Drama, History
The story of Harvey Milk, and his struggles as an American gay activist who fought for gay rights and became California's first openly gay elected official.
Votes: 139,033 | Gross: $31.84M
9. A Most Violent Year (2014)
R | 125 min | Action, Crime, Drama
In New York City 1981, an ambitious immigrant fights to protect his business and family during the most dangerous year in the city's history.
Votes: 47,972 | Gross: $5.75M
10. The Last Picture Show (1971)
R | 118 min | Drama
In 1951, a group of high schoolers come of age in a bleak, isolated, atrophied West Texas town that is slowly dying, both culturally and economically.
11. Pleasantville (1998)
PG-13 | 124 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Two 1990s teenage siblings find themselves in a 1950s sitcom where their influence begins to profoundly change that complacent world.
Votes: 105,047 | Gross: $40.57M
12. Running Scared (2006)
R | 122 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A low-ranking thug is entrusted by his crime boss to dispose of a gun that killed corrupt cops, but things get out of control when the gun ends up in wrong hands.
Votes: 89,376 | Gross: $6.86M
15. Ragtime (1981)
PG | 155 min | Drama
A young black pianist becomes embroiled in the lives of an upper-class white family set among the racial tensions, infidelity, violence, and other nostalgic events in early 1900s New York City.
17. Fast Food Nation (2006)
R | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
An ensemble piece examining the health risks involved in the fast food industry and its environmental and social consequences as well.
Votes: 21,108 | Gross: $1.00M
18. Cristela (2014–2015)
TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy
In her sixth year of law school, Cristela is finally on the brink of landing her first big (unpaid) internship at a prestigious law firm. The only problem is that her pursuit of success is ... See full summary »
19. King of California (2007)
PG-13 | 93 min | Comedy, Drama
An unstable dad who after getting out of a mental institution tries to convince his daughter that there's Spanish gold buried somewhere under suburbia.
Votes: 20,050 | Gross: $0.26M
20. Capitalism: A Love Story (2009)
R | 127 min | Documentary, Crime, News
An examination of the social costs of corporate interests pursuing profits at the expense of the public good.
Votes: 35,874 | Gross: $14.36M
21. American Splendor (2003)
R | 101 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
An original mix of fiction and reality illuminates the life of comic book hero everyman Harvey Pekar.
Votes: 42,496 | Gross: $6.00M
22. Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988)
PG | 110 min | Biography, Drama
The story of Preston Tucker, the maverick car designer and his ill-fated challenge to the auto industry with his revolutionary car concept.
Votes: 11,981 | Gross: $19.65M
23. A Better Life (2011)
PG-13 | 98 min | Drama, Romance
A gardener in East L.A. struggles to keep his son away from gangs and immigration agents while trying to give his son the opportunities he never had.
Votes: 13,354 | Gross: $1.75M
25. My One and Only (2009)
PG-13 | 108 min | Adventure, Biography, Comedy
An unusual road trip movie about a mother driving her two sons from New York to Pittsburgh to St. Louis and eventually Hollywood in her quest to find a man to take care of them all.
Votes: 7,281 | Gross: $2.48M
26. The Assassination of Richard Nixon (2004)
R | 95 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
Based on real life events, Assassination is set in 1974 and centers on a businessman who decides to take extreme measures to achieve his American dream.
Votes: 23,528 | Gross: $0.70M
27. Stroszek (1977)
Not Rated | 115 min | Comedy, Drama
In Berlin, an alcoholic man, recently released from prison, joins his elderly friend and a prostitute in a determined dream to leave Germany and seek a better life in Wisconsin.
32. A Home of Our Own (1993)
PG | 104 min | Biography, Drama
The story begins in Los Angeles when Frances Lacey (Kathy Bates) takes her six children and drives north to find a home of their own away from the bad influences of the big city.
Votes: 2,287 | Gross: $1.70M
33. Save the Tiger (1973)
R | 100 min | Drama
A disillusioned aging decent man and once proud WWII veteran is dealing with midlife crisis as well as a tough moral dilemma. If he wants his small near-bankrupt clothing company to survive, he has two days to let go of his shaken morals.
34. A Kiss Before Dying (1991)
R | 94 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Realising his secret girlfriend Dorothy's pregnancy will sour her relations with her ultra-rich father, career-minded Philadelphia student Jonathan Corliss coolly murders her, making it ... See full summary »
Votes: 3,901 | Gross: $15.43M
35. Sweet Bird of Youth (1962)
Approved | 120 min | Drama
Drifter Chance Wayne returns to his hometown after many years of trying to make it in the movies. Arriving with him is a faded film star he picked up along the way, Alexandra Del Lago. ... See full summary »
36. The Last Time I Committed Suicide (1997)
R | 92 min | Biography, Drama
Neal Cassady is living the beat life during the 1940s, working at The Tire Yard and and philandering around town. However, he has visions of a happy life with kids and a white picket fence.... See full summary »
Votes: 1,709 | Gross: $0.01M
41. Death of a Salesman (1951)
115 min | Drama
Willy Loman is an over-the-hill salesman who faces a personal turning point when he loses his job and attempts to make peace with his family: Willy's long-suffering wife Linda, and Biff and Happy, his troubled sons and his life.
46. Telling Lies in America (1997)
PG-13 | 101 min | Drama, Music
Karchy (Brad Renfro) is a boy in school who has moved from Hungary to America in the 1960's. He is struggling in school and trying to adjust to America's culture. He then hears about a ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,853 | Gross: $0.25M
47. The Return of Joe Rich (2011)
95 min | Comedy, Drama
Joe believed in right and wrong until... His job outsourced to India. His teaser rate spiked. His wife bailed. But Joe has a plan...to get it all back, and more. Joe returns home, to the ... See full summary »
48. Roundabout American (2012)
Unrated | 86 min | Comedy, Romance
A young French chef with a fondness for America and a life in shambles pushes the limits of the American Dream by converting a Chicago pizza shop into an escort-service for the super-rich ... See full summary »
50. My Friend Rockefeller (2015)
86 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime
Portrait of Christian Gerhartsreiter, who posed as a Rockefeller heir for decades, but who was, in fact, a con artist and a murderer.