Title Matching "The American Dream" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. The Jacksons: An American Dream (1992)

240 min | Biography, Drama, Music

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The Jacksons are your average working-class family in Gary, Indiana; but when their father discovers the kids have an extraordinary musical talent they form a band. Winning talent show ... See full summary »

Stars: Lawrence-Hilton Jacobs, Angela Bassett, Holly Robinson Peete, Margaret Avery

Votes: 2,915

2. Requiem for the American Dream (2015)

Not Rated | 73 min | Documentary, Biography, News

8.1
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Renowned academic and author Noam Chomsky elucidates 10 principles of concentration of wealth and power that have led to unprecedented inequality and the hollowing out of the American middle class.

Directors: Peter D. Hutchison, Kelly Nyks, Jared P. Scott | Star: Noam Chomsky

Votes: 8,039 | Gross: $0.04M

3. Park Avenue: Money, Power and the American Dream (2012)

70 min | Documentary

7.5
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Filmmaker Alex Gibney investigates the fact that the 400 richest Americans control more wealth than the 150 million people in the bottom 50 percent of the population.

Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: Alex Gibney, Jack Abramoff, Michele Bachmann, Bruce Bartlett

Votes: 1,121

4. The American Dream (2017– )

News, Talk-Show

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Stars: Craig Sewing, Jenn Morris, Molly O'Dell, Eran Sinai

5. The American Dream (2018– )

28 min | Reality-TV

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Stars: Eric Roberts, John Schnatter

6. Hollywoodism: Jews, Movies and the American Dream (1998 TV Movie)

98 min | Documentary, History

7.1
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The history of the influence of Eastern European Jewish Emigre culture has had on Hollywood and the films created in its golden age.

Directors: Simcha Jacobovici, Stuart Samuels | Stars: Neal Gabler, R.H. Thomson, J. Hoberman, Arthur Tracy

Votes: 262

7. The American Dream (2011)

Not Rated | 80 min | Drama, War

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Armed with dreams that extend beyond their block, Luis and Ronald, two best friends from Los Angeles, videotape their last 36 hours before shipping off to Afghanistan. One hundred days ... See full summary »

Director: Jamil Walker Smith | Stars: Malcolm Goodwin, Jamil Walker Smith, Michael Trotter, Bradley Stryker

Votes: 102

8. Blue: The American Dream (2016)

97 min | Crime, Drama, Sport

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Gary "Blue" Meekins is a medium-weight fighter struggling to box his way to the American dream, but Harlem's mean streets threaten to turn him into another statistic when an old friend cons... See full summary »

Director: Ryan Miningham | Stars: Don Wallace, Keith David, Henry G. Sanders, Daya Vaidya

Votes: 17

9. Building the American Dream (2019)

75 min | Documentary

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In Texas, construction workers face the deadliest conditions in the country. Building the American Dream follows three immigrant families who are rising up to seek justice and equality in an industry rife with exploitation.

Director: Chelsea Hernandez

10. The Great American Dream Machine (1971–1972)

90 min | Comedy, Music

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A showcase of music and satirical sketch comedy.

Stars: Marshall Efron, Nicholas von Hoffman, Alan Arkin, Suzanne Arkin

Votes: 59

11. The End of Suburbia: Oil Depletion and the Collapse of the American Dream (2004)

Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary, War

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The modern suburbs have ultimately become an unsustainable way of living. They were originally developed in an era of cheap oil, when the automobile became the center of the way people ... See full summary »

Director: Gregory Greene | Stars: Barrie Zwicker, James Howard Kunstler, Peter Calthorpe, Michael Klare

Votes: 977

12. Heist: Who Stole the American Dream? (2011)

Not Rated | 76 min | Documentary, History, News

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Heist: Who Stole the American Dream? reveals how American corporations orchestrated the dismantling of middle-class prosperity through rampant deregulation, the outsourcing of jobs, and tax... See full summary »

Directors: Frances Causey, Donald Goldmacher | Stars: Elizabeth Warren, Nomi Prins, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Robert Crandall

Votes: 164

13. C.R.E.A.M: The American Dream

Action, Crime, Drama | Pre-production

C.R.E.A.M: The American Dream thrusts audiences onto the hustlin' streets of Miami's criminal underworld and tells the story of a small-time gang's rise from the poverty of the projects to becoming king-pins of a narcotics empire.

Stars: Tracie Thoms, Christopher Michael Holley

14. The American Dream (2010)

30 min | Animation, Short

8.2
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An Entertaining but hard hitting look at how the problems we have today are nothing new,and why leaders throughout our history have warned us and fought against the current type of financial system we have in America Today.

Directors: Tad Lumpkin, Harold Uhl | Stars: Jess Harnell, D.C. Douglas

Votes: 332

15. Rich Hall's Working for the American Dream (2018 TV Movie)

Documentary, History

7.7
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In this sobering look at the current state of the American Dream, comedian Rich Hall explains how the US viewed and treated labor throughout its history and why this inevitably led to the economic and social problems Americans face today.

Director: Chris Cottam | Stars: Rich Hall, Raymond W. Johnson

Votes: 19

16. Concussed: The American Dream (2020)

Documentary | Announced

A documentary covering head trauma and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy in sports, exploring the effects of CTE on those that have lost loved ones, with narratives from doctors and Hall of Famers in the NFL, boxing, and mixed martial arts.

Director: David Kano | Stars: Brett Favre, Jim McMahon, Roy Jones Jr., Ray 'Boom Boom' Mancini

17. The American Dream Project (2015– )

15 min | Documentary

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The American Dream lives on in James Marshall's American Dream Project. Like the heroes of American Literature, James and his friend Todd took off cross country for the ride of their lives ... See full summary »

Stars: James Marshall, Todd Williams

Votes: 28

18. Latinos Living the American Dream (2010)

Documentary

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Accomplished actress Eva Longoria Parker's directorial debut, this film journeys across the USA and focuses on ordinary people doing extraordinary things... folks trying to make the world a... See full summary »

Director: Eva Longoria

19. In Search of the American Dream (2012)

PG-13 | 143 min | Drama, Family

6.4
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In Search of the American Dream is a riveting story of five children and their adult brother as they desperately race across Texas for survival after their undocumented parents, were caught... See full summary »

Director: Baldemar Rodriguez | Stars: Baldemar Rodriguez, Shaina Sandoval, Jeremy Becerra, Kayla Valadez

Votes: 17

20. The American Dream (2013)

PG-13 | 93 min | Drama

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The American Dream embarks on a journey with two college bound football buddies. They must decide between the fast money on the streets and keeping on a straight path.

Director: Robert Wakamatsu | Stars: Gian Shaw, Hannibal Thompson, Marcus D. Spencer, Ahku

Votes: 82

21. UFC 3: The American Dream (1994 TV Special)

Sport

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UFC 3 used an eight-man tournament format, with the winner receiving $60,000. The tournament had no weight classes or weight limits. Each match had no time limit, rounds or rules; therefore no judges were used for the night.

Stars: Royce Gracie, Jim Brown, Rich Goins, Keith Hackney

Votes: 163

22. Come on Down: Searching for the American Dream (2005 TV Movie)

Documentary

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Director: Adamm Liley | Star: Hunter S. Thompson

Votes: 18

23. The American Dream Car Show (2018– )

Reality-TV

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Stars: Jason Moore, Jakob Bilinski, Emily Durchholz

24. Detroit Remember When II: The American Dream and the Automobile (1996 TV Movie)

67 min | Documentary

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Do you remember the Model T? How about tail fins or cruising Woodward Avenue? Through 100 years of Motor City memories, Detroit Remember When II: The American Dream and the Automobile ... See full summary »

Director: Jim Woods | Stars: Richard Bak, Tina Bassett, Rosalie Kahn Butzel, Edward Klewicki

25. Earth and the American Dream (1992)

Documentary

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Director: Bill Couturié | Stars: Edward Asner, Alec Baldwin, Ned Beatty, Ed Begley Jr.

Votes: 72

26. An American Dream: The Education of William Bowman (2016)

90 min | Drama

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A young man makes his way through life in modern America, and continually finds himself at the centre of complicated situations.

Director: Ken Finkleman | Stars: Diana Bentley, Shiloh Blondel, Jan Caruana, Precious Chong

Votes: 52

27. CyberWork and the American Dream (2018 TV Movie)

TV-G | 57 min | Documentary | Completed

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An apocalyptic mood afflicts America. Fear of what is to come challenges faith in science, government, and human survival. Popular films paint a 'Hunger Games' future of superlative ... See full summary »

Director: James Shelley | Stars: Mark Cuban, Niall Ferguson, Thomas Friedman, Garry Kasparov

28. No Limit: A Search for the American Dream on the Poker Tournament Trail (2006)

Documentary

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Is high-stakes poker a metaphor for the American Dream? A bi-coastal couple, Susan and Tim, carry their independent film company and four-year-old son on an eight month ride through the ... See full summary »

Directors: Brian O'Hare, Timothy Rhys | Stars: Doyle Brunson, Phil Hellmuth Jr., Daniel Negreanu, Annie Duke

Votes: 74

29. The Mike Lindell Story: An American Dream (2016 TV Movie)

59 min | Documentary

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Documentary about how Mike Lindell, despite extreme money issues, drug addictions, and adversity, creates fame and fortune from his idea for a pillow and becomes the American success story.

Director: Joe Brandmeier | Stars: Jann Carl, Mike Lindell, Lizzy Meyers, Heather Lueth

30. The American Dream (II) (2015)

10 min | Short, Drama

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This short film is about a guy named Brad who graduated late from college and has not been able to find his passion or even a job for over 2 years since he graduated; Until his father steps... See full summary »

Directors: Hakym Reagan, Blake Laitner | Stars: Geno Romo, Jason Reynolds, Kelsey Tucker, Jerry Bell Jr.

31. The American Dream (2017)

Short, Drama

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Follow the story of an undocumented family and the struggles they face- all to live their "American Dream."

Director: Walker Whited | Stars: Kimberly Bustamante, Diego F. Diaz, Nicolas Dominguez, Michael Aaron Milligan

Votes: 12

32. Broke: The New American Dream (2009)

Documentary

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A vivid, honest, often humorous and always insightful look at our struggle with investments and retirement. Michael Covel traveled 75,000 miles over the course of 2007 and 2008 to visit ... See full summary »

Director: Michael W. Covel | Stars: Salem Abraham, Richard Blake, Chris Van Hollen, Eric Bolling

Votes: 21

33. The Beat Generation: An American Dream (1988)

Unrated | 86 min | Documentary, History

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An investigation of the Beat Generation.

Director: Janet Forman | Stars: Steve Allen, David Amram, Amiri Baraka, Ray Bremser

Votes: 42

34. The Price of the American Dream (2001)

97 min | Drama

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Director: Jackie Torres | Stars: Jackie Torres, Mario Ramirez Reyes, Rebeca Silva, Carlos Méndez

Votes: 55

35. Little House on the Prairie: The American Dream (2015)

Documentary, Short

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"Little House: The American Dream" focuses on the true life journey of Laura Ingalls Wilder, the show's beginning, Michael Landon, the casting process, building and working at exterior/... See full summary »

Director: Elliot Robinson | Star: Brian Roueiheb

36. The American Dream (1976)

98 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

5.7
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The true story behind the movie takes it start in 1874 with two misfits - Gustaf Adolf Eriksson (Hjert) and Conrad Pettersson Lundqvist (Tector) - that meet in the big prison of Långholmen ... See full summary »

Director: Christer Abrahamsen | Stars: Hans Klinga, Janne Carlsson, Mona Seilitz, Eddie Axberg

Votes: 41

37. Brown Is the New Green: George Lopez and the American Dream (2007)

55 min | Documentary

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Latinos, this nation's largest and fastest-growing ethnic group, are big business. Brown is the New Green: George Lopez and the American Dream examines how efforts to profit from this group... See full summary »

Director: Phillip Rodriguez | Stars: Bill Dana, Arlene Davila, Bruce Helford, George Lopez

Votes: 14

38. Sylvester Stallone - Rocky: The Making of an American Dream (1982 TV Short)

25 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Marc Schneider | Star: Sylvester Stallone

39. The American Dreams of Bobby Kennedy (2018 TV Movie)

57 min | Documentary, Biography, History

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Director: Patrick Jeudy | Star: Robert F. Kennedy

40. The American Dream: The Dusty Rhodes Story (2006 Video)

Not Rated | 83 min | Sport

7.5
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Chronicles Stories Of The American Dream Dusty Rhoades.

Stars: Dusty Rhodes, Dick Afflis, Terry Allen, Arn Anderson

Votes: 84

41. The Rise and Fall of Their American Dream (2010)

123 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.3
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Violence consumed their destiny.

Director: Nash Bhatt | Stars: Tony Black, Nash Bhatt, Omar Alcaraz, Monika Mojica

Votes: 11

42. Jay Leno and the American Dream (1986 TV Movie)

49 min | Comedy

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Director: Ira Wohl | Stars: Jay Leno, Kevin Rooney, Lisa Allison, Jerry Cler

Votes: 17

43. Beyond the American Dream

Short, Drama | Post-production

Bio-pic of Millard Fuller, founder of Habitat for Humanity.

Director: Steve Zukerman | Stars: Christina Jacquelyn Calph, Rainbow Underhill, Molly Beucher, Braiden Neven

44. American Dream: The True Story (2014)

10 min | Short, Drama

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The journey of a young Christian man from Pakistan who travels to the United States to escape persecution against Christians and to realize his American dream, only to find that the escape ... See full summary »

Director: Namrata Singh Gujral | Stars: Satya Bhabha, Chasty Ballesteros, Namrata Singh Gujral, Omi Vaidya

Votes: 7

46. Streit's: Matzo and the American Dream (2015)

Not Rated | 83 min | Documentary, Family, History

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60 Metascore

On New York's rapidly gentrifying Lower East Side sits the Streit's Matzo factory. When its doors opened in 1925, it sat at the heart of the nation's largest Jewish immigrant community. ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Levine

Votes: 22 | Gross: $0.02M

48. The Great American Dream Vote (2007– )

Game-Show

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A studio audience selects one of eight contestants to have their lifelong dream fulfilled.

Stars: Steve Buice, Chevonne Burton, Mark Culleton, Marie Lyn Deja

Votes: 25

49. The American Dream (II) (2014)

13 min | Short, Action, Drama

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For Writer/Director Jason Barry, 'The American Dream,' is an extremely personal film based on true life experiences. The protagonist struggles as his seemingly idyllic life falls apart, one... See full summary »

Director: Jason Barry | Stars: Glen Barry, Jason Barry, Charlene Gleeson


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