You have to explain America to someone from not here, but you can only use ten movies to do it. Which ten do you choose?
(Now, these do not have to be history movies, they can illustrate something unique about American values or character or “the American experience”).
Here's my list, with links to their listings on Netflix:
High Noon (1952)
Gone With The Wind (1939)
Louisiana Story (1948)
Mr Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
12 Angry Men (1957)
In the Heat of the Night (1967)
Woodstock: 3 Days of Peace and Music (1970)
Mean Streets (1973)
All the President’s Men (1976)
Inspired by Sal's comment on this post