Foreign Perspectives on the United States

Inspired by a class I took during my Master in American Studies. I'm looking to compile a list of films that offer outside perspectives on the United States.

Looking for:
· Any foreign film that has a strong American influence and somehow comments on it (Belmondo's obsession with American pop culture in 'A Bout de Souffle').
· Any film made by foreign filmmakers that deals with quintessentially American topics (slavery in Steve McQueen's '12 Years a Slave'; the frontier in John Maclean's 'Slow West').
· Any film with foreign actors portraying important American historical figures (David Oyelowo as MLK in 'Selma').
· Any film that deals with the discussion of cultural differences between America and other countries ('10,000 KM', 'Copenhagen').

I'm not going to…

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  • Slow West
  • Imitation of Life
  • Breathless
  • 12 Years a Slave
  • The Broken Circle Breakdown
  • Carmen Jones
  • 10,000 Km
  • The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975
  • Advise & Consent
  • The Man with the Golden Arm
  • Persepolis
  • Beloved
  • Showgirls
  • RoboCop
  • Frost/Nixon
  • Lincoln
  • Selma
  • Copenhagen
  • The Flying Liftboy
  • I Saw the Light
  • Dogville
  • Leningrad Cowboys Go America
  • Stroszek
  • Paris, Texas
  • Goodbye Uncle Tom
  • America America
  • Before Sunrise
  • Good Bye Lenin!
  • Brooklyn
  • Amreeka
  • Hipsters
  • U.S. Go Home
  • Boy
  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
  • Ride with the Devil
  • Once Upon a Time in the West
  • Once Upon a Time in America
  • The Conspirator
  • Nixon
  • JFK
  • Cold Mountain
  • The Last of the Mohicans
  • Far and Away
  • Lolita
  • The Black Cat
  • The Gold Rush
  • Bigger Than Life
  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
  • Fury
  • Mississippi Burning
  • L.A. Without a Map
  • Chinatown
  • Sunset Boulevard
  • The Apartment
  • Ace in the Hole
  • Double Indemnity
  • Torn Curtain
  • Shadow of a Doubt
  • North by Northwest
  • Custer of the West
  • Sweet Smell of Success
  • Repo Man
  • Walker
  • Straight to Hell
  • Gumshoe
  • The Dark Knight
  • Billion Dollar Brain
  • Bread and Roses
  • Deliverance
  • Monsters
  • Maps to the Stars
  • Giants and Toys
  • Ragtime
  • The People vs. Larry Flynt
  • Man on the Moon
  • American Honey
  • My Name Is Khan
  • Aa ab Laut Chalen
  • Kal Ho Naa Ho
  • Dostana
  • Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna
  • Jackie
  • The Host
  • Mr. Freedom
  • Funny Games
  • Disco Polo
  • My Blueberry Nights
  • Handgun
  • Blinded by the Light
  • Culture Shock