For better or worse, America has a history unlike any other. In a short 250-ish year period, we’ve managed to go from the fledgling bastard child of Great Britain to one of the world’s superpowers. We’ve built up—and destroyed—cultures. We’ve been to war over and over and over again. We’ve created movements, revolutionized industry and served as a model for the way people all over the world live their lives. We drink more beer, we eat more hot dogs and, goddamn it, we do freedom better than anyone else out there. Here are 10 movies about America every man should see.