I've been thinking about the way our culture looks to a foreigner or to some random human alien who would land on our planet who is looking for direction on what this "America" is all about. Granted there are tons of examples of the look and feel of the day but i was wondering what movies transcend that.
The first two that came to mind for me (a bit darkly....) were The Ice Storm or Ordinary People they do both deal with some of the ups of America and most certainly deal with the fact that many of us are repressed and it wells up inside of us and comes out in rather dark, volatile ways.
The last few speak to a common theme in the US (manifested or not) that we can and do overcome.
I'm curious to read what you think.