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I’m new to US. Which classics are required viewing? Would love to learn the culture and understand jokes/references

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Forest Gump, Gone With the Wind (not for its appropriate portrayals but because it explains a lot people’s views today), Glory, and Ordinary People are great cross sections. Ignore suggestions to watch Anchorman and Borat which should be filed with Dumb And Dumber as far as these suggestions go.

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Forrest Gump coming back a lot and I would say if you have to see only one movie, this would be this one. It goes thru the cultural folklore and mainstream history of the US from the 60s to the 90s. Pretty much everyone above 30 has seen this movie.

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The Office (US version)

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Michael Scott, American hero

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Coming to America

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I was coming here to say this. Especially with coming to America 2 coming out in March

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Zoolander Anchorman Sesame Street Seinfeld When Harry Met Sally The Godfather Arrested Development Star Trek Star Wars Ghostbusters Forrest Gump

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Start with sesame street season 1...

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Trump’s speech to his supporters to encourage them to show force and March to capitol...would help you understand 2021 culture

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I bet you're fun at parties

How has nobody said princess bride or Forrest Gump?

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Ah forgive me, I was in such a hurry to say princess bride

Ferris Bueller's Day Off taught me a lot about American culture

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Back to the future Fast times at ridgemont high Breakfast club

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Casablanca The quiet man Stagecoach

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Die Hard, Rocky and Rambo.

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Old School Office Space

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Tommy Boy

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Legally blond Mean girls Bridesmaids

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Reese. Grrrrrrrrrrr

Goodwill hunting if you want to learn about Boston lingo

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How do you like dem apples!

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Friends and Seinfeld

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Boyz in the Hood. New Jack City. Boiler Room. Wolf of Wall Street. Scarface. Founder. The Banker. Me Myself and Irene... the Big Short. Super Size Me. Bowling for Columbine

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Full metal jacket

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Shrek

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All of the above and I don't know how these haven't been mentioned yet Spaceballs Fargo Monty Python and the Holy Grail

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House of cards to see the dark side

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House of lies surely?

Office space

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