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List of American Movies Which Honored with Palme d'Or at Cannes International Film Festival

This is the list of movies made in USA which got Golden palm Award at Cannes Film Festival. These movies are rich with it's aesthetic content and technical perfection.


Marty (1955)

Directed by Delbert Mann
With Ernest Borgnine, Betsy Blair, Esther Minciotti, Augusta Ciolli

A middle-aged butcher and a school teacher who have given up on the idea of love, meet at a dance and fall in love.

Friendly Persuasion (1956)

Directed by William Wyler
With Gary Cooper, Dorothy McGuire, Anthony Perkins, Richard Eyer

The pacifist attitude of a Quaker family is tested as a result of the American Civil War.

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Directed by Francis Ford Coppola
With Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall, Frederic Forrest

During the Vietnam War, Captain Willard is sent on a dangerous mission into Cambodia to assassinate a renegade colonel who has set himself up as a god among a local tribe.

All That Jazz (1979)

Directed by Bob Fosse
With Roy Scheider, Jessica Lange, Leland Palmer, Ann Reinking

Director/choreographer Bob Fosse tells his own life story as he details the sordid life of Joe Gideon (Roy Scheider), a womanizing, drug-using dancer.

Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989)

Directed by Steven Soderbergh
With James Spader, Andie MacDowell, Peter Gallagher, Laura San Giacomo

A sexually repressed woman's husband is having an affair with her sister. The arrival of a visitor with a rather unusual fetish changes everything.

Wild at Heart (1990)

Directed by David Lynch
With Nicolas Cage, Laura Dern, Willem Dafoe, J.E. Freeman

Young lovers Sailor and Lula run from the variety of weirdos that Lula's mom has hired to kill Sailor.

Barton Fink (1991)

Directed by Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
With John Turturro, John Goodman, Judy Davis, Michael Lerner

A renowned New York playwright is enticed to California to write for the movies and discovers the hellish truth of Hollywood.

Pulp Fiction (1994)

Directed by Quentin Tarantino
With John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis

The lives of two mob hit men, a boxer, a gangster's wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption.

The Tree of Life (2011)

Directed by Terrence Malick
With Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, Jessica Chastain, Hunter McCracken

The story of a family in Waco, Texas in 1956. The eldest son witnesses the loss of innocence and struggles with his parents' conflicting teachings.