Consider The Dark Knight. It has listed "Country: USA | UK" and "Language: English | Mandarin", with filming locations in USA, UK, Hong Kong and others. Christopher Nolan is born in England.
Yet, I automatically consider this a full-on "American" movie. Why? Is this because:
- Most of the actors are American?
- It's produced by Warner Bros. which is an American company?
- It's so impressive it could only come out of the blockbuster machine that is Hollywood?
Is there actually a clear definition of what constitutes an "American" movie?
(Another example: Dogville has a Danish director, actors from many countries who speak English, filmed inside a studio in Sweden. Is it a "Danish" movie because Von Trier is such a big part of it?)
(On a side note, The Terminator is listed with countries "UK | USA", but I doubt anyone would call it an "English" movie. This must probably be attributed to faulty data entry.)