What are the best US ads of all time?

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    #1McDonalds | "The Showdown" Larry Bird vs. Michael Jordan

    McDonalds | "The Showdown" Larry Bird vs. Michael Jordan

    In this old 90' classic commercial, Larry Bird challenges Michael Jordan to an epic shooting contest for his Big Mac. This includes both parts shown during Super Bowl XXVII: a 30-second teaser that sets up the premise but ends with Jordan noting that "this is gonna take a while," followed by the full 1-minute spot.

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    Amanda Pierce
    Written on January 27, 2018
    "Eh, this is alright, it's nothing special though if you ask me personally. "
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    #2Volkswagen | "The Force" 2012 Passat

    Volkswagen | "The Force" 2012 Passat

    Volkswagen | 2012 Passat is a TV commercial for the 2012 Volkswagen Passat car where a young child dressed as Darth Vader attempts to use the force on several objects around the house and constantly fails but is surprised when, with a little help from dad, the car finally responds.

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    James Greene
    Written on November 3, 2017
    "A classic Super Bowl ad! Stumbled into this one whilst investing some of my time on You Tube, and got some good yuks. Funny, and a great little example of an ad agency pushing the limits. Not a bad car either! "
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    #3Always | #LikeAGirl

    Always | #LikeAGirl

    #LikeAGirl is a television commercial by Always aired in Super Bowl XLIX. The idea of this ad is empowering thousands of young girls, changing the meaning of the phrase "Like a girl" from an insult to mean downright amazing things.

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    Judith Douglas
    Written on January 26, 2018
    "If you want empowering ads, this is the one for you. I loved how it took sexism straight on and showed how powerful, important, and impactful girls can be. I know that on the one hand it's just a marketing ploy, but honestly I'm just glad that for once it's a good ploy."
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    #4Old Spice | The Man Your Man Could Smell Like

    Old Spice | The Man Your Man Could Smell Like

    Old Spice | The Man Your Man Could Smell Like is an Old Spice body wash commercial that went viral thanks to a funny monologue accompanied by a charming man and quickly changing backgrounds.

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    Song Hue
    Written on November 10, 2017
    "Terry Crews seems like a pretty cool guy, a fun actor. He makes the ads very funny,, as much as I hate advertising."
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    #5Chrysler | Clint Eastwood's Halftime in America

    Chrysler | Clint Eastwood's Halftime in America

    Clint Eastwood's 'Halftime in America' is an American television commercial aired during halftime of Super Bowl XLVI (2012) for Chrysler featuring the great City of Detroit, Michigan.

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    Sarah Hamilton
    Written on January 18, 2018
    "Chrysler's Commercial, narrated by Clint Eastwood, gives a hope filled message about the hardship in America. He ends the pep talk by saying "This country can't be knocked out in one punch. We get back up again, and when we do, the worlds is gonna hear the roar of are engines"
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    #6Pepsi | Cindy Crawford

    Pepsi | Cindy Crawford

    An iconic Pepsi commercial where Cindy Crawford gets out of a sports car at a gas station in the middle of a country road, walks to a Pepsi vending machine, takes out a can, and drinks it while two mesmerized boys watch the whole scene.

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    Wang Ren
    Written on October 26, 2017
    "The Pepsi Cindy Crawford ad has to be one of my most memorable ads I've seen. Cindy Crawford really did bring this ad to one of the Top ads of all time. And it had some comedy with the boys looking at the can instead of Cindy Crawford. Such a great ad."
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    #7Budweiser | "Puppy Love"

    Budweiser | "Puppy Love"

    Budweiser's "Puppy Love" is a 2013 television commercial aired in Super Bowl XLVIII. In it, you can watch a special relationship between Clydesdales horse and a Labrador's dog.

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    Mark Gonzales
    Written on January 28, 2018
    "Just really damn heartwarming. But it is a little cheesy to have the horse dog friendship going on. Nice switch-up from "wow douche Audi driver" to "what a great man for giving the dog what it needs""
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    #8 Apple | "1984"

     Apple | "1984"

    "1984" was an iconic US television commercial directed by Ridley Scott and aired on Super Bowl XVIII (at 1984), which introduced the Apple Macintosh.

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    Jorge Velasco
    Written on January 28, 2018
    "This ad is iconic for a reason and easily one of, if not the, best ad of all time both in and outside of the US. No detail is missed and it walks the fine line between advertisement and art. Tasteful, poignant, and stays with you long after you've finished watching it. It was definitely the most memorable of the Super Bowl XVIII commercials and probably the most memorable of them all for me and I'm not even a huge Apple fan. "

Summary

Best What are the best US ads of all time
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1McDonalds | "The Showdown" Larry Bird vs. Michael Jordan Videos 56 Free
2Volkswagen | "The Force" 2012 PassatVideos 43 Free
3Always | #LikeAGirlVideos 38 Free
4Old Spice | The Man Your Man Could Smell LikeVideos 31 Free
5Chrysler | Clint Eastwood's Halftime in AmericaVideos 31 Free
6Pepsi | Cindy Crawford Videos 27 Free
7Budweiser | "Puppy Love" Videos 0 Free
8 Apple | "1984"Videos 0 Free
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