The American can refer to the following:
- "The American", a 1981 single by Scottish rock band Simple Minds included on their 1981 studio album Sister Feelings Call
- The American, a 1999 album by Angie Aparo
- The American, a 1998 album by Martin Sexton
- The American (novel), an 1877 novel by Henry James
- The American, a 2006 thriller by Andrew Britton
- The American, 2010 retitling of Martin Booth's 1990 novel A Very Private Gentleman (on which the 2010 film is based)
- The American (comics), a comic book series by Mark Verheiden
- "The American", the semi-regular character played by Daily Show producer and comedian Rory Albanese on the Times Online satirical podcast, The Bugle
- The New York American, a newspaper merged in 1937 to form the New York Journal-American.
- The American (1927 film), a Western starring Charles Ray and Bessie Love
- The American (1998 film), a 1998 PBS television adaptation of the Henry James novel, starring Matthew Modine
- The American (2010 film), an American thriller directed by Anton Corbijn and starring George Clooney
- The American (statue), an unrealized bronze outdoor sculpture planned for Tulsa, Oklahoma
- The American (magazine), a magazine published in print (2006–2008) and subsequently online by the American Enterprise Institute
- The American Magazine, a literary periodical published from 1906 to 1956
- American Athletic Conference, one of the major U.S. collegiate sports conferences
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