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Films Selected to the Library of Congress National Film Registry

1989-2010

(listed by year of film production/release)

1891

  • NEWARK ATHLETE

1893

  • BLACKSMITH SCENE

1894

  • DICKSON EXPERIMENTAL SOUND FILM (1894-95)

1896

  • THE KISS
  • RIP VAN WINKLE

1901

  • PRESIDENT MCKINLEY INAUGURATION FOOTAGE
  • STAR THEATRE

1903

  • THE GREAT TRAIN ROBBERY

1904

  • WESTINGHOUSE WORKS, 1904

1906

  • A TRIP DOWN MARKET STREET
  • SAN FRANCISCO EARTHQUAKE AND FIRE, APRIL 18, 1906

1909

  • A CORNER IN WHEAT
  • LADY HELEN'S ESCAPADE
  • PRINCESS NICOTINE; OR THE SMOKE FAIRY

1910

  • JEFFRIES-JOHNSON WORLD'S CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING CONTEST
  • WHITE FAWN'S DEVOTION

1911

  • LITTLE NEMO

1912

  • FROM THE MANGER TO THE CROSS
  • THE LAND BEYOND THE SUNSET

1913

  • EVIDENCE OF THE FILM
  • MATRIMONY'S SPEED LIMIT
  • PRESERVATION OF THE SIGN LANGUAGE
  • TRAFFIC IN SOULS

1914

  • THE BARGAIN
  • THE EXPLOITS OF ELAINE
  • GERTIE THE DINOSAUR
  • IN THE LAND OF THE HEAD HUNTERS aka IN THE LAND OF THE WAR CANOES
  • THE PERILS OF PAULINE
  • MABEL'S BLUNDER
  • TESS OF THE STORM COUNTRY

1915

  • THE BIRTH OF A NATION
  • THE CHEAT
  • FATTY'S TINTYPE TANGLE
  • THE ITALIAN
  • REGENERATION

1916

  • CIVILIZATION
  • THE CURSE OF QUON GWON
  • HELL'S HINGES
  • INTOLERANCE
  • WHERE ARE MY CHILDREN?

1917

  • THE IMMIGRANT
  • THE POOR LITTLE RICH GIRL
  • WILD AND WOOLLY

1918

  • THE BLUE BIRD

1919

  • BROKEN BLOSSOMS

1920

  • HEROES ALL
  • THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS
  • MAKING OF AN AMERICAN
  • ONE WEEK
  • WITHIN OUR GATES

1921

  • THE FOUR HORSEMEN OF THE APOCALYPSE
  • MANHATTA
  • MISS LULU BETT
  • TOL'ABLE DAVID

1922

  • COPS
  • FOOLISH WIVES
  • NANOOK OF THE NORTH
  • SALOME
  • SKY HIGH

1923

  • SAFETY LAST

1924

  • THE CHECHAHCOS
  • GREED
  • PETER PAN
  • SHERLOCK, JR.
  • THE THIEF OF BAGDAD

1925

  • THE BIG PARADE
  • CLASH OF THE WOLVES
  • THE FRESHMAN
  • THE GOLD RUSH
  • GRASS
  • LADY WINDERMERE'S FAN
  • THE LOST WORLD
  • PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
  • THEODORE CASE SOUND TEST: GUS VISSER AND HIS SINGING DUCK

1926

  • BEN-HUR
  • THE BLACK PIRATE
  • HANDS UP
  • MIGHTY LIKE A MOOSE
  • SO'S YOUR OLD MAN
  • THE SON OF THE SHEIK
  • THE STRONG MAN

1927

  • FLESH AND THE DEVIL
  • THE GENERAL
  • IT
  • THE JAZZ SINGER
  • THE LIFE AND DEATH OF 9413
  • SEVENTH HEAVEN
  • SUNRISE
  • STARK LOVE
  • WINGS

1928

  • THE CAMERAMAN
  • THE CROWD
  • THE DOCKS OF NEW YORK
  • THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER
  • FOX MOVIETONE NEWS: JENKINS ORPHANAGE BAND
  • THE LAST COMMAND
  • LONESOME
  • PASS THE GRAVY
  • THE POWER OF THE PRESS
  • THE SEX LIFE OF THE POLYP
  • SHOW PEOPLE
  • STEAMBOAT WILLIE
  • THERE IT IS
  • THE WEDDING MARCH
  • THE WIND

1929

  • APPLAUSE
  • BIG BUSINESS
  • H2O
  • HALLELUJAH
  • LAMBCHOPS
  • ST. LOUIS BLUES

1930

  • ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT
  • THE BIG TRAIL
  • FROM STUMP TO SHIP
  • LITTLE CAESAR
  • MOROCCO
  • PUPS IS PUPS (Our Gang)

1931

  • A BRONX MORNING
  • CITY LIGHTS
  • DRACULA
  • THE FORGOTTEN FRONTIER
  • FRANKENSTEIN
  • THE FRONT PAGE
  • TABU

1932

  • FREAKS
  • GRAND HOTEL
  • I AM A FUGITIVE FROM A CHAIN GANG
  • LOVE ME TONIGHT
  • THE MUSIC BOX
  • RED DUST
  • SCARFACE
  • A STUDY IN REDS
  • TROUBLE IN PARADISE

1933

  • 42ND STREET
  • BABY FACE
  • DUCK SOUP
  • THE EMPEROR JONES
  • FOOTLIGHT PARADE
  • GOLD DIGGERS OF 1933
  • THE INVISIBLE MAN
  • KING KONG
  • SHE DONE HIM WRONG
  • SNOW WHITE
  • THREE LITTLE PIGS

1934

  • IMITATION OF LIFE
  • IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT
  • IT'S A GIFT
  • LITTLE MISS MARKER
  • PUNCH DRUNKS
  • TARZAN AND HIS MATE
  • THE THIN MAN

1935

  • BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN
  • NAUGHTY MARIETTA
  • A NIGHT AT THE OPERA
  • TOP HAT

1936

  • DODSWORTH
  • FLASH GORDON serial
  • FURY
  • MASTER HANDS
  • MODERN TIMES
  • MY MAN GODFREY
  • THE PLOW THAT BROKE THE PLAINS
  • POPEYE THE SAILOR MEETS SINDBAD THE SAILOR
  • ROSE HOBART
  • SHOW BOAT
  • SWING TIME
  • THE REVENGE OF PANCHO VILLA (1930-36)
  • TRANCE AND DANCE IN BALI (1936-39)

1937

  • THE AWFUL TRUTH
  • DAUGHTER OF SHANGHAI
  • HINDENBURG DISASTER NEWSREEL FOOTAGE
  • THE LIFE OF EMILE ZOLA
  • MAKE WAY FOR TOMORROW
  • THE PRISONER OF ZENDA
  • REPUBLIC STEEL STRIKE RIOT NEWSREEL
  • THE RIVER
  • SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS

1938

  • THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD
  • BRINGING UP BABY
  • JEZEBEL
  • LOVE FINDS ANDY HARDY
  • MARCH OF TIME: INSIDE NAZI GERMANY--1938
  • OUR DAY
  • PORKY IN WACKYLAND
  • UNDER WESTERN STARS

1939

  • THE CITY
  • COLOGNE: FROM THE DIARY OF RAY AND ESTHER
  • DESTRY RIDES AGAIN
  • EARLY ABSTRACTIONS #1-5, 7,10 (1939-56)
  • GONE WITH THE WIND
  • GUNGA DIN
  • MARIAN ANDERSON: THE LINCOLN MEMORIAL CONCERT
  • MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON
  • NINOTCHKA
  • STAGECOACH
  • TEVYE
  • VERBENA TRAGICA
  • THE WIZARD OF OZ
  • THE WOMEN
  • WUTHERING HEIGHTS
  • YOUNG MR. LINCOLN

1940

  • THE BANK DICK
  • COMMANDMENT KEEPER CHURCH, BEAUFORT, SOUTH CAROLINA, MAY 1940
  • DANCE, GIR, DANCE
  • FANTASIA
  • THE GRAPES OF WRATH
  • THE GREAT DICTATOR
  • HIS GIRL FRIDAY
  • KNUTE ROCKNE, ALL AMERICAN
  • THE MARK OF ZORRO
  • MELODY RANCH
  • THE PHILADELPHIA STORY
  • PINOCCHIO
  • SIEGE
  • THE SHOP AROUND THE CORNER
  • TACOMA NARROWS BRIDGE COLLAPSE
  • TARANTELLA

1941

  • THE BLOOD OF JESUS
  • CITIZEN KANE
  • HOW GREEN WAS MY VALLEY
  • KANNAPOLIS, NC
  • THE LADY EVE
  • THE MALTESE FALCON
  • SERGEANT YORK
  • SULLIVAN'S TRAVELS

1942

  • CASABLANCA
  • CAT PEOPLE
  • GEORGE STEVENS WW2 COLOR FOOTAGE (1943-46)
  • JAM SESSION
  • THE MAGNIFICENT AMBERSONS
  • MRS. MINIVER
  • NOW, VOYAGER
  • ROAD TO MOROCCO
  • TO BE OR NOT TO BE
  • TULIPS SHALL GROW
  • WOMAN OF THE YEAR
  • YANKEE DOODLE DANDY

1943

  • LASSIE COME HOME
  • MESHES OF THE AFTERNOON
  • THE OX-BOW INCIDENT
  • SHADOW OF A DOUBT
  • STORMY WEATHER
  • TOPAZ 1943-45 home movie footage taken at Japanese American Internment Camp, the Topaz War Relocation Authority Center
  • WHY WE FIGHT (series of films, 1943-45)

1944

  • DOUBLE INDEMNITY
  • GOING MY WAY
  • JAMMIN' THE BLUES
  • LAURA
  • MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS
  • MEMPHIS BELLE
  • MIRACLE OF MORGAN'S CREEK
  • MOM AND DAD
  • NATIONAL VELVET

1945

  • THE BATTLE OF SAN PIETRO
  • THE HOUSE I LIVE IN
  • MILDRED PIERCE
  • THE STORY OF G.I. JOE
  • A TREE GROWS IN BROOKLYN

1946

  • THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES
  • THE BIG SLEEP
  • DETOUR
  • IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE
  • THE KILLERS
  • LET THERE BE LIGHT
  • MY DARLING CLEMENTINE
  • NOTORIOUS

1947

  • MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET
  • MOTION PAINTING NO. 1
  • OUT OF THE PAST

1948

  • ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN
  • FORCE OF EVIL
  • LETTER FROM AN UNKNOWN WOMAN
  • IN THE STREET (1948/52)
  • LOUISIANA STORY
  • THE NAKED CITY
  • THE PEARL
  • RED RIVER
  • THE TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE

1949

  • ADAM'S RIB
  • ALL THE KING'S MEN
  • GUN CRAZY
  • THE HEIRESS
  • THE LEAD SHOES
  • TWELVE O'CLOCK HIGH
  • WHITE HEAT

1950

  • ALL ABOUT EVE
  • THE ASPHALT JUNGLE
  • D.O.A.
  • IN A LONELY PLACE
  • SUNSET BOULEVARD

1951

  • THE AFRICAN QUEEN
  • AN AMERICAN IN PARIS
  • THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL
  • DUCK AND COVER
  • A PLACE IN THE SUN
  • A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE
  • THE THING FROM ANOTHER WORLD

1952

  • THE BAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL
  • HIGH NOON
  • MAGICAL MAESTRO
  • SINGIN' IN THE RAIN
  • THIS IS CINERAMA

1953

  • ALL MY BABIES
  • THE BAND WAGON
  • DUCK AMUCK
  • EAUX D'ARTIFICE
  • FROM HERE TO ETERNITY
  • THE HITCH-HIKER
  • THE LITTLE FUGITIVE
  • THE LIVING DESERT
  • THE NAKED SPUR
  • ROMAN HOLIDAY
  • SHANE
  • THE TELL-TALE HEART

1954

  • CARMEN JONES
  • THE HOUSE IN THE MIDDLE
  • JOHNNY GUITAR
  • ON THE WATERFRONT
  • REAR WINDOW
  • SABRINA
  • SALT OF THE EARTH
  • SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS
  • A STAR IS BORN
  • A TIME OUT OF WAR

1955

  • ALL THAT HEAVEN ALLOWS
  • KISS ME DEADLY
  • MARTY
  • THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER
  • OKLAHOMA!
  • REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE

1956

  • THE COURT JESTER
  • DISNEYLAND DREAM
  • GIANT
  • INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS
  • MODESTA
  • ONE FROGGY EVENING
  • THE SEARCHERS
  • THE TEN COMMANDMENTS

1957

  • THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI
  • A FACE IN THE CROWD
  • GLIMPSE OF THE GARDEN
  • THE HUNTERS [KALAHARI DESERT TRIBE ANTHROPOLOGICAL FILM]
  • THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING MAN
  • JAILHOUSE ROCK
  • LET'S ALL GO TO THE LOBBY
  • ON THE BOWERY
  • PATHS OF GLORY
  • SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS
  • THE TALL T
  • 12 ANGRY MEN
  • WHAT'S OPERA, DOC?
  • WILL SUCCESS SPOIL ROCK HUNTER?

1958

  • GIGI
  • A MOVIE
  • THE 7TH VOYAGE OF SINBAD
  • TOUCH OF EVIL
  • VERTIGO

1959

  • BEN-HUR
  • CRY OF JAZZ
  • JAZZ ON A SUMMER'S DAY
  • NORTH BY NORTHWEST
  • PILLOW TALK
  • PULL MY DAISY
  • SHADOWS
  • SOME LIKE IT HOT

1960

  • THE APARTMENT
  • HOUSE OF USHER
  • PRIMARY
  • PSYCHO
  • THINK OF ME FIRST AS A PERSON (1960-75)
  • WILD RIVER

1961

  • THE EXILES
  • FLOWER DRUM SONG
  • THE HUSTLER
  • A RAISIN IN THE SUN
  • WEST SIDE STORY

1962

  • HOW THE WEST WAS WON
  • LAWRENCE OF ARABIA
  • THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE
  • THE MUSIC MAN
  • RIDE THE HIGH COUNTRY
  • THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE
  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

1963

  • AMERICA, AMERICA
  • THE COOL WORLD
  • THE NUTTY PROFESSOR
  • SHOCK CORRIDOR
  • ZAPRUDER FILM

1964

  • DEAD BIRDS
  • DOG STAR MAN
  • DR. STRANGELOVE or, HOW I LEARNED TO STOP WORRYING AND LOVE THE BOMB
  • EMPIRE
  • THE MARCH
  • NOTHING BUT A MAN
  • THE PINK PANTHER
  • POINT OF ORDER
  • THE T.A.M.I. SHOW

1965

  • THE PAWNBROKER
  • THE SOUND OF MUSIC

1966

  • CASTRO STREET
  • THE ENDLESS SUMMER
  • THROUGH NAVAJO EYES (SERIES)
  • A TIME FOR BURNING

1967

  • BONNIE AND CLYDE
  • COOL HAND LUKE
  • DON'T LOOK BACK
  • ELECTRONIC LABYRINTH: THX 1138 4EB
  • THE GRADUATE
  • IN COLD BLOOD
  • IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT
  • THE JUNGLE

1968

  • BULLITT
  • CZECHOSLOVAKIA 1968
  • DAVID HOLZMAN'S DIARY
  • HIGH SCHOOL
  • NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD
  • OFFON
  • ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST
  • PLANET OF THE APES
  • THE PRODUCERS
  • 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY
  • WHY MAN CREATES

1969

  • BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID
  • EASY RIDER
  • I AM JOAQUIN
  • THE LEARNING TREE
  • MEDIUM COOL
  • MIDNIGHT COWBOY
  • OUR LADY OF THE SPHERE
  • SALESMAN
  • TOM, TOM THE PIPER'S SON
  • THE WILD BUNCH

1970

  • FILM PORTRAIT
  • FIVE EASY PIECES
  • HOSPITAL
  • KING: A FILMED RECORD... MONTGOMERY TO MEMPHIS
  • M*A*S*H
  • MULTIPLE SIDOSIS
  • PATTON
  • SERENE VELOCITY
  • WOODSTOCK

1971

  • THE FRENCH CONNECTION
  • THE HOSPITAL
  • MCCABE AND MRS. MILLER
  • NOSTALGIA
  • REMINSCENCES OF A JOURNEY TO LITHUANIA
  • SHAFT

1972

  • CABARET
  • DELIVERANCE
  • THE GODFATHER
  • HAROLD AND MAUDE
  • HOT DOGS FOR GAUGUIN
  • THE LAST PICTURE SHOW
  • PEEGE

1973

  • AMERICAN GRAFFITI
  • BADLANDS
  • ENTER THE DRAGON
  • THE EXORCIST
  • FRANK FILM
  • MEAN STREETS
  • NO LIES
  • THE STING

1974

  • ANTONIA: A PORTRAIT OF THE WOMAN
  • BLAZING SADDLES
  • CHINATOWN
  • THE CONVERSATION
  • FUJI
  • THE GODFATHER, PART II
  • A WOMAN UNDER THE INFLUENCE
  • YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN

1975

  • DOG DAY AFTERNOON
  • THE BUFFALO CREEK FLOOD: AN ACT OF MAN
  • JAWS
  • NASHVILLE
  • ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST
  • QUASI AT THE QUACKADERO
  • THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW

1976

  • ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN
  • CHULAS FRONTERAS
  • GREY GARDENS
  • HALLOWEEN
  • HARLAN COUNTY, U.S.A.
  • NETWORK
  • THE OUTLAW JOSEY WALES
  • ROCKY
  • TAXI DRIVER
  • TO FLY

1977

  • ANNIE HALL
  • CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND
  • KILLER OF SHEEP
  • SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER
  • STAR WARS

1978

  • DAYS OF HEAVEN
  • THE DEER HUNTER
  • ERASERHEAD
  • NATIONAL LAMPOON'S ANIMAL HOUSE
  • POWERS OF TEN

1979

  • ALIEN
  • ALL THAT JAZZ
  • APOCALYPSE NOW
  • FREE RADICALS
  • THE BLACK STALLION
  • MANHATTAN
  • THE MUPPET MOVIE

1980

  • AIRPLANE!
  • ATLANTIC CITY
  • THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK
  • GARLIC IS AS GOOD AS TEN MOTHERS
  • THE LIFE AND TIMES OF ROSIE THE RIVETER
  • RAGING BULL
  • RETURN OF THE SECAUCUS 7

1981

  • RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK

1982

  • BLADE RUNNER
  • CHAN IS MISSING
  • E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL
  • FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH
  • TOOTSIE

1983

  • EL NORTE
  • KOYAANISQATSI
  • THRILLER

1984

  • STRANGER THAN PARADISE
  • THE TERMINATOR
  • THIS IS SPINAL TAP

1985

  • BACK TO THE FUTURE

1986

  • HOOSIERS
  • PRECIOUS IMAGES
  • SHERMAN'S MARCH

1988

  • DRUMS OF WINTER
  • THE THIN BLUE LINE
  • TIN TOY

1989

  • DO THE RIGHT THING
  • SEX, LIES AND VIDEOTAPE
  • WATER AND POWER

1990

  • DANCES WITH WOLVES
  • GOODFELLAS

1991

  • BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
  • BOYZ N THE HOOD
  • DAUGHTERS OF THE DUST

1992

  • MALCOLM X
  • UNFORGIVEN

1993

  • GROUNDHOG DAY
  • SCHINDLER'S LIST

1994

  • HOOP DREAMS
  • THE RED BOOK

1995

  • SCRATCH AND CROW
  • TOY STORY

1996

  • FARGO
  • STUDY OF A RIVER

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