Spotlight: 2016 National Film Registry Entries

The National Film Registry of the Library of Congress have announced the twenty-five works selected this year to be preserved by the Washington institution. Under the terms of the National Film Preservation Act, the Librarian of Congress each year names to the registry 25 motion pictures that are “culturally, historically or aesthetically” significant and at least ten years old.

  1. “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea” (1916)
  2. “The Atomic Cafe” (1982)
  3. “Ball of Fire” (1941)
  4. “The Beau Brummels” (1928) (short)
  5. “The Birds” (1963)
  6. “Blackboard Jungle” (1955)
  7. “The Breakfast Club” (1985)
  8. “The Decline of Western Civilization” (1981)
  9. “East of Eden” (1955)
  10. “Funny Girl” (1968)
  11. “Life of an American Fireman” (1903)
  12. “The Lion King” (1994)
  13. “Lost Horizon” (1937)
  14. “Musketeers of Pig Alley” (1912) (short)
  15. “Paris Is Burning” (1990)
  16. “Point Blank” (1967)
  17. “The Princess Bride” (1987)
  18. “Putney Swope” (1969)
  19. “Rushmore” (1998)
  20. Solomon Sir Jones films (1924-1928) (home film)
  21. “Steamboat Bill, Jr.” (1928)
  22. “Suzanne, Suzanne” (1982) (short)
  23. “Thelma & Louise” (1991)
  24. “A Walk in the Sun” (1945)
  25. “Who Framed Roger Rabbit” (1988)

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