Films selected to be preserved in the National FIlm Registry are done so because they represent “cultural, historic and/or aesthetic importance” to American heritage.
The Library of Congress ensures that whatever is selected for preservation, be it Hollywood blockbusters, documentaries, silent movies, animation, shorts, independent or home movies, these films will be available for consumption by future generations.
This year’s 25 entries bring the total number of preserved content to 725 pieces, and include some of our favorite movies from our favorite decade and beyond! Congratulations to Field of Dreams, Titanic, La Bamba, Die Hard (which is absolutely a Christmas movie!), and The Goonies who were all selected this year for preservation!
The full list of this year’s inductees is below!
Ace in the Hole (aka Big Carnival) (1951)
Boulevard Nights (1979)
Die Hard (1988)
Field of Dreams (1989)
4 Little Girls (1997)
Fuentes Family Home Movies Collection (1920s and 1930s)
Gentleman’s Agreement (1947)
The Goonies (1985)
Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967)
He Who Gets Slapped (1924)
Interior New York Subway, 14th Street to 42nd Street (1905)
La Bamba (1987)
Lives of Performers (1972)
Only Angels Have Wings (1939)
The Sinking of the Lusitania (1918)
Thelonious Monk: Straight, No Chaser (1988)
Time and Dreams (1976)
To Sleep with Anger (1990)
With the Abraham Lincoln Brigade in Spain (1937-1938)