25 FILMS ADDED TO THE NATIONAL FILM REGISTRY 


"Back to the Future" is one of the 25 American films added to the Library of Congress national registry. "Bullitt," "Close Encounters of the Third Kind," "Days of Heaven" and "Dances With Wolves" have also been added.

The National Film Registry is the registry of films selected by the United States National Film Preservation Board for preservation in the Library of Congress.

The National Film Registry is meant to preserve up to twenty-five "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant films" each year; to be eligible, films must be at least ten years old.

The Registry is meant to showcase the full range and diversity of American film heritage. With the new addition of 25 movies, there are now 475 films preserved in the National Film Registry.

Others selected this year:

"The Naked City" (1948)
"Oklahoma!" (1955)
"12 Angry Men" (1957)
"The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance" (1962)
"Tol'able David" (1921)
"The Strong Man" (1926)
"Mighty Like a Moose" (1926)
"The Sex Life of the Polyp" (1928)
"Grand Hotel" (1932)
"Three Little Pigs" (1933)
"Our Day" (1938)
"Wuthering Heights" (1939)
"The Women" (1939)
"Dance, Girl, Dance" (1940)
"Now, Voyager" (1942)
"The House I Live In" (1945)
"In a Lonely Place" (1950)
"Glimpse of the Garden" (1957)
"Tom, Tom the Piper's Son" (1969-71)
"Peege" (1972).

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