25 Films Added to National Film Registry

Here are the 25 films that have been added to the National Film Registry. These are the films (and some clips) that have been deemed culturally and historically significant by the Library of Congress.

1. The Asphalt Jungle (1950)

2. Deliverance (1972)

3. Disneyland Dream (1956)

4. A Face in the Crowd (1957)

5. Flower Drum Song (1961)

6. Foolish Wives (1922)

7. Free Radicals (1979)

8. Hallelujah (1929)

9. In Cold Blood (1967)

10. The Invisible Man (1933)

11. Johnny Guitar (1954)

12. The Killers (1946)

13. The March (1964)

14. No Lies (1973)

15.  On the Bowery (1957)

16. One Week (1920)

17. The Pawnbroker (1965)

18. The Perils of Pauline (1914)

19. Sergeant York (1941)

20. The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (1958)

21. So’s Your Old Man (1926)

22. George Stevens WW2 Footage (1943-46)

23. The Terminator (1984)

24. Water and Power (1989)

25. White Fawn’s Devotion (1910)

All the hype surrounding this years list is about The Terminator being added to the registry but I am most excited about Hallelujah‘s inclusion. Directed by King Vidor, it is one of the first all-black cast studio pictures and is a huge departure from its contemporaries in its honest depiction of African-American life. If you have seen this 1929 musical, you really must check it out.

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