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My 2022 National Film Registry nominations

Each December, the National Film Preservation Board selects 25 films to be inducted into the National Film Registry as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".

The board have said nominations from the public play a vital role in what films they choose to select. In 2017 one film I nominated, Superman (1978) was selected. In 2018 two films I nominated, The Shining (1980) and Brokeback Mountain (2005) had been selected. And in 2021 three films I nominated, The Long Goodbye (1973), Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) and The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) had been selected. So they clearly take public nominations seriously.

If you want to nominate any films to be in the registry, go to www.loc.gov/programs/national-film-preservation-board/film-registry/nominate/

You can nominate up to 50 films and the deadline is August 15.

Here are my picks for the 2022 National Film Registry.

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  • Scarface

    1

  • Boogie Nights

    2

  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

    3

  • Red Hot Riding Hood

    4

  • Fritz the Cat

    5

  • Stand by Me

    6

  • Babe

    7

  • The Great Escape

    8

  • The Love Parade

    9

  • The Nightmare Before Christmas

    10

  • The Jungle Book

    11

  • The Killing

    12

  • Ed Wood

    13

  • Superman: The Mad Scientist

    14

  • The Defiant Ones

    15

  • Fight Club

    16

  • The Thing

    17

  • Mr. Deeds Goes to Town

    18

  • Terminator 2: Judgment Day

    19

  • Once Upon a Time in America

    20

  • The Little Shop of Horrors

    21

  • The Last House on the Left

    22

  • Hypocrites

    23

  • Caddyshack

    24

  • Angels with Dirty Faces

    25

  • The Russians Are Coming! The Russians Are Coming!

    26

  • The Southerner

    27

  • The Truman Show

    28

  • Nothing Sacred

    29

  • The Covered Wagon

    30

  • Fear Strikes Out

    31

  • The Squaw Man

    32

  • Duel

    33

  • To Have and Have Not

    34

  • Jason and the Argonauts

    35

  • My Own Private Idaho

    36

  • Mutiny on the Bounty

    37

  • The Steel Helmet

    38

  • Finding Nemo

    39