National Film Registry 1989-2018

[Updated 12-20-2018]

This is a comprehensive listing of all films selected for inclusion in the National Film Registry since 1989. Not surprisingly, due to the fact that the Registry goes beyond just popular feature films to include the widest variety of culturally significant documentaries, animation, experimental films and short subjects, that some more obscure titles often don't appear in the TCMb database until added later.

A new list of 25 selections to be added to the National Film Registry for that year is announced by the end of December. To nominate films to be added to the National Film Registry for the next round, visit www.loc.gov/programs/national-film-preservation-board/film-registry/nominate/

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  • The Best Years of Our Lives
  • Casablanca
  • Citizen Kane
  • The Crowd
  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
  • The General
  • Gone with the Wind
  • The Grapes of Wrath
  • High Noon
  • Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages
  • The Learning Tree
  • The Maltese Falcon
  • Modern Times
  • Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
  • Nanook of the North
  • On the Waterfront
  • The Searchers
  • Singin' in the Rain
  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
  • Some Like It Hot
  • Star Wars
  • Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
  • Sunset Boulevard
  • Vertigo
  • The Wizard of Oz
  • All About Eve
  • All Quiet on the Western Front
  • Bringing Up Baby
  • Dodsworth
  • Duck Soup
  • Fantasia
  • The Freshman
  • The Godfather
  • The Great Train Robbery
  • Harlan County U.S.A.
  • How Green Was My Valley
  • It's a Wonderful Life
  • Killer of Sheep
  • Love Me Tonight
  • Meshes of the Afternoon
  • Ninotchka
  • Primary
  • Raging Bull
  • Rebel Without a Cause
  • Red River
  • The River
  • Sullivan's Travels
  • Top Hat
  • The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
  • A Woman Under the Influence
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • San Pietro
  • The Blood of Jesus
  • Chinatown
  • City Lights
  • David Holzman's Diary
  • Frankenstein
  • Gertie the Dinosaur
  • Gigi
  • Greed
  • High School
  • I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang
  • The Italian
  • King Kong
  • Lawrence of Arabia
  • The Magnificent Ambersons
  • My Darling Clementine
  • Out of the Past
  • A Place in the Sun
  • The Poor Little Rich Girl
  • The Prisoner of Zenda
  • Shadow of a Doubt
  • Sherlock, Jr.
  • Tevye
  • Trouble in Paradise
  • Adam's Rib
  • Annie Hall
  • The Bank Dick
  • Big Business
  • The Big Parade
  • The Birth of a Nation
  • Bonnie and Clyde
  • Carmen Jones
  • Castro Street
  • Detour
  • Dog Star Man
  • Prelude: Dog Star Man
  • Dog Star Man: Part I
  • Dog Star Man: Part II
  • Dog Star Man: Part III
  • Dog Star Man: Part IV
  • Double Indemnity
  • Footlight Parade
  • The Gold Rush
  • Letter from an Unknown Woman
  • Morocco
  • Nashville
  • The Night of the Hunter
  • Paths of Glory
  • Psycho