National Film Registry 1989-2019

[Updated 12-30-2019 - Yeah, sometimes I take my time about these things. Got stuff to do and a would-be dictator to derail. If it bothers you to wait a little bit, go get yourself a date or something...]

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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  • Ride the High Country
  • Salesman
  • Salt of the Earth
  • What's Opera, Doc?
  • Within Our Gates
  • An American in Paris
  • Badlands
  • The Black Pirate
  • Blade Runner
  • Cat People
  • The Cheat
  • Chulas Fronteras
  • Eaux d'artifice
  • The Godfather: Part II
  • His Girl Friday
  • Inside Nazi Germany
  • It Happened One Night
  • Lassie Come Home
  • Magical Maestro
  • A Night at the Opera
  • Nothing But a Man
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
  • Point of Order!
  • Shadows
  • Shane
  • Sweet Smell of Success
  • Touch of Evil
  • Where Are My Children?
  • The Wind
  • Yankee Doodle Dandy
  • The African Queen
  • The Apartment
  • The Cool World
  • A Corner in Wheat
  • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
  • The Exploits of Elaine
  • Force of Evil
  • Freaks
  • Hell's Hinges
  • Hospital
  • Invasion of the Body Snatchers
  • The Lady Eve
  • Louisiana Story
  • The Manchurian Candidate
  • Marty
  • Meet Me in St. Louis
  • Midnight Cowboy
  • A Movie
  • Pinocchio
  • Safety Last!
  • Scarface
  • Snow-White
  • Tabu
  • Taxi Driver
  • The Adventures of Robin Hood
  • All That Heaven Allows
  • American Graffiti
  • The Band Wagon
  • Blacksmith Scene
  • Cabaret
  • Chan Is Missing
  • The Conversation
  • The Day the Earth Stood Still
  • El Norte
  • Fatty's Tintype Tangle
  • The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse
  • Fury
  • Gerald McBoing-Boing
  • The Hospital
  • Jammin' the Blues
  • The Last of the Mohicans
  • Manhatta
  • North by Northwest
  • The Philadelphia Story
  • Rip Van Winkle
  • Rip's Toast
  • Rip Meeting the Dwarf
  • Exit of Rip and the Dwarf
  • Rip Leaving Sleepy Hollow
  • Rip's Toast to Hudson
  • Rip's Twenty Years' Sleep
  • Awakening of Rip
  • Rip Passing Over the Mountain
  • 7th Heaven
  • Stagecoach
  • To Fly!
  • To Kill a Mockingbird
  • The Awful Truth
  • Broken Blossoms
  • The Deer Hunter
  • Destry Rides Again
  • Flash Gordon
  • The Forgotten Frontier
  • Frank Film
  • The Graduate
  • The Heiress
  • The Jazz Singer
  • The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter
  • M*A*S*H
  • Mildred Pierce