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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  • The Outlaw Josey Wales
  • The Producers
  • Pull My Daisy
  • Road to Morocco
  • She Done Him Wrong
  • Shock Corridor
  • Show Boat
  • The Thief of Bagdad
  • To Be or Not to Be
  • Topaz
  • Verbena trágica
  • Woodstock
  • Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ
  • The Big Sleep
  • The Bridge on the River Kwai
  • Cops
  • Czechoslovakia 1968
  • Grass: A Nation's Battle for Life
  • The Great Dictator
  • Harold and Maude
  • Hindenburg Disaster Newsreel Footage
  • How the West Was Won
  • The Hustler
  • Knute Rockne All American
  • The Life and Death of 9413, a Hollywood Extra
  • Little Fugitive
  • Mean Streets
  • Motion Painting No. 1
  • The Music Box
  • The Naked Spur
  • Rear Window
  • Republic Steel Strike Riots Newsreel Footage
  • Return of the Secaucus Seven
  • The Thin Man
  • Tulips Shall Grow
  • West Side Story
  • Wings
  • 42nd Street
  • The Bride of Frankenstein
  • The City
  • Dead Birds
  • Dont Look Back
  • Easy Rider
  • From the Manger to the Cross
  • Gun Crazy
  • The Hitch-Hiker
  • The Immigrant
  • The Last Picture Show
  • Little Miss Marker
  • The Lost World
  • Modesta
  • The Ox-Bow Incident
  • Pass the Gravy
  • The Phantom of the Opera
  • Powers of Ten
  • The Public Enemy
  • Sky High
  • Steamboat Willie
  • Tacoma Narrows Bridge Collapse
  • Tootsie
  • Twelve O'Clock High
  • Westinghouse Works
  • Assembling a Generator
  • Assembling and Testing Turbines
  • Casting a Guide Box
  • Coil Winding Machines
  • Coil Winding Section E
  • Girls Taking Time Checks
  • Girls Winding Armatures
  • Panorama Exterior Westinghouse Works
  • Panorama of Machine Co. Aisle
  • Panorama View, Street Car Motor Room
  • Panoramic View, Aisle B, Westinghouse Works
  • Steam Hammer
  • Steam Whistle
  • Taping Coils
  • Tapping a Furnace
  • Testing a Rotary
  • Testing Large Turbines, Westinghouse Co. Works
  • Welding the Big Ring
  • Westinghouse Air Brake Co. (Casting Scene)
  • Westinghouse Air Brake Co. (Moulding Scene)
  • Westinghouse Air Brake Co.
  • Civilization
  • Do the Right Thing
  • The Docks of New York
  • Duck Amuck
  • The Emperor Jones
  • Gunga Din
  • In the Land of the Head Hunters
  • Jazz on a Summer's Day
  • King: A Filmed Record... Montgomery to Memphis
  • The Kiss
  • Kiss Me Deadly
  • Lambchops
  • Laura
  • Master Hands
  • My Man Godfrey
  • Night of the Living Dead
  • The Plow That Broke the Plains