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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  • Superman
  • Thelonious Monk: Straight, No Chaser
  • Time and Dreams
  • Titanic
  • To Sleep with Anger
  • Wanda
  • With the Abraham Lincoln Brigade in Spain
  • Bad Day at Black Rock
  • Broadcast News
  • Brokeback Mountain
  • Cinderella
  • Days of Wine and Roses
  • Dixon-Wanamaker Expedition to Crow Agency
  • Eve's Bayou
  • The Girl Without a Soul
  • Hair Piece - A Film for Nappy Headed People
  • Hearts and Minds
  • Hud
  • The Informer
  • Jurassic Park
  • The Lady from Shanghai
  • Leave Her to Heaven
  • Monterey Pop
  • My Fair Lady
  • The Navigator
  • On the Town
  • One-Eyed Jacks
  • Pickup on South Street
  • Rebecca
  • The Shining
  • Smoke Signals
  • Something Good - Negro Kiss
  • Amadeus
  • Becky Sharp
  • Before Stonewall
  • Body and Soul
  • Boys Don't Cry
  • Clerks
  • Coal Miner's Daughter
  • Emigrants Landing at Ellis Island
  • Employees' Entrance
  • The Fog of War
  • Gaslight
  • George Washington Carver at Tuskegee Institute
  • Girlfriends
  • I Am Somebody
  • The Last Waltz
  • My Name Is Oona
  • A New Leaf
  • Old Yeller
  • The Phenix City Story
  • Platoon
  • Purple Rain
  • Real Women Have Curves
  • She's Gotta Have It
  • Sleeping Beauty
  • Zoot Suit