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Titanic, Superman Among National Film Registry 2017 Picks

December 13, 2017 | Posted by Joseph Lee

Coming Soon reports that the United States Library of Congress has announced the 25 motion pictures that will be included on the National Film Registry, which span from 1905 to 2000. This brings the total number of films to 725, a small portion of the moving-image collection of 1.3 million. Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will show a selection of films tonight at 8 PM ET. Hayden will join Leonard Maltin to talk about the films. Meanwhile 64 movies from the Registry are now available online.

Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden said: “The selection of a film to the National Film Registry recognizes its importance to American cinema and the nation’s cultural and historical heritage. Our love affair with motion pictures is a testament to their enduring power to enlighten, inspire and inform us as individuals and a nation as a whole. Being tasked with selecting only 25 each year is daunting because there are so many great films deserving of this honor.

Here is a complete list of films:

1. Ace in the Hole (aka Big Carnival) (1951)
2. Boulevard Nights (1979)
3. Die Hard (1988)
4. Dumbo (1941)
5. Field of Dreams (1989)
6. 4 Little Girls (1997)
7. Fuentes Family Home Movies Collection (1920s-1930s)
8. Gentleman’s Agreement (1947)
9. The Goonies (1985)
10. Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967)
11. He Who Gets Slapped (1924)
12. Interior New York Subway, 14th Street to 42nd Street (1905)
13. La Bamba (1987)
14. Lives of Performers (1972)
15. Memento (2000)
16. Only Angels Have Wings (1939)
17. The Sinking of the Lusitania (1918)
18. Spartacus (1960)
19. Superman (1978)
20. Thelonious Monk: Straight, No Chaser (1988)
21. Time and Dreams (1976)
22. Titanic (1997)
23. To Sleep with Anger (1990)
24. Wanda (1971)
25. With the Abraham Lincoln Brigade in Spain (1937-1938)