25 Films Added to The National Film Registry in 2017

Posted by December 13, 2017 Comment

The Library of Congress’s National Film Registry has officially announced the 25 films chosen to be added into their grand collection of cinema this year. First established by the National Film Preservation Act of 1988, the National Film Preservation Board works to ensure the survival, conservation and increased public availability of America’s film heritage by selecting films to be added into a collection the library curates.

The oldest film being added into the collection for 2017 is from 1905, titled Interior New York Subway, 14th Street to 42nd Street while the most recent is 2000’s Memento. Some other notable entries include Christmas classic Die Hard, Disney’s animated DumboThe GooniesSuperman, and Titanic.

Here is the complete list of this year’s chosen flicks taken from the official registry website:

Ace in the Hole (aka Big Carnival) 1951 2017
Boulevard Nights 1979 2017
Die Hard 1988 2017
Dumbo 1941 2017
Field of Dreams 1989 2017
4 Little Girls 1997 2017
Fuentes Family Home Movies Collection 1920s and 1930s 2017
Gentleman’s Agreement 1947 2017
The Goonies 1985 2017
Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner 1967 2017
He Who Gets Slapped 1924 2017
Interior New York Subway, 14th Street to 42nd Street 1905 2017
La Bamba 1987 2017
Lives of Performers 1972 2017
Memento 2000 2017
Only Angels Have Wings 1939 2017
The Sinking of the Lusitania 1918 2017
Spartacus 1960 2017
Superman 1978 2017
Thelonius Monk: Straight, No Chaser 1988 2017
Time and Dreams 1976 2017
Titanic 1997 2017
To Sleep with Anger 1990 2017
Wanda 1971 2017
With the Abraham Lincoln Brigade in Spain 1937-38 2017

Start thinking about movies you’d like to see added in 2018; the Film Registry is currently accepting suggestions and nominations through their website.

(Last Updated December 13, 2017 5:28 pm )