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December 17 2015

National Film Registry Additions for 2015

It’s that time of year again where the National Film Preservation Board has made its annual announcement of which films are being added to The National Film Registry.

For those unfamiliar with the project, each year up to 25 films are selected for preservation in the Library of Congress.  Each film must be at least 10-years-old, they do not have to be feature length and they do not have to have received a theatrical release.

This year’s list includes:

  1. Being There (1979)
  2. Black and Tan (1929)
  3. Dracula (Spanish language version) (1931)
  4. Dream of a Rarebit Fiend (1906)
  5. Eadweard Muybridge, Zoopraxographer (1975)
  6. Edison Kinetoscopic Record of a Sneeze (1894)
  7. A Fool There Was (1915)
  8. Ghostbusters (1984)
  9. Hail the Conquering Hero (1944)
  10. Humoresque (1920)
  11. Imitation of Life (1959)
  12. The Inner World of Aphasia (1968)
  13. John Henry and the Inky-Poo (1946)
  14. L.A. Confidential (1997)
  15. The Mark of Zorro (1920)
  16. The Old Mill (1937)
  17. Our Daily Bread (1934)
  18. Portrait of Jason (1967)
  19. Seconds (1966)
  20. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
  21. Sink or Swim (1990)
  22. The Story of Menstruation (1946)
  23. Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One (1968)
  24. Top Gun (1986)
  25. Winchester ’73 (1950)

This may be the craziest year yet for films I haven’t seen! I only count five on my “seen” list, which leaves me an awesome 20 to track down and give a shot.

Any movies on the list that confuse you? The press release below includes a section of why each film was chosen.

You can send in up to 50 films for the 2016 list, get to it folks! Before you do, however, make sure your choices are not already in the registry.

You can also check out the additions for 20062007200820092010201120122013 and 2014.

View Press Release

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