Nominate for the National Film Registry

Since 1989, the National Film Preservation Board has worked with the American public to select 25 films for the National Film Registry each year.  The Registry currently includes over 500 American films, each of which is preserved in the Library of Congress.  Those who wish to can now nominate up to 50 films for induction into the Registry by following the link here.  The only guidelines for nominees is that each film must be “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant” and at least ten years old.  To see a list of popular films that have not been chosen for the Registry yet, go to  The 25 pictures that received the honor last year include Forrest Gump, Bambi, and The Lost Weekend.  But even with over 500 films chosen, the Registry is still without many classic and noteworthy movies.  Pulp Fiction, The Shawshank Redemption, JFK, Amadeus, Lion King, Se7en, The Matrix, Memento, Donnie Darko, Mulholland Dr., and The Pianist are all absent.  After learning of those films that had yet to be selected, I was intrigued to participate and email a list of 14 titles to the Library of Congress for consideration.  Though I didn’t vote for Pulp Fiction or Se7en or The Shawshank Redemption, I figured enough people would nominate them anyway.  Instead, I focused on those movies that aren’t as likely to be nominated, but which I still feel deserve a place in film history.  The fourteen films that I nominated are:

Harvey (1950)

The Men (1950)

Stalag 17 (1953)

Spartacus (1960)

What Ever Happened to Baby Jane (1962)

Mary Poppins (1964)

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967)

Being There (1979)

Amadeus (1984)

JFK (1991)

Brother’s Keeper (1991)

Ed Wood (1994)

Quiz Show (1994)

The Pianist (2002)

It only takes a minute to nominate your favorite films, so if you think that you are interested, click on the links above!  You’ll find more details and information on how to nominate.

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