National Film Registry

The National Film Registry was established in 1989 to ensure the preservation of films important to American culture and the American experience.

I think that it would be beneficial to see them all.

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  • The Best Years of Our Lives
  • Casablanca
  • Citizen Kane
  • The Crowd
  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
  • The General
  • Gone with the Wind
  • The Grapes of Wrath
  • High Noon
  • Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages
  • The Learning Tree
  • The Maltese Falcon
  • Modern Times
  • Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
  • Nanook of the North
  • On the Waterfront
  • The Searchers
  • Singin' in the Rain
  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
  • Some Like It Hot
  • Star Wars
  • Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
  • Sunset Boulevard
  • Vertigo
  • The Wizard of Oz
  • All About Eve
  • All Quiet on the Western Front
  • Bringing Up Baby
  • Dodsworth
  • Duck Soup
  • Fantasia
  • The Freshman
  • The Godfather
  • The Great Train Robbery
  • Harlan County U.S.A.
  • How Green Was My Valley
  • It's a Wonderful Life
  • Killer of Sheep
  • Love Me Tonight
  • Meshes of the Afternoon
  • Ninotchka
  • Primary
  • Raging Bull
  • Rebel Without a Cause
  • Red River
  • The River
  • Sullivan's Travels
  • Top Hat
  • The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
  • A Woman Under the Influence
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • San Pietro
  • The Blood of Jesus
  • Chinatown
  • City Lights
  • David Holzman's Diary
  • Frankenstein
  • Gertie the Dinosaur
  • Gigi
  • Greed
  • High School
  • I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang
  • The Italian
  • King Kong
  • Lawrence of Arabia
  • The Magnificent Ambersons
  • My Darling Clementine
  • Out of the Past
  • A Place in the Sun
  • The Poor Little Rich Girl
  • The Prisoner of Zenda
  • Shadow of a Doubt
  • Sherlock, Jr.
  • Tevye
  • Trouble in Paradise
  • Adam's Rib
  • Annie Hall
  • The Bank Dick
  • Big Business
  • The Big Parade
  • The Birth of a Nation
  • Bonnie and Clyde
  • Carmen Jones
  • Castro Street
  • Detour
  • Dog Star Man
  • Double Indemnity
  • Footlight Parade
  • The Gold Rush
  • Letter from an Unknown Woman
  • Morocco
  • Nashville
  • The Night of the Hunter
  • Paths of Glory
  • Psycho
  • Ride the High Country
  • Salesman
  • Salt of the Earth
  • What's Opera, Doc?
  • Within Our Gates