View National Film Registry Picks

Each December, the United States National Film Preservation Board chooses up to 25 films they deem worthy of taking special action to preserve in the Library of Congress. It’s a new year, and that means 25 more films are welcomed in the vault of the National Film Registry.

I picture the registry as a gathering place of the great moving images throughout time. Here, company is shared between documentaries, Hollywood classics, family movies, news footage, and experimental films; the board clearly has an open mind when considering what should be preserved, and they are therefore responsible for creating a phenomenal resource of what they consider “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant film.”

Three of the 2008 picks can be viewed on the Archive as well as nearly 40 picks from years past. Take a look at what the filmphiles of the United States work to preserve.

2008 National Film Registry picks found on the Archive:

  • Foolish Wives (1921)
  • Disneyland Dream (1956)
  • One Week (1920)
  • 1989-2007 National Film Registry picks found on the Archive:

  • All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
  • The Battle of San Pietro (1945)
  • The Birth of a Nation (1915)
  • The Black Pirate (1926)
  • The Blood of Jesus (1941)
  • Broken Blossoms (1919)
  • The Cameraman (1928 )
  • Cat People (1942)
  • Dickson Experimental Sound Film (1894-5)
  • Duck and Cover (1951)
  • Fall of the House of Usher (1928 )
  • Flash Gordon (1936) serial
  • Freaks (1933)
  • The General (1927)
  • Gertie the Dinosaur (1914)
  • The Great Train Robbery (1903)
  • His Girl Friday (1940)
  • The House I Live In (1945)
  • The House in the Middle (1954)
  • The Immigrant (1917)
  • Intolerance (1916)
  • The Kiss (1896)
  • The Last of the Mohicans (1920)
  • The Lost World (1925)
  • Manhatta (1921)
  • Master Hands (1936) in four parts
  • Modern Times (1936)
  • My Man Godfrey (1936)
  • Our Day (1938 )
  • The Phantom of the Opera (1925)
  • The Plow That Broke the Plains (1936)
  • The Sex Life of a Polyp (1928 )
  • Shadow of a Doubt (1943)
  • She Done Him Wrong (1933)
  • Sherlock, Jr. (1924)
  • Tacoma Narrows Bridge Collapse
  • The Thief of Bagdad (1924)
  • –Cara Binder

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    6 Responses to View National Film Registry Picks

    1. Dwight Swanson says:

      The Hartford Courant has an article about Steve Martin catching a glimpse of himself as an 11-year old Disneyland guidebook vendor while watching “Disneyland Dream” on the Archive.

      http://www.courant.com/entertainment/movies/hc-javarobbinsbarstow-0105,0,5507729.story

    2. Matey says:

      Thank you , this is great!
      oh btw, the numbers ending with an 8 (eight) turn into smilies :) :8
      so its 1928 not 1928)

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    4. Vaagheid says:

      Other Film Registry films mising from the list above:

      Blacksmith Scene (1893)

      http://www.archive.org/details/blacksmith1893

      Rip van Winkle (1896)

      http://www.archive.org/details/rip_van_winkle_1896

      The Kiss (1896)

      http://www.archive.org/details/Irwin-RiceKiss

      Star Theatre (1901)

      http://www.archive.org/details/star_theatre_1901

      President McKinley Inaguaration Footage (1901)

      http://www.archive.org/details/William_McKinley_Inauguration_1897

      San Francisco Earthqauke and Fire (1906)

      http://www.archive.org/details/tmp_50168

      Princes Nicotine (1909)

      http://www.archive.org/details/princess_nicotine_1909

      A Corner in Wheat (1909)

      http://www.archive.org/details/D.w.Griffith-ACornerInWheat1909

      White Fawn’s Devotian (1910)

      http://www.archive.org/details/white_fawn_1910

      Cops (1922)

      http://www.archive.org/details/Cops

      Snow White (1933)

      http://www.archive.org/details/bb_snow_white

      Popeye the Sailor meets Sinbad the Sailor (1936)

      http://www.archive.org/details/Popeye_meetsSinbadtheSailor

      The River (1937)

      http://www.archive.org/details/TheRiverByPareLorentz

      Why We Fight (1943-45)

      http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=Why%20We%20Fight%20AND%20mediatype%3Amovies

      Detour (1945)

      http://www.archive.org/details/Detour_movie

      D.O.A. (1950)

      http://www.archive.org/details/doa_1949

      The Hitch-Hiker (1953)

      http://www.archive.org/details/Hitch_Hiker

      Salt of the Earth (1958)

      http://www.archive.org/details/salt_of_the_earth

      Night of the Living Dead (1968)

      http://www.archive.org/details/NightOfTheLivingDead-MPEG

    5. endang jalaludin says:

      All the film are remembering me when I was a child.
      Very good and fantastic archives …

    6. Thank you
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      Regards

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