National Film Registry Class of 2006

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1. Applause (1929)

Passed | 80 min | Drama, Musical

A burlesque star seeks to keep her convent-raised daughter away from her low-down life and abusive lover/stage manager.

Director: Rouben Mamoulian | Stars: Helen Morgan, Joan Peers, Fuller Mellish Jr., Jack Cameron

Votes: 1,299

2. The Big Trail (1930)

Passed | 125 min | Adventure, Romance, Western

Breck Coleman leads hundreds of settlers in covered wagons from the Mississippi River to their destiny out West.

Directors: Raoul Walsh, Louis R. Loeffler | Stars: John Wayne, Marguerite Churchill, El Brendel, Tully Marshall

Votes: 3,454

3. Blazing Saddles (1974)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Western

73 Metascore

In order to ruin a western town, a corrupt politician appoints a black Sheriff, who promptly becomes his most formidable adversary.

Director: Mel Brooks | Stars: Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder, Slim Pickens, Harvey Korman

Votes: 128,375 | Gross: $119.50M

4. The Curse of Quon Gwon: When the Far East Mingles with the West (1916)

35 min | Short

The members of a Chinese family living in the US have a curse put upon them for becoming too "westernized".

Director: Marian E. Wong | Stars: Violet Wong, Harvey Soo Hoo, Marian E. Wong

Votes: 177

5. Daughter of Shanghai (1937)

Passed | 62 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

Chinese-American woman tries to expose illegal alien smuggling ring.

Director: Robert Florey | Stars: Anna May Wong, Charles Bickford, Buster Crabbe, Cecil Cunningham

Votes: 331

6. Uksuum Cauyai: The Drums of Winter (1989)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Music

This feature-length documentary explores the traditional dance, music and spiritual world of the Yupik Eskimo people of Emmonak, a remote village at the mouth of the Yukon River on the ... See full summary »

Directors: Sarah Elder, Leonard Kamerling

Votes: 22

7. Early Abstractions (1987)

23 min | Animation, Short

An anthology of Harry Smith's films 1-5, 7, and 10, unfortunately without the divisions clearly marked.

Director: Harry Smith

Votes: 228

8. Fargo (1996)

R | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

85 Metascore

Jerry Lundegaard's inept crime falls apart due to his and his henchmen's bungling and the persistent police work of the quite pregnant Marge Gunderson.

Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Stars: William H. Macy, Frances McDormand, Steve Buscemi, Peter Stormare

Votes: 631,384 | Gross: $24.61M

9. Flesh and the Devil (1926)

Passed | 112 min | Drama, Romance

Childhood friends are torn apart when one of them marries the woman the other once fiercely loved.

Director: Clarence Brown | Stars: John Gilbert, Greta Garbo, Lars Hanson, Barbara Kent

Votes: 3,992 | Gross: $0.60M

10. Groundhog Day (1993)

PG | 101 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

72 Metascore

A weatherman finds himself inexplicably living the same day over and over again.

Director: Harold Ramis | Stars: Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, Chris Elliott, Stephen Tobolowsky

Votes: 587,726 | Gross: $70.91M

11. Halloween (1978)

R | 91 min | Horror, Thriller

87 Metascore

Fifteen years after murdering his sister on Halloween night 1963, Michael Myers escapes from a mental hospital and returns to the small town of Haddonfield, Illinois to kill again.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tony Moran, Nancy Kyes

Votes: 237,567 | Gross: $47.00M

12. In the Street (1948)

Not Rated | 16 min | Documentary, Short

Images of street life in New York's Spanish Harlem during the 1940s.

Directors: James Agee, Helen Levitt, Janice Loeb

Votes: 333

13. The Last Command (1928)

Not Rated | 88 min | Drama, History, Romance

A former Imperial Russian general and cousin of the Czar ends up in Hollywood as an extra in a movie directed by a former revolutionary.

Director: Josef von Sternberg | Stars: Emil Jannings, Evelyn Brent, William Powell, Jack Raymond

Votes: 3,498

14. Notorious (1946)

Not Rated | 102 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Romance

100 Metascore

A woman is asked to spy on a group of Nazi friends in South America. How far will she have to go to ingratiate herself with them?

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman, Claude Rains, Louis Calhern

Votes: 93,882 | Gross: $10.46M

15. Red Dust (1932)

Passed | 83 min | Drama, Romance

The owner of a rubber plantation becomes involved with the new wife of one of his employees.

Director: Victor Fleming | Stars: Clark Gable, Jean Harlow, Gene Raymond, Mary Astor

Votes: 3,918

16. Reminiscences of a Journey to Lithuania (1972)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary

A film diary divided into three episodes. In the first part Jonas Mekas tells about his time as emigrant in New York in 1950s, after leaving the home country of Lithuania. The second part ... See full summary »

Director: Jonas Mekas | Stars: Jonas Mekas, Adolfas Mekas, Pola Chapelle, Ken Jacobs

Votes: 958

17. Rocky (1976)

PG | 120 min | Drama, Sport

70 Metascore

A small-time boxer gets a supremely rare chance to fight a heavyweight champion in a bout in which he strives to go the distance for his self-respect.

Director: John G. Avildsen | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers

Votes: 530,099 | Gross: $117.24M

18. Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989)

R | 100 min | Drama

86 Metascore

A sexually repressed woman's husband is having an affair with her sister. The arrival of a visitor with a rather unusual fetish changes everything.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: James Spader, Andie MacDowell, Peter Gallagher, Laura San Giacomo

Votes: 51,544 | Gross: $24.74M

19. Siege (1940)

10 min | Documentary, Short, History

A short film which documents the siege of Warsaw at the beginning of World War II.

Director: Julien Bryan | Star: Julien Bryan

Votes: 202

20. St. Louis Blues (1929)

Not Rated | 16 min | Short, Drama, Music

In this all-black cast short, legendary blues singer Bessie Smith finds her gambler lover Jimmy messin' with a pretty, younger woman; he leaves and she sings the blues, with chorus and ... See full summary »

Director: Dudley Murphy | Stars: Bessie Smith, Jimmy Mordecai, Isabel Washington, Hall Johnson Choir

Votes: 360

21. The T.A.M.I. Show (1964)

123 min | Documentary, Music

Surf pop duo, Jan and Dean host this showcase of performances by well-known Rock, R&B, and pop stars of the era.

Director: Steve Binder | Stars: The Beach Boys, The Barbarians, Chuck Berry, The Blossoms

Votes: 846

22. Tess of the Storm Country (1914)

80 min | Drama

A wealthy resident attempts to dispossess squatters who live near his home, which leads to a false accusation of murder.

Director: Edwin S. Porter | Stars: Mary Pickford, Harold Lockwood, Olive Carey, David Hartford

Votes: 190

23. Think of Me First as a Person (1975)

11 min | Documentary, Short

A short documenting the life of a mentally handicapped boy and a family who struggles to provide what's best for him.

Director: George Ingmire | Stars: Dwight Core Jr., Dwight Core

Votes: 62

24. A Time Out of War (1954)

20 min | Short, Drama, War

Two Union soldiers maintaining a position on a riverbank negotiate a one-hour truce with the Confederate soldier manning the opposite bank. During the hour, they gain respect for one ... See full summary »

Director: Denis Sanders | Stars: Barry Atwater, Robert Sherry, Corey Allen

Votes: 174

25. Traffic in Souls (1913)

TV-PG | 88 min | Crime, Drama

A woman, with the aid of her police officer sweetheart, endeavors to uncover the prostitution ring that has kidnapped her sister, and the philanthropist who secretly runs it.

Director: George Loane Tucker | Stars: Jane Gail, Ethel Grandin, William H. Turner, Matt Moore

Votes: 579 | Gross: $0.43M



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