100 Film National Registry Nominated Films

by jordanhores | created - 03 Feb 2016 | updated - 2 days ago | Public

This list is a list of films yet to be named to the NFR for preservation. Includes list of films that should be named for having MAJOR impact in film heritage starting from silent era to 2006. Excludes films that have mixed and negative reception by critics and audiences. No specific ranking. -OLD HOLLYWOOD NEGATIVE FILMS TheAlphabetMurders TheAmbushers AroundtheWorldUndertheSea ActOne TheAlligatorPeople* AmbushBay TheApeMan Bedevilled Berserk BeyondtheForest Blue TheBoss- TheBusterKeatonStory Banning BeachParty TheBigBounce BoyDidIGetaWrongNumber TheBibleIntheBeginning TheBiggestBundleofThemAll BikiniBeach BloodontheArrow TheBridgeatRemagen BusRiley'sBackinTown Bailoutat43000^ TheBattleofApachePass TheBigGamble BackDoortoHell BlackDragons TheBrothersRico TheBrokenLand CallMeBwana Cervantes Che! CityintheSea CountYourBlessings TheCapeTownAffair Chastity* Countdown TheConqueror TheComic Caribbean1952* ComeFlywithMe TheCorpseVanishes Crime&PunishmentUSA- TheCryBabyKiller DearBrigitte` Duffy* DeadHeatonaMerryGoRound* Dimension5 DropDeadDarling DiaryofaMadman DoctorYou'veGottoBeKidding- Dondi* Drango DrGoldfoot&theBikiniMachine TheDevilThumbsaRide EnchantedIsland EscapefromEastBerlin Everything'sDucky TheExplosiveGeneration 5GunsWest FortUtah TheFatSpy 5BrandedWomen Fireball500 FollowtheBoys FortBowie* FortDefiance* FindersKeepers FaceoftheScreamingWerewolf FrankensteinMeetstheWolfMan FlighttoFury GangsterStory TheGoodGuys&theBadGuys Generation* GunBattleatMonterey TheGreatProfile TheGeorgeRaftStory Goldofthe7Saints- GreenMansions GailyGaily TheGrasshopper TheGreatSiouxMassacre TheGroup GeniusatWork GirloftheNight GoneAretheDays TheGirlinLover'sLane Hammerhead HardContract* Harlow AHighWindinJamaica* Hemingway'sAdventuresofaYoungMan HoneymoonHotel TheHoodlumPriest HowtoStuffaWildBikini TheHorizontalLieutenant HouseofWomen HoundDogMan- HoldBacktheNight* HiddenFear^ Hell'sIsland1955* HighLonesome TheHellwithHeroes HillbillysinaHauntedHouse HouseoftheBlackDeath HouseofDracula HellsAngelsonWheels IntheCooloftheDay Impasse* I'llTakeSweden TheIllustratedMan IfaManAnswers IntheFrenchStyle TheIntruder* IfHeHollersLetHimgo JackofDiamonds- JoyintheMorning JohnnyCool JohnGoldfarbPleaseComeHome! Jessica TheKissingBandit Killers3 KingRat KittenWithaWhip KingoftheRoaringTwenties- KissMeDeadly LastSummer LostContinent LostFlight LookingforLove TheLovedOne LookinAnyWindow LtRobinCrusoeUSN LureoftheSwamp Mr.Imperium TheMagicSword TheManWhoUnderstoodWomen Luv Manofa1000Faces MadeinParis TheMoneyJungle MidasRun MomenttoMoment MachineGunMcCain MadDogColl Merrill'sMarauders MontanaTerritory NavajoJoe* TheNakedKiss NightmareintheSun TheNightTheyRaidedMinsky's OperationCIA* 100Rifles* OhDadPoorDadMamma'sHungyouintheCloset&I'mFeelin'soSad TheOne&OnlyGenuineOriginalFamilyBand OperationBikini 1Man'sWay 1MillionYearsBC 1Potato2Potato PaintYourWagon Petulia Pendulum ThePinkJungle Playmates PictureMommyDead PrisonerofWar PT109 PortraitofaMobster PromiseHerAnything PanicButton Pepe PrettyBoyFloyd ThePleasureSeekers ThePrivateLivesofAdam&Eve QuickBeforeItMelts ARagetoLive RedLine7000 Riot RidetheWildSurf TheRightApproach TheRing RideintheWhirlwind SerpentoftheNile TheSilverChalice SamWhiskey* Shark* Skidoo SlaughterTrail Salt&Pepper Shalako Slaves SingleRoomFurnished SpiderBaby SavagePampas Samar TheShooting TheSinsofRachelCade SlimCarter 633Squadron SkiParty TheSouthernStar SomethingWild SusanSlade SantaFePassage* ScaredtoDeath SeptemberStorm SlimCarter^ StudsLonigan TheStoryofMankind ASwinginSummer TheSwinger TennesseeJohnson* These1000Hills* TooMuchTooSoon TropicZone ATalentforLoving 3Into2Won'tGo TheTigerMakesOut ATicklishAffair TooLateBlues 2Loves 12HourstoKill Tomboy&theChamp^ TheTrip* ThunderOverArizona TooSoontoLove ValleyoftheDolls VivaMaria TheVanquished* TheVenetianAffair Waterhole#3* WallofNoise WarDrums* WhatDidYouDointheWarDaddy?* WheretheSpiesAre WhatEverHappenedtoAuntAlice WheretheBoysAre- WhereIt'sAt- WhentheGirlsTakeOver WhoKilledTeddyBear WildintheStreets TheWildRide TheWitches TheYellowCanary YellowstoneKelly- You'reaBigBoyNow YoungbloodHawke ZombiesonBroadway **Jerry Lewis films** **Ed Wood films** **East Side Kids films** **Johnny Cash films**

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1. True Grit (1969)

G | 128 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

83 Metascore

A drunken, hard-nosed U.S. Marshal and a Texas Ranger help a stubborn teenager track down her father's murderer in Indian Territory.

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: John Wayne, Kim Darby, Glen Campbell, Jeremy Slate

Votes: 45,682 | Gross: $31.13M

2. Finding Nemo (2003)

G | 100 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

90 Metascore

After his son is captured in the Great Barrier Reef and taken to Sydney, a timid clownfish sets out on a journey to bring him home.

Directors: Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich | Stars: Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres, Alexander Gould, Willem Dafoe

Votes: 987,235 | Gross: $380.84M

3. Road to Perdition (2002)

R | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

72 Metascore

A mob enforcer's son in 1930s Illinois witnesses a murder, forcing him and his father to take to the road, and his father down a path of redemption and revenge.

Director: Sam Mendes | Stars: Tom Hanks, Tyler Hoechlin, Rob Maxey, Liam Aiken

Votes: 257,827 | Gross: $104.45M

4. Frida (2002)

R | 123 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

61 Metascore

A biography of artist Frida Kahlo, who channeled the pain of a crippling injury and her tempestuous marriage into her work.

Director: Julie Taymor | Stars: Salma Hayek, Alfred Molina, Geoffrey Rush, Mía Maestro

Votes: 85,780 | Gross: $25.89M

5. Far from Heaven (2002)

PG-13 | 107 min | Drama, Romance

84 Metascore

In 1950s Connecticut, a flustered housewife faces a marital crisis and mounting racial tensions in the outside world.

Director: Todd Haynes | Stars: Julianne Moore, Dennis Quaid, Dennis Haysbert, Patricia Clarkson

Votes: 45,510 | Gross: $15.85M


6. Training Day (2001)

R | 122 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

69 Metascore

A rookie cop spends his first day as a Los Angeles narcotics officer with a rogue detective who isn't what he appears to be.

Director: Antoine Fuqua | Stars: Denzel Washington, Ethan Hawke, Scott Glenn, Tom Berenger

Votes: 411,207 | Gross: $76.63M

7. Erin Brockovich (2000)

R | 131 min | Biography, Drama

73 Metascore

An unemployed single mother becomes a legal assistant and almost single-handedly brings down a California power company accused of polluting a city's water supply.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: Julia Roberts, Albert Finney, David Brisbin, Dawn Didawick

Votes: 187,008 | Gross: $125.60M


8. The Cider House Rules (1999)

PG-13 | 126 min | Drama, Romance

75 Metascore

A compassionate young man, raised in an orphanage and trained to be a doctor there, decides to leave to see the world.

Director: Lasse Hallström | Stars: Tobey Maguire, Charlize Theron, Michael Caine, Delroy Lindo

Votes: 96,111 | Gross: $57.55M


9. Amistad (1997)

R | 155 min | Biography, Drama, History

63 Metascore

In 1839, the revolt of Mende captives aboard a Spanish owned ship causes a major controversy in the United States when the ship is captured off the coast of Long Island. The courts must decide whether the Mende are slaves or legally free.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Djimon Hounsou, Matthew McConaughey, Anthony Hopkins, Morgan Freeman

Votes: 74,309 | Gross: $44.18M

10. Apollo 13 (I) (1995)

PG | 140 min | Adventure, Drama, History

77 Metascore

NASA must devise a strategy to return Apollo 13 to Earth safely after the spacecraft undergoes massive internal damage putting the lives of the three astronauts on board in jeopardy.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Tom Hanks, Bill Paxton, Kevin Bacon, Gary Sinise

Votes: 281,733 | Gross: $173.84M

11. Sense and Sensibility (1995)

PG | 136 min | Drama, Romance

84 Metascore

Rich Mr. Dashwood dies, leaving his second wife and her three daughters poor by the rules of inheritance. The two eldest daughters are the title opposites.

Director: Ang Lee | Stars: Emma Thompson, Kate Winslet, James Fleet, Tom Wilkinson

Votes: 109,726 | Gross: $43.18M


12. Dead Man Walking (1995)

R | 122 min | Crime, Drama

80 Metascore

A nun, while comforting a convicted killer on death row, empathizes with both the killer and his victim's families.

Director: Tim Robbins | Stars: Susan Sarandon, Sean Penn, Robert Prosky, Raymond J. Barry

Votes: 92,095 | Gross: $39.39M


13. Casino (1995)

R | 178 min | Crime, Drama

73 Metascore

A tale of greed, deception, money, power, and murder occur between two best friends: a mafia enforcer and a casino executive compete against each other over a gambling empire, and over a fast-living and fast-loving socialite.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robert De Niro, Sharon Stone, Joe Pesci, James Woods

Votes: 490,130 | Gross: $42.44M

14. Philadelphia (1993)

PG-13 | 125 min | Drama

66 Metascore

When a man with HIV is fired by his law firm because of his condition, he hires a homophobic small time lawyer as the only willing advocate for a wrongful dismissal suit.

Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, Roberta Maxwell, Buzz Kilman

Votes: 232,752 | Gross: $77.32M

15. Sleepless in Seattle (1993)

PG | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

72 Metascore

A recently widowed man's son calls a radio talk-show in an attempt to find his father a partner.

Director: Nora Ephron | Stars: Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Ross Malinger, Rita Wilson

Votes: 167,633 | Gross: $126.53M


16. The Remains of the Day (1993)

PG | 134 min | Drama, Romance

86 Metascore

A butler who sacrificed body and soul to service in the years leading up to World War II realizes too late how misguided his loyalty was to his lordly employer.

Director: James Ivory | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Emma Thompson, John Haycraft, Christopher Reeve

Votes: 70,266 | Gross: $22.95M


17. Fearless (1993)

R | 122 min | Drama, Thriller

A man's personality is dramatically changed after surviving a major airline crash.

Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Isabella Rossellini, Rosie Perez, Tom Hulce

Votes: 22,144 | Gross: $7.00M

18. The Fisher King (1991)

R | 137 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

61 Metascore

A former radio DJ, suicidally despondent because of a terrible mistake he made, finds redemption in helping a deranged homeless man who was an unwitting victim of that mistake.

Director: Terry Gilliam | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Robin Williams, Adam Bryant, Paul Lombardi

Votes: 82,687 | Gross: $41.90M

19. Good Will Hunting (1997)

R | 126 min | Drama, Romance

70 Metascore

Will Hunting, a janitor at M.I.T., has a gift for mathematics, but needs help from a psychologist to find direction in his life.

Director: Gus Van Sant | Stars: Robin Williams, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Stellan Skarsgård

Votes: 904,758 | Gross: $138.43M


20. Dead Poets Society (1989)

PG | 128 min | Comedy, Drama

79 Metascore

Maverick teacher John Keating uses poetry to embolden his boarding school students to new heights of self-expression.

Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Robin Williams, Robert Sean Leonard, Ethan Hawke, Josh Charles

Votes: 451,429 | Gross: $95.86M


21. Driving Miss Daisy (1989)

PG | 99 min | Drama

81 Metascore

An old Jewish woman and her African-American chauffeur in the American South have a relationship that grows and improves over the years.

Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Jessica Tandy, Dan Aykroyd, Patti LuPone

Votes: 105,547 | Gross: $106.59M


22. Glory (1989)

R | 122 min | Biography, Drama, History

78 Metascore

Robert Gould Shaw leads the U.S. Civil War's first all-black volunteer company, fighting prejudices from both his own Union Army, and the Confederates.

Director: Edward Zwick | Stars: Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington, Cary Elwes, Morgan Freeman

Votes: 130,159 | Gross: $26.83M


23. Working Girl (1988)

R | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

73 Metascore

When a secretary's idea is stolen by her boss, she seizes an opportunity to steal it back by pretending she has her boss' job.

Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: Melanie Griffith, Harrison Ford, Sigourney Weaver, Alec Baldwin

Votes: 54,811 | Gross: $64.00M


24. Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988)

PG | 110 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

74 Metascore

The story of Preston Tucker, the maverick car designer and his ill-fated challenge to the auto industry with his revolutionary car concept.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Joan Allen, Martin Landau, Frederic Forrest

Votes: 19,029 | Gross: $19.65M

25. Rain Man (1988)

R | 133 min | Drama

65 Metascore

Selfish yuppie Charlie Babbitt's father left a fortune to his savant brother Raymond and a pittance to Charlie; they travel cross-country.

Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Tom Cruise, Valeria Golino, Gerald R. Molen

Votes: 491,458 | Gross: $178.80M


26. Cry Freedom (1987)

PG | 157 min | Biography, Drama, History

59 Metascore

South African journalist Donald Woods is forced to flee the country, after attempting to investigate the death in custody of his friend, the black activist Steve Biko.

Director: Richard Attenborough | Stars: Denzel Washington, Kevin Kline, Josette Simon, Wabei Siyolwe

Votes: 13,122 | Gross: $5.90M


27. Places in the Heart (1984)

PG | 111 min | Drama

70 Metascore

In central Texas in the 1930s, a widow with two small children tries to save her small 40-acre farm with the help of a blind boarder and an itinerant black handyman.

Director: Robert Benton | Stars: Sally Field, Lindsay Crouse, Ed Harris, Amy Madigan

Votes: 11,419 | Gross: $34.90M


28. Silkwood (1983)

R | 131 min | Biography, Drama, History

64 Metascore

A worker at a plutonium processing plant is purposefully contaminated, psychologically tortured and possibly murdered to prevent her from exposing worker safety violations at the plant.

Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: Meryl Streep, Kurt Russell, Cher, Craig T. Nelson

Votes: 19,491 | Gross: $35.62M

29. Sophie's Choice (1982)

R | 150 min | Drama, Romance

68 Metascore

Sophie is the survivor of Nazi concentration camps, who has found a reason to live with Nathan, a sparkling if unsteady American Jew obsessed with the Holocaust.

Director: Alan J. Pakula | Stars: Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, Peter MacNicol, Rita Karin

Votes: 46,015 | Gross: $30.04M

30. Missing (1982)

PG | 122 min | Biography, Drama, History

78 Metascore

When an idealistic American writer disappears during the Chilean coup d'état in September 1973, his wife and father try to find him.

Director: Costa-Gavras | Stars: Jack Lemmon, Sissy Spacek, Melanie Mayron, John Shea

Votes: 20,818 | Gross: $14.00M

31. The Elephant Man (1980)

PG | 124 min | Biography, Drama

78 Metascore

A Victorian surgeon rescues a heavily disfigured man who is mistreated while scraping a living as a side-show freak. Behind his monstrous façade, there is revealed a person of kindness, intelligence and sophistication.

Director: David Lynch | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, John Hurt, Anne Bancroft, John Gielgud

Votes: 231,332


32. The Great Santini (1979)

PG | 115 min | Drama

64 Metascore

As he approaches manhood, Ben Meechum struggles to win the approval of his demanding alpha male father, an aggressively competitive, but frustrated Marine pilot.

Director: Lewis John Carlino | Stars: Robert Duvall, Blythe Danner, Michael O'Keefe, Lisa Jane Persky

Votes: 6,100


33. Fatal Attraction (1987)

R | 119 min | Drama, Thriller

67 Metascore

A married man's one-night stand comes back to haunt him when that lover begins to stalk him and his family.

Director: Adrian Lyne | Stars: Michael Douglas, Glenn Close, Anne Archer, Ellen Latzen

Votes: 81,389 | Gross: $156.65M


34. Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)

PG | 105 min | Drama