Films that need to be in the National Film Registry.by emasterslake | created - 29 Dec 2014 | updated - 1 month ago | Public
Here is a list of films that I think deserve to be preserved. The following titles listed are at least 10 years old and were either made in America or were financed by an American company. Anyone can cast a vote by mail or by online form here: https://www.research.net/r/national-fim-registry-nomination-form
The films I have voted for that actually have been inducted are the following: Ghostbusters in 2015 Rushmore & Who Framed Roger Rabbit in 2016 Jurassic Park in 2018 Clerks in 2019 Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring & Return of the Jedi in 2021 The Little Mermaid in 2022.
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1. 3:10 to Yuma (2007)
R | 122 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A small-time rancher agrees to hold a captured outlaw who's awaiting a train to go to court in Yuma. A battle of wills ensues as the outlaw tries to psych out the rancher.
Votes: 316,074 | Gross: $53.61M
2. 5 Girls (2001)
Not Rated | 120 min | Documentary
For two years, filmmaker Maria Finitzo followed five strong young women between the ages of 13 and 17. Unlike the myriad reports, books and "specials" that focus on young women as passive ... See full summary »
3. 8 Mile (2002)
R | 110 min | Drama, Music
Follows a young rapper in the Detroit area, struggling with every aspect of his life, wants to make it big but his friends and foes make this odyssey of rap harder than it may seem.
Votes: 295,008 | Gross: $116.72M
5. 12 Monkeys (1995)
R | 129 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
In a future world devastated by disease, a convict is sent back in time to gather information about the man-made virus that wiped out most of the human population on the planet.
Votes: 622,350 | Gross: $57.14M
7. 16 Days of Glory (1985)
G | 284 min | Documentary, Sport
The definitive photographic record of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, told "from the inside" through the lives of the participants, the words of David Perry, and the singing voice of Placido... See full summary »
Votes: 276 | Gross: $0.08M
8. 21 (2008)
PG-13 | 123 min | Crime, Drama, History
Inspired by real events and people, 21 is about six MIT students who become trained to be experts in card counting in Black Jack and subsequently took Vegas casinos for millions in winnings.
Votes: 255,151 | Gross: $81.16M
10. 50/50 (2011)
R | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Inspired by a true story, a comedy centered on a 27-year-old guy who learns of his cancer diagnosis and his subsequent struggle to beat the disease.
Votes: 333,023 | Gross: $35.01M
11. 127 Hours (2010)
R | 94 min | Action, Biography, Drama
A mountain climber becomes trapped under a boulder while canyoneering alone near Moab, Utah and resorts to desperate measures in order to survive.
Votes: 380,838 | Gross: $18.34M
13. 500 Days of Summer (2009)
PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
After being dumped by the girl he believes to be his soulmate, hopeless romantic Tom Hansen reflects on their relationship to try and figure out where things went wrong and how he can win her back.
Votes: 521,638 | Gross: $32.39M
14. The $500 Reward (1911)
A burglar enters the home of a wealthy man and steals a valuable necklace. A reward of $500 is offered for the thief's apprehension. A couple of rube detectives start out to find the robber... See full summary »
16. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954)
G | 127 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
A ship sent to investigate a wave of mysterious sinkings encounters the advanced submarine, the Nautilus, commanded by Captain Nemo.
Votes: 34,718 | Gross: $28.20M
17. Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1940)
Approved | 110 min | Biography, Drama, History
Humble Abraham Lincoln gains the respect of his Illinois neighbors, growing in stature and respect until he is elected President in 1860 and departs for Washington.
20. The Artist's Joke (1912)
A wealthy artist lives in retirement in his country mansion with his only son, Charles, who is averse to country life and anxious to make his abode in the city where they raise brides ... See full summary »
21. Arrival of Tongkin Train (1901)
Showing the arrival of a Chinese passenger train at the station.
22. The Artist's Dilemma (1901)
2 min | Short, Fantasy
The scene opens in an artist's studio, the artist asleep in his chair. A large old fashioned clock opens and a young lady comes out and awaking the artist, requests him to paint her picture... See full summary »
Director: Edwin S. Porter
24. Another Job for the Undertaker (1901)
Not Rated | 2 min | Short, Comedy
Shows a bedroom in a hotel. On the wall of the room is a conspicuous sign "Don't blow out the gas." A hayseed enters the room, accompanied by a bellboy. The boy deposits the Rube's bag and ... See full summary »
Director: Edwin S. Porter
288 min | Documentary, Biography
Director Jonas Mekas provides an intimate glimpse of his personal life by constructing a feature length narrative from over 30 years of private home movie footage.
28. Alaska: Spirit of the Wild (1997)
41 min | Documentary, Short
A look at the Alaskan wilderness throughout the year, from the harsh winters to the rejuvenating spring, and the animals (including its human residents) who learn to adapt to the extremes of Alaskan weather.
Votes: 560 | Gross: $100.00M
30. All Is Fair (1912)
Dick Cartwright, a man of wealth, goes west after being rejected by his fiancée. Upon his arrival he is approached by a stranger, who begs him to go to her house, as a band of horse thieves... See full summary »
33. Anna Karenina (1935)
Passed | 95 min | Drama, Music, Romance
The married Anna Karenina falls in love with Count Vronsky despite her husband's refusal to grant a divorce, and both must contend with the social repercussions.
Votes: 5,535 | Gross: $0.87M
34. Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life (1996)
Not Rated | 145 min | Documentary, Biography
A documentary focusing on the life of novelist and philosopher Ayn Rand, the author of the bestselling novels The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged and originator of the Objectivist philosophy.
Votes: 612 | Gross: $0.21M
35. At the Foot of the Flatiron (1903)
Not Rated | 2 min | Short, Documentary