Films that need to be in the National Film Registry.by emasterslake | created - 29 Dec 2014 | updated - 1 day 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
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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: 297,709 | Gross: $53.61M
2. Ben Hur (1907)
15 min | Short, Drama
The scene opens with an assembly of citizens who are harangued by one of their number, whose words have great weight with the crowd, and their attitude of approval shows that Roman misrule ... See full summary »
5. The Bridges at Toko-Ri (1954)
Approved | 102 min | Drama, Romance, War
Set during the Korean War, a Navy fighter pilot must come to terms with with his own ambivalence towards the war and the fear of having to bomb a set of highly defended bridges. The ending of this grim war drama is all tension.
6. A Bill of Divorcement (1932)
Passed | 70 min | Drama
A man, Hilary Fairfield returns home after fifteen years in a mental asylum. However, he finds things are not the way they were when he left.
8. The Black Hand (1906)
11 min | Crime, Drama, Short
Two members of a gang write a threatening letter to a butcher, demanding that he give them money, or else they will harm his family and his shop. The butcher is afraid and upset, but he is ... See full summary »
9. The Beloved Rogue (1927)
Not Rated | 99 min | Adventure, Drama, History
François Villon, in his lifetime the most renowned poet in France, is also a prankster, an occasional criminal, and an ardent patriot.
11. Doctor Zhivago (1965)
PG-13 | 197 min | Drama, Romance, War
The life of a Russian physician and poet who, although married to another, falls in love with a political activist's wife and experiences hardship during World War I and then the October Revolution.
Votes: 72,689 | Gross: $111.72M
12. The Dirty Dozen (1967)
Not Rated | 150 min | Action, Adventure, War
During World War II, a rebellious U.S. Army Major is assigned a dozen convicted murderers to train and lead them into a mass assassination mission of German officers.
Votes: 69,876 | Gross: $45.30M
13. The Candidate (1972)
PG | 110 min | Comedy, Drama
Bill McKay is a candidate for the U.S. Senate from California. He has no hope of winning, so he is willing to tweak the establishment.
Votes: 10,625 | Gross: $0.12M
14. Cry Freedom (1987)
PG | 157 min | Biography, Drama, History
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.
Votes: 13,077 | Gross: $5.90M
15. The Cider House Rules (1999)
PG-13 | 126 min | Drama, Romance
A compassionate young man, raised in an orphanage and trained to be a doctor there, decides to leave to see the world.
Votes: 95,786 | Gross: $57.55M
17. Brown of Harvard (1926)
Passed | 85 min | Action, Drama, Romance
Tom Brown shows up at Harvard, confident and a bit arrogant. He becomes a rival of Bob McAndrew, not only in football and rowing crew, but also for the affections of Mary Abbott, a ... See full summary »
18. Don't Change Your Husband (1919)
Not Rated | 71 min | Comedy
Leila Porter comes to dislike her husband James, a glue king who is always eating onions and looking sloppy. But after she divorces him and marries two-timing playboy Schuyler Van Sutphen the now-reformed James looks pretty good.
19. 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 »
20. 8 Mile (2002)
R | 110 min | Drama, Music
A young rapper, 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: 264,152 | Gross: $116.72M
22. 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: 595,456 | Gross: $57.14M
24. 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: 254 | Gross: $0.08M
25. 21 (2008)
PG-13 | 123 min | Crime, Drama, History
"21" is the fact-based story about six MIT students who were trained to become experts in card counting and subsequently took Vegas casinos for millions in winnings.
Votes: 237,725 | Gross: $81.16M
27. 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: 322,018 | Gross: $35.01M
28. 127 Hours (2010)
R | 94 min | 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: 359,999 | Gross: $18.34M
30. 500 Days of Summer (2009)
PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
An offbeat romantic comedy about a woman who doesn't believe true love exists, and the young man who falls for her.
Votes: 487,905 | Gross: $32.39M
31. 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 »
33. 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: 32,202 | Gross: $28.20M
34. 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.
35. 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 »
36. Arrival of Tongkin Train (1901)
Showing the arrival of a Chinese passenger train at the station.
37. The Artist's Dilemma (1901)
2 min | Short, Fantasy