‘Titanic,’ ‘Die Hard,’ and ‘The Goonies’ Inducted Into National Film Registry

Twenty-five of the most iconic and culturally significant films in history were inducted in the National Film Registry at the Library of Congress.

The films, which range from 1905 to 2000, include documentaries, home movies, and blockbusters. Beloved films such as “Field of Dreams” and “Superman” made this year’s list, bringing the total number of films in the National Film Registry to 725.

Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden made the announcement Wednesday morning. In a press release from the Library of Congress, Hayden said:

The selection of a film to the National Film Registry recognizes its importance to American cinema and the nation’s cultural and historical heritage. Our love affair with motion pictures is a testament to their enduring power to enlighten, inspire and inform us as individuals and a nation as a whole.  Being tasked with selecting only 25 each year is daunting because there are so many great films deserving of this honor.

Titles already listed in the registry include “The Breakfast Club,” “The Lion King,” “Top Gun,” and “The Empire Strikes Back.”

Here is the full list of 2017 National Film Registry Inductees:

  • “Ace in the Hole” (1951)
  • “Boulevard Nights (1979)
  • “Die Hard” (1988)
  • “Dumbo” (1941)
  • “Field of Dreams” (1989)
  • “4 Little Girls” (1997)
  • “Fuentes Family Home Movies Collection” (1920s-1930s)
  • “Gentleman’s Agreement” (1947)
  • “The Goonies” (1985)
  • “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” (1967)
  • “He Who Gets Slapped” (1967)
  • “Interior New York Subway, 14th Street to 42nd Street” (1905)
  • “La Bamba” (1987)
  • “Lives of Performers” (1972)
  • “Memento” (2000)
  • “Only Angels Have Wings” (1939)
  • “The Sinking of the Lusitania” (1918)
  • “Spartacus” (1960)
  • “Superman” (1978)
  • “Thelonious Monk: Straight, No Chaser” (1988)
  • “Time and Dreams” (1976)
  • “Titanic” (1997)
  • “To Sleep with Anger” (1990)
  • “Wanda” (1971)
  • “With the Abraham Lincoln Brigade in Spain” (1937-1938)

You can view the full list of films in the National Film Registry on the Library of Congress website.

Did any of your favorites make it into the National Film Registry this year? Comment below and share your thoughts!

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Written by Karen M. Peterson

Karen Peterson is a writer from Southern California. When she is not at the ballpark cheering on her LA Angels, she can usually be found in a movie theater or in front of the television. Karen is obsessed with awards shows, and loves everything from the smallest indie film to the biggest of big budget spectacles. She is also unapologetically in love with Tom Cruise.


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