“The Matrix,” “A Christmas Story” Among the 25 Films Added to the Library of Congress’s National Film Registery

In order to be added a film must be at least ten years old and be considered, “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.” You can see this year’s list below.


  • 3:10 to Yuma, 1957 (dir. Delmar Daves)
  • Anatomy of a Murder, 1959 (dir. Otto Preminger)
  • The Augustas, 1930s-1950s (dir. Scott Nixon)
  • Born Yesterday, 1950 (dir. George Cukor)
  • Breakfast at Tiffany’s, 1961 (dir. Blake Edwards)
  • A Christmas Story, 1983 (dir. Bob Clark)
  • The Corbett-Fitzsimmons Title Fight, 1897
  • Dirty Harry, 1971 (dir. Don Siegel)
  • Hours for Jerome: Parts 1 and 2, 1980-82 (dir. Nathaniel Dorsky)
  • The Kidnappers Foil, 1930s-1950 (dir. Melton Barker)
  • Kodachrome Color Motion Picture Tests, 1922
  • A League of Their Own, 1992 (dir. Penny Marshall)
  • The Matrix, 1999 (dir. the Wachowskis)
  • The Middleton Family at the New York World’s Fair, 1939
  • One Survivor Remembers, 1995 (dir. Kary Antholis)
  • Parable, 1964
  • Samsara: Death and Rebirth of Cambodia, 1990 (dir. Ellen Bruno)
  • Slacker, 1991 (dir. Richard Linklater)
  • Sons of the Desert, 1933 (dir. William A. Seiter)
  • The Spook Who Sat by the Door, 1973 (dir. Ivan Dixon)
  • They Call It Pro Football, 1967
  • The Times of Harvey Milk, 1984 (dir. Rob Epstein)
  • Two-Lane Blacktop, 1971 (dir. Monte Hellman)
  • Uncle Tom’s Cabin, 1914 (dir. William Robert Daly)
  • The Wishing Ring; An Idyll of Old England, 1914 (dir. Maurice Tourneur)

About Marya E. Gates

Cinephile to the max.

Posted on December 19, 2012, in Classic Film and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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