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2003 (15th Year)
National Film Registry

The National Film Preservation Board was founded by the Library of Congress in 1988. Each year the Board selects up to 25 films which are considered to be culturally, historically or aesthetically important. Films must be at least 10 years old to be eligible for the registry. Listed below are the films inducted into the National Film Registry in 2003.

TheOscar Nominated marker symbol appears next to those films which also received an Academy Award nomination (although this is not a requirement for induction). Click on the name of one of those films to display more information about it. You can also click on the  IMDb  link to to open a new browser window showing information about the film from the Internet Movie Database. Or, click on a year in the column on the right to display the National Film Registry inductees for that year.

Oscar Nominated markerAntonia: A Portrait of the Woman (1974) [documentary]   IMDb
Oscar Nominated markerAtlantic City (1980)   IMDb
Oscar Nominated markerButch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)   IMDb
The Chechahcos (1924)   IMDb
Dickson Experimental Sound Film (1894) [short]   IMDb
Film Portrait (1973) [documentary]   IMDb
Fox Movietone News: Jenkins Orphanage Band (1928) [documentary short]   IMDb
Oscar Nominated markerGold Diggers of 1933 (1933)   IMDb
Hapax Legomena I: Nostalgia (1971) [short]   IMDb
The Hunters (1962) [documentary]   IMDb
Matrimony’s Speed Limit (1913) [short]   IMDb
Medium Cool (1969)   IMDb
Oscar Nominated markerNational Velvet (1944)   IMDb
Oscar Nominated markerNaughty Marietta (1935)   IMDb
One Froggy Evening (1955) [animated short]   IMDb
Oscar Nominated markerPatton (1970)   IMDb
Princess Nicotine; or, The Smoke Fairy (1909) [short]   IMDb
Show People (1928)   IMDb
The Son of the Sheik (1926)   IMDb
Tarzan and His Mate (1934)   IMDb
Oscar Nominated markerTin Toy (1988) [animated short]   IMDb
The Wedding March (1928)   IMDb
Oscar Nominated markerWhite Heat (1949)   IMDb
Oscar Nominated markerYoung Frankenstein (1974)   IMDb
Oscar Nominated markerYoung Mr. Lincoln (1939)   IMDb