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1990 (2nd 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 1990.

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 markerAll About Eve (1950)   IMDb
Oscar Nominated markerAll Quiet on the Western Front (1930)   IMDb
Bringing Up Baby (1938)   IMDb
Oscar Nominated markerDodsworth (1936)   IMDb
Duck Soup (1933)   IMDb
Oscar Nominated markerFantasia (1940)   IMDb
The Freshman (1925)   IMDb
Oscar Nominated markerThe Godfather (1972)   IMDb
The Great Train Robbery (1903) [short]   IMDb
Oscar Nominated markerHarlan County U.S.A. (1976) [documentary]   IMDb
Oscar Nominated markerHow Green Was My Valley (1941)   IMDb
Oscar Nominated markerIt’s a Wonderful Life (1946)   IMDb
Killer of Sheep (1981)   IMDb
Love Me Tonight (1932)   IMDb
Meshes of the Afternoon (1943) [short]   IMDb
Oscar Nominated markerNinotchka (1939)   IMDb
Primary (1960) [documentary]   IMDb
Oscar Nominated markerRaging Bull (1980)   IMDb
Oscar Nominated markerRebel Without a Cause (1955)   IMDb
Oscar Nominated markerRed River (1948)   IMDb
The River (1938) [documentary short]   IMDb
Sullivan’s Travels (1941)   IMDb
Oscar Nominated markerTop Hat (1935)   IMDb
Oscar Nominated markerThe Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)   IMDb
Oscar Nominated markerA Woman Under the Influence (1974)   IMDb