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2009 (21st 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 2009.

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 markerDog Day Afternoon (1975)   IMDb
The Exiles (1961)   IMDb
Heroes All (1931) [documentary - NFR lists film as 1920]   IMDb
Hot Dogs for Gauguin (1972) [short]   IMDb
The Incredible Shrinking Man (1955)   IMDb
Oscar Nominated markerJezebel (1938)   IMDb
The Jungle (1968) [documentary short]   IMDb
The Lead Shoes (1949) [short]   IMDb
Mabel’s Blunder (1914) [short]   IMDb
Oscar Nominated markerThe Mark of Zorro (1940)   IMDb
Oscar Nominated markerMrs. Miniver (1942)   IMDb
Oscar Nominated markerThe Muppet Movie (1979)   IMDb
Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)   IMDb
Oscar Nominated markerPillow Talk (1959)   IMDb
Oscar Nominated markerPrecious Images (1989) [documentary short]   IMDb
Quasi at the Quackadero (1976) [animated short]   IMDb
The Red Book (1996) [animated short]   IMDb
The Revenge of Pancho Villa (1936)   IMDb
Scratch and Crow (1995) [animated short]   IMDb
Stark Love (1927)   IMDb
Story of G.I. Joe (1945)   IMDb
A Study in Reds (1932) [short]   IMDb
Thriller (1983) [short]   IMDb
Oscar Nominated markerUnder Western Stars (1938)   IMDb
Winsor McCay, the Famous Cartoonist of the N.Y. Herald and His Moving Comics (1911) [animated short]   IMDb