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2010 (22nd 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 2010.

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.

Airplane! (1980)   IMDb
Oscar Nominated markerAll the President’s Men (1976)   IMDb
The Bargain (1914)   IMDb
Cry of Jazz (1959) [documentary short]   IMDb
Electronic Labyrinth THX 1138 4EB (1967) [short]   IMDb
Oscar Nominated markerThe Exorcist (1973)   IMDb
Oscar Nominated markerThe Front Page (1931)   IMDb
Grey Gardens (1975) [documentary]   IMDb
I Am Joaquin (1969) [short]   IMDb
It’s a Gift (1934)   IMDb
Let There Be Light (1946) [documentary]   IMDb
Lonesome (1928)   IMDb
Make Way for Tomorrow (1937)   IMDb
Oscar Nominated markerMalcolm X (1992)   IMDb
Oscar Nominated markerMcCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971)   IMDb
Newark Athlete (1891) [documentary short]   IMDb
Our Lady of the Sphere (1972) [animated short]   IMDb
Oscar Nominated markerThe Pink Panther (1963)   IMDb
Preservation of the Sign Language (1913) [documentary short]   IMDb
Oscar Nominated markerSaturday Night Fever (1977)   IMDb
Oscar Nominated markerStar Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)   IMDb
Study of a River (1997) [short]   IMDb
Tarantella (1940) [short]   IMDb
Oscar Nominated markerA Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945)   IMDb
A Trip Down Market Street Before the Fire (1906) [documentary short]   IMDb