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2011 (23rd 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 2011.

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.

Allures (1961) [short]   IMDb
Oscar Nominated markerBambi (1942)   IMDb
The Big Heat (1953)   IMDb
A Computer Animated Hand (1972) [animated short]
Crisis: Behind a Presidential Commitment (1963) [documentary]   IMDb
The Cry of the Children (1912) [documentary short]   IMDb
A Cure for Pokeritis (1912) [short]   IMDb
El Mariachi (1992)   IMDb
Oscar Nominated markerFaces (1968)   IMDb
Fake Fruit Factory (1986) [documentary short]   IMDb
Oscar Nominated markerForrest Gump (1994)   IMDb
Growing Up Female (1971) [documentary]   IMDb
Oscar Nominated markerHester Street (1975)   IMDb
I, an Actress (1977) [short]   IMDb
The Iron Horse (1924)   IMDb
The Kid (1921)   IMDb
Oscar Nominated markerThe Lost Weekend (1945)   IMDb
The Negro Soldier (1944) [documentary]   IMDb
Nicholas Brothers Family Home Movies (1930s-40s) [shorts]
Oscar Nominated markerNorma Rae (1979)   IMDb
Oscar Nominated markerPorgy and Bess (1959)   IMDb
Oscar Nominated markerThe Silence of the Lambs (1991)   IMDb
Oscar Nominated markerStand and Deliver (1988)   IMDb
Twentieth Century (1934)   IMDb
Oscar Nominated markerThe War of the Worlds (1953)   IMDb