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2016 (28th 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 2016.

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.

The Atomic Café (1982) [propaganda films]   IMDb
Oscar Nominated markerBall of Fire (1941)   IMDb
The Beau Brummels (1928) [short]   IMDb
Oscar Nominated markerThe Birds (1963)   IMDb
Oscar Nominated markerBlackboard Jungle (1955)   IMDb
The Breakfast Club (1985)   IMDb
The Decline of Western Civilization (1981) [documentary]   IMDb
Oscar Nominated markerEast of Eden (1955)   IMDb
Oscar Nominated markerFunny Girl (1968)   IMDb
Life of an American Fireman (1903) [short]   IMDb
Oscar Nominated markerThe Lion King (1994)   IMDb
Oscar Nominated markerLost Horizon (1937)   IMDb
Musketeers of Pig Alley (1912) [short]   IMDb
Paris Is Burning (1990) [documentary]   IMDb
Point Blank (1967)   IMDb
Oscar Nominated markerThe Princess Bride (1987)   IMDb
Putney Swope (1969)   IMDb
Rushmore (1998)   IMDb
Solomon Sir Jones films (1924-28) [documentary shorts]   IMDb
Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928)   IMDb
Suzanne, Suzanne (1982) [documentary short]   IMDb
Oscar Nominated markerThelma & Louise (1991)   IMDb
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1916)   IMDb
A Walk in the Sun (1945)   IMDb
Oscar Nominated markerWho Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)   IMDb