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1996 (8th 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 1996.

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 markerThe Awful Truth (1937)   IMDb
Broken Blossoms or The Yellow Man and the Girl (1919)   IMDb
Oscar Nominated markerThe Deer Hunter (1978)   IMDb
Destry Rides Again (1939)   IMDb
Flash Gordon (1936)   IMDb
The Forgotten Frontier (1931) [documentary]   IMDb
Oscar Nominated markerFrank Film (1973) [animated short]   IMDb
Oscar Nominated markerThe Graduate (1967)   IMDb
Oscar Nominated markerThe Heiress (1949)   IMDb
Oscar Nominated markerThe Jazz Singer (1927)   IMDb
The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter (1980) [documentary]   IMDb
Oscar Nominated markerM*A*S*H (1970)   IMDb
Oscar Nominated markerMildred Pierce (1945)   IMDb
Oscar Nominated markerThe Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)   IMDb
Oscar Nominated markerThe Producers (1968)   IMDb
Pull My Daisy (1959) [short]   IMDb
Oscar Nominated markerRoad to Morocco (1942)   IMDb
Oscar Nominated markerShe Done Him Wrong (1933)   IMDb
Shock Corridor (1963)   IMDb
Show Boat (1936)   IMDb
The Thief of Bagdad (1924)   IMDb
Oscar Nominated markerTo Be or Not to Be (1942)   IMDb
Topaz (1945) [documentary]   IMDb
Verbena trágica (1939)   IMDb
Oscar Nominated markerWoodstock (1970) [documentary]   IMDb