dirty harry national film registry 'Dirty Harry' and 'The Matrix' among films added to National Film Registry

It’s time to brush up on your film history, because the Librarian of Congress has added 25 more films to the National Film Registry. Among them are movies like “A Christmas Story” (and just in time for the holiday), “Dirty Harry” and “The Matrix,” with movies like “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” and “A League of Their Own” also making the cut.

The Hollywood Reporter has the full list of the films. Once a movie is added to the Registry, the Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation then makes sure that it is preserved for generations to come. This new batch of movies brings up the total number of films in the Library of Congress registry to 600.

“Established by Congress in 1989, the National Film Registry spotlights the importance of preserving America’s unparalleled film heritage,” Librarian of Congress James Billington says in a statement. “These films are not selected as the ‘best’ American films of all time but rather as works of enduring importance to American culture. They reflect who we are as a people and as a nation.”

Here’s the list, in alphabetical order:

– “3:10 to Yuma” (1957)
– “Anatomy of a Murder” (1959)
– “The Augustas” (1930s-50s)
– “Born Yesterday” (1950)
– “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” (1961)
– “A Christmas Story” (1983)
– “The Corbett-Fitzsimmons Title Fight” (1897)
– “Dirty Harry” (1971)
– “Hours for Jerome: Parts 1 and 2” (1980-82)
– “The Kidnappers Foil” (1930s-50s)
– “Kodachrome Color Motion Picture Tests” (1922)
– “A League of Their Own” (1992)
– “The Matrix” (1999)
– “The Middleton Family at the New York World’s Fair” (1939)
– “One Survivor Remembers” (1995)
– “Parable” (1964)
– “Samsara: Death and Rebirth in Cambodia” (1990)
– “Slacker” (1991)
– “Sons of the Desert” (1933)
– “The Spook Who Sat by the Door” (1973)
– “They Call It Pro Football” (1967)
– “The Times of Harvey Milk” (1984)
– “Two-Lane Blacktop” (1971)
– “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” (1914)
– “The Wishing Ring: An Idyll of Old England” (1914)

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