'Thelma & Louise,' 'The Breakfast Club,' 'The Lion King,' among the 25 added to the National Film Registry

 Source: Library of Congress Press Release

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Each year 25 films are added to the National Film Registry, and today those 25 were announced by Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden. The films are picked by the National Registry of the Library of Congress because of their cultural, historic, or aesthetic important.

This all happens because of the National Film Preservation Act. The idea is that the film must be at least 10 years old too. Also, the Librarian makes the annual registry selections after conferring with the members of the National Film Preservation Board and other library specialists. Public nominations are also considered, which nominations are accepted through the fall. If you would like to add your voice, please click here. 

So what films were this year's 25? Well here's the list:
  1. "The Atomic Cafe" (1982)
  2. "Ball of Fire" (1941)
  3. "The Beau Brummels" (1928)
  4. "The Birds" (1963)
  5. "Blackboard Jungle" (1955)
  6. "The Breakfast Club" (1985)
  7. "The Decline of Western Civilization" (1981)
  8. "East of Eden" (1955)
  9. "Funny Girl" (1968)
  10. Life of an American Fireman" (1903)
  11. "The Lion King" (1994)
  12. "Lost Horizon" (1937)
  13. "The Musketeers of Pig Alley" (1912)
  14.  "Paris is Burning" (1990)
  15. "Point Blank" (1967)
  16. "The Princess Bride" (1987)
  17. "Putney Swope" (1969)
  18. "Rushmore" (1988)
  19. "Solomon Sir Jones Films" (1924-1928)
  20. "Steamboat Bill, Jr." (1928)
  21. "Suzanne, Suzanne" (1982)
  22. "Thelma & Louise" (1991)
  23. "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" (1916)
  24. "A Walk in the Sun" (1945)
  25. "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" (1988)
So as you can notice a lot of iconic '80s and early '90s films were added this year, along with plenty of silents, and documentaries. If you are interested in knowing more, click here to see which other movie are in the registry and click here to see which ones aren't yet.