Wednesday, December 28, 2011

25 Classic Films Added to National Registry

Posted By on Wed, Dec 28, 2011 at 10:01 AM

Forrest Gump and his box of chocolates will be preserved forever in the National Film Registry's time capsule.

Each year at the holidays, the Library of Congress chooses 25 films to be included in the Registry. This year's list of inductees includes:

Forrest Gump-the 1994 Oscar winner
The Kid-a 1921 Chaplin tearjerker
Norma Rae-the 1979 film that won Sally Field her first of two Oscars
Bambi-the seminal 1942 animated classic
The Silence of the Lambs-the thriller that won Oscars for its two stars, director and writer
The Big Heat-a 1952 post-war film noir
War of the Worlds-the 1953 original, not the Spielberg remake
Porgy and Bess-the 1959 musical starring Sidney Poitier and Dorothy Dandridge
Stand and Deliver-the 1998 story of a high school teacher who inspires dropouts to drop back in and succeed
Crisis: Behind a Presidential Commitment-the 1963 documentary about the integration of an all-white Alabama university
El Mariachi-the 1992 cult classic of a traveling mariachi mistaken for a murderous criminal

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