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National Film Registry Picks for 2011

On December 28, 2011, the Librarian of Congress announced the 2011 additions to the National Film Registry. 

Under the National Film Preservation Act, the Librarian of Congress names 25 films to the National Film Registry every year. In order for a film to be eligible, it must be at least 10 years old and be culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.

Films selected for the 2011 National Film Registry include:

  • Allures (1961)
  • Bambi (1942)
  • The Big Heat (1953)
  • A Computer Animated Hand (1972)
  • Crisis: Behind A Presidential Commitment (1963)
  • The Cry of the Children (1912)
  • A Cure for Pokeritis (1912)
  • El Mariachi (1992)
  • Faces (1968)
  • Fake Fruit Factory (1986)
  • Forrest Gump (1994)
  • Growing Up Female (1971)
  • Hester Street (1975)
  • I, an Actress (1977)
  • The Iron Horse (1924)
  • The Kid (1921)
  • The Lost Weekend (1945)
  • The Negro Soldier (1944)
  • Nicholas Brothers Family Home Movies (1930s-40s)
  • Norma Rae (1979)
  • Porgy and Bess (1959)
  • The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
  • Stand and Deliver (1988)
  • Twentieth Century (1934)
  • War of the Worlds (1953)

Learn more about the National Film Registry and the 2011 selections.