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'Breakfast Club,' 'Lion King,' 'Princess Bride,' 'Rushmore' among 25 titles added to National Film Registry

Nominations for 2017 additions being accepted from the public

By
Karen Butler
Cary Elwes and Robin Wright in a scene from The Princess Bride, one of 25 films added to the National Film Registry in 2016. Image courtesy MGM
Cary Elwes and Robin Wright in a scene from "The Princess Bride," one of 25 films added to the National Film Registry in 2016. Image courtesy MGM

WASHINGTON, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- The Breakfast Club, The Lion King, The Princess Bride, Rushmore and Paris is Burning have been inducted into the National Film Registry for preservation by the Library of Congress.

Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden announced Wednesday the selection of the latest 25 movies to be preserved due to "their cultural, historic or aesthetic importance."

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The additions span from 1903 to 1998 and also include 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, East of Eden, Blackboard Jungle, The Birds, Funny Girl, Putney Swope, Who Framed Roger Rabbit? and Thelma & Louise. The full list is below.

"Motion pictures document our history and culture and serve as a mirror of our collective experiences," Hayden said in statement. "The National Film Registry embraces the richness and diversity of film as an art form and celebrates the people who create the magic of cinema."

The Library of Congress takes steps to ensure all films in the Registry are preserved as they were originally produced, obtaining the best available source material for archival conservation.

Nominations from the public are being accepted for the 25 films to be added in 2017. To be eligible, a film must be at least 10 years old and be "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant." The film must be produced or co-produced by an American film company for theatrical release or recognized through film festivals or film awards.

Anyone can nominate up to 50 films per year either through an online nomination form (the preferred method) or by snail mail sent to:

National Film Registry / Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation 19053 Mt. Pony Road Culpeper, VA 22701

Here's a list of hundreds of films not on the list, and click here for the full list of 700 titles on the Registry.

2016 inductees to the National Film Registry
{b:The Atomic Café

Ball of Fire

The Beau Brummels

The Birds

Blackboard Jungle

The Breakfast Club

The Decline of Western Civilization

East of Eden

Funny Girl

Life of an American Fireman

The Lion King

Lost Horizon

Musketeers of Pig Alley

Paris Is Burning

Point Blank

The Princess Bride

Putney Swope

Reverend Solomon Sir Jones films

Rushmore

Steamboat Bill Jr.

Suzanne, Suzanne

Thelma & Louise

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

A Walk in the Sun

Who Framed Roger Rabbit?}

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