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'Titanic,' 'Goonies,' 'Die Hard,' 'Dumbo' included on National Film Registry

By Karen Butler
'Titanic,' 'Goonies,' 'Die Hard,' 'Dumbo' included on National Film Registry
Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet are pictured in a scene from "Titanic." The film was nominated February 10, 1998 for 14 Academy Awards, including Best Picture. It went on to win 11. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Die Hard, Dumbo, The Goonies, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, La Bamba and Titanic have been selected for inclusion on the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress.

Made between 1905 and 2000, this collection of movies brings the number in the registry to 725.

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"The selection of a film to the National Film Registry recognizes its importance to American cinema and the nation's cultural and historical heritage," Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden said in a statement Wednesday. "Our love affair with motion pictures is a testament to their enduring power to enlighten, inspire and inform us as individuals and a nation as a whole. Being tasked with selecting only 25 each year is daunting because there are so many great films deserving of this honor."

The 2017 entries on the roster also include Ace in the Hole, Boulevard Nights, Field of Dreams, 4 Little Girls, Fuentes Family Home Movies Collection, Gentleman's Agreement, He Who Gets Slapped, Interior New York Subway, 14th Street to 42nd Street, Lives of Performers, Memento, Only Angels Have Wings, The Sinking of the Lusitania, Spartacus, Superman, Thelonious Monk: Straight, No Chaser, Time and Dreams, To Sleep with Anger, Wanda and With the Abraham Lincoln Brigade in Spain.

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