Every year there are 25 movies added as national treasures by The National Film Registry and they’ve been doing this since 1989. Today they came out with their newest list of movies to be added this year. Most of them suck, but we did get a few good ones here and there, including nerd approved flicks such as The Silence of the Lambs, War of the Worlds and El Mariachi. This years list contained 2228 nominations, and here are 14 of the 25 films from that list that were chosen to be preserved.
A Computer Animated Hand (1972, Ed Catmull)
A Cure for Pokeritis (1912, Laurence Trimble)
Allures (1961, Jordan Belson)
Bambi (1942, David Hand)
El Mariachi (1992, Robert Rodriguez)
Faces (1968, John Cassavetes)
Forrest Gump (1994, Robert Zemeckis)
The Iron Horse (1924, John Ford)
The Kid (1921, Charlie Chaplin)
The Lost Weekend (1945, Billy Wilder)
Norma Rae (Martin Ritt, 1979)
Porgy and Bess (1959, Otto Preminger, Rouben Mamoulian)
The Silence of the Lambs (1991, Jonathan Demme)
War of the Worlds (1953, George Pal)
So what are your opinions? Was the right choice made? What would you include, or remove from the list? I image that the 11 other movies that will be added for preservation will be announced soon.