Films Selected for the 2017 National Film Registry

Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden has announced the 2017 selections to the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress. “Spanning the period 1905 to 2000, the films named to this year’s registry include Hollywood blockbusters, documentaries, silent movies, animation, shorts and independent and home movies. The 2017 selections bring the number of films in the registry to 725, which is a small fraction of the Library’s vast moving-image collection of 1.3 million items.” — LOC Blog

We have most of the titles available through CLAMS. If there is a title on the list unavailable in CLAMS you can request a title via the Commonwealth Catalog or contact your local library to receive the item via InterLibrary Loan.

Films Selected for the 2017 National Film Registry
(alphabetical order)

  1. Ace in the Hole (aka Big Carnival) (1951)
  2. Boulevard Nights (1979)
  3. Die Hard (1988)
  4. Dumbo (1941)
  5. Field of Dreams (1989)
  6. 4 Little Girls (1997)
  7. Fuentes Family Home Movies Collection (1920s and 1930s)
  8. Gentleman’s Agreement (1947)
  9. The Goonies (1985)
  10.  Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967)
  11.  He Who Gets Slapped (1924)
  12.  Interior New York Subway, 14th Street to 42nd Street (1905)
  13.  La Bamba (1987)
  14.  Lives of Performers (1972)
  15.  Memento (2000)
  16.  Only Angels Have Wings (1939)
  17. The Sinking of the Lusitania (1918)
  18.  Spartacus (1960)
  19.  Superman (1978)
  20.  Thelonious Monk: Straight, No Chaser (1988)
  21.  Time and Dreams (1976)
  22.  Titanic (1997)
  23.  To Sleep with Anger (1990)
  24.  Wanda (1971)
  25. With the Abraham Lincoln Brigade in Spain (1937-1938)
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