VOTE For 2016 - Coming Of Age / Young Love / Youth / Evil Children/Childhood Christmas - Films Eligible For Your Nomination For Historical Preservation By The U.S. National Film Registry (Library Of Congress) list by Juicy Kumquatby Juicy_Kumquat | created - 10 Feb 2015 | updated - 19 Jul 2016 | Public
All movies listed here are eligible for nomination, by you, according to the rules set by the U.S. National Film Registry. Most movies listed here are strictly made in the USA, however, some are co-produced with other countries (as identified by IMDb). In accordance with the 10 year waiting period, all movies listed here are 2006 or before for the 2016 year. This list includes full length films (theatrical and made for t.v.), short films, and documentaries. For your convenience, all movies listed are in alphabetical order by year. Instructions on the rules, and where to send your nominations are below.
The Library of Congress invites you to submit your recommendations for movies to be included on the 2016 National Film Registry. Public nominations play a key role when the Librarian and Film Board are considering their final selections. To be eligible for the Registry, a film must be at least 10 years old and be "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant."
The National Film Registry historically has included only those films that were produced or co-produced by an American film company, typically for theatrical release or recognized as a film through film festivals or film awards. If in doubt, check the Internet Movie Database (IMDb) for country of origin. Registry criteria does not specifically prohibit television programs, commercials, music videos or foreign productions, however, the original intent of the legislation that established the Registry was to safeguard U.S. films. Consequently the National Film Preservation Board and the Librarian of Congress give first consideration to American motion pictures.
You may recommend up to 50 titles per year through the online nomination form.
For consideration, please go to:
https://www.loc.gov/programs/national-film-preservation-board/film-registry/nominate/ and click on the online nomination form. You will be asked to fill in each title and year.
Each year, we begin the National Film Registry process anew and start from scratch. So if you voted for a film one year but it was not selected, that vote does not carry over to the next year. To give you a few ideas, below are some fairly well-known films not yet selected to the Registry. You may vote for any of these films or for others not mentioned on the list below. But please do vote: films that receive the most support each year are given special consideration during the process by members of the National Film Preservation Board.
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1. An American Girl on the Home Front (2006 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 85 min | Drama, Family, War
Molly is a girl living in the year 1944 and WWII has brought many changes to Molly's life. An English girl comes to live with Molly's family to escape the bombings. They slowly become good friends.
2. Beslan: Three Days in September (2006)
TV-14 | 75 min | Documentary
In September 2004, Chechen rebels occupied a school in the small Russian city of Beslan, taking some 1,200 people-most of them children-hostage. At the end of three days, over 330 were dead.
3. The Fall (2006)
R | 117 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
In a hospital on the outskirts of 1920s Los Angeles, an injured stuntman begins to tell a fellow patient, a little girl with a broken arm, a fantastic story of five mythical heroes. Thanks to his fractured state of mind and her vivid imagination, the line between fiction and reality blurs as the tale advances.
Votes: 102,542 | Gross: $2.28M
5. Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama
A family determined to get their young daughter into the finals of a beauty pageant take a cross-country trip in their VW bus.
Votes: 414,039 | Gross: $59.89M
6. Olyver Brody (2006)
17 min | Short, Fantasy
Cursed to die the next time he falls asleep, Olyver Brody's only hope of staying awake is a rare yellow root. But to obtain the root, he'll have to deliver an innocent young girl into the arms of a murderous witch.
7. Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
R | 118 min | Drama, Fantasy, War
In the Falangist Spain of 1944, the bookish young stepdaughter of a sadistic army officer escapes into an eerie but captivating fantasy world.
Votes: 579,585 | Gross: $37.63M
9. Red Riding Hood (2006)
PG | 82 min | Adventure, Family, Musical
Grandma is babysitting her two grandkids. The girl wants to go out, but grandma asks them to hear a story first. The kids accept if they can change aspects of the story such as replacing the wolf with a werewolf. Is there a catch?
11. Unaccompanied Minors (2006)
PG | 90 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
A group of unaccompanied minors bond while snowed in at the midwestern Hoover International Airport during the holiday season and ultimately create a makeshift holiday themselves.
Votes: 9,711 | Gross: $16.65M
12. Wild Tigers I Have Known (2006)
Not Rated | 88 min | Drama
A lyrical telling of the coming of age of a 13-year-old boy who learns to cope with his newfound sexuality and his unrequited love for the cool kid in school.
Votes: 1,971 | Gross: $0.01M
13. 12 and Holding (2005)
R | 94 min | Drama
After his twin brother is accidentally killed by vengeful bullies, a 12-year old boy and his friends face the harsh realities of death, teenage hormones, and family dysfunction.
Votes: 6,516 | Gross: $0.10M
14. An American Girl Adventure (2005 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 85 min | Drama, Family
When Felicity meets Penny, a beautiful copper - colored mare, she knows with all her heart that she must free Penny from her cruel owner. Felicity desperately wishes for that same sureness ... See full summary »
16. Children of Beslan (2005 TV Movie)
60 min | Documentary
On September 1, 2004, a group of heavily armed rebel extremists stormed into School No. 1 in Beslan, Russia. For three days, more than a thousand children and adults were held hostage in a ... See full summary »
17. The Dark (2005)
R | 93 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
In mourning over the tragic drowning of their daughter Sarah, James and Adèle are visited by Ebrill, a young girl who claims she died 60 years ago - and bears a startling resemblance to Sarah.
21. Heart of the Beholder (2005)
R | 106 min | Drama
Videocassette tape rental store owners fight against a religious fanatic group for the right to keep their controversial film on the shelves for sale.
22. Kids Who Rip (2005 Video)
65 min | Action, Family, Sport
These kids are the next generation of superstars loaded with bags of crazy tricks. Watch while they ride tasty waves and catch big air just like the pros, it'll make your jaw drop! Kids Who... See full summary »
23. The New World (2005)
PG-13 | 135 min | Biography, Drama, History
The story of the English exploration of Virginia, and of the changing world and loves of Pocahontas.
Votes: 79,174 | Gross: $12.71M
24. Pretty Persuasion (2005)
R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama
A 15-year-old girl incites chaos among her friends and a media frenzy when she accuses her drama teacher of sexual harassment.
Votes: 9,573 | Gross: $0.31M
26. The Sandlot 2 (2005 Video)
PG | 97 min | Comedy, Family, Sport
A film about a group of young baseball-enthusiasts who test the terrifying myth of Mr. Mertle owning a freakishly large and dangerous dog in his backyard.
27. An American Girl Holiday (2004 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 86 min | Family, Drama
Set in 1904, "American Girls" revolves around Samantha as she moves in with her grandmother and learns how to become a proper Victorian young lady.
R | 85 min | Documentary, Biography, News
Two documentary filmmakers chronicle their time in Sonagchi, Calcutta and the relationships they developed with children of prostitutes who work the city's notorious red light district.
Votes: 15,144 | Gross: $3.41M
29. Dear Wendy (2005)
Not Rated | 105 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A young boy in a nameless, timeless American town establishes a gang of youthful misfits united in their love of guns and their code of honor.
Votes: 9,610 | Gross: $0.02M
30. Fetch (2004)
8 min | Short, Comedy
Father, son, and family dog embark on an ice fishing expedition. The ice, however, proves too thick to break. The family works to break the ice of the lake, as well as the ice of their ... See full synopsis »
31. The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things (2004)
R | 97 min | Drama
Seven-year-old Jeremiah is pulled from his foster home and thrown into a troubled life on the road with his teenage mother, Sarah.
Votes: 6,113 | Gross: $0.03M
33. Napoleon Dynamite (2004)
PG | 96 min | Comedy
A listless and alienated teenager decides to help his new friend win the class presidency in their small western high school, while he must deal with his bizarre family life back home.
Votes: 186,619 | Gross: $44.54M
34. Palindromes (2004)
Not Rated | 100 min | Comedy, Drama
Aviva is thirteen, awkward and sensitive. Her mother Joyce is warm and loving, as is her father, Steve, a regular guy who does have a fierce temper from time to time. The film revolves around her family, friends and neighbors.
Votes: 11,657 | Gross: $0.55M
36. Apple Jack (2003)
16 min | Short, Comedy, Drama
On the eve of Halloween, 1938, CBS radio reported UFO's in the skies over the United States. That same night, two notorious criminals escaped the maximum security prison at Macatawa... They... See full summary »
38. Capturing the Friedmans (2003)
Not Rated | 107 min | Documentary, Biography
Documentary on the Friedmans, a seemingly typical, upper-middle-class Jewish family whose world is instantly transformed when the father and his youngest son are arrested and charged with shocking and horrible crimes.
Votes: 22,630 | Gross: $3.12M
The Wonderful World of Disney (1995–2019)
Eloise at Christmastime
89 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
A 6-year-old girl tries to reunite a young woman with a former boyfriend before she marries another.
41. Jesus Henry Christ (2003)
18 min | Comedy, Short
St. Agnes Academy has a new principal, Father Benet, and a classroom of ten-year-olds that includes Sister Mary Gilbert, straight-A-student Mary Brown, and a precocious scholarship boy, ... See full summary »
42. My House in Umbria (2003 TV Movie)
TV-14 | 103 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
An unlikely group of people find solace and friendship after being thrown together in the wake of a terrorist attack.
43. Off the Map (2003)
PG-13 | 105 min | Drama
An eleven-year-old girl watches her father come down with a crippling depression. Over one summer, she learns answers to several mysteries, and comes to terms with love and loss.
Votes: 3,137 | Gross: $1.31M
44. Peter Pan (2003)
PG | 113 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
The Darling family children receive a visit from Peter Pan, who takes them to Never Never Land where an ongoing war with the evil Pirate Captain Hook is taking place.
Votes: 62,328 | Gross: $48.46M
45. Put the Camera on Me (2003)
70 min | Comedy, Documentary
Before he went on to direct Jawbreaker (1999) Sparkler (1997) Darren Stein grew up making videos. Along with his friend 'Adam Shell' and the other neighborhood kids these young film makers ... See full summary »
46. School of Rock (2003)
PG-13 | 109 min | Comedy, Music
After being kicked out of his rock band, Dewey Finn becomes a substitute teacher of an uptight elementary private school, only to try and turn them into a rock band.
Votes: 248,575 | Gross: $81.26M
47. Thirteen (2003)
R | 100 min | Drama