2019 National Film Registryby penchofifteenpolls | created - 3 months ago | updated - 3 months ago | Public
The Library of Congress has announced 25 new films that will be added to the National Film Registry for their conservation. Which of them do you consider the one with the most historical or aesthetic value?
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2. Sleeping Beauty (1959)
G | 75 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy
After being snubbed by the royal family, a malevolent fairy places a curse on a princess which only a prince can break, along with the help of three good fairies.
Votes: 129,048 | Gross: $51.60M
3. Amadeus (1984)
R | 160 min | Biography, Drama, History
Votes: 352,771 | Gross: $51.97M
4. Purple Rain (1984)
R | 111 min | Drama, Music, Musical
A young musician, tormented by an abusive situation at home, must contend with a rival singer, a burgeoning romance, and his own dissatisfied band, as his star begins to rise.
Votes: 18,547 | Gross: $68.39M
5. Becky Sharp (1935)
Unrated | 84 min | Drama, Romance, War
Set against the background of the Battle of Waterloo, Becky Sharp is the story of Vanity Fair by Thackeray. Becky and Amelia are girls at school together, but Becky is from a "show biz" ... See full summary »
6. Before Stonewall (1984)
Unrated | 87 min | Documentary, History
The history of the Gay and Lesbian community before the Stonewall riots began the major gay rights movement.
Votes: 789 | Gross: $0.02M
7. Body and Soul (1925)
Not Rated | 102 min | Drama
A minister is malevolent and sinister behind his righteous facade. He consorts with, and later extorts from, the owner of a gambling house, and betrays an honest girl, eventually driving ... See full summary »
8. Clerks (1994)
R | 92 min | Comedy
A day in the lives of two convenience clerks named Dante and Randal as they annoy customers, discuss movies, and play hockey on the store roof.
Votes: 206,735 | Gross: $3.15M
9. Coal Miner's Daughter (1980)
PG | 124 min | Biography, Drama, Music
Biographical story of the legendary country singer's rise from humble, poverty-stricken beginnings in Kentucky to worldwide superstardom and how she changed the sound and style of country music forever.
Votes: 15,887 | Gross: $67.18M
10. Emigrants Landing at Ellis Island (1903)
2 min | Documentary, Short
Shows a large open barge loaded with people of every nationality, disembarking at Ellis Island, N. Y. A most interesting and typical scene.
PG-13 | 107 min | Documentary, Biography, History
Votes: 22,177 | Gross: $4.20M
13. Gaslight (1944)
Not Rated | 114 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Years after her aunt was murdered in her home, a young woman moves back into the house with her new husband. However, he has a secret that he will do anything to protect, even if it means driving his wife insane.
14. Girlfriends (1978)
PG | 86 min | Comedy, Drama
A photographer and her girlfriend are roommates. She is stuck with small-change shooting jobs and dreams of success. When her roommate decides to get married and leave, she feels hurt and has to learn how to deal with living alone.
15. I Am Somebody (1970)
Not Rated | 28 min | Short, Documentary
In 1969, 400 poorly paid Black women - hospital workers in Charleston, South Carolina - went on strike to demand union recognition and a wage increase, only to find themselves in ... See full summary »
17. A New Leaf (1971)
G | 102 min | Comedy, Romance
Henry Graham lives the life of a playboy. When his lawyer tells him one day that his lifestyle has consumed all his funds, he needs an idea to avoid climbing down the social ladder. So he intends to marry a rich woman and - murder her.
18. My Name Is Oona (1969)
Not Rated | 10 min | Short
Captures in haunting, intensely lyrical images fragments of the coming to consciousness of a child girl. A series of extremely brief flashes of her moving through night-lit space or woods ... See full summary »
20. Old Yeller (1957)
Approved | 83 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
A teenage boy grows to love a stray yellow dog while helping his mother and younger brother run their Texas homestead while their father is away on a cattle drive. First thought to be good-for-nothing mutt, Old Yeller is soon beloved by all.
Votes: 11,156 | Gross: $21.91M
21. The Phenix City Story (1955)
Approved | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
A crime-busting lawyer and his initially reluctant attorney father take on the forces that run gambling and prostitution in their small Southern town.
23. Real Women Have Curves (2002)
PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Drama
This is the story of Ana, a first generation Mexican-American teenager on the verge of becoming a woman. She lives in the predominately Latino community of East Los Angeles. Freshly ... See full summary »
Votes: 6,802 | Gross: $5.84M
24. Zoot Suit (1981)
R | 103 min | Drama, Musical
A kind of musical accompanying the story of the early 1940's and the effect that the "zoot suit" (a man's suit of long jacket and pegged pants, always worn with a long keychain that looped ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,016 | Gross: $3.26M