The annual list of influential films that span both genres and decades was announced Wednesday, December 12th, by Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden. Among the films, 2 Disney Movies are being added to the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress – Old Yeller & Sleeping Beauty.
The 1959 Disney classic “Sleeping Beauty” and the Disney-produced “Old Yeller” from 1957 join a list of really great movies including:
Becky Sharp (1935)
Before Stonewall (1984)
Body and Soul (1925)
Boys Don’t Cry (1999)
Coal Miner’s Daughter (1980)
Emigrants Landing at Ellis Island (1903)
Employees Entrance (1933)
Fog of War (2003)
George Washington Carver at Tuskegee Institute (1937)
I Am Somebody (1970)
Last Waltz, The (1978)
My Name Is Oona (1969)
A New Leaf (1971)
The Phenix City Story (1955)
Purple Rain (1984)
Real Women Have Curves (2002)
She’s Gotta Have It (1986)
Zoot Suit (1981)
“The National Film Registry has become an important record of American history, culture and creativity,” Hayden released in a statement.
The latest selections bring the number of films in the registry to 775, a fraction of the Library of Congress’ moving-image collection of more than 1.6 million titles.
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