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The Library of Congress to induct 25 new movies into the National Film Registry


Every year the Library of Congress selects movies with significant cultural relevance to be inducted into the National Film Registry. This year’s list features some pretty heavy hitters, including the seasonally appropriate Christmastime favorite A Christmas Story (which, the tongue-stuck-to-the-pole scene is reason enough to be on this special list of movies.)

Over 600 films are registered, including the newly-added 25, making it quite an extensive and eclectic collection from all genres and decades alike.

Here are the 2012 National Film Registry Inductees:

1) Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961, Blake Edwards)

2) A Christmas Story (1983, Bob Clark)

3) The Corbett-Fitzsimmons Title Fight (1897, Enoch J. Rector)

4) Dirty Harry (1971, Don Siegel)

5) Hours for Jerome: Parts 1 and 2 (1980-82,  Nathaniel Dorsky)

6) The Kidnappers Foil (1937 & 1948, Melton Barker)

7) Kodachrome Color Motion Picture Tests (1922, a 4.5-minute test shoot at Paragon Studios in Fort Lee, N.J.)

8) A League of Their Own (1992, Penny Marshall)

9) The Matrix (1999,  Larry and Andy Wachowski)

10) The Middleton Family at the New York World’s Fair (1939, Robert R. Snody)

11) One Survivor Remembers (1995, Kary Antholis)

12) Parable (1964, Rolf Forsberg)

13) Samsara: Death and Rebirth in Cambodia (1990, Ellen Bruno)

14) Slacker (1991, Richard Linklater)

15) Sons of the Desert (1933, William A. Seiter)

16) The Spook Who Sat by the Door (1973, Ivan Dixon)

17) They Call It Pro Football (1967, John Facenda)

18) The Times of Harvey Milk (1984, Rob Epstein)

19) Two-Lane Blacktop (1971, Monte Hellman)

20) Uncle Tom’s Cabin (1914, William Robert Daly)

21) The Wishing Ring: An Idyll of Old England (1914, Maurice Tourneur)

22) 3:10 to Yuma (1957, James Mangold)

23) Anatomy of a Murder (1959, Wendell Mayes)

24) The Augustas (1930s-1950s)

25) Born Yesterday (1950, George Cukor)

(via The Los Angeles Times; photo via Saratoga Paint and Sip)

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Kaitlin Duffy is a writer from Cleveland. When she's not blogging or pondering the great complexities of the world and outer space, she is finding rare vinyl steals, visiting new places, laughing often, Instagramming everything in sight, watching movies, or working on her first feature Port de Cleve.