Films in the National Film Registry (as of 2013)

There are 625 films deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" and preserved in the Library of Congress. These films are not required to be feature-length, nor is it required to have been theatrically released. The Registry contains newsreels, silent films, experimental films, short subjects, films out of copyright protection, film serials, home films, documentaries, independent films, television films, and music videos. This list is in chronological order by the release date of each film (newest first). To those who truly appreciate not only great, but also important film, hopefully this will help you easily access information as to what each movie is about and see which ones you would most like to watch.
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1.
Decasia (2002 Documentary)
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A meditation on the human quest to transcend physicality, constructed from decaying archival footage and set to an original symphonic score. (70 mins.)
Director: Bill Morrison
“ Induction year: 2013 ” - royalewithcheese2020
 
2.
The Matrix (1999)
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A computer hacker learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against its controllers. (136 mins.)
“ Induction year: 2012 ” - royalewithcheese2020
 
3.
Study of a River (1997 Short Film)
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The first part (winter) of a seasonal study of the Hudson river in New York. (16 mins.)
Director: Peter B. Hutton
“ Induction year: 2010 ” - royalewithcheese2020
 
4.
Fargo (1996)
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Jerry Lundegaard's inept crime falls apart due to his and his henchmen's bungling and the persistent police work of the quite pregnant Marge Gunderson. (98 mins.)
Director: Joel Coen
“ Induction year: 2006 ” - royalewithcheese2020
 
5.
One Survivor Remembers (1995 Documentary)
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Holocaust survivor Gerda Weissmann Klein recounts her six-year ordeal as a victim of Nazi cruelty, including the loss of her parents, brother, friends, home, possessions, and community. (39 mins.)
Director: Kary Antholis
“ Induction year: 2012 ” - royalewithcheese2020
 
6.
The Red Book (1996 Short Film)
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A flat animated short from Janie Geiser centered around the contents of a red book. (11 mins.)
Director: Janie Geiser
“ Induction year: 2009 ” - royalewithcheese2020
 
7.
Toy Story (1995)
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A cowboy doll is profoundly threatened and jealous when a new spaceman figure supplants him as top toy in a boy's room. (81 mins.)
Director: John Lasseter
“ Induction year: 2005 ” - royalewithcheese2020
 
8.
Scratch and Crow (1995 Short Film)
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An animated short film from Helen Hill which documents the life cycle of a group of chickens. (5 mins.)
Director: Helen Hill
“ Induction year: 2009 ” - royalewithcheese2020
 
9.
Pulp Fiction (1994)
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The lives of two mob hit men, a boxer, a gangster's wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption. (154 mins.)
“ Induction year: 2013 ” - royalewithcheese2020
 
10.
Hoop Dreams (1994 Documentary)
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A film following the lives of two inner-city Chicago boys who struggle to become college basketball players on the road to going professional. (170 mins.)
Director: Steve James
“ Induction year: 2005 ” - royalewithcheese2020
 
11.
Forrest Gump (1994)
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While not intelligent, Forrest Gump has accidentally been present at many historic moments, but his true love, Jenny Curran, eludes him. (142 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
“ Induction year: 2011 ” - royalewithcheese2020
 
12.
Schindler's List (1993)
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In German-occupied Poland during World War II, Oskar Schindler gradually becomes concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazi Germans. (195 mins.)
“ Induction year: 2004 ” - royalewithcheese2020
 
13.
Groundhog Day (1993)
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A weatherman finds himself inexplicably living the same day over and over again. (101 mins.)
Director: Harold Ramis
“ Induction year: 2006 ” - royalewithcheese2020
 
14.
Unforgiven (1992)
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Retired Old West gunslinger William Munny reluctantly takes on one last job, with the help of his old partner and a young man. (131 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
“ Induction year: 2004 ” - royalewithcheese2020
 
15.
Malcolm X (1992)
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Biographical epic of the controversial and influential Black Nationalist leader, from his early life and career as a small-time gangster, to his ministry as a member of the Nation of Islam. (202 mins.)
Director: Spike Lee
“ Induction year: 2010 ” - royalewithcheese2020
 
16.
A League of Their Own (1992)
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Two sisters join the first female professional baseball league and struggle to help it succeed amidst their own growing rivalry. (128 mins.)
Director: Penny Marshall
“ Induction year: 2012 ” - royalewithcheese2020
 
17.
El Mariachi (1992)
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A traveling mariachi is mistaken for a murderous criminal and must hide from a gang bent on killing him. (81 mins.)
“ Induction year: 2011 ” - royalewithcheese2020
 
18.
Slacker (1991)
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A day in the life of Austin, Texas as the camera roams from place to place and provides a brief look at the overeducated, the social misfits, the outcasts and the oddballs. (97 mins.)
“ Induction year: 2012 ” - royalewithcheese2020
 
19.
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
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A young F.B.I. cadet must confide in an incarcerated and manipulative killer to receive his help on catching another serial killer who skins his victims. (118 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Demme
“ Induction year: 2011 ” - royalewithcheese2020
 
20.
Daughters of the Dust (1991)
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Languid look at the Gullah culture of the sea islands off the coast of South Carolina and Georgia where... (112 mins.)
Director: Julie Dash
“ Induction year: 2004 ” - royalewithcheese2020
 
21.
Boyz n the Hood (1991)
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Follows the lives of three young males living in the Crenshaw ghetto of Los Angeles, dissecting questions of race, relationships, violence and future prospects. (112 mins.)
Director: John Singleton
“ Induction year: 2002 ” - royalewithcheese2020
 
22.
Beauty and the Beast (1991)
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A young woman whose father has been imprisoned by a terrifying beast offers herself in his place, unaware that her captor is actually a prince, physically altered by a magic spell. (84 mins.)
“ Induction year: 2002 ” - royalewithcheese2020
 
23.
Samsara: Death and Rebirth in Cambodia (1990 Documentary)
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(29 mins.)
Director: Ellen Bruno
“ Induction year: 2012 ” - royalewithcheese2020
 
24.
Goodfellas (1990)
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Henry Hill and his friends work their way up through the mob hierarchy. (146 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
“ Induction year: 2000 ” - royalewithcheese2020
 
25.
Dances with Wolves (1990)
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Lt. John Dunbar, exiled to a remote western Civil War outpost, befriends wolves and Indians, making him an intolerable aberration in the military. (181 mins.)
Director: Kevin Costner
“ Induction year: 2007 ” - royalewithcheese2020
 
26.
Water and Power (1989 Documentary)
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By using a series of visually and aurally dense tableaux created with advanced motion control, optical printing and animation techniques... (57 mins.)
Director: Pat O'Neill
“ Induction year: 2008 ” - royalewithcheese2020
 
27.
Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989)
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A sexually repressed woman's husband is having an affair with her sister. The arrival of a visitor with a rather unusual fetish changes everything. (100 mins.)
“ Induction year: 2006 ” - royalewithcheese2020
 
28.
Roger & Me (1989 Documentary)
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Director Michael Moore pursues GM CEO Roger Smith to confront him about the harm he did to Flint, Michigan with his massive downsizing. (91 mins.)
Director: Michael Moore
“ Induction year: 2013 ” - royalewithcheese2020
 
29.
The Lunch Date (1989 Short Film)
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A woman misses her train and buys lunch in a café. When she returns to her table, a man is eating her salad. (12 mins.)
Director: Adam Davidson
“ Induction year: 2013 ” - royalewithcheese2020
 
30.
Do the Right Thing (1989)
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On the hottest day of the year on a street in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, everyone's hate and bigotry smolders and builds until it explodes into violence. (120 mins.)
Director: Spike Lee
“ Induction year: 1999 ” - royalewithcheese2020
 
31.
Uksuum Cauyai: The Drums of Winter (1989 Documentary)
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(90 mins.)
“ Induction year: 2006 ” - royalewithcheese2020
 
32.
Tin Toy (1988 Short Film)
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A tin one-man-band toy tries to escape a destructive baby. (5 mins.)
Director: John Lasseter
“ Induction year: 2003 ” - royalewithcheese2020
 
33.
The Thin Blue Line (1988 Documentary)
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A film that successfully argued that a man was wrongly convicted for murder by a corrupt justice system in Dallas County, Texas. (103 mins.)
Director: Errol Morris
“ Induction year: 2001 ” - royalewithcheese2020
 
34.
Stand and Deliver (1988)
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The story of Jaime Escalante, a high school teacher who successfully inspired his dropout prone students to learn calculus. (103 mins.)
Director: Ramon Menendez
“ Induction year: 2011 ” - royalewithcheese2020
 
35.
Hoosiers (1986)
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A coach with a checkered past and a local drunk train a small town high school basketball team to become a top contender for the championship. (114 mins.)
Director: David Anspaugh
“ Induction year: 2001 ” - royalewithcheese2020
 
36.
Precious Images (1986 Documentary)
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A cross-cut of nearly 100 years of American movies. We see the most precious film sequences that we all remember: From "Citizen Kane" to "Star Wars"... (8 mins.)
Director: Chuck Workman
“ Induction year: 2009 ” - royalewithcheese2020
 
37.
Fake Fruit Factory (1986 Documentary)
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The economic and sexual politics of a Central America factory where artificial fruit is manufactured. (22 mins.)
Director: Chick Strand
“ Induction year: 2011 ” - royalewithcheese2020
 
38.
Sherman's March (1985 Documentary)
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Ross McElwee sets out to make a documentary about the lingering effects of General Sherman's march of... (157 mins.)
Director: Ross McElwee
“ Induction year: 2000 ” - royalewithcheese2020
 
39.
Back to the Future (1985)
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Marty McFly, a 17-year-old high school student, is accidentally sent 30 years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his close friend, the maverick scientist Doc Brown. (116 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
“ Induction year: 2007 ” - royalewithcheese2020
 
40.
The Times of Harvey Milk (1984 Documentary)
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A documentary of the successful career and assassination of San Francisco's first elected gay councilor. (90 mins.)
Director: Robert Epstein
“ Induction year: 2012 ” - royalewithcheese2020
 
41.
This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
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Spinal Tap, one of England's loudest bands, is chronicled by film director Marty DeBergi on what proves to be a fateful tour. (82 mins.)
Director: Rob Reiner
“ Induction year: 2002 ” - royalewithcheese2020
 
42.
The Terminator (1984)
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A seemingly indestructible humanoid cyborg is sent from 2029 to 1984 to assassinate a waitress, whose unborn son will lead humanity in a war against the machines, while a soldier from that war is sent to protect her at all costs. (107 mins.)
Director: James Cameron
“ Induction year: 2008 ” - royalewithcheese2020
 
43.
Stranger Than Paradise (1984)
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A self-styled New York hipster is paid a surprise visit by his younger cousin from Budapest. From initial... (89 mins.)
Director: Jim Jarmusch
“ Induction year: 2002 ” - royalewithcheese2020
 
44.
Bless Their Little Hearts (1983)
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(80 mins.)
Director: Billy Woodberry
“ Induction year: 2013 ” - royalewithcheese2020
 
45.
The Right Stuff (1983)
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The story of the original Mercury 7 astronauts and their macho, seat-of-the-pants approach to the space program. (193 mins.)
Director: Philip Kaufman
“ Induction year: 2013 ” - royalewithcheese2020
 
46.
Michael Jackson: Thriller (1983 Video)
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A night at the movies turns into a nightmare when Michael and his date are attacked by a hoard of bloodthirsty zombies - only a "Thriller" can save them now. (13 mins.)
Director: John Landis
“ Induction year: 2009 ” - royalewithcheese2020
 
47.
El Norte (1983)
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Peasants escaping mindless labor and a murderous Guatemalan government head to America in hopes for something better. (141 mins.)
Director: Gregory Nava
“ Induction year: 1995 ” - royalewithcheese2020
 
48.
A Christmas Story (1983)
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In the 1940s, a young boy named Ralphie attempts to convince his parents, his teacher, and Santa that a Red Ryder B.B. gun really is the perfect Christmas gift. (94 mins.)
Director: Bob Clark
“ Induction year: 2012 ” - royalewithcheese2020
 
49.
Koyaanisqatsi (1982 Documentary)
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A collection of expertly photographed phenomena with no conventional plot. The footage focuses on nature, humanity and the relationship between them. (86 mins.)
Director: Godfrey Reggio
“ Induction year: 2000 ” - royalewithcheese2020
 
50.
Tootsie (1982)
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Michael Dorsey, an unsuccessful actor, disguises himself as a woman in order to get a role on a trashy hospital soap. (116 mins.)
Director: Sydney Pollack
“ Induction year: 1998 ” - royalewithcheese2020
 
51.
Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)
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A group of Southern California high school students are enjoying their most important subjects: sex, drugs and rock n' roll. (90 mins.)
Director: Amy Heckerling
“ Induction year: 2005 ” - royalewithcheese2020
 
52.
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A troubled child summons the courage to help a friendly alien escape Earth and return to his home world. (115 mins.)
“ Induction year: 1994 ” - royalewithcheese2020
 
53.
Chan Is Missing (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Two cabbies search San Francisco's Chinatown for a mysterious character who has disappeared with their $4000... (80 mins.)
Director: Wayne Wang
“ Induction year: 1995 ” - royalewithcheese2020
 
54.
Blade Runner (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A blade runner must pursue and try to terminate four replicants who stole a ship in space and have returned to Earth to find their creator. (117 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
“ Induction year: 1993 ” - royalewithcheese2020
 
55.
Hours for Jerome (1982)
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It is a "silent tone poem" recording the daily events of Dorsky and his partner, artist Jerome Hiler around Lake Owassa in New Jersey and in Manhattan. (45 mins.)
“ Induction year: 2012 ” - royalewithcheese2020
 
56.
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Archaeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones is hired by the U.S. government to find the Ark of the Covenant before the Nazis. (115 mins.)
“ Induction year: 1999 ” - royalewithcheese2020
 
57.
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
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After the rebels have been brutally overpowered by the Empire on their newly established base, Luke Skywalker takes advanced Jedi training with Master Yoda, while his friends are pursued by Darth Vader as part of his plan to capture Luke. (124 mins.)
Director: Irvin Kershner
“ Induction year: 2010 ” - royalewithcheese2020
 
58.
Raging Bull (1980)
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An emotionally self-destructive boxer's journey through life, as the violence and temper that leads him to the top in the ring destroys his life outside it. (129 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
“ Induction year: 1990 ” - royalewithcheese2020
 
59.
The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter (1980 Documentary)
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Documentary about women working in factories during WWII and resultant loss of jobs after the war. Five women tell their stories. Fascinating clips of racist, sexist propaganda of the era. (65 mins.)
Director: Connie Field
“ Induction year: 1996 ” - royalewithcheese2020
 
60.
Garlic Is as Good as Ten Mothers (1980 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A documentary on the history of garlic. Blank interviews chefs, garlic lovers, and historians about the their love of the 'stinking rose.' (51 mins.)
Director: Les Blank
“ Induction year: 2004 ” - royalewithcheese2020
 
61.
Atlantic City (1980)
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In a corrupt city, a small-time gangster and the estranged wife of a pot dealer find themselves thrown together in an escapade of love, money, drugs, and danger. (104 mins.)
Director: Louis Malle
“ Induction year: 2003 ” - royalewithcheese2020
 
62.
Airplane! (1980)
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A man afraid to fly must ensure that a plane lands safely after the pilots become sick. (88 mins.)
“ Induction year: 2010 ” - royalewithcheese2020
 
63.
Return of the Secaucus Seven (1979)
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Seven former college friends, along with a few new friends, gather for a weekend reunion at a summer house in New Hampshire to reminisce about the good old days, when they got arrested on the way to a protest in Washington, DC. (104 mins.)
Director: John Sayles
“ Induction year: 1997 ” - royalewithcheese2020
 
64.
Norma Rae (1979)
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A young single mother and textile worker agrees to help unionize her mill despite the problems and dangers involved. (114 mins.)
Director: Martin Ritt
“ Induction year: 2011 ” - royalewithcheese2020
 
65.
The Muppet Movie (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Kermit and his new found friends trek across America to find success in Hollywood, but a frog-legs merchant is after Kermit. (95 mins.)
Director: James Frawley
“ Induction year: 2009 ” - royalewithcheese2020
 
66.
Manhattan (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The life of a divorced television writer dating a teenage girl is further complicated when he falls in love with his best friend's mistress. (96 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
“ Induction year: 2001 ” - royalewithcheese2020
 
67.
The Black Stallion (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
While traveling with his father, young Alec becomes fascinated by a mysterious Arabian stallion who... (118 mins.)
Director: Carroll Ballard
“ Induction year: 2002 ” - royalewithcheese2020
 
68.
Apocalypse Now (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
During the Vietnam War, Captain Willard is sent on a dangerous mission into Cambodia to assassinate a renegade colonel who has set himself up as a god among a local tribe. (153 mins.)
Director: Francis Coppola
“ Induction year: 2000 ” - royalewithcheese2020
 
69.
All That Jazz (1979)
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Director/choreographer Bob Fosse tells his own life story as he details the sordid life of Joe Gideon, a womanizing, drug-using dancer. (123 mins.)
Director: Bob Fosse
“ Induction year: 2001 ” - royalewithcheese2020
 
70.
Alien (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
After a space merchant vessel perceives an unknown transmission as distress call, their landing on the source moon finds one of the crew attacked by a mysterious life-form, and soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun. (117 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
“ Induction year: 2002 ” - royalewithcheese2020
 
71.
Killer of Sheep (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Stan works in drudgery at a slaughterhouse. His personal life is drab. Dissatisfaction and ennui keep... (80 mins.)
Director: Charles Burnett
“ Induction year: 1990 ” - royalewithcheese2020
 
72.
Animal House (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
At a 1962 college, Dean Vernon Wormer is determined to expel the entire Delta Tau Chi Fraternity, but those trouble-makers have other plans for him. (109 mins.)
Director: John Landis
“ Induction year: 2001 ” - royalewithcheese2020
 
73.
Halloween (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Fifteen years after murdering his sister on Halloween night 1963, Michael Myers escapes from a mental hospital and returns to the small town of Haddonfield to kill again. (91 mins.)
Director: John Carpenter
“ Induction year: 2006 ” - royalewithcheese2020
 
74.
The Deer Hunter (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
An in-depth examination of the ways in which the U.S. Vietnam War impacts and disrupts the lives of people in a small industrial town in Pennsylvania. (183 mins.)
Director: Michael Cimino
“ Induction year: 1996 ” - royalewithcheese2020
 
75.
Days of Heaven (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A hot-tempered farm laborer convinces the woman he loves to marry their rich but dying boss so that they can have a claim to his fortune. (94 mins.)
Director: Terrence Malick
“ Induction year: 2007 ” - royalewithcheese2020
 
76.
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi Knight, a cocky pilot, a wookiee and two droids to save the galaxy from the Empire's world-destroying battle-station, while also attempting to rescue Princess Leia from the evil Darth Vader. (121 mins.)
Director: George Lucas
“ Induction year: 1989 ” - royalewithcheese2020
 
77.
Powers of Ten (1977 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A scientific film essay, narrated by Phil Morrison. A set of pictures of two picnickers in a park, with... (9 mins.)
“ Induction year: 1998 ” - royalewithcheese2020
 
78.
Saturday Night Fever (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A Brooklyn teenager feels his only chance to succeed is as the king of the disco floor. His carefree youth and weekend dancing help him to forget the reality of his bleak life. (118 mins.)
Director: John Badham
“ Induction year: 2010 ” - royalewithcheese2020
 
79.
I, an Actress (1977 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Student Barbara Lapsley had wanted a short film to launch her acting career, and the class at the San Francisco Art Institute obliged by staging a classic Hollywood screen test. (10 mins.)
Director: George Kuchar
“ Induction year: 2007 ” - royalewithcheese2020
 
80.
Eraserhead (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Henry Spencer tries to survive his industrial environment, his angry girlfriend, and the unbearable screams of his newly born mutant child. (89 mins.)
Director: David Lynch
“ Induction year: 2004 ” - royalewithcheese2020
 
81.
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
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After an encounter with U.F.O.s, a line worker feels undeniably drawn to an isolated area in the wilderness where something spectacular is about to happen. (137 mins.)
“ Induction year: 2007 ” - royalewithcheese2020
 
82.
Annie Hall (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Neurotic New York comedian Alvy Singer falls in love with the ditzy Annie Hall. (93 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
“ Induction year: 1992 ” - royalewithcheese2020
 
83.
To Fly! (1976 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
The premier film for the Theatre of the National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution. A brief summary of the history of flight... (27 mins.)
“ Induction year: 1995 ” - royalewithcheese2020
 
84.
Taxi Driver (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A mentally unstable Vietnam War veteran works as a night-time taxi driver in New York City where the perceived decadence and sleaze feeds his urge for violent action, attempting to save a preadolescent prostitute in the process. (113 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
“ Induction year: 1994 ” - royalewithcheese2020
 
85.
Rocky (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Rocky Balboa, a small-time boxer, gets a supremely rare chance to fight heavy-weight champion Apollo Creed in a bout in which he strives to go the distance for his self-respect. (120 mins.)
“ Induction year: 2006 ” - royalewithcheese2020
 
86.
The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A Missouri farmer joins a Confederate guerrilla unit and winds up on the run from the Union soldiers who murdered his family. (135 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
“ Induction year: 1996 ” - royalewithcheese2020
 
87.
Network (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A television network cynically exploits a deranged former anchor's ravings and revelations about the news media for its own profit. (121 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
“ Induction year: 2000 ” - royalewithcheese2020
 
88.
Harlan County U.S.A. (1976 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A filmed account of a bitterly violent miner strike. (103 mins.)
Director: Barbara Kopple
“ Induction year: 1990 ” - royalewithcheese2020
 
89.
Chulas Fronteras (1976 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
"Chulas Fronteras" is a documentary about the music of the Mexican community on both sides of the Texas-Mexico border... (58 mins.)
Director: Les Blank
“ Induction year: 1993 ” - royalewithcheese2020
 
90.
All the President's Men (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
"The Washington Post" reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein uncover the details of the Watergate scandal that leads to President Richard Nixon's resignation. (138 mins.)
Director: Alan J. Pakula
“ Induction year: 2010 ” - royalewithcheese2020
 
91.
Quasi at the Quackadero (1976 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
A short film which follows two ducks and a robot who spend their day at an amusement park. (10 mins.)
“ Induction year: 2009 ” - royalewithcheese2020
 
92.
Grey Gardens (1975 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
An old mother and her middle-aged daughter, the aunt and cousin of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, live their eccentric lives in a filthy, decaying mansion in East Hampton. (94 mins.)
“ Induction year: 2010 ” - royalewithcheese2020
 
93.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A newly engaged couple have a breakdown in an isolated area and must pay a call to the bizarre residence of Dr. Frank-N-Furter. (100 mins.)
Director: Jim Sharman
“ Induction year: 2005 ” - royalewithcheese2020
 
94.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
A criminal pleads insanity after getting into trouble again and once in the mental institution rebels against the oppressive nurse and rallies up the scared patients. (133 mins.)
Director: Milos Forman
“ Induction year: 1993 ” - royalewithcheese2020
 
95.
Nashville (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Over the course of a few hectic days, numerous interrelated people prepare for a political convention as secrets and lies are surfaced and revealed. (160 mins.)
Director: Robert Altman
“ Induction year: 1992 ” - royalewithcheese2020
 
96.
Jaws (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A giant great white shark arrives on the shores of a New England beach resort and wreaks havoc with bloody attacks on swimmers, until a local sheriff teams up with a marine biologist and an old seafarer to hunt the monster down. (124 mins.)
“ Induction year: 2001 ” - royalewithcheese2020
 
97.
Hester Street (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
It's 1896. Yankel Bogovnik, a Russian Jew, emigrated to the United States three years earlier and has settled where many of his background have... (89 mins.)
“ Induction year: 2011 ” - royalewithcheese2020
 
98.
Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A man robs a bank to pay for his lover's operation; it turns into a hostage situation and a media circus. (125 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
“ Induction year: 2009 ” - royalewithcheese2020
 
99.
The Buffalo Creek Flood: An Act of Man (1975 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
A look at the Buffalo Creek disaster, which occurred when a coal-waste dam collapsed. Includes interviews with survivors, mining officials, and union representatives, along with footage of the flood itself. (40 mins.)
Director: Mimi Pickering
“ Induction year: 2005 ” - royalewithcheese2020
 
100.
Think of Me First as a Person (1975 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
(11 mins.)
Director: George Ingmire
“ Induction year: 2006 ” - royalewithcheese2020