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Since 1989, the Library of Congress has chosen the most significant movies in American cinema to preserve. These top influential films all played a big role in shaping American thought and culture today. The films are alphabetically listed and are important movies to preserve. There are so many great American films out their but these culturally and historically significant movies are the ones Librarian of Congress specifically has selected to keep in their records forever.

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Abbott and Costello Meet Frank... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Films in The National Film Registry
Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein Vincent Price, Bela Lugosi, Lou Costello

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Airplane! is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Films in The National Film Registry
Airplane! Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Leslie Nielsen, Ethel Merman

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All the President's Men is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Films in The National Film Registry
All the President's Men Richard Nixon, Dustin Hoffman, Robert Redford

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Cry of Jazz is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Films in The National Film Registry
Cry of Jazz Leroy Inman, George Waller, Andrew Duncan

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Electronic Labyrinth: THX 1138... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Films in The National Film Registry
Electronic Labyrinth: THX 1138 4EB Mark O'Donnell, Dan Natchsheim

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Star Wars Episode V: The Empir... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Films in The National Film Registry
Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill

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The Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Films in The National Film Registry
The Exorcist Max von Sydow, Ellen Burstyn, Linda Blair

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The Front Page is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Films in The National Film Registry
The Front Page Adolphe Menjou, Mary Brian, Edward Everett Horton

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It's a Gift is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Films in The National Film Registry
It's a Gift W. C. Fields, Jean Rouverol, Kathleen Howard

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Let There Be Light is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Films in The National Film Registry

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Lonesome is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Films in The National Film Registry
Lonesome Andy Devine, Barbara Kent, Edgar Dearing

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Make Way for Tomorrow is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Films in The National Film Registry
Make Way for Tomorrow Thomas Mitchell, Fay Bainter, Beulah Bondi

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Malcolm X is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Films in The National Film Registry
Malcolm X Denzel Washington, Al Sharpton, Nelson Mandela

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McCabe and Mrs. Miller is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Films in The National Film Registry

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Newark Athlete is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Films in The National Film Registry

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Our Lady of the Sphere is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Films in The National Film Registry

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The Pink Panther is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Films in The National Film Registry
The Pink Panther Peter Sellers, Claudia Cardinale, David Niven

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Preservation of the Sign Langu... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Films in The National Film Registry

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Saturday Night Fever is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Films in The National Film Registry
Saturday Night Fever John Travolta, Fran Drescher, Denny Dillon

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Study of a River is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Films in The National Film Registry

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Tarantella is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Films in The National Film Registry

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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Films in The National Film Registry
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn Joan Blondell, Dorothy McGuire, James Dunn

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A Trip Down Market Street is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Films in The National Film Registry

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Adam's Rib is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Films in The National Film Registry
Adam's Rib Katharine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy, Judy Holliday

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The Adventures of Robin Hood is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Films in The National Film Registry
The Adventures of Robin Hood Olivia de Havilland, Errol Flynn, Claude Rains

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The African Queen is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Films in The National Film Registry
The African Queen Katharine Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart, Robert Morley

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Alien is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Films in The National Film Registry
Alien Sigourney Weaver, John Hurt, Ian Holm

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All About Eve is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Films in The National Film Registry
All About Eve Marilyn Monroe, Bette Davis, Anne Baxter

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All My Babies is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Films in The National Film Registry

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All Quiet on the Western Front is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Films in The National Film Registry
All Quiet on the Western Front Fred Zinnemann, Lew Ayres, ZaSu Pitts

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All That Heaven Allows is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Films in The National Film Registry
All That Heaven Allows Rock Hudson, Jane Wyman, Agnes Moorehead

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All That Jazz is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Films in The National Film Registry
All That Jazz Jessica Lange, John Lithgow, Roy Scheider

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All the King's Men is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Films in The National Film Registry
All the King's Men Broderick Crawford, John Ireland, John Derek

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America America is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Films in The National Film Registry
America America Lou Antonio, John Marley, Frank Wolff

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American Graffiti is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Films in The National Film Registry
American Graffiti Harrison Ford, Ron Howard, Suzanne Somers

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An American in Paris is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Films in The National Film Registry
An American in Paris Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron, Nina Foch

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Annie Hall is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Films in The National Film Registry
Annie Hall Woody Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Christopher Walken

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Antonia: A Portrait of the Wom... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Films in The National Film Registry

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The Apartment is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Films in The National Film Registry
The Apartment Shirley MacLaine, Jack Lemmon, Fred MacMurray

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Apocalypse Now is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Films in The National Film Registry
Apocalypse Now Marlon Brando, Harrison Ford, Robert Duvall

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Applause is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Films in The National Film Registry
Applause Helen Morgan, Paul Barrett, Joan Peers

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The Asphalt Jungle is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Films in The National Film Registry
The Asphalt Jungle Marilyn Monroe, Jack Warden, James Whitmore

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Atlantic City is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Films in The National Film Registry
Atlantic City Susan Sarandon, Burt Lancaster, Wallace Shawn

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The Awful Truth is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Films in The National Film Registry
The Awful Truth Cary Grant, Irene Dunne, Ralph Bellamy

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Baby Face is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Films in The National Film Registry
Baby Face John Wayne, Barbara Stanwyck, Margaret Lindsay

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Back to the Future is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Films in The National Film Registry
Back to the Future Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson

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The Bad and the Beautiful is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Films in The National Film Registry
The Bad and the Beautiful Kirk Douglas, Lana Turner, Walter Pidgeon

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Badlands is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Films in The National Film Registry
Badlands Charlie Sheen, Martin Sheen, Sissy Spacek

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The Band Wagon is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Films in The National Film Registry
The Band Wagon Fred Astaire, Julie Newmar, Cyd Charisse

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The Bank Dick is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Films in The National Film Registry
The Bank Dick W. C. Fields, Shemp Howard, Una Merkel