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2011 National Film Registry Inductees

The National Film Registry of The Library of Congress recently announced its list of inductees for 2011. Established in 1989, the films are selected for their enduring importance to United States culture. For a history of the Film Registry you can watch the fascinating documentary These amazing shadows: the movies that made America, which is available in the Library's collection. Included among the list of 2011 entries are:


The big heat

El Mariachi


Forrest Gump

Hester Street

The iron horse

The Kid

The lost weekend

Norma Rae

The silence of the lambs

Stand and deliver

Twentieth century

The war of the worlds