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The 25 new films added to the National Film Registry in 2018

This June 8, 2016 photo shows the reading room at the Library of Congress in Washington D.C.'s Capitol Hill neighborhood. 25 new films, including Sherman Alexie’s “Smoke Signals,” were added to the National Film Registry on Wednesday. (Beth J. Harpaz / AP)
This June 8, 2016 photo shows the reading room at the Library of Congress in Washington D.C.'s Capitol Hill neighborhood. 25 new films, including Sherman Alexie’s “Smoke Signals,” were added to the National Film Registry on Wednesday. (Beth J. Harpaz / AP)

Since 1989, the Library of Congress has been adding 25 films a year to the National Film Registry as a way to recognize and preserve movies that have a “cultural, historic and aesthetic importance to the nation’s film heritage.” Carla Hayden, the Librarian of Congress, on Wednesday added the following films to the list, in alphabetical order. Among the notable films are “The Informer,” which marks director John Ford’s 11th appearance on the registry, the most of any director, “One-Eyed Jacks,” Marlon Brando’s first and only directorial work, “Brokeback Mountain,” which changed how gay characters are portrayed in Hollywood, and the landmark music film “Monterey Pop”:

“Bad Day at Black Rock” (1955)

“Broadcast News” (1987)

“Brokeback Mountain” (2005)

“Cinderella” (1950)

“Days of Wine and Roses” (1962)

“Dixon-Wanamaker Expedition to Crow Agency” (1908)

“Eve’s Bayou” (1997)

“The Girl Without a Soul” (1917)

“Hair Piece: A Film for Nappy-Headed People” (1984)

“Hearts and Minds” (1974)

“Hud” (1963)

“The Informer” (1935)

“Jurassic Park” (1993)

“The Lady From Shanghai” (1947)

“Leave Her to Heaven” (1945)

“Monterey Pop” (1968)

“My Fair Lady” (1964)

“The Navigator” (1924)

“On the Town” (1949)

“One-Eyed Jacks” (1961)

“Pickup on South Street” (1953)

“Rebecca” (1940)

“The Shining” (1980)

“Smoke Signals” (1998)

“Something Good – Negro Kiss” (1898)

For details on these films, visit www.loc.gov/item/prn-18-144/

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