The Horse’s Head: Class of 2019


And here comes the next 25!

The Library of Congress announced today the 25 films selected this year for the National Film Registry. They are listed chronologically below:

  • Emigrants Landing at Ellis Island (1903)
  • Body and Soul (1925)
  • Employees Entrance (1933)
  • Becky Sharp (1935)
  • George Washington Carver at Tuskegee Institute (1937)
  • Gaslight (1944)
  • The Phenix City Story (1955)
  • Old Yeller (1957)
  • Sleeping Beauty (1959)
  • My Name Is Oona (1969)
  • I Am Somebody (1970)
  • A New Leaf (1971)
  • Girlfriends (1978)
  • The Last Waltz (1978)
  • Coal Miner’s Daughter (1980)
  • Zoot Suit (1981)
  • Amadeus (1984)
  • Before Stonewall (1984)
  • Purple Rain (1984)
  • Platoon (1986)
  • She’s Gotta Have It (1986)
  • Clerks (1994)
  • Boys Don’t Cry (1999)
  • Real Women Have Curves (2002)
  • The Fog of War (2003)

Devoted readers may notice that something is missing from this list, and that something is ANY of the 50 movies I submitted this year. In fact, only one movie on this list has ever been one of my 50 submissions: “Gaslight” (which I nominated in 2018). As always, the class of 2019 is an excellent mix of classics I look forward to finally watching, favorites I’m delighted to be able to re-watch, and movies I have never even heard of, but will enjoy figuring out what makes them so special. The first post from one of these movies will make its Horse’s Head debut shortly after the New Year. Until then, Happy Viewing.

…Oh for the love of — who put Kevin Smith on the list?

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