NFR Films by Year

Here’s the full list of 775 films on the National Film Registry, arranged for the more chronologically inclined. As always, you can nominate films for future induction, and be sure to take a look at this list of eligible films.

1891

Newark Athlete

1893

Blacksmith Scene

1894

The Dickson Experimental Sound Film

Edison Kinetoscopic Record of a Sneeze

1896

The Kiss

Rip Van Winkle

1897

The Corbett-Fitzsimmons Fight

1898

Something Good – Negro Kiss

1901

President McKinley Inauguration Footage

Star Theatre

1903

Emigrants Landing at Ellis Island

The Great Train Robbery

Life of an American Fireman

1904

Westinghouse Works 1904

1905

Interior New York Subway, 14th Street to 42nd Street

1906

Dream of a Rarebit Fiend

San Francisco Earthquake & Fire, April 18th 1906

A Trip Down Market Street

1908

Dixon-Wanamaker Expedition to Crow Agency

1909

A Corner in Wheat

Lady Helen’s Escapade

Princess Nicotine

1910

The Johnson-Jeffries Fight

White Fawn’s Devotion

1911

Little Nemo

1912

The Cry of the Children

A Cure for Pokeritis

From the Manger to the Cross

The Land Beyond the Sunset

The Musketeers of Pig Alley

1913

The Evidence of the Film

Lime Kiln Field Day

Matrimony’s Speed Limit

Preservation of the Sign Language

Traffic in Souls

1914

The Bargain

The Exploits of Elaine

Gertie the Dinosaur

In the Land of the Head Hunters

Mabel’s Blunder

The Perils of Pauline

Tess of the Storm Country

Uncle Tom’s Cabin

The Wishing Ring: An Idyll of Old England

1915

The Birth of a Nation

The Cheat

Fatty’s Tintype Tangle

A Fool There Was

The Italian

Regeneration

1916

Civilization

The Curse of Quon Gwon

Hell’s Hinges

Intolerance

Shoes

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

Where Are My Children?

1917

The Girl Without a Soul

The Immigrant

The Poor Little Rich Girl

Unmasked

Wild and Woolly

1918

The Blue Bird

The Sinking of the Lusitania

1919

Broken Blossoms

The Dragon Painter

A Virtuous Vamp

1920s-1930s

Fuentes Family Home Movies Collection

1920

The Daughter of Dawn

Heroes All

Humoresque

The Last of the Mohicans

The Making of an American

The Mark of Zorro

One Week

Within Our Gates

1921

The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse

The Kid

Manhatta

Miss Lulu Bett

Tol’able David

1922

Cops

Foolish Wives

Kodachrome Color Motion-Picture Test

Nanook of the North

Sky High

1923

The Chechahcos

Safety Last!

Salome

1924

Greed

HE Who Gets Slapped

The Iron Horse

The Navigator

Peter Pan

Sherlock Jr.

Solomon Sir Jones Films

The Thief of Bagdad

1925

Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ

The Big Parade

Body and Soul

Clash of the Wolves

The Freshman

The Gold Rush [Second Screening of 1942 version]

Grass

Lady Windermere’s Fan

The Lost World

The Phantom of the Opera

Theodore Case Sound Test: Gus Visser and his Singing Duck

1926

The Black Pirate

Ella Cinders

Flesh and the Devil

The General

Hands Up!

Mighty Like a Moose

The Son of the Sheik

So’s Your Old Man

The Strong Man

1927

7th Heaven

It

The Jazz Singer

The Life and Death of 9413: A Hollywood Extra

Stark Love

Sunrise

Wings

1928

The Beau Brummels

The Cameraman

The Crowd

The Docks of New York

The Fall of the House of Usher

Jenkins Orphanage Band

The Last Command

Lonesome

Pass the Gravy

The Power of the Press

The Sex Life of the Polyp

Show People

Steamboat Bill Jr.

Steamboat Willie

There It Is

The Wedding March

The Wind

1929

Applause

Big Business

Black and Tan

H2O

Hallelujah!

Lambchops

St. Louis Blues

1930s-1940s

The Augustas

The Kidnappers Foil

Martha Graham Dance Films

Nicholas Brothers Family Home Movies

1930

All Quiet on the Western Front

The Big Trail

From Stump to Ship

King of Jazz

Morocco

Pups Is Pups

The Revenge of Pancho Villa

1931

A Bronx Morning

City Lights

Dracula

Drácula

The Forgotten Frontier

Frankenstein

The Front Page

Little Caesar

The Public Enemy

Tabu: A Story of the South Seas

1932

Freaks

Grand Hotel

I Am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang

Love Me Tonight

The Music Box

Red Dust

Scarface

A Study in Reds

Trouble in Paradise

1933

42nd Street

Baby Face

Duck Soup

The Emperor Jones

Employees Entrance

Footlight Parade

Gold Diggers of 1933

The Invisible Man

King Kong

The Power and the Glory

She Done Him Wrong

Snow-White

Sons of the Desert

State Fair

The Three Little Pigs

Wild Boys of the Road

1934

Imitation of Life

It Happened One Night

It’s a Gift

Little Miss Marker

Our Daily Bread

Punch Drunks

Tarzan and His Mate

The Thin Man

Twentieth Century

1935

Becky Sharp

The Bride of Frankenstein

The Informer

Naughty Marietta

A Night at the Opera

Ruggles of Red Gap

Top Hat

1936

Dodsworth

Flash Gordon

Fury

Master Hands

Modern Times

My Man Godfrey

The Plow That Broke the Plains

Popeye the Sailor Meets Sindbad the Sailor

Rose Hobart

Show Boat

Swing Time

1937

The Awful Truth

Daughter of Shanghai

George Washington Carver at Tuskegee Institute

Hindenburg Disaster Newsreel Footage

The Life of Emile Zola

Lost Horizon

Make Way for Tomorrow

The Old Mill

The Prisoner of Zenda

Republic Steel Strike Riot Newsreel Footage

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs [Legacy]

1938

The Adventures of Robin Hood

Bringing Up Baby

Jezebel

Love Finds Andy Hardy

The March of Time: Inside Nazi Germany

Our Day

Porky in Wackyland

The River

Under Western Stars

With the Abraham Lincoln Brigade in Spain

1939

The City

Cologne: From the Diary of Ray and Esther

Destry Rides Again

Early Abstractions

Gone With the Wind [Part 2] [Part 3]

Gunga Din

Marian Anderson: The Lincoln Memorial Concert

The Middleton Family at the New York World’s Fair

Midnight

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

Ninotchka

Only Angels Have Wings

Stagecoach

Tevya

Verbena Tragica

The Wizard of Oz

The Women

Wuthering Heights

Young Mr. Lincoln

1940

The Bank Dick

Commandment Keeper Church

Dance, Girl, Dance

Down Argentine Way

Fantasia

The Grapes of Wrath

The Great Dictator

His Girl Friday

Knute Rockne, All American

The Mark of Zorro

Melody Ranch

Men and Dust

The Philadelphia Story

Pinocchio

Rebecca

The Shop Around the Corner

Siege

Tacoma Narrows Bridge Collapse

Tarantella

1941

Ball of Fire

The Blood of Jesus

Citizen Kane

Dumbo

How Green Was My Valley

Kannapolis, N.C.

The Lady Eve

The Maltese Falcon

Sergeant York

Sullivan’s Travels

1942

Bambi

Casablanca [Legacy]

Cat People

Jam Session

The Magnificent Ambersons

Mrs. Miniver

Now, Voyager

Road to Morocco

To Be or Not To Be

Tulips Shall Grow

Woman of the Year

Yankee Doodle Dandy

1943

The Gang’s All Here

George Stevens WWII Footage

Lassie Come Home

Meshes of the Afternoon

The Ox-Bow Incident

Shadow of a Doubt

Stormy Weather

Why We Fight

1944

Double Indemnity

Gaslight

Going My Way

Hail the Conquering Hero

Jammin’ the Blues

Laura

Meet Me in St. Louis

Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying Fortress

The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek

The Negro Soldier

1945

The Battle of San Pietro

Detour

The House I Live In

Leave Her to Heaven

The Lost Weekend

Mildred Pierce

Mom and Dad

National Velvet

The Story of G.I. Joe

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Topaz

V-E + 1

A Walk in the Sun

1946

The Best Years of Our Lives

The Big Sleep

Gilda

It’s a Wonderful Life

John Henry and the Inky-Poo

The Killers

Let There Be Light

My Darling Clementine

Notorious

The Story of Menstruation

1947

Gentleman’s Agreement

The Lady from Shanghai

Miracle on 34th Street

Motion Painting No. 1

Out of the Past

La Perla [The Pearl]

The Way of Peace

1948

Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein

Force of Evil

In the Street

Letter from an Unknown Woman

Louisiana Story

The Naked City

Red River

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

1949

Adam’s Rib

All the King’s Men

The Heiress

The Lead Shoes

On the Town

Twelve O’Clock High

White Heat

1950

All About Eve

The Asphalt Jungle

Born Yesterday

Cinderella

D.O.A.

Gerald McBoing-Boing

Gun Crazy

In a Lonely Place

Sunset Boulevard

Winchester ’73

1951

Ace in the Hole

The African Queen

An American in Paris

The Day the Earth Stood Still

Notes on the Port of St. Francis

A Place in the Sun

A Streetcar Named Desire

The Thing From Another World

1952

The Bad and the Beautiful

Duck and Cover

High Noon

Magical Maestro

The Quiet Man

Singin’ in the Rain

This Is Cinerama

Trance and Dance in Bali

1953

All My Babies

The Band Wagon

The Big Heat

Duck Amuck

Eaux d’Artifice

From Here to Eternity

The Hitch-Hiker

House of Wax

Let’s All Go to the Lobby

Little Fugitive

The Living Desert

The Naked Spur

Pickup on South Street

Roman Holiday

Shane

The Tell-Tale Heart

The War of the Worlds

1954

Carmen Jones

The House in the Middle

Johnny Guitar

On the Waterfront

Rear Window

Sabrina

Salt of the Earth

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

A Star is Born

A Time Out of War

1955

All That Heaven Allows

Bad Day at Black Rock

Blackboard Jungle

East of Eden

Kiss Me Deadly

Marty

The Night of the Hunter

Oklahoma!

One Froggy Evening

The Phenix City Story

Rebel Without a Cause

1956

The Court Jester

Disneyland Dream

Forbidden Planet

Giant

Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Modesta

On the Bowery

The Searchers

The Ten Commandments

1957

12 Angry Men

3:10 to Yuma

The Bridge on the River Kwai

A Face in the Crowd

Glimpse of the Garden

The Hunters

The Incredible Shrinking Man

Jailhouse Rock

Old Yeller

Paths of Glory

Sweet Smell of Success

The Tall T

What’s Opera, Doc?

Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?

1958

The 7th Voyage of Sinbad

Gigi

A MOVIE

Touch of Evil

Vertigo

1959

Anatomy of a Murder

Ben-Hur

The Cry of Jazz

Imitation of Life

North by Northwest

Pillow Talk

Porgy and Bess

Pull My Daisy

Rio Bravo

Shadows

Sleeping Beauty

Some Like It Hot

1960

The Apartment

House of Usher

Jazz on a Summer’s Day

The Magnificent Seven

Primary

Psycho [Legacy]

Spartacus

Wild River

1961

Allures

Breakfast at Tiffany’s

The Exiles

Flower Drum Song

The Hustler

Judgment at Nuremberg

One-Eyed Jacks

A Raisin in the Sun

West Side Story

1962

Days of Wine and Roses

The Hole

How the West Was Won

Lawrence of Arabia

The Manchurian Candidate

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

The Music Man

Ride the High Country

To Kill a Mockingbird

1963

America America

The Birds

The Cool World

Crisis: Behind a Presidential Commitment

Dead Birds

Hud

The Pink Panther

Shock Corridor

The Nutty Professor

Zapruder Film

1964

Dog Star Man

Dr. Strangelove

Empire

The March

Mary Poppins

My Fair Lady

Nothing But a Man

Parable

The Pawnbroker

Point of Order

The T.A.M.I. Show

1965

Felicia

The Sound of Music [Part 2]

1966

Castro Street

Cicero March

The Endless Summer

Seconds

They Call It Pro Football

Through Navajo Eyes

A Time for Burning

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

1967

Bonnie and Clyde

Cool Hand Luke

David Holzman’s Diary

Dont Look Back

Electronic Labyrinth: THX 1138 4EB

The Graduate

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner

In Cold Blood

In the Heat of the Night

The Jungle

Point Blank

Portrait of Jason

The Producers

1968

2001: A Space Odyssey [Legacy]

Bullitt

Faces

Funny Girl

High School

The Inner World of Aphasia

Monterey Pop

Night of the Living Dead

OffOn

Once Upon a Time in the West

Planet of the Apes

Rosemary’s Baby

Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One

Why Man Creates

1969

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

Czechoslovakia 1968

Easy Rider

I Am Joaquin

The Learning Tree

Medium Cool

Midnight Cowboy

My Name Is Oona

Putney Swope

Salesman

Tom, Tom, the Piper’s Son

The Wild Bunch

1970

Five Easy Pieces

Hospital

I Am Somebody

King: A Filmed Record…Montgomery to Memphis

Little Big Man

MASH

Multiple Sidosis

Patton

Serene Velocity

Wanda

Woodstock

1971

Brandy in the Wilderness

Dirty Harry

The French Connection

Growing Up Female

Harold and Maude

The Hospital

The Last Picture Show

McCabe & Mrs. Miller

A New Leaf

(nostalgia)

Reminiscences of a Journey to Lithuania

Shaft

Two-Lane Blacktop

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

1972

Cabaret

A Computer Animated Hand

Deliverance

Film Portrait

The Godfather [Part 2]

Hot Dogs for Gauguin

Lives of Performers

Our Lady of the Sphere

Peege

1973

American Graffiti

Badlands

Enter the Dragon

The Exorcist

Frank Film

Mean Streets

…No Lies

The Spook Who Sat by the Door

The Sting

1974

Antonia: A Portrait of the Woman

Blazing Saddles

Chinatown

The Conversation

Fuji

The Godfather Part II

Hearts and Minds

A Woman Under the Influence

Young Frankenstein

1975

The Buffalo Creek Flood: An Act of Man

Dog Day Afternoon

Eadweard Muybridge, Zoopraxographer

Grey Gardens

Hester Street

Jaws

Nashville

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

Quasi at the Quackadero

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Think of Me First as a Person

1976

All the President’s Men

Chulas Fronteras

Harlan County, USA

Network

The Outlaw Josey Wales

Please Don’t Bury Me Alive!

Rocky

Taxi Driver

Time and Dreams

To Fly!

1977

Annie Hall

Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Drums of Winter

Eraserhead

I, An Actress

Powers of Ten

Saturday Night Fever

Star Wars

1978

Days of Heaven

The Deer Hunter

Girlfriends

Halloween

Killer of Sheep

The Last Waltz

National Lampoon’s Animal House

Superman

1979

Alien

All That Jazz

Apocalypse Now

Being There

The Black Stallion

Boulevard Nights

Free Radicals

Manhattan

The Muppet Movie

Norma Rae

1980

Airplane!

Atlantic City

Coal Miner’s Daughter

The Empire Strikes Back

Garlic Is as Good as Ten Mothers

Hours for Jerome

The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter

Moon Breath Beat

Raging Bull

Return of the Secaucus 7

The Shining

1981

The Decline of Western Civilization

Raiders of the Lost Ark

Zoot Suit

1982

The Atomic Café

Blade Runner

Chan Is Missing

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial [Second Screening of Special Edition]

Fast Times at Ridgemont High

Koyaanisqatsi

Suzanne, Suzanne

Tootsie

1983

A Christmas Story

Michael Jackson’s Thriller

The Right Stuff

1984

Amadeus

Before Stonewall

Bless Their Little Hearts

El Norte

Ghostbusters

Hair Piece: A Film for Nappy-Headed People

Purple Rain

Stranger Than Paradise

The Terminator

This is Spinal Tap

The Times of Harvey Milk

1985

Back to the Future

The Breakfast Club

The Goonies

1986

Fake Fruit Factory

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

Hoosiers

Luxo Jr.

Platoon

Precious Images

Sherman’s March

She’s Gotta Have It

Top Gun

1987

Broadcast News

La Bamba

The Princess Bride

1988

Die Hard

Stand and Deliver

Thelonious Monk: Straight, No Chaser

The Thin Blue Line

Tin Toy

Who Framed Roger Rabbit

1989

Do the Right Thing

Field of Dreams

The Lunch Date

Roger & Me

Samsara: Death and Rebirth in Cambodia

Sex, Lies, and Videotape

Uksuum Cauyai: The Drums of Winter

Water and Power

1990

Dances with Wolves

Goodfellas

Paris is Burning

Sink or Swim

Slacker

To Sleep with Anger

1991

Beauty and the Beast

Boyz n the Hood

Daughters of the Dust

The Silence of the Lambs

Thelma & Louise

1992

El Mariachi

A League of Their Own

Malcolm X

Unforgiven

1993

Groundhog Day

Jurassic Park

Schindler’s List

1994

Clerks

Forrest Gump

Hoop Dreams

The Lion King

Pulp Fiction

The Red Book

The Shawshank Redemption

1995

One Survivor Remembers

Scratch and Crow

Toy Story

1996

Fargo

1997

4 Little Girls

Eve’s Bayou

L.A. Confidential

Study of a River

Titanic

1998

The Big Lebowski

Rushmore

Saving Private Ryan

Smoke Signals

1999

Boys Don’t Cry

The Matrix

2000

Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport

Memento

2002

Decasia

Real Women Have Curves

2003

The Fog of War

2004

13 Lakes

2005

Brokeback Mountain