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‘Ghostbusters,’ ‘L.A. Confidential,’ ‘Shawshank Redemption,’ ‘Top Gun’ & More Enter The National Film Registry

'Ghostbusters,' 'L.A. Confidential,' 'Shawshank Redemption,' 'Top Gun' & More Enter The National Film Registry

Each year, the National Film Registry decides which of the thousands upon thousands upon thousands of movies over the country’s cinematic history deserve to preserved for all time. It’s a careful selection that reflects pop culture impact and historical importance, and this year, they’ve hit both markers hard.

In the category of popular entertainment, “Ghostbusters,” “L.A. Confidential,” “Shawshank Redemption,” and “Top Gun” have been selected, while “Edison Kinetoscopic Record Of A Sneeze” obviously slots into the category of “archival” — it’s also the first copyright motion picture ever, so if you wanna do a blockbuster reboot, you’ll have to deal with the inventor’s ghost. Other flicks of note include the Peter Sellers’ classic “Being There,” Douglas Sirk‘s “Imitation Of Life,” and much more.

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Check out the full list below. [AV Club]  

Being There (1979)
Black And Tan (1929)
Dracula (Spanish-language version) (1931)
Dream Of A Rarebit Fiend (1906)
Eadweard Muybridge, Zoopraxographer (1975)
Edison Kinetoscopic Record Of A Sneeze (1894)
A Fool There Was (1915)
Ghostbusters (1984)
Hail The Conquering Hero (1944)
Humoresque (1920)
Imitation Of Life (1959)
The Inner World Of Aphasia (1968)
John Henry And The Inky-Poo (1946)
L.A. Confidential (1997)
The Mark Of Zorro (1920)
The Old Mill (1937)
Our Daily Bread (1934)
Portrait Of Jason (1967)
Seconds (1966)
Sink Or Swim (1990)
The Story Of Menstruation (1946)
Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One (1968)
Top Gun (1986)
Winchester ’73 (1950)

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