The Library of Congress announced earlier this morning its annual selection of 25 motion pictures to be named to the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress. These films have been identified as “motion pictures that deserve to be preserved because of their cultural, historic or aesthetic importance.”
“Selecting a film for the National Film Registry recognizes its importance to cinema and America’s cultural and artistic history,” said Acting Librarian of Congress David Mao. “The registry is an invaluable way to advance public awareness of the richness, creativity and variety of our nation’s film heritage.”
This year’s class is an eclectic group of some of the most beloved films of all time, from the classic 1984 comedy “Ghostbusters” to the legendary Tom Cruise blockbuster “Top Gun.” Also included is more dramatic fare such as “The Shawshank Redemption,” Hal Ashby’s masterpiece “Being There,” the Oscar-winning noir throwback “L.A. Confidential” and John Frankenheimer’s terrifying science-fiction horror “Seconds.” Overall, this year’s selections bring the number of films in the registry to 675. Below are all 25 films selected for the 2015 National Film Registry.