Now Playing: 25 Timeless Flicks
Back to the Future , Bullitt , Days of Heaven ascend to American film-buff heaven
By Zach Samalin,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 1, 2008 9:59 AM CST

(Newser) – The Librarian of Congress showed off his eclectic film taste this week, selecting 25 "culturally, historically or aesthetically" notable movies that will be preserved forever in the National Film Registry. The widely varied picks, which bring the total list to 475, include:

  1. Back to the Future (1985)
  2. Days of Heaven (1978)
  3. Dances with Wolves (1990)
  4. Oklahoma! (1955)
  5. Bullitt (1968)

  1. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
  2. 12 Angry Men (1957)
  3. The Naked City (1948)
  4. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
  5. The Sex Life of the Polyp (1928)
To see a list of all 25 films, click the link below.