National Film Registry Adds 25 Movies

'Christmas Story,' 'League of Their Own,' 'Matrix' make the cut

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff

Posted Dec 19, 2012 4:29 PM CST

(Newser) – The Library of Congress has added 25 films to its National Film Registry, with some familiar titles in the mix, reports the LA Times:

  • A Christmas Story (1983): Yep, the perennial favorite about the quest for a Red Ryder BB gun.
  • The Matrix (1999): The one that started the sci-fi franchise, with Keanu Reeves and Laurence Fishburne.
  • Dirty Harry (1971): Clint Eastwood introduced Detective Harry Callahan to San Francisco and the nation.
  • Slacker (1991): Richard Linklater's innovative indie flick about a day in the life of Austin, Texas.
  • A League of Their Own (1992): Penny Marshall's movie about a women's baseball league, complete with Madonna.
  • Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961): With Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly.
Click for the full list, which includes an 1897 film about a famed boxing match and the 1984 documentary about San Francisco's Harvey Milk.

This image from Columbia TriStar Home Video shows a scene from A League of Their Own as manager Jimmy Dugan (Tom Hanks) admonishes Evelyn Gardner (Bitty Schram): 'There's no crying in baseball.
This image from Columbia TriStar Home Video shows a scene from "A League of Their Own" as manager Jimmy Dugan (Tom Hanks) admonishes Evelyn Gardner (Bitty Schram): 'There's no crying in baseball."   (AP Photo/Columbia TriStar Home Video)
In this image released by Paramount Pictures, Audrey Hepburn is shown in a scene from Breakfast at Tiffany's.
In this image released by Paramount Pictures, Audrey Hepburn is shown in a scene from "Breakfast at Tiffany's."   (AP Photo/Paramount Pictures)
This image released by Warner Bros. shows Clint Eastwood in a scene from the move Dirty Harry.
This image released by Warner Bros. shows Clint Eastwood in a scene from the move "Dirty Harry."   (AP Photo/Warner Bros.)
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