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
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)

(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.

View 2 more images
More From Newser
My Take on This Story
To report an error on this story,
notify our editors.
National Film Registry Adds 25 Films is...
Show results without voting
You Might Like
Showing 2 of 6 comments
Dec 19, 2012 10:25 PM CST
"There's no crying in baseball."
Dec 19, 2012 7:40 PM CST
Breakfast at Tiffany's is just a long advertisement for cigarettes.