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25 Movies Added to National Film Registry

'Thelma & Louise' and 'Lion King' are among them
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 14, 2016 11:32 AM CST

(Newser) – The Library of Congress has added 25 more titles to the National Film Registry, with familiar ones such as the Lion King, the Princess Bride, and Thelma & Louise making the cut. The additions now bring the total number of films in the registry to 700, reports Time. To qualify, a movie must be at least a decade old and deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically important." Here they are:

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  • The Atomic Cafe (1982)
  • Ball of Fire (1941)
  • The Beau Brummels (1928)
  • The Birds (1963)
  • Blackboard Jungle (1955)
  • The Breakfast Club (1985)
  • The Decline of Western Civilization (1981)
  • East of Eden (1955)
  • Funny Girl (1968)
  • Life of an American Fireman (1903)
  • The Lion King (1994)
  • Lost Horizon (1937)
  • Musketeers of Pig Alley (1912)
  • Paris Is Burning (1990)
  • Point Blank (1967)
  • The Princess Bride (1987)
  • Putney Swope (1969)
  • Rushmore (1998)
  • Solomon Sir Jones films (1924-28)
  • Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928)
  • Suzanne, Suzanne (1982)
  • Thelma & Louise (1991)
  • 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1916)
  • A Walk in the Sun (1945)
  • Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
Here is the complete list of all the films in the registry. (Read more movies stories.)

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