2017 National Film Registryby penchofifteenpolls | created - 31 Dec 2017 | updated - 2 months ago | Public
The Library of Congress has announced 25 new films that will be added to the National Film Registry for their conservation. Which of them do you consider the one with the most historical or aesthetic value?
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1. Field of Dreams (1989)
PG | 107 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy
An Iowa corn farmer, hearing voices, interprets them as a command to build a baseball diamond in his fields; he does, and the 1919 Chicago White Sox come.
Votes: 103,048 | Gross: $64.43M
2. Ace in the Hole (1951)
Not Rated | 111 min | Drama, Film-Noir
A frustrated former big-city journalist now stuck working for an Albuquerque newspaper exploits a story about a man trapped in a cave to rekindle his career, but the situation quickly escalates into an out-of-control circus.
Votes: 27,648 | Gross: $3.97M
4. Dumbo (1941)
G | 64 min | Animation, Drama, Family
Ridiculed because of his enormous ears, a young circus elephant is assisted by a mouse to achieve his full potential.
Votes: 113,230 | Gross: $1.60M
5. Die Hard (1988)
R | 132 min | Action, Thriller
An NYPD officer tries to save his wife and several others taken hostage by German terrorists during a Christmas party at the Nakatomi Plaza in Los Angeles.
Votes: 749,327 | Gross: $83.01M
6. Boulevard Nights (1979)
R | 102 min | Crime, Drama
Kid brother Chuco (Danny De La Paz) is a sullen low-rider still caught up in the life. Despite their differences, their family bond is strong. But that bond is violently tested when rivals ... See full summary »
7. 4 Little Girls (1997)
TV-14 | 102 min | Documentary, History
A documentary of the notorious racial terrorist bombing of an African American church during the Civil Rights Movement.
Votes: 2,599 | Gross: $0.13M
8. The Goonies (1985)
PG | 114 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
A group of young misfits called The Goonies discover an ancient map and set out on a quest to find a legendary pirate's long-lost treasure.
Votes: 227,785 | Gross: $61.50M
9. New York Subway (1905)
Unrated | 6 min | Short, Documentary
Starting at Union Square, we are taken for an underground excursion, following the path of a subway train as it makes its way through New York City subway tunnels on its journey to the old ... See full summary »
Director: G.W. Bitzer
10. Gentleman's Agreement (1947)
Not Rated | 118 min | Drama, Romance
A reporter pretends to be Jewish in order to cover a story on anti-Semitism, and personally discovers the true depths of bigotry and hatred.
11. Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967)
Not Rated | 108 min | Comedy, Drama
A couple's attitudes are challenged when their daughter introduces them to her African-American fiancé.
Votes: 36,537 | Gross: $56.70M
13. La Bamba (1987)
PG-13 | 108 min | Biography, Drama, Music
Votes: 26,515 | Gross: $54.22M
14. Lives of Performers (1972)
90 min | Drama
A stark and revealing examination of romantic alliances, "Lives of Performers" examines the dilemma of a man who can't choose between two women and makes them both suffer. Originally part of a dance performance choreographed by Rainer.
16. With the Abraham Lincoln Brigade in Spain (1938)
18 min | Documentary, Short
This advocacy documentary about the Lincoln Brigade was shot during the Spanish Civil War to raise funds for bringing wounded American volunteers home. Some 2,800 Americans enlisted in the ... See full summary »
17. Only Angels Have Wings (1939)
Passed | 121 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
At a remote South American trading port, the manager of an air freight company is forced to risk his pilots' lives in order to win an important contract.
18. Riding a Tricycle (1928)
1 min | Documentary, Short
This 1920s home movie, shot by longtime Corpus Christi resident Antonio Rodríguez Fuentes, may well represent some of the earliest produced by a Mexican-American filmmaker about the ... See full summary »
The Fuentes Family Home Movies Collection
19. Thelonious Monk: Straight, No Chaser (1988)
PG-13 | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
A documentary film about the life of pianist and jazz great Thelonious Sphere Monk. Features live performances by Monk and his band, and interviews with friends and family about the offbeat genius.
Votes: 951 | Gross: $0.52M
25. Superman (1978)
PG | 143 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
An alien orphan is sent from his dying planet to Earth, where he grows up to become his adoptive home's first and greatest superhero.
Votes: 152,604 | Gross: $134.22M