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"Dirty Harry" Among Movies Added to National Film Registry

Comstock/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) -- The Library of Congress just made Clint Eastwood’s day.  The Hollywood Reporter says Eastwood’s 1971 film Dirty Harry is one of 25 motion pictures to be included this year in the National Film Registry. 

Other films making the cut include the 1961 classic Breakfast at Tiffany’s, the James Stewart 1959 thriller Anatomy of a Murder, Penny Marshall’s A League of Their Own from 1992, and the 1999 epic The Matrix.

This year’s list also includes several documentaries.

According to the National Film Preservation Act, films named to the Registry must be “culturally, historically or aesthetically” significant.

James Billington, the Librarian of Congress, tells The Hollywood Reporter that films chosen for the National Film Registry are not selected as the best American films of all-time, but rather “as works of enduring importance to American culture.”

“They reflect who we are as a people and as a nation,” Billington said.

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Library of Congress' National Film Registry Welcomes 25 New Additions

Comstock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Disney's Bambi, the 1991 Anthony Hopkins thriller The Silence of the Lambs and the 1994 Tom Hanks movie Forrest Gump are among 25 films that have been added to the Library of Congress' National Film Registry for preservation.

Every year, the Library of Congress selects 25 movies that it considers "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant" for preservation.

Also making the cut this year: the 1921 Charlie Chaplin film The Kid, 1953's The War of the Worlds, 1959's Porgy and Bess and 1988's Stand and Deliver.

Here are all 25 movies that made the registry, in alphabetical order, with the year of their release:

-- Allures, 1961
-- Bambi, 1942
-- The Big Heat, 1953
-- A Computer Animated Hand, 1972
-- Crisis: Behind a Presidential Commitment, 1963
-- A Cure for Pokeritis, 1912
-- El Mariachi, 1992
-- Faces, 1968
-- Fake Fruit Factory, 1986
-- Forrest Gump, 1994
-- Growing Up Female, 1971
-- Hester Street, 1975
-- I, An Actress, 1977
-- The Iron Horse, 1924
-- The Kid, 1921
-- The Lost Weekend, 1945
-- The Negro Soldier, 1944
-- Nicholas Brothers Family Home Movies, 1930s-40s
-- Norma Rae, 1979
-- Porgy and Bess, 1959
-- The Silence of the Lambs, 1991
-- Stand and Deliver, 1988
-- Twentieth Century, 1934
-- The War of the Worlds, 1953

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