A recognition that is higher than winning an Oscar is for a movie to be chosen to be preserved for future generations by the Library of Congress. According to BleedingCool.com, the library chooses 25 films a year to include in their collection, and this year’s list has been released.

According to the site, the 25 picks for this year are:

“Allure” (1961)
“Bambi” (1942)
“The Big Heat” (1953)
“A Computer Animated Hand” (1972)
“Crisis: Behind A Presidential Commitment” (1963)
“The Cry of the Children” (1912)
“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)
“War of the Worlds” (1953)

You can read more analysis about the list here at BleedingCool. You can also click here to nominate your favorite films for the 2012 list.

What do you think about this year’s list? Which of the films are you happy to see on the list? Also, what films would you like to see preserved for posterity? (I would like to see the “Toy Story” films, “The Lion King” and the original “Planet of the Apes” preserved, if they aren’t already.) Give us your opinions in the comments section below.


By Monique Jones

Monique Jones blogs about race and culture in entertainment, particularly movies and television. You can read her articles at Racialicious, and her new site, COLOR . You can also listen to her new podcast, What would Monique Say.

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