Dec 14, 2016 02:21 PM EST

‘Lion King’, ‘Princess Bride’, and ‘Thelma and Louise’ Make History

‘Lion King’, ‘Princess Bride’, and ‘Thelma and Louise’ Make History
Twenty-five movies made between 1903 and 1998 are making history by joining the National Film Registry. Movies named this year are from many different genres- blockbusters, documentaries, silent movies, animation, shorts, indies and experimental motion production.   With the inclusion of the most recent 25, brings the total number of films in the Registry to 700. 
 
Only 14% of all silent movies made exist today, as many have been lost to time and space.  The inclusion in the National Film Registry ensures that the movies selected will be around for future generations to understand "our history and culture and serve as a mirror of our collective experiences" says Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden. 

Below, is a full list of movies and years released that join the Registry with the latest inclusion:

The Atomic Café (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)
Paris is Burning (1990)
Point Blank (1967)
The Princess Bride (1987)
Putney Swope (1969)
Rushmore (1998)
Solomon Sire 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)
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