National Film Registry Picks Empire Strikes Back and 24 other Films for 2010

Movieby Joey Paur

Every year the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress chooses 25 films to be preserved for their position as American cultural touchstones. The film registry picked some pretty awesome movies this year, movies that we all love. A few of these films honored included The Empire Strikes Back, The Exorcist, and the classic comedy Airplane.  The list also includes several films from the 1970's. This program was set up in 1989 and the Film Registry now has 550 films.

Here's the full 2010 list:

Airplane! (1980)

All the President's Men (1976)

The Bargain (1914)

Cry of Jazz (1959)

Electronic Labyrinth: THX 1138 4EB (1967)

The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

The Exorcist (1973)

The Front Page (1931)

Grey Gardens (1976)

I Am Joaquin (1969)

It's a Gift (1934)

Let There Be Light (1946)

Lonesome (1928)

Make Way for Tomorrow (1937)

Malcolm X (1992)

McCabe and Mrs. Miller (1971)

Newark Athlete (1891)

Our Lady of the Sphere (1969)

The Pink Panther (1964)

Preservation of the Sign Language (1913)

Saturday Night Fever (1977)

Study of a River (1996)

Tarantella (1940)

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945)

A Trip Down Market Street (1906)

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