National Film Registry

Established in 1988 as part of the Library of Congress, the National Film Registry preserves culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant films that are a least a decade old. These films, added to the list late last year, are available to borrow from the Lititz Public Library.

Ball of FireBall of Fire (1941)
Tasked with identifying words for a new dictionary, a group of socially inept intellectuals realizes they need to hear how real people talk and enlist the help of a beautiful nightclub singer hiding from the mob.

The Birds (1963)
After meeting an attractive man in San Francisco, a wealthy socialite follows him to a small Northern California town where, unexplainably, all kinds of birds begin to attack people.

Blackboard Jungle (1955)
A new English teacher trying desperately to connect with his students finds resistance from all sides when he starts a job at a violent and undisciplined inner-city school.

The Breakfast ClubBreakfast Club (1985)
Five high school students with nothing in common face Saturday-morning detention together and by the end of the day, realize they are more alike they thought.

East of Eden (1955)
In early 1900s Northern California, a headstrong young man attempts to reconnect with his mother while competing with his brother for the attention of their religious father.

Funny Girl (1968)
Based on a Broadway musical show, comedian Fanny Brice faces personal challenges and rises to fame in the Ziegfield Follies during the early 1900s.

Lion King (1994)
While waiting to grow up and succeed his father as King of the Pride Lands, a lion club gets into trouble as he tests his boundaries.

LOST HORIZON (1937)Lost Horizon (1937)
When their plane is hijacked fleeing war-torn China, passengers are taken to an idyllic valley in the Himalayas where time has stopped.

Point Blank (1967)
Left for dead during a robbery and double-crossed by his friend, a criminal decides to recover the money and exact revenge.

Princess Bride (1987)
A grandfather shares a bedtime story that features a beautiful girl held against her will for marriage to the nasty prince and the hero who overcomes formidable odds to save her.

Rushmore (1998)
A gifted, rebellious teenager finds himself in competition with a wealthy older man for a favorite teacher’s affections.

Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928)
Silent film comedy features Buster Keaton as the pretentious son of a of a bad-tempered riverboat captain who comes to join his father’s crew.

THELMA & LOUISEThelma and Louise (1991)
An abused wife and her friend, a bitter Arkansas waitress, run into trouble when they shoot a rapist and take off across the country.

A Walk in the Sun (1945)
During WWII, a platoon of America soldiers in Italy encounters danger and destruction on their path to destroy a bridge.

January 13, 2017