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1989 (1st Year)
National Film Registry

The National Film Preservation Board was founded by the Library of Congress in 1988. Each year the Board selects up to 25 films which are considered to be culturally, historically or aesthetically important. Films must be at least 10 years old to be eligible for the registry. Listed below are the films inducted into the National Film Registry in 1989.

TheOscar Nominated marker symbol appears next to those films which also received an Academy Award nomination (although this is not a requirement for induction). Click on the name of one of those films to display more information about it. You can also click on the  IMDb  link to to open a new browser window showing information about the film from the Internet Movie Database. Or, click on a year in the column on the right to display the National Film Registry inductees for that year.

Oscar Nominated markerThe Best Years of Our Lives (1946)   IMDb
Oscar Nominated markerCasablanca (1942)   IMDb
Oscar Nominated markerCitizen Kane (1941)   IMDb
Oscar Nominated markerThe Crowd (1928)   IMDb
Oscar Nominated markerDr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)   IMDb
The General (1926)   IMDb
Oscar Nominated markerGone with the Wind (1939)   IMDb
Oscar Nominated markerThe Grapes of Wrath (1940)   IMDb
Oscar Nominated markerHigh Noon (1952)   IMDb
Intolerance: Love’s Struggle Throughout the Ages (1916)   IMDb
The Learning Tree (1969)   IMDb
Oscar Nominated markerThe Maltese Falcon (1941)   IMDb
Oscar Nominated markerMr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)   IMDb
Modern Times (1936)   IMDb
Nanook of the North (1922) [documentary]   IMDb
Oscar Nominated markerOn the Waterfront (1954)   IMDb
The Searchers (1956)   IMDb
Oscar Nominated markerSingin’ in the Rain (1952)   IMDb
Oscar Nominated markerSnow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)   IMDb
Oscar Nominated markerSome Like It Hot (1959)   IMDb
Oscar Nominated markerStar Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)   IMDb
Oscar Nominated markerSunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927)   IMDb
Oscar Nominated markerSunset Blvd. (1950)   IMDb
Oscar Nominated markerVertigo (1958)   IMDb
Oscar Nominated markerThe Wizard of Oz (1939)   IMDb