Film Registry

  • Nominate Nominations for the 2021 Film Registry are now closed. Announcement of the 2021 National Film Registry is expected in December 2021. We are now accepting nominations for the 2022 National Film Registry.
  • Complete National Film Registry Listing Sort films by title, year of release, and year inducted into the Registry by using the up and down arrows at the top of each column.
  • Brief Descriptions and Expanded Essays of National Film Registry Titles Brief descriptions of each Registry title can be found here, and expanded essays are available for select titles. The authors of these essays are experts in film history, and their works appear in books, newspapers, magazines and online. Some of these essays originated in other publications and are reprinted here by permission of the author. Other essays have been written specifically for this website....
  • Index of Film Essays Links to expanded essays on various Registry titles as written by film scholars and critics are available here. Educators, screening programmers, writers and others are encouraged to utilize these essays freely, citing the source accordingly.
  • Some Films Not Yet Named to the Registry Each year, we begin the National Film Registry process anew and start from scratch. So if you voted for a film one year but it was not selected, that vote does not carry over to the next year. Films released in 2011 are now eligible for Registry consideration. To give you a few ideas, below are some fairly well-known films not yet selected to...
  • Personnel Credits Unofficial Credits 1989 - 2020 Sort titles by title, craft, and personal name by using the up and down arrows at the top of each column.
  • Frequently Asked Questions Frequently asked questions about the National Film Registry.