The National Film registry is part of the Library Of Congress and preserves the worlds film, tv and sound recordings. Not every movie, song or tv show gets entered into the National Film Registry. The Registry began in 1989 under an act of Congress and includes 575 films. If a film has artistic and cultural significance, it will be considered for the registry. It is not a place to decide what is or isn't the 'best' movie, only to preserve the films.

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    Forrest Gump

    1994 - Tom Hanks, Gary Sinise

    Forrest Gump is a movie that touched the hearts of people all across the United States and the world. It touched on topics that many movies up until that point had made it a point to avoid. It took these sometimes controversial topics and brought attention to them in a humorous and heart touching light. From racism and segregation to free love and the beginning of the AIDS epidemic, Forrest Gump brought these into light in a way that was compelling and entertaining. All in all, it was an amazing feel good movie that is watchable even after seeing it multiple times.

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    Silence Of The Lambs

    1991 - Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins

    This movie was a thriller that showed a connection between a naive FBI recruit and a serial killer who happened to be a genius. This movie captivated audiences all across the world and even spawned multiple sequels, Hannibal and Red Dragon. Silence of the Lambs took you into the mind of a murderer and showed how the FBI and authorities utilize other incarcerated criminals for information. This is definitely one of the best thrillers out there and leaves you with that creepy churning feeling in your stomach.

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    1942 - Hardie Albright, Stan Alexander

    And then there's Bambi. I remember watching this as a child and feeling so sad when Bambi lost it's parents. The movie was captivating and had me on the edge of my seat for the rest of the showing. Watching Bambi grow and the relationships with forest friends. I still remember this movie to this day. It's a great story and one that should be shared amongst people for years to come.