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The National Film Preservation Board have officially made their selection of all the films that will be added to the National Film Registry this year, and the picks may surprise you.

As with every year, there’s an interesting mix of titles that made the list, and this year includes titles like the Shining, Jurassic Park and Brokeback Mountain.

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For those unfamiliar with the NFPB, the board selects a number of films each year that they have deemed to be “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.”

With those films on the list, those that are added will be preserved under the National Film Preservation Act, which ensures the survival and conservation of these films.

In a statement made to Indiewire, Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden said:

“The National Film Registry turns 30 this year and for those three decades, we have been recognizing, celebrating, and preserving this distinctive medium,” Hayden said. “These cinematic treasures must be protected because they document our history, culture, hopes, and dreams.”

Check out the film’s that made this year’s list below!

Films picked for the 2018 National Film Registry (via IndieWire):
1. Bad Day At Black Rock (1955)
2. Broadcast News (1987)
3. Brokeback Mountain (2005)
4. Cinderella (1950)
5. Days Of Wine And Roses (1962)
6. Dixon-Wanamaker Expedition To Crow Agency (1908)
7. Eve’s Bayou (1997)
8. The Girl Without A Soul (1917)
9. Hair Piece: A Film For Nappy-Headed People (1984)
10. Hearts And Minds (1974)
11. Hud (1963)
12. The Informer (1935)
13. Jurassic Park (1993)
14. The Lady From Shanghai (1947)
15. Leave Her To Heaven (1945)
16. Monterey Pop (1968)
17. My Fair Lady (1964)
18. The Navigator (1924)
19. On The Town (1949)
20. One-Eyed Jacks (1961)
21. Pickup On South Street (1953)
22. Rebecca (1940)
23. The Shining (1980)
24. Smoke Signals (1998)
25. Something Good – Negro Kiss (1898)

How many of these films have you seen on this year’s National Film Registry list? Let us know by sounding off in the comments below!

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