‘Empire Strikes Back’ and ‘Airplane’ Make The National Historic Registry

Some films deserve to make the record books or be encapsulated forever in history books, and some films are Big Mama’s House 2. Luckily, the National Historic Registry hasn’t selected that film, but instead is including 25 films on their list for 2010 and immortalizing some of Hollywood’s best of the past few decades. From THR:

The films, which include Hollywood classics, documentaries, innovative shorts and genres from virtually every era of American filmmaking, span the period 1891-1996. This year’s selections bring the number of films in the registry to 550.

George Lucas’ 15-minute student film — Electronic Labyrinth: THX 1138 4EB, made in 1967 at USC — also made the list, as did The Empire Strikes Back, his much-lauded 1980 Star Wars sequel that was directed by Irvin Kershner.

Other classics such as Airplane, The Exorcist, and All the President’s Men also made the list of soon to be immortalized films. Check out the complete list after the jump.

1. Airplane (1980)

2. All the President’s Men (1976)

3. The Bargain (1914)

4. Cry of Jazz (1959)

5. Electronic Labyrinth: THX 1138 4EB (1967)

6. The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

7. The Exorcist (1973)

8. The Front Page (1931)

9. Grey Gardens (1976)

10. I Am Joaquin (1969)

11. It’s a Gift (1934)

12. Let There Be Light (1946)

13. Lonesome (1928)

14. Make Way For Tomorrow (1937)

15. Malcolm X (1992)

16. McCabe and Mrs. Miller (1971)

17. Newark Athlete (1891)

18. Our Lady of the Sphere (1969)

19. The Pink Panther (1964)

20. Preservation of the Sign Language (1913)

21. Saturday Night Fever (1977)

22. Study of a River (1996)

23. Tarantella (1940)

24. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945)

25. A Trip Down Market Street (1906)

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