The movie that launched the Marvel Cinematic Universe and subsequently launched a million shots about cinema-destroying comic book movies commands some respect. On Wednesday, Library of Congress announce 25 films will be added to the National Film Registry Iron Man was selected as A historically important work in the American film industry.
This year’s slate of highly regarded films joins old-school classics like The Great Train Robbery And the Citizen Kane Plus more modern fare like Return of the Jedi And the partner In the The ever-expanding Archives of American Law. There are some notable films that most readers are likely to be familiar with, such as curry And the When Harry met Sally. But there are plenty of hidden gems here that you probably never saw before, like a short depiction of Mardi Gras in 1898 or a documentary about working women in the 1930s.
Of the deep cuts on the list that I know of, I highly recommend Kenneth Anger’s Experimental Short Scorpio high And the teticot follies, Frederick Wiseman’s stunning documentary about conditions in a mental hospital in 1967.
You can click through the slides (or just scroll on mobile) to read what the Library of Congress said about each of the entries and we’ve provided links to where you can stream them online.
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