Most Popular "National Film Registry" Titles
- Movies or TV
- IMDb Rating
- In Theaters
- Release Year
1. Mary Poppins (1964)
AL | 139 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
In turn of the century London, a magical nanny employs music and adventure to help two neglected children become closer to their father.
Votes: 135,996 | Gross: $102.27M
2. The Shining (1980)
16 | 146 min | Drama, Horror
A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from both past and future.
Votes: 758,219 | Gross: $44.02M
3. Jurassic Park (1993)
12 | 127 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
During a preview tour, a theme park suffers a major power breakdown that allows its cloned dinosaur exhibits to run amok.
Votes: 763,039 | Gross: $402.45M
4. Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)
6 | 100 min | Family, Fantasy, Musical
A poor but hopeful boy seeks one of the five coveted golden tickets that will send him on a tour of Willy Wonka's mysterious chocolate factory.
Votes: 156,560 | Gross: $4.00M
5. The Wizard of Oz (1939)
AL | 102 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Dorothy Gale is swept away from a farm in Kansas to a magical land of Oz in a tornado and embarks on a quest with her new friends to see the Wizard who can help her return home to Kansas and help her friends as well.
Votes: 345,163 | Gross: $22.20M
6. Top Gun (1986)
6 | 110 min | Action, Drama
As students at the United States Navy's elite fighter weapons school compete to be best in the class, one daring young pilot learns a few things from a civilian instructor that are not taught in the classroom.
Votes: 256,261 | Gross: $179.80M
10. Halloween (1978)
16 | 91 min | Horror, Thriller
Fifteen years after murdering his sister on Halloween night 1963, Michael Myers escapes from a mental hospital and returns to the small town of Haddonfield, Illinois to kill again.
Votes: 200,317 | Gross: $47.00M
11. Psycho (1960)
18 | 109 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A Phoenix secretary embezzles forty thousand dollars from her employer's client, goes on the run, and checks into a remote motel run by a young man under the domination of his mother.
Votes: 522,096 | Gross: $32.00M
12. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
AL | 149 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi
After discovering a mysterious artifact buried beneath the lunar surface, mankind sets off on a quest to find its origins with help from intelligent supercomputer HAL 9000.
Votes: 527,741 | Gross: $56.95M
13. Rocky (1976)
14 | 120 min | Drama, Sport
A small-time boxer gets a supremely rare chance to fight a heavy-weight champion in a bout in which he strives to go the distance for his self-respect.
Votes: 461,041 | Gross: $117.24M
15. The Terminator (1984)
16 | 107 min | Action, Sci-Fi
A seemingly indestructible android is sent from 2029 to 1984 to assassinate a waitress, whose unborn son will lead humanity in a war against the machines, while a soldier from that war is sent to protect her at all costs.
Votes: 712,790 | Gross: $38.40M
16. The Deer Hunter (1978)
16 | 183 min | Drama, War
An in-depth examination of the ways in which the U.S. Vietnam War impacts and disrupts the lives of people in a small industrial town in Pennsylvania.
Votes: 278,957 | Gross: $48.98M
17. Blazing Saddles (1974)
6 | 93 min | Comedy, Western
In order to ruin a western town, a corrupt politician appoints a black Sheriff, who promptly becomes his most formidable adversary.
Votes: 113,737 | Gross: $119.50M
20. Gone with the Wind (1939)
AL | 238 min | Drama, History, Romance
A manipulative woman and a roguish man conduct a turbulent romance during the American Civil War and Reconstruction periods.
Votes: 258,833 | Gross: $198.68M
23. Belle en het Beest (1991)
AL | 84 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy
A selfish prince is cursed to become a monster for the rest of his life, unless he learns to fall in love with a beautiful young woman he keeps prisoner.
Votes: 380,116 | Gross: $218.97M
24. Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)
12 | 165 min | Western
A mysterious stranger with a harmonica joins forces with a notorious desperado to protect a beautiful widow from a ruthless assassin working for the railroad.
Votes: 264,606 | Gross: $5.32M
25. L.A. Confidential (1997)
12 | 138 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
As corruption grows in 1950s Los Angeles, three policemen -- one strait-laced, one brutal, and one sleazy -- investigate a series of murders with their own brand of justice.
Votes: 484,138 | Gross: $64.62M
27. Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)
12 | 90 min | Comedy, Drama
A group of Southern California high school students are enjoying their most important subjects: sex, drugs, and rock n' roll.
Votes: 83,365 | Gross: $27.09M
28. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
12 | 216 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
The story of T.E. Lawrence, the English officer who successfully united and led the diverse, often warring, Arab tribes during World War I in order to fight the Turks.
Votes: 236,062 | Gross: $44.82M
29. A Star Is Born (1954)
154 min | Drama, Musical, Romance
A film star helps a young singer and actress find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career on a downward spiral.
Votes: 13,320 | Gross: $14.93M
30. Boyz n the Hood (1991)
12 | 112 min | Crime, Drama
Follows the lives of three young males living in the Crenshaw ghetto of Los Angeles, dissecting questions of race, relationships, violence and future prospects.
Votes: 109,336 | Gross: $57.50M
31. The Last Picture Show (1971)
6 | 118 min | Drama
In 1951, a group of high schoolers come of age in a bleak, isolated, atrophied West Texas town that is slowly dying, both culturally and economically.
Votes: 36,910 | Gross: $29.13M
32. American Graffiti (1973)
14 | 110 min | Comedy, Drama
A couple of high school grads spend one final night cruising the strip with their buddies before they go off to college.
Votes: 73,265 | Gross: $115.00M
33. Superman (1978)
6 | 143 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
An alien orphan is sent from his dying planet to Earth, where he grows up to become his adoptive home's first and greatest superhero.
Votes: 145,041 | Gross: $134.22M
34. Dances with Wolves (1990)
12 | 181 min | Adventure, Drama, Western
Lieutenant John Dunbar, assigned to a remote western Civil War outpost, befriends wolves and Indians, making him an intolerable aberration in the military.
Votes: 216,017 | Gross: $184.21M
35. Raging Bull (1980)
16 | 129 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
The life of boxer Jake LaMotta, as the violence and temper that leads him to the top in the ring destroys his life outside of it.
Votes: 281,454 | Gross: $23.38M
38. The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
16 | 100 min | Comedy, Musical
A newly engaged couple have a breakdown in an isolated area and must pay a call to the bizarre residence of Dr. Frank-N-Furter.
Votes: 119,899 | Gross: $139.88M
AL | 95 min | Comedy
An insane general triggers a path to nuclear holocaust that a War Room full of politicians and generals frantically tries to stop.
Votes: 406,363 | Gross: $0.28M
40. Deliverance (1972)
18 | 109 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Intent on seeing the Cahulawassee River before it's dammed and turned into a lake, outdoor fanatic Lewis Medlock takes his friends on a canoeing trip they'll never forget into the dangerous American back-country.
41. Rear Window (1954)
6 | 112 min | Mystery, Thriller
A wheelchair-bound photographer spies on his neighbors from his apartment window and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder.
Votes: 388,332 | Gross: $36.76M
42. Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)
AL | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A young New York socialite becomes interested in a young man who has moved into her apartment building, but her past threatens to get in the way.
44. Some Like It Hot (1959)
18 | 121 min | Comedy, Romance
When two male musicians witness a mob hit, they flee the state in an all-female band disguised as women, but further complications set in.
Votes: 214,774 | Gross: $25.00M
47. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
6 | 129 min | Crime, Drama
Atticus Finch, a lawyer in the Depression-era South, defends a black man against an undeserved rape charge, and his children against prejudice.
49. All the President's Men (1976)
12 | 138 min | Biography, Drama, History
Votes: 89,644 | Gross: $70.60M