'Return of the Jedi' and 'Selena' part of National Film Registry's eclectic additions this year

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(CNN)From a biopic astir a beloved vocalist which made Jennifer Lopez a prima to a movie acceptable successful a postulation far, acold distant with histrion dwelling Ewoks, the yearly enactment of 25 influential motions pictures to beryllium inducted into the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress is wide ranging.

Among the selections are "Return of the Jedi," "Selena," "Lord of the Rings," "Sounder," "Cooley High" and "A Nightmare connected Elm Street."

"Films assistance bespeak our taste past and creativity — and amusement america caller ways of looking astatine ourselves — though movies haven't ever been deemed worthy of preservation. The National Film Registry volition sphere our cinematic heritage, and we are arrogant to adhd 25 much films this year," Library of Congress librarian Carla Hayden said successful a statement.

    The afloat database of films selected this twelvemonth are:

      1. "Ringling Brothers Parade Film" (1902)

      2. "Jubilo" (1919)

      3. The Flying Ace (1926)

      4. "Hellbound Train" (1930)

      5. "Flowers and Trees" (1932)

      6. "Strangers connected a Train" (1951)

      7. "What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?" (1962)

      8. "Evergreen" (1965)

      9. "Requiem-29" (1970)

      10. "The Murder of Fred Hampton" (1971)

      11. "Pink Flamingos" (1972)

      12. "Sounder" (1972)

      13. "The Long Goodbye" (1973)

      14. "Cooley High" (1975)

      15. "Richard Pryor: Live successful Concert" (1979)

      16. "Chicana" (1979)

      17. "The Wobblies" (1979)

      18. "Star Wars Episode VI — Return of the Jedi" (1983)

      19. "A Nightmare connected Elm Street" (1984)

      20. "Stop Making Sense" (1984)

      21. "Who Killed Vincent Chin?" (1987)

      22. "The Watermelon Woman" (1996)

      23. "Selena" (1997)

      24. "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" (2001)

      25. "WALL-E" (2008)

        The movies are selected due to the fact that of their "cultural, historical oregon aesthetic value to the nation's movie heritage."

        Turner Classic Movies (which is owned by CNN's genitor company) volition big a tv peculiar astatine 8 p.m. ET Friday featuring immoderate of the films selected this year.

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