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: 129,659 | Gross: $102.27M
2. 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: 457,320 | Gross: $117.24M
3. Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
AL | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
When a nice old man who claims to be Santa Claus is institutionalized as insane, a young lawyer decides to defend him by arguing in court that he is the real thing.
Votes: 35,424 | Gross: $2.65M
4. 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: 254,539 | Gross: $179.80M
6. 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: 198,271 | Gross: $47.00M
7. 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: 517,224 | Gross: $32.00M
9. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
AL | 149 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi
A space-opera spanning the dawn of man to humanity reaching the stars, 2001: A Space Odyssey tells the story of the Black Monolith, humanity's evolution and the rise of A.I.'s ultimate supercomputer HAL 9000.
Votes: 523,230 | Gross: $56.95M
11. 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: 707,581 | Gross: $38.40M
12. 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: 342,584 | Gross: $22.20M
15. 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: 112,925 | Gross: $119.50M
16. The Birds (1963)
12 | 119 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
A wealthy San Francisco socialite pursues a potential boyfriend to a small Northern California town that slowly takes a turn for the bizarre when birds of all kinds suddenly begin to attack people.
Votes: 150,780 | Gross: $11.40M
17. 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: 82,867 | Gross: $27.09M
18. 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: 277,117 | Gross: $48.98M
19. 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: 262,416 | Gross: $5.32M
21. 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: 257,014 | Gross: $198.68M
22. Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)
AL | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
In the year leading up to the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair, the four Smith daughters learn lessons of life and love, even as they prepare for a reluctant move to New York.
Votes: 17,642 | Gross: $7.57M
23. L.A. Confidential (1997)
12 | 138 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
As corruption grows in 1950s LA, three policemen - one strait-laced, one brutal, and one sleazy - investigate a series of murders with their own brand of justice.
Votes: 481,070 | Gross: $64.62M
24. The Shop Around the Corner (1940)
AL | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Two employees at a gift shop can barely stand each other, without realizing that they are falling in love through the post as each other's anonymous pen pal.
Votes: 23,661 | Gross: $0.20M
27. 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: 144,171 | Gross: $134.22M
29. 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: 384,945 | Gross: $36.76M
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: 403,780 | Gross: $0.28M
31. 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: 119,322 | Gross: $139.88M
32. 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.
33. 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: 377,992 | Gross: $218.97M
34. West Side Story (1961)
MG6 | 153 min | Crime, Drama, Musical
Two youngsters from rival New York City gangs fall in love, but tensions between their respective friends build toward tragedy.
Votes: 84,870 | Gross: $43.66M
36. Deliverance (1972)
18 | 109 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Intent on seeing the Cahulawassee River before it's turned into one huge lake, outdoor fanatic Lewis Medlock takes his friends on a river-rafting trip they'll never forget into the dangerous American back-country.
37. 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: 13,111 | Gross: $14.93M
38. 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: 214,628 | Gross: $184.21M
39. 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: 279,415 | Gross: $23.38M
41. 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: 212,844 | Gross: $25.00M
43. All the President's Men (1976)
12 | 138 min | Biography, Drama, History
Votes: 88,808 | Gross: $70.60M
45. Field of Dreams (1989)
6 | 107 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy
An Iowa corn farmer, hearing voices, interprets them as a command to build a baseball diamond in his fields; he does, and the 1919 Chicago White Sox come.
Votes: 97,421 | Gross: $64.43M
47. A League of Their Own (1992)
PG | 128 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
Two sisters join the first female professional baseball league and struggle to help it succeed amidst their own growing rivalry.
Votes: 81,932 | Gross: $107.53M
48. 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: 234,167 | Gross: $44.82M
49. Rosemary's Baby (1968)
16 | 137 min | Drama, Horror
A young couple moves in to an apartment only to be surrounded by peculiar neighbors and occurrences. When the wife becomes mysteriously pregnant, paranoia over the safety of her unborn child begins to control her life.
50. 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: 72,839 | Gross: $115.00M