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"The Lion King" and Hitchcock's thriller "The Birds" added to America's National Film Registry

"The Lion King" and Hitchcock's thriller "The Birds" added to America's National Film RegistryThe 25 classic films have been added to National Film Registry for being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant."

National Film Registry, which recognizes moves that have had a lasting impact on American culture, announced Wednesday list of 25 films to be added to the registry.

"The Lion King," "The Breakfast Club, "The Birds" and "The Princess Bride" were among the inductees to the America's film heritage list selected by the Library of Congress.

The full list of this year's films to enter National Film Registry are:
The Atomic Cafe (1982)
Ball of Fire (1941)
The Beau Brummels (1928)
The Birds (1963)
Blackboard Jungle (1955)
The Breakfast Club (1985)
The Decline of Western Civilization (1981)
East of Eden (1955)
Funny Girl (1968)
Life of an American Fireman (1903)
The Lion King (1994)
Lost Horizon (1937)
Musketeers of Pig Alley (1912)
Paris Is Burning (1990)
Point Blank (1967)
The Princess Bride (1987)
Putney Swope (1969)
Rushmore (1998)
Solomon Sir Jones films (1924-28)
Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928)
Suzanne, Suzanne (1982)
Thelma & Louise (1991)
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1916)
A Walk in the Sun (1945)
Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)

To be eligible for the registry, a film must be at least 10 years old and be "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant," according to the Library of Congress. Twenty-five movies are added each year, and the registry now contains 700 films.
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