Library of Congress Film Registry adds “Iron Man”, “Carrie”.

Other new additions include Pariah, The Little Mermaid, Harry and Sally, and Super Fly.

Iron Man, hairspray, Carrie

“Iron Man”, “Hairspray” and “Carrie”

Everett Collection

The MCU has reached the National Film Registry. The Library of Congress has announced the 25 American films selected for archival preservation this year. Among them is Jon Favreau’s Iron Man, the first entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

The list of films was announced by Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden on Wednesday. Aside from Iron Man, other notable films in the list include the 1950 film adaptation of Cyrano de Bergerac, Frederick Wiseman’s Titicut Follies, the classic blaxploitation film Super Fly, Brian De Palma’s Stephen King adaptation Carrie, John Water’s Hairspray, the Disney animated musical The Little Mermaid, the Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal romantic comedy When Harry Met Sally, and the teen comedy House Party.

The oldest film on the list is 1898’s Mardi Gras Carnival, a reel of the New Orleans celebrations that was recently discovered in the Netherlands after missing for decades. The most recent – all films are only eligible after 10 years of release – is 2011’s “Pariah” by Dee Rees, a coming-of-age story of a black lesbian teenager. With this year’s selection, the number of films in the register rises to 850.

“Movies have become absolutely central to American culture, helping to tell our national story for more than 125 years. We are proud to add 25 more films to the National Film Registry from a dynamic and diverse group of filmmakers while preserving our cinematic heritage,” Hayden said in a statement. “We are grateful to the entire film community for working with the Library of Congress to ensure these films are preserved for the future.”

Hayden will be featured in a Turner Classic Movies television special on December 27 at 8:00 p.m. ET. She will join the Chair of the National Film Preservation Board and the Director and President of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, Jacqueline Stewart, to discuss a selection of films that were inducted into the Registry this year and presented in their entirety on the channel will. Several films from the registry are available to screen online at the National Screening Room website.

Read the full list of 2022 candidates below.

“Mardi Gras Carnival” (1898)
Cab Calloway Home Movies (1948-1951)
Cyrano de Bergerac (1950)
“Charade” (1963)
“Resurrection of the Scorpion” (1963)
“Behind Every Good Man” (1967)
“Titicut Follies” (1967)
Mingu (1968)
Manzanar (1971)
“Betty Tells Her Story” (1972)
“Super Fly” (1972)
“Attica” (1974)
Carrie (1976)
Union Maids (1976)
“Word Is Out: Stories From Our Lives” (1977)
“Bush Mama” (1979)
“The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez” (1982)
Itam Hakim, Hopiit (1984)
“Hairspray” (1988)
“The Little Mermaid” (1989)
“Unbound Tongues” (1989)
“When Harry Met Sally” (1989)
“House Party” (1990)
“Iron Man” (2008)
“Pariah” (2011)

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Lindsay Lowe

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