National Film Registry Inducts

Apparently there is a government associated board that relegates rules surrounding preserving significant films and preserve others for the good of society.  They have a lot of info on their website about the films deemed culturally significant they preserve.  The famous list that is constantly referred to keeps the films in the best condition possible for future generations, but I have read that they get many emails and tally a lot of nominations before deciding on who to include.    I wonder if anyone has ever reviewed all the films and made an effort to categorize or rate them, despite what the intentions of the Library state.  There are about 600 films total, so that would certainly be quite a task.  There are around 25 films inducted into the class of 2012 at the Library and they are still working on 2013.

Films Selected to the 2012 National Film Registry
3:10 to Yuma (1957)
Anatomy of a Murder (1959)
The Augustas (1930s-1950s)
Born Yesterday (1950)
Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)
A Christmas Story (1983)
The Corbett-Fitzsimmons Title Fight (1897)
Dirty Harry (1971)
Hours for Jerome: Parts 1 and 2 (1980-82)
The Kidnappers Foil (1930s-1950s)
Kodachrome Color Motion Picture Tests (1922)
A League of Their Own (1992)
The Matrix (1999)
The Middleton Family at the New York World’s Fair (1939)
One Survivor Remembers (1995)
Parable (1964)
Samsara: Death and Rebirth in Cambodia (1990)
Slacker (1991)
Sons of the Desert (1933)
The Spook Who Sat by the Door (1973)
They Call It Pro Football (1966)
The Times of Harvey Milk (1984)
Two-Lane Blacktop (1971)
Uncle Tom’s Cabin (1914)
The Wishing Ring; An Idyll of Old England (1914)

You can read about these films here: