The Library of Congress added 25 new movies – a group headlined by Disney’s “The Lion King” – to the National Film Registry on Wednesday (Dec. 14), bringing its total number of entries to 700.

Every December, 25 movies deemed as “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant” by the National Film Preservation Board are added to the registry for preservation under the National Film Preservation Act of 1988. The movies aren’t selected as the greatest in American cinema, but rather as works that showcase the nation’s rich and diverse film heritage.

That view is definitely evident with the 2016 group, as entries range from the aforementioned animated feature “The Lion King” and coming-of-age drama “The Breakfast Club” to Alfred Hitchcock’s horror classic “The Birds.”

“Motion pictures document our history and culture and serve as a mirror of our collective experiences,” Carla Hayden, Librarian of Congress, said in a statement. “The National Film Registry embraces the richness and diversity of film as an art form and celebrates the people who create the magic of cinema.”

Other notable additions include the live-action/animated comedy “Who Framed Roger Rabbit,” the romantic comedy “The Princess Bride,” and “Thelma & Louise,” a road film that has become a symbol of feminism in the medium due to its challenge of traditional male-female stereotypes.

You can check out the complete 2016 group below (and all 700 entries here). If your favorite movie isn’t listed and it is at least 10 years old, you can nominate it for the 2017 group here.

Films Selected for the 2016 National Film Registry

  1. Atomic Cafe (1982)
  2. Ball of Fire (1941)
  3. Beau Brummels, The (1928)
  4. Birds, The (1963)
  5. Blackboard Jungle (1955)
  6. Breakfast Club, The (1985)
  7. Decline of Western Civilization, The (1981)
  8. East of Eden (1955)
  9. Funny Girl (1968)
  10. Life of an American Fireman (1903)
  11. Lion King, The (1994)
  12. Lost Horizon (1937)
  13. Musketeers of Pig Alley, The (1912)
  14. Paris Is Burning (1990)
  15. Point Blank (1967)
  16. Princess Bride, The (1987)
  17. Putney Swope (1969)
  18. Rushmore (1998)
  19. Solomon Sir Jones films (1924-28)
  20. Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928)
  21. Suzanne, Suzanne (1982)
  22. Thelma & Louise (1991)
  23. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1916)
  24. Walk in the Sun, A (1945)
  25. Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)

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