The National Film Registry has just infused their catalogue with some new-old blood. Each year a group of films are deemed worthy enough to be chosen by the Library of Congress to join the collection of culturally significant films marked for preservation. George Lucas fared extremely well as two of his movies have joined the archive (The Empire Strikes Back and Electronic Labyrinth: THX 1138 4EB) and the amazing 1980 comedy Airplane! has finally received the respect that it deserves. Check out the full list of inductees below…

Airplane! (1980)
All the President’s Men (1976)
The Bargain (1914)
Cry of Jazz (1959)
Electronic Labyrinth: THX 1138 4EB (1967)
The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
The Exorcist (1973)
The Front Page (1931)
Grey Gardens (1976)
I Am Joaquin (1969)
It’s a Gift (1934)
Let There Be Light (1946)
Lonesome (1928)
Make Way for Tomorrow (1937)
Malcolm X (1992)
McCabe and Mrs. Miller (1971)
Newark Athlete (1891)
Our Lady of the Sphere (1969)
The Pink Panther (1964)
Preservation of the Sign Language (1913)
Saturday Night Fever (1977)
Study of a River (1996)
Tarantella (1940)
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945)
A Trip Down Market Street (1906)

Some bright spots on this list for us include Malcolm X (one of Spike Lee’s best and one of the greatest biopics we’ve ever seen), The Pink Panther, and The Exorcist. It’s kind of strange that The Pink Panther and The Exorcist are just now making the cut but we guess it’s better late than never.

What do you think of the new inductees to the National Film Registry?

Source: EW