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These Criterion titles are a part of the Library of Congress National Film Registry, which began in 1989.
Films are sorted by year of entry in the Registry, which is listed in the notes, followed by the year of release.
In two cases, shorts from collections are included.
The Registry featured 575 films when I created this list, 45 of which were Criterion titles. There are now 625 films in the Registry, 60 of which are Criterion titles. I will continue to update as necessary.
Directors with multiple films: Chaplin 4, Cassavetes 3, Ford 2, Lubitsch 2, Malick 2, Newmeyer and Taylor 2, Sternberg 2, Sturges 2
Personal statistics: S=Seen, D=Own on DVD, B=Own on Blu-ray Disc, *=non-Criterion edition. Totals: Seen 60, Own 41, DVDs 29, BDs 21. (And of the 625 films currently in the Registry, I've seen 610.)
Cross-references to my other lists are included in the notes.
2/18/14: Added RED RIVER, bringing the total to 60 titles.
12/23/13: I've looked at the Martha Graham disc. The Film Registry added four films of Graham's work this year, including APPALACHIAN SPRING. The film added to the Registry is a silent version from 1944, not the 1958 sound version included on Criterion's MARTHA GRAHAM-DANCE ON FILM set. As it happens, there are excerpts from the 1944 version included on the Criterion disc, but as it is not the entire film, it is not eligible for this list. So, alas, we are back to a total of 59 titles.
12/18/13: The 2013 additions were announced today. Just one Criterion title was added: the Martha Graham short APPALACHIAN SPRING (I'm researching whether this is the same film). There are now 60 Criterion titles on the Registry.
12/17/13: Added THE FRESHMAN, bringing the total to 59 titles.
9/16/13: Added NASHVILLE, bringing the total to 58 titles.
8/15/13: Added CITY LIGHTS, bringing the total to 57 titles.
5/15/13: Added TO BE OR NOT TO BE, bringing the total to 56 titles.
3/19/13: Added SAFETY LAST!, bringing the total to 55 titles.
2/15/13: Added MEDIUM COOL and 3:10 TO YUMA (two new additions in one month!), bringing the total to 54 titles.
12/19/12: The 2012 additions were announced today. Four Criterion titles were added: ANATOMY OF A MURDER, SLACKER, THE TIMES OF HARVEY MILK, and TWO-LANE BLACKTOP. There are now 52 Criterion titles on the Registry.
12/16/12: Added BADLANDS, bringing the total to 48 titles.
11/15/12: Added ON THE WATERFRONT, bringing the total to 47 titles.
10/31/12: Added THE NAKED CITY (thanks briclegg!), bringing the total to 46 titles.
9/18/12: Added KOYAANISQATSI, bringing the total to 45 titles.
1989/1922 (S/D) Cross-reference: JR
1990/1942 (S) Cross-reference: JR
1991/1931 (S/D*) Cross-reference: JR
1991/1932 (S/D) Cross-reference: JR
Dog Star Man, 1992/1961-1964 (S)
1992/1925 & 1942 (S) Cross-reference: JR
1992/1955 (S/B) Cross-reference: JR
1992/1968 (S) Cross-reference: 1968
1993/1973 (S/D*/B) Cross-reference: JR
1993/1957 (S/B) Cross-reference: JR
1996/1963 (S/D/B) Cross-reference: JR
1997/1940 (S/B) Cross-reference: Wives/Muses
1999/1989 (S) Cross-reference: JR
1999/1955 (S/B) Cross-reference: JR
2000/1983 (S/D*) Cross-reference: Glass
2002/1984 (S/D) Cross-reference: JR
2003/1969 (S/D*) Cross-reference: 1968
(nostalgia), 2003/1971 (S/B) Cross-reference: JR
2003/1939 (S/D) Cross-reference: JR
2006/1946 (S/D/B*) Cross-reference: JR
2007/1957 (S/B) Cross-reference: JR
2010/1928 (S) Cross-reference: JR
2010/1937 (S/D) Cross-reference: JR
2012/1957 (S) Cross-reference: JR