Guess which classic genre films were declared national treasures?

The National Film Registry has been declaring 25 films a year as treasures since 1989, and in the past has given shout-outs to such movies as Alien, Star Wars and E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. And this year, a sci-fi AND a horror classic got added to the list.

Both The Empire Strikes Back and The Exorcist are now officially considered "culturally, historically or aesthetically" significant and must be be preserved for all time—but all of us here already knew that, didn't we?

Here's the complete list of this year's honorees:

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 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)

Were the right films added? Which would you have chosen?

(via Bleeding Cool)

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