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National Film Registry announces 2022 additions

by Sean P. Aune | December 15, 2022December 15, 2022 4:24 pm EST

Iron Man has made its way into the National Film Registry, and that means it will be preserved for future generations.


Acting under the National Film Preservation Act, each year the Library of Congress adds 25 films to the National Film Registry. Members of the public are allowed to nominate up to 50 films per person, and then a board decides which films are “culturally, historically or aesthetically” significant. With the additions for 2022, the list of films now being preserved has surpassed 825 films.

This year’s list marks some interesting inclusions such as John Water’s Hairspray, and we’re shocked that it took this long for The Little Mermaid to make the list.

The complete list of films added to the registry in 2022 includes:

  1. Mardi Gras Carnival (1898)
  2. Cab Calloway Home Movies (1948-1951)
  3. Cyrano de Bergerac (1950)
  4. Charade (1963)
  5. Scorpio Rising (1963)
  6. Behind Every Good Man (1967)
  7. Titicut Follies (1967)
  8. Mingus (1968)
  9. Manzanar (1971)
  10. Betty Tells Her Story (1972)
  11. Super Fly (1972)
  12. Attica (1974)
  13. Carrie (1976)
  14. Union Maids (1976)
  15. Word is Out: Stories of Our Lives (1977)
  16. Bush Mama (1979)
  17. The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez (1982)
  18. Itam Hakim, Hopiit (1984)
  19. Hairspray (1988)
  20. The Little Mermaid (1989)
  21. Tongues Untied (1989)
  22. When Harry Met Sally (1989)
  23. House Party (1990)
  24. Iron Man (2008)
  25. Pariah (2011)

You can check out detailed information on all of this year’s additions in the press release. You can learn about the National Film Preservation Board where you can learn all of the films that are in the registry and what exactly they do with them. You can also begin nominating films for the 2023 additions now by submitting up to 50 titles.


Sean P. Aune

Sean Aune has been a pop culture aficionado since before there was even a term for pop culture. From the time his father brought home Amazing