Let’s Get “Superman: The Movie” in the National Film Registry

The Source writer Keith O’Neil has written an article about why the 1978 film “Superman: The Movie” deserves to be in the US National Film Registry.

Superman was the second highest grossing film of 1978 and won a Special Achievement Academy Award for its visual effects. However, as important and groundbreaking as the film is, it seems to be missing an accolade: being in the National Film Registry. For readers overseas or not in the know, the National Film Registry is run by the US Library of Congress and preserves 25 selected films each year that are considered “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.” To be eligible, a movie has to be at least 10 years old and produced by an American film company. Some films in the registry include Star Wars, Back to the Future, The Lion King, The Big Lebowski, Dracula, The Matrix and Raiders of the Lost Ark.

Know what other movies are in the National Film Registry? Roman Holiday, The Sound of Music, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, A Christmas Story, Funny Girl and Tootsie! While all those movies are significant and definitely deserve their spot in the National Film Registry, Superman certainly belongs in there as well, and for a variety of reasons.

Read the complete article at The Source website.

Fans can nominate “Superman: The Movie” for the National Film Registry at the offical website.

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Super El
Member

I’d very much like that, actually

MattComics
Member

The film is absolutely deserving of that honor!

Nate1986
Member

Where do you go to nominate? I’ve looked all over and found nothing.

Kal-Ed
Member

I was wondering why Superman was not included in National Film Registry. I’d say it’s about time to receive the honour it deserves for really being a benchmark and an inspiration to all superhero films that came afterwards.

JBMOS
Member

For some reason I thought it was included already. Probably be cause I see it ranked in the top 100 movies of all time lists.

I live 10 minutes from the Packard Campus that houses the National Film Registry. Neat looking place.

JBMOS
Member

just voted

Superman555
Member

Ok,voted for Superman the Movie.

macca38
Member

Just voted for Superman The Movie & being the best Superman film ever produced, I feel I done good today!

Randarch
Member
liheibao
Member

Just voted. Please help others to do the same.