I'm not surprised by the big ones added to the list this year, but there are so many movies I've never heard of. I bet you are in the same boat!
Here's the list of films selected to the 2012 National Film Registry:Anatomy of a Murder (1959)The Augustas (1930s-1950s)Born Yesterday (1950)Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)A Christmas Story (1983)The Corbett-Fitzsimmons Title Fight (1897)
Dirty Harry (1971)Hours for Jerome: Parts 1 and 2 (1980-82)The Kidnappers Foil (1930s-1950s)Kodachrome Color Motion Picture Tests (1922)A League of Their Own (1992)
The Matrix (1999)The Middleton Family at the New York World’s Fair (1939)One Survivor Remembers (1995)Parable (1964)Samsara: Death and Rebirth in Cambodia (1990)Slacker (1991)Sons of the Desert (1933)The Spook Who Sat by the Door (1973)They Call It Pro Football (1967)The Times of Harvey Milk (1984)Two-Lane Blacktop (1971)Uncle Tom's Cabin (1914)The Wishing Ring; An Idyll of Old England (1914)
I agree Matrix should be on the list and The Christmas Story should be too. I'm ok with 'Dirty Harry' too. Not so sure about "League of Their Own."