What do The Matrix, Dirty Harry, and Kodachrome Color Motion Picture Tests Have in Common? [Video]

Kodachrome Color Motion Picture Tests, 1922
Kodachrome Color Motion Picture Tests, 1922.

Given up yet? No, it’s not that all three films were described by Rex Reed as “a genre-bending tour de force.” These movies, along with 22 others, were just inducted into the National Film Registry, which chooses a select 25 films a year to preserve in case of an apocalyptic scenario, for the aliens to find in a time capsule when they discover the scorched earth of this planet and wonder what our society worshiped as gods. As The Week noted, Librarian of Congress James M. Billington has said that these 600-plus films are not “the best American films of all time,” but are “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant” to Americans.

And yet The Big Lebowski is not even on there! Check out the full list below, along with clips of the features.

1. The Corbett-Fitzsimmons title fight (1897)

2. Uncle Tom’s Cabin (1914)

3. The Wishing Ring: An Idyll of Old England (1914)
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4. Kodachrome Color Motion Picture Tests (1922)

5. Sons of the Desert (1933)

6. The Middleton Family at the New York World’s Fair (1939)

7. The Kidnappers Foil (1930s-1950s)

8. The Augustas (1930s-1950s)
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9. Born Yesterday (1950)

10. 3:10 to Yuma (1957)

11. Anatomy of a Murder (1959)

12. Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)

13. Parable (1964)

14. They Call it Pro Football (1967)

15. Two-Lane Blacktop (1971)

16. Dirty Harry (1971)

17. The Spook Who Sat by the Door (1973)

18. Hours for Jerome: Parts 1 and 2 (1980-1982)

19. A Christmas Story (1983)

20. The Times of Harvey Milk (1984)

21. Samsara: Death and Rebirth in Cambodia (1990)

22. Slacker (1991)

23. A League of Their Own (1992)

24. One Survivor Remembers (1995)

25. The Matrix (1999)

What do <em>The Matrix</em>, <em>Dirty Harry</em>, and <em>Kodachrome Color Motion Picture Tests</em> Have in Common? [Video]