Another 25 films have been deemed "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant" and selected for preservation by the Library of Congress. Among them are 1970s classics 'Saturday Night Fever,' 'All the President's Men,' 'McCabe & Mrs. Miller,' 'The Exorcist' and the documentary 'Grey Gardens,' all of which have been named to the National Film Registry.
Surely they found a place for 'Airplane!' right? They sure did, and don't call me Shirley. The 1980 comedy, which lost three of its stars (Leslie Nielsen, Peter Graves and Barbara Billingsley) this past year, is now considered to be one of the 550 most important films ever made. Also representing 2010's fallen are Blake Edwards' 'The Pink Panther' and the Irvin Kershner-helmed 'The Empire Strikes Back.'