‘The Big Lebowski’: Now preserved for all time

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(CNN) — “The Big Lebowski,” “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” and “Saving Private Ryan” have long been national treasures, but the Library of Congress just made it official.

Every year, the library’s National Film Registry selects 25 movies to be added to its roster with the intent of preserving them for “all time.” The idea is to collect the projects that best represent “the extraordinary diversity of America’s film heritage” and are “culturally, historically or aesthetically significant.”

This year’s additions range from those aforementioned comedies to Pixar’s first short, “Luxo Jr.,” to the classic horror flick “Rosemary’s Baby.” Interestingly enough, given John Hughes’ prolific career and how many seminal projects he had a hand in, “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” is the first Hughes film to be added to the registry.

These 25 films bring the total number of movies in the National Film Registry to 650.

The 25 films are:

  1. Bert Williams Lime Kiln Club Field Day (1913)
  2. The Big Lebowski (1998)
  3. Down Argentine Way (1940)
  4. The Dragon Painter (1919)
  5. Felicia (1965)
  6. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)
  7. The Gang’s All Here (1943)
  8. House of Wax (1953)
  9. Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport (2000)
  10. Little Big Man (1970)
  11. Luxo Jr. (1986)
  12. Moon Breath Beat (1980)
  13. Please Don’t Bury Me Alive! (1976)
  14. The Power and the Glory (1933)
  15. Rio Bravo (1959)
  16. Rosemary’s Baby (1968)
  17. Ruggles of Red Gap (1935)
  18. Saving Private Ryan (1998)
  19. Shoes (1916)
  20. State Fair (1933)
  21. 13 Lakes (2004)
  22. Unmasked (1917)
  23. V-E +1 (1945)
  24. The Way of Peace (1947)
  25. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)