Batman solidifies his spot in movie media today for future generations. The National Film Registry’s 2020 inductees include 2008’s The Dark Knight.
Since 1989, the Library of Congress has selected a number films to be immortalized in its National Film Registry. These movies are considered models of cinema, influential to the medium and to audiences.
25 films joined the registry in the 2020 class, including The Dark Knight. Other films added this year include the musical Grease, DreamWorks Animation’s Shrek, Kathryn Bigelow’s Oscar winner The Hurt Locker, and the John Belushi/Dan Aykroyd comedy The Blues Brothers.
Christopher Nolan, director of The Dark Knight, commented on the movie’s selection by the Library of Congress.
“This is not only a great honor for all of us who worked on The Dark Knight, this is also a tribute to all of the amazing artists and writers who have worked on the great mythology of Batman over the decades,” said Nolan.
The Caped Crusader joins fellow DC hero Superman in the National Film Registry. (The registry added the 1978 Superman film in 2017.)
You can find a complete list of all the films added in 2020 below.
The Battle Of The Century (1927)
The Blues Brothers (1980)
Buena Vista Social Club (1999)
Cabin In The Sky (1943)
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
The Dark Knight (2008)
The Devil Never Sleeps (1994)
Freedom Riders (2010)
The Ground (1993-2001)
The Hurt Locker (2008)
The Joy Luck Club (1993)
Kid Auto Races At Venice (1914)
Lilies Of The Field (1963)
Losing Ground (1982)
The Man With the Golden Arm (1955)
Mauna Kea: Temple Under Siege (2006)
Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song (1971)
With Car And Camera Around The World (1929)
Plus, view everything included in the National Film Registry here.