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Terminator Added to US National Film Registry

Arnold Schwarzenegger’s most famous film The Terminator (1984) has been added to the US National Film Registry.

The 1984 film is one of the newer films to be added. The library boasts a total of 500 preserved films in a $250 million archive.


The registry, established by the Library of Congress nearly 20 years ago, works with film studios that own the rights to the selected films to ensure original copies are kept safe.

Full list of new additions for 2008:

The Asphalt Jungle (1950)

Deliverance (1972)

Disneyland Dream (1956)

A Face in the Crowd (1957)

Flower Drum Song (1961)

Foolish Wives (1922)

Free Radicals (1979)

Hallelujah (1929)

In Cold Blood (1967)

The Invisible Man (1933)

Johnny Guitar (1954)

The Killers (1946)

The March (1964)

No Lies (1973)

On the Bowery (1957)

One Week (1920)

The Pawnbroker (1965)

The Perils of Pauline (1914)

Sergeant York (1941)

The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (1958)

So’s Your Old Man (1926)

George Stevens World War II Footage (1943-46)

The Terminator (1984)

Water and Power (1989)

White Fawn’s Devotion (1910)

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