Back to the Future Is Culturally Important

by | December 28, 2007 at 5:18 PM | General

Chrstopher Lloyd and Michael J. Fox in Back to the Future

Biff Tannen getting a truckload of manure dumped on him is historically important.

So says the Library of Congress, which added Back to the Future and 24 more films to the National Film Registry this year based on their cultural, historical or aesthetic significance. Variety has the full list.

This puts it on par with Steve McQueen‘s Bullitt, the Henry Fonda tour de force 12 Angry Men and John Ford’s brilliant western The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, starring Jimmy Stewart, Lee Marvin and John Wayne.

Other significant additions include Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Days of Heaven, Dances With Wolves, The Naked City and Oklahoma!

Also added to the registry:

“Tol’able David” (1921), “The Strong Man” (1926), “Mighty Like a Moose” (1926), “The Sex Life of the Polyp” (1928), “Grand Hotel” (1932), “Three Little Pigs” (1933), “Our Day” (1938), “Wuthering Heights” (1939), “The Women” (1939), “Dance, Girl, Dance” (1940), “Now, Voyager” (1942), “The House I Live In” (1945), “In a Lonely Place” (1950), “Glimpse of the Garden” (1957), “Tom, Tom the Piper’s Son” (1969-71), “Peege” (1972).