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Latinx Representation in Film

National Film Registry

The National Film Registry is a list of “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant” motion pictures that have been selected for preservation due to their significance for American cinema. The Registry was established in 1988 through the National Film Preservation Act (Public Law 100-446), which also set up the National Film Preservation Board (NFPB). Each year, the Librarian of Congress makes a selection of 25 films to be included in the Registry. The Librarian relies on recommendation from the National Film Preservation Board, Library film curators, as well as members of the public to make nominations External. With over 800 films added to date, the Registry represents a rich tapestry of American cinema.

Latinx Representation in the National Film Registry

This section of the guide is dedicated to the films and filmmakers part of the National Film Registry. The films listed below have significant Latina / Latine / Latino / Latinx representation whether through the story and characters, or through actors or filmmakers involved in the production. Visit the Complete National Film Registry Listing to learn about all the films added to the Registry.

Additional Resources on the National Film Registry

Links to external website and resources are provided when available, and included in this guide as a convenience to users. Please note that links to external websites on this guide do not constitute an endorsement or an approval by the Library of Congress of any of the products, services or opinions of the corporation or organization or individual. The Library of Congress bears no responsibility for the accuracy, legality or content of the external site or for that of subsequent links. Contact the external site for answers to questions regarding its content.