The Dark Knight and Grease are among 25 titles that have been added to the Library of Congress’ National Film Registry for 2020.

The Library of Congress chooses 25 films every year to add to the National Film Registry that represents “cultural, historic or aesthetic importance to the nation’s film heritage.”

In a statement, The Dark Knight director Christopher Nolan said, “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.”

Randal Kleiser, director of Grease, said in a statement, “The cast and crew of ‘Grease’ have remained close for the past 40 years. We are all honored to be included in this year’s national registry selection. Personally, I’ve spent the last year composing all my script notations, storyboards and photographs.”

In addition to The Dark Knight and Grease, the other 23 titles added to the National Film Registry include the following:

Suspense (1913)
Kid Auto Races at Venice (1914)
Bread (1918)
The Battle of the Century (1927)
With Car and Camera Around the World (1929)
Cabin in the Sky (1943)
Outrage (1950)
The Man with the Golden Arm (1955)
Lilies of the Field (1963)
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song (1971)
Wattstax (1973)
The Blues Brothers (1980)
Losing Ground (1982)
Illusions (1982)
The Joy Luck Club (1993)
The Devil Never Sleeps (1994)
Buena Vista Social Club (1999)
The Ground (1993-2001)
Shrek (2001)
Mauna Kea: Temple Under Siege (2006)
The Hurt Locker (2008)
Freedom Riders (2010)

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