Film Hall of Fame Inductees: Productions

This area is currently under construction. Please find below the current list of inductees as well as the year in which they were inducted into the Hall of Fame by the members of the OFTA. Please note that the most recent additions have been listed like this. We are working on an area to give more details on our selections.

EDITORIAL NOTE: Hall of Fame inductees are selected based on three primary considerations: the historic, aesthetic, and cultural significance of each inductee. In recent years, the controversiality of a production or an individual inducted into the Hall of Fame calls into question the production’s or the individual’s inclusion. Once an inductee is made part of the Hall of Fame, they will not be removed for any reason. We will however acknowledge the toxicity of certain productions or individuals and will do our best to note this where possible. Please see our footnotes for details. If you see something of a controversial nature that has not been addressed, please let us know and we’ll be more than happy to acknowledge it.

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2008: 12 Angry Men (1957)
2020: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954)
1997: 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
2010: The 39 Steps (1935)
2005: The 400 Blows (1959)

— A —

2017: The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
2012: The African Queen (1951)
2021: Airplane! (1980)
2019: Aladdin (1992)
2012: Alien (1979)
2017: Aliens (1986)
1999: All About Eve (1950)
2001: All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
2019: All That Jazz (1979)
2017: All the President’s Men (1976)
2000: Amadeus (1984)
2016: American Graffiti (1973)
2019: Anatomy of a Murder (1959)
2004: Annie Hall (1977)
2003: The Apartment (1960)
2000: Apocalypse Now (1979)
2020: Auntie Mame (1958)
2011: The Awful Truth (1937)

— B —

1997: Babe (1995)
2014: Back to the Future (1985)
2021: Badlands (1973)
2015: Bambi (1942)
2013: Battleship Potemkin (1925)
1997: Beauty and the Beast (1991)
2007: Belle de Jour (1967)
1999: Ben-Hur (1959)
2007: The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
2020: Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
2008: The Bicycle Thieves (1948)
2017: The Big Sleep (1946)
2018: The Birds (1963)
2000: The Birth of a Nation * (1915)
2010: Black Narcissus (1947)
2016: Blade Runner (1982)
2016: Blazing Saddles (1974)
2009: Blue Velvet (1986)
2011: Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
2019: Boogie Nights (1997)
2021: Boyz N the Hood (1991)
2013: Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)
2020: The Breakfast Club (1985)
2021: The Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
2013: The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
2009: Bringing Up Baby (1938)
2017: Brokeback Mountain (2005)
2019: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)

— C —

2011: Cabaret (1972)
2020: The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)
1997: Casablanca (1942)
2018: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)
2019: Children of Men (2006)
2010: Children of Paradise (1945)
2021: The China Syndrome (1979)
2001: Chinatown (1974)
2018: Cinderella (1950)
2015: Cinema Paradiso (1988)
1997: Citizen Kane (1941)
2005: City Lights (1931)
1998: A Clockwork Orange (1971)
2010: Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
1997: The Color Purple (1985)
2016: The Conversation (1974)
2017: Cool Hand Luke (1967)
2017: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)

— D —

2019: The Dark Knight (2008)
2019: Day for Night (1973)
2010: The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
1997: Dead Man Walking (1995)
2015: Dead Poets Society (1989)
2016: The Deer Hunter (1978)
2020: Dial M for Murder (1954)
2019: Die Hard (1988)
2019: Dirty Harry (1971)
2011: Do the Right Thing (1989)
2016: Doctor Zhivago (1965)
2015: Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
2014: La Dolce Vita (1960)
2007: Double Indemnity (1944)
2020: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931)
2020: Dr. No (1962)
1998: Dr. Strangelove (1964)
2018: Dracula (1931)
2011: Duck Soup (1933)
2019: Dumbo (1941)

— E —

2004: E.T. The Extra Terrestrial (1982)
2013: East of Eden (1955)
1999: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
2018: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
2009: The Exorcist (1973)
2021: Eyes Wide Shut (1999)

— F —

1998: Fantasia (1940)
2015: Fargo (1996)
2004: Federico Fellini’s 8 1/2 (1963)
2021: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)
2015: Finding Nemo (2003)
2021: Five Easy Pieces (1970)
2014: Forrest Gump (1994)
2011: Frankenstein (1931)
2020: Freaks (1932)
2014: The French Connection (1971)
2019: From Here to Eternity (1953)
2019: Full Metal Jacket (1987)

— G —

2017: Gaslight (1944)
2009: The General (1926)
2016: Ghostbusters (1984)
2016: Giant (1956)
1997: The Godfather (1972)
1997: The Godfather, Part II (1974)
2010: The Gold Rush (1925)
2020: Goldfinger (1964)
1997: Gone With the Wind ** (1939)
1997: Good Fellas (1990)
2016: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
2020: Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939)
2004: The Graduate (1967)
2011: Grand Illusion (1937)
2000: The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
2021: The Great Escape (1963)
2020: Gremlins (1984)
2018: Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967)
2021: Guys & Dolls (1955)

— H —

2019: Halloween (1978)
2013: High Noon (1952)
2017: His Girl Friday (1940)
2020: Home Alone (1990)
2007: How Green Was My Valley (1941)
2021: Hud (1963)

— I —

2016: In the Heat of the Night (1967)
2019: Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)
2021: Intolerance (1916)
2010: Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
2021: The Invisible Man (1933)
2006: It Happened One Night (1934)
2002: It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)

— J —

2005: Jaws (1975)
2019: The Jazz Singer (1927)
2018: Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)
2021: The Jungle Book (1967)
2018: Jurassic Park (1993)

— K —

2019: The Kid (1921)
2020: Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
2020: Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)
2009: King Kong (1933)
2020: Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)

— L —

2012: L.A. Confidential (1997)
2008: The Last Picture Show (1971)
2017: Laura (1944)
1999: Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
2015: The Lion King (1994)
2021: The Little Mermaid (1989)
2012: The Lost Weekend (1945)
2014: LOTR: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
2016: LOTR: The Return of the King (2003)
2015: LOTR: The Two Towers (2002)

— M —

2009: M (1931)
2021: The Magnificent Seven (1960)
2019: Make Way for Tomorrow (1937)
2008: The Maltese Falcon (1941)
2012: The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
2001: The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
2018: Marty (1955)
2013: Mary Poppins (1964)
2013: M*A*S*H (1972)
2021: The Matrix (1999)
2011: Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)
2019: Memento (2000)
2000: Metropolis (1927)
2001: Midnight Cowboy (1969)
2016: Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
2016: Modern Times (1936)
2014: Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
2009: Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
2020: The Muppet Movie (1979)
2017: My Fair Lady (1964)

— N —

2006: Nashville (1975)
2018: Network (1976)
2016: The Night of the Hunter (1955)
2019: A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
2018: No Country for Old Men (2007)
2005: North by Northwest (1959)
2010: Nosferatu (1922)
2009: Notorious (1946)

— O —

2021: The Omen (1976)
2002: On the Waterfront (1954)
1998: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)

— P —

2018: Pan’s Labyrinth (2006)
2010: The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928)
2021: Pather Panchali (1955)
2020: Paths of Glory (1957)
2020: Patton (1970)
2021: Persona (1966)
2019: The Phantom of the Opera (1925)
2016: The Philadelphia Story (1940)
2016: Pinocchio (1940)
2021: A Place in the Sun (1951)
2020: Planet of the Apes (1968)
2015: Platoon (1986)
1997: Psycho (1960)
2013: Pulp Fiction (1994)

— Q —

2021: The Quiet Man (1952)

— R —

1999: Raging Bull (1980)
1997: Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
2017: Ran (1985)
2006: Rashomon (1950)
2002: Rear Window (1954)
2009: Rebecca (1940)
2019: Rebel Without a Cause (1954)
2012: Red River (1948)
2018: The Red Shoes (1948)
2019: The Return of the Jedi (1983)
2017: Rififi (1955)
2021: Rio Bravo (1959)
2018: Rocky (1976)
2017: The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
2019: Roman Holiday (1953)
2020: Rope (1948)
2020: Rosemary’s Baby (1968)
2021: The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
2006: The Rules of the Game (1939)

— S —

2015: Saving Private Ryan (1998)
1997: Schindler’s List (1993)
2005: The Searchers (1956)
2020: Serpico (1973)
2014: Seven (1995)
2020: Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954)
2002: Seven Samurai (1954)
2020: The Seventh Seal (1957)
2018: Shane (1953)
1997: The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
2014: The Shining (1980)
2019: Shoah (1985)
1997: The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
1997: Singin’ in the Rain (1952)
2021: The Sixth Sense (1999)
2020: Sleeping Beauty (1959)
2011: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
2021: The Social Network (2010)
2002: Some Like It Hot (1959)
1997: The Sound of Music (1965)
2016: Spartacus (1960)
2021: Speed (1994)
2019: Spirited Away (2001)
2011: Stagecoach (1939)
2016: A Star Is Born (1954)
2021: A Star Is Born (1937)
1997: Star Wars (1977)
2018: The Sting (1973)
2017: Strangers on a Train (1951)
2004: A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
2001: Sunrise (1927)
2003: Sunset Blvd. (1950)
2018: Superman (1978)
2021: Suspiria (1977)
2012: Sweet Smell of Success (1957)

— T —

1998: Taxi Driver (1976)
2019: The Ten Commandments (1956)
2019: The Terminator (1984)
2020: Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991)
2017: Terms of Endearment (1983)
2018: Thelma & Louise (1991)
2017: The Thin Man (1934)
2006: The Third Man (1949)
2016: Titanic (1997)
2003: To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
2007: Tokyo Story (1953)
2016: Tootsie (1982)
2012: Top Hat (1935)
2008: Touch of Evil (1958)
2013: Toy Story (1995)
2017: Toy Story 2 (1999)
2012: The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
2017: A Trip to the Moon (1902)
2012: The Truman Show (1998)

— U —

2020: The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964)
2014: Unforgiven (1992)
2014: The Usual Suspects (1995)

— V —

2003: Vertigo (1958)

— W —

2003: West Side Story (1961)
2019: What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)
2018: Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
2013: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)
2009: The Wild Bunch (1969)
2017: Wild Strawberries (1957)
2018: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)
2021: Wings (1927)
2010: Witness for the Prosecution (1957)
1997: The Wizard of Oz (1939)
2020: The Women (1939)

— Y —

2020: Y Tu Mama También (2001)
2016: Young Frankenstein (1974)

— Z —

2019: Z (1969)

FOOTNOTES

*Birth of a Nation, based on the controversial book The Clansman, dramatizes a three-hour post-Civil War, Reconstruction-set story of two families, one pro-Union and one pro-Confederacy. The film may have positively portrayed Abraham Lincoln, but it also simultaneously denigrated African American slaves, many played by actors in black face, portraying them as unintelligent and sexually aggressive. It was wildly popular at the time and is credited with the modern rise of the Ku Klux Klan. There is no question that the film’s narrative is utterly inappropriate, a fact that was even acknowledged at the time of its release. The reason the film was inducted into our Hall of Fame lies with its historical significance, not as one of the most controversial films of all time, but as a progenitor of the epic motion picture. Its use of close-ups, fade-outs, and staged battle sequences were revolutionary at the time. It was an immensely influential on all narrative films that came after it. Its filmmaker, D.W. Griffith, was surprised by the outcry, but it also prompted him to release Intolerance the following year, which proved to be an influential film in its own right with other new innovations and while it does not entirely absolve Griffith of his tone deaf response to criticism on his prior effort, it showed that speaking up about that which is offensive can lead not just towards recognition, but change.

**Gone With the Wind has been a mildly controversial film since its release in 1939. The issue with the film is that it paints the confederacy in a positive light in spite of its foundation on the institution of slavery and its refusal to accept the notion of free slaves. The two primary Black characters in the film, Mammy (Hattie McDaniel) and Prissy (Butterfly McQueeN), are painted in very broad strokes building on existing stereotypes. What set them apart was that Black actors weren’t often cast as Black characters in the early days of Hollywood, with white actors standing in wearing blackface. It helped solidify the notion that Black actors could earn a place at the acting table in spite of oppression to the contrary. This film has both historically and culturally significant regardless of the controversies surrounding it. The influential picture may have been problematic, but there’s little doubt as to its importance in film history, for both positive and negative reasons.