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'Ghostbusters,' 'Top Gun' and 'L.A. Confidential' among titles joining National Film Registry

The 1984 Ivan Reitman blockbuster "Ghostbusters" is one of 25 films being named Wednesday to the 2015 National Film Registry of the Library of Congress. Joining the comedy are the 1986 Tom Cruise high-flying "Top Gun" and 1894's "Edison Kinetoscopic Record of a Sneeze," the oldest surviving copyrighted motion picture.

Among the more recent movies also making the list are "L.A. Confidential," the 1997 film noir set in 1950s Los Angeles, and 1994's "The Shawshank Redemption" about a prison friendship based on a Stephen King story.

Acting librarian of Congress David Mao announced the roster of films deserving to be preserved...