Stand and Deliver has been selected, along with 24 other films, to be preserved in the National Registry of the Library of Congress.

The 1988 film stars Edward James Olmos as Jaime Escalante, a real-life teacher who dared to challenge the students of an inner-city school to reach for their dreams through higher mathematics. Mr. Olmos was nominated for a Best Actor Oscar for his portrayal of Escalante.

Each year, the National Registry chooses to archive a selection of movies that have played (and continue to play) an important role in the fabric of American history, culture, and artistry, and are of enduring value.

Along with Stand and Deliver, the Registry inducted:

  • "Allures" (1961)
  • "Bambi" (1942)
  • "The Big Heat" (1953)
  • "A Computer Animated Hand" (1972)
  • "Crisis: Behind A Presidential Commitment" (1963)
  • "The Cry of the Children" (1912)
  • "A Cure for Pokeritis" (1912)
  • "El Mariachi" (1992)
  • "Faces" (1968)
  • "Fake Fruit Factory" (1986)
  • "Forrest Gump" (1994)
  • "Growing Up Female" (1971)
  • "Hester Street" (1975)
  • "I, an Actress" (1977)
  • "The Iron Horse" (1924)
  • "The Kid" (1921)
  • "The Lost Weekend" (1945)
  • "The Negro Soldier" (1944)
  • "Nicholas Brothers Family Home Movies" (1930s-40s)
  • "Norma Rae" (1979)
  • "Porgy and Bess" (1959)
  • "The Silence of the Lambs" (1991)
  • "Twentieth Century" (1934)
  • "War of the Worlds" (1953)
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