One of the all time greatest horror movies is Alfred Hitchcock’s 1963 classic The Birds. Based on a story by Daphne Du Maurier the film stars Tippi Hedren in a small coastal town where the birds suddenly turn nasty. Although it can be read as an allegory for human relationships, the film works equally well simply as an intense thriller with superbly mounting tension.
Now The Birds has been honoured by entry into the US National Film Registry (NFR). The NFR is part of the Library of Congress and each year it inducts 25 films which are culturally, historically or aesthetically significant.
Other (non-horror) movies in the 2016 NFR list range in style from Blackboard Jungle (1955) through Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) to Thelma and Louise (1991). You can read the full list here.
In the unlikely event that you haven’t seen The Birds,go watch it now!