The treasure that is Jackson's 1983 "Thriller" music video, was one of the 25 films selected for preservation in the 2009 National Film Registry of the Library of Congress, according to The Associated Press
While the video has been considered in past years, the decision to include it comes after the King of Pop's tragic death. It is the first music video to be included in the registry.
Some of the other films accompanying Jackson's video are "The Muppet Movie" (1979) and "The Incredible Shrinking Man" (1957). Congress established the registry in 1989; it now totals 525 films. The films are not selected by how good they were, but by their importance to the culture of the United States.