The biopic based on the life and death of singer Selena Quintanilla-Pérez was part of a group of 25 films being entered into the registry.
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No one can deny the power that the 1997 Selena biopic film had on generations of Latinos across the globe. The film, which catapulted Jennifer Lopez's career into the stratosphere, follows the story of the late Tejano songstress Selena Quintanilla-Pérez.

NBC reports that the Library of Congress is now immortalizing the iconic film by adding it to the National Film Registry.

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The film was directed by Mexican American filmmaker Gregory Nava and followed Quintanilla-Pérez's life and career up until her murder at the age of 23.

In addition to Lopez, the film also stars Constance Marie (as Marcela Quintanilla), Jackie Guerra (as Suzette Quintanilla), Jon Seda (as Chris Pérez) and iconic actor Edward James Olmos (as Abraham Quintanilla).

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Selena is one of 25 films that are being inducted into the National Film Registry, per NBC.

Some of the other films being inducted are Star Wars: Episode VI — Return of the Jedi, WALL-E, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring and A Nightmare on Elm Street.