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Empire To release Five Covers For ‘Best Film Ever’

Leading film magazine marks its 100 greatest movie poll with July special editions.

5,000 film buffs visited to have their say on the 100 Greatest Movies ever made, and the definitive list is here. To mark the poll Empire will release on Thursday 15 June a split cover run featuring the following iconic posters:  The Godfather, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark, Pulp Fiction and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.


This is the fourth time the magazine has asked its readers to pick their fave flick. The first poll was 21 years ago when Pulp Fiction landed the top spot.

Terri White, editor-in-chief of Empire, remarked: “Nearly 5,000 readers voted in our 100 Greatest Movies poll and when it came to choosing which film should grace the cover, we shared their pain at having to pick between our favourites! So, you know what: we didn’t. Instead we chose five iconic films from the top 20, which means there’s a cover for everyone – or all five if you’re as fanatical about films as us…”

Empire’s 100 Greatest Moves

  1. The Godfather
  2. The Empire Strikes Back
  3. The Dark Knight
  4. The Shawshank Redemption
  5. Pulp Ficition
  6. Goodfellas
  7. Raiders of the Lost Ark
  8. Jaws
  9. Star Wars
  10. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
  11. Back To The Future
  12. The Godfather Part II
  13. Blade Runner
  14. Alien
  15. Aliens
  16. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
  17. Fight Club
  18. Inception
  19. Jurassic Park
  20. Die Hard
  21. 2001: A Space Odyssey
  22. Apocalypse Now
  23. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
  24. The Matrix
  25. Terminator 2: Judgment Day
  26. Heat
  27. The Good, The Bad And The Ugly
  28. Casablanca
  29. The Big Lebowski
  30. Se7en
  31. Taxi Driver
  32. The Usual Suspects
  33. Schindler's List
  34. Guardians of the Galaxy
  35. The Shining
  36. The Departed
  37. The Thing
  38. Mad Max: Fury Road
  39. Saving Private Ryan
  40. 12 Angry Men
  41. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  42. There Will Be Blood
  43. One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
  44. Gladiator
  45. Drive
  46. Citizen Kane
  47. Interstellar
  48. The Silence of the Lambs
  49. Trainspotting
  50. Lawrence of Arabia
  51. It's a Wonderful Life
  52. Once Upon A Time in the West
  53. Psycho
  54. Vertigo
  55. Pan's Labyrinth
  56. Reservoir Dogs
  57. Whiplash
  58. Inglorious Basterds
  59. E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
  60. American Beauty
  61. Forrest Gump
  62. La La Land
  63. Donnie Darko
  64. L.A. Confidential
  65. Avengers Assemble
  66. Return Of The Jedi
  67. Memento
  68. Ghostbusters (1984)
  69. Singin' in the Rain
  70. The Lion King
  71. Hot Fuzz
  72. Rear Window
  73. Seven Samurai
  74. Mulholland Drive
  75. Fargo
  76. A Clockwork Orange
  77. Toy Story
  78. Oldboy
  79. Captain America: Civil War
  80. Spirited away
  81. The Social Network
  82. Some Like It Hot
  83. True Romance
  84. Rocky
  85. Leon
  86. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
  87. Predator
  88. The Exorcist
  89. Shaun of the Dead
  90. No Country for Old Men
  91. The Prestige
  92. The Terminator
  93. The Princess Bride
  94. Lost in Translation
  95. Arrival
  96. Good Will Hunting
  97. Titanic
  98. Amelie
  99. Raging Bull
  100. Stand By Me

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