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Empire Strikes Back voted best film of all time

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The second instalment of the original Star Wars trilogy, The Empire Strikes Back, has beaten Citizen Kane and The Godfather to be voted the greatest film of all time in a new poll.

Readers of Empire magazine voted the space opera Number One from a series of 301 titles suggested. Francis Ford Coppola's mafia masterpiece The Godfather came in second place, followed by Batman thriller The Dark Knight, while The Shawshank Redemption and Pulp Fiction completed the top five.  

Star Wars creator George Lucas said it was a "privilege" to see his 1980 film, which was directed by Irvin Kershner, come out on top. He told Empire: "It's soulful, but in a different way from Episode IV. It's a little bit more adult. I'm more of a goofy director."

Fasten your seatbelts, it's gonna be a bumpy list - here's Empire's 100 greatest movies of all time:

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

The Godfather

The Dark Knight

The Shawshank Redemption

Pulp Fiction

Star Wars: A New Hope

The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring

Jaws

Raiders Of The Lost Ark

Inception

Blade Runner

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Goodfellas

Fight Club

The Godfather Part II

Avengers Assemble

Back to the Future

Jurassic Park

Aliens

Apocalypse Now

Alien

2001: A Space Odyssey

The Matrix

The Big Lebowski

Schindler’s List

Casablanca

Gladiator

Terminator 2: Judgement Day

There Will Be Blood

American Beauty

Lawrence of Arabia

The Usual Suspects

Citizen Kane

Forrest Gump

Gravity

Heat

Seven

The Breakfast Club

Die Hard

It’s a Wonderful Life

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

Once Upon a Time in the West

Vertigo

Taxi Driver

Skyfall

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Magnolia

Drive

Pan’s Labyrinth

12 Angry Men

Gone with the Wind

The Shining

A Clockwork Orange

The Departed

Leon

Seven Samurai

Toy Story

Memento

Trainspotting

OldBoy

Titanic

Ghostbusters

The Thing

ET the Extra-Terrestrial

The Lion King

The Silence of the Lambs

Amelie

Raging Bull

Psycho

Rear Window

The Dark Knight Rises

Lost in Translation

Stand By me

Reservoir Dogs

Saving Private Ryan

The Third Man

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

LA Confidential

Some Like it Hot

Inglorious Basterds

Spirited Away

North by Northwest

Donnie Darko

The Wolf of Wall Street

Django Unchained

The 400 Blows

City of God

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

Serenity

True Romance

Withnail and I

Fargo

Kill Bill: Vol 1

Rocky

Singin’ In The Rain

Almost Famous

No Country For Old Men

The Blues Brothers

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

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