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Empire prints 5 covers to mark film poll

Bauer Media’s Empire, the movie magazine, is to publish five iconic covers in celebration of its 100 Greatest Movies poll.

Author: News Desk

Posted on: 14 June 2017 07:42

Empire prints 5 covers to mark film poll

Terri White: "There’s a cover for everyone – or all five if you’re as fanatical about films as us…”

The July issue, on sale on Thursday 15 June, will feature a split cover run featuring 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.

5,000 film-lovers visited to cast their votes in the poll, resulting in a definitive list of the 100 Greatest Movies ever made (full list below), says Bauer.

Empire first asked its readers to vote for their favourite-ever movie 21 years ago, when Pulp Fiction landed the top spot, in 2008 the winner was The Godfather and a further poll in 2014 saw Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back declared the most-loved film.

Terri White, editor-in-chief of Empire, commented: “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 Movies:

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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