Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back Voted Greatest Movie of All Time

Photo: Lucas Film
Photo: Lucas Film

According to a fan poll conducted by Empire Magazine, Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back is the greatest movie of all time, even beating out The Godfather, which came in at number 2. Frozen came in at a surprising 159 and another recent hit, Gravity came in at number 35. You can check out the full list here and the top 20 below.

Both IMDb and AMC place The Godfather as the greatest movie of all time. The Empire Strikes Back  doesn’t make the IMDb top 100, but does make the AMC top 100, coming in at 15 as part of the trilogy.

I’m not sure how many people Empire polled and what, if any, criteria was used, but there are some rather impressive differences. Classic movie, Gone With the Wind made the top 20 on both the AMC and IMDb lists, but came in at 52 on the Empire list. Unsurprisingly though, The Shawshank Redemption remained high on all three lists.

I know if I took the time to reorder all 301 movies on the list, I would have a completely different list, but what about you? Do you think The Empire Strikes Back deserves the title of “Greatest Movie of All Time” or is there a different movie you would give that title to? Tell us in the comments!!

1. Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

2. The Godfather

3.  The Dark Knight

4. The Shawshank Redemption

5. Pulp Fiction

6. Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope

7.  The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

8. Jaws

9. Raiders of the Lost Ark

  1.  Inception

11. Blade Runner

12. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

13. Goodfellas

14. Fight Club

15. The Godfather Part II

16. Avengers Assemble

17. Back to the Future

18. Jurassic Park

19. Aliens

20. Apocalypse Now