A New Poll Based Entirely on Fan Votes Has Crowned the 100 Greatest Movies Of All Time

We agree with No. 1.


Choosing the best films of all time is a job usually left to the critics. But Empire magazine just put out a list of the 100 definitive best films of all time, entirely based on fan votes.

The entertainment ragged polled 5,000 movie buffs to pick their favorite movies, and the result is a solid, can’t-miss list that counts classics and recent hits alike.

Plenty of flicks from the last five years nabbed top stops. Recent critic’s darlings La La Land and Whiplash landed at 62nd and 57th places, respectively, while blockbusters Mad Max: Fury Road and Drive scored 38th and 45th. They hobnobbed along classics like Casablanca (28), Citizen Kane (46) and Titanic (97).

Its top 10 is similarly varied:

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

9. Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope

8. Jaws

7. Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark

6. Goodfellas

5. Pulp Fiction

4. The Shawshank Redemption

3. The Dark Knight

2. Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back

1. The Godfather

Check out the rest of the list in the latest issue of Empire magazine.