Star Wars Episode V polled greatest film of all time

  • ANI, London
  • Updated: May 31, 2014 19:18 IST

Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back has been voted as the greatest film of all time by more than 250,000 film buffs in a recent poll held by Empire magazine.

George Lucas, the creator of the 1980 sci-fi hit, said that he felt privileged to see the film top the poll which featured 301 titles in total, and that the fans partly like film because of its dark entity Darth Vader, Daily Express reported.

Mark Dinning, the magazine's editor, added that they were delighted and not at all surprised by the result as the second Star Wars film had made the franchise all the more better.

Top 10 Greatest Movies of All Time as chosen by Empire readers were:

1. Star Wars: Episode V- The Empire Strikes Back

"Luke, I am your father" is perhaps the most remembered dialogue of all time. The film released in 1980 and starred Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher among others. It is the second film in Star Wars series even though it falls fifth in chronological order.

2. The Godfather

"I'll make him an offer he cannot refuse." Yet another iconic quote from an even more iconic film. The Godfather came in 1972 and was based on Mario Puzo's bestseller novel by the same name. It starred masters of the craft, Marlon Brando and Al Pacino.

3. The Dark Knight

"You wanna know how I got these scars?" Batman's arch nemesis was never better portrayed by anyone else. Heath Ledger was globally acclaimed for his role as the Joker in this Christopher Nolan movie which was released in 2008 and also starred Christian Bale as Batman.

4. The Shawshank Redemption

"Let me tell you something my friend. Hope is a dangerous thing. Hope can drive a man insane." Truer words have never been spoken. The Shawshank Redemption has the highest rank on the Internet Movie Database (IMDB) and was released in 1994. This movie, with Tim Robbins playing the lead, traces the story of Andy Dufresne who has been charged with the murder of his wife and her lover.

5. Pulp Fiction

"The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men." Lack of space doesn't allow us to put the whole quote here but we hope we have reminded you of the sheer awesomeness of this movie. Pulp Fiction stood true to its name in the depiction of four extremely violent stories. The film was released in 1994 under the direction of Quentin Tarantino.

6. Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope

"The Force is strong with this one" has lately been quoted in a lot of memes and gags on the internet and is undoubtedly one of the many gems of the epic series. The movie was released in 1977, and was first in the series.

7. The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring

"One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them." First installment in The Lord of The Rings franchise, this movie was released in 2001 and was nominated for as many as 13 academy awards.

8. Jaws

Jaws was the major reason why humans grew so afraid of stepping into the sea. It was released in 1975 and was termed a great success instantly. It remains one of the best disaster movie were made.

9. Raiders Of The Lost Ark

"Why did it have to be snakes?!" Indiana Jones' worst nightmare found a great screen space in this film. Considered the best Indiana Jones film, it was released in 1981 and directed by the great Steven Spielberg.

10. Inception

"You're waiting for a train. A train that will take you far away. You know where you hope this train will take you, but you don't know for sure. Yet it doesn't matter, because we'll be together." How the heart sinks upon reading these words. Inception, released in 2010, established for once and for all that Christopher Nolan is a genius.

(ANI with inputs from Soumya Srivastava )

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