Mafia classic The Godfather
has beaten Raiders Of The Lost Ark
and Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back
to be named the greatest movie of all time in a new poll.
Director Francis Ford Coppola's
1972 film, which starred Marlon Brando
and Al Pacino
, topped Britain's Empire magazine
survey to find the best picture ever. More than 10,000 movie fans, critics and filmmakers, including Quentin Tarantino
and Mike Leigh
, took part in the poll.
Indiana Jones movie Raiders of the Lost Ark came in second place, and the 1980 Star Wars film came third.
The top 10 is as follows:
1. The Godfather (1972)
2. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
3. Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
4. The Shawshank Redemption
7. Apocalypse Now
8. Singin' in the Rain
9. Pulp Fiction
10. Fight Club
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(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)