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Goodfellas named 'greatest movie'
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Goodfellas won an Oscar for supporting actor Joe Pesci (right)
Martin Scorsese's gangster film Goodfellas has been named the greatest movie of all time in a poll for Total Film magazine.

The 1990 film, which won an Oscar for supporting actor Joe Pesci, topped the list compiled by film experts.

"It is slick, arguably the slickest film ever made. But it is also considered, layered and freighted with meaning," a Total Film spokesman said.

Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo was ranked second and Jaws was third.

GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
1. Goodfellas
2. Vertigo
3. Jaws
4. Fight Club
5. The Godfather: Part Two
6. Citizen Kane
7. Tokyo Story
8. The Empire Strikes Back
9. The Lord of the Rings trilogy
10. His Girl Friday
Source: Total Film magazine
A magazine spokesman said: "Choosing the final 100 provoked endless rows and debates but we think we've put together the definitive list."

He added: "Goodfellas has it all - story, dialogue, performances, technique."

The film was based on the life of gangster Henry Hill and starred Ray Liotta and Robert De Niro.

Total Film's top 100 list contained some surprises - the Humphrey Bogart classic Casablanca only made number 98 while Lawrence of Arabia, starring Peter O'Toole, was in 77th position.


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