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  Star Wars voted best film ever
Updated 26 November 2001, 14.49

Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back have been voted the greatest films of all time.

The poll was based on tens of thousands of votes cast by Channel 4 viewers.

George Lucas' space epics easily beat classics like Casablanca, Lawrence of Arabia and Gone With the Wind.

Fact File
Top five films
1 Star Wars / Empire Strikes Back
2 The Godfather / Godfather II
3 The Shawshank Redemption
4 Pulp Fiction
5 Some Like it Hot
Recent cinema blockbusters featured heavily in the top 100.

Big screen

Gladiator and Schindler's List both made the top 10, and the full list included Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Titanic, Trainspotting and Terminator.

Star Wars, first released in 1977, has topped similar polls in the past.

And the next Star Wars movie, Attack of the Clones, hits the big screen in May 2002.


 
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