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The 500 movies in this list have been selected by a combination of 10,000 Empire readers, 50 critics and 150 of Hollywood's finest.

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  1. 2 -

    Raiders of the Lost Ark

    1981, in 26 top lists Check
  2. 3 -

    Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

    1980, in 23 top lists Check
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    Jaws

    1975, in 26 top lists Check
  4. 22 -

    Star Wars

    1977 — a.k.a. Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, in 36 top lists Check
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    Back to the Future

    1985, in 23 top lists Check
  6. 24 -

    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

    2001, in 26 top lists Check
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    Some Like It Hot

    1959, in 33 top lists Check
  8. 30 -

    Aliens

    1986, in 20 top lists Check
  9. 34 -

    The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

    2003, in 25 top lists Check
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    Shichinin no samurai

    1954 — a.k.a. Seven Samurai, in 33 top lists Check
  11. 54 -

    The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

    2002, in 22 top lists Check
  12. 56 -

    Casino Royale

    2006, in 7 top lists Check
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    Lawrence of Arabia

    1962, in 40 top lists Check
  14. 70 -

    Stand by Me

    1986, in 8 top lists Check
  15. 74 -

    The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

    1948, in 24 top lists Check
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    Spartacus

    1960, in 18 top lists Check
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    Batman Begins

    2005, in 11 top lists Check
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    The Great Escape

    1963, in 14 top lists Check
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    Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi

    1983, in 16 top lists Check
  20. 98 -

    North by Northwest

    1959, in 26 top lists Check
  21. 99 -

    Toy Story

    1995, in 24 top lists Check
  22. 111 -

    Fitzcarraldo

    1982, in 13 top lists Check
  23. 119 -

    Le salaire de la peur

    1953 — a.k.a. The Wages of Fear, in 24 top lists Check
  24. 122 -

    The Princess Bride

    1987, in 18 top lists Check
  25. 130 -

    The Man Who Would Be King

    1975, in 5 top lists Check
  26. 131 -

    The Last of the Mohicans

    1992, in 7 top lists Check
  27. 137 -

    Dances with Wolves

    1990, in 15 top lists Check
  28. 163 -

    The Bridge on the River Kwai

    1957, in 28 top lists Check
  29. 164 -

    The Searchers

    1956, in 25 top lists Check
  30. 166 -

    Goldfinger

    1964, in 14 top lists Check
  31. 172 -

    The Wizard of Oz

    1939, in 33 top lists Check
  32. 179 -

    Toy Story 2

    1999, in 12 top lists Check
  33. 230 -

    Hauru no ugoku shiro

    2004 — a.k.a. Howl's Moving Castle, in 16 top lists Check
  34. 232 -

    Jurassic Park

    1993, in 23 top lists Check
  35. 233 -

    Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

    1984, in 8 top lists Check
  36. 242 -

    King Kong

    1933, in 27 top lists Check
  37. 257 -

    The Black Cat

    1934, in 6 top lists Check
  38. 263 -

    Das Boot

    1981, in 15 top lists Check
  39. 265 -

    Artificial Intelligence: AI

    2001, in 11 top lists Check
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    Pee-wee's Big Adventure

    1985, in 2 top lists Check
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    Mad Max 2

    1981 — a.k.a. The Road Warrior, in 12 top lists Check
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    Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

    1989, in 13 top lists Check
  43. 309 -

    Transformers

    2007, in 4 top lists Check
  44. 319 -

    The Lion King

    1994, in 22 top lists Check
  45. 322 -

    Aladdin

    1992, in 15 top lists Check
  46. 330 -

    Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

    2005, in 4 top lists Check
  47. 339 -

    Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi

    2001 — a.k.a. Spirited Away, in 36 top lists Check
  48. 342 -

    The Gold Rush

    1925, in 28 top lists Check
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    Monsters, Inc.

    2001, in 14 top lists Check
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    Planet of the Apes

    1968, in 15 top lists Check
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