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An official iCheckMovies list.

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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. 15 -

    The Dark Knight

    2008, in 23 top lists Check
  2. 9 -

    Pulp Fiction

    1994, in 36 top lists Check
  3. 10 -

    Fight Club

    1999, in 17 top lists Check
  4. 1 -

    The Godfather

    1972, in 39 top lists Check
  5. 4 -

    The Shawshank Redemption

    1994, in 21 top lists Check
  6. 97 -

    Reservoir Dogs

    1992, in 25 top lists Check
  7. 37 -

    A Clockwork Orange

    1971, in 33 top lists Check
  8. 19 -

    The Godfather: Part II

    1974, in 28 top lists Check
  9. 6 -

    Goodfellas

    1990, in 30 top lists Check
  10. 7 -

    Apocalypse Now

    1979, in 37 top lists Check
  11. 73 -

    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

    2004, in 25 top lists Check
  12. 134 -

    Se7en

    1995, in 23 top lists Check
  13. 53 -

    Donnie Darko

    2001, in 18 top lists Check
  14. 124 -

    The Silence of the Lambs

    1991, in 32 top lists Check
  15. 18 -

    Casablanca

    1942, in 36 top lists Check
  16. 96 -

    American Beauty

    1999, in 22 top lists Check
  17. 457 -

    Full Metal Jacket

    1987, in 17 top lists Check
  18. 17 -

    Taxi Driver

    1976, in 32 top lists Check
  19. 208 -

    The Departed

    2006, in 17 top lists Check
  20. 198 -

    Fargo

    1996, in 23 top lists Check
  21. 228 -

    No Country for Old Men

    2007, in 22 top lists Check
  22. 105 -

    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

    1975, in 33 top lists Check
  23. 151 -

    Gladiator

    2000, in 23 top lists Check
  24. 240 -

    Forrest Gump

    1994, in 24 top lists Check
  25. 156 -

    Saving Private Ryan

    1998, in 27 top lists Check
  26. 418 -

    V for Vendetta

    2005, in 9 top lists Check
  27. 61 -

    The Usual Suspects

    1995, in 22 top lists Check
  28. 132 -

    El laberinto del fauno

    2006 — a.k.a. Pan's Labyrinth, in 29 top lists Check
  29. 28 -

    Citizen Kane

    1941, in 36 top lists Check
  30. 44 -

    Schindler's List

    1993, in 31 top lists Check
  31. 227 -

    Léon

    1994 — a.k.a. Léon: The Professional, in 21 top lists Check
  32. 144 -

    There Will Be Blood

    2007, in 19 top lists Check
  33. 319 -

    The Lion King

    1994, in 22 top lists Check
  34. 305 -

    The Prestige

    2006, in 13 top lists Check
  35. 284 -

    Scarface

    1983, in 18 top lists Check
  36. 238 -

    Requiem for a Dream

    2000, in 19 top lists Check
  37. 72 -

    12 Angry Men

    1957, in 28 top lists Check
  38. 50 -

    Shichinin no samurai

    1954 — a.k.a. Seven Samurai, in 32 top lists Check
  39. 11 -

    Raging Bull

    1980, in 30 top lists Check
  40. 128 -

    Lost in Translation

    2003, in 16 top lists Check
  41. 64 -

    Oldeuboi

    2003 — a.k.a. Oldboy, in 28 top lists Check
  42. 311 -

    American History X

    1998, in 10 top lists Check
  43. 84 -

    L.A. Confidential

    1997, in 24 top lists Check
  44. 391 -

    Mulholland Dr.

    2001 — a.k.a. Mulholland Drive, in 25 top lists Check
  45. 320 -

    Braveheart

    1995, in 18 top lists Check
  46. 316 -

    Trainspotting

    1996, in 15 top lists Check
  47. 282 -

    The Godfather Part III

    1990 — a.k.a. The Godfather: Part III, in 6 top lists Check
  48. 57 -

    Lawrence of Arabia

    1962, in 40 top lists Check
  49. 31 -

    Gone with the Wind

    1939, in 30 top lists Check
  50. 336 -

    Titanic

    1997, in 24 top lists Check