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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. 24 -

    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

    2001, in 26 top lists Check
  3. 9 -

    Pulp Fiction

    1994, in 36 top lists Check
  4. 34 -

    The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

    2003, in 25 top lists Check
  5. 54 -

    The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

    2002, in 22 top lists Check
  6. 10 -

    Fight Club

    1999, in 17 top lists Check
  7. 1 -

    The Godfather

    1972, in 39 top lists Check
  8. 16 -

    2001: A Space Odyssey

    1968, in 42 top lists Check
  9. 4 -

    The Shawshank Redemption

    1994, in 21 top lists Check
  10. 97 -

    Reservoir Dogs

    1992, in 25 top lists Check
  11. 22 -

    Star Wars

    1977 — a.k.a. Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, in 36 top lists Check
  12. 37 -

    A Clockwork Orange

    1971, in 33 top lists Check
  13. 33 -

    Alien

    1979, in 27 top lists Check
  14. 325 -

    Kill Bill: Vol. 1

    2003, in 16 top lists Check
  15. 81 -

    Batman Begins

    2005, in 11 top lists Check
  16. 3 -

    Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

    1980, in 23 top lists Check
  17. 52 -

    The Shining

    1980, in 26 top lists Check
  18. 43 -

    The Big Lebowski

    1998, in 25 top lists Check
  19. 39 -

    The Matrix

    1999, in 27 top lists Check
  20. 20 -

    Blade Runner

    1982, in 31 top lists Check
  21. 19 -

    The Godfather: Part II

    1974, in 28 top lists Check
  22. 6 -

    Goodfellas

    1990, in 30 top lists Check
  23. 7 -

    Apocalypse Now

    1979, in 37 top lists Check
  24. 26 -

    Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop...

    1964, in 33 top lists Check
  25. 73 -

    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

    2004, in 25 top lists Check
  26. 423 -

    Kill Bill: Vol. 2

    2004, in 7 top lists Check
  27. 91 -

    Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi

    1983, in 16 top lists Check
  28. 173 -

    Memento

    2000, in 24 top lists Check
  29. 134 -

    Se7en

    1995, in 23 top lists Check
  30. 30 -

    Aliens

    1986, in 20 top lists Check
  31. 23 -

    Back to the Future

    1985, in 23 top lists Check
  32. 53 -

    Donnie Darko

    2001, in 18 top lists Check
  33. 124 -

    The Silence of the Lambs

    1991, in 32 top lists Check
  34. 18 -

    Casablanca

    1942, in 36 top lists Check
  35. 96 -

    American Beauty

    1999, in 22 top lists Check
  36. 457 -

    Full Metal Jacket

    1987, in 17 top lists Check
  37. 25 -

    Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo

    1966 — a.k.a. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, in 24 top lists Check
  38. 17 -

    Taxi Driver

    1976, in 32 top lists Check
  39. 208 -

    The Departed

    2006, in 17 top lists Check
  40. 198 -

    Fargo

    1996, in 23 top lists Check
  41. 40 -

    Vertigo

    1958, in 42 top lists Check
  42. 228 -

    No Country for Old Men

    2007, in 22 top lists Check
  43. 45 -

    Psycho

    1960, in 37 top lists Check
  44. 196 -

    Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain

    2001 — a.k.a. Amélie, in 25 top lists Check
  45. 105 -

    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

    1975, in 33 top lists Check
  46. 151 -

    Gladiator

    2000, in 23 top lists Check
  47. 381 -

    Monty Python and the Holy Grail

    1975, in 21 top lists Check
  48. 231 -

    Shaun of the Dead

    2004, in 12 top lists Check
  49. 274 -

    Sin City

    2005, in 9 top lists Check
  50. 240 -

    Forrest Gump

    1994, in 24 top lists Check