Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back has been named the greatest movie of all time by film fans.
Directed by Irvin Kershner, the second installment in the Star Wars franchise beat off firm favourites such as The Lord of the Rings and Jaws to clinch the top spot.
The Empire survey asked more than 250,000 movie aficionados to rate 301 titles.
Epic mafia drama The Godfather came in second place, followed by Batman thriller The Dark Knight, while The Shawshank Redemption and cult film Pulp Fiction completed the top five.
Star Wars creator George Lucas said it was a "privilege" to see his 1980 film come out on top. He told Empire: "It's soulful, but in a different way from Episode IV. It's a little bit more adult. I'm more of a goofy director.
"Star Wars skews slightly younger than you'd expect; it was a film for 12-year-olds. Empire's like that but a bit of the goofiness has been shaved off it. Kershner was much more of a serious person. He loved the whole religious aspect of it, Luke learning the Force."
Top 10 greatest movies of all time
Top 10 greatest movies of all time
1/9 The Shawshank Redemption, 1994
Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman play two imprisoned men who form a deep bond
2/9 Pulp Fiction, 1994
John Travolta as Vincent Vega and Samuel L Jackson as Jules Winnfield in Quentin Tarantino’s 1994 Palme d’Or winner
3/9 The Godfather, 1972
Marlon Brando as Don Vito Corleone in the triple Oscar-winning film
4/9 The Dark Knight, 2008
Heath Ledger as the Joker, in what would be one of his last ever roles
5/9 Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, 1977
The original Star Wars trio of Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill
6/9 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, 2001
The first installment in Peter Jackson's trilogy, based on the novels by JRR Tolkein
7/9 Jaws, 1975
Steven Spielberg's quintessential monster movie
8/9 Raiders of the Lost Ark, 1981
Harrison Ford stars as the world’s best known archaeologist, taking on Nazis, booby traps and ancient demons - and rescuing some distressed damsels along the way
9/9 Inception, 2010
The sci-fi thriller, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, sees thieves invading people's dreams
Empire's editor-in-chief, Mark Dinning, said he was "delighted, if not surprised" that Star Wars had won gold. He added that it "retains all of its power, wit and spectacle".
He said: "With Star Wars very much back in the current conversation with JJ Abrams shooting Episode VII, this is a timely reminder of the power of Star Wars to capture the imagination of film fans the world over.
"It may be set in a galaxy far far away, but this is a series of movies that will always be very close to our hearts. And, for now at least, The Empire Strikes Back is this indelible franchise at the very top of its game."
Episode VII, which is currently in production, will see the return of original cast members including Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher, as well as new arrivals John Boyega, Daisy Ridley and Adam Driver.
It is scheduled for release in December 2015.
Greatest movies of all time: 11-100
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
The Godfather Part II
Back to the Future
2001: A Space Odyssey
The Big Lebowski
Terminator 2: Judgement Day
There Will Be Blood
Lawrence of Arabia
The Usual Suspects
The Breakfast Club
It’s a Wonderful Life
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
Once Upon a Time in the West
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
12 Angry Men
Gone with the Wind
A Clockwork Orange
ET the Extra-Terrestrial
The Lion King
The Silence of the Lambs
The Dark Knight Rises
Lost in Translation
Stand By me
Saving Private Ryan
The Third Man
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Some Like it Hot
North by Northwest
The Wolf of Wall Street
The 400 Blows
City of God
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
Withnail and I
Kill Bill: Vol 1
Singin’ In The Rain
No Country For Old Men
The Blues Brothers
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
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