Amazing that it took so many fans voting in a poll to tell us something we already knew.
Empire Magazine ran a poll among 250,000 genre fans to determine the 301 greatest movies of all time. As most Star Wars fans would expect, the #1 movie ended up being The Empire Strikes Back beating out movies such as The Godfather, The Dark Knight, The Shawshank Redemption, and Pulp Fiction in the top five. The original Star Wars came in at #6.
Back in 2010 I wrote this for Empire’s 30th anniversary. Instead of just reprinting it all, that link will pretty much explain what Empire means to Star Wars fans who were able to see it in theaters during its original release.