Empire honours 100 best films with five special covers

Iconic images from five of the best films ever made will adorn the cover of this month's Empire magazine.

The split cover run celebrates some of the contenders from the 100 Greatest Movies poll within the Bauer Media title's July issue, on sale on June 15.

The films are: The Godfather, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark, Pulp Fiction, and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.

5,000 film-lovers visited www.empireonline.com to cast their votes in the poll.

Empire first asked its readers to vote for their favourite movie 21 years ago, when Pulp Fiction landed the top spot. In 2008 the winner was The Godfather, and a further poll in 2014 saw Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back declared the most-loved film.

Terri White, Editor-in-Chief of Empire, said: “Nearly 5,000 readers voted in our 100 Greatest Movies poll and when it came to choosing which film should grace the cover, we shared their pain at having to pick between our favourites!

"So, you know what: we didn’t. Instead we chose five iconic films from the top 20, which means there’s a cover for everyone – or all five if you’re as fanatical about films about us."



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