Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back polled greatest film of all time

London: `Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back` has been voted as the greatest film of all time by more than 250,000 film buffs in a recent poll held by Empire magazine.

George Lucas , the creator of the 1980 sci-fi hit, which was the movie, said that he felt `privileged` to see the film top the poll which featured 301 titles in total. He added that fans partly like the film because of its dark entity.

Mark Dinning, the magazine`s editor, added that they were delighted and not at all surprised by the result as the second `Star Wars` film had made the franchise all the more better.

`Top 10 Greatest Movies of All Time` as chosen by Empire readers were:

1. Star Wars: Episode V- The Empire Strikes Back

2. The Godfather

3. The Dark Knight

4. The Shawshank Redemption

5. Pulp Fiction

6. Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope

7. The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring

8. Jaws

9. Raiders Of The Lost Ark

10. Inception