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Goodfellas tops Total Film Poll

Choosing a “greatest film of all time” is nearly always a tricky – and perhaps impossible – task but Total Film’s nomination of Goodfellas is interesting. It avoids the perenial favourite (Citizen Kane), the popular choice (Star Wars) and the IMDb favourites (The Godfather and The Shawshank Redemption). As often with these lists though, it is the patterns that are interesting and not the “winner”. The inclusion of Magnolia, Sideways and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind in the top 100 were entries that caught my eye as recent classics that could have been overlooked but weren’t.


> Total Film on their list
> The IMDb Top 250
> Sight and Sound’s ‘Greatest’ Film Polls
> – Web application that allows you to manage which of the IMDb’s top 250 films you have seen