Well, Empire Online has a number of various polls, though not necessarily new. However, they are recent. I thought it might be fun to mull over these. Many of the rankings will probably cause a stir among many. Just remember, we're talking about polls from regular internet fans. So here we go. I'll list the Top 10. But most of the polls have more than 10. You'll have to follow the links to see the entire poll to each category. Best Film 1. Star Wars 2. Empire Strikes Back 3. The Shawshank Redemption 4. The Godfather 5. The Matrix 6. Fight Club 7. Gladiator 8. Goodfellas 9. Breakfast At Tiffany's 10. Pulp Fiction Talk about a varied list. Obviously, these are skewed towards fan favorites, rather that truly judging the top 10 best films. But since the top 2 are my favorite films of all time, I'm not complaining. Here's a link to the entire poll. Let's the outcry begin. http://www.empireonline.co.uk/features/spotlight/ultimatemoviepoll2001/film/[/urk] Best Actor 1. Robert DeNiro 2. Kevin Spacey 3. Al Pacino 4. Harrison Ford 5. Tom Hanks 6. Ed Norton 7. James Stewart 8. Jack Nicholson 9. John Cusack(huh?) 10. Tony Hopkins Well, I love all those guys. Throw Cusack out and replace him with Russell Crowe, and I wouldn't argue too much. http://www.empireonline.co.uk/featur...oll2001/actor/ Best Actress 1. Juila Roberts(no way) 2. Jodie Foster 3. Sigourney Weaver 4. Julianne Moore 5. Katherine Hepburn 6. Angelina Jolie 7. Meryl Streep 8. Cameron Diaz 9. Audrey Hepburn 10. Natalie Portman Okay, Julia Roberts, Natalie Portman, Angelina Jolie, and Cameron Diaz don't belong in that list. Moore and Weaver shouldn't either. Put Hepburn and Streep at 1 and 2. http://www.empireonline.co.uk/featur...l2001/actress/ Best Director 1. Steven Spielberg 2. Martin Scorsese 3. Alfred Hitcock 4. Tim Burton 5. Stanley Kubrick 6. Ridley Scott 7. David Fincher 8. George Lucas 9. James Cameron 10. Joel Coen Okay, I love George Lucas and his work. I think he's a genius in many areas, and he has given millions of moviegoers some of the greatest theater experiences of their lives. But I can't include him in that list. Maybe one of the Top 10 best innovators and creators, but not director. Maybe the Lucas of 20 years ago could be close to that list. But Lucas has mellowed, and has changed. Fincher and Burton don't belong either. Neither does Cameron. It's arguable that Scott doesn't either, nor does Coen. Where the hell is Kurosawa? http://www.empireonline.co.uk/featur...2001/director/ Best Screenwriter 1. Quentin Tarantino(get out of here) 2. Coen Bros(nada) 3. Bily Wilder 4. Woody Allen 5. Kevin Smith 6. David Mamet 7. William Goldman 8. Paul Schrader 9. Robert Towne 10. Lawrence Kasdan Sadly, I don't know enough about screenwriters. But get Tarantino, Coen Bros., and Kevin Smith out of there. Bump everyone else up the list. But you guys no more about writers than I probably do. http://www.empireonline.co.uk/featur.../screenwriter/ Best Soundtrack 1. Pulp Fiction 2. Star Wars 3. Gladiator 4. The Crow(nope) 5. The Matrix(no way in hell) 6. The Empire Strikes Back 7. Reservoir Dogs 8. Trainspotting 9. Jaws 10. Fight Club Okay, Pulp Fiction should not be number 1. Get The Crow and Matrix out of there. I love Gladiator, but it shouldn't be there. Get Fight Club and Trainspotting out of there too. I can think of a ton of soundtracks that are superior to those. http://www.empireonline.co.uk/featur...01/soundtrack/ Best Ensemble Cast 1. Pulp Fiction 2. Magnolia 3. The Godfather 4. The Usual Suspects 5. Traffic 6. Star Wars 7. LA Confidential 8. Boogie Nights 9. Reservoir Dogs 10. Heat All are good damn casts. So I won't argue, since I'm tired of typing. http://www.empireonline.co.uk/featur...poll2001/cast/ Best Trailer 1. Lord of the Rings 2. Star Wars Episode I 3. The Matrix 4. Planet of the Apes(get out of here) 5. Harry Potter 6. Gladiator 7. Spider-Man 8. Jurassic Park 9. Fight Club 10. ID4 I like all of those exept for Fight Club and Planet of the Apes. Get'em outta here. Best Effects 1. The Matrix(not a chance) 2. Jurassic Park 3. Star Wars 4. Terminator 2 5. Star Wars Episode I 6. King Kong(the original) 7. ID4 8. Titanic 9. 2001 10. Aliens All damn good, and even though The Matrix has good effects, well, at this point it doesn't matter. I'm pooped. Let the arguing begin. We all know this is a popularity poll. There are some great choices, some bad choices, and some okay choices. This most certainly is not a scientific poll. But all lists are subjective and opinionated. They can't be proven one way or another. So, there are this lists. This could get interesting. The intention is to discuss the lists, not put up our own list of top 10. If this is not the appropriate forum mods, just send it to where you think it should be.