Empire Issue Preview: 100 Greatest Movies, Dunkirk, Game Of Thrones

Empire issue preview

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Empire issue preview

It's most important election result of the year! We asked you to tell us what your favourite movies were, and Empire readers voted in their thousands. This month's edition of the world's biggest movie magazine dedicates a choice of five covers to our shiny new 100 Greatest Movies list – plus, as well as deep-diving on the newly coronated rankings, there's also the usual exclusive movie coverage and insight you've come to expect every month. Here's a taster of what's inside the July 2017 issue, on sale Thursday. Want to get your copy before anyone else? Subscribe to Empire here{ =nofollow}.

Empire's 100 Greatest Movies

The Empire readership has spoken, and The Godfather has once again been crowned as their number one favourite film. We celebrate its legacy with an essay from an Empire writer, and offer the results in full.

100 Greatest Movies: The Director's Cut

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We didn't just ask Empire readers what their favourite films were. The question was also posed to some of our favourite filmmakers, from Edgar Wright to John Landis to Lynne Ramsey to Paul Greengrass. There's personal essays, joke lists, and one heroic filmmaker who chose Commando for his top 10.


This time, it's war... Empire interviews them on the beaches, Empire interviews them on the landing grounds, speaking to Christopher Nolan and his starry cast for a war movie that's as much about survival as it is military tactics.

The Empire Interview: Luc Besson

As he puts the final touches to Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets, French enfant terrible Luc Besson speaks to Empire in-depth about his colourful career, talking Leon, The Fifth Element, and early dreams of becoming a marine biologist.

The Beguiled

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Winning Best Director at this year's Cannes for Sofia Coppola, The Beguiled is a curious proposition riding a huge wave of buzz: a camp psychosexual feminist thriller about Southern mores, and a remake of a 1970s Clint Eastwood film once described as a "misogynistic nightmare". We speak to Coppola in detail about her most un-Coppola-ish effort yet.

Game Of Thrones

All men must die, and all big-budget award-winning HBO TV shows must die, too. As Game Of Thrones embarks upon its penultimate season, we head to Westeros to learn 15 things from the cast, from Targaryen to Lannister and everything in between.

Roger Moore tribute

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The world said its goodbye to the great Sir Roger Moore last month: erstwhile Bond, humanitarian, and the ultimate English gentleman. In tribute, we've collected some of our favourite quips, quotes and witticisms from the great man, accompanied by a gallery of brilliant archive photos.


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Our opening section has more exclusives than you can shake a magazine's tail at, including first looks at Blade Runner 2049, Murder On The Orient Express, Logan Lucky, and The Greatest Showman.


Baby Driver kicks off our reviews section in explosive style, earning the full five stars from our reviewer – and elsewhere there's critical analysis of the likes of Churchill, Gifted, and Wonder Woman; plus on the small-screen side of things, there's The Handmaid's Tale, Riviera and Rime.


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Yeah, we're thinking this is the back section... John Wick Chapter 2 is the subject of this month's Viewing Guide, seeing director Chad Stehelski talk us through the year's most explosive action movie – and we return to the likes of Prevenge, The Good, The Bad And The Ugly, and Moonlight.

All that, and so much more, can be found in the latest issue of Empire, quite literally the world’s biggest-selling movie magazine, and one that we hope would appear in your list of top 100 movie magazines. The 100 Greatest Movies issue goes on sale from Thursday 15 June – to get exclusive covers days before anyone else, saving on the cover price, you’ll want to subscribe to Empire here{ =nofollow}.

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