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Empire Award for Best Film

The Empire Award for Best Film is an Empire Award presented annually by the British film magazine Empire to honor the best film of the previous year. The Empire Award for Best Film is one of five ongoing awards which were first introduced at the 1st Empire Awards ceremony in 1996 (the others being Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director and Best British Film) with Braveheart receiving the award. Gravity is the most recent winner in this category. Winners are voted by the readers of Empire magazine.


  • Winners and nominees 1
    • 1990s 1.1
    • 2000s 1.2
    • 2010s 1.3
  • References 2
  • External links 3

Winners and nominees

In the list below, winners are listed first in boldface, followed by the other nominees. The number of the ceremony (1st, 2nd, etc.) appears in parentheses after the awards year, linked to the article (if any) on that ceremony.


Year Film Ref.
Braveheart [1]
Seven [2]
Men in Black [3]
Titanic [4]
Good Will Hunting
Saving Private Ryan
The Big Lebowski
The Truman Show


Year Film Ref.
The Matrix [5]
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
Fight Club
Notting Hill
The Sixth Sense
Gladiator [6]
American Beauty
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
High Fidelity
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring [7]
A.I. Artificial Intelligence
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Moulin Rouge!
The Others
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers [8]
Die Another Day
Minority Report
Road to Perdition
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King [9]
Cold Mountain
Kill Bill: Vol. 1
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
The Bourne Supremacy [10]
Kill Bill: Vol. 2
Spider-Man 2
The Incredibles
King Kong [11]
Sin City
Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
War of the Worlds
Casino Royale [12]
Pan's Labyrinth
Superman Returns
The Departed
United 93
The Bourne Ultimatum [13]
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
The Dark Knight [14]
Iron Man
No Country For Old Men
There Will Be Blood


Year Film Ref.
Avatar [15][16]
District 9
Inglourious Basterds
Star Trek
The Hurt Locker
Inception [17]
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
The King's Speech
The Social Network
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 [18]
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Skyfall [19]
Django Unchained
The Avengers
The Dark Knight Rises
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Gravity [20]
12 Years a Slave
Captain Phillips
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire


  1. ^ "Past Winners - 1996".  
  2. ^ "Past Winners - 1997".  
  3. ^ "Past Winners - 1998".  
  4. ^ "Past Winners - 1999".  
  5. ^ "Past Winners - 2000".  
  6. ^ "Empire Awards 2001".  
  7. ^ "Empire Awards 2002: Best Film".  
  8. ^ "Best Film".  
  9. ^ "Best Film".  
  10. ^ "Best Film".  
  11. ^ "Best Film".  
  12. ^ "Best Film".  
  13. ^ "Best Film".  
  14. ^ "Best Film".  
  15. ^ "Best Film".  
  16. ^ Reynolds, Simon (February 25, 2010). "In Full: Empire Awards 2010 nominees".  
  17. ^ "Best Film".  
  18. ^ "Best Film".  
  19. ^ "Best Film".  
  20. ^ "Best Film".  

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