In my opinion, The Phantom Menace is the greatest film ever made. It easily surpasses everything from Citizen Kane to The Godfather, to North By Northwest and Vertigo. It comfortably beats 2001, Bladerunner and Metropolis. It even comes out above The French Connection and Apocalypse Now. It is better than Indiana Jones and Back To The Future. It tops Aliens, Terminator 2 and Robocop. It's even better than The Seven Samurai, Once Upon A Time In The West and High Noon. It laughs in the face of Chinatown. It is better than Dr No and Goldfinger. It is above Gone With The Wind and Ben Hur. It is superior to Dawn Of The Dead, The Excorcist and Psycho. It's even more exciting than Hard Boiled or The Killer. It has more emotional impact than The Shawshank Redemption. It stays with you, even more than the ending of the original European version of The Vanishing. It's more entertaining than The Big Lebowski. In short, it is a timeless classic of pure poetic genius, that transcends mere filmic conventions, and soars into a league of it's own ! It is the best film ever made. Does everyone agree ?