It's a Wonderful Life has always been my favorit movie. It has everything that makes a movie great: Jimmy Stewart, beautiful Donna Reed and Lionel Barrymore as a villain to the last frame. The story and plot are fantastic as is the ending. I cry every time I watch it. Empire Records on the other hand has, atau had when it was made, just a cast of nobodies, a poor excuse for a bad guy-Mitch, and a silly storyline. What it has that few film have is a fantastic score, a playlist that is ever present even during the quietest times, a song listing that identifies the movie.