Top 10 Moments: Star Wars Episode IV A New Hope

Top 10 Moments: Star Wars Episode IV A New Hope

Counting down the top 10 moments from the original trilogy was a lot of fun.  I belong to the group of people who enjoy Episodes 1, 2 & 3.  However, I also think they don’t come close to the original trilogy!

The time has come!  The top 10 moments from one of the greatest movies ever.

Star Wars! Episode IV!  A New Hope!

10. Stay On Target

Stay on target my ass! They’re clearly too close!  You can’t maneuver when you’re that close!

Loosen up!

9. Detention Level Garbage

Have you ever smelled hot garbage water?  That’s how I imagine that place smelled.  When Luke goes under, do you think he swallowed some of that?  Gross.

Regardless, this is one of the more memorable sequences in the film that finally brings together the three main characters of the trilogy.

8.  Don’t Get Cocky

This is still one of my favorite space battles in history of film and space!  Mostly because it would be bad ass to operate one of those guns.  Was this scene ever turned into an arcade game with a replica cockpit?  If it was and I missed it, I’m going to be super pissed.

And because I can…  Here’s the Family Guy parody of this scene.

7. Introducing Darth Vader

I’m sure we can all agree the whole Ep III ‘Nooooooooooooo’ was a big step backwards for Anakin’s bad guy street credit.

Having said that, the first (first) time we meet Darth Vader is one of the coolest moments in the film.  This is one of the most easily recognizable movie characters on the planet!

Side note, have you ever heard this sequence without James Earl Jones’ voice?  It’s hilarious.

6. These Aren’t The Droids You’re Looking For…

I was born in 1983 so I missed this movie in theaters.  It also means, I’ve never been alive when there wasn’t Star Wars.  The dark side, lightsabers, the force?  I grew up in science fiction heaven thanks to Star Wars and moments like this.

5. Alderaan

The Death Star destroys entire planets.  Of course this moment was going to make the list!

Do you think they hire internally for the weapon’s room engineer lever… pulling… people? Are you a storm trooper and then apply?  There HAS to be some kind of psychological screening process.

“Are you willing to push a button that wipes out an entire planet of peaceful people?”


“They have no weapons?”

“That’s fine.”

“You have to wear all black and THIS giant slanty dome hat?”

“…….  I’m okay with it.”

4. Sunset

This moment makes #4 purely because of the iconic score.  I get chills every single time.

3. Kenobi vs Darth Vader

The elegant lightsaber duel.

2. That’s No Moon…

George Lucas dialogue Jar Jar jokes aside, this single line of dialogue is about as close to perfection as it gets.

That’s no moon, it’s a space station is one of the most quotes lines in the entire Star Wars saga for a reason.  It’s an awesome moment.

1. Use The Force Luke

Star Wars is magic and I’m not talking about the force.  I’m talking about pure cinematic magic.  Even now, after so many viewings, I’m still 10 years old watching one of the coolest movies of all time.

Star Wars is magic.


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