Watch: The 10 most memorable scene from the Star Wars franchise

FP Staff

Apr 17, 2015 15:33:31 IST

There are few among us who don't know Yoda, Darth Vader, Han Solo, Luke Skywalker or the epic light saber. But if you happen to be one of those, then this article isn't for you. But if you are among the millions of crazy Star Wars who are waiting for the Christmas release of Episode VII, then read on.

 Watch: The 10 most memorable scene from the Star Wars franchise

Stars Wars will release on 18 December, 2015

With the release of the Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens trailer, the scene is set for all us to take a walk down memory lane. The movie is directed by JJ Abrams, the man who revived the Star Trek franchise to critical acclaim. Given how poorly the last three episodes of the six movie franchise have been received, we sure hope he does a good job.

The first film in the franchise was released on May 25, 1977 by 20th Century Fox, and became a worldwide pop culture phenomenon followed by two sequels, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, released in 1980 and 1983, respectively. Sixteen years after the release of the trilogy's final film, the first in a new prequel trilogy of films, The Phantom Menace, was released. The three prequel films were also released at three-year intervals, with the final film of the trilogy, Revenge of the Sith, released on May 19, 2005.

And of course, there is no better way to build up to it than to listen/watch to some of the finest scenes from the franchise. Here is a list of our 10 most memorable quotes from the Star Wars franchise. If you think we have missed out on your favourite, feel free to add it in the comments section.

1. "I am your father." (The Empire Strikes Back) - In one of the most iconic scenes (and quote) in film history, Darth Vader reveals to Luke that he is his father.

Over the years the scene has inspired some on the best reactions (especially from kids):


2. Han Solo's hibernation (The Empire Strikes Back) - The scene, heavy with emotions, leave the fate of one of the major characters hanging. Leia's parting line to Han, “I love you," and Han's reply, “I know,” is as emotional as it gets


3. Anakin Skywalker & Obi-Wan Kenobi & Yoda vs. Count Dooku (Attack of the Clones) - Count Dooku (yes, Dooku) with his mastery of the dark side overwhelms both Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker. But, to the rescue is 900 year old Yoda, who lets Dooku know that he still got the moves.


4. Darth Vader Suit (Revenge of the Sith) - The chilling scene shows the birth of Darth Vader with the famous "Nooooooo!" at the end. The first breath drawn by Vader in his suit will give you goosebumps.

Also, you can also listen to the famous 'No' at your leisure (at your workplace) at


5. Qui-Gon Jinn & Obi-Wan Kenobi vs. Darth Maul (The Phantom Menace) -  Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi battles the Sith Lord Darth Maul (with his awesome double blade saber) in one of the best sword plays in the franchise. It is hands down the best (and perhaps the only likable) scene in the Phantom Menace.


6. Han and Leia kiss (The Empire Strikes Back) - This kiss sets the record straight and pushes Luke out of the picture. (And a good thing too, knowing what we do now about their 'other' relation).


7. Darth Vader Enters (A New Hope) - The scene which introduces arguably the greatest villain in the cinematic history.


8. Sail Barge Assault (Return of the Jedi) - Following a failed attempt to rescue Leia from Hutt's palace, Jabba attempted to execute Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and Chewbacca by throwing them into the Great Pit of Carkoon. But things don't really work out for Jabba.


9. Death Star Assault (A New Hope) - With groundbreaking visuals for that time, the final battle of the New Hope left the moviegoers gaping at the screen. (The scene still induces same reactions.)


10. The "Cantina Scene" (A New Hope) - The scene introduces us to the alien life in the Star Wars universe and gave rise to one of  the most controversial debates in the franchise - 'Who shot first?'

But with years of research and debate, the masses have (mostly) reached a consensus: Han shot first.

And here is some bonus vintage Yoda wisdom from the time Luke first meets him.

Updated Date: Apr 17, 2015 16:26:04 IST