16. The Battle of Hoth ('The Empire Strikes Back')
Imperial AT-AT walkers have landed on the surface of the ice planet Hoth, as the Alliance is routed out of it secret base. The rebels, however, aren't going to give up without a fight. In a series filled to the brim with thrilling battles and stand-offs, this one ranks as one of the most exciting extended sequences of them all. The lumbering walkers are an inspired piece of weaponry, and the snowspeeders zipping around and between their legs (the bigger they are, the harder they fall) captures some of the same excitement of the Death Star battle from A New Hope.