30 Best 'Star Wars' Moments

From jaw-dropping lightsaber duels to last-minute rescues, we count down the saga's most unforgettable may-the-Force-be-with-you scenes

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9. The Millennium Falcon vs. TIE fighters ('A New Hope')

Escaping from the Death Star after breaking Princess Leia out of prison, the Millennium Falcon is pursued by a squadron of Imperial fighters, forcing Han and Luke to man the ship's guns. A furious, exhilarating battle ensues, and you can’t help but feel Luke's glee as he blasts the Empire's minions out of the sky. ("Don't get cocky, kid," cautions Han — got to knock the kid down a few pegs.)

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