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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20. The Pod Race ('The Phantom Menace')

It feels more like a dry run for one of the Star Wars video games that Lucas Arts was pumping out in the Nineties rather than a movie scene and it doesn't even remotely move Menace's plot forward. (The less said about those announcers, the better.) But this major set piece in this first of the prequels is admittedly a top-notch, suspenseful action sequence that features some dazzling special effects. This adrenaline rush of a race also gives us our first glimpse at the skills, reflexes and piloting ability of little Anakin Skywalker (Jake Lloyd).

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