15. Jump to Hyperspace ('A New Hope')
Luke and Obi-Wan board the ship they've hired to transport them out of Tatooine, a bucket of bolts known as the Millennium Falcon. Its pilot, Han Solo, blasts them out of Mos Eisley, pursued by Imperial ships; the only escape is through hyperspace. It’s such a brief, simple effect — the stars turn into streaks outside the cockpit window — but it carries such an electric thrill the first few times (or even the first few dozen times) you see it. This was the ship that could do the Kessel run in less than 12 parsecs...blazing past the speed of light is not a problem.