#16. Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980)



– Director: Irvin Kershner

– Stacker score: 93.4

– Metascore: 82


– IMDb user rating: 8.7

– Runtime: 124 minutes

For countless fans, this 1980 “Star Wars” installment is as good as the never-ending franchise gets. After seeing their precious Death Star destroyed, Darth Vader and the Imperialist Forces go on the hunt for Luke Skywalker and his rebel brethren. Meanwhile, Luke pays a visit to an ancient Jedi knight named Yoda, who helps him unlock the secrets of the Force. The action culminates with a reveal that’s still making a formidable impression on new generations of viewers.

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