#3. Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977)

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– Director: George Lucas

– Stacker score: 97.2

– Metascore: 90

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– IMDb user rating: 8.6

– Runtime: 121 minutes

Hollywood’s endless space opera began in 1977 with this game-changing film from George Lucas, in which a young man named Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) joins the rebels in their fight against Darth Vader and the Imperial Forces. Getting in on the fun are a range of characters who have since become immortalized via every conceivable outlet, including waffle makers. Sir Alec Guinness (who plays Obi Wan Kenobi) once referred to “Star Wars” as “fairy-tale rubbish.” Millions upon millions of fans would beg to differ.