Three years after George Lucas blew the world of cinema wide open with Star Wars: A New Hope, he returned with the next installment in the saga: The Empire Strikes Back. A much darker film than its predecessor, Lucas takes his heroes and starts to rip them apart, with Vader hunting them down across most of the galaxy.
In the meantime, Luke Skywalker goes off to find a Jedi Master to train him, Han Solo and Princess Leia fall in love amidst the asteroids, and Threepio gets blown apart.
From the huge opening battle on Hoth, through to the devastating relevation at the end in Cloud City (look, we've all seen it, and we all know what happens, but just in case...!) this is a truly wonderful film.
Considering it was the second of a three part story, this film stands as the best thing George Lucas has done. With all the hype surrounding Episode II: Attack of the Clones, it's good to go back and see such a thrilling, romantic (in the best sense of the word) and stupefyingly good film!
Oh, and Boba Fett is in it too...!