Star Wars (1977)

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A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away...

Directed By George Lucas Starring Mark Hamill  •  Harrison Ford  •  Carrie Fisher  •  Peter Cushing  •  Alec Guinness Genres Action  •  Adventure  •  Cyborg / Android / Robot  •  Science Fiction  •  Sci-Fi Action  •  Space Adventure Studios &
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Star Wars  •  Academy Award Nominated  •  National Film Registry  •  AFI's 100 Years...100 Cheers  •  AFI's 100 Years...100 Thrills  •  Academy Award Best Picture Nominated  •  They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?  •  1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die  •  Roger Ebert's Great Movies  •  Sight & Sound's Greatest Films of All Time Poll  •  AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies 10th Anniversary Edition  •  Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay Nominated  •  BAFTA Award for Best Film Nominated  •  Academy Award for Best Production Design Nominated  •  Academy Award for Best Production Design Winning  •  Saturn Award for Best Science Fiction Film Nominated  •  Saturn Award for Best Science Fiction Film Winning  •  Alamo Drafthouse 100  •  Time Out: New York's 100 Best Action Movies  •  Time Out: London's 100 Best Sci-Fi Movies
Other Titles Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope [United States] Release Info May 25, 1977
Color  •  121 minutes PG Rated PG
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Comments (36)

 
ear

ear on 12/9/2010 Reply  · 

The most innovative Science Fiction movie of all time. It still gives me goose bumps.

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longhornsgirl

longhornsgirl on 4/21/2011 Reply  · 

Star Wars is right up there with the best movies ever. It's a more recognizable film.

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tbeams

tbeams on 5/15/2011 Reply  · 

I've taken the rest of the Trilogy out of my chart. They are all combined into this one as a whole

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DaveintheCave

DaveintheCave on 12/19/2011 Reply  · 

Very glad to see it's at No. 2 now.

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Showtimebr

Showtimebr on 1/7/2012 Reply  · 

It's a science fiction movie of the 70's that didn't age up a bit even after decades of CGI and Top-Notch technology. SO ahead of it's time. The crazy thing is that it actually got better with the time. God i love it.

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davowino

davowino on 3/5/2012 Reply  · 

I don't get it. It's like adults reading Harry Potter. It's a film for the under-10s! Cowboys and Indians in space... oooh a light sabre; plastic, cheap and stagey.

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AverageMovieBuff

AverageMovieBuff on Apr 17 Reply  · 

Well it's pretty simple. Star Wars is fucking brilliant. The lightsaber wasn't the gimmick of the movie by the way, it only makes a few appearances in it. 'Cowboys and Indians in space.' I don't understand what you are saying there, and I don't really see the problem with those things anyway. It actually was a pretty cheap film but the special effects still hold up today. 'Stagey' - It is a movie, it's not real life. I really don't know what that means, if you want to criticize something then be specific. I don't know if you're talking about the sets or the acting or what. The film's appeal is primarily for children but does that mean we shouldn't regard Pixar movies as great animations because it's 'for the under=10s'. Harry Potter and Star Wars are fantasy stories that are used for escapism.

Your comment sucks and Star Wars rules.

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MFinnie

MFinnie on 5/11/2012 Reply  · 

Best first film in a series, ever.

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Proof

Proof on 1/20/2013 Reply  · 

This is the fucking best movie of all time!

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Crackanigga

Crackanigga on 3/24/2013 Reply  · 

The classic that started the classic Sci-FI age in Hollywood.....well.....after 2001: A Space Odyssey....

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AverageMovieBuff

AverageMovieBuff on Apr 17 Reply  · 

I'd say that Star Wars had a much larger impression on Hollywood than 2001. 2001 was a flop whereas Star Wars made fortunes. Star Wars excites more general audiences than 2001. Hollywood thrives on profitable movies and Star Wars definitely made profit.

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JeremyDavis

JeremyDavis on Apr 27 Reply  · 

2001 was a flop? Wtf are you taking about? 2001 was a smash hit that wasn't just the highest grossing film of 1968 but went on to become one of the highest grossing films of the entire decade.

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Caesar

Caesar on 3/24/2013 Reply  · 

Yep, it's the greatest film ever made.

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alav

alav on 5/9/2013 Reply  · 

Best Sci-Fi movie ever,May the force be with you all.

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JC13

JC13 on 7/7/2013 Reply  · 

Disney better release the original unmolested trilogy on Blu-Ray.

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JoshuaHolloway

JoshuaHolloway on 9/24/2013 Reply  · 

Yeah it's good, but Empire is better.

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movielover1994

movielover1994 on 10/14/2013 Reply  · 

I Like Science Fiction Films.

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JoshuaHolloway

JoshuaHolloway on 10/16/2013 Reply  · 

Good for you.

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ipham88

ipham88 on 11/27/2013 Reply  · 

Great movie: yes
Deserving of number one: no

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Nononsense

Nononsense on 3/19/2014 Reply  · 

Agreed. I'd be interested to know the age demographics on this site.

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cheesydog1

cheesydog1 on 4/12/2014 Reply  · 

Weakest out of the trilogy in my opinion

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Arthouse

Arthouse on 9/22/2014 Reply  · 

It is a great movie but the beginning is too slow for me.

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Arthouse

Arthouse on 10/3/2014 Reply  · 

It is one of the best movies ever but is not one of my favorites

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AverageMovieBuff

AverageMovieBuff on 10/19/2014 Reply  · 

An unbelievably influential science fiction flick. Though it is a brilliant movie, it is not the best in the saga. That is just my opinion.

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AverageMovieBuff

AverageMovieBuff on 10/19/2014 Reply  · 

I would give this film a 10 out of 10

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skywalker17

skywalker17 on 11/15/2014 Reply  · 

asto baal er movie

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Danny237

Danny237 on Mar 5 Reply  · 

1 ? Casablanca is better

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AverageMovieBuff

AverageMovieBuff on Apr 17 Reply  · 

No

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AverageMovieBuff

AverageMovieBuff on Apr 20 Reply  · 

Star Wars is better than Casablanca. Casablanca is a great movie but Star Wars has better characters, action and so on. Casablanca is still great but, yeah...

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Danny237

Danny237 on Apr 25 Reply  · 

Still thinking Star Wars is overrated.

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AverageMovieBuff

AverageMovieBuff on Apr 18 Reply  · 

I wouldn't say that it was the greatest movie ever made but I'm not fussed about its position. It is definitely in the top 20 of all time though.

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JeremyDavis

JeremyDavis on Apr 27 Reply  · 

The most overrated movie of all time?

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AverageMovieBuff

AverageMovieBuff on May 4 Reply  · 

I really don't see how.

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