The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

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Directed By Irvin Kershner Starring Mark Hamill  •  Harrison Ford  •  Carrie Fisher  •  Billy Dee Williams  •  Anthony Daniels Genres Action  •  Adventure  •  Cyborg / Android / Robot  •  Sci-Fi Action  •  Science Fiction  •  Space Adventure Studios &
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Star Wars  •  National Film Registry  •  They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?  •  1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die  •  Academy Award for Best Production Design Nominated  •  Saturn Award for Best Science Fiction Film Nominated  •  Saturn Award for Best Science Fiction Film Winning  •  Alamo Drafthouse 100  •  Time Out: London's 100 Best Sci-Fi Movies  •  BBC's 100 Greatest American Films  •  Time Out: New York's 100 Best Movies of All Time  •  Lucasfilm
Other Titles Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back [United States] Release Info May 21, 1980
Color  •  127 minutes PG Rated PG
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Comments (33)

 
Zampa

Zampa on 11/30/2010 Reply  · 

A little trivia: The Empire Strikes Back was one of the reasons Flickchart was built. It was Pulp Fiction vs. The Empire Strikes Back that spurred the first matchup debate. It convinced us a website needed to be built to determine which movie more people think is the better film. (I say Empire.)

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Danielod

Danielod on 12/1/2013 Reply  · 

It seems you liked Empire better! :) Thanks for the awesome website... you've............. ruined my life :)

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Showtimebr

Showtimebr on 1/11/2012 Reply  · 

When you look at mine Top #10, remember that Empire stands for the whole Star Wars saga. I'll always have one of the SW highly ranked on my ranks 'till i'm yoda's age.

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IHelfrich

IHelfrich on 9/8/2012 Reply  · 

One of the best Movie Sequels ever made with a few twists and turns along the way.

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hsoj

hsoj on 12/6/2012 Reply  · 

SIck film init blud. Da best yoo

Yolo HSOJ out bruv

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hsoj

hsoj on 12/6/2012 Reply  · 

Yes Jerry blud, wat is hangin'

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Joshyskater

Joshyskater on 12/6/2012 Reply  · 

Well me no see dis film fam. So badman don't know how sick dis is!

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robmoviefilms13

robmoviefilms13 on 1/3/2013 Reply  · 

The most perfect science fiction fantasy film. It proudly stands in my top 10.

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bjonesb18

bjonesb18 on 2/23/2013 Reply  · 

The Empire Strikes Back is my #1 favorite movie of all time.

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SLionsCricket

SLionsCricket on 3/19/2013 Reply  · 

Every time I saw Empire I really liked it, even loved it but I just finished re-watching this and boy...........I MORE THAN FRICKING LOVE THIS MOVIE!!!! Empire hands down- best Star Wars movie and best Sci Fi!

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Caesar

Caesar on 3/24/2013 Reply  · 

The greatest sequel ever made. Period.

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CTR479

CTR479 on 10/10/2013 Reply  · 

Incredible film and the best movie of the entire Star Wars saga. Probably the best movie sequel ever along with The Godfather Part 2.

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tilite1981

tilite1981 on 10/19/2013 Reply  · 

Even though the prequels have kind of soured me on the writing in Star Wars. I still could watch Empire Strikes Back over and over and over !!!! Best Star Wars movie cheesy dialogue and all

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Danielod

Danielod on 12/10/2013 Reply  · 

Fantastic movie! Nearly perfect!

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AverageMovieBuff

AverageMovieBuff on 4/17/2015 Reply  · 

It is perfect

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cheesydog1

cheesydog1 on 4/13/2014 Reply  · 

The best Star Wars film

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AverageMovieBuff

AverageMovieBuff on 10/19/2014 Reply  · 

Best of the saga.

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AverageMovieBuff

AverageMovieBuff on 10/19/2014 Reply  · 

I will give this film a 10 out of 10

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Danny237

Danny237 on 3/25/2015 Reply  · 

Worst Star Wars

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LandMiller

LandMiller on 7/25/2017 Reply  · 

Ok, I get it, you're joking.

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AverageMovieBuff

AverageMovieBuff on 4/18/2015 Reply  · 

This movie could probably pass as the greatest movie ever made. It is perfect.

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empirosaur

empirosaur on 7/21/2015 Reply  · 

they don't call me empirosaur for nothing. This film is the reason why I joined flickchart.

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kylorennerolyk

kylorennerolyk on 3/19/2016 Reply  · 

Classic perfection.

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PFV

PFV on 2/5/2017 Reply  · 

In my top 25, a great movie and sequel.

HOW DO I REMOVE IT FROM MY UNSEEN FILMS LIST?!

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mcgrathta

mcgrathta on 2/5/2017 Reply  · 

It's hard to say, PFV.

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Eagleskywalker87

Eagleskywalker87 on 4/3/2017 Reply  · 

Favourite film of all time and has been for years!

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Eagleskywalker87

Eagleskywalker87 on 8/5/2017 Reply  · 

^^well... Empire has ended its reign as my "favourite film of all time" and has dropped down to 3rd. I'm feel ashamed but Vertigo and 2001 are just a nose better!

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mcgrathta

mcgrathta on 5/12/2017 Reply  · 

Scary.

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mcgrathta

mcgrathta on 6/8/2017 Reply  · 

SCARY!!!

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