11 Best Empire Strikes Back Moments: Why It's Our Favorite Star Wars Movie!

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The Empire Strikes Back is largely considered the best of the series. It is Movie Fanatic's favorite Star Wars movie, that is for sure. 

But why? 

There are so many plot points, hero moments, and of course given the film's title, villainous victories that show how heading to the dark side can be a great cinematic experience. 

Click through our 11 The Empire Strikes Back moments that make it the best Star Wars movie and discover why The Empire Strikes Back quotes are simply only one reason why this film rules the George Lucas galaxy. 

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Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back Quotes

C-3PO: Oh. They've encased him in Carbonite. He should be quite well protected. If he survived the freezing process, that is.
Darth Vader: Well, Calrissian, did he survive?
Lando: Yes, he's alive, and in perfect hibernation.
Darth Vader: He's all yours, bounty hunter.

[to Luke] You are beaten. It is useless to resist. Don't let yourself be destroyed as Obi-Wan did.

Darth Vader