Greetings Star Wars fanatics, and welcome back to JJ’s Fan Feature! Last time out we settled the debate over which Corellian freighter was better, the Millennium Falcon or the Outrider. This week’s topic comes straight from the comments section of Hashtag writer Matt Jabs’ piece entitled In Defense of Return of the Jedi. In discussing ROTJ, reader and fan Eli Velasquez had this to say: “the moment Vader finally decides to save Luke is one of the greatest scenes in movie history.” Now that got me thinking… What are some of the most gut-wrenching, eye-opening, get-you-right-in-the-feels, take your breath away scenes in Star Wars? Today we’ll take a look at some of those standout Star Wars scenes in detail.

Standout Star Wars Scenes
Will this scene make the cut? (Image: Lucasfilm)

[Writer’s Note: We’ve already ranked the “top moments” for both the original trilogy and the prequels. The scenes mentioned in this article, however, are the ones that kind of sneak up you. Perhaps they elicited an unexpected emotional response. Maybe they just shocked you. However they affected you, they certainly stood out. And away we go, in no particular order….]