STAR WARS (1977)
The original has a magic all its own. Arguably, the most popular film of all time evokes such nostalgia and takes us on a truly joyful odyssey. Like many others, I grew up with Star Wars and it influenced my life tremendously. There's no denying the importance of the original. For the time, it was absolutely flabbergasting. Interestingly, for future generations who see the prequels first, EP4 comes across very simple and a little bit slow. Still, the characters are wonderful, particularly Han Solo and the story still holds up. Major credit must go to the editing and music. Countless sci-fi and fantasy films owe everything to the original Star Wars.
Director: George Lucas