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39 Gifs to Mark 'Star Wars: A New Hope' Turning 39

25/05/2016 16:03 BST | Updated 26/05/2017 10:12 BST

Let's be honest, it's not an exaggeration to call the creation of Star Wars the single greatest achievement in the history of mankind.

Having said that, it's only fitting that today, on the 39th anniversary of Star Wars: A New Hope being released in cinemas, we revisit exactly why that is.

So here's 39 gifs in celebration of just how amazing Star Wars is.

1) This is cheating, it's not a gif but come on, who doesn't feel chills right now?

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2) Ok NOW who isn't excited?

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3) It has probably the most iconic opening shot in film...

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4) Definitely the baddest villain in all of film

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5) Who chokes fools out on the reg...

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6) Even if they're on his side?

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7) There's Leia's gloriously silly hair

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8) Leia's Tarkin shade

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9) Leia's Vader shade

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10) Leia's "short for a stormtrooper" shade

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11) Leia's natural leadership qualities

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12) Basically, everything about Princess Leia, ok? She's awesome.

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13) There's Luke Skywalker, the original man-baby

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14) Luke Skywalker, forever alone

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15) That is, until he meets this old wizard guy

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16) (Who gives him the coolest weapon ever)

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17) Until he...

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18) Dies and leaves Luke on his own again (#sadnessinhiseyes)

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19) Luke does save the galaxy in the end though, so fair play to him.

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20) There's C-3PO, camp as Christmas

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21) And his love-hate old married couple act with R2-D2!

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22) R2 gives as good as he gets though...

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23) And even if he always gets everyone in trouble...

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24) The heroic astromech always saves the day in the end.

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25) Speaking of heroes...

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26) How can we forget the most coolest...

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27) Most rapscallion-est...

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28) Most charming...

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29) Most swashbuckling...

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30) Too cool for school...

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31) Pilot of the fastest ship in the galaxy (it finished the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs don't you know...)

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32) The one and only...

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33) Oh, and Chewbacca is pretty cool too

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34) And really comfy to hug

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35) Even if he is a big wuss.

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36) Let's give it up for these clowns too

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37) I mean come on...

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38) So there you have it, the best film ever made

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39) And remember kids...

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