What Star Wars Movie Does Darth Vader Say I Am Your Father?

If you’re a Star Wars fan, you know one of the most iconic lines in the entire franchise: “Luke, I am your father.” This line is spoken by none other than Darth Vader himself, but in which movie does he say it? Let’s dive into the answer.

Setting the Scene: The Original Trilogy

To answer this question, we need to look at the original Star Wars trilogy. This includes three movies: “A New Hope,” “The Empire Strikes Back,” and “Return of the Jedi.” These movies follow the story of Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo, and their fight against the evil Empire.

A New Hope

In “A New Hope,” we are introduced to Luke Skywalker as a young farm boy on the desert planet of Tatooine. He learns that he is actually part of a larger universe and becomes involved in a rebellion against the Empire. However, this is not where Darth Vader says his famous line.

The Empire Strikes Back

In “The Empire Strikes Back,” we see Luke continuing his training as a Jedi while Han Solo and Princess Leia try to evade capture by the Empire. Meanwhile, Darth Vader is on a mission to find Luke and turn him to the dark side. It is during their confrontation that he utters those iconic words: “No, I am your father.”

Fun fact: Many people misquote this line as “Luke, I am your father” when in reality it’s “No, I am your father.”

Return of the Jedi

Finally, we have “Return of the Jedi.” This movie sees our heroes attempting to rescue Han Solo from Jabba the Hutt before taking on the Empire once and for all. While there are plenty of memorable moments in this film (including another famous line from Darth Vader: “It is your destiny”), he does not say “I am your father” in this one.


So, to answer the question: Darth Vader says “I am your father” in “The Empire Strikes Back.” This moment is one of the most memorable in all of cinema and has become an integral part of pop culture. Whether you’re a die-hard Star Wars fan or just enjoy a good movie quote, this line is sure to stick with you forever.