Greatest Star Wars Movies

The Top Ten Greatest Star Wars Movies

1 Star Wars Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

The prequels are pretty bad to many, but good in other parts, have you seen the planets in the creativity put in them, the planets in them are unlike anything anyone has ever seen, Coruscant, an globally urban planet with miles tall buildings, weird creatures and floating vehicles, Kamino, an aquatic world with no land, but still a terrestrial planet, Geonosis, not much creativity, but it's a rocky planet with rings and a lot of moons, Utapau, a green planet with so many giant sinkholes, so many large moons, and so many weird looking creatures, and Kashyyyk, the least creative, but still interesting planet, the wookie creatures were very inspiring, including Chewbacca.

Planets during the Order 66 attack include Mygeeto, an unusually weird planet, Felucia, an exotically lush world with weird looking plants, Cato Nemoidia, a planet with cities on giant bridges, Sameucline, a planet with giant bulb shaped plants and Mustafar, a hell world of lava, which Darth Vader burned on and ...more

Empire strikes back
Rouge one
A new hope
Force awakens
Return of the Jedi
Rise of Skywalker
Revenge of the Sith
Phantom menace
Attack of the clones
The last jedi

This one was really amazing! There was action, great plot, great characters, and the whole thing was great. This is my second favorite movie in the franchise, below A New Hope being first.

1. Empire strikes back
2. Revenge of the sith
3. Return of the jedi
4. A new hope
5. The phantom menace
6. Rogue one
7. Attack of the clones
8. The force awakens
9. Solo
10. The last jedi
11. The rise of skywalker

2 Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

The ratings of this list is exactly how I rated the movies. There all entertaining, personally though this is the most intense one of the entire Saga, The Acting of Hayden, Ian and Ewan are great, Sad all around, especially the epic battle, The most emotional score from John Williams in the Star Wars universe, astounding make up, Brilliant choreography, and the tying notch that really wines together well in a galaxy far far away. - Drewstar

Even though I love all Star Wars movies in a different way, this one has to do it for me. From the nonstop action to the raw emotion this movie brings it just can't be beat. In this movie you could see & feel Anakin's struggles as he comes closer & closer to becoming Darth Vader. I don't know about everyone else but I didn't seem to have a huge problem with the acting in this movie. The amount of greatness & emotion it brings overshadows it anyways. This movie starts with Anakin & Obi-Wan being best friends to them being mortal enemies at the end, & I feel it did a perfect job of filling in everything in between. For me, this movie should be number one because even though Empire Strikes Back is great, I just feel it gets boring & repetitive at times. I also feel that Obi-Wan's words to the burning, fallen Anakin were way more emotional than "I am your father". Overall, this movie to me was perfection & set up A New Hope perfectly.

Incredible storyline, action, characters, acting, and emotion all around. Probably the darkest star wars movie yet also the most fun. Best lightsaber battles of the whole saga. This movie is the epitome of star wars and in my opinion the best in the saga

There's some bad acting and bad dialogue, but still an incredible villain origin story until Anikin strangles the very person he was trying to save (also poor writing when she dies "because she lost the will to live"). I still think that was a bad choice, but overall this movie packs the most action for maintaining a quality storyline (barring the blips already mentioned). Character development is really good too (besides, once again, strangling Padme). Such an effective finish for the prequels, everyone should see this movie.

3 Star Wars Episode VI - Return of the Jedi

Star Wars is the greatest Saga of all time and most popular, and this is the greatest of all star wars movies! How can you forget the final and opening scene. The most anticipated unmasking of Darth Vader. Who finally turned good. I like how they edited it, when the new ones came out. Before they had another man to be Anakin's soul at the end. But they edited it to make Hayden Christensen, that was so good. The mastermind of George Lucas is amazing, I think he became the richest man in hollywood or something after this, 20th century thought George Lucas was crazy when he wanted to make the Star Wars franchise, now it is one of the most loved of all.

Even though I love the whole original trilogy, and even the prequels, I think this movie is probably my favorite. It was a very satisfying, refreshing comeback. Han Solo is saved, the Empire is finally defeated, and Luke Skywalker finally becomes a Jedi. Very great movie, probably one of my favorites. - EndOfSilence402

This was a really good ending to this portion of the Star Wars era. Anakin coming back to good, the Ewoks of course, and just everything!

This is objectively the worst star wars film. No plot, bad acting, and relies on emotion and inexplicable character turns (with no development) to make people happy. I can ignore the Ewoks, but not bad writing. Most overrated (and overall worst) star wars film ever made.

4 Star Wars

This will always be my favorite one! It started everything off, and introduced all of the amazing characters! It was the movie that started everything, and will always be remembered.

This movie was a perfect way to introduce the star wars universe. Simple but effective. - Eclipsmon

This was the beginning of the most popular series of all time! The movie was great overall, with great visual effects and a unique storyline, was a big hit in the 70's and still is to this very date!

One of the most amazing movies of all time. Far superior to Episode V. In Episode V, Luke got his hand cut off, but if that happened in real life, Luke would've passed out from shock and probably die. Also, the story moves along at a snails pace in Episode V. This is far more entertaining. I have to get Episode V credit, though, as it's special effects are better then this. - booklover1

5 Star Wars: The Force Awakens

"The Force Awakens" has a single major flaw. Which is that it resembles "Star Wars" too much. But not only the first movie, but the Original Trilogy in general. Yet, it doesn't distract from the amazing movie (Unless you only went inside to simply bitch about it).

It has emotion put into it. You feel it everywhere. This movie was made by fans that love this franchise, and those who made it, understood what the Prequels lacked and tried to get you back into the old days. This movie simply played it safe, to get the fans back on track again (That's what I believe).

Now, the hard work that was put in, truly paid out. The acting was phenomenal from all sides (With exception of the Phasma character, yet, she didn't have much screen time anyway), the score was brilliant, though it was so far out in the background most of the times. The practical effects are lovely! You can't help, but love them! If you are have been a fan since childhood, then this movie ...more

The plot was rehashing episode IV, and not just referencing it. The movie did lack creativity with plot, and that is a problem. That being said, the characterization and acting were better than was ever done under Lucas. I'd also like to point out the reason that the strategy of an uncreative plot was done: SW fans hate new things. Look at the treatment of the prequels, the Last Jedi, and the indifference to the anthology films. Abrams had little choice but to do what he did, and the backlash came much later than it would have if something original had been attempted. We need to encourage creativity as fans, otherwise we'll keep complaining about rehashing of old plots. We need to stop creating lose-lose scenarios for writers and directors.

This movie sucked in my opinion. It didn't feel anything like Star Wars. The film is overrated as hell and is the worst film in the franchise. It was more like a feminist film thus attracted the critics. It was a lame rehash of New Hope. The prequels at least tried to be different. Seriously, Jar Jar Abrams is just a Michael Bay wannabe.

I actually really loved this movie, but I do respect your opinion. While I did love Rey as a character I wish they didn't use her to push a feminist agenda into the movie. - Gabriola

This is supposed to be not only the greatest Star Wars movie of all time, but the greatest movie, IN GENERAL, of all time, /it will change motion picture history and humanity FOREVER, and since the actors and directors saw it, they actually cried with joy, joy doesn't even do justice, it should even surpass Titanic as the most emotional movie of all time, as if that movie was extremely emotional, which proves that when it comes out, all humanity will cry, laugh, scream, and talk about it forever, it will be like Jesus's return, but in movie form, it is expected to be the GODFATHER of ALL MOVIES! Many people want good movies with plots, storylines, adventures, action, character development, drama, battles, and emotions, This is what we will all get all at once when we see this movie, even Darth Vader's most famous line, I am your Father, won't even be anywhere near as indescribable as this movie, there will never EVER, not even in INFINITY, be a SINGLE WORD to describe this MOVIE! IT ...more

You're right about the people reacting to this movie, but the movie itself wasn't good, too unoriginal and had a bland score. - nelsonerica

6 Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

Every kid's favorite movie (if its not your kids favorite movie, than you're brainwashing them. Let them form their own opinions without trying to align with your criticisms). As we grow older, it becomes less and less enjoyable, but we can't expect star wars to pander to everyone. Let the kids have this one and enjoy the duel of fates while you watch it with them.

Why is this ranked so low? After all it introduces the universally adored and beloved character Jar Jar Binks, who will always be remembered for his timid, definitely not racially caricatured personality that so many fans hold dear to their hearts.

Something I don't think I lot of people seem to realize (in my opinion at least) is that the prequels are honestly what made Star Wars..., well, Star Wars. The great lightsaber duels, the new and awesome planets (not that the originals didn't have them either, but the prequels had more), the foundation of the clone armies, the young Obi-Wan, and more characters like Jango Fett, Grievous, Maul. This movie plus its two sequels are what amde Star Wars so iconic honestly in my opinion.

This is why I respect the prequels just as much as the originals. The prequels just certainly aren't that bad. Every one of the prequels do have some really amazing and awesome scenes, even the two most hated ones of the franchise, this and Ep. II. We've all heard of Obi Wan and Qui-Gon vs. Darth Maul, among the greatest Star Wars battles ever. Or the friends on Tatooine. So many iconic places and stuff started with this movie. And the special effects sky-rocketed with this movie. It's impossible to ...more - darthvadern

The first Star Wars movie I saw, and one of my favorite movies as a younger kid. This was awesome! It was a good and memorable introduction to the Star Wars universe for kids, even if it came under criticism from others.

7 Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones

A pretty important Star Wars movie. The love pledge is romantic and the ending soundtrack is the best ending soundtrack of the saga.

Obi-Wan was great in this movie. And Dooku. That's about it, but its still fun and creative and still makes me happy.

One of the most wrongfully despised Star Wars movies in my opinion. People only remember and think of the romance when thsi movie comes to their mind and act like everything else was crap as well in this movie which is not the case, and even then, the romance had a purpose (unlike a certain Finn x Rose Tico in Ep. 8). While Obi Wan and Anakin vs. Count Dooku isn't nearly as entertaining and the final battle with Maul, there are so many amazing parts of this movie as well.

Let me introduce you to Jango Fett, pherhaps the greatest Star Wars character ever made. I smiled every time he was on screen. Not only does he look badass with that armour and his battle scenes are amazing, but he is essentially the reason behind everythin in the original trilogy. He created the clone army, which the sith lords took advantage of and so the galactic empire was born. I mean this is certainly not a bad movie at all. - darthvadern

I think of bad acting, poorly developed characters, bland villains and horrific dialogue - iliekpiez

For me, the biggest flaw of this movie is that besides being the movie that introduce us to the clones, there is not a lot of important things in that movie. This movie would be removed and not a lot of value would be lost. And like all the movies of the prelogy, it's spectacle over substance. - Eclipsmon

8 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

This is the most polished movie ever made for star wars. The plot is great, the character development impressive, acting flawless, the visuals impressive (they put a lot of effort in here, it visually works quite well with the originals), and the dialogue isn't awkward, which is rare for a star wars film. It also has the intangibles: emotion, a message, and effective humor. Episode IV is still my favorite, but this is a close second because there's simply nothing to not like. It's just a perfectly crafted film.

What!? This should be higher! It's better than A New Hope, Revenge of the Sith, Return of the Jedi, Attack of the Clones, and The Phantom Menace, which are all above it on this list. This movie should be at Number 3.

This is my favorite star wars movie. I think the best thing about this movie is the characters. The characters are so good that in one movie, I actually cared about the characters when they died at the end, unlike revenge of the Sith which has three movies to developp the characters, yet I don't feel a lot of emotions when they died. - Eclipsmon

This movie was as unecessary as it can get and clearly was just made for money. We are introduced to characters who have no meaning or relevance ever agian and this movie is essentially just the rebels trying to steal the death star plans. It's so forgettable. - darthvadern

9 Star Wars: The Last Jedi

This is a great movie. What I really like about this movie is how they take a lot of risks to surprise the viewer. While people complain that they ruined Luke's character, I thought that what they made to him was a great idea, because it gave me a new way to look at the character that makes him interest. I think it's better than the Gary Stu the fans wanted him to become. Also, I'm sorry but Ray isn't a Mary Sue because she does make errors sometimes, and Rose is a great character. Now, let's hope that Rise of the Skywalker will be at least a good movie to finish that very good trilogy. And let's hope they will not reveal that Ray is a Skywalker just because the fans complained that revealing she is the child of no one important was a disapointment, because that would be stupid and I hope that it's not the reason why the movie is call the rise of skywalker. Seriously, which skywalker is rising? I thought Luke was dead. - Eclipsmon

This film doesn't deserve the level of hate it gets, but it does struggle with message and direction. For instance, I thought the actor of Rose did fine and have no problem with the character. Yet how they wrote the character in was poor writing and what they have her say and do conflicts with other things they show and do (e.g. a film that from beginning to end is about sacrifice and not giving in is ruined by her in one line saying that that's not what they're supposed to do. It doesn't work).
So is this the worst star wars film ever? No. I actually really appreciated their attempt to be unique and change direction for the franchise. If executed properly, it would be just what we needed. But the execution was quite imperfect.

I love this one! They did really well with what happened with Luke, and made him meaner, and had great reason for it. The characters as always were amazing, and they added a lot to others.

I have yet to seen Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker but this is one of the worst movies I've ever seen (that I've seen). Takes everything that made every other movie bearable or great and we get this. Plot-holes, uninteresting, character-wasting and short and bad battles. There really isn't anything redeemable about this movie. - darthvadern

10 Star Wars: The Clone Wars

This one isn’t my favorite, but it got me into binging the show. It’s way more enjoyable then the prequel live action movies, and I really like Ahsoka.

Star Wars Clone Wars reveals the utter triumph and potential of Star Wars. Let's admit it: the first two- Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones, sucked. The third was okay, but Anakin was a whiner. The fourth had Luke as whiny hero, and Obi-Wan lets himself get killed.
The fifth and sixth do almost defeat this one. They are the peak of George Lucas's career. The seventh, though it hasn't come out yet, also sounds good.
Star Wars Clone Wars has many memorable new characters, such as Ahsoka Tano, Cad Bane, Lux Bonterri, and Duchess Satine. The villains Darth Maul, Savage Opress, Palpatine, and Asajj Ventriss are amazing. Also, lesser known characters, such as Kit Fisto (a personal favorite) have their own episodes.
The clones, such as Captain Rex, are given character, and when they die, you feel sad.
This series also reveals the brilliance of Palpatine's plot, revealing each little step to becoming the Emperor. And in each season, Anakin gets darker. He is amazing- not a ...more

Darth Maul was already killed by Obi Wan in The Phantom Menace, and this show took place between Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith, it doesn't make any sense, but the other parts were excellent. - nelsonerica

But a shadow of past brilliance

Would have done better live action.

The Contenders

11 Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Didn't like that the emperor came back, but thought that ray being his granddaughter was a good twist. Overall good movie

This was AMAZING to watch in theaters! The battle and story, the characters! I love the way they made it seem like Rey was no one (as Kylo said), and then added a HUGE plot twist!

A very entertaining movie! It brings back A LOT of nostalgia from the old Star Wars movies and has some great action scenes! I like how it shows more of Poe, Finn and C-3PO, who were basically used as nothing characters in The Last Jedi, and Palpatine's return was very good. The start was a little bit messy, and they had the opportunity to do a lot more, but overall it is a great movie and you shouldn't listen to the critics. 8/10 - micahisthebest

I come from the future. The Force Awakens becomes a big success and everyone likes it, ranking it just under The Empire Strikes back. Episode VIII is a huge flop, and everyone loses hope in IX.
But IX comes back strong, and becomes the best Star Wars movie of all time.
You heard it here first.

Dude, not everyone likes episode 7, you can't just assume that. And what happens in episode 9? - robertoiglesias271

12 Solo: A Star Wars Story

This movie was nothing special, but there's really not much to not like either. People are just being nitpicky, which is a big no-no for any star wars film. There's no way any film will satisfy fans who insist on having things their way and don't let writers attempt to write. Does it matter where Solo got his last name? No. So if it doesn't matter than why care if or how they explain it. It changes nothing.
Also, Alden Ehrenreich did a great job. He was able to capture what a younger Han Solo would be like incredibly, and didn't try to simply copy Harrison Ford. People evolve over time, and I absolutely believe that Ehrenreich's character could evolve into Ford's, which is no easy feat.

Definitely the most underrated film in the saga. A good not great, fun adventure with characters both old and new.

Super underrated movie. Good not great but thoroughly enjoyable from start to finish.

A fine movie. Nothing exceptional or memorable, but not an offensively bad movie either.

13 Ewoks - The Battle for Endor

A lot of people don’t like this movie, but it was actually the first Star Wars movie I’ve ever seen. I watched it when I was really young, and loved it! I still love it to this day, and will always be one of the most underrated movies.

Definitely the best thing to come from Star Wars. Wicket is my favourite character in all of Star Wars and learning new stuff about Ewoks is just great. Honestly hope we get more stuff like this, I would think a Gungan version of this would be definitively the greatest movie ever to be made. - Wil

When did this come out?!?!?! - Anonymousxcxc

Damn I love the Ewoks - Fat_Turtle_Gamez

14 Lego Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Out

Greatest star wars movie ever made, and I've never even seen it.

Best of the complete brick saga

This little film is absolutely hilarious! Watch it!

Haha! This short film is hilarious.

15 Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion

You're joking right. This isn't even a movie. - Anonymousxcxc

It was a movie length episode of Star Wars Rebels.

I think rebels is cool I like the inquisitor brothers/sister - jangofettisthebest

Ding fries are done

16 Caravan of Courage - An Ewok Adventure

I don't even know most of these only the new one, the other sequels, the Cartoon Network T.V. series, the originals, and the prequels. - Anonymousxcxc

Looks bad

17 Lego Star Wars: Droid Tales

I love droids

Best movie in all of anime.

R2-D2 is much stronger than Goku

He's faster the the Flash

He can break the 4th wall like Deadpool

He can make Shadow Clone Jutsu, some how,

He has the rinnesharingan.

He can even go to Gear 4th like luffy, and Gomu Gomu No Shock

He can beat Superman in one punch like One Punch-D2 - Hdhs1

18 Star Wars Holiday Special

It's basically just a big meme. Still a million times better than TROS though.

This is not a film. This is awful however, this is even worse than Jar Jar, and that's saying something. - Therandom

Still better than Rise of Skywalker. Though that’s not saying anything.

I laughed so hard. This is the worst thing to happen to Star Wars, even more than Jar Jar Binks.

19 Lego Star Wars: The Padawan Menace

I only watch movies with plastic protagonists, so Thisbe LEGO movie is great for me!

Terrible spinoff of a movie that already is pretty bad.

Best star wars film ever - moore770

You have got to be kidding me. - JustAnAccount

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