Greatest Star Wars Movies

The Top Ten

1 Star Wars Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back Star Wars Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back Product Image

Darth Vader is the greatest villain in movie history. This is a movie wher yhe villain wins(kind of). Before Dark Knight, before Infinity War this was the movie that first showed the villain winning scenario. I love this movie. It is a true benchmark in moviemaking. Undoubtedly the best Star Wars movie. But my personal favourite I'd Return of the Jedi. Yes it's quite flawed and not as good as Empire. But for me it was the most rewatchable and nostalgic movie in the series. But from quality perspective Empire steals the cake.

The best trilogy of all time. Also I can't believe that some idiots consider the crappy Revenge of the Sith better than this! It's quite insulting to see that trash movie ahead of this trilogy. Also Rogue One and Force Awakens is better than Revenge of the Sith. I bet those guys will say Suicide Squad and Last Airbender great movies too.

Rarely is a sequel better than its predecessor. Empire is a great film, much better than A New Hope. The film is captivating and it isn't nearly as predictable as the Sequel trilogy.
Great movie overall, enjoyable, would definitely recommend.

I love all the Star Wars movies including Prequels and Sequels unlike many who hate them.
But the first original 3 are really special and I love them the most with Empire being the best. The Originals really have heart of Star Wars something I find was lacking in the rest. Nevertheless, I like all Star Wars movies.

2 Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith Product Image

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.

How is the empire strikes back ahead of this? This movie is much better and the empire strikes back wasn’t even that good. The prequels are the best and they always will be. Everything about this movie was perfect, from the battle between Obi-Wan and Anakin to Obi-Wan killing Grievous to the tragedy of Darth Plagueis the wise. How is this not in first? The empire strikes back had a few good moments, but overall, it wasn’t even close to as good as this.

This movie isn't very good if you ask to me. The main problem of the prelogy for me is that there is a lack of character developpment and this is very apparent for star wars episode III especially. In this movie there are a lot of jedi that got killed, and I guess I was supposed to be sad for them, but I don't know any of these people enough for that. Even when Anakin joined the dark side, I was like "okay". And if you tell me that we know more about them in the extended universe, my answer is that the extended universe should be a bonus for the star wars fans, not a correction to the movies. At least the movie is visually stunning. That's the prelogy in a nutshell: spectacle over substance.

If there is one thing I appreciate about the prequels it is for giving us awesome lightsaber duels and wonderful memes. Good times.

3 Star Wars Episode VI - Return of the Jedi Star Wars Episode VI - Return of the Jedi Product Image

So wonderful! The entire end sequence is perfection! It takes the characters that you have come to love and puts them in 3 different battle sequences that all connect to each other nicely. However, the action doesn't overpower the emotion and the deep messages. Also, EWOKS!

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.

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.

This movie has the happiest ending out of all Star Wars. I love this movie so much. And the Ewokes are so cute and adorable. RIP Anakin and Yoda. May the force always be with you.

4 Star Wars Star Wars Product Image

I don't know why but I find this movie to be the most entertaining and rewatchable one in the series. The epic opening scene, Desert planet scenes, Cantonna scene, Saving liea, Death Star space battle etc -The movie is quite fast paced from the start and you are in for a non-stop adventure. It looks amazing still after so many years. Only Obi Wan vs Vader scene looks poor because it looks clunky and slow in modern era. Otherwise I'll find this movie flawless. My personal favourite in the series.

This is my favourite Star Wars movie. Most people like Empire the most but this movie was more entertaining in my opinion. It had the right amount of action, humour and drama and is relatively fast paced. I can re-watch this movie anytime but still not get bored. Moreover this is the star wars movie that kickstarted the greatest franchise of all time. I think this movie deserves the same credit as that of Empire.

Who can forget that iconic opening scene? I can't imagine the reaction when people saw it in the theatre for first time. I love Star Wars so much!

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.

5 Star Wars: The Force Awakens Star Wars: The Force Awakens Product Image

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.

And here we have a monstrosity, a disgrace, to the Star Wars franchise. The movie that meant the downfall of the legend that this series once was. And it's all due to Disney and their Jar Jar Abrahams, who set on an adventure, to remove everything that made Star Wars great.

This movie isn't an abomination. It does have its moments and some characters like Finn, Kylo Ren and Maz Kanata are interesting or funny. That's about it because it does everything the Star Wars movies before didn't? Originality? None. Not only is the plot a rehash on the first Star Wars movie (because "nostalgia", that's why people adore this movie), but nothing in this movie screams originality, except maybe Kylo Ren and Finn. All of the planets are lazy knock-offs of already existing planets in the universe of Star Wars. Jakku? Tatooine, enough said. Why not just preserve the real planets and not create knock-offs? It's like the entire movie takes place on Earth. No originality. Such a bad movie.

This film was a complete trash. It is a disgrace to see at rank 5. Easily the worst of the Star Wars series. The Original trilogy and the Prequels were way better. Even Rogue One was better than this overhyped trash. This movie had a ton of problems even more than the problems of the first 6 films combined. Terrible acting (especially Kylo Ren), too many dumb scenes with a huge chunk of plot holes, Superpowered Disney Princess Rey, Crappy soundtrack, Killing off Hans Solo, and it was a stupid rehash of the original thus lacking creativity and originality. Among the series, this film is a waste and he most forgettable. Apart from the visual effects there is nothing great about this terrible film. The most overhyped trash ever made.

This movie was a fun ride, but its not a sequel; it's a remake of Episode 4 disguised as a sequel.

This movie is not original, unpredictable or truly revolutionary in terms of movie like the originals were. Its simply Episode 4 with a new coat of paint, like how every Call of Duty game is.

What really grinds my gears is how everyone thinks this is the best Star Wars movie ever as if the originals never happened, even though this movie doesn't even come close to what the originals accomplished.

Still a good movie, but over-rated, and nowhere even close to a true sequel or a cinema masterpiece.

The people saw the prequels and the original trilogy movies all together, and they still find this a splendid masterpiece, it had almost everything that would make a movie great, and it got high ratings and so many positive reviews, the movie showed truth in those ratings and reviews.

6 Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Product Image

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.

After watching TFA and really didn't like it (for the same reasons than everybody else), you always get called incel or whatever because the lead is a woman this time. But then you get this great movie that deserve a top 3 spot in this ranking, with great casting an also a lead female character.

Sorry folks, TFA just really sucked and was a trash remake of episode IV. TLJ was okay, at least they tried something new, just for this it deserves my respect.

This is a great movie, up there with the best. I loved VII, but this has it beat because it's not too similar to the originals, it's not as predictable, and it's more mature and gritty. It shows the hardships and sacrifices of war, and that not everyone will make it out okay. Vader was used brilliantly, he wasn't used too much but his scenes were epic. Character development could've been better but I enjoyed each of them and was sad to see them die. K2, and Jyn were the saddest deaths in my opinion, but they were moving. It showed how willing they were to put everything on the line to fight against the Empire. Overall it was an amazing movie and will forever be one of my favorites in the Star Wars franchise.

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.

7 Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace Product Image

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

If I’m being honest, I’m shocked at how HIGH this movie is on the list! #6?!? I expected it to be like, second to last! I am pleasantly surprised! Growing up, this was by FAR my favorite Star Wars episode. And honestly, I cannot for the life of me understand why everyone complains about it so much. It is so integral to the plot of the original trilogy and shows us a world that knew the Jedi when they were in their prime. So many fantastic, well choreographed lightsaber duels, amazingly beautiful scores (duel of the fates, anyone?) great backstory, and a plot that on the surface can seem boring but is actually very complex and vital to the continuation of the trilogy. Unlike the new sequel trilogy movies that literally feel like a hodge-lodge mess of forty different fan fiction writers, the original trilogy, and the Phantom Menace, are certainly more consistent with the story of episodes 4-6, and have an overall story and character arc for the majority of the characters. Also, pod ...more

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.

This is my least favorite Star Wars movie that got into theater. (If we include every movies the holiday special is by far the worst). There are flaws such as C3PO being there for no reasons or Darth Maul having next to no personality (or at least not outside the extended universe), and Jar Jar Binks which is just a useless comic relief. And again, the only real good thing about this movie is the visual spectacle.

8 Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones Product Image

One of the most wrongfully despised Star Wars movies in my opinion. People only remember and think of the romance when this 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, perhaps 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 everything 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.

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

So underrated, has some amazing action scenes, and is one of the most important films in the saga. Everything that happens after this happens because of the events in this movie. Sure there are some cheesy "emotional" scenes and the acting is sub-par but... the acting is of low quality in the ENTIRE SERIES! The Originals vs Prequels debate will go on forever. The points people make against the prequels are usually valid in the originals as well but nostalgia clouds their vision. All 6 movies are great and 2 is the underdog and the best of them all.

This is easily the worst Star Wars Movie! It has the worst acting, the worst plots, the Worst CGI, and the worst scenes in between the fights!

The funny thing is that it was actually the first time I ever watched a Star Wars film (it was on DVD but whatever) and it was the time when I was a little kid and it was reason that I've become a Star Wars fan. Even though today I still think that the prequels are disappointing except Episode 3 and I prefer the original but it doesn't mean I don't like Episode 2 even to this day. Sure it does in fact suffer from lousy dialogue and some cheesy romantic scenes but I feel that this movie is quite underrated and better that Phantom Menace cause it had better action sequences, the visual effects look more sharper and detailed than the cartoonish like CGI in Phantom Menace. it had some good moments and even though the romance in the movie is cheesy but there were some parts that made me like ''that's kinda sweet you know''. 7/10

If you ask me, this is the worst film in the Star Wars saga(which doesn't include jokes like the holiday special or the ewok movies). Hayden's hideous acting, the terrible romance between padme and anakin, the fact that we don't see any friendship between obi wan and anakin, and that anakin is whiny baby, all come together to make this a pretty lame film. I am very forgiving of Episode 1 but this is so lame, I can barely forgive it. Aside from some awesome visuals and action as well as brilliant acting on the part of Ewan McGregor and Natalie Portman's parts, there is not too much going for this movie.

9 Star Wars: The Last Jedi Star Wars: The Last Jedi Product Image

This movie changed Star Wars. First off, Luke. In return of the Jedi, we saw Luke change from a whiny kid to a Jedi, a Jedi who saw the good in Darth Vader. In the last Jedi we see a guy who runs away and hides on an island and complains about his life. He was going to kill his nephew cause he saw bad in him, but wasn't return of the Jedi all about seeing the good? And how Luke changed to see the good in people? So In the last Jedi Luke went back to being that "whiny kid". Also Leia can fly in space, and the whole plot of the movie was dumb and nothing even happened. Oh except that they freed the animals and left the children slaves but that's ok cause according to Rose "it was worth it" even though their friends in space are dying. So...I just pretend this movie doesn't exist and jump from 7 to 9. The only good part in this movie was when Rey and Kylo teamed up...yep that's about it.

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.

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.

Trash that shows Luke completely out of character. He isn't a scared old man who wont do anything. He's a strong believer in the impossible. Stupid Disney portrayal

10 Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Product Image

I feel this movie is the worst in the series. They tried to correct the mistakes of the previous one instead of being original. And the overall product as usual ended up being terrible. The only good part of the new trilogy was Kylo Ren. I didn't like any of these new Disney movies and is even worse than the prequels. At least the prequels were creative and original. I have now lost interest in Star Wars because I am tired of being disappointed again and again. The last truly good Star Wars movie for me was The Return of the Jedi and I wish it ended here. They were big part of my childhood. These new movies has ruined my experience of the Original trilogy. I now regret watching these Disney movies.

This movie was pretty emotional and exiting for me. Yes it had flaws, the characters are hard to understand compared to the original trilogy characters and the prequel characters, but once you look into them and see their story, you will enjoy this movie a lot more. If you liked Ben the most out of the sequel trilogy, I think you will mostly like this movie. That is, if you can except the flaws.

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

I think the rise of skywalker was a flop it had so many plot holes and overall it crammed together as much scenes as possible it felt rushed AND THEY EVEN TELL YOU HOW PALPATINE SURVIVED! all he says is that the dark side leads to many abilites some considered to be unnatural that's it!

The Contenders

11 Star Wars: The Clone Wars Star Wars: The Clone Wars Product Image

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.

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.

I really liked the clone wars movie and the clone wars T.V. series It was so call that Darth maul was in it and the death watch gang also Darth sidious I have whached every episode the graphics are awesome and

I love Ahsoka, but her character kind of ruined the concept of episode 3 with the fact Anakin never had a padawan.

12 Solo: A Star Wars Story Solo: A Star Wars Story Product Image

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.

Very underrated, should be higher than Ewoks -_-
Don't know, but Lady Proxima seems like such a familiar name...
Not my favorite, but really isn't that bad.
SPOILERS SPOILERS
That Maul cameo though.
And that "I hate you, I know" scene, the Kessel Run, really a decent movie, not that bad, but not the best movie ever.
Like a 75/100 kind of movie, maybe 80/100.

THE BEST non-original Star Wars movie. I just loved it. It filled me with nostalgia from when I was 6 (now I’m 14) and my dad dug his old Star Wars tapes out of the attic and I watched A New Hope for the first time. Definitely the first one which I can really see a good use of the new cgi.

It triggers me that this is below the fake "Star Wars Han Solo: A Star Wars Story" item. This here is the real thing with the real name and with the poster.

13 Ewoks - The Battle for Endor Ewoks - The Battle for Endor Product Image

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.

Why is Ewok movies in this list? I have not seen it but I heard from rotten tomatoes it's a bad movie

For me - the best Star Wars movie out there!

14 Lego Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Out Lego Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Out Product Image

It's actually a really funny parody that I recommend watching. It's better than all three sequels combined, that's for sure.

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

This little film is absolutely hilarious! Watch it!

Haha! This short film is hilarious.

15 Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion Product Image

I don't believe this will be released, and plus there is no information in the imternet about this film, people keep messing up top tens com. By putting random movies.

It's not really a movie but still, it's the reason why I watch the show. and the animation is top quality, probably the best there is

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

It was a movie length episode of Star Wars Rebels.

16 Caravan of Courage - An Ewok Adventure Caravan of Courage - An Ewok Adventure Product Image

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.

Looks bad

17 Star Wars: A New Hope Star Wars: A New Hope Product Image

This is the only star wars movie I do not have a problem with 10/10

Here is my ranking of the star wars movies
12. Star wars the clone wars (movie)
11. Attack of the clones
10. The Last Jedi
9. Solo
8. Revenge of the Sith
7. The phantom menace
6. The Rise of Skywalker
5. The force awakens
4. Rogue one
3. Return of the jedi
2.The Empire strikes back
1. A New Hope

The reason I am voting for this is to say that it is called Star Wars : A New hope not Star Wars

How TF is this #18

18 Lego Star Wars: Droid Tales Lego Star Wars: Droid Tales Product Image

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

I love droids

19 Star Wars Holiday Special Star Wars Holiday Special Product Image

My childhood growing up, I remembar when we used to gather around every xmas to watch this movie. don't really like the episodes I-VIII that much as they don't have that good of a story. Holday special on the other hand is phenomenal

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

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

I don't get why they made a holiday special because it looks awful still it's okay to do that

20 Lego Star Wars: The Padawan Menace Lego Star Wars: The Padawan Menace Product Image

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.

You have got to be kidding me.

Best star wars film ever

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