Top 10 Best 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

I'm just gonna assume that not everyone has seen this movie because if everyone has the vote shpuld have been unanimous. This is the greatest film out of all Films: Star Wars, The Godfather, ALL OF THEM! While Star Wars A New Hope is a definite second, this is not only the greatest star wars film but the greatest film because it features the best Star Wars character, darth Vadar, in the prime of his character. I feel a New Hope kinda only demonstrated his power so we could be excited for an inevitable final fiht, but this showed just how evil he really is. Then, Luke loses. He didn't just get his hand cut off, and it wasn't the classic 'Heroes weapon flies out of his hand but he wins anyway' kinda thing. He lost! And the Darth Vadar says "No, I am your Father". Best twist ever. And it ends with us truly wanting more. I hope the upcoming Star Wars film will be as good as this one, but that would be one heck of a feet. Empire is the best movie ever made.

Yes, Yes, YES! 'The Empire Strikes Back' is obviously the choice for #1. This introduces a wide array of loved Star Wars characters, and including old ones from the previous movie to make an outstanding movie. The introduction of now beloved characters like Boba Fett, IG-88, Yoda, and Lando Calrissian made this more than the best film in the franchise! New locations, great action sequences, a stellar cast, and powerful storytelling made worth the time for casual movie-watchers and critics alike!

I've gotta say always has been and always will be the best Star Wars. We meet Yoda and the cinematically popular, "Luke I am your Father" ( it's actually, "No I am your Father" but people made it out as Luke). The movie is packed with intense scenes and takes a darker twist on its predecessor, making it an awesome film and a great sequel to a soon to be great trilogy (until the prequels came along and decided to ruin it).

Its one of the best movies of all time. Great effects that topped the ahead of time effects from the original. Great plot twist/reveal and lots of suspenseful and action scenes. Great dialogue and it has one of the best quotes from Star Wars aside from "May the Force be with you" in Han Solo's "Never tell me the odds! " It probably won't be dethroned from being atop the Star Wars movies.

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

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.

Not only was this the most experienced film George Lucas created... and the best of all the prequel movies. it is the most important of all Star Wars films full stop, as it had the biggest responsibility to connect all saga together and it sure delivered. The universe, lore expansion, music, timeless quotes, action and unparalleled Saber fights to this date. And the Actors quality really was at its peak in this film. This movie will go down in history as one of if not the Greatest Star Wars movie of all time. This was the climax, ending and beginning. The death of the Jedi, the birth of Darth Vader/sidious, the death of the parents and the birth of Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia. Revenge of the Sith is the Timeless Masterpiece.

The entire scale of the movie is just breathtaking. We get to see all these planets and the epic conclusion to the clone wars. All the characters and how it affects the start of the first movie of the franchise. The acting, writing, etc was definitely improved, but everyone who created this universe piece by piece should be rewarded more than everything else.
Revenge of the Sith is exactly how you set up a universe to set up and inspire hundreds of the video games, shows, comics, books, and fan art. There is no Old Republic, no Battlefront 2 that we know today. No The Clone Wars series. All those comics influenced by the RotS world. This movie, is the absolute star wars movie that brings the fans together.

The average movie goer who watched Empire Strikes Back will probably like it for obvious reasons. But many of the die hard Star Wars fan likely points to this one, as the one.

This is the epic conclusion to the greatest movie franchise ever created. The conclusion that was missing. Everything that happened in this is the result of the original trilogy and it has everything. Drama, action, emotion, climax. Everything is executed perfectly and there's never a moment to make you yawn.

The beginning is downright awesome, with our friends Obi Wan and Anakin Skywalker attempting to save the chancellor after he has been kidnapped by General Grievous, and we are greeted with an awesome lightsaber duel between the friends and Darth Tyranus. And who can forget the ending? The end duel, between a master and his apprentice. It's emotional, it's epic, it has everything. Pherhaps one of the greatest movies of all time.

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

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.

How this is below Revenge of the Sith astounds me. The third act alone puts everything the prequels had done to shame. This movie was a satisfying conclusion to the greatest movie trilogy of all time. Each character's arc was brought to a satisfying end. Yes I know that the people are annoyed by the Ewoks, but they actually did something unlike the Gungans. The confrontation between Luke, Vader, and the Emperor is one of the most dramatic and suspenseful scenes in movie history. The movie has you one the edge of your seat and has you biting your nails as you hope the characters you come to love make it out alive at the end of the story. Overall this may be the weakest out of the trilogy due to plot points in the previous film being glossed over quickly, but it still is a fantastic film.

This one is the best movie, it starts out with the rancor and the sarlacc, two of the coolest monsters in movies, has awesome scenes like the speeder chase, and then ends with three different climaxes with Han Solo and Leigh (and the ewoks) destroying the shield generator, lando leading the rebel fleet to destroy the Death Star, and Luke fighting vader, not as a weakling, but as an EQUAL. You finally get to see Luke in his prime as a Jedi with a badass lightsaber, fight and kill the emperor and withstand the ultimate test as a Jedi. It's way more exciting than the other two original trilogy films, and better than most other films period

Obviously the best movie! Why is revenge of the sith above The Return Of The Jedi? Revenge is hardly better then the force awakens! Return should be at least #2

4 Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope Product Image

After watching each Star Wars movie over the course of two weeks, I felt that the original Star Wars was still the best one. It does a great job serving as an introduction to the Star Wars galaxy and never feels as if it delivers too much exposition. While the characters may appear to be simple, their motivations are clear and each one is memorable. I also noticed that every scene from this movie is iconic and serves a purpose in telling the story. Overall, I would say that this movie is a real masterpiece as it's been frequently listed among the greatest movies of all time, and should at least be in the top 3 of this list.

Star Wars - Possibly the most iconic and well-known movies of all time. A+

The Empire Strikes Back - A great improvement over the original, but I have a special spot for Episode IV, so I can't decide which one I like better. A+

Return of the Jedi - Not as great as the first two, but still a well-made and exciting movie. A-

Phantom Menace - Bad script and no character development, but good action sequences. C-

Attack of the Clones - A slight improvement over Episode I, but I can't remember about this movie. C

Revenge of the Sith - Great lightsaber battles and an improvement in script and characters, but it didn't reach the heights of the original. B

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.

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.

5 Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens Product Image

A new hope 2 was actually a decent movie, but I don't understand why we make a villain that doesn't know how to swing a saber properly.

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.

I checked the IMDB site and I found out this film got a 8.1 rating. But I was surprised when I went through first 50 review pages. About 90% of the reviewers have given it a 1-4 star rating reacting negatively calling it a massive disappointment, A disney money grab, A overrated remake and the worst Star wars movie ever. Then how the hell did this movie got a 8.1 rating? Judging by the reviews at average it could get a 4/10 star rating at best. Is disney really paying off the critics and website for getting a good rating? Can someone please explain it to me?

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

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.

The orignal star wars trilogy was a spoiled, bad acting, OVErrated movie series. I enjoyed the prequels especially 3 (it's my favorite star wars movie.) But I'm going to talk about rouge one, number 2.

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.

This is a great entry into the Star Wars saga. It has an original Story line (cough cough force awakens new hope), Good Animation and some entertaining and fresh characters. Very Emotional and fits in with the timeline perfectly. The final battle was amazing with us finally seeing rebel ground troops in action on the big screen along with a stunning space battle. And we aren't overloaded with jedi

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

I realize that this is an unpopular opinion, but this is my favorite out of all the Star Wars movies. Why, you ask? Reason one: Darth Maul. Reason two: unlike most people, I like the political side of the prequels (I mean, it's Star WARS. Wars are inherently political). Reason three: Jar Jar didn't really bother me personally. I understand how some people found him annoying, but I do think people exaggerate a little bit.

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.

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

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.

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.

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 love this movie so much, it's criminally underrated and overhated. Not only for the beautiful love theme Across the Stars, which captures all the emotions and feelings of Anakin and Padme's important love affair, and what toll that will take for the Galaxy, but also the most badass bounty hunter Jango Fett, one of my favorite characters! This movie is so important, since it gives us the background for the Clone Wars which Obi Wan mentioned in A New Hope.

9 Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi Product Image

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.

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 movie would have been a whole lot better if they hadn't completely RUINED Luke's character! He was like, my idol until they made him seem like a little turd living on his own little island all alone beating himself up and being depressed. The only part I liked him in was at the end, but up until then I felt like my idol turned into a selfish little brat that completely gave up hope in everything that he fought for, after everything he went through! But yeah it was a decent movie despite the fact that they ruined my favorite character.

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.

10 Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker Star Wars: Episode IX - 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 is the only one of the sequels that was actually a good movie. It was very predictable, but a lot of those moments seemed like fun tributes to the rest of the series, as opposed to uncreative plot recycling. It certainly wasn't flawless, but its biggest flaw was really just that 8 was so bad. 8 was just kind of terrible, and then BAM! The grand finale of all Star Wars! If 8 had been better and built some tension leading up to this movie, it would have been a lot better.

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

The Contenders
11 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.

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.

I did enjoy the film but according to the box office it was a "failure" which was a shame. I think that they should have waited longer before releasing the film

12 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

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

Better than any of the sequels and most of the prequels honestly. Love the characters

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

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.

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.

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 Caravan of Courage: An Ewok Adventure 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.

15 Star Wars Holiday Special Star Wars Holiday Special Product Image

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

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

Watch this on Youtube, start at 28 minutes into it, you'll be very very surprised. Eh he he.

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

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