Here is a list of the best Star Wars movies, ranked by fans and critics. Since the premiere of the first Star Wars movie (A New Hope) in 1977, the saga of the Jedi, the Sith, and the Skywalker family have been favorites of movie-goers. Along with the original film, its sequels The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and The Return of the Jedi (1983) are considered some of the best movies of all time. The stories follow Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia Organa, Han Solo, and their friends and droids as they battle the evil Sith lords Darth Vader and Darth Sidious - and make some admittedly dumb decisions along the way.
Sixteen after the release of the initial films, a trilogy of Star Wars prequels were created, beginning with Episode I: The Phantom Menace in 1999. Attack of the Clones was released in 2002, and Revenge of the Sith (2005) was the final film. This set of films followed Anakin Skywalker, Luke's father, from his youth to his becoming Darth Vader as well as his relationships with wife Padme Amidala, mentor Obi Wan Kenobi, and eventually Emperor Palpatine.
In 2015, a new Star Wars trilogy began with The Force Awakens, directed by J.J. Abrams and starring Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, and Adam Driver. Star Wars anthology movies, like Rogue One and Solo, are also ranked here. Vote for your favorites to move them to the top of the list. May the Force be with you.
After you've voted, check out the best Star Wars TV shows - some of which are no longer even part of the Legends timeline.
- 115,158 VOTESPhoto: Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back / 20th Century Fox
- 214,148 VOTESPhoto: Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope / 20th Century Fox
- 314,341 VOTESPhoto: Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi / 20th Century Fox
- 414,205 VOTESPhoto: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures