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The Best George Lucas Movies 

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List Rules Vote for your favorite movies that was either produced, directed, or written by George Lucas.

A list of the best George Lucas movies, ranked from best to worst. George Lucas's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. This list included many universally loved films. Some films, like tiles from great franchises like Star Wars and Indiana Jones, have always been thought of as George Lucas projects. But Lucas's involvement in other classic movies, like Willow and Labyrinth, may be a surprise.

The order of these top George Lucas movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated George Lucas movies will be at the top of the list. George Lucas has produced, directed, and written a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest George Lucas movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining George Lucas films to end the squabble once and for all.

If you think the best George Lucas film isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest George Lucas performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best George Lucas movies?" and "What are the greatest George Lucas roles of all time?"

If you're a fan of George Lucas, then check out our lists of the best Ron Howard and Rob Reiner movies as well.

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Released: 1980

Directed by: Irvin Kershner

Writer, Producer The Empire Strikes Back is a 1980 American epic space opera film directed by Irvin Kershner. Leigh Brackett and Lawrence Kasdan wrote the screenplay, with George Lucas writing the film's story ...more

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Released: 1977

Directed by: George Lucas

Writer, Director, Producer Star Wars is a 1977 American epic space opera film written and directed by George Lucas. The first release in the Star Wars franchise, it stars Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Peter ...more

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Released: 1983

Directed by: Richard Marquand

Writer, Producer Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi is a 1983 American epic space opera film directed by Richard Marquand, and the third and final film in the original Star Wars trilogy. After a daring ...more

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Harrison Ford, Alfred Molina, Karen Allen

Released: 1981

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Writer, Producer Raiders of the Lost Ark is a 1981 American adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg. The screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan was from a story by George Lucas and Philip Kaufman. It was produced by ...more

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Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, River Phoenix

Released: 1989

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Writer, Producer Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade is a 1989 American adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg, from a story co-written by executive producer George Lucas. It is the third installment in the ...more

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Indiana Jones and the Te... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best George Lucas Movies
Harrison Ford, Steven Spielberg, Dan Aykroyd

Released: 1984

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

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Natalie Portman, Ewan McGregor, Samuel L. Jackson

Released: 2005

Directed by: George Lucas

Writer, Director, Producer (19 Years before Episode IV) Three years after the onset of the Clone Wars, the noble Jedi Knights have been leading a massive clone army into a galaxy-wide battle against the Separatists. When ...more

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Harrison Ford, Ron Howard, Suzanne Somers

Released: 1973

Directed by: George Lucas

Director, Writer American Graffiti is a 1973 American coming of age comedy-drama film directed and co-written by George Lucas starring Richard Dreyfuss, Ron Howard, Paul Le Mat, Harrison Ford, Charles Martin ...more

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Released: 1999

Directed by: George Lucas

Writer, Director, Producer (32 Years Before Episode IV) Stranded on the desert planet Tatooine after rescuing young Queen Amidala from the impending invasion of Naboo, Jedi apprentice Obi-Wan Kenobi and his Jedi Master ...more

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Diana Ross, Frank Welker, Judith Barsi

Released: 1988

Directed by: Don Bluth

Producer The Land Before Time is a 1988 American-Irish animated adventure drama film directed and co-produced by Don Bluth and executive produced by Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Kathleen Kennedy, and ...more

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Leaving Neverland is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best George Lucas Movies

Released: 2019

Directed by: Dan Reed

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Released: 2002

Directed by: George Lucas

Writer, Director, Producer (22 Years Before Episode IV) Ten years after the events of the Battle of Naboo, not only has the galaxy undergone significant change, but so have Obi-Wan Kenobi, Padmé Amidala, and Anakin ...more

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Robert Duvall, Donald Pleasence, Sid Haig

Released: 1971

Directed by: George Lucas

Writer, Director THX 1138 is a 1971 science fiction film directed by George Lucas in his feature directorial debut. The film was produced by Francis Ford Coppola and written by Lucas and Walter Murch. It stars ...more

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Jennifer Connelly, David Bowie, Frank Oz

Released: 1986

Directed by: Jim Henson

Producer Labyrinth is a 1986 British-American musical adventure fantasy film directed by Jim Henson, executive produced by George Lucas and based upon conceptual designs by Brian Froud. The film stars ...more

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Val Kilmer, Kevin Pollak, Warwick Davis

Released: 1988

Directed by: Ron Howard

Writer, Producer Willow is a 1988 American fantasy film directed by Ron Howard, produced and with a story by George Lucas, and starring Warwick Davis, Val Kilmer, Joanne Whalley, Jean Marsh, and Billy Barty. ...more

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Cate Blanchett, Harrison Ford, Shia LaBeouf

Released: 2008

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Writer, Producer Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull is a 2008 American science fiction adventure film. It is the fourth film in the Indiana Jones series created by George Lucas and directed by ...more

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Lorenzo Music, Hamilton Camp, Julie Payne

Released: 1983

Directed by: Charles Swenson, John Korty

Producer Twice Upon a Time is a 1983 stop motion-animated fantasy comedy film directed by John Korty and Charles Swenson. This was also the first animated film George Lucas produced. The film uses a form ...more
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Mickey Rourke, Kathleen Turner, William Hurt

Released: 1981

Directed by: Lawrence Kasdan

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Daniela Ruah, Bryan Cranston, Cuba Gooding Jr.

Released: 2012

Directed by: Anthony Hemingway

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Christopher Lloyd, Mary Stuart Masterson, George Burns

Released: 1994

Directed by: Charles Martin Smith, Mel Smith

Writer, Producer This film is a 1994 comedy mystery film directed by Mel Smith and co-written/produced by George Lucas. This movie is set in the 1939 atmosphere of old-time radio and pays homage to the screwball ...more

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Tim Robbins, Jeffrey Jones, Lea Thompson

Released: 1986

Directed by: Willard Huyck

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