Now that probably almost everyone here has seen The Rise of Skywalker, with that movie being the conclusion to the saga 42 years in the making, I think it’s the perfect time to rank all the (live action) Star Wars movies! We did this before, but how will The Rise of Skywalker change everything? So click through for my list (I agonized over it for days!) and a few easy rules I’d like you to follow!
First, the rules!
- Only rank the live action movies. This means the nine episodes plus the the two anthology movies. This excludes everything else. So no “Holiday Special” or “Clone Wars”. And PLEASE try to list all the movies. And NO, I don’t believe when you say you only ever watched the OT and ignored everything else. So try to include all 11 movies!
- Please try to reduce chit chat to a minimum, just post your list. We will debate and discuss things in the follow-up article later this week! IF there are enough comments.
- If enough people a) follow the rules and b) post a list I absolutely plan on doing a follow up article that will look at the overall results! Maybe I’ll even include a chart! IF YOU FOLLOW THE RULES.
- Since there are 11 live action movies I will award the number 1 movie on the list 11 points and the 11th movie on your list will get 1 point. Then I add up the points and see who’s the winner. Should someone fail to follow the rules and, say, think the “Holiday Special” is better than all of the sequel trilogy and have the compulsion to let the world know about it, I will pretend that movie is not on the list and completely ignore it. So just stick to the 11 officially released live action movies and we’re all good!
- Follow the rules!
- Failure to follow the rules will result in Kathleen Kennedy coming to your house and trying to sell you half a dozen Porgs or so!
With that out of the way let me post my list, which just reflects my own personal opinion. Of course I like my opinion best, which is the beauty of having opinions.
Sooooo, this is how I currently rank all the 11 live action Star Wars movies.
- Episode IV – A New Hope
- Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back
- Episode III – Revenge of the Sith
- Rogue One – A Star Wars Story
- Episode VI – Return of the Jedi
- Episode II – Attack of the Clones
- Episode I – The Phantom Menace
- Solo – A Star Wars Story
- Episode VII – The Force Awakens
- Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker
- Episode VIII – The Last Jedi
Yes, I like the prequels, deal with it. Yes, I really like Attack of the Clones. I am not making a joke or so.
And now, please post your list! I hope many of you will comment. And remember, just post the list. We’ll talk about it all in the next article!