A long time ago, a young man named George Lucas(star wars original writer), had an idea of a story, and he took his time to craft it that way for a reason. That is why the majority of the public opinion will always say; the best way to watch the star wars movie is the order in which it hit the cinemas.
Star Wars inspires endless debates and opinions on a wide range of topics: from who is the most powerful Jedi? to who the best bounty hunter is? and the most recent of the debate series is the best order to watch the star wars?.
Some say 1,2,3,4,5,6,7…is the right way, while the others say 4,5,6,1,2,3,7…or 4,5,2,3,6…is the right way to watch it.
One thing you should note before we go on is this; we are not trying to make you go with our own opinion of the movie, we are just facing facts; watching the movies in release order just makes sense, and it makes for the best viewing experience.
After all, George Lucas knows why he wrote it that way.
We all know the purpose of a prequel is to fill in the blanks left originally, so starting the movie from the prequels means you’re robbing it of the initial purpose of presenting you with complex characters, mysteries, hints at various backstories, and gradual unfolding of the movie saga.
Star Wars are a cohesive and extremely popular tale that originated from a fantastic filmmaker’s mind. The movie is intensely strange, – yet a nostalgic romance full of wisdom, passionate love, and emotions.
The timeframe of the storeys is very structured and extensive: before the first, second and seventh, the fourth, fifth and sixth films occur. Between the vengeance of The Sith and New Hope, the eighth film took position.
Star Wars includes eleven movie features and six TV shows, hundreds of novels and comic books, decades of video games all about tens of thousands of years of history and the cosmos.
So, when it comes to star wars movies, it’s not our story to play around with or decide. The movies were released in a certain way and it should be maintained because that’s the main idea of the story. Doing it your way asides from orderly is honestly not right.
Now, are you ready to know the right order to watch these movies?
So, below is an orderly list of the star wars movies, which is the right way to watch it.
1.A New Hope (1977)
An American sci-fi opera film written and directed by George Lucas, produced by Lucasfilms, and distributed by the 20th-century fox. After it was released in a limited number of theaters in the US on May 25th, 1977, it quickly became a blockbuster hit that led to a much wider release of the subsequent star wars movies.
In this film, Luke Skywalker, alongside Jedi Knight (Master Obi-Wan), a cheeky captain (Han Solo), and his Wookiee buddy (Chewbacca) are attempting to rescue Princess Leia from the enigmatic Darth Vader, although they are also trying to save the planet from the world-destroying war center of the Empire.
2.The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
This movie goes further to expand the Star Wars scale. Since the revolutionaries were violently defeated by the Empire on the frozen planet Hoth. Han Solo and Princess Leia are being hunted by Darth Vader and a bounty hunter named Boba Fett all over the galaxy. While Luke Skywalker begins training with Jedi master Yoda.
Luke Skywalker must battle Darth Vader and he also learns the shocking truth of his past.
3.Return Of The Jedi (1983)
This third movie concludes the original trilogy of star wars movies. Here under the leadership of the tyrant, the galaxy is preparing another Death Star to break the rebel coalition. The rebels on the other hand launch a full attack to destroy the second Death star and kill the Emperor.
In the meantime, Luke Skywalker, now a Jedi Knight, is intended to help his dad, Darth Vader, return to the light side of the force without stumbling into the emperor’s trap.
4.The Phantom Menace (1999)
This is the first of Georges’ prequel trilogy. In this movie, two Jedi escape blockade to find allies; they come across a young 9-year-old boy Anakin Skywalker, also known as Darth Vader who will later father Luke Skywalker and may bring balance to the force.
When the trade federation halts all of the passages to the planet Naboo, Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan will hold sway over the event.
5.Attack Of The Clones (2002)
In this episode the story gradually unfolds, things are becoming quite intense and clear. It is set 10 years after the event of The Phantom Menace, Anakin Skywalker and Padmé Amidala share forbidden romance. Obi-wan, on the other hand, examines an attempted assassination on the senator and exposes a concealed clone military set aside for the Jedi.
6.Revenge Of The Sith (2005)
Interesting! This episode marks the end of the prequel trilogy just like Return of the Jedi marked the end of the original trilogy. It brought the tale of Darth Vader to a fulfilling and astonishing conclusion. It is arguably the most emotional entry of Star Wars…
7.The Force Awakens (2015)
Thirty years after the civil war in the galaxy, the First Order emerged from the collapsing Interstellar Kingdom and aimed to overthrow the new republic.
When a new challenge emerges, Rey, a desert scavenger, and Finn, an ex-stormtrooper, must join Han Solo and Chewbacca in looking for the bright side of how to restore peace.
8.Rogue One (2016)
Sincerely, this movie fills in the blank left by A. New Hope. But, you still need to be ordered especially for star wars first-timers. For the subsequent watch, you can easily play around with this one and solo, they seem like a pair.
Jynn’s(the daughter of an imperial scientist) father is forcefully taken by the empire without his consent, to help them finish the Death Star. When his daughter grows up, she joins the rebel alliance in a dangerous move to snatch the empire’s blueprint from the Death Star.
Rogue One begins approximately 20 years after the incidents of Sith’s vengeance. That means 11 years after the Gorse confrontation and 4 years before Operation Cinder.
9.The Last Jedi (2017)
The events of this movie led to the rise of Skywalker, you’ll need to spend time watching this movie if you want to know what’s going on with Poe, Rey, Finn, Kylo Ren, and the rest of the gang.
This movie is part of a new trilogy of films announced after Disney acquired Lucasfilm in October 2012.
Here, Rey explores her newly learned abilities in the path of Luke Skywalker, who is frightened by the impact of her abilities. Meanwhile General Leia, Finn, and Poe attempt to escape the first-order attack on the dwindling resistance feet.
The movie director didn’t fail to convey a funny, emotional, and suspense-filled movie that will delight fans as it elevates beloved heroes and moves the story forward.
Please take note of what we said earlier about Rogue one. You can easily save the two for the end if you’re re-watching.
Corellia, the orphans Han and Qin are fleeing a local mob on the planet. In a universe where hyperfuel is in short supply, an Imperial officer is bribed with stolen coaxial for transportation, but Qi’ra is captured before she can board.
Han promised to return for her and enlisted in the imperial navy as a flight cadet… where he was named Solo.
11.The Rise Of Skywalker
This movie brings us to the legendary conclusion of the final trilogy of the Skywalker saga. Lots of incidents and flashbacks. Whether you love or hate this movie is your choice because it remains a part of star wars..so, watching it is a must.
Here, the rest of the resistance body faces the first order once again, and the mythical conflict between the Jedi and Sith reaches its maximum, bringing the Skywalker saga to a defining end.
Bonus Tip: The Mandalorian. We know it’s a Tv series that started in 2019. You’ll only truly appreciate this series if you’ve seen all the star wars movies.
Wow, here we are… The end!
Star Wars is a great movie that needs your time and attention to live in moments, actions, and scenes. To be candid, the most satisfactory way to watch star wars is to watch them in order of release…it makes more sense this way.