Two new Star Wars movies have been released so far since Disney acquired Lucasfilm back in 2012 for over 4 billion dollars.
Before the sale, most fans thought the saga was complete. Now, there is no end in sight. With that in mind, I thought it might be interesting as a pulse check to rank the Star Wars movies as they stand today from best to worst.
#01 Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
#02 Star Wars (1977)
#03 Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens (2015)
#04 Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (1983)
#05 Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005)
#06 Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones (2002)
#07 Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999)
#08 Star Wars: The Clone Wars (Animated-2008)
#09 Rogue One (2016)
#10 Ewoks: The Battle for Endor (TV-1985)
#11 The Ewok Adventure (TV-1984)
#12 The Star Wars Holiday Special (TV-1978)
The Empire Strikes Back and Star Wars are nearly a tie for me. While Empire has held my personal top spot for decades, Star Wars has been gaining ground in recent years – particularly when watched without two unnecessary scene additions present in the 1997–2011 edits of the film that only serve to slow the pace.
Set to open on December 15 of this year, I wonder how Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi will shake up this list? Will it be a true contender like The Force Awakens, fall short like Rogue One, or land somewhere in between?