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Rank the Star Wars Movies

Posted: December 16th, 2018, 3:37 am
by Master Magnus
I'm not really much a fan of ranking things, but one year on after The Last Jedi was released, I thought it's time to rank the movies. I will rank the movies in two lists: The first list only includes the Saga movies and the other also includes the "A Star Wars Story" movies. Here goes:

Saga movies
1. The Empire Strikes Back
2. Revenge of the Sith
3. A New Hope
4. Attack of the Clones
5. Return of the Jedi
6. The Force Awakens
7. The Phantom Menace
8. The Last Jedi


Including the "A Star Wars Story" movies
1. The Empire Strikes Back
2. Rogue One
3. Revenge of the Sith
4. A New Hope
5. Attack of the Clones
6. Return of the Jedi
7. The Force Awakens
8. The Phantom Menace
9. Solo
10. The Last Jedi

Re: Rank the Star Wars Movies

Posted: December 16th, 2018, 2:29 pm
by thepepgal
Saga Movies:

1. A New Hope
2. Return of the Jedi
3. Empire Strikes Back
4. The Phantom Menace
5. Revenge of the Sith
6. Attack of the Clones
7. The Last Jedi
8. The Force Awakens

All Star Wars Movies (That I've seen as theatrical releases):

1. A New Hope
2. Return of the Jedi
3. Rogue One
4. Empire Strikes Back
5. The Phantom Menace
6. Revenge of the Sith
7. The Clone Wars
8. Attack of the Clones
9. Caravan of Courage: An Ewok Adventure
10. Solo
11. The Last Jedi
12. The Force Awakens

While only tv movie in the US, Caravan of Courage had a theatrical release in Australia. The other ewok film (Ewoks: Battle for Endor) did have a theatrical release in some counries but not US or Australia.

Re: Rank the Star Wars Movies

Posted: December 18th, 2018, 12:16 pm
by Master Magnus
thepepgal wrote:
December 16th, 2018, 2:29 pm
Saga Movies:

1. A New Hope
2. Return of the Jedi
3. Empire Strikes Back
4. The Phantom Menace
5. Revenge of the Sith
6. Attack of the Clones
7. The Last Jedi
8. The Force Awakens

All Star Wars Movies (That I've seen as theatrical releases):

1. A New Hope
2. Return of the Jedi
3. Rogue One
4. Empire Strikes Back
5. The Phantom Menace
6. Revenge of the Sith
7. The Clone Wars
8. Attack of the Clones
9. Caravan of Courage: An Ewok Adventure
10. Solo
11. The Last Jedi
12. The Force Awakens

While only tv movie in the US, Caravan of Courage had a theatrical release in Australia. The other ewok film (Ewoks: Battle for Endor) did have a theatrical release in some counries but not US or Australia.
I consciously excluded those movies just because they weren't theatrically released in the US. Caravan of Courage was theatrically released here in Sweden, surprisingly heavily cut (nine cuts of "violent" scenes" amounting to four minutes), and was given a "7" rating (meaning that children below the age of seven required parental guidance). Battle for Endor was only released to VHS (but was given a "15" rating, meaning that children below the age of 15 couldn't watch the movie).

Excluding the Ewok movies, I'd place the The Clone Wars above The Last Jedi. I haven't watched the Battle for Endor in 30 years and I'm not sure I'd like it as much today as I liked it then. I never liked Caravan of Courage though,

Re: Rank the Star Wars Movies

Posted: December 18th, 2018, 2:47 pm
by thepepgal
Mags, I accept why you excluded them. For me, I wanted to ranked every film I seen at the cinema to show where I'd rated the new films. It is a long time since I've seen either ewok movie but my memories of them give me a better feeling than these sequels.

Re: Rank the Star Wars Movies

Posted: September 27th, 2019, 10:36 am
by Siamese Sith
Better late than never...
All theatrical movies
1. The Empire Strikes Back
2. Rogue One
3. A New Hope
4. Revenge of the Sith
5. Return of the Jedi
6. Attack of the Clones
7. The Phantom Menace
8. The Force Awakens
9. Solo
10. The Last Jedi
11. I suspect TRoS will go here....

Re: Rank the Star Wars Movies

Posted: October 5th, 2019, 8:07 pm
by borgmatrix
Master Magnus wrote:
December 16th, 2018, 3:37 am
Including the "A Star Wars Story" movies
1. The Empire Strikes Back
2. Rogue One
3. Revenge of the Sith
4. A New Hope
5. Attack of the Clones
6. Return of the Jedi
7. The Force Awakens
8. The Phantom Menace
9. Solo
10. The Last Jedi
I'll go:

1. Revenge of the Sith
2. Rogue One
3. Attack of the Clones
4. The Empire Strikes Back
5. A New Hope
6. Solo
7. Return of the Jedi
8. The Phantom Menace
9.The Force Awakens
10. The Last Jedi

Re: Rank the Star Wars Movies

Posted: October 19th, 2019, 4:47 pm
by Lord Tesla
Rank the Star Wars movies? Why not?

1. The Empire Strikes Back.
2. A New Hope (A.K.A. Star Wars to those of us who were around prior to the name-change).
3. Revenge of the Sith.
4. The Phantom Menace - Return of the Jedi (Tie).
5. Attack of the Clones.
6. The Force Awakens (A.K.A. The Farce Awakens).
7. Rogue One. (This one would rank higher by two places if they cut it down to the final space battle and deleted all the scenes from that dealing with Cassian Andor and Jynn Erso.)
8. Solo: A Star Wars Story (It is debatable whether this one even belongs on the list: it has about as much to do with Star Wars as Peter Jackson's execrable "Lord of the Rings" films have to do with Tolkien's novel, The Lord of the Rings; Solo looks more like an episode of Firefly, thirty years on, with Mal Reynolds and Zoe masquerading as "Tobias Beckett" and "Val". It reminded me strongly of the Firefly episode "The Train Job"; I've wanted to do a careful comparison of the two, but I can't bring myself to watch the film again.)
9. The Last Jedi (A.K.A. The Last Straw, and The Last Moof-Milker, and [barrage of deleted expletives]).

Or, shorter form: Star Wars was good; Empire Strikes Back was better, and--it's all been downhill since then (and off the cliff since TFA).

Re: Rank the Star Wars Movies

Posted: December 19th, 2019, 1:39 am
by Master Magnus
My revised ranking after having watched TROS.

Saga movies
1. The Empire Strikes Back
2. Revenge of the Sith
3. A New Hope
4. Attack of the Clones
5. Return of the Jedi
6. The Force Awakens
7. The Phantom Menace
8. The Rise of Skywalker
9. The Last Jedi


Including the "A Star Wars Story" movies and others
1. The Empire Strikes Back
2. Rogue One
3. Revenge of the Sith
4. A New Hope
5. Attack of the Clones
6. Return of the Jedi
7. The Force Awakens
8. The Phantom Menace
9. The Rise of Skywalker
10. Solo
11. The Clone Wars
12. Ewoks: The Battle for Endor
13. The Last Jedi
14. Ewoks: Caravan of Courage

Re: Rank the Star Wars Movies

Posted: December 20th, 2019, 3:28 pm
by thepepgal
Saga Movies:

1. A New Hope
2. Return of the Jedi
3. Empire Strikes Back
4. The Phantom Menace
5. Revenge of the Sith
6. Attack of the Clones
7. Rise of Skywalker
8. The Last Jedi
9. The Force Awakens

All Star Wars Movies :

1. A New Hope
2. Return of the Jedi
3. Rogue One
4. Empire Strikes Back
5. The Phantom Menace
6. Revenge of the Sith
7. The Clone Wars
8. Attack of the Clones
9. Caravan of Courage: An Ewok Adventure
10. Ewoks: The Battle of Endor
11. Rise of Skywalker
12. Solo
13. The Last Jedi
14. The Force Awakens

Re: Rank the Star Wars Movies

Posted: January 5th, 2020, 5:19 am
by toVor
I have no memory of the Ewok shows and I only saw the Clone Wars movie once and aim to rewatch it on Disney Plus ASAP so that I can rank it here. I will not, however, rewatch the Holiday Special for any reason whatsoever.


To be continued....

Re: Rank the Star Wars Movies

Posted: February 29th, 2020, 12:13 pm
by Siamese Sith
Siamese Sith wrote:
September 27th, 2019, 10:36 am
Better late than never...
All theatrical movies
1. The Empire Strikes Back
2. Rogue One
3. A New Hope
4. Revenge of the Sith
5. Return of the Jedi
6. Attack of the Clones
7. The Phantom Menace
8. The Force Awakens
9. Solo
10. The Last Jedi
11. I suspect TRoS will go here....
Annnnnd I was right about #11

Re: Rank the Star Wars Movies

Posted: April 20th, 2020, 5:16 pm
by Master Magnus
Siamese Sith wrote:
February 29th, 2020, 12:13 pm
Siamese Sith wrote:
September 27th, 2019, 10:36 am
Better late than never...
All theatrical movies
1. The Empire Strikes Back
2. Rogue One
3. A New Hope
4. Revenge of the Sith
5. Return of the Jedi
6. Attack of the Clones
7. The Phantom Menace
8. The Force Awakens
9. Solo
10. The Last Jedi
11. I suspect TRoS will go here....
Annnnnd I was right about #11
Like your ranking! :cheers:

Re: Rank the Star Wars Movies

Posted: April 21st, 2020, 11:08 am
by Lord Tesla
Lord Tesla wrote:
October 19th, 2019, 4:47 pm
Rank the Star Wars movies? Why not?

1. The Empire Strikes Back.
2. A New Hope (A.K.A. Star Wars to those of us who were around prior to the name-change).
3. Revenge of the Sith.
4. The Phantom Menace - Return of the Jedi (Tie).
5. Attack of the Clones.
6. The Force Awakens (A.K.A. The Farce Awakens).
7. Rogue One. (This one would rank higher by two places if they cut it down to the final space battle and deleted all the scenes from that dealing with Cassian Andor and Jynn Erso.)
8. Solo: A Star Wars Story (It is debatable whether this one even belongs on the list: it has about as much to do with Star Wars as Peter Jackson's execrable "Lord of the Rings" films have to do with Tolkien's novel, The Lord of the Rings; Solo looks more like an episode of Firefly, thirty years on, with Mal Reynolds and Zoe masquerading as "Tobias Beckett" and "Val". It reminded me strongly of the Firefly episode "The Train Job"; I've wanted to do a careful comparison of the two, but I can't bring myself to watch the film again.)
9. The Last Jedi (A.K.A. The Last Straw, and The Last Moof-Milker, and [barrage of deleted expletives]).

Or, shorter form: Star Wars was good; Empire Strikes Back was better, and--it's all been downhill since then (and off the cliff since TFA).
Add this as an update:

10. The Rise of Skywalker (A.K.A. The Fickle Finger From the Force, and Never-Mind-The-First-Eight, Rise from the Seat and Leave, and so forth)

And to the shorter form add: And The Rise of Skywalker managed to find a whole new cliff to go over. The final scene with the lightsabers... Grrr.

Re: Rank the Star Wars Movies

Posted: May 6th, 2020, 11:36 am
by Master Magnus
After having watched TROS on Blu-Ray twice now, I feel I must revise my ranking and there's also a SW movie I think deserves more credit.

Saga movies
1. The Empire Strikes Back
2. Revenge of the Sith (it's really a tie between TESB and ROTS)
3. A New Hope
4. Attack of the Clones
5. Return of the Jedi
6. The Phantom Menace
7. The Force Awakens
8. The Rise of Skywalker
9. The Last Jedi


Including the "A Star Wars Story" movies and others
1. The Empire Strikes Back
2. Rogue One
3. Revenge of the Sith
4. A New Hope
5. Attack of the Clones
6. Return of the Jedi
7. The Phantom Menace
8. The Force Awakens
9. The Clone Wars
10. Solo
11. The Rise of Skywalker
12. Ewoks: The Battle for Endor
13. The Last Jedi
14. Ewoks: Caravan of Courage

Re: Rank the Star Wars Movies

Posted: May 6th, 2020, 6:12 pm
by thepepgal
I'm curious Mags. If you say in your first list that it's really a tie between ESB and ROTS, then how does Rogue One split them in the second list (unless it's a three way tie)?

Re: Rank the Star Wars Movies

Posted: May 8th, 2020, 12:16 pm
by Master Magnus
thepepgal wrote:
May 6th, 2020, 6:12 pm
I'm curious Mags. If you say in your first list that it's really a tie between ESB and ROTS, then how does Rogue One split them in the second list (unless it's a three way tie)?
I really had to ponder on that question... I really, really like Rogue One. It's the last (and probably only) really great of the Disney Star Wars movies. I have to think about this...

Re: Rank the Star Wars Movies

Posted: May 8th, 2020, 5:39 pm
by thepepgal
Take your time Mags, my curiosity won't kill me.

Yes Rogue One is the only SW film that Disney has got right. I think it is because to make it fit with ANH, they had to use similar production values, as well as deleted scenes from it. Maybe had they did the same with ST then they might have been better. It has always been like JJ loved OT, only to try to remake with new group but never understood the big three's dynamic.

Re: Rank the Star Wars Movies

Posted: May 30th, 2020, 7:13 am
by Zapp Brannigan
1. Revenge of the Sith
2. Empire Strikes Back
3. Return of the Jedi
4. A New Hope
5. Rouge One
6. The Phantom Menace
7. Attack of the Clones
8. Solo
9. The Sequel Trilogy in any order (They're all bad :roll: )