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How to Watch Star Wars Movies in Chronological Order

Are you a Star Wars fan? We have outlined a guide that has the Star Wars Movies in Order!

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George Lucas had always intended for the original Star Wars film to be a small part of a much larger story. So just because it was the first film to be released doesn't mean it's the start of the story.

Instead of going with release order, you can also try chronological order based on when the movies are supposed to take place.

This would mean starting with Episode I, II, and III of the prequel trilogy, before moving to IV, V, VI of the original movies, then finishing with VII, VIII, IX from the sequels.

If you're adding the standalone films, you can fit Rogue One and Solo in between Episodes III and IV, and it should work fine.

However, since this order completely ruins the Darth Vader reveal in the original films, it is not advisable that anyone should watch these movies for the first time in this order.

Watching Star Wars in chronological order is more of a fun experiment for longtime fans to see the series from a new perspective.

If you were to watch the Star Wars films in chronological order you can download this printable list. It would look like this:

Star Wars Movies in Chronological Order

Here is the list of Star Wars movies in chronological order:

Star Wars: The Phantom Menace
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  • Liam Neeson, Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman (Actors)

Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace

Jedi Knights Obi-Wan Kenobi and Qui-Gon Jinn rescue Queen Amidala, ruler of a peaceful planet invaded by dark forces. On their escape, they discover nine-year-old Anakin Skywalker, a child prodigy who is unusually strong in the Force.
Star Wars: Attack of the Clones
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, Hayden Christensen (Actors)

Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones

When Jedi apprentice Anakin Skywalker is assigned to protect Senator Padmé Amidala, he discovers his love for her…and his own darker side. Obi-Wan Kenobi uncovers a secret clone army as the galaxy marches towards full-scale war.
Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith (Theatrical Version)
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, Hayden Christensen (Actors)

Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

Clone Wars rage across the galaxy. A sinister Sith Lord seizes control of the Republic and corrupts Anakin Skywalker to be his dark apprentice, Darth Vader. Obi-Wan Kenobi must confront his fallen friend in an epic lightsaber duel.
Solo: A Star Wars Story (Theatrical Version)
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke (Actors)


Through a series of daring escapades, Han Solo befriends his mighty future copilot Chewbacca in an epic adventure directed by Ron Howard and written by Jonathan & Lawrence Kasdan.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Felicity Jones, Donnie Yen, Diego Luna (Actors)

Rogue One

From Lucasfilm comes an epic adventure – Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction.
Star Wars: A New Hope
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher (Actors)

Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope

Young farm boy Luke Skywalker is thrust into a galaxy of adventure when he intercepts a distress call from the captive Princess Leia. The event launches him on a daring mission to rescue her from the clutches of Darth Vader and the Evil Empire.
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
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  • Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher (Actors)

Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

The Rebels scatter after the Empire attacks their base on the ice planet, Hoth. Han Solo and Princess Leia are pursued by Imperials, while Luke trains with Jedi Master Yoda. Luke must battle Darth Vader and learn the shocking truth of his past.
Star Wars: Return of the Jedi
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher (Actors)

Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi

The Empire prepares to crush the Rebellion with a more powerful Death Star. The Rebel fleet counters with a massive attack on the space station. Luke Skywalker confronts Darth Vader in a final climactic duel.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Ken Leung (Actors)

Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens

As a new threat to the galaxy rises, Rey, a desert scavenger, and Finn, an ex-stormtrooper, must join Han Solo and Chewbacca to search for the one hope of restoring peace. Experience the motion picture event of a generation in The Force Awakens.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Theatrical Version)
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  • Oscar Isaac, Mark Hamill, Daisy Ridley (Actors)

Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

The Star Wars saga continues in The Last Jedi as the heroes and galactic legends go on an epic adventure unlocking mysteries of the Force and shocking revelations of the past.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Adam Driver (Actors)

Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker

In Star Wars: The Rise of the Skywalker the riveting conclusion of the landmark Skywalker saga, new legends will be born—and the final battle for freedom is yet to come.

The Mandalorian

After the fall of the Galactic Empire, lawlessness has spread throughout the galaxy. Some flashing light sequences or patterns may effect photosensitive viewers. | Stream on Disney+

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The Book of Boba Fett

“The Book of Boba Fett,” a thrilling Star Wars adventure teased in a surprise end-credit sequence following the Season 2 finale of “The Mandalorian,” finds legendary bounty hunter Boba Fett and mercenary Fennec Shand navigating the galaxy’s underworld when they return to the sands of Tatooine to stake their claim on the territory once ruled by Jabba the Hutt and his crime syndicate. | Stream on Disney+

Obi-Wan Kenobi

A behind-the-scenes look at the “Obi-Wan Kenobi” special event series starring Ewan McGregor as the iconic Jedi Master.

The story begins 10 years after the dramatic events of “Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith” where Kenobi faced his greatest defeat, the downfall and corruption of his best friend and Jedi apprentice, Anakin Skywalker turned evil Sith Lord Darth Vader. | Stream on Disney+

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People also ask:

What is the correct order of the Star Wars movies?

A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, Revenge of the Sith, The Force Awakens, and The Last Jedi are the best Star Wars films to see in chronological order.

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Are there 12 Star Wars movies?

There are a total of 12 films in the Star Wars franchise, which include both live-action and animated features. The “Skywalker Saga” began with a trilogy set in the present tense, which was eventually expanded to a trilogy of trilogies.

How many movies are in the Star Wars saga?

12 movies
The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Return of the Jedi (1983), respectively entitled onscreen as Episode V and Episode VI, completed the original trilogy, which began with the 1977 self-titled picture, afterward dubbed Episode IV – A New Hope.

How old is Star Wars?

Star Wars was first titled Episode IV: A New Hope in the 1979 book The Art of Star Wars and was released on May 25, 1977. On May 21, 1980, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back was released, and it was a huge financial and critical triumph.

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