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Soly Hone

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

I haven't decided where ROS sits yet, that usually takes a while and another re-watch, but I doubt it would crack the top five. The last three spaces on the list would be the ones I consider really bad - as in would go out of my way not to watch. Otherwise, the remaining movies have redeemable qualities in some aspects despite their low rankings or flaws despite high ranking, with PM having one of (if not the) best duel in the series as an example.
 

Alyosha Drutin

The Iceman Cometh
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I'll only rank the films I've actually seen.
  • The Empire Strikes Back (can be a little slow-moving in parts, but overall I'd agree it's the best of the movies)
  • A New Hope (perfect movie in terms of pacing and I adore the sense of adventure that permeates it, but doesn't pack the same dramatic punch as Empire)
  • Return of the Jedi (sure there's Ewoks and Luke's plan to save Han from Jabba becomes stupider the longer you think about it, but when this movie works it knocks it out of the park)
  • Revenge of the Sith (When I said this was one of my favorite romantic comedies, I meant it. I can only enjoy this movie by not taking it seriously, at which point it becomes hilarious. That, and I do have fond memories of seeing it in the theater/on DVD when I was a wee child.)
  • Spaceballs
  • The Force Awakens (I only saw this once in the theater and it made me miserable for most of it, but I admit it's not that bad)
  • Attack of the Clones (handful of good scenes in an overall embarrassing movie with a terrible romance subplot)
  • The Phantom Menace (only saw it once, I had trouble staying awake and was bored for most of it. I was an infant when it was first released so I didn't have those "omg finally a new SW movie after 17 years" feelings. I think that made a world of difference in my viewing experience.)
  • The Clone Wars (saw it in the theater and don't remember much about it. I did watch the TV series, but it was more of a "catch it when it happens to be on" kind of thing. TV spots hyped the introduction of that one blue alien rogue with the wide-brimmed hat as if it was the second coming of Christ. Same with the General Grievous special episode where they went skulking around his hideout.)
  • Holiday Special (technically I've only seen bits and pieces, but I have seen most of it. Unfortunately. It is actively, voraciously terrible and not worth watching except to make fun of it with your nerd friends. I would feel uncomfortable watching this alone.)
 
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ᴡᴀʀ'ꜱ ᴄᴜꜱᴛᴏᴅɪᴀɴ
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ACTUALLY GOOD
- Return of the Jedi: This movie has the best portrayal of a Jedi in the case of the Jedi Knight Luke Skywalker, and whilst the Ewoks are silly; the arcs from the last two films are beautifully finished in this film. Additionally, the Vader/Luke scenes are beautiful.

- Empire: A dark film that challenges peoples expectations the RIGHT way with the reveal of Vader as Luke's father, instead of just an all-evil dark lord. Fun arcs, great development of the force further mystifying it.


DECENT
- A New Hope: A great action-adventure film which started the whole universe and is capable of sending your imagination on a trip. A beautiful introduction to the Star Wars world. It isn't perfect.

- Solo: Solo is underrated I feel, its genuinely incredibly fun and feels like a Star Wars film that steps away from the Force and enjoys the underbelly of Star Wars. Yes, the film only partially achieves the Crime Syndicate feel it wanted to. Its alright, and isn't given enough credit due to how horribly received TLJ was.

- The Force Awakens: Its a new hope but not as good with boring characters and no tension. But its still fun.


FORGETTABLE
- Revenge of the Sith: This film is still bad, and still has wooden acting - but it has its great moments.

- Rogue One: This film has terrible pacing, and too many characters that don't get enough time. Its clear this film struggled in the editing room.


TERRIBLE

- The Attack of the Clones: This film has terrible pacing, editing, and fight scenes as bad as TLJ's. There are some good things, the music is great, Kamino is fun and the Tusken sequence is fairly emotive. However, this film has some of the worst dialogue in the series by far. But its dumb fun.

- The Last Jedi: This movie doesn't know when to stop it with the jokes, fails miserable at subversion and unfortunately has some incredible ideas but executes them in a offensive and poor manner. Finn is relegated to a plot-vehicle for Roses vindication and Rey is as uncompelling as a dried fruit.

- Phantom Menace: This movie is awful. But Duel of Fates is pretty great.

- The Rise of Skywalker: This film is so incredibly lazy. No creativity, turns the force into a 'solve any problem' vehicle and has FOUR fake-out deaths. This film is ridiculously bad.
 

Jor Kvall

Our Song Woke the Trees
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In F tier we have the soulless mockery of Star Wars that is the sequel trilogy. The movies that confirmed to the world, "Yes, the rumors you've been hearing for years are true. Star Wars is dead." Years from now these films will be directly contrasted with Marvel as an example of how not to plan a franchise. Along with them Episode I belongs in F tier because it's the most pointless movie of the saga. You can literally start with Episode II and understand everything perfectly. I mean you could watch Episode I for fun, I guess, but why would you? NoW tHiS iS pOdRaCiNg!

In D tier I have the rest of the prequel trilogy. Nearly as bad as the sequel trilogy, but they have the advantage of being unintentionally funny, so that small amount of entertainment value bumps them up a tier. Fun to watch if you're a Star Wars fan who's into ironic self-deprecation. And if you don't like sand.

Next we have Solo, the best movie of the Disney-era. I find origin stories inherently uninteresting, but at least it didn't actively go out of its way to offend me, and it had a functional protagonist, something the rest of the Disney-era movies are apparently incapable of. For that reason it earns C tier, and a nice gold star sticker that says "You Tried".

B tier is Return of the Jedi. Clearly the weakest of the three original movies and where the chinks in ol' George's armor first reveal themselves. It had its issues but still managed to be a reasonably satisfying conclusion to the original trilogy. It tripped and faceplanted across the finish line, but it crossed nonetheless.

A New Hope can be nothing less than A tier, the movie that started it all. A movie so good they decided to make it twice.

S tier, to no one's surprise, is Empire. The lynchpin holding this entire house of cards together. The movie that made us believe George Lucas had a plan, and it was a great plan, just sit back and trust it. The entire saga has been running on the fumes of this film ever since.

So there's your Star Wars saga. Mostly bad movies with two legitimately great ones. Rogue One is missing because I haven't seen it, and to be perfectly honest, I just don't care enough to watch it. Maybe one day. Maybe not.
 

Valiens Nantaris

Head Admin
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Hmm updated list bearing in mind a few shifts? Let's see.

  1. Empire Strikes Back
  2. Rogue One
  3. A New Hope
  4. Revenge of the Sith
  5. The Force Awakens
  6. Return of the Jedi
  7. Solo
  8. The Rise of Skywalker
  9. The Last Jedi
  10. Attack of the Clones
  11. The Phantom Menace
  12. Christmas Special
  13. Clone Wars
 
Sith With Style
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These are only the ones I've watched. Also, this is a 100% honest list not based on popular or unpopular opinions.

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

The Clone Wars and Rebels series top all of these.
 

RENbow

New Member
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What follows is the official ranking list. Anyone who disagrees thinks Twilight is a better film series.

1. Revenge of the Sith
2. Empire Strikes Back
3. Rogue One
4. A New Hope
5. Clone Wars
6. Return of the Jedi
7. Phantom Menace
8. Rise of Skywalker
9. The Last Jedi




100. The Force Awakens

Haven't seen Solo, so can't rate it.
 

Kavessk Ziracch

Wandering Collector
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Haven't seen Rise of Skywalker because I'm a broke bastard, will update when I do.

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

The Clone Wars Movie is probably 7.5.
 
Alleged war criminal
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1. NEW HOPE
2. EMPIRE STRIKES BACK
3. REVENGE OF THE SITH
4. RETURN OF THE JEDI
5. PHANTOM MENACE
6. ROGUE ONE
7. ATTACK OF THE CLONES
---- Power Gap ----
The other ones
 
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