Star Wars Ranking Review


Star Wars. Everyone loves it, or has at least heard of it, as it’s one of the highest grossing film franchises ever. I love Star Wars, and I have since elementary school. The story line is amazing and all the characters George Lucas created are unique and intricate; however. there are some movies in the franchise I don’t enjoy or even like. With that said, I’m going to show you my least favorite and my favorite Star Wars movies. For those of you who haven’t seen Star Wars, definitely put it on your bucket list of movies to watch. (Please don’t let my opinions make you not want to watch the movies, everyone likes different things.) 


  1. Starting with my least favorite, The Rise of Skywalker. I do not like this movie. My brother saw it in theaters and didn’t like it, so I never went and saw it with my family like with other Star Wars movies. I watched it for the first time when it came onto Disney Plus. I went into it with an open mind, hoping it would be good,  but I really did not like it. In my opinion, the ending was bad and it wasn’t a good ending for such an amazing movie franchise. Everyone hyped it up, saying it was great, but I don’t think it’s worth all the hype. It also didn’t feel very cohesive to the other movies in the sequel trilogy, and the name doesn’t fit the movie well either. Some of the characters aren’t bad, but I don’t like Rey, even though she’s the main character. I’ll get more into that later though. 


  1. Next up, we have The Last Jedi. I don’t have much to say about this movie other than I don’t like it, but it’s better than Rise of Skywalker. Yet again, I don’t think the name suits the movie. There were some funny moments, I guess, but overall I don’t think it’s very good. While Rise of Skywalker was bad because of its story, The Last Jedi was bad because it isn’t very memorable, I have a hard time remembering the movie. I can tell you the general plot, but with other Star Wars movies, I know lots of facts and can go into extensive detail about the film. Though I will say, I don’t like the story of this movie either. The best way to describe this movie is that it’s about Rey learning how to be a Jedi, but she is so overpowered that she doesn’t need to learn much. I would say that Poe is probably the only new sequel character that I actively like. The Last Jedi isn’t as bad as Rise of Skywalker (in my opinion), but it’s still pretty bad. 


  1. I have lots of opinions on my next movie, which is The Force Awakens. I will start off saying that when I first watched The Force Awakens, I actually enjoyed it. Not as much as the originals or the prequels, but still I liked it. For me, it got ruined by the other sequel movies, partly because t’s so incohesive. The Force Awakens was directed/co-written by JJ Abrams, but The Last Jedi was directed/written by Rian Johnson. Then, for Rise of Skywalker, Disney brought JJ Abrams back. This made the movies not mix very well together. Another thing that turned me away was Rey being incredibly overpowered, and not really being the strong female lead that Disney made her out to be. It’s like Disney was too caught up on making her a girl that they didn’t try to make her anything special except a girl who is force sensitive. I would say that The Force Awakens is the best sequel by far, but I still don’t like it that much. 


  1. Solo. The story of Han Solo. Han Solo is one of my favorite characters, but I don’t love his movie. The movie wasn’t bad, I actually think it’s a good movie, but I don’t think it was a good Star Wars film, and it didn’t serve Han any justice. I enjoyed one of the new characters, Qi’ra. She is a strong female lead and is a great character. I can’t forget to mention Paul Bettany’s character, because Paul Bettany is a great actor, and his character in the film is great too. It was interesting to see how Han and Chewbacca met, but I did have a problem with Chewie in this movie. Chewie is in Revenge of the Sith, and is definitely not a monster. He is a very nice Wookie who helps Yoda, but when he’s in Solo, he’s portrayed as a monster who tears people’s arms off. Overall, it’s not a bad movie.


  1. Now it’s time for the most iconic Star Wars movie, A New Hope. I feel like I have to apologize for having it this low. I absolutely love this movie with all of my heart, but I still prefer the others over this one. That just shows how much I love the others, because A New Hope is so amazing. This movie is so iconic and fantastic. It’s the first one ever made, though it is technically episode four (six chronology). We get to learn about Luke, Leia, Obi-Wan (my personal favorite character), Han Solo, Darth Vader, and so many more characters. George Lucas was an absolute genius for coming up with this movie. The fact that it gave us 10 more movies plus TV shows, and counting, is extraordinary. 


  1. My 6th favorite Star Wars movie is The Phantom Menace, the first movie in the prequel trilogy. The Phantom Menace does get a lot of backlash, but personally, I love it. I think it’s the most important Star Wars film (but not the best). If we didn’t get this movie, we wouldn’t know Darth Vader’s backstory, or many other important details, but I’m not gonna spoil anything. This is my least favorite of the prequels, but that’s saying I don’t love it. This next comment might cause some controversy, but I love Jar Jar Binks. Star Wars fans can agree that he is probably one the most hated character in all of the movies. He can be kind of annoying at times, and that puts it lightly, but I do think he’s a funny character. Now, I can’t go the whole time without talking about the memes. The Phantom Menace and just the prequels in general have some amazing memes. The final thing to talk about is Obi-Wan Kenobi. There. He’s been talked about. Like I said before, Obi-Wan is my favorite character, so I can’t not mention him.


  1. Top 5, here we go! The Empire Strikes Back is in 5th place. I never liked Empire Strikes Back as much as I do now. I preferred Phantom Menace and A New Hope over it, but it has grown on me. We really start to see Han and Leia’s relationship come alive, and I didn’t mention this earlier, but Han and Leia are technically haters to lovers, so what’s not to love about them, right? The movie starts out on an ice planet called Hoth and later in the movie, Luke, along with R2-D2, go and visit Yoda. Luke starts training to be a Jedi, and Han and Leia end up on the planet that Lando Calrissian lives on. We get some fantastic fight scenes, as well as some amazing chemistry between different characters. Empire Strikes Back is overall just such a great movie. 


  1. Some of you might be surprised to see Rogue One as number 4, considering that the other Disney-made Star Wars films are my least favorites, but I absolutely love Rogue One. First of all, the main character, Jyn Erso, is a very strong female character, or just a strong character in general, which I love. Unlike Rey, it seems like Disney focused on making a strong character, instead of a strong female, which in my opinion as you saw above, I don’t think it went well with Rey. Rogue One ends exactly at the beginning of A New Hope. The lining up of the movies actually went really well, and they feel very cohesive. We have some very funny lines, specifically from one of the main characters, a droid, K-2SO. He is definitely my favorite character in this movie. Overall, Rogue One is an amazing movie with great characters, and if you haven’t seen it, definitely watch it. 


  1. We’re in the top 3 people! In 3rd place we have Attack of the Clones. This movie is absolute meme gold, same with both other prequel movies. This is the movie where the story starts to pick up and get more exciting. Attack of the Clones takes place 10 years after the first movie. Anakin Skywalker is now seen as a moody 19 year old, and the Padawan apprentice of Obi-Wan Kenobi. One of my favorite scenes from Star Wars is in this movie is when Anakin, Obi-Wan, and Padmé are stuck on the planet Geonosis. We get a new villain in this movie, Count Dooku and by this point, Anakin is a great Jedi, so we get some epic fight scenes between characters. Attack of the Clones may not be a favorite in the Star Wars community, but it is definitely one of my favorites.


  1.  Revenge of the Sith is the 3rd movie chronology and my 2nd favorite movie. For a long time, Revenge of the Sith and Attack of the Clones were in opposite spots on my list, but making this list made me reconsider it. I know that I have already mentioned this, but the memes. Revenge of the Sith gave us some extremely memeable scenes, not to mention the quotes. There are many scenes in this movie that held all the lines for while watching the movie, specifically the lava fight scene. Revenge of the Sith takes place 3 years after Attack of the Clones. Anakin is no longer a Padawan, but a Jedi Knight, and Obi-Wan is now a Jedi Master. I would 100% say that Revenge of the Sith is the best prequel movie, though others might say different. Between the character chemistry, the quotes, the memes, and just everything about this movie, I love it so much.


  1. Finally, at number one, we have Return of the Jedi. I love this movie so much, but here’s the thing. I probably like Revenge of the Sith and Attack of the Clones more. The only reason that Return of the Jedi is my favorite is because it’s so nostalgic for me. It was my favorite from the moment I watched it in elementary school, but I can’t even tell you why. Maybe it’s the Ewoks, maybe it’s because Han Solo used to be my favorite character (it’s Obi Wan now, as I have said previously). Whatever it was, something about this movie and made me love Star Wars even more than I already did. Can we get a shout-out for the Ewoks, because who doesn’t love them? Although sadly, when LucasFilm updated the originals in the 90’s, one amazing part was taken out. The Yub Nub song, sung by the Ewoks, at the ending celebration, was removed. I would highly recommend looking it up on YouTube and giving it a listen. Return of the Jedi is just such an amazing movie and it will probably always be my favorite. 


This was such a fun article to make, and I am very sorry if I offended anyone with my order. I want to know your thoughts and opinions on Star Wars. Comment below your order for the movies and we can have a discussion (keep it friendly and school appropriate). I also would love to do more of these types of ranking articles, so give me some suggestions on movies or book series’ or TV series’ I should rank. I would also love to go into more detail on why I dislike the sequels so much, so if people would like to read that, maybe I would write an article dedicated to the topic.