Your Star Wars movie rankings

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The Ellimist
Mine (very tentatively, subject to change and dependent on mood/criteria):

ESB
RotJ
ANH/RotS
TLJ?
TFA/AotC
R1
TPM

The Last Jedi is one of the most polarizing ones for me in that 1) I don't know if I think its decisions are good for Star Wars as a whole yet and 2) it has a weird combination of historically good and historically bad moments.

Rogue One and TPM are kinda like that too in that they're both kinda saved by two epic scenes of which I'm sure you know.

RotJ almost gets the top spot for the Throne Room scene, but the rest wasn't as strong as ESB.

The prequels were arguably better than the Originals at world building, but I didn't weigh that over their narrative quality.

I also think every SW movie has been excellent vs. the general spread of blockbuster movies so none of them are *bad* per say.

Trocity
1. ROTS
2. ESB
3. ROTJ
4. ANH
5. R1
6. TFA/TLJ
7. TFA/TLJ
8. AOTC/TPM
9. AOTC/TPM

DarthAnt66
1. ROTS
2. ESB
3. ANH
4. ROTJ
5. TLJ
6. TPM
7. AOTC
8. TFA
9. RO

darthbane77
ESB
ANH/ROTJ
ROTS
R1
TLJ
TFA
TPM
AOTC

Dark-Kenshin
1. ESB - Perfect and GOAT sci-fi movie
2. ANH - Nigh Perfect
3. ROTJ - Great, but flawed.
4. ROTS - Great, but flawed.
5. R1 - Above average.
6. TLJ - Mediocre.
7. AOTC - Piss poor.
8. TFA - Garbage.
9. TPM - Abomination

|King Joker|

The Lost
ROTJ
ESB
TLJ
ANH
ROTS
TFA
TPM
AOTC
R1

Certain positions change around depending on how I feel. ROTJ is still my favorite and has been for a long time. I think R1 was also a solid film but I just didn't personally favor it all that much.

nfactor1995
1. ROTS
2. ESB
3. Rogue One
4. ROTJ
5. ANH/TFA
6. AOTC
7. TPM
8. TLJ

Lord Lucien
ESB
ANH
RotJ
TLJ
TFA
R1

ares834
1. ESB
2. ANH
3. RotS
4. TLJ (?)
5. RotJ
6. TFA
7. R1
8. AotC
9. TPM

I'm still iffy on TLJ being above RotJ. Also there is a huge gap between ANH and RotS. Seriously, ESB and ANH are significantly better than any of the other SW films.

Lord Lucien
The Ewoks slow the film's pace, but they're not garbage. Han feels like he's already checked out and is in the car waiting to go home. Leia feels like she's coming down off her high. Chewie Tarzan yells for some reason...


But the space battle and the confrontation between Luke and the Sith is just... creme de la creme of visual orgasms and characters clashing. Every other time I watch RotJ I skip straight to those scenes and watch nothing else.

ares834
I know it's sacrilege, but I don't love RotJ's space battle. It's fine I guess, but I feel it pales in comparison to the drama and intensity of ANH's trench run. The throne room sequence, on the other hand, is excellent.

Lord Lucien
Oh f*ck yeah, it's gold. There's genuine tension and a huge sense of relief. RotJ's space battle is visually sexy and super fun. It's not tense, I'm not feeling strained. I'm just enjoying the spectacle. It's a wonderfully well made spectacle.

Greysentinel365
ESB
ANH
RO
RotJ
RotS
TPM
AotC
TLJ
TFA

Azronger
1. RotJ
2. ESB
3. ANH
4. RotS
5. R1
6. TPM
7. AotC
8. TFA
9. TLJ

LordOfTheLight
1.ROTJ

2.ANH

3.ESB

4. ROTS

5. R1/TLJ/TPM

6. R1/TLJ/TPM

7. R1/TLJ/TPM

8. TFA

9. AoTC

McP
ESB
ROTS
AotC
ROTJ
R1
ANH
TPM
TFA
TLJ

samappo
Gotta say, I pretty much watch Return of the Jedi FOR the Throne Room scenes, and still rate is as my number one film.

relentless1
1. Revenge of the Sith
2. Return of the Jedi
3. Empire Strikes Back
4. Last Jedi
5. Attack of the Clones
6. Force Awakens
7. Phantom Menace
8. A New Hope

Nephthys
Well I just watched ANH a few days ago and honestly I thought that while it was a great movie, it has been idealised quite a bit. There are definitely big problems with it. Some of the acting is bad even for SW, the final space battle is pretty weak, the lightsaber fight is obviously hot garbage, the garbage chute scene is somewhat fillery etc. It's also a lot less frenetic and fast-paced than modern movies tend to be, and I personally prefer the modern style. I give it a great deal of credit for the sheer amount of creativity it had, I was marvelling at all the different designs even today. Overall though I'm thinking of putting it below the new 3 films at least in my personal preference.

I'm going to see TLJ again in an hour and I plan to watch ESB and RotJ soon so I won't make a judgement on rankings until then. I've really liked all the new movies though so I'm not even sure how I rank those over each other.

samappo
I've watched the new movie three times in cinemas, gonna go again one or twice more so that I can take some mental notes.

Prof. T.C McAbe
ROTJ
ESB
ANH
TFA
ROTS
TCW
TPM
TLJ

Haschwalth
ROTJ
ROTS
ESB
ANH
TCW
TFA
TPM





TLJ

Total Warrior

cs_zoltan
RotS
ESB
TLJ
RotJ
R1
ANH
TPM
AotC
TCW
TFA

Psychotron
V
IV/VI
III
I
R1
VII
II
VIII

Haschwalth
@Total Warrior
Yeah, no the only good thing about TLJ was its Animation quality.

Rey In one lesson becomes as proficient as a Jedi master which took Anakin/Luke years. Rey literally didn't know luke existed a week ago, literally the bulk of their army consists of a few thousand, watching/protecting Trillions. absolutely stupid.
They take luke out of character and have him die in the stupidest way, snoke was even worse. Admiral Ahkbar was randomly killed, while a purple haired *****, we don't give a shit about, sacrificed herself for the survivors. Fat Asian girl was useless, and a waste of space, they spent 30 minutes at a casino complaining about, capitalism, which turned out to be for naught. Phasma was a waste of time. Leia flying like superman was an asspull.

They shat in on the SW lore, to push their retarded SJW agenda.

Haschwalth
I'd watch the TPM any day over that crap.

Nephthys
TLJ was just as good the second time. In fact I think looking at it more critically allowed me to see that some of the biggest complaints about the film don't hold water imo. Canto Blight was fine, Holdo was justified and Snoke is still a better villain than Dooku. Finn, Poe, Kylo and Rey all have very well realised arcs that are all pulled off well in the film.

Darth Thor
I like how people are putting TCW Movie above TFA laughing out loud

An_Sock
Empire
New Hope
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Return of the Jedi
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Revenge of the Sith
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The Phantom Menace
The Force Awakens
The Last Jedi
Attack of the Clones

Kurk
ANH 8/10 - (even though quality wise it's not the best, you can't beat the classics man. It's the Old Testament.)
RotJ/ESB 8.5/10
RotJ/ESB 8.5/10 - (interchangeable; depends on my mood; haven't sat through either in a few years)
RotS 8.5/10 - (great emotions; great plot)

R1 7.5/10 - (only watched 1 time, but liked it)
TLJ 7.5/10 - (until I watch again, this is where it stands)


AotC 6/10 - (answers some questions; Geonosian scene makes up for a lot)
TFA 6/10 - (only watched 1 time; mediocre at best)
TPM 5/10 - (I just see Oscar Schindler all the time. Maul makes up for some. That and Padme's beautiful body.)

TCW movie 4/10 - (boy it sucks)

Nephthys
People really care about that whole "TFA is just a New Hope ripoff!" thing, huh.

Kurk
Originally posted by Nephthys
People really care about that whole "TFA is just a New Hope ripoff!" thing, huh. at the end of the day, I rate movies based on if I feel like I wasted my time or not. When a movie is uber predictable, like TFA, it goes against my criteria. It's not good when I'm able to predict what happens scene after scene. TLJ tricked me a few times and kept my on the edge of my seat.

Darth Thor

FreshestSlice
TLJ isn't even a well made movie in the story department. Plot's all over the place, the characters are almost universally cardboard, and things weren't unpredictable unless you had an idea of what Star Wars is supposed to be like, not what a movie is supposed to be like. Being new just to be new isn't always a good thing, and here it definitely was not. That said:

ESB
RotS
RotJ
ANH/RO
TPM
TLJ
TFA
AotC

If I had to say which movie did the most damage to the franchise, it'd definitely be TLJ, but that's another story. It's still the one that's also made the best aesthetically with the best directing.

JKBart
1. Return of the Jedi
2. Empire Strikes Back
3. Revenge of the Sith
4. Rogue One
5. The Phantom Menace / The Last Jedi
6. Attack of the Clones / The Force Awakens / TCW movie
7. Christmas special

Rebel95
ESB
ROTS
ROTJ
ANH
TLJ
TFA
R1
AOTC
TPM

AncientPower
ESB
ROTJ
TLJ
ROTS
ANH
R1
TFA
TPM
AOTC
TCW

Darth Abonis
ANH
ROTJ
ROTS
ESB
TLJ
R1
AOTC
TFA
TPM

hutchy1345
ROTS (didn't think so many people would agree with me, but it was so entertaining for me)
ESB
R1 (controversial but I loved it, I guess the vader scene and space/ground battle played a big role because those are some of my favourite scenes in movie history but sure)
ROTJ
ANH
TLJ (when I came out of the cinema I was frustrated at a few things and would have put it below TFA, but after that has worn off I kinda enjoyed it)
TFA
AOTC
TPM

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