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Star Wars Movies In Chronological Order

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Hey there, fellow Star Wars fans! Now that the epic Skywalker saga has reached its conclusion, many of us are left wondering, “What’s next for Star Wars?” Fear not, because the galaxy far, far away is brimming with exciting possibilities, and our journey is far from over.

Can you believe it? It’s been almost half a century since that groundbreaking Star Wars film first graced the silver screen in 1977. Yet, here we are, still captivated by the magic of this incredible franchise. With its enduring popularity, the options are more abundant than ever before.

So, let’s delve into the exhilarating world of Star Wars movies in chronological order. Whether you’re a fresh-faced Jedi initiate or a seasoned fan, it’s always a thrill to embark on this galactic journey from the very beginning.

Star Wars Movies In Chronological Order

Star Wars Movies In Chronological Order

Are you new to Star Wars? No worries! I’ve got you covered. Here’s the complete list of Star Wars movies, animated series, and live-action TV series.

All neatly organized for your convenience.

This comprehensive lineup includes everything, not just the movies. And don’t worry, I’ve even marked which ones are movies and which ones are TV series, so you can tailor your viewing experience to your liking.

May the Force be with you as you dive into the rich tapestry of the Star Wars saga, experiencing the battles, the friendships, and the incredible stories that have shaped this beloved universe. Get ready to be transported to a galaxy where anything is possible, and adventure awaits at every turn.

TitleTypeRelease Year
Star Wars: Dawn of the JediMovie2024
Star Wars: Young Jedi AdventuresAnimated Series2023
The AcolyteTV Series2024
Star Wars: Tales of the JediAnimated Series2022
Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom MenaceMovie1999
Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the ClonesMovie2002
Star Wars: Clone WarsAnimated Series2003-2005
Star Wars: The Clone WarsAnimated Movie2008
Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the SithMovie2005
Star Wars: The Bad BatchAnimated Series2021
Solo: A Star Wars StoryMovie2018
Obi-Wan KenobiTV Series2022
Star Wars: RebelsAnimated Series2014-2018
AndorTV Series2022
Rogue One: A Star Wars StoryMovie2016
Episode IV: A New HopeMovie1977
Episode V: The Empire Strikes BackMovie1980
Episode VI: The Return of the JediMovie1983
The MandalorianTV Series2019-2023
The Book of Boba Fett TV Series2021-2022
Ahsoka TV Seriesupcoming, 2023
Star Wars: Skeleton Crew TV Seriesupcoming, 2023
Untitled Dave Feloni FilmTBC
Star Wars: Resistance (Season 1)Animated Series2018
Episode VII: The Force AwakensMovie2015
Episode VIII: The Last JediMovie2017
Star Wars: Resistance, (Season 2)Animated Series2019
Episode IX: The Rise of SkywalkerMovie2019
Star Wars: Forces of DestinyAnimated Series2017
Untitled Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy filmMovieTBC

Oh, and before I forget, there’s also the Lego Star Wars animated series that I didn’t include in the table above. Personally, I think you can give it a pass. While it has its charm, it’s not a crucial part of the Star Wars experience. But hey, if you’re a die-hard Lego enthusiast or just looking for some lighthearted fun, it might be worth checking out. Ultimately, it’s up to you to decide if it’s a must-watch or something you can skip without missing out on the core Star Wars story.

  • Lego Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles (2013 to 2014)
  • Lego Star Wars: The Padawan Menace (2011)
  • Lego Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Out (2012)
  • Lego Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures (2016 to 2017)
  • Lego Star Wars: Droid Tales (2015)
  • Lego Star Wars: The Resistance Rises (2016)

And here are some more titles that you can skip without missing out on the core storyline:

  • The Story of the Faithful Wookie (1978)
  • Caravan of Courage (1984)
  • Ewoks: The Battle For Endor (1985)
  • Ewoks (1985 – 1986)
  • Star Wars: Droids (1985-1986)

Get the Star Wars Trilogy here.

So, the big question is:

Should You Watch Star Wars Movies by Chronological Order or by Release Date?

Well, my geeky friends, the choice is yours to make. It all depends on your personal preferences and the time you have on hand. You have the freedom to tailor your Star Wars viewing experience to your liking.

Now, let’s consider the options. You can opt to watch the movies only and skip the animated series or live-action TV series altogether. Or, if you’re feeling ambitious, you can dive into the vast Star Wars universe, exploring everything from the main movies to the captivating spin-offs.

Picture this: The Mandalorian, the highly acclaimed live-action TV series, boasts a whopping 24 episodes across three seasons. With a total runtime of approximately 1007 minutes (rough estimate), that’s equivalent to 16 hours and 47 minutes of epic Star Wars content. As a busy working adult, living with a partner (or maybe even your own Chewbacca), it could take you an entire week just to complete The Mandalorian alone.

The Mandalorian Season 3
SeasonEpisodesOriginally released date of The Mandalorian
First releasedLast released
18November 12, 2019December 27, 2019
28October 30, 2020December 18, 2020
38March 1, 2023April 19, 2023

Now, here’s a crucial point to consider: The order in which you watch the Star Wars movies and TV series will impact your understanding and perception of the overarching story. If you’re a Star Wars newbie and happen to watch The Last Jedi before The Force Awakens, you’ll miss out on important character introductions and revelations. For a more complete picture, it’s generally recommended to follow the intended order.

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For example, if you watch Rogue One before A New Hope, you’ll witness how the Rebels obtained the Death Star plans. And if you find yourself particularly connected to the charismatic Cassian Andor, then watching the live-action TV series Andor before Rogue One will provide you with valuable insights into his backstory and motivations.

Similarly, exploring Obi-Wan Kenobi’s journey in the upcoming series before A New Hope will shed light on his experiences during his exile on Tatooine.

On the other hand, diving into The Book of Boba Fett before The Mandalorian may lead to missing crucial introductions and revelations. So, keep that in mind if you’re a stickler for continuity.

Arguably, the simplest and most straightforward approach is to watch the Star Wars movies in chronological order. This eliminates any flashbacks and potential confusion for the uninitiated. Plus, with the inclusion of spin-offs, you’ll experience a seamless transition from Rogue One to A New Hope, and the Disney Plus series will make a whole lot more sense.

However, it’s worth noting that starting with the prequels, which are often considered the weakest entries in the franchise, might not be the most favorable option. The Phantom Menace, with its fair share of Jar Jar Binks, could potentially put off some viewers from continuing with the rest of the series. Additionally, the CGI-heavy prequels may contrast with the practical effects of the original trilogy, potentially dating the later films.

Ultimately, the choice is yours, dear Star Wars enthusiasts. So, gather your lightsabers, get cozy on the couch with some blue milk, and embark on a Star Wars journey that suits your taste and time constraints. May the Force guide you in making the right decision, and may your Star Wars marathon be filled with excitement, nostalgia, and the epic battles that have captivated fans for generations.

What’s Next?

If you’re wondering what’s next in the galaxy far, far away after the events of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, I’ve got some exciting news for you. Lucasfilm has a number of thrilling projects in the works, offering fresh adventures and expanding the Star Wars universe like never before:

  • First up, we have a new movie set 15 years after The Rise of Skywalker, New Jedi Order. Directed by the talented Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, this film will delve into the journey of Rey as she takes on the monumental task of rebuilding the Jedi Order. Get ready to witness the next chapter in Rey’s heroic saga.
  • We also have an intriguing television series on the horizon called Star Wars: Skeleton Crew. Set during the time of The Mandalorian, this show will follow a group of young individuals who find themselves lost in the vast expanse of the galaxy. Penned by the brilliant minds of Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni, this series promises to deliver gripping storytelling and memorable characters.
  • Another television series called Star Wars: Acolyte is in the works. Set during the High Republic era, a whopping 200 years before the events of The Phantom Menace, this series will transport us to a time of ancient Jedi and galactic secrets. Written by the talented Leslye Headland, this show will take us on an exciting journey into the past of the Star Wars universe.
  • Dawn of the Jedi is about to transport us to a whole new era like never before seen in the Star Wars universe. Brace yourselves for a captivating journey that will take place a mind-boggling 25,000 years before the events of Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace. It will explore the events before the Old Republic, and will take place even before the upcoming The Acolyte TV series. While some Star Wars novels have discussed the High Republic and the Old Republic, no canon explores this age of the galaxy and the Jedi. Steering the helm of this extraordinary project is the talented director James Mangold, known for his exceptional work on films like Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny.
  • There’s more! Lucasfilm has hinted at numerous other television series and movies in development, though they haven’t been officially announced yet. Rest assured, the galaxy is brimming with possibilities, and we can expect plenty of thrilling Star Wars content in the coming years.

And let’s not forget about the books, comics, and video games that expand upon the events of The Rise of Skywalker. These captivating mediums offer additional insights into the galaxy far, far away, filling in the gaps and enriching our understanding of this beloved universe.

Fear not! The Star Wars universe continues to expand, promising us countless new adventures to enjoy. Whether it’s through movies, TV series, books, comics, or video games, there’s something for everyone. Get ready to embark on thrilling journeys, discover new heroes, and witness the epic tales that make Star Wars the iconic saga that it is.

May the Force be with you as you eagerly await the next chapter in this ever-expanding universe. Stay tuned, and may your Star Wars fandom thrive in the years to come!

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