In our second May the 4th feature, the team at Film Focus Online have put together a collective Skywalker Saga ranking. Spanning across 42 years, the Skywalker saga has had it's ups and downs introducing beloved and much hated characters. This list will feature the original, sequel and prequel trilogies and does not include Rogue One and Solo.
9. STAR WARS EPISODE II: ATTACK OF THE CLONES (2002)
Plot: Ten years after initially meeting, Anakin Skywalker shares a forbidden romance with Padmé Amidala, while Obi-Wan Kenobi discovers a secret clone army crafted for the Jedi.
Worldwide box office: $653,779,970
Critic score: 65%
Audience Score: 56%
8. STAR WARS EPISODE IX: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER (2019)
Plot: In the riveting conclusion of the landmark Skywalker saga, new legends will be born-and the final battle for freedom is yet to come.
Worldwide box office: $1,077,022,372
Critic score: 52%
Audience Score: 86%
7. STAR WARS EPISODE I: THE PHANTOM MENACE (1999)
Plot: Two Jedi escape a hostile blockade to find allies and come across a young boy who may bring balance to the Force, but the long dormant Sith resurface to claim their original glory.
Worldwide box office: $1,027,082,707
Critic score: 51%
Audience Score: 59%
6. STAR WARS EPISODE VIII: THE LAST JEDI (2017)
Plot: The Star Wars saga continues as new heroes and galactic legends go on an epic adventure, unlocking mysteries of the Force and shocking revelations of the past.
Worldwide box office: $1,334,407,706
Critic score: 91%
Audience Score: 42%
5. STAR WARS EPISODE III: REVENGE OF THE SITH (2003)
Plot: Three years into the Clone Wars, Obi-Wan pursues a new threat, while Anakin is lured by Chancellor Palpatine into a sinister plot to rule the galaxy.
Worldwide box office: $868,390,560
Critic score: 79%
Audience Score: 66%
4. STAR WARS EPISODE VII: THE FORCE AWAKENS (2015)
Plot: 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.
Worldwide box office: $2,071,310,218
Critic score: 93%
Audience Score: 85%
3. STAR WARS EPISODE IV: A NEW HOPE (1977)
Plot: Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi Knight, a cocky pilot, a Wookiee and two droids to save the galaxy from the Empire's world-destroying battle station, while also attempting to rescue Princess Leia from the mysterious Darth Vader.
Worldwide box office: $775,398,007
Critic score: 93%
Audience Score: 96%
2. STAR WARS EPISODE VI: RETURN OF THE JEDI (1983)
Plot: After rescuing Han Solo from Jabba the Hutt, the Rebels attempt to destroy the second Death Star, while Luke struggles to help Darth Vader back from the dark side.
Worldwide box office: $475,106,177
Critic score: 84%
Audience Score: 94%
1. STAR WARS EPISODE V: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK (1980)
Plot: After the Rebels are overpowered by the Empire, Luke Skywalker begins his Jedi training with Yoda, while his friends are pursued across the galaxy by Darth Vader and bounty hunter Boba Fett.
Worldwide box office: $538,375,067
Critic score: 94%
Audience Score: 97%