Ranking Every "Star Wars" Movie, From Worst Reviewed to Best
Here are the Rotten Tomatoes scores from a galaxy far, far away.
Ask a group of Star Wars fans what the best movie in the series is and you're bound to get some wildly divergent answers. If you really want to heat things up, ask them which movie is the worst. There's plenty of contention and controversy when it comes to the three Star Wars trilogies and the standalone films released over the past 40-plus years. To settle the score—or really just to provoke more debate—we're ranking every Star Wars movie based on critical appraisal. That's right: We're pitting these films' Rotten Tomatoes scores against each other.
Do you think The Last Jedi ruined the series, or saved it? Are you a staunch defender of the prequels? Read on to find out how your Star Wars opinions line up with those of professional critics. And for some out-of-this-world trivia, check out these 25 Amazing Star Wars Facts Even Fans Don't Know.
Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008)
Rotten Tomatoes score: 18 percent
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Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker (2019)
Rotten Tomatoes score: 51 percent
Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999)
Rotten Tomatoes score: 53 percent
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Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones (2002)
Rotten Tomatoes score: 65 percent
Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)
Rotten Tomatoes score: 70 percent
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Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005)
Rotten Tomatoes score: 80 percent
Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (1983)
Rotten Tomatoes score: 82 percent
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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
Rotten Tomatoes score: 84 percent
Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi (2017)
Rotten Tomatoes score: 90 percent
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Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977)
Rotten Tomatoes score: 92 percent
Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens (2015)
Rotten Tomatoes score: 93 percent
Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Rotten Tomatoes score: 94 percent
And if you think the critics don't know what they're talking about, check out another fan's opinion here: Every Star Wars Movie—Ranked.