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2021-05-04 7:21:38 AM  
Where did they come up with 11 movies?  There are only three Star Wars movies.
 
2021-05-04 8:39:12 AM  
Wash it all you want. They will never get the stain of the Holiday Special off.
 
2021-05-04 8:39:32 AM  
THANK GOD
 
2021-05-04 8:40:31 AM  
Ready for this thread, I am

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2021-05-04 8:40:43 AM  
It really does seem like saying, "Newsweek is the most meritless mainstream publication in business today" should be a no-brainer of a truism, something that can unite people from all walks of life into a common, obvious belief. But USA Today does work really, really hard to make that debatable.
 
2021-05-04 8:42:42 AM  
Ohh putting one of the relatively recent movie before one of the 1980's movies..... how edgy.
 
2021-05-04 8:44:45 AM  
Which ewok adventure? There were two. There was also a clone wars movie as well
 
2021-05-04 8:47:11 AM  
All 3 of the prequels were better than any of the most recent movies, save Rogue One.  And it's not really debatable.  And, Jesus...they say Rogue One is the worst of the new movies?  GTFO of here.  Trash list.
 
2021-05-04 8:47:35 AM  
I agree with most of that list. Rouge One should be a bit higher I think. Otherwise it looks alright.
 
2021-05-04 8:48:02 AM  

boohyah: Which ewok adventure? There were two. There was also a clone wars movie as well


And the Clone Wars movie got a theatrical release but wasn't included on this list because it wasn't a wide enough release or something.
 
2021-05-04 8:51:47 AM  
Rogue One Trailer (feat. Beastie Boys)
Youtube oMmiNeVrbDk


I agree with its middling ranking but this is the best fan produced trailer in the SWU. If the final cut actually had the scene where she walks out on a platform to fight a TIE with her hands that would have kicked it up a couple of notches
 
2021-05-04 8:52:17 AM  
I don't know how it happened but they actually came up with a really good list. You might want to nudge a specific title up or down a notch but honestly they pretty much got this one right.
 
2021-05-04 8:52:42 AM  

LL316: All 3 of the prequels were better than any of the most recent movies, save Rogue One.  And it's not really debatable.  And, Jesus...they say Rogue One is the worst of the new movies?  GTFO of here.  Trash list.


No, Phantom Menace was easily worse than 7 or 8. Anyone who says otherwise should be forced to watch all three in a row.

And anyone who's go-to complaint about 8 is that someone well-established as being Force-sensitive and who came within a day's training of being a Jedi did a Force jump in zero-gravity deserves to have their opinions ignored.

/I know you didn't say that second on ITT, it's just a too-common stupid one.
 
2021-05-04 8:54:12 AM  

Fireproof: LL316: All 3 of the prequels were better than any of the most recent movies, save Rogue One.  And it's not really debatable.  And, Jesus...they say Rogue One is the worst of the new movies?  GTFO of here.  Trash list.

No, Phantom Menace was easily worse than 7 or 8. Anyone who says otherwise should be forced to watch all three in a row.

And anyone who's go-to complaint about 8 is that someone well-established as being Force-sensitive and who came within a day's training of being a Jedi did a Force jump in zero-gravity deserves to have their opinions ignored.

/I know you didn't say that second on ITT, it's just a too-common stupid one.


Phantom Menace had a fantastic bad guy.  There were no positives from 7 or 8, which means Phantom Menace wins 1 - 0.
 
2021-05-04 8:55:25 AM  
Empire is pretty good or great.

Jedi from Orig trig and Last Jedi from newest trilogy have an issue or two but are good.

Rogue One and are flawed but you can see the potential and are still ok to good, depending on your expectations or mood.

Force Awakens is very well made but also just kind of bland.  So lower for me, an older watcher, probably good for younger folks.

Solo, Rise of, etc just suck so hard.
 
2021-05-04 8:59:19 AM  
The best Star Wars movies were the JJ Abrams Star Treks
 
2021-05-04 9:04:24 AM  

Fireproof: LL316: All 3 of the prequels were better than any of the most recent movies, save Rogue One.  And it's not really debatable.  And, Jesus...they say Rogue One is the worst of the new movies?  GTFO of here.  Trash list.

No, Phantom Menace was easily worse than 7 or 8. Anyone who says otherwise should be forced to watch all three in a row.

And anyone who's go-to complaint about 8 is that someone well-established as being Force-sensitive and who came within a day's training of being a Jedi did a Force jump in zero-gravity deserves to have their opinions ignored.

/I know you didn't say that second on ITT, it's just a too-common stupid one.


I think Rise of Skywalker is just as badly written as the prequels and if we ranked all the movies, go on the same level as the Ewok tv specials.  They just have bigger budgets.

Soooooo much bad writing and undercutting your own attempts at building tension in the last Abrams movie
 
2021-05-04 9:04:56 AM  
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I watched it on June,1977 right after 8th grade graduation. The ticket was a gift from my classmate Abel. The Century 22 theater on Winchester blvd was the place.
I was hooked.  The movies are all cool. I don't care for the Ewoks. And sand. It gets everywhere.
 
2021-05-04 9:05:26 AM  

MillionDollarMo: The best Star Wars movies were the JJ Abrams Star Treks


And the beat Trek movie is Galaxy Quest
 
2021-05-04 9:05:58 AM  

thealgorerhythm: [YouTube video: Rogue One Trailer (feat. Beastie Boys)]

I agree with its middling ranking but this is the best fan produced trailer in the SWU. If the final cut actually had the scene where she walks out on a platform to fight a TIE with her hands that would have kicked it up a couple of notches


Just think, in an alternate universe audiences were treated to Guy Ritchie's Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Blasters.
 
2021-05-04 9:06:13 AM  

Peach_Fuz: I agree with most of that list. Rouge One should be a bit higher I think. Otherwise it looks alright.


Rogue one definitely needed to be ranked higher than the newest Trilogy of movies.
 
2021-05-04 9:09:05 AM  

LL316: Fireproof: LL316: All 3 of the prequels were better than any of the most recent movies, save Rogue One.  And it's not really debatable.  And, Jesus...they say Rogue One is the worst of the new movies?  GTFO of here.  Trash list.

No, Phantom Menace was easily worse than 7 or 8. Anyone who says otherwise should be forced to watch all three in a row.

And anyone who's go-to complaint about 8 is that someone well-established as being Force-sensitive and who came within a day's training of being a Jedi did a Force jump in zero-gravity deserves to have their opinions ignored.

/I know you didn't say that second on ITT, it's just a too-common stupid one.

Phantom Menace had a fantastic bad guy.  There were no positives from 7 or 8, which means Phantom Menace wins 1 - 0.


Stormtrooper called by the Force and shooting his way out of the FO and joining the Resistance.

Flying the Falcon through a crashed Star Destroyer.

A planet covered in the wreckage of a long-ago space battle.

Twist of Kylo being Ben Solo, and then killing Han.

TR-8R.

That's not even getting into Ep. 8.
 
2021-05-04 9:09:59 AM  
Never got the love Rogue One gets here.  The eponymous team isn't even introduced until the third act.  Before that there's way too much exposition on characters that die ten minutes after being introduced.  In terms of Star Wars villains, it's the absolute pits.  The Big Bad in the movie turns out to be some dull-as-dirt bureaucrat who I cant even remember the name of.  Sure, Snoke and Darth Maul are also lousy but at least they looked kind of cool and we can remember them.
 
2021-05-04 9:11:18 AM  
1. Boba Fett cartoon
2. A New Hope on VHS
3. Space Balls
4. THX 1138
5. Jedi: Fallen Order
6. The LEGO Movie
7. The Phantom Menace 3D
8. The Hidden Fortress
9. That Special Edition version of A New Hope where Jabba has big anime eyes
10. unplayable Star Wars laserdisc
11. stillborn Ryan Johnson trilogy
 
2021-05-04 9:11:37 AM  

BizarreMan: Where did they come up with 11 movies?  There are only three Star Wars movies.


Thank you. Moderator please lock the thread. All that needs to be said has been said.
 
2021-05-04 9:12:05 AM  
New Hope, Empire, Rogue, TLJ, Awakens, RoTJ, Solo, Sith, Phantom, Clones, Rise of Skywalker

I thought we all agreed to this ages ago?
 
2021-05-04 9:12:10 AM  

boohyah: Which ewok adventure? There were two. There was also a clone wars movie as well


I liked the ewok ones. Haven't seen them since I was a kid, which is probably for the best.

/barely remember anything about them
 
2021-05-04 9:12:13 AM  

weddingsinger: MillionDollarMo: The best Star Wars movies were the JJ Abrams Star Treks

And the beat Trek movie is Galaxy Quest


And the best Galaxy Quest movie was The Voyage Home.
 
2021-05-04 9:12:41 AM  
It's easy to rank the movies.
Decending order based on how much screentime Jar-Jar gets, with all the non Jar-Jar movies tied for last.

/runs
 
2021-05-04 9:12:45 AM  
Would have ranked Rogue One higher and Force Awakens lower. Otherwise a decent list.
 
2021-05-04 9:13:03 AM  
Empire, Hope, Return of Jedi, Sith, Rogue, Awakens, Phantom, Solo, Clone, Rise, Last Jedi

I don't think anyone doubts the original three go at the top.

Sith is the best of the prequels and I've warmed to them over the years. I still don't think it's that great of a movie but at the very least the prequels had an overarching vision and spawned some additional material like the Clone Wars/Rebels that turned out to be great.

Rogue One and Awakens were decent enough movies that I enjoyed watching, they had their good and their bad moments.

Phantom comes next simply because I think it gets more hate than it deserves and is still better than what comes next.

Solo is bland and forgettable.

Clone is the worst of the prequels and I still don't find myself having any urge to watch it again whatsoever.

Rise is the product of a director trying to save a failed story and just is not good.

Last Jedi is the worst of them all bar none.
 
2021-05-04 9:15:20 AM  
Disney+ actually just recently added the Ewok movies, along with the Boba Fett cartoon from the Holiday Special:

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The original Clone Wars cartoon is also now available as well.
 
2021-05-04 9:15:24 AM  
What basically is a two-hour trailer for the rest of Anakin Skywalker's story is kind of a mess - he was immaculately conceived?

Sigh - "virgin birth", not "immaculate conception".

/ex-Catholic
 
2021-05-04 9:16:07 AM  
I like all the movies and have enjoyed watching them again during this pandemic
 
2021-05-04 9:16:59 AM  

Persnickety: Never got the love Rogue One gets here.  The eponymous team isn't even introduced until the third act.  Before that there's way too much exposition on characters that die ten minutes after being introduced.  In terms of Star Wars villains, it's the absolute pits.  The Big Bad in the movie turns out to be some dull-as-dirt bureaucrat who I cant even remember the name of.  Sure, Snoke and Darth Maul are also lousy but at least they looked kind of cool and we can remember them.


Never a good sign when a movie has what feels like endless title cards making sure you know where the next scene is but the names dont mean anything so it's really just "...and then, somewhere else..."

/I think its half a good movie, which is better than the prequels or Rise can say
 
2021-05-04 9:17:07 AM  
ROGUE ONE at 8? Jesus H Christ on a crooked cross that's dumb.I would put it at 2 behind Empire. 3 behind ANH would be acceptable I guess.
 
2021-05-04 9:19:37 AM  
I have no idea what criteria you use for making such list. I suppose everyone is different. But to me, based on watchability, I would have Phantom Menace and Revenge of the Sith higher on the list as I still watch them from time to time. I have no interest in ever watching Attack of the Clones, Solo, or Force Awakens ever again so they'd be tied for dead last on my personal list.
 
2021-05-04 9:19:37 AM  

LL316: All 3 of the prequels were better than any of the most recent movies, save Rogue One.  And it's not really debatable.  And, Jesus...they say Rogue One is the worst of the new movies?  GTFO of here.  Trash list.


The last 30 minutes (or so) of Rogue One are the best 30 minutes of any Star Wars movie.

(And I saw that as someone who will tell you that A New Hope is my favorite movie of all time.)
 
2021-05-04 9:20:30 AM  
Whoever ranked this was drunk on Bantha milk.

Rogue one is easily better than all but Empire Strikes Back and maybe Return of the Jedi, too. Especially the ending. Sends chills down my spine every time to see Vader storm through and slaughter an entire squad. Woah.
 
2021-05-04 9:21:55 AM  

Mad_Radhu: Disney+ actually just recently added the Ewok movies, along with the Boba Fett cartoon from the Holiday Special:

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The original Clone Wars cartoon is also now available as well.


All I can remember from either Ewok movie is the opening from the second where the kid watches as one by one her family's life signals blink out. Fairly dark stuff for a kid's movie.
 
2021-05-04 9:25:46 AM  

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I agree with its middling ranking but this is the best fan produced trailer in the SWU. If the final cut actually had the scene where she walks out on a platform to fight a TIE with her hands that would have kicked it up a couple of notches


yes its good but...

Star Wars / A-Team opening
Youtube sWR0_0YaEzI
 
2021-05-04 9:26:10 AM  

Stargazer86: Empire, Hope, Return of Jedi, Sith, Rogue, Awakens, Phantom, Solo, Clone, Rise, Last Jedi

I don't think anyone doubts the original three go at the top.

Sith is the best of the prequels and I've warmed to them over the years. I still don't think it's that great of a movie but at the very least the prequels had an overarching vision and spawned some additional material like the Clone Wars/Rebels that turned out to be great.

Rogue One and Awakens were decent enough movies that I enjoyed watching, they had their good and their bad moments.

Phantom comes next simply because I think it gets more hate than it deserves and is still better than what comes next.

Solo is bland and forgettable.

Clone is the worst of the prequels and I still don't find myself having any urge to watch it again whatsoever.

Rise is the product of a director trying to save a failed story and just is not good.

Last Jedi is the worst of them all bar none.


While I appreciate what TLJ was trying to do, episode 8 of 9 (or 2 of 3) is not the time to jettison story lines set up by earlier entries and start vectoring off into hitherto unexplored areas.  It's the George R R Martin sin and it's also just bad storytelling.  Finish the damn story you started first.  Save the new stuff for another series.  Had TLJ been episode 7, I think it might have worked and 8 and 9 would have been able to follow that lead.  But you weren't asked to write episode 7.  You were doing #8 and you literally dropped the baton that was passed to you.  It makes TLJ the most jarring non sequitur of the whole lot.
 
2021-05-04 9:26:31 AM  

ToastmasterGeneral: LL316: All 3 of the prequels were better than any of the most recent movies, save Rogue One.  And it's not really debatable.  And, Jesus...they say Rogue One is the worst of the new movies?  GTFO of here.  Trash list.

The last 30 minutes (or so) of Rogue One are the best 30 minutes of any Star Wars movie.

(And I saw that as someone who will tell you that A New Hope is my favorite movie of all time.)


It's a dull slog to there. Cassian reminds me of a kid doing an impression of "le resistance" kid from the South Park movie.
The "we've got the death sentence" guys were an awful in your face thing.

But then:
Ultimate Star Wars Darth Vader Rogue One Queen mashup: One Man, One Vision.
Youtube ZGM2-8UknDU
 
2021-05-04 9:31:52 AM  
Rouge 1 is, at worst 4th behind the original 3.  all the others are tied for a distant, last place.
 
2021-05-04 9:32:10 AM  
In my personal list I have to spilt TFA. The first half is great Star Wars in the realm of the OT. Exactly what I had been waiting for since '83.

The second half? Bleech. In the original, the macguffin in the droid turns out to be plans for the attack that is the film's finale. In TFA, there's another death star, because why do anything original ever, and it has nothing to do with the plans or the droid or the first half of the movie. There are some visually pleasing scenes, but in terms of story, none of it makes sense even by SW standards.

/also, they rank Solo above R1? :/
 
2021-05-04 9:34:29 AM  

BEER_ME_in_CT: thealgorerhythm: [iFrame https://www.youtube.com/embed/oMmiNeVr​bDk?autoplay=1&widget_referrer=https%3​A%2F%2Fwww.fark.com&start=0&enablejsap​i=1&origin=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.fark.com&​widgetid=1]

I agree with its middling ranking but this is the best fan produced trailer in the SWU. If the final cut actually had the scene where she walks out on a platform to fight a TIE with her hands that would have kicked it up a couple of notches

yes its good but...

[YouTube video: Star Wars / A-Team opening]


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2021-05-04 9:35:13 AM  
No list, just some quick thoughts because I'm sitting an airport and it's May 4:

The best is obviously ESB, followed by a ANH.

When I was a kid, I loved ROJ because of the Ewoks and Jaba; looking back now, everything about the movie is phoned in: actors are checked out, rushed special effects shots, directing and editing lack the imagination of the first two, etc. And there's no new character development, with the love triangle resolved without conflict.

The prequels have lots of good ideas about the Star Wars universe looks like, but Lucas obviously had zero thoughts about what to do with the characters. After three movies, we learn nothing new about Kenobi, Anakin is just a one-dimensional whiney biatch, and Padme becomes a cliche, clingy woman who stands by her man no matter how terrible he is.

The JJ films are even worse. Pure fan service. Like his Trek films, few original ideas - just rehashing the same plot and characters. The fans who praise that crap are the worst.

TLJ: Obviously the most controversial. I'm in the camp of loving it, and rank it #3. What works for me is that it breaks with Lucas' Harry Potter vision of the Star Wars universe where everything revolves around the Skywalker bloodline. As for the backlash about Luke becoming a bitter recluse, Johnson finally made the character complicated and interesting (I really don't know what Mark Hamill was complaining about because he had so much more to work with, and Johnson let him bring out his devilish side - it's Hamill's best work in the franchise), and what could be more Luke Skywalker-esque than sacrificing himself to save the rebellion?

Solo: Garbage. It feels like it had multiple directors. Alden Ehrenreich has zero on-screen charisma. What a disaster.

Rogue One: More fan services. I like the idea of a dirty dozen Star Wars film, but here we go again with the same characters, vehicles, etc. The technology that allows movie makers to create a CGI Peter Cushing takes away all incentive to be creative. And there's just something wrong with using his likeness without his consent.
 
2021-05-04 9:36:23 AM  

Solty Dog: Wash it all you want. They will never get the stain of the Holiday Special off.


I don't know.  They missed a golden opportunity by not putting together a Bea Arthur bartender sitcom.
 
2021-05-04 9:41:18 AM  

mcmnky: In my personal list I have to spilt TFA. The first half is great Star Wars in the realm of the OT. Exactly what I had been waiting for since '83.

The second half? Bleech. In the original, the macguffin in the droid turns out to be plans for the attack that is the film's finale. In TFA, there's another death star, because why do anything original ever, and it has nothing to do with the plans or the droid or the first half of the movie. There are some visually pleasing scenes, but in terms of story, none of it makes sense even by SW standards.

/also, they rank Solo above R1? :/


That's how I feel about Last Jedi. Rey's storyline makes for a good Star Wars story. I'd rank it somewhere around 5 or 6.

The whole resistance plotline with the stupid bombers, the ridiculous space chase, Poe being turned into a raging arsehole, etc? That is an irredeemable steaming pile that I would rank somewhere around the Clone Wars cartoon movie.
 
2021-05-04 9:44:26 AM  
Which brings up the question,"Is Jar Jar Binks the Scrappy Doo of the star Wars franchise?"
 
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