Star Wars Movies In Chronological Order - Endless Popcorn

Are you a Star Wars fan but are a bit confused about what events took place when? Or are you just looking for which of the movies to watch first because you are planning on watching them all? Well, if that’s you then you have come to the right place! We put together every single Star Wars movie in the order that they should be watched! For your convenience, we have also added a short description under each of the movies! This post will answer the question of which movie goes where! So enjoy the post and go binge watch all the Star Wars movies in the correct order!

If you are interested in the release date of each of the movies and more details about who stars in them, then click the link below!

A List Of All Star Wars Movies Release Dates

Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace

The first prequel to the original Star Wars films! First off, you get to see Yoda more young and spry than what he was in the original movies, and nothing is cooler than that! We truly loved this movie as it give a good background to everything that took place before A New Hope!

Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace Movie Description

Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor), is currently an apprentice Jedi knight under the Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn (Liam Neeson). Now tasked with negotiating with the trade federation they embark on a tremendous adventure. On their journey, they meet a young boy named, Anakin Skywalker (Jake Lloyd). Follow the three as Aniken becomes a young Jedi Knight under the mastership of Obi-Wan-Kenobi.

Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones

Attack of the Clones was epic! Multiple Jedi battling a never-ending wave of bots! The battle is intense as hell! You also get to watch Anakin and Padme fight and survive together! Who doesn’t want to see how badass future Luke Skywalker’s mom was!?

Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones Movie Description

Ten years into the future, a man named Count Dooku (Christopher Lee) is beginning a rebellion against the Republic. Obi-Wan and Anakin must protect a senator that goes by the name Padme Amidala (Natalie Portman) whose life is in danger. As Anakin grows closer to Padme, he confesses the feelings he harbors. The threat against the Jedi grows larger as time goes on. With the beginning of the Clone Wars, the Jedi must regroup and defend what is left of the Republic.

Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith

This is where the feared Darth Vader officially comes to life! It was so heartbreaking watching young Anakin turn into what he becomes in this movie. It really makes you think about how one tiny change of events can completely turn someone into something unexpected!

Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith Movie Description

As the Clone Wars continue three years later, Obi-Wan and Anakin have a new mission. They must rescue senator Palpatine (Ian McDiarmid). Soon after the rescue though, the Jedi Council begins to question the senator and have doubts about who he really is. Anakin has been asked to spy on the senator. However, he has formed a bond with Palpatine and Anakin’s loyalties now lie with him. The Jedi’s suspicions are confirmed and Palpatine is, in fact, a member of the dark side.

Eventually, Palpatine manages to turn Anakin to the dark side. Tasking him with evil doings, Anakin nearly takes the life of Padme, who birthed two children to him and was the love of his life. Their children’s names are, Leia and Luke. After Anakin’s choices, it leaves Obi-Wan no choice but to battle his apprentice and defeat the evil that he has become. After his defeat at the hands of Obi-Wan, Senator Palpatine rescues Anakin. Soon after, he turns him into the most feared man in the galaxy, Darth Vader.

Solo: A Star Wars Story

Okay, so there is a lot of controversy about this movie. The reason for this is that people liked that Han Solo was a mysterious character and didn’t really want his backstory. However, we have to disagree! We think it’s super badass that we got the backstory of what made Han Solo one of the best and coolest characters in the Star Wars franchise!

Solo: A Star Wars Story Movie Description

Follow the story of Han Solo (Alden Ehrenreich) as he becomes one of the most infamous smugglers throughout the galaxy. He first must escape the grasp of a gang with his lover Qi’ra (Emilia Clarke). While Han manages to escape, Qi’ra once again ends up captured. Now on the run, Han must join forces with a Wookie named Chewbacca who at first was going to eat him. He also must find a way to save Qi’ra, though she may not be the one in need of saving.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

This movie gives you a great story about the events that happen between Episodes III and IV. It focuses on the rebel alliance instead of the Jedi! This makes it a very different Star Wars experience, but it is definitely worth the watch!

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Movie Description

Taken from his family, Galen Erso (Mads Mikkelson) must now complete the assembly of a weapon of mass destruction. Its name is the Death Star. His daughter Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones) escapes capture, while her mother dies in cold blood. 15 years later the Death Star is nearly complete and Jyn has joined the Rebel Alliance. Her father purposefully left a weak point in the Death Star and Jyn must now find the schematics and transmit them back to the rebellion. Jyn has now become the Rebellion’s last hope against the Empire’s new weapon.

Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope

The one and only original Star Wars movie! Seriously, if you haven’t watched this yet then you are not a true Star Wars fan! Get out from under your rock and watch it! If youve already seen it, it wont hurt to watch it again!

Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope Movie Description

A simple farm boy named Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) is about to find the answers he’s been looking for. Luke will soon meet Han Solo (Harrison Ford), Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew), Obi-wan Kenobi (Alec Guinness), C-3PO, and R2-D2. Soon after, Luke teams up with them to save the rebel leader Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher). Currently, Leia is imprisoned by the Empire, led by Darth Vader (David Prowse). Luke and his team must now fight against insurmountable odds in hopes of saving Leia and keeping the hope of the rebellion alive.

Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back 

The second installment in the Star Wars universe was awesome! Luke and Darth Vader finally face off in a crazy battle! You will feel so many emotions during this movie! You may even feel some sadness, but, we wont tell you why just in case you havent seen it yet!

Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back  Movie Description

As the intergalactic battles continue, Luke’s adventure escalates. Now in search of Yoda, one of the last Jedi Masters, Luke travels to Dagobah where Yoda is supposedly in hiding. Luke plans on training to get good enough to duel and defeat Darth Vader bringing the Empire down, once and for all. However, in order to do that, Luke must survive the treacherous journey to find the lost master.

Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi

This one is truly an incredible masterpiece! The battle between the Empire and the Rebellion comes to a stunning end. You get to see Luke reach through to his father Darth Vader for a surprising twist! 10/10! I would definitely recommend it if for some reason you haven’t watched it yet!

Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi Movie Description

The construction of the new Death Star has begun.  Surprisingly, that’s not the most pressing matter at hand. Han Solo, currently frozen in carbonite and imprisoned by Jabba The Hutt, must rely on his friends to save him. Luke Skywalker plans a mission to free Han and begins organizing a project to defeat Darth Vader and destroy the Death Star. Luke’s plan fails and he ends up captured by Darth Vader. In hopes of turning him to the dark side, Vader takes Luke to see the Emperor. As things begin to escalate, a final battle soon ensues. Luke, Vader, and the Emperor battle as the Rebel fleet begin to gain the upper hand.

Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens

Mark Hamill returns!! Well, at least for a split second at the end of the movie. Let me tell you, the man looks like he’s been through some intense sh*t! You don’t understand the amount of excitement we had when we saw the trailer! We couldnt believe that Star Wars was coming back. It definitely did not disappoint!

Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens Movie Description

Defeated long ago, the Galactic Empire has fallen, however, the fight has not ended. 30 years later, a new enemy has formed out of the ashes of the Empire: the First Order. Leia (Carrie Fisher), who is the Rebel leader, continues her search for her brother, Luke Skywalker. A girl named Rey (Daisy Ridley) comes into contact with the Rebellion and decides to join forces. Incidentally, Leia sends Rey to find her brother after the map leading to him becomes complete. Once Rey comes upon Luke (Mark Hamill) she presents his old lightsaber to him.

Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi 

This is the most current Star Wars to date, at least until Episode IX comes out later this year! The movie was freaking awesome and deserves a watch! You get to see Luke back in action and see Rey come along as a young promising Jedi! What more could you want!?

Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi  Movie Description

Rey must now convince Luke to join the Resistance and continue fighting. However, Luke wants nothing to do with the fight as he believes the time for the Jedi has come to an end. Eventually, Luke half-heartedly agrees to train Rey. Soon after, Rey learns the truth about what happened between Kylo (Adam Driver) and Luke, causing her to leave the planet in search of Kylo. She has hopes to convince Kylo to join the Resistance in order to redeem himself. The Resistance is now on its last leg. The last of them now hide in a bunker under a full force attack orchestrated by the First Order. Luke then arrives confronting Kylo and the army giving Rey enough time to help what’s left of the Resistance escape.

3 of the Star Wars movies in chronological order
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