Correct Order to Watch Star Wars in 2022

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Do you ever think that something you’re doing is not right but later it becomes the best thing to do? Well, I don’t know about you guys but there are many film franchises that were thought to be a total flop or risky project. There are many movies and movie franchises that were thought to be flop or risky but we will only talk about Star Wars in this article.

Yes, you read that correct, back in 1977 Star Wars was thought to be a flop and risky. Nobody even thought it to be one of the most loved movie franchises around the world at that time. As Disney bought the Lucasfilm, you can watch every franchise of the Star Wars in Disney+

But there are arguments and disagreements on which order you should watch Star Wars as there are prequels, television shows, and other movies like Solo and Rogue One. So what is the correct order to watch the Star War franchise? However or whichever order you are going to watch Star Wars, this article will help you in every order you choose.

You might get confused if you listen to everyone as every people have a different perspective so let’s make it easy for you. If you are really confused then you might as well start watching Star Wars on the release order.

Correct Released Order

 

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As mentioned one of the best ways to watch Star Wars is to watch it with the correct or original release date and the list is as follows.

  • Episode IV – A New Hope (Release Date: May 25, 1977)
  • Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (Release Date: May 21, 1980)
  • Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (Release Date: May 25, 1983)

 

  • Episode I – The Phantom Menace (Release Date: May 19, 1999)
  • Episode II – Attack of the Clones (Release Date: May 16, 2002)
  • Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (Release Date: May 19, 2005)
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008-2020)

  • Star Wars Rebels (2014-2018)
  • Episode VII – The Force Awakens (Release Date: December 18, 2015)
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (Release Date: December 13, 2016) (non-compulsory)
  • Episode VIII – The Last Jedi (Release Date: December 15, 2017)

 

  • Solo: A Star Wars Story (Release Date: May 10, 2018) (non-compulsory)
  • Star Wars: Resistance (2018-2020)
  • The Mandalorian (2019-present)
  • Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker (Release Date: December 20, 2019)
  • The Book of Boba Fett (2021-present)
  • Rogue Squadron (Release Date: December 22, 2023) (Not Released)

Serial Order to Watch

You can watch Star Wars however you please but it would be easy for you to understand if you follow our guidance and in this serial order we will be listing Star Wars serially so it would be convenient for you while watching the movie. Here is the list in serial order.

Prequel Trilogy

  • Episode I – The Phantom Menace (Release Date: May 19, 1999)
  • Episode II – Attack of the Clones (Release Date: May 16, 2002)
  • Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (Release Date: May 19, 2005)

Original Trilogy

  • Episode IV – A New Hope (Release Date: May 25, 1977)
  • Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (Release Date: May 21, 1980)
  • Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (Release Date: May 25, 1983)

Sequel Trilogy

  • Episode VII – The Force Awakens (Release Date: December 18, 2015)
  • Episode VIII – The Last Jedi (Release Date: December 15, 2017)
  • Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker (Release Date: December 20, 2019)

Anthology Films

  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (Release Date: December 16, 2016) (non-compulsory)
  • Solo: A Star Wars Story (Release Date: May 25, 2018) (non-compulsory)
  • Rogue Squadron (Release Date: December 22, 2023) (Not Released)

Television Series

  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008-2020)
  • Star Wars Rebels (2014-2018)
  • Star Wars: Resistance (2018-2020)
  • The Mandalorian (2019-present)

Here we have listed the television series of Star Wars at last so that it would be a bit easy so you can either watch these series serially or you can also watch it after you finish all the movies first. Personally, I think that watching series serially with the movie would be a hassle so If I were you then I would watch the series after I finish watching the movies.

Machete Order

 

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So you are a hardcore fan of Star Wars and trying to watch it again? Then you should try watching it in Machete order cause it will change your experience. So what’s special about the Machete order? That is what I am about to explain.

In this order you will start watching movies from Episode IV – A New Hope, Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back, Episode II – Attack of the Clones, Episode III – Revenge of the Sith, and after that, you will watch Episode VI – Return of the Jedi.

In this order, you will skip Episode I – The Phantom Menace completely as the movie fails on many things and it is self-sufficient and has no link with its prequel. I think that most of us feel kind of uncomfortable seeing their romance because of their age gap but in this order, we can see or feel like they are old friends from their childhood and you can enjoy the movie without feeling uncomfortable.

But if you still want to add The Phantom Menace to your watch list then you can follow the guideline of the Machete Order’s creator Rod Hilton. Hilton suggests that if you are still watching The Phantom Menace then you can watch it after you watch the whole movie like other non-compulsory movies like Rogue One and Solo. Here is the list of Machete Order.

  • Episode IV – A New Hope (Release Date: May 25, 1977)
  • Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (Release Date: May 21, 1980)
  • Episode II – Attack of the Clones (Release Date: May 16, 2002)
  • Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (Release Date: May 19, 2005)
  • Episode VII – The Force Awakens (Release Date: December 18, 2015)
  • Episode VIII – The Last Jedi (Release Date: December 15, 2017)
  • Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker (Release Date: December 20, 2019)
  • Episode I – The Phantom Menace (Release Date: May 19, 1999) (non-compulsory)
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (Release Date: December 16, 2016) (non-compulsory)
  • Solo: A Star Wars Story (Release Date: May 25, 2018) (non-compulsory)

Star Wars on Disney+

There are many Disney+, Netflix, Amazon Prime, and more other online subscription streaming platforms where you can watch movies and television shows. I don’t have an idea if other streaming platforms excluding Disney+ where you can find Star Wars. Here are the list of all the Star Wars movies you can find on Disney+

  • Episode I – The Phantom Menace (Release Date: May 19, 1999)
  • Episode II – Attack of the Clones (Release Date: May 16, 2002)
  • Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (Release Date: May 19, 2005)
  • Episode IV – A New Hope (Release Date: May 25, 1977)
  • Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (Release Date: May 21, 1980)
  • Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (Release Date: May 25, 1983)
  • Episode VII – The Force Awakens (Release Date: December 18, 2015)
  • Episode VIII – The Last Jedi (Release Date: December 15, 2017)
  • Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker (Release Date: December 20, 2019)
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (Release Date: December 16, 2016) (non-compulsory)
  • Solo: A Star Wars Story (Release Date: May 25, 2018) (non-compulsory)
  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008-2020)
  • Empire of Dreams: The Story of the Star Wars Trilogy (Release Date: September 12, 2004)
  • The Mandalorian (2019-present)
  • The Book of Boba Fett

There are also many Stars Wars linked series that are yet to be released including Kenobi, Ahsoka, Andor, and more others.

Complete List of Star Wars Movies & TV Shows Including Upcoming ones

I have listed most of the Star Wars movies and television shows on the lists above but there are many which I have not listed including the ones which are yet to be released.

There are a few released ones that I have not listed in the lists above, for example, Star Wars Vintage: Droids is animated series that premiered from September 7, 1985, to June 7, 1986. There is also Star Wars Holiday Special which was released on November 17, 1978.

These are only a few ones that I have not listed so just know that it’s gonna be really hard to complete all the Star Wars saga, however, if you are one of those few people who are willing to watch the entire saga then below is the complete list of entire Star Wars saga including those which are yet to be released.

Prequel Trilogy

  • Episode I – The Phantom Menace (Release Date: May 19, 1999)
  • Episode II – Attack of the Clones (Release Date: May 16, 2002)
  • Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (Release Date: May 19, 2005)

Original Trilogy

  • Episode IV – A New Hope (Release Date: May 25, 1977)
  • Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (Release Date: May 21, 1980)
  • Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (Release Date: May 25, 1983)

Sequel Trilogy

  • Episode VII – The Force Awakens (Release Date: December 18, 2015)
  • Episode VIII – The Last Jedi (Release Date: December 15, 2017)
  • Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker (Release Date: December 20, 2019)

Anthology Films

  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (Release Date: December 16, 2016) (non-compulsory)
  • Solo: A Star Wars Story (Release Date: May 25, 2018) (non-compulsory)

Television Series

  • Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008-2020)
  • Star Wars Rebels (2014-2018)
  • Star Wars: Resistance (2018-2020)
  • The Mandalorian (2019-present)

Not Released

  • Rogue Squadron
  • Star Wars: The Acolyte
  • Star Wars: The Bad Batch
  • Obi-Wan Kenobi
  • Andor
  • The Book of Boba Fett
  • Ahsoka
  • Rangers of the New Republic

Not Listed Above

  • Star Wars: Forces of Destiny
  • Lego Star Wars: Droid Tales
  • Lego Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures
  • Lego Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Out
  • Lego Star Wars: The Resistance Rises
  • Lego Star Wars: The Padawan Menace
  • Lego Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles
  • Star Wars: Droids
  • Ewoks

Here is the entire list of Star Wars saga which I have listed randomly so if you are really watching it then I suggest you, watch the release dates and watch the shows or movies accordingly or you can also watch it randomly as it’s a more expanded universe of Star Wars so I guess this movie and shows will not be linked like the sequels or prequels.

Rinster Order (Godfather Order)

 

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This order is called Rinster because it is named after one of the diehard Star Wars fans Ernest Rinster. If you are a fan of Star Wars then you might already know who Rinster is and also he has some importance in the Star Wars community.

There is also an order called ‘Godfather Order’ and both Rinster and Godfather orders are the same which is why I am listing or placing both in one. By the way, Rinster order came before the Godfather order, though you might want to know. So here goes the list of Rinster and Godfather orders.

  • Episode IV – A New Hope (Release Date: May 25, 1977)
  • Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (Release Date: May 21, 1980)
  • Episode I – The Phantom Menace (Release Date: May 19, 1999)
  • Episode II – Attack of the Clones (Release Date: May 16, 2002)
  • Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (Release Date: May 19, 2005)
  • Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (Release Date: May 25, 1983)

Where Can you Watch Star Wars Movies?

The easiest way to watch Star Wars is to subscribe to Disney+ where most of the Star Wars movies and shows are available but if you don’t want to subscribe to Disney+ then there are also other options.

You can buy digital six collections of Star Wars from Google Movies, Amazon, and iTunes. You can also subscribe to Amazon Prime Video where you can watch Star Wars movies.

Another option is you can find a DVD collection of Star Wars movies and shows and watch it. I think you can also find the DVD of Star Wars on Amazon.

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