Star Wars Timeline of Movies - Which One to Watch First?
 
 
 
 
 
 

Star Wars Timeline of Movies – Which One to Watch First?

/ 09:42 AM March 25, 2022

There are a lot of Star Wars movies and TV programs available, and binge-watching the saga may seem very daunting. But there has to be a way to keep an eye on them, right? As a result, we’ve compiled a list of suggestions for your Star Wars binge.

The Star Wars Movies In Chronological Sequence

The Star Wars Movies In Chronological Sequence

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The original Star Wars picture was always intended to be a small portion of a much greater plot, according to George Lucas. So just because it’s the first film out doesn’t imply it’s the beginning of the story. Make an attempt on chronological sequence because this depends on when the movies are set to be released.

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This would entail starting with the prequel trilogy’s installments I, II, and III, then moving on to the original films IV, V, and VI, and finally the sequels VII, VIII, and IX. However, for standalone movies, you can slide in Rogue One and Solo between installments III and IV.

However, because this order obliterates the Darth Vader reveal in the original films, it is not recommended that anyone view these films in this order for the first time. For longstanding fans, seeing Star Wars in chronological sequence is more of a fun experiment to see the franchise from a different perspective.

So without further hassling, here is how to view all of the Star Wars movies in chronological sequence:

  • The Phantom Menace is the first installment in the franchise (set 32 years before A New Hope)
  • Attack of the Clones is the sequel of the movie installment II (22 years before)
  • Revenge of the Sith is the third installment in the franchise (19 years before)
  • Solo: A Star Wars Story is a film based on the franchise (about a decade before)
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (comes to a close just as A New Hope is about to begin)
  • A New Hope is the fourth installment in the saga.
  • The Empire Strikes Back (Star Wars installment V) (three years after A New Hope)
  • Return of the Jedi is the sixth installment of the franchise (four years after)
  • The Force Awakens is the seventh installment of the franchise (34 years after)
  • The Last Jedi is the eighth installment of the franchise (34 years after A New Hope, in the immediate aftermath of The Force Awakens)
  • The Rise of Skywalker is the ninth installment of the franchise (35 years after A New Hope)

The Star Wars films In Theatrical Release Sequence

The Star Wars films In Theatrical Release Sequence

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The most accurate way to indulge in binge-watching this epic movie is through theatrical release sequence; this was initially intense by George Lucas and exactly how the movies were shown.
It initially begins with the original trilogy; gradually, the prequel films were introduced.

You’ll see Luke battle, Darth Vader, then Vader’s genesis story, and Rey carrying on Luke’s legacy. This can be a problem if you wish to incorporate the single Star Wars film in your watch party. Rogue One and Solo would constitute a hiatus in the sequel trilogy, and this depends on their release dates.

Simply skip these two films if you’re undertaking a rewatch and want to leave the core films’ plots intact.

Prioritize the solo films before or after the sequel trilogy or in the order in which they were released.

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For you to binge-watch based on release sequence, you might want to go this way:

  • A New Hope is the fourth installment in the saga.
  • The Empire Strikes Back (Star Wars installment V)
  • Return of the Jedi is the sixth installment of the franchise.
  • The Phantom Menace is the first installment in the franchise.
  • Attack of the Clones is the sequel to installment II.
  • Revenge of the Sith is the third installment in the franchise.
  • The Force Awakens is the seventh installment of the franchise.
  • Rogue One is a story about a rogue (optional)
  • The Last Jedi is the eighth installment of the franchise.
  • Individually (optional)
  • The Rise of Skywalker is the ninth installment of the Star Wars franchise.

Disney’s Narrative Sequence

Disney's Narrative Sequence

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Star Wars have gained recognition in recent years and morphed into something greater than just movies by adding shows like The Clone Wars, Rebels, Resistance, and The Mandalorian. While there isn’t a strict chronology for these many Star Wars universe pieces, Disney has established one.

You’ve already surmised that The Clone Wars animated series occurs between Episodes II and III, but what about the rest? Disney has stated that the event is A New Hope, which happened after Star Wars: Rebels. The Mandalorian takes place after Return of the Jedi but before Star Wars: Resistance, the animated series.

For those wild enough to watch every film and television show, this is what you’ll get:

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  • The Phantom Menace is the first episode in the franchise.
  • Attack of the Clones is the sequel of Episode II.
  • The Clone Wars is a prequel to Star Wars: The Force Awakens (film)
  • The Clone Wars is a prequel to Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
  • Revenge of the Sith is the third installment in the franchise.
  • The Unlucky Ones
  • Solo
  • Star Wars Rebels is a television series based on the franchise.

  • Rogue One is a story about a rogue.
  • A New Hope is the fourth installment in the saga.
  • The Empire Strikes Back (Star Wars Episode V)
  • Return of the Jedi is the sixth installment of the franchise.
  • The Mandalorian is a warrior who lives in the Mandalorian.
  • Boba Fett’s Book is a collection of short stories written by Boba Fett.
  • Resistance is a Star Wars game.
  • The Force Awakens is the seventh installment of the franchise.
  • The Last Jedi is the eighth installment of the franchise.
  • The Rise of Skywalker (Star Wars: Episode IX)
  • Visions of Star Wars (set at various points in the timeline)

Conclusion

Finally, before you begin watching Star Wars, you need to decide on your favorite viewing order. And since this iconic saga and TV series are available to stream, it is a lot easier to complete the binge of the franchise.

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