The Correct Order for Viewing All the Star Wars Movies

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I can’t believe we’re less than one week from a new Star Wars movie! GAH!

I am absolutely loving the Star Wars references anywhere and everywhere I look. The Sunday comics. Clothes. Toys. Cereal. Even car commercials are getting in on it!

Yet the one thing that’s really starting to overtake my Facebook feed of late are people asking the same question over and over: “My kids haven’t seen Star Wars yet. What order should I show it to them in?”

I’ve seen this question before. And I’m sure we’ll keep hearing it for a long, long time to come in galaxies near and far away.

I’m baffled by this question though. Seriously? Don’t people know how to count?

As a true Star Wars fan who’s been there since the very beginning (Okay, so I was only 5 when the original Star Wars was in theaters, but that still counts), I want to set the record straight.

Thereย is no debate. There is no arguing. There is only one way to watch all the Star Wars movies.

And that orders is:

  1. Star Wars
  2. The Empire Strikes Back
  3. Return of the Jedi
  4. The Force Awakens

That’s it.

Of course, you’ll have to wait a few days to watch that last one on the list, but seriously, just show your kids Star Wars Episodes IV-VI and you’re done, until The Force Awakens hits theaters on December 18.

If you hear rumors or rumblings about other Star Wars movies (like some prequels or something), just chalk it up to Jedi Mind Tricks. Those are not the movies you are looking for.

May the Force Be With You. Always.

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Which is your favorite Star Wars movie?

 

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  • justin CASTILLO
    March 24, 2016

    The Machete Order!

  • Beth Rees
    March 11, 2016

    I have always loved Return of the Jedi. I think it is the Ewoks ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Cheryll Shubert
    March 7, 2016

    Love this!! This is the order that we watch them in! I have always loved Star Wars…it’s so cool that now I have a baby boy that will watch it with me! Thanks for the awesome post!!

  • Allyson Becker
    February 26, 2016

    I bow to the Star Wars expert. I will definitely take your advice.

  • Salvador C.
    February 26, 2016

    When I watch the movies, I watch them in the order the stories take place, not when they were released. I prefer the linear way of storytelling for these films.

  • Kristie
    February 25, 2016

    I liked the “original” Star Wars. I wasn’t too keen on “Phantom Menace” or “Attack of the Clones.” I’m with you!! I did not have one “original” favorite. I’m waiting for “Force Awakens” on DVD. Thanks for your opinion and info. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

  • Dina Lindquist
    February 1, 2016

    I agree! I was born in the 70’s and have always been a Star Wars geek! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Jerry Marquardt
    February 1, 2016

    I like the order that it should have been in. I enjoyed your review. I appreciate your sharing it with us.

  • Betsy Rubendall Barnes
    February 1, 2016

    My hubby is a bigger fan of Star Wars, so I watch them because he loves them. My favorite is The Empire Strikes Back, seems I understood this one better ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Tara Gauthier
    February 1, 2016

    I never watched these movies growing up, but my hubby loves them so naturally our whole family are now huge fans!

  • Bianca Munoz
    January 31, 2016

    HAHA! Omg! Bookedmarked this post! The comments and the actual post!
    I have watched the movies in so many orders..it probably doesnt matter anymore. lol
    I like them all ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Lesley F
    January 31, 2016

    Star Wars is still my favorite!

  • Connie R.
    January 30, 2016

    Empire Strikes Back of course.

  • diane sabatini
    January 30, 2016

    I need to do a marathon in your order. Either way; they are all wicked good.

  • Cynthia R
    January 29, 2016

    I completely agree with you. We rewatched in that order before we saw the new one.

  • Raemarie
    January 29, 2016

    Chewbacca will always be my favorite

  • Michelle D.
    January 29, 2016

    I agree with you 100%. There is no reason at all (in my opinion) to see the prequels. Personally, I don’t believe they add anything to story – at all! Again, just my humble opinion but one only needs to see IV-VI to be “caught up” and then VII will make perfect sense. The relevant character backstories are fully contained in IV-VI.

  • Aaron DeVandry
    January 29, 2016

    This is better than the Machete Order. http://www.nomachetejuggling.com/2011/11/11/the-star-wars-saga-suggested-viewing-order/

  • Debbie E Johnson
    January 28, 2016

    I think watching them on order is the right way to watch all of the Star Wars Movie.

  • Sydney
    January 28, 2016

    That’s the order I watch them in whenever I feel like have a three day Star Wars marathon, and that’s the order my nephew and niece will be watching them… And at that point they won’t have a choice but to like them. I’m sending them subliminal messages right now ( buying them epic star wars toys and hot wheels) have you seen the hot wheels they have for this? They are awesome and I’m trying to collect them all, and I’m rambling sorry lol

  • April
    January 28, 2016

    I’ll have to try it this way! Any excuse to rewatch is welcome to me!!!

  • Melissa S
    January 27, 2016

    This is the order my son watched, I found the trilogy for $1 on vhs at a thrift store last year.

  • rachel
    January 27, 2016

    I still can’t believe it’s been so long since Star Wars first came out. And I can’t believe that my mom threw away my star wars lunch box. its like throwing away solid gold.

  • Florence C
    January 27, 2016

    Love the Star Wars movies. We went to see The Force Awakens over Christmas with the family. Everyone loved it.

  • Jana L.
    January 26, 2016

    I rather enjoyed IV and the current one. The others… not as much as those 2

  • Cindy McElwee
    January 25, 2016

    The Very first Star Wars movie has always been my favorite ~ until i saw this new one โ™ฅ I have a new favorite โ™ฅ great movie โ™ฅ love BB-8 โ™ฅ

  • Kandice
    January 24, 2016

    I personally like the machete order:
    The Machete Order 4,5,2,3,6,7
    The Machete Order for kids 4,5,1,2,3,6,7

  • Elizabeth E
    January 22, 2016

    Gotta say, the new one is my favorite!! we did a huge family event going to see it all together and that made it so fun.. I love the new characters and the actors who portray them.. John Boyega man. HE IS GREAT! Holy crap. And did you see Adam Driver on SNL? He has amazing range. AND Daisy Ridley is SO good too, she kicks butt. LOVE IT!

  • Michelle Elizondo
    January 21, 2016

    Such an exciting movie .

  • June S.
    January 21, 2016

    (The Correct Order for Viewing All the Star Wars Movies) I have three son’s that live in Wisconsin and they went to see the new Star Wars movie together. All three of them said it was a great movie to see and was well worth the wait-

  • Mandy
    January 20, 2016

    I’ll always be a star wars fan first movie I remember seeing as a child

  • Rachel Erin
    January 19, 2016

    The prequels lack the magic of the originals for sure.

  • amy tolley
    January 19, 2016

    Great post !!! My boys love Star Wars as I do as well ..we love to watch the movies i love them all my boys collect and play with many star wars items…

  • Michelle Policelli
    January 18, 2016

    The Empire Strikes Back is my favourite!

  • Lizzy
    January 18, 2016

    I’ll have to try re-watching Star Wars in that order.

  • Cheryl Reinhardt
    January 18, 2016

    The first time I saw Star wars was at a drive-in…. I know that was a long time ago, and that is how I first saw it…LOL

  • Cheryl Reinhardt
    January 18, 2016

    The first time I saw star wars was at a drive -in theater , I know that was a long time ago… but that is how I saw it when it first came out……LOL

    • Cheryl Reinhardt
      January 18, 2016

      SORRY IT POSTED TWICE, THE FIRST TIME IT SAID IT DID NOT POST………

  • Cheryll Shubert
    January 18, 2016

    Star Wars is a total classic!! It just reminds of when I was young with no bills and no resposibility!! Oh God…can I go back there now??? Lol!

  • Amy Deeter
    January 17, 2016

    Empire Strikes Back is for sure my favorite one of them all !

  • Shanda West
    January 17, 2016

    In case nobody understood my fav Star Wars movie pick – LOL – I truly love them all, they are each a favorite 4 different reasons, & I can’t really narrow it down to only just 1 of a really amazing, extraordinary, incredible, phenomenal & spectacular franchise & saga ever, of all time! However, I do really LOVE The Force Awakens, it is AWESOME & does honor to Star Wars!!

  • Shanda West
    January 17, 2016

    I’m not sure if my post a blog on my fav Star Wars character worked, so just FYI- it is Yoda, thou I luv them all!! I have seen ALL 7 Star Wars movies, The Force Awakens 4xs & the the other 6, hundreds of times!!! I love Star Wars & always will, my fav of all & the best ever!! P.S. I also luv Clone Wars & Rebels….

  • Betty C
    January 17, 2016

    My favorite is the original Star Wars. I remember standing in line with friends to get into the theater. I was blown away from the very beginning.

  • Adam Marks
    January 17, 2016

    Empire is still my favorite.. and been rewatching the movies with my daughter recently, and for just how had the prequels were! I think Phantom Menace may even be on on top 5 worst movies of all time!

  • Tiana
    January 14, 2016

    I’m a marathon type girl. I say watch 1-6 and then Force Awakens! =)
    Return of the Jedi is my favourite! Long live the Ewok! I don’t care what anyone says, they are adorable! I first saw it as a little girl and I really wanted one as pet! lol =)

  • Darren Scrubb
    January 14, 2016

    EMPIRE STRIKES BACK is my favorite

  • Julie F
    January 14, 2016

    I loved The Force Awakens!

  • Erica B.
    January 14, 2016

    The Force Awakens is great.

  • nicolthepickle
    January 14, 2016

    I would have no idea which order to watch them in. But you make it all so simple. I do have a little Yoda that hangs from my mirror that says wise things though.

  • sandra davis
    January 14, 2016

    I agree with your order. All the Star Wars movies are awesome because it has been something that my boys and I have in common and enjoyed watching together.

  • ellen beck
    January 14, 2016

    If I were to watch them all, I would marathon watch them from the beginning to end. I would start at the first one and go from there.. The prequels for me, werent that exciting (I hate to say) although they did answer some questions. I think they (writers) sat around and thought about previous versions, and did them. Back when the first came out I saw it maybe a dozen times. There is nothing that touched it, and never will be!

  • Bethany
    January 12, 2016

    I found my original trilogy DVDs recently and wanted to rewatch before I saw TFA in theatres, but they ended up being the retouched cg versions and the wind was taken out of my sails very qhickly. Oh well..

  • Laura Bradley
    January 11, 2016

    We watch the prequels first, but that’s only so I can wrap my own head around the stories!

  • Kaley
    January 11, 2016

    Definitely agree! Though, I think the prequels do have their purpose…. to remind how to not make follow-up movies.
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  • Judy Metcalf
    January 11, 2016

    I Love them all but my Favorite was Empire Strikes Back
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  • Dweeda
    January 11, 2016

    My family and I are all huge starwars fans. I have enjoyed seeing your photos. Thank you for letting us see the fun you have with your family!
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  • Sean Irwin
    January 11, 2016

    Oh Episode III is alright!

  • Erin M
    January 10, 2016

    This is great my son’s been asking for a marathon. First snow day it’s on.

  • David Swim
    January 10, 2016

    The Force Awakens is now my fave Star Wars movie. BTW I had that original poster on my wall. Thanks

  • Rebecca B
    January 10, 2016

    I just spent the week with my nephew. I’m afraid my eyes started to glaze over with the indepth discussions of things I just didn’t have all the information to comprehend, including this topic.

  • JaimeeM
    January 10, 2016

    Thats correct! the originals and thats where you stop, leave the prequels out!

  • Lori Bahn
    January 10, 2016

    The first one is always the best but loved them.all.so far

  • Brenda Witherspoon-Bedard
    January 9, 2016

    I liked the first ones best – but heard this latest one is really good ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Cindy
    January 9, 2016

    My favorite movie is Empire Strikes Back.

  • Kristy
    January 9, 2016

    Excellent advice, thank you!

  • Dan D
    January 9, 2016

    The new star wars movie is a must see on the big screen@

  • Trisha Balmer
    January 9, 2016

    As much as I’d live to agree with you, I can’t. I need the prequels. My order to watch is 4,5, 6, 1, 2, 3, Force Awakens.

  • Holly Noel Garrigus
    January 9, 2016

    Love the Stage Wars movies!!! They’re all great! My all time favorite is the new one The force awakens too!

  • Chuck N
    January 8, 2016

    Return of Jedi was my favorite

  • Carol Oddy
    January 8, 2016

    Their are a few different Star War movies that I have seen and still have to say the first one was my favorite.

  • micah
    January 8, 2016

    Great article! couldnt agree more!

  • jodi
    January 8, 2016

    My daughter loves Star Wars. We started watching all the movies(we have watched them more than I care to admit) with her last year to get her ready to watch the new one (which she has seen twice already).

  • Carrie
    January 8, 2016

    I love this. My husband is a die hard Star Wars fan and I think he would whole heartedly agree. My kids have only seen those as well. I think my husband is afraid they will like jar jar binks :o)

  • Carole D.
    January 8, 2016

    Return of the Jedi is my favorite.

  • Kelly c
    January 8, 2016

    I enjoyed them all. I have 3 boys and each 5 years apart. I’ve had to watch ever movies with them! My middle son over and over. I enjoyed the time spent watching each child have a different like, dislike or favourite character! We as a family, boys now 23, 18 and 13 saw the latest movie.. Time flies….. I’m missing the younger years ๐Ÿ˜ฅ

  • carol w
    January 7, 2016

    It is hard for me to say but I have not seen any of the movies from start to finish. We just go the first six and first snow storm we have i am going to sit and watch them. thanks

  • Jessica M.
    January 7, 2016

    Return of the Jedi always wins with me, but I did love the Anakin story in the first three episodes!

  • Silvia D
    January 7, 2016

    Hard to choose. But I think that Return of the Jedi is my favorite.

  • Ronald Turner
    January 7, 2016

    episode 1

  • Arik Issan
    January 7, 2016

    The first Star Wars (IV) is probably my favorite, all the narrative elements are there. But the Triumph medal ceremony at the end was unnecessary, merely an homage. Empire has the duel of Luke and Vader. Return has the showdown between Luke and the Emperor. Alec Guinness is simply the best,; he earned the Obi Wan role and made it his own.

  • Tara O.
    January 7, 2016

    Just saw the Force Awakens and loved it!! The Empire Strikes Back is probably my favorite!

  • Diana Salinas
    January 7, 2016

    Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope, when they all first meet.

  • Sandy Cain
    January 7, 2016

    I’ve never seen a complete Star Wars film. Shh…don’t tell. And don’t unfirned me, I’ll get around to them someday!

  • Lyndsey R.
    January 7, 2016

    Jedi Mind Tricks…hahahaha. Great post!

  • Amy
    January 6, 2016

    Hmmm… tough one. If we were talking Indy, I’d say that I heard a rumor that some Crystal Skull existed but that was just folklore. lol I actually did the all 7 movies marathon in the theater and rewatched them ALL. No skipping, no sleeping through them. ha, ha I actually enjoyed it. Though if I was going to have a newbie watch, I’d do OT first, then prequels, then FA.

  • Matt McGraw
    January 6, 2016

    You can’t leave out the content from the prequels. If you don’t get the back story of Anniken/Vader, you are missing out. I support machete order as a good way to watch the whole saga.

    IV, V, II, III, VI, VII

    Cheers,
    g33kdad

  • Ilyssa
    January 6, 2016

    Empire Strikes back is my favorite! But the new movie was awesome! I can’t wait to see it again… for the 3rd time! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Amy Lovell
    January 6, 2016

    Thanks for explaining this. I was never too sure what order to watch it in.

  • Lauren
    January 6, 2016

    I love Return of the Jedi and Empire Strikes Back!

  • Andrea
    January 6, 2016

    I only watched the first one *o* but my kids love all of them!!
    I guess one day I will pop a big bag of popcorn and do a Star Wars Marathon!

  • Anna G
    January 6, 2016

    The original trilogy are the best and I really liked The Force Awakens

  • Andrew
    January 6, 2016

    Return of the Jedi is my favorite. As for the order to watch things in. the one thing that I’m sure of is that the original trilogy should definitely be watched first.

  • loucheryl
    January 5, 2016

    The original Star Wars is my favourite. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Stephanie Phelps
    January 5, 2016

    I have only seen a few but my favorite so far has been Return of the Jedi.

  • PEGGY WATT
    January 5, 2016

    I JUST love R2-D2!

  • Sarah
    January 5, 2016

    Return of the Jedi is my fav

  • Suzie M
    January 5, 2016

    my favourites were the first three, the later ones not so much

  • Jude Lapointe
    January 5, 2016

    The Clone Wars Animated Series, then Episodes 4, 5, 6, and 7

  • Rosibal
    January 5, 2016

    Not a fan of Star Wars-when my younger son was a child he forced me to watch all of them….I accompanied my fiance this past Sunday to see the latest one…the only think I liked was droid!

  • Jaclyn Reynolds
    January 5, 2016

    I really like your order! My favorite will always be Return of the Jedi, wouldn’t change a thing about it!

  • Laura V
    January 5, 2016

    Return of the Jedi is my favorite. I guess I just love the ewoks so much!

  • MICHAEL CHEVILLOT
    January 4, 2016

    The first one was the most original and the new one is the most entertaining.
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  • Jennifer H
    January 4, 2016

    Great order advice the original Star Wars will always be my favorites though ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Dave S
    January 4, 2016

    I agree with that order. I think my favourite is still the original Star Wars. I have watched it so many times and still love it. It’s great watching it now with my kids.

  • Bobobeer
    January 4, 2016

    The force awakence definately.

  • Deborah
    January 4, 2016

    The Force Awakens is my fave.

  • Dana Rodriguez
    January 4, 2016

    I like the order you have them in.I am looking forward to seeing the newest one!

  • Susanne
    January 3, 2016

    Also watched them in that same order right before watching Force Awakens. I think it works! I’m not sure if i’ll go back and watch the prequels now.

  • Lilly Bristol
    January 3, 2016

    Recently I watched the original trilogy again a day before watching The Force Awakens. Then afterwards I proceeded to watch the prequels.

  • Aaron Tallada
    January 3, 2016

    I grew up with episodes 1-3, and loved them, but after finally seeing 4-6, I love the originals way more!!

  • Amanda Ward
    January 3, 2016

    I grew up with the original episodes 4, 5, 6. But I also enjoyed episodes 1, 2, 3. I’m curious why you don’t like them or recommend watching them? Don’t they tell an important part of the story? Truly curious, I’m not really a Star Wars fanatic so I’d like opinions from those who are ๐Ÿ™‚

  • loriag
    January 3, 2016

    My favourite Star Wars movie would be The Force Awakens. I also think even if kids have not watched the other movies they would love the new one.

  • Mary
    January 3, 2016

    Your order works great for me!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Steve Reddington
    January 3, 2016

    Gotta watch them 1-7 .!!

  • Margot C
    January 3, 2016

    I love the new movie (I’ve seen it twice so far), and sadly I think Lucas lost his way for awhile there (ok, forever maybe).

  • Tim
    January 3, 2016

    I actually like Return of the Jedi. How do you feel about Clone Wars or Rebels?

  • Rachel
    January 2, 2016

    I agree. Your order will work for me.

  • Alan Tong
    January 2, 2016

    If you’re brand new to Star Wars, I’d suggest watching in chronological order, Episodes 1-7.

  • christopher sorel
    January 2, 2016

    love return of the jedi and darth vadar

  • jan
    January 2, 2016

    As one that needs to ‘catch up’ this is pretty handy for me!

  • Mandi Mella
    January 2, 2016

    That is a greal order. The empire strikes back was my favorite until now…..WOW

  • Teresa Bean
    January 2, 2016

    I couldn’t agree more. Seen the new one, about to go see it for a 2nd time. That is a good indication of how I feel about it. It’s great. Has a similar look/feel to the originals. Momma & kids all happy!!

  • Katie
    January 2, 2016

    I could certainly have done without 1-3, that’s for sure. But I think it would make a fun weekend activity to watch 1-7 in order.
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  • Annamarie desantis
    January 2, 2016

    I would watch 4, 5, and 6 and skip the rest. I’m an original gorl. Although, I loved the force awakens

  • bill norris
    January 2, 2016

    ep4, 5 ,6 and then 7 and then throw 1,2, and 3 away.

  • InezbyDesign
    January 2, 2016

    I love Star Wars and it is hard to pick a favourite, but really the one that started it all is my go to!

  • Catherine R.
    January 2, 2016

    I’ve seen the first ones but not the new one yet.

  • Mark G
    January 2, 2016

    My primary loyalty is o the first trilogy released. TFA is testing that resolve, though.

  • Raine
    January 2, 2016

    I agree, you have to get them hooked and Star Wars is the only way to do it. We didn’t watch them in chronological order and we’re good and addicted so definitely the ‘originals’ first.

  • Elizabeth Matthiesen
    January 2, 2016

    One of my sons (an adult) is a huge Star Wars fan. Me I really enjoyed watching the ones I’ve seen and would enjoy watching them again. probably in chronological order to be able to understand the happenings a bit better. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • kristen mcveay
    January 2, 2016

    It used to be The Empire Strikes Back but now it is Star Wars: The Force Awakens !!!!!!!!!! OH MY !!

  • Whitney
    January 2, 2016

    We just went to see the movie last night! It was awesome, of course. But we just discussed the order of the movies while driving back from the theater. So I had to google it and figure out the best order to watch them. So this list is very helpful, thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚
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  • Julie
    January 2, 2016

    I totally agree! I think my favorite will always be The Empire Strikes back…but the new movie might come as a close second!
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  • Minta Boggs
    January 2, 2016

    I loved the new Star Wars The Force Awakens!!! now which is my fave I love the Empire Strikes back! but in the new one I absolutely loved BB8!!!
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  • Melanie Aldridge
    January 2, 2016

    I’m not a huge Star Wars fan at all. I know it’s a big thing, and my husband is so geeked out about it. However, after seeing Episode VII, I want to see them all. I want to watch everything canonical Star Wars and be that gal that argues Dark Side versus Light Side. Thanks for your list, but I’ve got to see it all!
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  • Audrey Marie Jarrett
    January 2, 2016

    Love the original Star Wars

  • kristy e
    January 2, 2016

    I love the empire strikes back, I just saw the force awakens and just loved it!!

  • Amy Heffernan
    January 2, 2016

    Great idea. My son is always saying about this movie. I think we will start from the beginning! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • jodi
    January 2, 2016

    We are huge Star Wars fans too! My daughter is 8 and she loves EVERYTHING Star Wars. She is already counting down until the next movie!

  • Cynthia
    January 2, 2016

    Love original3 movies

  • Cynthia C
    January 2, 2016

    My favorite is the original Star Wars movie. What a great film.

  • Dolores Miranda
    January 2, 2016

    My Favorite is Return Of The Jedi!I have always been a Fan which has now trickled down to my oldest son!

  • colleen maul
    January 1, 2016

    I am not a fan of star wars lol. But my Husband and three boys are crazy. As soon as the new one came out they were all over it.

  • Kathy M.
    January 1, 2016

    I have no clue as to the right order to watch. I think each stands on it’s own as pretty awesome. As I have yet to see The Force Awakens, I don’t have a favorite movie. I love Darth Maul’s double-bladed lightsaber, Yoda wisdom, Podracers (vrrrroooooooooooom) and the Village of those cute cheeky Wookies!

  • Dana Matthews
    January 1, 2016

    That’s right…show them in order! Return of the Jedi was my absolute favorite. Will see what the future brings as far as deciding if I like the new one best!

  • Brandy Nelson
    January 1, 2016

    I am one of those freaks of nature who hasn’t actually SEEN these movies…I know….Crazy…My husband and kids love them, though, and agree with your post!

  • Nancy
    December 31, 2015

    Thanks for the reminder of the movie order for viewing. My favorite movie was the first one! We saw The Force Awakens this week.

  • Terri Irvin
    December 28, 2015

    I agree with your order. We saw Star Wars this weekend in 3D IMAX and we all loved it!!!

  • Susan Heim
    December 28, 2015

    I agree with you. We recently showed Episodes IV, V and VI to our kids for the first time and saw VII at the theater. They’ll probably watch I, II and III at some point, but we’re not in a hurry. We’re excited to move forward in the series!.
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  • Sherry Conrad
    December 28, 2015

    Hahaha I think my daughter agrees with you, my grandson not so much. Love how passionate everyone gets about the movies, but I have only seen bits and pieces in passing, just not my thing.
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  • Dianna
    December 26, 2015

    I totally agree with you. We don’t even bother with anything Annikin pre-Vader.
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  • Jordan
    December 23, 2015

    I think that this is a great order to watch them in!

  • Annette C.
    December 21, 2015

    I agree with you … the last 3 movies before The Force Awakens were so weak … however the only bright spot was that I got to meet Darth Maul (together with the Albino twins from the Matrix movies).

  • Topofthebookshelf
    December 20, 2015

    I need to watch these with my hubby before seeing the new one.
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  • sharonne katz
    December 20, 2015

    while i agree with you that the episode 1-3 weren’t great, i found them still to be of interest to my kids so They watched and enjoyed them

  • Katherine Palmer
    December 20, 2015

    I would have to say that my favorite Star Wars movies are the 1st and 2nd ones.. I love of of the costumes!!

  • sunchicka
    December 20, 2015

    Love empire strikes back

  • Jayne
    December 17, 2015

    The best written is Episode V but my favorite is Episode VI.
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  • Stacy
    December 16, 2015

    I agree that there is only one order for the movies. However, one of these days I want to watch the machete order (IV, V, II, III, VI), just for fun. We watched A New Hope on Monday, Empire Strikes Back on Tuesday, and my personal favorite Return of the Jedi will be viewed tonight (Wednesday) and then tomorrow (Thursday @ 7 PM) we finally get to see The Force Awakens!

  • Kristin K
    December 15, 2015

    On the news last night, it showed stars and fans lined up for days to view The Force Awakens in the original theater that showed Star Wars in 1977!!! I can’t wait!

  • Edward L Young Jr
    December 14, 2015

    I agree the original trilogy is all that is needed. It is nice to watch the prequels to see Vader’s backstory, but not necessary.

  • ellen beck
    December 14, 2015

    I am an oldster, gosh I remember exactly when SW first came out. I saw it aa dozen times andd we thought the speccial effects were awesome. Nowdays thee efffects dont seem like much, but back then, they were state of the art.

  • Andrew Bennett
    December 12, 2015

    Sorry, but no.

    Here is the order that we have taken with our kids.

    Star Wars
    The Empire Strikes Back
    Return of the Jedi
    Episode 1
    Episode 2
    The Clone Wars
    Episode 3
    Star Wars Rebels.
    The Force Awakens.

    In our house my daughter was first introduced to Star Wars through Star Wars rebels. She identified with Sabine Wren. And that is what pulled her into the whole franchise. Now she is reading Star Wars novels and she;s even going to get some more of them that I got from Disney Publishing (See image on my post connected through this post.)

    While I understand that the prequels are not everyone’s favorites but you know what, whatever brings people into the Star Wars universe is the correct way to view. All are welcome and fandom does not need to be justified in any way.
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  • Ilyssa
    December 12, 2015

    The Empire Strikes Back is probably my favorite… but it’s SO hard to pick!

  • Stephanie Bourne
    December 12, 2015

    I have never watched any of the Star Wars movies. I guess I have to catch up.

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