Depending on the age of your closest Star Wars fan pal you may get conflicting information on the best order to watch the films in thanks to how George started with the middle of his tale before telling the beginnings. While those arguments are valid, this post isn’t aiming to settle that debate, rather this post will provide an outline for how to watch all of the canon-based Star Wars TV shows and films in chronological order. I’m talking Star Wars timeline order too, and not our own.

I will note that I’ve left out the Forces of Destiny cartoons because they’re shorts and scattered all throughout the timeline, but they are canon-based, so I do recommend watching them at some point to provide a few neat narratives (like how Leia got her Boush disguise) set during all three Skywalker Saga trilogies.

Star Wars Movies and TV Shows Chronological Watch Order

  1. The Phantom Menace
  2. Attack of the Clones
  3. The Clone Wars (Please note that The Clone Wars was not told in chronological order, so the list below reflects the official order as detailed over at StarWars.com. If you really want to get precise, Episode 710-712 take place concurrently with the opening half of Revenge of the Sith. In particular, 710 takes place during and after Kenobi killing Grievous, while 711 takes place during and after Anakin’s betrayal and Order 66, and 712 mostly takes place during and after Order 66 with an epilogue taking place after the events of Revenge of the Sith and the formation of the Empire.)
1216Cat and Mouse | Stream on Disney+
2116Hidden Enemy | Stream on Disney+
TThe Clone Wars theatrical release | Stream on Disney+
3301Clone Cadets | Stream on Disney+
4303Supply Lines | Stream on Disney+
5101Ambush | Stream on Disney+
6102Rising Malevolence | Stream on Disney+
7103Shadow of Malevolence | Stream on Disney+
8104Destroy Malevolence | Stream on Disney+
9105Rookies | Stream on Disney+
10106Downfall of a Droid | Stream on Disney+
11107Duel of the Droids | Stream on Disney+
12108Bombad Jedi | Stream on Disney+
13109Cloak of Darkness | Stream on Disney+
14110Lair of Grievous | Stream on Disney+
15111Dooku Captured | Stream on Disney+
16112The Gungan General | Stream on Disney+
17113Jedi Crash | Stream on Disney+
18114Defenders of Peace | Stream on Disney+
19115Trespass | Stream on Disney+
20117Blue Shadow Virus | Stream on Disney+
21118Mystery of a Thousand Moons | Stream on Disney+
22119Storm over Ryloth | Stream on Disney+
23120Innocents of Ryloth | Stream on Disney+
24121Liberty on Ryloth | Stream on Disney+
25201Holocron Heist | Stream on Disney+
26202Cargo of Doom | Stream on Disney+
27203Children of the Force | Stream on Disney+
28217Bounty Hunters | Stream on Disney+
29218The Zillo Beast | Stream on Disney+
30219The Zillo Beast Strikes Back | Stream on Disney+
31204Senate Spy | Stream on Disney+
32205Landing at Point Rain | Stream on Disney+
33206Weapons Factory | Stream on Disney+
34207Legacy of Terror | Stream on Disney+
35208Brain Invaders | Stream on Disney+
36209Grievous Intrigue | Stream on Disney+
37210The Deserter | Stream on Disney+
38211Lightsaber Lost | Stream on Disney+
39212The Mandalore Plot | Stream on Disney+
40213Voyage of Temptation | Stream on Disney+
41214Duchess of Mandalore | Stream on Disney+
42220Death Trap | Stream on Disney+
43221R2 Come Home | Stream on Disney+
44222Lethal Trackdown | Stream on Disney+
45305Corruption | Stream on Disney+
46306The Academy | Stream on Disney+
47307Assassin | Stream on Disney+
48302ARC Troopers | Stream on Disney+
49304Sphere of Influence | Stream on Disney+
50308Evil Plans | Stream on Disney+
51122Hostage Crisis | Stream on Disney+
52309Hunt for Ziro | Stream on Disney+
53310Heroes on Both Side | Stream on Disney+
54311Pursuit of Peace | Stream on Disney+
55215Senate Murders | Stream on Disney+
56312Nightsisters | Stream on Disney+
57313Monster | Stream on Disney+
58314Witches of the Mist | Stream on Disney+
59315Overlords | Stream on Disney+
60316Altar of Mortis | Stream on Disney+
61317Ghosts of Mortis | Stream on Disney+
62318The Citadel | Stream on Disney+
63319Counter Attack | Stream on Disney+
64320Citadel Rescue | Stream on Disney+
65321Padawan Lost | Stream on Disney+
66322Wookiee Hunt | Stream on Disney+
67401Water War | Stream on Disney+
68402Gungan Attack | Stream on Disney+
69403Prisoners | Stream on Disney+
70404Shadow Warrior | Stream on Disney+
71405Mercy Mission | Stream on Disney+
72406Nomad Droids | Stream on Disney+
73407Darkness on Umbara | Stream on Disney+
74408The General | Stream on Disney+
75409Plan of Dissent | Stream on Disney+
76410Carnage of Krell | Stream on Disney+
77411Kidnapped | Stream on Disney+
78412Slaves of the Republic | Stream on Disney+
79413Escape from Kadavo | Stream on Disney+
80414A Friend In Need | Stream on Disney+
81415Deception | Stream on Disney+
82416Friends and Enemies | Stream on Disney+
83417The Box | Stream on Disney+
84418Crisis on Naboo | Stream on Disney+
85419Massacre | Stream on Disney+
86420Bounty | Stream on Disney+
87421Brothers | Stream on Disney+
88422Revenge | Stream on Disney+
89502A War on Two Fronts | Stream on Disney+
90503Front Runners | Stream on Disney+
91504The Soft War | Stream on Disney+
92505Tipping Points | Stream on Disney+
93506The Gathering | Stream on Disney+
94507A Test of Strength | Stream on Disney+
95508Bound for Rescue | Stream on Disney+
96509A Necessary Bond | Stream on Disney+
97510Secret Weapons | Stream on Disney+
98511A Sunny Day in the Void | Stream on Disney+
99512Missing in Action | Stream on Disney+
100513Point of No Return | Stream on Disney+
101501Revival | Stream on Disney+
102514Eminence | Stream on Disney+
103515Shades of Reason | Stream on Disney+
104516The Lawless | Stream on Disney+
105517Sabotage | Stream on Disney+
106518The Jedi Who Knew Too Much | Stream on Disney+
107519To Catch a Jedi | Stream on Disney+
108520The Wrong Jedi | Stream on Disney+
109601The Unknown | Stream on Disney+
110602Conspiracy | Stream on Disney+
111603Fugitive | Stream on Disney+
112604Orders | Stream on Disney+
113605An Old Friend | Stream on Disney+
114606The Rise of Clovis | Stream on Disney+
115607Crisis at the Heart | Stream on Disney+
116608The Disappeared | Stream on Disney+
117609The Disappeared: Pt. II | Stream on Disney+
118610The Lost One | Stream on Disney+
119611Voices | Stream on Disney+
120612Destiny | Stream on Disney+
121613Sacrifice | Stream on Disney+
122705Gone with a Trace | Stream on Disney+
123706Deal No Deal | Stream on Disney+
124707Dangerous Debt | Stream on Disney+
125708Together Again | Stream on Disney+
126701The Bad Batch | Stream on Disney+
127702A Distant Echo | Stream on Disney+
128703On the Wings of Keeradaks | Stream on Disney+
129704Unfinished Business | Stream on Disney+
130709Old Friends Not Forgotten | Stream on Disney+
131710The Phantom Apprentice | Stream on Disney+
132711Shattered | Stream on Disney+
133712Victory and Death | Stream on Disney+
  • Revenge of the Sith
  • The Bad Batch (When it launches)
  • Kenobi (When it launches)
  • Solo: A Star Wars Story
  • Star Wars Rebels (All four seasons, although the epilogue of the series takes place after the Battle of Endor.)
  • Rogue One
  • A New Hope
  • The Empire Strikes Back
  • Return of the Jedi
  • The Mandalorian
  • Star Wars Resistance Season 1 (Once Poe leaves for his special mission the season begins following the same timeline as The Force Awakens; all the way through the Starkiller Base attack.)
  • The Force Awakens
  • The Last Jedi
  • Star Wars Resistance Season 2
  • The Rise of Skywalker
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Matt is literally from a galaxy that is far, far away. Star Wars has consumed his life, and made him the geek that he is. He's no fan of the Prequels, but still loves the Maker. When he's not recording his unstable takes for the Star Wars Time podcast, he's either working on EntertainmentBuddha.com, taking pictures of Star Wars toys, or trying to legitimately wield the Force.