There are many different ways to watch Star Wars, and many different people who will tell you that there is only 1 way to watch them and it is their way. Well, I’m not going to do that. Everyone has their favorite way to do things, so I am going to give you mine, and I will also give you another alternate way to watch them.

The Best Way To Watch Star Wars:

  1. Solo: A Star Wars Story
  2. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
  3. A New Hope
  4. Empire Strikes Back
  5. Return of the Jedi
  6. The Phantom Menace
  7. Attack of the Clones
  8. Revenge of the Sith
  9. The Force Awakens
  10. The Last Jedi
  11. The Rise of Skywalker

Why, you ask? For me, the OT timeline has to come first. I prefer it that way but with the additions of Solo and Rogue one as a precursor. Both of these movies do a fantastic job establishing the universe and introducing you to characters that will play big roles later in the films, even small characters like Mon Mothma and Bail Organa, and big events that shape the primary storylines for our main characters. Rogue One in particular gives you a reason to fear them Empire going into A New Hope. From there, the Prequels feed you what you need to get the full picture of Palpatine’s treachery in order to understand his return in The Rise of Skywalker and context into Anakin Skywalker to fill in the gaps from Old Ben, so those must come before the Sequels.

Comparison Watch Through Order

  1. The Phantom Menace
  2. A New Hope
  3. The Force Awakens
  4. Attack of the Clones
  5. Empire Strikes Back
  6. The Last Jedi
  7. Revenge of the Sith
  8. Return of the Jedi
  9. The Rise of Skywalker

This method basically allows you to live through the Hero’s Journey, or what exists of it for each of the trilogies’ main characters, in order for each character. It also allows you to compare each chapter of each trilogy next to each other. I feel like this method is a good way to rank your favorite films since you are comparing them to each other as you go through the watch order.

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