View Poll Results: What is your favorite Star Wars movie?

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  • Star Wars (1977) Episode IV: A New Hope

    17 9.66%
  • The Empire Strikes Back (Episode V)

    66 37.50%
  • Return of the Jedi (Episode VI)

    14 7.95%
  • Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace

    7 3.98%
  • Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones

    5 2.84%
  • Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith

    33 18.75%
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)

    4 2.27%
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    4 2.27%
  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    3 1.70%
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

    21 11.93%
  • Solo: A Star Wars Story

    2 1.14%
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  1. #21
    Someone voted for the phantom menace. Cheeky.

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    I think Empire Strikes Back is probably a better film, but I think my favourite is probably Return of the Jedi. I love the opening act (Jabba's palace and the sarlacc pit) and I adore the final confrontation between Luke and Vader with the Emperor egging them on.

  3. #23
    Saw all of them once, except episode 7. Saw that one 3 times. So my vote goes to episode 7

  4. #24
    There are 12 star wars films that got theatrical releases(you forgot the animated Clone Wars). My favorite is RotJ probably, but I have a ton of nostalgia wrapped up in that film.

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

    The ranking doesn't do some of the movies justice because I feel about the same with them. TPM and AotC are leagues below even TROS for me.

  6. #26
    This is how I'd rank them:

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

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    Top three:
    1. A New Hope (Ep. IV) Easily the best. Tells a simple, engaging, and complete fantasy story. It is the one that really can just stand up on it's own. By far the one I go back and watch the most.
    2. The Empire Strikes Back (Ep. V) Close second. Takes the simple ideas of the first and expands them into an epic tale full of possibilities.
    3. Rogue One I have actually grown to like this movie far more after watching it a few times. It's not perfect, but it is mostly what I wanted from the Star Wars side story movies, a small story set in the Star Wars universe. Solo would easily have been in this spot had it not been a Han Solo prequel. If it would have been a totally stand alone story about a completely new character just set in the universe, I think I would have enjoyed it far more. Every time the movie stops to wink into the camera with some nod to Han's past, it completely takes me out of the movie. Talking stuff like the dumb metal dice and how he got the name "Solo." Like, dose anyone care how Han got his blaster?

    After that, it would be 6, 7, and 8 in some order followed by a mashed up lump of the prequels and Rise of Skywalker at the bottom of the jar. Something tells me I will never rewatch any of the prequels or Ep. 9 any time soon, if even again.

    Quote Originally Posted by baskev View Post
    Everyone who has the last 3 main movies not in the bottum 10 needs to hand in their sci fi fan, movie fan pass right now. Those where horrible in canon, storytelling, flow, consistency , treatment of beloved hero's/villians. They pretty much ruined all the arcs of the previous 8 ( lore wise) movies and all the tv shows.
    Get off your high horse. People are allowed to like whatever they like. I personally really like both Force Awakens and The Last Jedi, Last Jedi in particular because it felt like someone actually trying to tell a new story in Star Wars and not just recycle the same plot lines over again. It's a real pity a bunch threw a meltdown online because it wasn't the Star Wars they had imagined before they sat down in the theater so the studio backpedaled like mad and crapped out Rise of the Skywalker.
    Quote Originally Posted by LedZeppelin View Post
    I cant believe so many people said episode three when all the prequels were hot trash. I cant wrap my head around it
    I am guessing it is a generational thing. It sounds like many of the people who list Episode 3 highly also saw it when they were children so it was their main Star Wars growing up. I am curious if any of the people who have Episode 3 in their top 3 are older and grew up with the original trilogy.
    Quote Originally Posted by tromage2 View Post
    Dont count the last jedi and rise of skywalker otherwise i might just aswell put spaceballs and the christmas special in it.
    I actually had more Star Wars vibes from clone wars (a cartoon) then the last 3 Disney movies.
    Not a big surprise considering Clone Wars, the TV series, is easily the best Star Wars pretty much anything since the original trilogy.

  8. #28
    I think it was around my 9th birthday when empire strikes back came out in May 1983. My birthday was in June. My mom took me to see the empire strikes back for my birthday. When Luke Skywalker was fighting Darth Vader in the cloud city, my mom had to keep me from running to the screen to help Luke Skywalker. I still love the movie to this day. I especially love the music score to it. My dad always bought the music soundtracks to movies like this and I loved them too.

  9. #29
    For me it's either Empire or Rogue One. It really depends on how I'm feeling. I think Rogue One is almost objectively the better made movie, but Empire is just so damn iconic and nostalgiariffic.

    After that, it's hard for me to place the rest. I literally just watched the prequels this week, and I was amazed at how uneven they are. Padme feels like a completely different character in Revenge of the Sith. Having gone from badass Queen, to kickass Senator, to demure lovesick puppy. It's weird. There were some absolutely amazing performances though. Liam Neeson is amazing, Christopher Lee is outstanding and Ewan McGregor is superb in two and three.

    The real gems though are what they did on TV. Clone Wars and The Clone Wars are some of the best storytelling around. Rebels is genuinely quite good. The Mandolorian is uneven but still rock solid. I honestly think that Star Wars as a whole is better when done in this format. Where they can tell a longer story over a greater period of time, rather than cramming everything into a movie or triology.

    The latest trilogy was just bad. Force Awakens was almost passable, but the Last Jedi and Rise of Skywalker are unwatchably bad. Not just as a Star Wars entry, they are just legitimately bad movies.

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    1) ESB
    2) RotJ
    3) ANH
    4) RotS
    5) Rogue One
    6) Solo
    7) TFA
    8) TLJ
    9) TPM
    10) AotC
    11) RoS

    I don't rank The Clone Wars CGI movie personally because to me that was just the shows first few episodes made into a movie.

    Note, there are Rise of Skywalker and other Star Wars movies spoilers below. Just noting, but literally they are all out on home video now and will all stream on Disney+ tomorrow.

    The difference in the Top 5 isn't huge, it depends on my mood for the most part (though Empire is always top). The problems with Solo are 100% development, they were telling too much of a story for a character we know. A heist movie with Han Solo and Chewbacca would have been better without the tie ins to the the Rebellion.

    The Force Awakens while a rehash was a good starting point for a new story saying "Here is some stuff to get your back into Star Wars that you know." Originally I strongly disliked TLJ, but there was good in that movie (just covered with a lot of shit and unneeded characters). Also, TLJ doesn't make much sense IMMEDIATELY following TFA. How did the First Order basically throw aside the entire New Republic military (yes it wasn't big, but it was literally no where but existed in canon) and mount an attack against the Resistance where they were unable to call for help maybe days at most after losing a very large and significant base.

    RoS I can only have interest in if I turn off my brain and go "ooh, that's cool" to the visuals. There is so little good there, I am fine with Rey being a Palpatine and Palpatine's return ... but there is little to no hinting at EITHER of those things in the first two sequel movies. Ben's turn to the Light Side is unbelievable to me ... it isn't like Vader where he was watching Palpatine torture with the intent to kill Luke. I think it would have been better if on the Death Star wreckage we heard Vader into Anakin speak to Ben ... "I have finally gotten through to you." or something like that.

    TPM and AotC have similar problems, they have good parts and they have bad parts. TPM feels disjointed a bit from the other two prequels (which is understandable, I would have prefer some differences). The sequel movies don't feel like a full trilogy to me, they just feel too disjointed and the fact they canonly take place in a little more than a year is nonsensical to me.
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    empire
    revenge
    TLJ

    would be my top 3 any thing other then those shift around.

  12. #32
    Rogue One for sure.

    The Empire Strikes Back I find massively overrated.

  13. #33
    Quote Originally Posted by Laerrus View Post
    The Empire Strikes Back hands down.

    Tied for a close 2nd are A New Hope and Return of The Jedi.

    Rogue One is my 3rd choice.

    My least favorite film is The Last Jedi, because it was so far removed from anything feeling like a Star Wars movie and it was also the only movie where I kept checking my phone's clock to see if we were nearing the end. I especially did not like what Rian Johnson did to Luke's character and I will be hard pressed to support any film directed by him in the future.
    Tbf, the movies he has done have been all around amazing. He is a very talented director.
    But, TLJ is a dumpster fire. I think they just gave him too much creative control and needed all three scripts done BEFORE any of them were filmed. There was no coherent plot to the entire sequelogy. Expose without story or soul.
    At least Filoni and Favreau are there to save it for the future.

  14. #34
    Quote Originally Posted by Thalassian Bob View Post
    and I adore the final confrontation between Luke and Vader with the Emperor egging them on.
    That duel is the best in the series, fuck the martial arts flippedy doodah nonsense from the prequels
    Quote Originally Posted by AeneasBK View Post
    Damnit hubcap, you are such a retard.
    Seriously guys, this forum would be a better place if everyone just stopped acknowledging Zenkai. It's just demeaning to everyone.

  15. #35
    OT is pretty solid all together. Out of those three,TESB is probably the best movie and one of those rare times a sequel likely equals or outdoes the original.

    After that, it probably depends. I've mentioned it a ton of times, but the prequels suffer from Lucas not being told "No!" enough, which happened more in the OT. If you view it as an opera, it's much more palatable. Out of the three prequels, RotS is by far my favorite due to the long lightsaber sequence at the end (if you can ignore the mirrored flourish that's been meme'd to death) and Ian McDiarmid's perfomance as Palpatine. Best scene by far is the opera scene between Anakin and Palpatine, it never gets old.

    The new trilogy... even an uncontrolled, derranged Lucas wouldn't likely fall that far, let's just pretend it's all a fanfic.

    Rogue One is pretty solid, but aside from Vader at the end most of the movie fades fast as you never really form a connection with them. Even Solo forms more of a bond with its characters, but I feel is still meh.

    In summation: TESB > ANH = RotJ > RotS > Rogue One> Solo > TPM = AotC >>> those fanfic movies that made it to theaters.
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  16. #36
    Quote Originally Posted by Skizzit View Post

    I am guessing it is a generational thing. It sounds like many of the people who list Episode 3 highly also saw it when they were children so it was their main Star Wars growing up. I am curious if any of the people who have Episode 3 in their top 3 are older and grew up with the original trilogy.
    I wasnt alive when the original trilogy was released by saw star wars 1-3 in theaters and even then i knew i didnt like it.

  17. #37
    Quote Originally Posted by Templar 331 View Post
    Episode 5 followed by 1 and 2.
    You realize the impeachment was a complete waste of time and failed, correct?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nerovar View Post
    Someone voted for the phantom menace. Cheeky.
    There's nothing wrong with that. It's all the peoples voting for Rogue Zero that makes me laugh!

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    Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith, any day of the week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkeon View Post
    Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith, any day of the week.
    This is the RIGHT answer!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dwarfhamster View Post
    This is how I'd rank them:

    1. Rogue One
    2. New Hope
    3. Empire Strikes Back
    4. Rise of Skywalker
    5. Return of the Jedi
    6. Revenge of the Sith
    7. Force Awakens
    8. Phantom Menace
    9. Solo
    10. Last Jedi
    11. Attack of the Clones
    Rogue One at the top!? lol Yikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LedZeppelin View Post
    I wasnt alive when the original trilogy was released by saw star wars 1-3 in theaters and even then i knew i didnt like it.
    The original trilogy was released in theaters I believe right before the prequels came. I remember seeing all of them in theaters as a kid.

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