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Saga Rank the Star Wars Films, TPM to The Last Jedi

Discussion in 'Star Wars Saga In-Depth' started by Bazinga'd , Dec 12, 2017.

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Which Film is Your Favorite

  1. Episode I: The Phantom Menace

    10 vote(s)
    5.0%
  2. Episode II: Attack of the Clones

    9 vote(s)
    4.5%
  3. Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

    42 vote(s)
    21.0%
  4. Episode IV: A New Hope

    24 vote(s)
    12.0%
  5. Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

    64 vote(s)
    32.0%
  6. Episode VI: Return of the Jedi

    13 vote(s)
    6.5%
  7. Episode VII: The Force Awakens

    9 vote(s)
    4.5%
  8. Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

    21 vote(s)
    10.5%
  9. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

    8 vote(s)
    4.0%
  1. Bazinga'd

    Bazinga'd The Man / Also Known as Bazinga'd star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Thread now reflects the release of The Last Jedi. The previous thread is locked.

    Rank the Saga movies and vote for your favorite.

    For detailed statistics please click on the following link:

    Detailed Statistical Breakdown


    (We appreciate the assistance of Alienware in generating the detailed statistics)
     
  2. Mindless Monster

    Mindless Monster Jedi Master star 3

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

    Alienware Jedi Master star 3

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

    Jarren_Lee-Saber Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    1. The Phantom Menace 10/10
    2. Revenge of the Sith 10/10
    3. Attack of the Clones (moved up over ESB this year) 9/10
    4. The Empire Strikes Back (dropped under AOTC this year) 8/10
    5. A New Hope 6.5/10
    6. Return of the Jedi 6/10
    7. The Clone Wars (film) 5/10
    8. Rogue One 5/10
    9. Ewoks: Battle for Endor 3/10
    10. Ewoks: Caravan of Courage 2/10
    11. The Force Awakens 2/10
    12. The Last Jedi 2/10
    13. The Holiday Special 1/10
     
  5. heels1785

    heels1785 JCC/PT/New Films Manager star 7 Staff Member Manager

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

    Another few TLJ viewings to come over next few weeks, could end up shifting up or down a spot.
     
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  6. TheMoldyCrow

    TheMoldyCrow Jedi Knight star 3

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    After letting TLJ sit in my mind for over a day, I rank them as follows.
    1. Star Wars - A classic that launched this franchise we all love
    2. Empire Strikes Back - The sequel all others strive to beat
    3. The Last Jedi - An incredible step-forward for the series, even with its flaws
    4. Return of the Jedi - A good conclusion to the OT, despite a weak second act
    5. The Force Awakens - A fun movie that did a good job relaunching the series
    6. Rogue One - A great final act combined with a "meh" first and second act
    7. Revenge of the Sith - An enjoyable, albeit rushed, ending to the PT
    8. The Phantom Menace - A film loaded with great visuals and dull characters
    9. Attack of the Clones - A film loaded with both dull visuals and characters
     
  7. Seeker Of The Whills

    Seeker Of The Whills Jedi Master star 4

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    1. Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope
    2. Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back
    3. Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi
    4. Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith
    5. Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace
    6. Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones

    ...

    7. Star Wars: The Clone Wars

    ...

    8. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
    9. The Force Awakens
    10. The Last Jedi
     
  8. Talos of Atmora

    Talos of Atmora Jedi Master star 4

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    1. The Empire Strikes Back
    2. Revenge of the Sith
    3. Return of the Jedi
    4. A New Hope
    5. Attack of the Clones
    6. Rogue One
    7. The Last Jedi
    8. The Force Awakens
    9. The Phantom Menace
     
  9. BattleDroid1138

    BattleDroid1138 Jedi Master star 3

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

    This is after one viewing of TLJ... I think it could only flip/flop with TPM for me over time
     
  10. DBPirate

    DBPirate Jedi Knight star 4

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    My opinions on the OT changed a little on my pre-TLJ rewatch.

    1. Revenge of the Sith Tier 1
    2. The Phantom Menace (surprised about this one) Tier 1
    3. The Empire Strikes Back Tier 1
    4. Rogue One (almost overtook Empire this year) Tier 1
    5. Attack of the Clones (really enjoyed this one this year, surprised it beat Jedi) Tier 2
    6. Return of the Jedi Tier 2
    7. A New Hope Tier 2
    8. The Force Awakens (entertaining, but unoriginal) Tier 3
    9. The Last Jedi (entertaining, but way too many flaws. A tad over the top) Tier 3
     
  11. ObiWanKnowsMe

    ObiWanKnowsMe Jedi Master star 4

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    1)REVENGE Of The SITH
    2)RETURN Of The JEDI
    3)A NEW HOPE

    4)THE PHANTOM MENACE
    5)EMPIRE STRIKES BACK
    6)ATTACK Of The CLONES
    7)THE LAST JEDI
    8)THE FORCE AWAKENS

    And rogue one is a separate entity
     
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  12. Bazinga'd

    Bazinga'd The Man / Also Known as Bazinga'd star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    I do think we tend to allow confirmation bias creep into our rankings, i.e., the more you watch one movie the more your view becomes entrentched into how good it is. Is it really fair to compair a one time viewing of TLJ with watching ANH or TPM 100 times? Maybe we should caveat your rankings with how many times you watched TLJ.
     
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  13. Alexrd

    Alexrd Force Ghost star 5

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    Was that excuse brought up when TFA was released? People view more what they like than what they don't like. That's not confirmation bias, it's just common and logical behaviour. There's no minimum X number of times people need to watch a certain movie in order to rank it or compare it with others. By that logic only people who have watched all the movies the same amount of times each are able to rank them properly, which is a ridiculous premiss.
     
  14. Jedimaster_Darklight

    Jedimaster_Darklight Jedi Master star 3

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    It was about time I updated my list anyway, so here goes:

    1. Return of the Jedi (ROTJ)
    2. The Empire Strikes Back (ESB)
    3. A New Hope (ANH)
    4. Revenge of the Sith (ROTS)
    5. Rogue One (RO)
    6. The Last Jedi (TLJ)
    7. Attack of the Clones (AOTC)
    8. The Phantom Menace (TPM)
    9. The Force Awakens (TFA)

    Thoughts and notes:
    • There's no denying the traditional fan favorite - ESB - is a great movie, but I personally enjoy ROTJ a bit more.
    • The OT ranks at the top of the list for obvious reasons, but I also think that ANH could easily share it's spot with ROTS and RO.
    • I have only watched TLJ once, and I heavily suspect it will move up on the list in the future!
    • TPM and AOTC are not extremely bad Star Wars movies in my opinion, but they can be skipped now and then. They are quite equal in my mind as well.
    • TFA has now dropped to the bottom of the list. I simply don't find it very enjoyable, but that does not mean I hate it.
     
  15. Force Smuggler

    Force Smuggler Force Ghost star 7

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    Can you honestly get everything out of a film on the first viewing? Opening night with a bunch of other people in there as well? Heck, you can't rewind or put on subtitles on the screen until the Blu-Ray release.
    I can name a lot of things I've found in re-watches or what other people have commented on. Even after watching something a hundred times.

    I first watched the OT in the 90s, the PT when they were released in 99, 02, 05 and the most recent movie releases. The first 6 had a lot of time to entrench in my mind.
     
  16. Guidman

    Guidman Jedi Grand Master star 4

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

    I can see TLJ and ROTS flip flopping.
     
  17. Bazinga'd

    Bazinga'd The Man / Also Known as Bazinga'd star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Yes. And it isnt an "excuse", its how humans behave and view and perceive things. If if I decide (after cool and deliberate thought) that you are flaming me in that post, you and I will be having a little discussion in another forum. Ironically, the only thing that is saving you at this point is that I am going to look at your post a second and third time.
     
  18. L110

    L110 Jedi Master star 3

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    1. The Phantom Menace
    2. Return of the Jedi
    3. Revenge of the Sith
    4. The Empire Strikes Back
    5. Attack of the Clones
    6. A New Hope
    7. The Clone Wars pilot
    8. Rogue ONe
    9. The Force Awakens, The Last Jedi. I mean, MOD EDit: Bashing so why not to just rank them next to each other.
     
  19. Alexrd

    Alexrd Force Ghost star 5

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    Mod EDIT: Not appropriate discussion for this forum
     
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  20. cubman987

    cubman987 PT Book Club Host - PT Trivia Host star 5 VIP - Game Host

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    I'm still trying to decide where to rank TLJ. I liked it a lot more after a 2nd and 3rd viewing but I'm still not sure where to rank it due to the conflicting emotions it gave me.
     
  21. Bazinga'd

    Bazinga'd The Man / Also Known as Bazinga'd star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Language like this is bashing. anakinfansince1983
     
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  22. Qui-Riv-Brid

    Qui-Riv-Brid Force Ghost star 5

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    1. Revenge of the Sith 100%

    2. The Phantom Menace 99.99%

    3. Attack of the Clones 99.98%

    4. A New Hope 99.97%

    5. The Empire Strikes Back 99.96%

    6. Return of the Jedi 99.95%

    7. The Last Jedi 85.00%

    8. Rogue One 80.00%

    9. The Force Awakens 70.00%

    I would say no. I'm still getting things out of ANH and in conjunction within Lucas' movies but also the new movies as well in terms of their stories which build on Lucas'.

    Now to me Lucas' story is THE story but I can appreciate what the new movies are building on in their own way.

    Would I rather have Lucas' story for the ST? Of course but that isn't happening so no point blaming the new movies for not doing them and just enjoy them for what they are trying.
     
  23. Dagobahsystem

    Dagobahsystem Force Ghost star 6

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    TESB
    R1
    AOTC
    ROTJ
    ROTS
    TLJ
    ANH
    TFA
    TPM

    TLJ will most definitely rise after subsequent viewings.
     
  24. lookameatbag

    lookameatbag Jedi Knight star 3

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    TESB
    ROTJ
    ANH
    ROTS
    R1
    TPM
    AOTC
    TFA
    TLJ
     
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  25. RogueZero

    RogueZero Jedi Master star 1

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    I could be lazy and just say, look at my signature, but here:

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

    May change after I see TLJ a few more times, we'll see.