One of the interesting thing about the titles of the SW movies is that they can sometimes refer to different things, depending on your interpretation. Here are a few different ways to interpret the titles, though I'm sure it's not exhaustive: The Phantom Menace - 1. The Dark Side of the Force (what George Lucas says) 2. The Other Sith Lord (the Jedi have only disovered one) 3. The Naboo Invasion itself. (I agree with Harry Knowles on this interpretation. The invasion is a phantom menace - a fabricated crisis designed to win Palpatine the election) Attack of the Clones - 1. The attack of the Clone Army on Geonosis 2. The putting into motion by the Sith of the first phase of war - initiating the Clone Wars Revenge of the Sith - 1. The Sith taking over the galaxy 2. The Sith winning the Chosen One to their side A New Hope - 1. Luke Skywalker 2. The Rebel Alliance 3. The Destruction of the Death Star The Empire Strikes Back 1. The Empire retaliating for the defeat at Yavin 2. The Empire striking a blow to the rebellion in the attempt to bring Luke Skywalker to the Emperor Return of the Jedi 1. Luke becoming a Jedi Knight, thus ensuring a new day for the Jedi 2. Anakin destroying Vader and returning (My interpretation) Does anyone have other interpretations of the titles?