All 11 Star Wars movies ranked from worst to best

Yes. I'm doing the undoable. I'm talking about what we don't talk about. No, not Bruno - the Star Wars movies and how they rank against each other.
Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace podracing. Image credit:
Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace podracing. Image credit: /
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2. Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back isn't just a movie - it's the golden Yoda of the Star Wars universe, perched high up in the tree of cinematic greatness. When it hit the big screens in 1980, it was so much more than a sequel - it was a complete game-changer. Imagine the first movie's "wow" factor, then crank it up to interstellar levels. This wasn't just round two of good versus evil; it was deeper, darker, and packed with enough twists to make a pretzel jealous. It gave us iconic lines like "I am your father," sending fans into a frenzy of disbelief and setting the bar for plot twists higher than Cloud City.

What truly cements The Empire Strikes Back in the number two spot, is how it expanded the Star Wars universe in every direction like a well-aimed blaster shot. It introduced us to the wisdom of Yoda, the sleekness of Boba Fett, and the complexity of characters grappling with their destinies. It showed us that the fight between good and evil is more than just lightsaber battles or getting entangled in wars with Stormtroopers, it's about the toll it takes on the mind as well.

It's like the middle chapter of the greatest space saga told us, "Hold my blue milk," and dove headfirst into exploring the shadows of its characters' souls, all while balancing action, emotion, and that unforgettable John Williams score. In the galaxy of Star Wars movies, The Empire Strikes Back is that rare comet you can't help but wish on, proving that, when done correctly, sequels can outshine their predecessors and that the force of storytelling is strong with this one.