The Original Trilogy
12. Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope
A New Hope, the OG, marks the original entry point into the Star Wars universe, introducing key characters and concepts that lay the foundation for the intricate galactic saga. Its groundbreaking storytelling and visual effects set the stage for the expansive narrative and technological evolution that unfolds in subsequent films and series, forming the Star Wars lore as we know it.
13. Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back
The Empire Strikes Back deepens the complexities of the characters and universe, unveiling iconic revelations and character developments that are crucial for understanding events that follow in the series. It's a cinematic landmark where the narrative takes a darker turn, setting the stage for the epic confrontations and resolutions we see in later episodes.
14. Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi
As the climactic finale of the Original Trilogy, Return of the Jedi resolves the major conflicts and character arcs established in A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back, culminating in the epic conclusion of the Skywalker saga and the fate of the Galactic Empire. It is a must-watch to help viewers understand the triumphant and emotional resolutions of key characters like Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, and Emperor Palpatine.