How to Watch the Star Wars Movies in Order | Man of Many
The original trilogy, which kicked off with the release of the 1977’s retroactively named Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope is the benchmark for modern sci-fi films. The space-age odyssey follows young hero Luke Skywalker and his newly acquired team of misfit rebels Han Solo, R2-D2, Chewbacca and C-3PO as they attempt to free Princess Leia, the leader of the Rebel Alliance from Darth Vader and a powerful weapon created by the Galactic Empire.
Legend goes that Lucas had always imagined a set of three prequels to be released retroactively after the first trilogy. In 1999, Lucas’ vision finally hit cinemas with the release of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. While critically panned, the film introduced us to a wealth of new characters, storylines and Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi.
In 2015, the third trilogy began with the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. In this series, we see a new order threaten to destroy the New Republic. Familiar characters and new faces collide in this continuation of the classic series.
Now, that’s a lot to take it. With three trilogies and wealth of TV shows to get through this May fourth, you might be struggling to know where to begin. Don’t worry, the answer is simple. The best way to watch Star Wars in order is to watch Star Wars in chronological order. Easy, right?
The Best Way to Watch Star Wars Movies in Order – Chronological Order
If you are looking for a different order to watch Star Wars, you could always go for the original theatrical release order. This sequence involves watching all of the films as they were introduced. While all over the shop, this order can give you a sense of what it was like to view things the first time around. The Star Wars theatrical release order is;
Another popular order to watch Star Wars in is the Machete Order. This sequence was put together by blogger Rod Hilton in 2011. Obviously, due to the age of the post, it doesn’t take into account the more recent sequels, however, it is still a great order. The Machete Order cuts The Phantom Menace entirely and keeps Star Wars’ biggest reveal until the final film. This order works best if you haven’t seen the series before, but nevertheless, it is still a great way to watch the Star Wars movies in order. The Machete Order is;
As some of these films are quite old, chances are you might already have them on DVD or Blu-Ray, but if not, don’t stress, you can still stream them all. In Australia, all of the existing Star Wars movies can be streamed on the Disney+ service now.
Where To Watch Star Wars Movies In Chronological Order