Best Starwars Movies

  • Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

    Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (PG, 1999)

    Ewan McGregor, Liam Neeson, Natalie Portman, Jake Lloyd, Pernilla August
    In 1977, George Lucas released Star Wars, the ultimate sci-fi popcorn flick-turned-pop-culture myth ... read moremachine. It quickly became the biggest money-making film of all time and changed the shape of the film industry. After two successful sequels (1980's The Empire Strikes Back and 1983's Return of the Jedi) that extended the story of the first film, Lucas took some time off to produce movies for others, with mixed success. In 1999, Lucas returned to the Star Wars saga with a new approach -- instead of picking up where Return of the Jedi left off, Star Wars: Episode I -- The Phantom Menace would be the first of a trilogy of stories to trace what happened in the intergalactic saga before the first film began. Here, Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) is a young apprentice Jedi knight under the tutelage of Qui-Gon Jinn (Liam Neeson); Anakin Skywalker (Jake Lloyd), who will later father Luke Skywalker and become known as Darth Vader, is just a nine-year-old boy. When the Trade Federation cuts off all routes to the planet Naboo, Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan are assigned to settle the matter, but when they arrive on Naboo they are brought to Amidala (Natalie Portman), the Naboo queen, by a friendly but opportunistic Gungan named Jar Jar. Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan plan to escort Amidala to a meeting of Republic leaders in Coruscant, but trouble with their spacecraft strands them on the planet Tatooine, where Qui-Gon meets Anakin, the slave of a scrap dealer. Qui-Gon is soon convinced that the boy could be the leader the Jedis have been searching for, and he begins bargaining for his freedom and teaching the boy the lessons of the Force. The supporting cast includes Pernilla August as Anakin's mother, Terence Stamp as Chancellor Valorum, and Samuel L. Jackson as Jedi master Mace Windu. Jackson told a reporter before The Phantom Menace's release that the best part about doing the film was that he got to say "May the Force be with you" onscreen. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
    • fb693520962
      fb693520962: Ok but did not match StarWars and Jar Jar sucked, who thought of that character
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
    • abelgmata
      abelgmata: 3d version sucked movie to long 3 stars only because its starwars
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
    • getshort78
      getshort78: Very good start of the saga, very worth seeing flim, a must for a starwars fan.
      May The force be whit you.The opening crawl reveals that the Trade Federation h
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
  • Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

    Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (PG, 1980)

    Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, David Prowse, James Earl Jones
    The second entry in George Lucas' Star Wars trilogy finds Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), the green-as... read more-grass hero from the first film, now a seasoned space warrior. Luke's Star Wars cohorts Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) are likewise more experienced in the ways and means of battling the insidious Empire, as represented by the brooding Darth Vader (body of David Prowse, voice of James Earl Jones). And, of course, "The Force," personified by the ghost of Luke's mentor Ben Kenobi (Alec Guinness), is with them all. Retreating from Vader's minions, Luke ends up, at first, on the Ice Planet Hoth, and then the tropical Dagobah. Here he makes the acquaintance of the gnomish Yoda (voice of Frank Oz), whose all-encompassing wisdom comes in handy during the serial-like perils of the rest of the film. Before the film's open-ended climax, we are introduced to the apparently duplicitous Lando Calrissian (Billy Dee Williams) and are let in on a secret that profoundly affects both Luke and his arch-enemy, Vader. Many viewers consider this award-winning film the best of the Star Wars movies, and its special-effects bonanza was pure gold at the box office. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
    • niky5680
      niky5680: I Like Starwars but No This Version i Like The Renew @1st Century Hayden Chritsnsen Version
      Reviewed 4 years days ago
    • chefcowboy007
      chefcowboy007: out of the first ones my favored but i will allwas be a huge starwars fan i want to be a jedi lol
      Reviewed 4 years days ago
    • reneeabell
      reneeabell: i like starwars my teacher in 6th grade is a huge starwars fan
      Reviewed 5 years days ago
  • Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope

    Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (PG, 1977)

    Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Peter Cushing
    George Lucas' mythological popcorn movie is a two-hour roller-coaster ride that has passed into movi... read moree legend. The story, for the tiny number of people not familiar with it, concerns a farm boy named Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) who discovers that the used robot recently purchased by his family plays back a message from one Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher), begging for help from Obi-Wan Kenobi. Luke asks his father's friend Ben Kenobi (Alec Guinness) about this, and he discovers that Ben and Obi-Wan are one and the same. Kenobi tells Luke of the battle of the rebels against the ruling Empire and the spiritual energy called "The Force." Soon Luke, Kenobi, and a mercenary named Han Solo (Harrison Ford) join forces to rescue Princess Leia from the Empire's mammoth warship, the Death Star, controlled by evil genius Darth Vader (David Prowse, with the voice of James Earl Jones). George Lucas has frequently cited the influence of several films on Star Wars, particularly Akira Kurosawa's The Hidden Fortress and Yojimbo and John Ford's The Searchers, as well as the original Flash Gordon serials. After Star Wars became a success, Lucas announced his intention to turn the film into a series, originally totalling nine films (later pared back to six). Consequently, most reissue prints now feature the title Star Wars: Episode IV -- A New Hope, with The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Return of the Jedi (1983) serving as Episodes Five and Six in the serial, and Star Wars: Episode I -- The Phantom Menace (1999) going back to the myth's beginnings. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
    • reneplace
      reneplace: skywalker is the man hans is also they are starwars
      Reviewed 4 years days ago
    • Kelsinki
      Kelsinki: All starwars movies are good. dont lie. everyone can be a geek for starwars. so cmon. geek it up<3
      Reviewed 5 years days ago
    • urdna
      urdna: Andru Clarke is just a fan of the whole starwars franchise!
      Reviewed 4 years days ago
  • Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi

    Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (PG, 1983)

    Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams, Anthony Daniels
    In the final episode of the Star Wars saga, Han Solo (Harrison Ford) emerges intact from the carboni... read morete casing in which he'd been sealed in The Empire Strikes Back. The bad news is that Solo, together with Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) and Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher), is prisoner to the grotesque Jabba the Hutt. But with the help of the charismatic Lando Calrissian (Billy Dee Williams), our heroes and our heroine manage to escape. The next task is to rid the galaxy of Darth Vader (body by David Prowse, voice by James Earl Jones) and the Emperor (Ian McDiarmid), now in command of a new, under-construction Death Star. On the forest moon Endor, the good guys enlist the help of a feisty bunch of bear-like creatures called the Ewoks in their battle against the Empire. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
    • fb664634112
      fb664634112: Some parts i enjoyed in this starwars movie but most parts i didnt
      Reviewed 10 months days ago
    • cv35d
      cv35d: This is vintage starwars I think they are better than the new ones.
      Reviewed 5 years days ago
    • ninjanejitsu
      ninjanejitsu: I'm a self-confessed geek of course I love Starwars.
      Reviewed 5 years days ago