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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
  • 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 5 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 5 years days ago
    • reneeabell
      reneeabell: i like starwars my teacher in 6th grade is a huge starwars fan
      Reviewed 6 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
    In a distant galaxy, a long time ago, young Luke Skywalker assembles his motley crew of allies inclu... read moreding space rogue Han Solo and two "droids" -- C3PO and R2D2 -- to rescue Princess Leia, the rebel leader of her planet from the clutches of the evil Empire as embodied by its enforcer Darth Vader.
  • 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 15 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