Star Wars movies and shows in order of how to watch them on Disney Plus

The Skywalker legend is total, the Clone Wars animated series has actually concerned an end (sort of), Boba Fett is offering us an Infant Yoda break in between seasons of The Mandalorian, and Kevin Feige is next in line for a Star Wars motion picture — in the meantime. This is to state, there’s never ever been a much better time to capture back up on all things Star Wars, and Disney Plus has every motion picture and reveal that’s presently canon, which need to make things simple.

However how to enjoy it? After George Lucas launched his prequel trilogy, Star Wars fans disputed the order in which to feast on the series. Now, with animated and live-action spinoffs, the “proper” method to enjoy the Star Wars legend is much more complex. With all that in mind, here are a couple of various watching orders to assist you, whether you’re a long time fan seeking to review the movies and programs, or a beginner in requirement of a Star Wars refresher course.

Enjoying Star Wars in sequential order

young anakin skywalker gives side eye in phantom menace

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This seeing order doesn’t need much description. This is how the occasions of the Star Wars universe took place on the BBY (Prior To the Fight of Yavin) / ABY (After the Fight of Yavin) timeline. It begins with the earliest occasions and progress in time from there. A number of these might take place all at once, however that’s not our fault.

  1. Star Wars: The Phantom Threat
  2. Star Wars: Attack of the Clones
  3. The Clone Wars cartoon animation
  4. The Clone Wars animated series
  5. Star Wars: Vengeance of the Sith
  6. Solo: A Star Wars Story
  7. Star Wars Rebels animated series
  8. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
  9. Star Wars: A New Hope
  10. Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
  11. Star Wars: Return of the Jedi
  12. The Mandalorian season 1
  13. The Mandalorian season 2
  14. The Book of Boba Fett
  15. Star Wars: The Bad Batch
  16. Star Wars Resistance season 1
  17. Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  18. Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  19. Star Wars Resistance season 2
  20. Star Wars: The Increase of Skywalker

Enjoying Star Wars in Skywalker Legend order

Luke Skywalker walking toward the two-sun sunset on Tatooine in Star Wars: A New Hope

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Taking a little motivation from the internet-famous Ernst Rister order — initially drawn from a now-deleted online forum post — this list utilizes A Brand-new Hope and Empire Strikes Back as setup for the prequel films, and puts more concentrate on Luke Skywalker. Seeing the films and reveals by doing this makes certain that you understand where his household originated from.

This order diverges from the Skywalker story in between Vengeance of the Sith and Return of the Jedi, however it provides you a far better context for Anakin’s heroics throughout the Clone Wars and establishes his redemptive minute of siding with Luke over Emperor Palpatine. As you enter into the brand-new trilogy, it continues to put Luke at the center.

  1. Star Wars: A New Hope
  2. Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
  3. Star Wars: The Phantom Menace
  4. Star Wars: Attack of the Clones
  5. The Clone Wars animated movie
  6. The Clone Wars animated series
  7. Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith
  8. Solo: A Star Wars Story
  9. Star Wars Rebels animated series
  10. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
  11. Star Wars: Return of the Jedi
  12. The Mandalorian season 1
  13. The Mandalorian season 2
  14. The Book of Boba Fett
  15. Star Wars: The Bad Batch
  16. Star Wars Resistance season 1
  17. Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  18. Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  19. Star Wars Resistance season 2
  20. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Watching Star Wars in … galaxy brain order

old han solo in Star Wars: The Force Awakens

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We recommend this playlist for those who’ve seen all of Star Wars enough times that they want to mix things up with a truly weird experience. This doesn’t really complement any one character or storyline so much as the series as a whole. This order should help you catch all the small references from one movie or show and connect them to the next — though you’ll probably still miss a few.

In the first three movies, the focus is on the Rebellion. Then, at its lowest moment, we switch sides to Anakin to see how he became Darth Vader and how the Empire gained control of the galaxy. After that, we see the fall of the Empire in Return of the Jedi, and the aftermath in The Mandalorian and Book of Boba Fett.

The last weird piece of this order is repositioning the brand-new trilogy with Han as a more central figure. We see his family struggle in The Force Awakens, and then catch up on his backstory with Solo. This order turns Luke giving Han’s lucky dice to Leia in The Last Jedi into a slightly more important moment, and makes it clear that this is Luke attempting to mend some of the pain he brought to Han’s family.

Note: If you want to go all the way on this order, we recommend watching A New Hope up until the planning meeting for the Battle of Yavin. At that point, swap to Rogue One, watch the whole thing, and then go back to the rest of A New Hope. This way, Rogue One plays a little like a heroic flashback for the Rebellion.

  1. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
  2. Star Wars: A New Hope
  3. Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
  4. Star Wars: The Phantom Threat
  5. Star Wars: Attack of the Clones
  6. Star Wars: The Clone Wars (the cartoon animation)
  7. Star Wars: The Clone Wars (the animated series)
  8. Star Wars: Vengeance of the Sith
  9. Star Wars Rebels
  10. Star Wars: Return of the Jedi
  11. The Mandalorian season 1
  12. The Mandalorian season 2
  13. The Book of Boba Fett
  14. Star Wars: The Bad Batch
  15. Star Wars Resistance season 1
  16. Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  17. Solo: A Star Wars Story
  18. Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  19. Star Wars Resistance season 2
  20. Star Wars: The Increase of Skywalker

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Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.