Picking the very best Star Wars films is tough, trust us
Episode 7 re-establishes the visual language and boundaries of Star Wars, yet it also has the guts to break our hearts. It mimics A New Hope a little too closely, but it's still great.
Where it all began. While many '70s sci-fi films felt almost magical, Star Wars presented a dirty, 'used' universe. A New Hope manages to make an adventure in hyperspace feel grounded. We love it.
Despite being a spin-off with no Jedi, barely any lightsabers, and only a couple of recognizable cameos, Rogue One is an affectionately made treat of a movie. Oh, and that corridor scene? Hot. Damn.
No other Star Wars film nails its finale like Jedi. The way it jumps between the one-on-one duel between Vader and Luke, to space dogfights, to the ground war of Stormtroopers vs Ewoks without making you feeling lost is masterful.
Of course this is the best Star Wars movie. After the greatest intro in the series – that Hoth opener is awesome – Empire gets very, very dark. An upsetting yet ultimately hopeful sequel that stands tall as an all-time classic.
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