This is my opinion of the quality of the Star Wars Films and television series. If you have a different one the please comment below. This will include Star Wars The Clone Wars (2008 and 2008-2014) as well as Rebels (2014-present) as it is now considered canon. But won't include the Holiday Special, the two Ewok adventures, the Droids series or the Ewok series.
9.) Star Wars Rebels (2014-present)
Rebels was good. I didn't enjoy it as much as everyone else but it was good. I never enjoy media from this period as much as The Clone Wars Era. The Grand Inquisitor wasn't used to his full potential. However what it does well is bring back Ahsoka and introduce another set of amazing characters. It deals with the Jedi after Order 66 and we even get to see rogue clones. All in all it isn't bad at all, in fact it's pretty entertaining, but it isn't as good as the rest.
8.) Star Wars The Clone Wars (2008)
This was, as expected, not a very exciting instalment. As it was originally a four-part story that served as a premiere to the television show "Star Wars The Clone Wars". So it lacked movie style pace and had a low budget. However it was successful in introducing Ahsoka Tano and Asajj Ventress at the same time as presenting the chaos of war in a new unseen format. So this mishap can be forgiven.
7.) Attack of the Clones (Episode II: 2002) and The Phantom Menace (Episode I: 1999)
Honestly I don't have as much of a problem with these two films as most people do. I hate the emotionless acting and the forced love story. But other than those points the CGI is awesome and the choreography of the lightsaber battles is immaculate. Attack of the Clone's first three quarters of an hour where great, it loved the dialogue. Jango Fett had a beautiful action sequence with Obi-Wan. Phantom Menace stomps on the sequel with its lightsaber duels but then again, two words, Jar Jar. Who might I add is definitely a Sith Lord. I never liked the pod race and I've always despised Naboo, there's just something about it that doesn't scream epic space opera but quietly whispers boring political escapades. However the scores are perfect! They are the kinds of things I want in Star Wars. I don't mind the Senate debates (please don't kill me) they never take up too much time and I think move the plot along a quite a nice pace. These two are welcome instalments to the franchise. But they just didn't live up to their predecessors.
Attack of the Clones:
6.) Star Wars The Clone Wars (2008-2014)
This series is amazing. As previously mentioned it introduces some of the best Star Wars characters of all time. It awesomely depicts the Clone War and brings back one of the greatest villains, Darth Maul. It fixes Boba Fett's portrayal in Attack of the Clones. It gets much better as the series goes on and was prematurely cancelled, thankfully adaptions of the other I produced episodes have been released (Clone Wars Legacy: I haven't watched the story reels for Crystal Crisis on Utapau and Bad Batch in hopes of them being restored so that I can see something new without knowing what happens. Darth Maul Son of Dathomir is epic and I'm in the process of reading Dark Disciple.) There's not much more to say other than well done Dave, well done.
5.) Revenge of the Sith (Episode III: 2005)
This film is considered the best of a "bad bunch", or at least that's what it's called. I believe it's the best of an inferior trilogy, but still a good one. It's dialogue is better it's CGI is better and it's much better. From Palpatine's seduction of Anakin to the final battle on Mustafar this film is one big action sequence. The flick opens with a climactic battle that had been built up to in the clone wars series of 2003-2005 (which is sadly no longer canon). This battle is intense and insanely well animated. The introduction of General Grevious is stunning and at the same time can still be witty. The climactic duel between master and apprentice is brilliant. There's emotionand conflict that still shines through beneath the awesome choreography. For me the standout sequence is Order 66, this is sad and creates a real sense of loss, it's also a nice call back to when Obi-Wan senses the destruction of Alderaan (as mirrored by Yoda). This is a truly magical film that will forever stay near the top of this list.
4.) A New Hope (Episode IV: 1977)
This was the one to start it all. With beautiful animation and classic storytelling this masterpiece inspired millions around the world. This was beautiful, absolutely beautiful. It had beautiful imagery (Luke on Tatooine looking out over the twin Suns). And it was witty, especially R2-D2 and C3-PO. But because of a lower budget it suffers, it had less creative freedom (because of a lack of technology). It's sequels u fortunately surpass this classic gem.
3.) Empire Stikes Back (Episode V: 1980)
This is seen by many as the best film of all time. It has epic unpredictable twists, damsels in distress (in the form of Han Solo) and one of the most popular characters to ever be created. The Battle of Hoth is absolutely amazing and the training on Degobah was very entertaining. Darth Vader finally got a bigger role and it was most definatley worth it. It gave us Han and Leia's love theme which I've played seven times this week alone! It's dark, well scripted and visually stunning. It may not be at the top but it's certainly the most quotable of the saga. However it's at number three because for some reason it never appealed to me as much as the next two on this list.
2.) The Force Awakens (Episode VII: 2015)
This is the best way possible to revive the franchise and bring it back to the big screen. It's well directed and introduces a whole new host of loveable characters. Not to mention this actually made me cry, and that was just the opening scrawl! I can't go into much detail so that I avoid spoilers.
1.) Return of the Jedi (Episode VI: 1983)
This is my absolute favourite, as you can probably see I adore the ends of trilogies. The Ewoks (although cannibalistic) were adorable and served a good narrative purpose. The Second Death Star was even more menacing than the first and the space battles confirm that. Palpatine's seduction is wonderful and the final confrontation of father and son is exciting. Despite