Mr. Murphy Ranks every Star Wars Movie from Worst to Best

Our own expert expresses his opinions.


Star Wars is an iconic movie series that stretches itself over many generations. The first movie “A New Hope” was released in cinemas in 1977 and just a month ago the latest installment, “The Rise of  Skywalker” had its premiere. This makes this beloved movie series 11 movies long. With a such a big roster of movies it can be overwhelming for newcomers to the Star Wars franchise. Therefore I decided to put together a list of all of the Star Wars movies ranked from worst to best. In the list I’m including the three Skywalker trilogies and the two spin off movies. There was one problem when I made this list however. I love the Star Wars movies but I’m by no means an expert. Due to my lack of knowledge of the Star Wars franchise I decided to reach out to an expert, Mr. Douglas Murphy.

If you didn’t already know about Mr. Murphy’s Star Wars interest, here are some quick facts about  Mr. Murphy’s knowledge in the subject:

  • Mr. Murphy’s classroom is decorated from head to toe with Star Wars decorations, posters etc.
  • Mr. Murphy has been a fan of the Star Wars Franchise since the summer of 1977 (43 years)
  • Mr. Murphy has watched every Star Wars movie/TV show many many times
  • Mr. Murphy knows his Star Wars better than anyone else in Star Wars

When I asked Mr. Murphy to make this list I also asked him if he had any comments on the movies. Mr. Murphy stated that “Good” movies have bad points. An example of this is the Ewoks in episode VI, a movie that was ranked high on the list. Mr. Murphy also said that “bad” movies have good points, like Episode I, the movie that got ranked last has the character Darth Maul, or Episode VIII that has one of Mr. Murphy’s favorite creature in the Star Wars universe, the Porgs. Mr Murphy also added his opinion on the character “Jar Jar Binks” by saying: – ” Jar Jar Binks is by far not only the worst Star Wars character but the worst movie character of all time”. Mr. Murphy last comment was that the ranking of the latest movie Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker may change with time because he has only seen it once.

His ranking from worst to best is as follows:


11) Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999)

10) Episode VIII – The Last Jedi (2017)

9) Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)

8) Episode II – Attack of the Clones (2002)

7) Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker (2019)

6) Episode VII – The Force Awakens (2015)

5) Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)

4) Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

3) Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (1983)

2) Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005)

1) Episode IV – A New Hope (1977)