There are two options to watch the Star Wars movies: in the chronological order in which they take place or in the release order in which they came out.
The only place you can watch the Star Wars movies is on Disney+, so you’ll need a subscription. If you don’t have Disney+, you can rent the movies on iTunes, Amazon, Voodoo and other rental services online movies.
This article only covers the Star Wars movies that were released theatrically. It does not include television movies, animation such as Clone Wars, or television series such as The Mandalorian.
How to watch Star Wars in chronological order
Do you want to watch the Star Wars movies in the order that the story unfolds in the world of the characters? So here is the order you should follow.
|Film||Moment||where to look|
|Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace||It takes place when Anakin Skywalker is still a child.||Disney+|
|Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones||Takes place when Anakin is a teenager||Disney+|
|Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith||It takes place when Anakin is an adult, but before he becomes [¡spoilers!]||Disney+|
|Solo: A Star Wars Story||It takes place approximately 9 years after Episode III and 10 years before Episode IV.||Disney+|
|Rogue One: A Star Wars Story||Ends just before Episode IV begins||Disney+|
|Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope||Starts right after Rogue One ends||Disney+|
|Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back||It takes place after the destruction of the Death Star.||Disney+|
|Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi||It takes place about a year after The Empire Strikes Back.||Disney+|
|Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens||It takes place about 34 years after Episode IV.||Disney+|
|Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi||It takes place right after Episode VII.||Disney+|
|Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker||It takes place approximately one year after Episode VIII.||Disney|
Do you want to watch all these movies in one long, amazing binge? Well, you better save yourself a whole weekend. In total, the films last 1,489 minutes, that is to say, something less than 25 hours. If you add some time for meals, pauses to go to the bathroom and maybe a little sleep, it will take you almost two days to see all the movies of StarWars.
How to watch Star Wars in order of release
Prefer to watch the Star Wars movies in release order, starting with the original Star Wars trilogy, so you can get a sense of what it was like to go to the theater to see them?
|Film||Release date||where to look|
|Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope||May 1977||Disney+|
|Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back||May 1980||Disney+|
|Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi||May 1983||Disney+|
|Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace||May 1999||Disney+|
|Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones||May 2002||Disney+|
|Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith||May 2005||Disney+|
|Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens||December 2015||Disney+|
|Rogue One: A Star Wars Story||December 2016||Disney+|
|Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi||December 2017||Disney+|
|Solo: A Star Wars Story||May 2018||Disney+|
|Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker||Dec.2019||Disney+|