The most important lesson I learned from Netflix’s success is that you don’t have to be a huge fan of the Star Wars universe to enjoy a decent episode.
While the original trilogy’s two major films, Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens, were wildly popular, the two newer movies have been even more popular.
With that in mind, we decided to go ahead and rank the best episodes of the films.
If you’ve never seen The Force Unleashed, you’ll want to get your copy before reading this article.
You’re in for a treat.
First up, a spoiler alert: Episode IV: A New Hope has the most episodes.
That’s right, we’re talking over 100 episodes here.
That means we’re counting every episode of The Force: Unleashed, and the show is only three seasons old.
It’s an interesting way to look at the show’s success.
Netflix had to make a series-long decision to rework its entire slate of shows, but the first few seasons of the series weren’t really anything special.
While it may have been the least-anticipated part of the trilogy, the series didn’t really hit the right notes with the fans.
It may have ended up being a better Netflix Original Series than any of the previous Star Wars films, but that doesn’t mean you should just skip the rest of the season and jump right into the next one.
First, though, let’s take a look at each episode of the new series.
Episode I: The Phantom Menace First up is a nice start to a new series from Netflix.
While there are plenty of great Star Wars movies out there, this one is definitely on the more enjoyable side.
The film starts off with a bang and it’s definitely worth the wait.
If there’s one thing we’ve learned from the first five episodes of The Phantom Women, it’s that a little bit of fun is always a good thing.
You can see why it’s a bit of a hit in Episode II: Attack of the Clones, where Han Solo’s mission gets more complicated after he finds out that Darth Vader’s daughter is alive.
The show picks up right where that left off, with Luke Skywalker and Han Solo still trying to save the day after a mysterious transmission from Darth Vader, only this time with a new twist.
Episode II is a little slow going, but it still has plenty of fun moments.
You won’t find many scenes with Luke and Han, but when you do, it works.
There’s a ton of dialogue in the film, and they’re all voiced by great actors.
We even get a brief scene where a new character named Luke Skywalker is introduced, but as soon as we see him, we know he’s still in there somewhere.
Episode III: Revenge of the Sith If you were hoping to get a taste of The Dark Side of the Force, then this is the episode to check out.
It starts off slow and then builds into an intense battle that’s reminiscent of the epic battle between Darth Vader and the Death Star II.
This one starts off as a fun action-packed episode, but its just not enough to keep you engaged long enough to enjoy it.
The plot eventually turns into a battle royale, and you know that the battle is coming soon.
The first half of this movie is really good, but you’ll find yourself wanting to get into the third act and enjoy more of the movie.
Episode IV ends up being the weakest part of The Empire Strikes Back, but I still think it’s worth watching for its good moments.
It might not be the best of the three films, and there aren’t any great action scenes, but these two are great.
If we could only have had one Jedi film, this would be it.
Episode V: The Empire Begins First up are the two Jedi films that the show has to start with.
You may be surprised to find out that the series starts off fairly slow with a very weak plot.
After the battle at Endor, a group of Jedi is sent back to Coruscant to help with the rebuilding of the Republic.
This is where we meet Obi-Wan Kenobi, the last Jedi before Luke Skywalker’s birth, and Padme Amidala, who is Leia Organa’s daughter.
The Force Is With You is a great beginning to the series, but this movie isn’t all that great.
We still get a great scene with Luke, and he’s pretty good, so he’s not the only one here.
The last two episodes are much better, and we get to see Leia in a much more memorable role.
The third episode, Revenge of Yavin, takes things to a whole new level.
We get to witness the destruction of the Death Stars in a spectacular way, and it really does leave us wanting to see more of this film.
This movie is not all that good, and while it’s not a bad one, it can be hard to get through.
Episode VI: Return