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Here Are the Best Star Wars Movies To Stream on May the 4th

May the 4th (Star Wars Day) kicks off tomorrow and new research reveals the best (& worst) Star Wars movies to binge on the occasion.

The study by Uswitch analyzed combined scores from IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes, and Metacritic, along with box office revenue and profitability, to reveal the best (& worst) Star Wars movies.

Take a look at what they found below:

Every Star Wars Movie Ranked 

Movie Title

Movie Score (/10)

Episode IV – A New Hope


Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back


Episode VI – Return of the Jedi


Episode I – The Phantom Menace


Episode II – Attack of the Clones


Episode III – Revenge of the Sith


Episode VII – The Force Awakens


Episode VIII – The Last Jedi


Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker


Average Movie Score


*Films listed in chronological order of release

Star Wars, possibly the biggest movie franchise to grace the big screen, scored an average rating across its nine films of 6.03.


The original, Episode IV – A New Hope, is considered the best by fans, scoring 8.48 out of 10. The first film sees Princess Leia being abducted by the insidious Darth Vader, whilst Luke Skywalker teams up with a Jedi Knight to free her and save the galaxy from the violent Galactic Empire.


Following closely behind in second place is Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back, scoring 8.05 out of 10. The 1980s film sees Darth Vader on a mission to turn Luke Skywalker to the dark side.


Ranking as the worst Star Wars movie is the most recent release (2019), Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker (3.28/10). J.J. Abrams returned to complete the third Star Wars trilogy; the film follows the birth of new legends and the final battle commences.


Star Wars also ranks as the 8th highest-rated movie franchise overall, beaten to the top spots by the likes of Toy Story, Finding Nemo, Frozen and Harry Potter.

All of the above Star Wars films are available to stream now on Disney+.  May the 4th be with you!

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