Star Wars continues to expand its vast universe with the release of new products, now focused on different Disney+ series, including the successful The Mandalorian or the recent Obi-Wan Kenobi and Andor. The film saga closed its last trilogy in December 2019 with the theatrical release of Episode IX: Rise of Skywalker, the film that ended the Skywalker saga. After three trilogies already complete and two spin-offs, many are those who wonder in what order to see the numerous Star Wars installments to follow the plot and not get lost among so many intergalactic stories. Therefore, here is the definitive guide on how to watch Star Wars, both in chronological order and by release date.
How to watch the entire Star Wars saga in chronological order
Are you planning on marathoning Star Wars movies and series? All of them are now available on Disney+. And one of the most attractive ways to watch them is in their chronological order, that is, according to the temporal events that took place in the saga. We would start with The Phantom Menace and end with The Rise of Skywalker, with the different series in between:
Star Wars series and movies by release date
Another way to approach the saga is through its various release dates, starting with A New Hope, released in theaters in 1977 to The Rise of Skywalker released on December 19, 2019, in addition to the rest of the companion series:
Star Wars series and movies without a release date
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The Star Wars saga began in 1977 with the release of A New Hope, Episode IV, followed by Episodes V and VI in 1980 and 1983, respectively. It was in 1999 when the new trilogy was released with Episode I, The Phantom Menace, followed by Episodes II and III in 2002 and 2005, respectively. In 2008 the animated series Star Wars The Clone Wars began, which was set between Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones and Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith.
After the success of The Clone Wars animated series, 2014 saw the release of its new animated series Star Wars Rebels, which is set just before the events of Rogue One. Already in 2015, Episode VII, The Force Awakens, the beginning of the current trilogy, was released, while in 2017 Episode VIII: The Last Jedi was released; between them came to the cinema two spin-offs that expanded the story of certain characters or moments, such as Rogue One and Solo, in 2016 and 2018, respectively.