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How to Star Wars Correctly

Ash Tsuji

Born and raised in Hilo, Ash Graduated from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa with a bachelors in Communication and a published paper in the Journ...

Born and raised in Hilo, Ash Graduated from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa with a bachelors in Communication and a published paper in the Journ...

May 3 3 minutes read

It blows my mind how vast the universe is. In fact it’s so big that creatures exist who have never seen Star Wars! WHAT?!?

Granted, everyone has different tastes and sci-fi may not be their thing. But hey, I’m not into rom-com and yet I’ve seen The Princess Bride. Truth be told, I’m actually more of a Star Trek fan, but that’s another blog.

A common comment I hear is that the movies are confusing since they’re not in chronological order. It’s true, the canon's space-time is confusing since the first movie released was “Episode Four” and “Episode One” wasn’t released until much later. (Like 20 years later.) Then there are other storylines, series, even video games sprinkled in between that were released throughout the years. 

As a public service to the inhabitants of this universe and those in a galaxy far, far away, here’s my recommendation* on how to watch Star Wars so that the storyline makes sense chronologically. 

*Disclaimer: this is just my recommendation. The internet is full of varying opinions, and this is simply one of them :) Enjoy!

  • Episode I: The Phantom Menace (1999)
  • Episode II: Attack of the Clones (2002)
  • Lego Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles (2013 to 2014)
  • Lego Star Wars: The Padawan Menace (2011)
  • The Clone Wars (2008 to 2014)
  • Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (2005)
  • Solo (2018)
  • Star Wars Rebels (2014 to 2018)
  • Rogue One (2016)
  • Star Wars: Droids (1985 to 1986)
  • Episode IV: A New Hope
  • Star Wars: Holiday Special (1978)
  • Lego Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Out (2012)
  • Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
  • Episode VI: The Return of the Jedi (1983)
  • Lego Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures (2016 to 2017)
  • Lego Star Wars: Droid Tales (2015)
  • Ewoks (1985 to 1986)
  • The Mandalorian (2019)
  • Star Wars: Resistance (2018)
  • Lego Star Wars: The Resistance Rises (2016)
  • Episode VII: The Force Awakens (2016)
  • Episode VIII: The Last Jedi (2017)
  • Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker (2019)
  • Star Wars: Forces of Destiny (2017)
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