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A few years ago, a merry band of Star Wars fanatics and I put together Top 10 Lists of our favorite Star Wars characters, ships, aliens, and so much more!

We’re going to resurrect this here on MindofModernMan for Star Wars Saturdays! What better day to launch it than on International Star Wars Day? May the 4th Be With You!

As we await The Rise of Skywalker to hit theaters this December, we currently have TEN Star Wars films that we can rank and that’s what our first question will focus on this week!

I was joined by SW Mega Fans: Kevin, Mike, Matt, Chris, Jeff, Josh, Lindsay, Dave, Jon and Joe this week. Everyone sent in the ten Star Wars films in order of their favorites. We put the list together and share the results here with you!

Remember, we vote with our hearts – these are our lists of FAVORITES, not necessarily the “BEST”. After the list, keep reading for some of my thoughts on what the voting showed.

Let’s get to it!

#10
Episode II: Attack of the Clones
Released: 2002
Average Score: 1.8

#9
Episode I: The Phantom Menace
Released: 1999
Average Score: 2.5

#8
Solo: A Star Wars Story
Released: 2018
Average Score: 4.1

#7
Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
Released: 2017
Average Score: 4.3

#6
Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
Released: 2005
Average Score: 4.4

#5
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Released: 2016
Average Score: 6.1

#4
Episode VII: The Force Awakens
Released: 2015
Average Score: 6.5

#3
Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
Released: 1983
Average Score: 7.0

#2
Episode IV: A New Hope
Released: 1977
Average Score: 8.8

#1
Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
Released: 1980
Average Score: 9.6


Keith’s Thoughts

Here is what I get from looking at the voting….

The original trilogy is BY FAR still the love of everyone. Empire was 1st or 2nd on EVERY list and got 7 of 11 first place votes. A New Hope scored 2 first place votes. Return of the Jedi got one first place vote. Rogue One received the remaining first place vote.

The Prequels are universally lesser movies to the fans, but they did like Revenge of the Sith MORE than Solo or The Last Jedi!

The Last Jedi is the cilantro of the movies. Got a vote as high as 4th place, but also scored two 10th place votes.

Everyone is bored by Attack of the Clones and its senate-focus tedium. It received 6 of 11 last place votes and three of the 9th place votes.

The only thing close to bumping Return of the Jedi from the top 3 is Force Awakens which scored four 3rd place votes!

I think Solo is getting a bum wrap – it’s a fun ride, and someone please convince me WHY there is such love for Rogue One? I just do not get it.

That’s our list… what about you? Share your thoughts on our list and your own rankings in the comments below and we’ll be sure to comment back!

Cheers!
Keith