Star Wars on Disney +: all the shows and movies watch order

Star Wars on Disney +: all the shows and movies watch order

You signed up for Disney+ because you want to watch all the Star Wars movies and TV shows but don't know where to start after discovering that the first movie was made in 1977 and it's Episode IV?.. Don't worry! We are here to help you. Below we bring you the chronological order and some clues to make you feel like an expert in this saga.

Since Disney bought the Star Wars franchise in 2012, on Disney+ you can access every existing series and movie set in the vast universe created by Lucas' brilliant mind. Everything seems super cool and simple! Until you realize that the release order of the films and TV series made does not necessarily coincide with the chronological order of the saga story..

Let's take one example! The first Star Wars movie was made in 1977 and is called Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope. One would assume that this is the fourth part of the saga, but it is not. It is preceded by nine series and films that you will have to watch to follow the chronological order of the story. And the fact is that the history of Star Wars, like any galaxy, is divided into periods, within which there are different chapters. Here we describe each of them in detail.

Rise of the Empire

The Rise of the Empire is the period when the Empire wields the greatest military power in the galaxy and crushes the opposition that arose during the Clone Wars. Darth Vader, through his Sith Inquisitors, is conducting a purge of the Jedi throughout the galaxy, killing all Jedi Knights who escaped Order 66.

During this period, here are the series and movies you should watch in this order:

Star Wars. Episode I: The Phantom Menace (1999)

The plot follows the story of Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn and his apprentice Obi-Wan Kenobi as they escort and protect Queen Amidala from her planet Naboo to Coruscant in hopes of finding a peaceful solution to a large-scale interplanetary trade conflict. It also shows a young Anakin Skywalker before he became a Jedi. Here, he is a slave with extraordinary potential who must deal with the mysterious return of the Sith.

Duration: 130 min.

Directed by: George Lucas

Cast: Liam Neeson, Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, Jake Lloyd, Samuel L. Jackson, Ian McDiarmid, Ray Park, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker, Pernilla August. 

Star Wars. Episode II: Attack of the Clones (2002)

The story takes place ten years after the events of the previous film, The Phantom Menace. After the Battle of Naboo, the galaxy was on the brink of civil war. Under the leadership of a renegade Jedi calling himself Count Dooku, many star systems threaten to secede from the Galactic Republic. After an assassination attempt on Padmé Amidala, the former Queen of Naboo, twenty-year-old Jedi apprentice Anakin Skywalker has got a mission to protect her while his master, Obi-Wan Kenobi, must investigate the assassination attempt.

Duration: 136 min.

Directed by: George Lucas

Сast: Hayden Christensen, Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, Ian McDiarmid, Samuel L. Jackson, Christopher Lee, Temuera Morrison, Pernilla August, Jimmy Smits, Anthony Daniels.

Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008)

Star Wars: The Clone Wars is an animated television series set in the Star Wars universe that chronicles some of the events that took place during the Clone Wars between the Galactic Republic led by Supreme Chancellor Palpatine and the Confederacy Independent Systems (CSI) led by Count Dooku.

Duration: 7 seasons, 133 episodes of 22 minutes. every.

Directors: George Lucas (Creator), Dave Filoni (Creator), Henry Gilroy (Creator), Steward Lee, Brian O'Connell, Dave Bullock, Rob Coleman, Dave Filoni.

Сast: animation.

Star Wars: The Bad Batch (2021)

The Bad Batch series is about an elite group of experimental clones trying to fight their way through an ever-evolving galaxy just as the first consequences of the Clone Wars begin to be experienced.

Duration: 1 season 13 episodes of 25/27 min.

Directors: Dave Filoni (Creator), Brad Rau, Steward Lee, Nathaniel Villanueva, Saul Ruiz.

Cast: Animation

Star Wars. Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (2005)

Three years after the start of the Clone Wars, noble Jedi Knights led a massive clone army in battle across the galaxy against the Confederacy of Independent Systems. The Chancellor of the Galactic Republic reveals his true identity as a Sith Lord, as well as a plot to rule the galaxy and turn the Republic into a Galactic Empire. Jedi Anakin Skywalker is seduced by the dark side of the Force to become Darth Sidious' new apprentice and is reborn as Darth Vader. The Jedi are nearly wiped out, forcing Obi-Wan Kenobi and Jedi Master Yoda to leave the country. The only hope for the galaxy is Anakin's children - secretly born twins who will grow up to become Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa.

Duration: 135 min.

Directed by: George Lucas

Cast: Hayden Christensen, Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, Ian McDiarmid, Samuel L. Jackson, Jimmy Smits, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker, Frank Oz, Christopher Lee.

Han Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)

Han Solo: A Star Wars Story is a movie centered on Han Solo, the pilot of the Millennium Falcon. Through a series of adventures in a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo befriends his future co-pilot Chewbacca and meets renowned gamer Lando Calrissian. The film is set a few years before Han meets Luke Skywalker and Obi Wan Kenobi in 'A New Hope', as well as the events of 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story'.

Duration: 135 min.

Directed by: Ron Howard

Cast: Alden Ehrenreich, Emilia Clarke, Woody Harrelson, Donald Glover, Thandiwe Newton, Paul Bettany, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Warwick Davis, Clint Howard, Richard Dixon.

Obi Wan Kenobi (2022)

The series is based on the figure of Obi-Wan Kenobi, whose story begins 10 years after the dramatic events that occurred in Revenge of the Sith.

Duration: 1 Season, 6 episodes of 56 min. each

Directed by: Deborah Chow

Cast: Ewan McGregor, Hayden Christensen, Moses Ingram, Joel Edgerton, Bonnie Piesse, Vivien Lyra Blair, Kumail Nanjiani, Indira Varma, Rupert Friend, O'Shea Jackson Jr.

Star Wars: Rebels (2014)

Fourteen years after the fall of the Galactic Republic and the Jedi Order and the rise of the Galactic Empire, a group of rebels band together aboard a freighter called the Ghost and begin conducting covert operations against Imperial forces around the planet Lothal and in other planets threatened by the Empire.

Duration: 4 seasons, 75 episodes of 30 min. each.

Directed by: Steward Lee, Steven G. Lee.

Cast: Animation

Andor (2022)  

The main protagonist of the film is Cassian Andor, an adventurer and thief who will come across the still nascent Rebel Alliance. It happens five years before the events of the movie Rogue One. The series explores espionage-filled stories and daring missions to restore hope to a galaxy ruled by a ruthless empire.

Duration: 1 season, 12 episodes of 38 / 57 min.

Directed by: Tony Gilroy (Creator), Toby Haynes, Benjamin Caron, Susanna White.

Cast: Diego Luna, Alan Tudyk, Adria Arjona, Genevieve O'Reilly, Stellan Skarsgård, Kyle Soller, Denise Gough, Anton Saunders, Jacob James Beswick, Fiona Shaw.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)

The film is about how the Rebel Alliance tries to steal from the Empire plans for a weapon of mass destruction under development known as the Death Star. For this perilous mission, veteran Rebel pilot Cassian Andor and his trusty companion, the reprogrammed Imperial android K-2CO, are ordered to retrieve former captive Jyn Erso, the long-lost daughter of the Empire's chief engineer. The idea is that their presence on a mission forces the engineer to hand over the cherished blueprints. But things don't go as planned as the Death Star's mastermind, Commander Krennic, begins to display his destructive potential to impress both the Emperor and Lord Vader.

Duration: 133 min.

Country: USA

Directed by: Gareth Edwards

Cast: Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Riz Ahmed, Jiang Wen, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Forest Whitaker, Valen Kane.

The Rebellion

In the epoch of The Rebellion, the oppressive Galactic Empire reigns. The Rebel Alliance has waged a long and tireless fight against the Empire to restore justice to the Galaxy throughout the Galactic Civil War. This period highlights the incorporation of Luke Skywalker and Han Solo into the Rebellion along with Leia Organa, Luke's Jedi training under the teachings of Obi Wan Kenobi and Yoda, and the great battles of the war such as Yavin, Hoth, Endor, and the fall of the Empire.

Within this period, these are the series and movies that you should see in this order:

Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)

Princess Leia is leading the rebel movementthat wishes to restore the Republic to the galaxy in the ominous times of the Empire, is captured by the Imperial Forces, led by the ruthless Darth Vader, the Emperor's most faithful servant. The intrepid and young Luke Skywalker, helped by Han Solo, captain of the spaceship "The Millennium Falcon", and the androids, R2D2 and C3PO, will be in charge of fighting against the enemy and trying to rescue the princess to reestablish the justice within the galaxy

Duration: 121 min.

Directed by: George Lucas

Cast: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Alec Guinness, Peter Cushing, David Prowse, Peter Mayhew, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker, Phil Brown.

Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

This film is about the hunt for Luke Skywalker and the other rebel heroes carried out by Darth Vader. The movie begins with an outburst of violence when Luke is kidnapped by a Yeti-like monster on an icy planet where the rebels are hiding. Wanting to enhance his Force powers, Luke seeks out a long-lost Jedi master named Yoda to train him in the Buddhist-style mysticism required to be a powerful Jedi Knight. Meanwhile, Vader and his fleet of Star Hunter ships pursue Luke's friends, all fleeing aboard the battered ship of space bounty hunter Han Solo, this time having a recent romance with Princess Leia. Of course, the real reward of these events is when Luke faces Darth Vader in one-on-one combat, and discovers the terrifying secret of his family tree.

Duration: 124 min.

Directed by: Irvin Kershner

Cast: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Frank Oz, Billy Dee Williams, David Prowse, Alec Guinness, Anthony Daniels, Kenny. Baker, Peter Mayhew

Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (1983)

Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia must travel to Tatooine to free Han Solo. To do so, they must infiltrate the dangerous lair of Jabba the Hutt, who is the most feared gangster in the galaxy. When they meet, the team recruits tribes of Ewoks to fight the Imperial forces in the forests of the moon Endor. Meanwhile, the Emperor and Darth Vader conspire to turn Luke to the dark side, but young Skywalker, for his part, is determined to rekindle the spirit of the Jedi in his father. The galactic civil war culminates in a final standoff between unified rebel forces and a defenseless and incomplete second Death Star, in a battle on which the fate of the galaxy will depend.

Duration: 133 min.

Directed by: Richard Marquand

Cast: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, David Prowse, Ian McDiarmid, Billy Dee Williams, Frank Oz, Alec Guinness, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker.

New Republic and First Order

The New Republic was the name of the galactic government established by the Alliance to Restore the Republic and replace the Galactic Empire after the Battle of Endor. While The First Order, or also known as The Order, is a political and military faction ruled by Supreme Leader Snoke, soon assumed by Kylo Ren and allied with the Knights of Ren, which arises as a result of the fall of the Galactic Empire.

Within this period, these are the series and movies that you should see in this order:

The Mandalorian (2019)

The series takes place after the fall of the Empire and before the appearance of the First Order, and follows in the footsteps of Mando, a bounty hunter belonging to the legendary Mandalorian tribe, a lone gunfighter who works in the far reaches of the galaxy, where no attains New Republic authority.

Duration: 3 Seasons 24 episodes of 30 / 50 min. each.

Directed by: Jon Favreau (Creator), Dave Filoni, Deborah Chow, Rick Famuyiwa, Taika Waititi, Bryce Dallas Howard.

Cast: Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano, Carl Weathers, Werner Herzog, Nick Nolte, Emily Swallow, Omid Abtahi, Kyle Pacek, Brendan Wayne, Giancarlo Esposito.

The Book of Boba Fett (2021)

Spin-off of The Mandalorian centered on Boba Fett and her lieutenant Fennec Shand, who return to the planet Tatooine dealing with the galactic underworld to reclaim the territory once ruled by Jabba the Hutt.

Duration: 1 season 7 episodes of 40 min.

Directed by: Jon Favreau (Creator), Dave Filoni (Creator), Jon Favreau, Dave Filoni, Bryce Dallas Howard, Robert Rodriguez, Steph Green, Kevin Tancharoen.

Cast: Temuera Morrison, Ming-Na Wen, Matt Berry, David Pasquesi, Carey Jones, Frank Trigg, Collin Hymes, Jennifer Beals, Marlon Aquino, Andrea Bartlow.

Star Wars: Resistance (2018)

The events of this series take place decades after the events of Return of the Jedi that put an end to the galactic civil war related in Star Wars. Kazuda Xiono is a young fighter pilot from the New Galactic Republic who, after a skirmish with First Order fighters, is recruited by Poe Dameron into the Resistance led by Leia Organa.

Duration: 2 seasons 40 episodes of 30 min.

Directed by: Dave Filoni (Creator), Amy Beth Christenson, Justin Ridge, Steward Lee, Bosco Ng, Brad Rau, Saul Ruiz, Sergio Páez.

Cast: Animatio

Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (2015)

Thirty years after the Rebel Alliance's victory over the second Death Star (facts narrated in Episode VI: Return of the Jedi), the galaxy is still at war. A new Republic has been formed, but a sinister organization, the First Order, has risen from the ashes of the Galactic Empire. The heroes of the Resistance are joined by new heroes: Poe Dameron, a fighter pilot, Finn, a defected First Order soldier, Rey, a young junker, and BB-8, a rolling android. They all fight against the forces of Evil: Captain Phasma, of the First Order, and Kylo Ren, a fearsome and mysterious character who wields a red lightsaber.

Duration: 135 min.

Directed by: J.J. Abrams

Cast: Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Harrison Ford, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Carrie Fisher, Peter Mayhew, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Gwendoline Christie.

Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi (2017)

The evil First Order has grown more powerful, and the Resistance, led by General Leia Organa, is having a very difficult time. The pilot, Poe Dameron, leads a mission to try to destroy a First Order dreadnought. Meanwhile, the young Rey will have to define her future and her calling, and the old Jedi Luke Skywalker will reassess the meaning of his life.

Duration: 150 min.

Directed by: Rian Johnson

Cast: Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Kelly Marie Tran, Domhnall Gleeson, Benicio del Toro, Laura Dern.

Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker (2019)

One year after the events of The Last Jedi, the last surviving members of the Resistance will once again face off against the First Order, involving conflicts from the past and present. Meanwhile, the ancient conflict between the Jedi and the Sith will reach its climax, bringing the Skywalker saga to a definitive end. This movie is the end of the trilogy started with "The Force Awakens".

Duration: 141 min.

Directed by: J.J. Abrams

Cast: Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, Domhnall Gleeson, Ian McDiarmid, Carrie Fisher, Anthony Daniels.

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