Best Star Wars movies streaming on Disney+
In a galaxy far, far away, there was a trilogy that inspired a generation. George Lucas struck gold.
Then some 16 years later, he made the prequels. They were a triumph in making great actors look like glossy-eyed ventriloquist dummies. Selling to Disney seemed like an act of mercy.
So what are the best Star Wars movies streaming on Disney+ this November 12th? We’ve checked Rotten Tomatoes for answers!
8. Attack of the Clones (56%)
Attack of the Clones, the second in George Lucas’ prequel trilogy, had its moments. Obi-Wan’s fight with Jango Fett is a personal favorite of mine. But not even a Yoda fight sequence could save it from the worst love scene ever! From 852,431 reviewers it scored 56 percent; from 250 critics, it scored 66 percent.
7. The Phantom Menace (59%)
The Phantom Menace gave us Darth Maul, pod racing and John Williams’ “Duel of Fates.” It also gave us Jar Jar Binks — so that cancels all the above out. From 1.2 million reviews, it scored 59 percent. The 223 critics who reviewed the movie gave it 53 percent.
6. Revenge of the Sith (66%)
Revenge of the Sith tries hard — it gets an A+ for effort. Christopher Lee gets decapitated, and the Emperor gets his lightsaber out. So it comes as quite a surprise that 33.3 million reviewers only gave it 66 percent! The 295 critics who reviewed gave it a much more respectable 80 percent.
5. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (86%)
4. The Force Awakens (86%)
The Force Awakens is A New Hope beat-for-beat. J.J. “lens flare” Abrams played it safe — and gave the fans what they wanted. The movie was predictable, but new heroes, villains, droids and more Star Wars were enough. From 231,214 reviews the movie earned 86 percent — it’s 418 critics scored it a whopping 93 percent!
3. Return of the Jedi (94%)
Is it wrong mentioning Princess Leia’s gold bikini? Return of the Jedi concludes Luke’s coming of age story — and Ewoks save the day. Is there a more iconic moment in Star Wars than when Vader gives the Emperor the shaft? Only one…From one million reviews, it scored 94 percent. It’s 91 critics rated it at 81 percent.
2. A New Hope (96%)
A New Hope started it all. Giving us characters that would become lifelong friends — until suckling down green milk. The reclusive Obi-Wan, James Earl Jones’ voice as Vader and Indiana Jones in space. What’s not to love! From 860,689 reviews it scored 96 percent. Its 120 critics gave it 93 percent.
1. The Empire Strikes Back (97%)