Solo: A Star Wars Story arrives in theaters this weekend adding another title to the ever-expanding Star Wars movie franchise. And with the announcement of a Boba Fett spin-off and of course Episode IX, there is certainly no end to the franchise.
As far as ranking for Star Wars movies go, you can pretty much find them all over the internet. There this one from Paste Magazine which includes a few outside of the popular grouping of film, or this one from Vulture, even Business Insider.
While that’s all well and good, we want to know what the people think and that’s where we turn to Ranker, which just added Solo to their list of Star Wars movies for voting purposes.
You can also read my quick, spoiler-free review here.
Ok, enough promoting. Let’s get in to the list. Much like we did with the Best R-Rated Comedies list, we’ll look at the overall rankings, then see if they switch with men and women and then break it up further by generation.
Here are the overall rankings (not counting Solo since it was just added to the list):
9.) Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones
8.) Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
7.) Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
6.) Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens
5.) Rogue One
4.) Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
3.) Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
2.) Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope
1.) Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
Unsurprisingly, the first trilogy reigns supreme with Rogue One wedged in the middle of the newer films.
When we isolate just female voters, the top four remain in the same order with The Force Awakens vaulting up to the fifth spot. The Phantom Menace moves up to sixth followed by Attack of the Clones. Rogue One drops down to eighth and The Last Jedi at the very bottom of the list.
Among male voters, the top five are the same as women – Empire, Hope, Return, Revenge, and Force Awakens. Male voters then move Rogue One into sixth place followed by Episode II and I and The Last Jedi once again bringing up the bottom of the list.
Millenials and Baby Boomers keep the Top Five unchanged from the male list but move Episode I and II to sixth and seventh respectively followed by Rogue One and surprise, surprise The Last Jedi is at the bottom.
Generation X also has the same Top Five but flip flops Episode I and II between sixth and seventh with Rogue One and The Last Jedi at the bottom.
If there is anything we learned from this list it’s that the original trilogy is still unmatched and no one liked The Last Jedi.