Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

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As the holidays draw closer and we continue to spend lots of time at home due to the coronavirus pandemic, there’s never been a better time to watch every Star Wars movie — especially as they’re all now available to stream on Disney Plus

The nine-movie saga came to an end with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, so while there’s no new Star Wars film in theaters, you can go back to the beginning whether you’ve never seen them before or can recite them line by line. Here’s how to check out every Star Wars movie, prequel, spin-off and TV show in chronological order, including alternatives to Disney Plus like Amazon, iTunes, Google Play and YouTube if you prefer to rent or buy video on-demand.

Episode 1: The Phantom Menace

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The Star Wars prequels begin 32 years before the Battle of Yavin (BBY), the famous Death Star fight seen in the original Star Wars movie. The discovery of 9-year-old Anakin Skywalker kicks off the Skywalker Saga as Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn finds him to be unusually strong in the Force — the energy field that connects all life in the universe and from which the Jedi draw their powers — and suspects he may be destined to bring balance to the Force.

Meanwhile, Darth Sidious, a Sith Lord aligned with the dark side of the Force, works in secret to destroy the Jedi and manipulate the Galactic Republic’s political system. Thrilling stuff!

Streaming subscription service options: Disney Plus

Other rental/purchase options: Google Play; iTunes; Vudu; YouTube

Episode II: Attack of the Clones

We jump forward 10 years to 22 BBY for the second movie in the Skywalker Saga. At this point, Anakin is Obi-Wan Kenobi’s Jedi apprentice and quite the moody teenager. Even though it’s against the rules of the Jedi Order, he’s also falling in love with Padmé Amidala.

Meanwhile, renegade Jedi Count Dooku schemes to undermine the Republic — but what is his connection to Darth Sidious?

Streaming subscription service: Disney Plus

Other rental/purchase options: Google Play; iTunes; Vudu; YouTube

The Clone Wars

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This CGI animated series (consisting of one movie and six TV seasons) spans 22 to 19 BBY, telling the tale of the intergalactic hostilities that broke out at the end of Attack of the Clones, and focusing on Anakin’s apprentice Ahsoka Tano. It isn’t part of the Skywalker Saga, so no episode number here.

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Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

It’s 19 BBY at the end of the Clone Wars and Darth Sidious takes the final step in his plan to refashion the galaxy as the Galactic Empire with himself as Emperor. Meanwhile Anakin is tempted by the dark side — and the birth of Darth Vader approaches…

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Solo: A Star Wars Story

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This standalone movie takes place around 10 or 13 years before the battle of Yavin and reveals the early life and times of roguish ace pilot Han Solo. It’s not a part of the Skywalker Saga, but worth a watch to see the origins of the Millennium Falcon and the first meeting of Han and Chewbacca.

Streaming subscription service: Disney Plus

Other rental/purchase options: Google Play; iTunes; Vudu; YouTube

Star Wars Rebels

This animated TV series follows a band of rebels defying Darth Vader and the Empire, set 5 years BBY.

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

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Another standalone movie, this one leads into the Battle of Yavin. Rogue One shows the Rebel Alliance’s first major victory against the Empire as a ragtag team of renegades and spies scheme to steal the plans for terrifying super-weapon the Death Star.

Streaming subscription service: Disney Plus

Other rental/purchase options: Google Play; iTunes; Vudu; YouTube

Episode IV: A New Hope

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The fourth episode of the Skywalker Saga (and the original Star Wars movie) is set in 0 BBY, and builds to the famous Death Star battle. Darth Vader is determined to track down the stolen Death Star plans and captures Princess Leia, kicking off a series of events that see Luke Skywalker and Han Solo joining the Rebel Alliance. Leia is rescued and the Death Star is destroyed.

Streaming subscription service: Disney Plus

Other rental/purchase options: Google Play; iTunes; Vudu; YouTube

Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

We rejoin Leia, Luke and Han three years after the Battle of Yavin (ABY), with the Rebel Alliance on the run from a furious Empire. Luke learns the ways of the Force as he tries to become a Jedi, only to discover an unexpected connection to Darth Vader.

Streaming subscription service: Disney Plus

Other rental/purchase options: Google Play; iTunes; Vudu; YouTube

Episode VI: Return of the Jedi

One year later, in 4 ABY, the Rebel Alliance attacks the second Death Star. Luke faces Darth Vader and the Emperor tries to turn him to the dark side, but Vader’s love for Luke just might bring him back to the light side of the Force. Meanwhile Leia discovers she’s Luke’s twin sister and the daughter of Darth Vader as she leads the Rebel Alliance to the Empire’s downfall.

Streaming subscription service: Disney Plus

Other rental/purchase options: Google Play; iTunes; Vudu; YouTube

Episode VII: The Force Awakens

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The seventh episode of the Skywalker Saga. In 34 ABY, Luke has vanished, and mysterious Force-sensitive nomad Rey gets tangled up with the Resistance. Meanwhile Ben Solo, son of Leia and Han, has fallen to the dark side and become Kylo Ren.

Streaming subscription service: Disney Plus.

Other rental/purchase options: Google Play; iTunes; Vudu; YouTube

Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

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This one takes place immediately after The Force Awakens as Kylo Ren seizes control of the First Order. Having found Luke, Rey learns the ways of the Force and is determined to bring Kylo Ren back to the light. But is this the end for the Resistance?

Streaming subscription service: Disney Plus

Other rental/purchase options: Google Play; iTunes; Vudu; YouTube

Episode XI: The Rise of Skywalker

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The final chapter in the Skywalker Saga. It’s 35 ABY, and the living and the dead face each other. Rey and Kylo Ren battle for their souls as a conspiracy born years ago threatens to bring the galaxy under the heel of a reborn Emperor.

Streaming subscription service: Disney Plus

Other rental/purchase options: Google Play; iTunes; Vudu; YouTube

source: cnet.com

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