POLL RESULTS: What’s the Best Star Wars Movie?
Now that the Skywalker Saga to come to a close with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker in theaters, ComingSoon.net asked readers what is the best Star Wars movie of them all. Over 3500 of you made your voice heard, and you can check out the official poll results below!
What is the Best Star Wars Movie?
The Empire Strikes Back (52%, 1857 votes)
Return of the Jedi (9%, 325 votes)
A New Hope (9%, 309 votes)
Rogue One (8%, 302 votes)
Revenge of the Sith (8%, 277 votes)
The Rise of Skywalker (5%, 170 votes)
The Last Jedi (3%, 118 votes)
The Force Awakens (3%, 93 votes)
The Phantom Menace (1%, 38 votes)
Attack of the Clones (1%, 23 votes)
Ewoks: The Battle for Endor (1%, 21 votes)
Solo (0%, 16 votes)
Caravan of Courage: An Ewok Adventure (0%, 14 votes)
The Clone Wars (0%, 7 votes)
So one Star Wars flick clearly stands heads and shoulders above the rest with CS readers, and that is 1980’s Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back! The dark middle chapter of the Original Trilogy has been the go-to pick for most fans for decades, and the Sequel Trilogy really hasn’t changed that at all. Fans seem to have voted strictly on trilogy lines, giving the beloved OT the first three slots. 2016’s Rogue One and 2005’s Revenge of the Sith also got a lot of love. The new movie Rise of Skywalker fared the best of the Sequel Trilogy with a mere 5% of the vote, though none of those three got many votes. Solo: A Star Wars Story performed the poorest among the live-action theatrical movies, pulling in a measly 16 votes.
Returning cast members for The Rise of Skywalker include Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo and Billie Lourd. Joining the cast are Naomi Ackie (Doctor Who), Richard E. Grant (Logan), Dominic Monaghan (Lord of the Rings), and Keri Russell (The Americans), who will also be joined by veteran Star Wars actors Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels and Billy Dee Williams, who will reprise his role as Lando Calrissian. The role of Leia Organa will once again be played by Carrie Fisher, using previously unreleased footage shot for Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
In addition to directing, Abrams co-wrote the screenplay with Chris Terrio (Argo, Justice League). Kathleen Kennedy, Michelle Rejwan, and Abrams will produce, with Callum Greene and Jason McGatlin executive producing. Composer John Williams, who has scored every chapter in the Star Wars saga since 1977’s A New Hope, will return to a galaxy far, far away with Rise of Skywalker.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is scheduled for release on December 20.