Star Wars Through the Years

by SpeedyEric | created - 28 Nov 2012 | updated - 3 weeks ago | Public

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away...

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

PG | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

90 Metascore

Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi Knight, a cocky pilot, a Wookiee and two droids to save the galaxy from the Empire's world-destroying battle-station, while also attempting to rescue Princess Leia from the evil Darth Vader.

Director: George Lucas | Stars: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Alec Guinness

Votes: 1,055,196 | Gross: $322.74M

2. The Star Wars Holiday Special (1978 TV Movie)

97 min | Adventure, Family, Musical

Chewbacca and Han Solo try to get to the Wookiee homeworld of Kashyyyk to celebrate Life Day, but are impeded by an Imperial blockade. Chewie's family passes the time with various forms of entertainment.

Directors: Steve Binder, David Acomba | Stars: Mickey Morton, Patty Maloney, Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford

Votes: 10,646

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

PG | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

82 Metascore

After the rebels are brutally overpowered by the Empire on the ice planet Hoth, Luke Skywalker begins Jedi training with Yoda, while his friends are pursued by Darth Vader.

Director: Irvin Kershner | Stars: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams

Votes: 983,907 | Gross: $290.48M

4. Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (1982 Video Game)

Unrated | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

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Votes: 104

5. Return of the Ewok (1982 Video)

24 min | Short, Comedy, Sci-Fi

Young Warwick Davis decides he wants to be in pictures, so he gets himself an agent. The agent gives him an Ewok outfit and points him towards Elstree Studios. There Warwick wanders from set to set looking to find the other Ewoks.

Director: David Tomblin | Stars: Warwick Davis, Jeremy Bulloch, Patricia Carr, Anthony Daniels

Votes: 232

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

PG | 131 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

58 Metascore

After a daring mission to rescue Han Solo from Jabba the Hutt, the rebels dispatch to Endor to destroy a more powerful Death Star. Meanwhile, Luke struggles to help Vader back from the dark side without falling into the Emperor's trap.

Director: Richard Marquand | Stars: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams

Votes: 808,760 | Gross: $309.13M

7. Star Wars (1983 Video Game)

Unrated | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

In this game, you assume the role of Luke Skywalker and fight past many enemies to to reach and destroy the Death Star.

Stars: Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, James Earl Jones

Votes: 416

8. Star Wars: Return of the Jedi - Death Star Battle (1983 Video Game)

Unrated | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

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Votes: 52

9. Star Wars: Jedi Arena (1983 Video Game)

Unrated | Action, Sci-Fi

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Votes: 21

10. Return of the Jedi (1983 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

With the rise of the empire shaking the galaxy at its core, the rebels are driven deep into hiding. The rebels risk all with one last strike. Is it redemption for the freedom of the galaxy ... See full summary »

Star: Peter Ross-Murray

Votes: 451

11. The Ewok Adventure (1984 TV Movie)

96 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Wicket the Ewok and his friends agree to help two shipwrecked human children, Mace and Cindel, on a quest to find their parents.

Director: John Korty | Stars: Eric Walker, Warwick Davis, Fionnula Flanagan, Guy Boyd

Votes: 8,339

Aka "Caravan of Courage"

12. Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (1985 Video Game)

Action, Sci-Fi

A Star Wars game for the Atari 2600.

Votes: 173

13. Star Wars: Droids (1985–1986)

24 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

The adventures of R2-D2 and C-3PO years before serving the Rebel Alliance.

Stars: Anthony Daniels, Graeme Campbell, Dan Hennessey, Lesleh Donaldson

Votes: 1,113

14. Ewoks (1985–1987)

TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

The adventures of the Ewoks in Wicket W. Warrick's youth before the Battle of Endor.

Stars: Jim Henshaw, Lesleh Donaldson, Cree Summer, Alyson Court

Votes: 1,358

15. Ewoks: The Battle for Endor (1985 TV Movie)

94 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Marauders raid the Ewok village and steal a power supply they believe to be magical. Wicket helps Cindel escape the evil witch Charal, and they befriend a hermit who may help them save the village.

Directors: Jim Wheat, Ken Wheat | Stars: Wilford Brimley, Warwick Davis, Aubree Miller, Siân Phillips

Votes: 7,121

16. Star Tours (1987)

3 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi, Short

Thanks to an incompetent pilot droid, a space tour to the moon of Endor is derailed and caught in the midst of a battle between the Empire and the Rebel Alliance.

Director: Dennis Muren | Stars: Anthony Daniels, Paul Reubens, Kenny Baker, Niki Botelho

Votes: 1,471

17. Star Wars (1987 Video Game)

Not Rated | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Luke Skywalker, a young farmer from the desert planet of Tattooine, must save Princess Leia from the evil Darth Vader.

Votes: 300

Features action figures of various Star Wars characters.

19. Star Wars (1991 Video Game)


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Votes: 17

20. The Empire Strikes Back (1992 Video Game)

E | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

The game follows the storyline of the movie. You play as Luke Skywalker, who must find Yoda to learn the path of the Jedi.

Votes: 44

21. Super Star Wars (1992 Video Game)

E | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Join Luke, Han and Chewbacca in their fierce war against the evil Empire. Battle treacherous aliens. Pilot two vehicles in high-speed, fight your way through the wastelands of Tatooine to the hostile streets of Mos Eisley and beyond.

Director: Kalani Streicher | Star: Alec Guinness

Votes: 321

22. Star Wars: X-Wing (1993 Video Game)

Action, Sci-Fi

Be a Rebel pilot during the Galactic Civil War. Fly the most famous Star Wars starfighters in furious battles against Imperial pilots.

Stars: Clive Revill, Erik Bauersfeld, Nick Jameson, Clint Bajakian

Votes: 245

23. Super Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (1993 Video Game)

E | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Super Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back closely follows the events in the film. Work through a set of challenging levels right up until the final confrontation with Darth Vader.

Stars: Clint Bajakian, Peter McConnell

Votes: 270

26. Super Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (I) (1994 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

The Empire is rebuilding the Death Star and planning a big attack on the Rebels. Meanwhile back on Tatooine, the evil Jabba the Hutt has frozen Han Solo in carbonite, so Skywalker, Chewbacca and Princess Leia rush to Jabba's palace.

Director: Kalani Streicher

Votes: 342

27. Star Wars: TIE Fighter (1994 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

You play an up and coming combat pilot serving the Galactic Empire.

Stars: Guy Siner, Scott Lawrence, Denny Delk, Nick Jameson

Votes: 346

28. Star Wars: Dark Forces (1995 Video Game)

T | Adventure, Sci-Fi, Action

Mercenary Kyle Katarn is recruited by the Rebel Alliance to recover the plans to the Death Star.

Stars: Nick Jameson, Julie Eccles, Jack Angel, Peggy Roberts-Hope

Votes: 753

29. Star Wars: Rebel Assault II - the Hidden Empire (1995 Video Game)

K-A | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

The Rebel Alliance battles Darth Vader's Phantom TIE Fighter project.

Director: Hal Barwood | Stars: Jamison Jones, Julie Eccles, Gary Martinez, C. Andrew Nelson

Votes: 216

31. Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire (1996 Video Game)

Adventure, Action, Sci-Fi

You are the protector of Luke Skywalker.

Director: Jon Knoles | Stars: Weena Mercatur, Bob Bergen, John Cygan, Lisa Fuson

Votes: 788

32. Star Wars: X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter (1996 Video Game)

Action, Sci-Fi

Start a campaign through a galaxy far, far away as a pilot for the Rebellion or the Galactic Empire. Earn awards and unlock more powerful ships to complete the campaign as you progress. First person pilot-in-cockpit shooter.

Stars: Bill Martin, Neil Ross, Jennifer Hale, Vic Polizos

Votes: 184

33. Star Wars: Yoda Stories (1997 Video Game)

E | Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

Under the tutelage of Master Yoda, Luke Skywalker must perform a series of tasks to learn the ways of the Force and become a powerful Jedi.

Votes: 75

34. Star Wars: Jedi Knight - Dark Forces II (1997 Video Game)

Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

You play as Kyle Katarn, a mercenary whose skills progress into becoming a Jedi knight, to stop a team of dark Jedis from taking the valley of the Jedi's power.

Director: Scott Ewers | Stars: Jason Court, Angela Harry, Christopher Neame, Bennet Guillory

Votes: 979

35. Star Wars: Masters of Teräs Käsi (1997 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Features all your favorite Star Wars characters, including Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Princess Leia, Boba Fett and Chewbacca! 3D fighting at its best -- literally hundred of possible moves! ... See full summary »

Stars: Clint Bajakian, Bob Bergen, Lisa Fuson, Edie Mirman

Votes: 109

37. Star Wars: Jedi Knight - Mysteries of the Sith (1998 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

The game starts with Kyle Katarn from Jedi Knight and Dark Forces battling his way onto an asteroid that is being used by the Empire to attack a rebel outpost. Kyle then leaves and the ... See full summary »

Stars: Heidi Shannon, Rino Romano, Brendan Holmes, Steve Blum

Votes: 353

39. Star Wars: Rogue Squadron (1998 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Luke Skywalker leads the Rebel Alliance's elite starfighter unit, Rogue Squadron, into battle against the Empire.

Director: Julian Eggebrecht | Stars: Bob Bergen, Robert M. Foster, Olivia Hussey, Neil Ross

Votes: 683

41. Star Wars: X-Wing Alliance (1999 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

You play a young freighter pilot who eventually must join the rebellion against the Empire.

Stars: Terence McGovern, Charles Martinet, Neil Ross, Jarion Monroe

Votes: 193

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

PG | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

51 Metascore

Two Jedi Knights escape a hostile blockade to find allies and come across a young boy who may bring balance to the Force, but the long dormant Sith resurface to claim their old glory.

Director: George Lucas | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Liam Neeson, Natalie Portman, Jake Lloyd

Votes: 617,006 | Gross: $474.54M

43. Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

The Jedi attempt to protect Naboo from the greedy Trade Federation and, as they soon learn, the Sith.

Stars: Jake Lloyd, Scott Cleverdon, Grey Griffin, James Warwick

Votes: 763

44. Star Wars: Episode I - Racer (2000 Video Game)

Action, Sci-Fi

Compete in the galactic pod-racing championship as one of the many pod-racers featured in 'Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace'.

Stars: Jake Lloyd, Andy Secombe, Lewis Macleod, Scott Capurro

Votes: 772

45. Star Wars: Force Commander (2000 Video Game)


Brenn and Dellis Tantor, brothers, are loyal imperial officers whose father was killed in a Rebel assault on their home-planet. Just before the battle of Yavin, Brenn is given command of ... See full summary »

Director: Garry M. Gaber | Stars: Jeff Bennett, David Warner, Raphael Sbarge, Michael Bell

Votes: 71

46. Star Wars: Episode I - Jedi Power Battles (2000 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away... the small, peaceful planet of Naboo is under seige from the greedy Trade Federation. Only the Jedi Knights can stand against this threat and a ... See full summary »

Stars: Jake Lloyd, James Warwick, Scott Cleverdon, Ahmed Best

Votes: 211

47. Star Wars: Demolition (2000 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

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Director: Mo Davoudian | Stars: Tasia Valenza, Clint Bajakian, Grey Griffin, Jess Harnell

Votes: 67

48. Star Wars: Episode I - Battle for Naboo (2001 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Lt. Gavin Skies of the Naboo Army must fight against the Trade Federation forces that have just invaded his home planet.

Stars: Clint Bajakian, Doug Boyd, Jeff Coopwood, Roger Jackson

Votes: 129

49. Star Wars: Starfighter (2001 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away... the greedy Trade Federation stands poised to invade the small planet of Naboo. The only hope for the people of Naboo is a young pilot, a ... See full summary »

Director: Daron Stinnett | Stars: Carlos Alazraqui, Grey Griffin, Lisa Fuson, Jess Harnell

Votes: 107

51. Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 (2001 Video Game)

T | Sport