Star Wars Cinematic Universe

by travisbrainerd | created - 19 Oct 2013 | updated - 3 days ago | Public

The epic film franchise is as alive as ever, but who wants to forget all the obscure spin-offs? This timeline keeps track of all the official movies and TV series.

Viewing order: 1. Original trilogy [IV-VI] 2. Episodes I-IX 3. Full list

BBY: Years before the Battle of Yavin ABY: Years after the Battle of Yavin

No label: Lucas canon L-1: Television canon L-2: Continuity canon L-3: Secondary canon

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1. 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: 614,230 | Gross: $474.54M

32 BBY The Waterfall Sequence, Dawn Before the Race, Complete Podrace Grid Sequence, Extended Podrace Lap 2, Anakin's Scuffle with Greedo, Farewell to Jira, The Air Taxi Sequence

2. Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)

PG | 142 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

54 Metascore

Ten years after initially meeting, Anakin Skywalker shares a forbidden romance with Padmé Amidala, while Obi-Wan investigates an assassination attempt on the senator and discovers a secret clone army crafted for the Jedi.

Director: George Lucas | Stars: Hayden Christensen, Natalie Portman, Ewan McGregor, Christopher Lee

Votes: 537,681 | Gross: $310.68M

22 BBY Padmé Addresses the Senate, Jedi Temple Analysis Room, Obi-Wan and Mace- Jedi Landing Platform, Extended Arrival on Naboo, Padmé's Parents' House, Padmé's Bedroom, Dooku Interrogates Padmé, Anakin and Padmé on Trial

3. Star Wars: Clone Wars (2003–2005)

TV-Y7 | 15 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

The events and battles of the Galactic Republic's last major war are recounted.

Stars: Mat Lucas, James Arnold Taylor, André Sogliuzzo, Grey DeLisle

Votes: 18,965

Chapters 1-21 22 BBY / L-2

4. Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008–2015)

TV-PG | 23 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Yoda, Mace Windu, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker and other Jedi Knights lead the Grand Army of the Republic against the droid army of the Separatists.

Stars: Tom Kane, Dee Bradley Baker, Matt Lanter, James Arnold Taylor

Votes: 35,151

22-19 BBY / L-1 Expand The Clone Wars Timeline

5. Star Wars: Clone Wars (2003–2005)
Episode: Chapter 22 (2005)

TV-Y7 | 15 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Obi-Wan and Anakin are on a successful run of missions. Anakin spends a night with Padmé on Naboo before being dispatched to Nelvaan to locate General Grievous.

Director: Genndy Tartakovsky | Stars: Corey Burton, Nick Jameson, Mat Lucas, André Sogliuzzo

Votes: 175

Chapters 22-25 19 BBY / L-2

6. Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)

PG-13 | 140 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

68 Metascore

Three years into the Clone Wars, the Jedi rescue Palpatine from Count Dooku. As Obi-Wan pursues a new threat, Anakin acts as a double agent between the Jedi Council and Palpatine and is lured into a sinister plan to rule the galaxy.

Director: George Lucas | Stars: Hayden Christensen, Natalie Portman, Ewan McGregor, Samuel L. Jackson

Votes: 599,602 | Gross: $380.26M

A Stirring in the Senate (Bail's Office), Seeds of Rebellion (Padmé's Apartment), Confronting the Chancellor (Palpatine's Office), A Plot to Destroy the Jedi?, Yoda Exiled to Dagobah

Rogue One flashback: 17 BBY / prologue: 15 BBY

7. 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: 1,106

L-2 Expand Droids Timeline

8. Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)

135 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy | Completed

During an adventure into a dark criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his future copilot Chewbacca and encounters Lando Calrissian years before joining the Rebellion.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Emilia Clarke, Alden Ehrenreich, Thandie Newton, Donald Glover

~12-6 BBY

9. Star Wars: Rebels (2014–2018)

TV-Y7 | 22 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

A brave and clever ragtag starship crew stands up against the evil Empire as it tightens its grip on the galaxy and hunts down the last of the Jedi Knights.

Stars: Taylor Gray, Dave Filoni, Vanessa Marshall, Freddie Prinze Jr.

Votes: 19,570

5-1 BBY / L-1 Expand Rebels Timeline

10. Star Wars: Detours (2016– )

Animation, Adventure, Comedy

A comedic look at some of our favorite characters' more mundane moments during the reign of the Empire.

Stars: Todd Grimes, Dee Bradley Baker, Abraham Benrubi, Ahmed Best

Votes: 149

L-4

11. Star Tours: The Adventures Continue (2011)

5 min | Short, Action, Sci-Fi

C-3PO is accidentally made to be the pilot of a space touring starship. On board is a Rebel spy who must be safely delivered from the Empire.

Stars: Dee Bradley Baker, Alison Blanchard, John Boyega, Darren Criss

Votes: 371

L-3

12. Star Wars: Forces of Destiny (2017– )
Episode: The Stranger (2017)

Animation, Adventure, Family

Jyn Erso comes to the aid of a little girl bullied by stormtroopers.

Director: Brad Rau | Stars: Ashley Eckstein, Felicity Jones, Lupita Nyong'o

Votes: 80

L-1

13. Rogue One (2016)

PG-13 | 133 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

65 Metascore

The daughter of an Imperial scientist joins the Rebel Alliance in a risky move to steal the Death Star plans.

Director: Gareth Edwards | Stars: Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Alan Tudyk, Donnie Yen

Votes: 420,113 | Gross: $532.18M

14. 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: 1,049,791 | Gross: $322.74M

Tosche Station, Luke and Biggs, The Search for R2-D2

15. 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: 10,569

1 ABY / L-2 & L-3

16. Star Wars: Forces of Destiny (2017– )
Episode: Beasts of Echo Base (2017)

Animation, Adventure, Family

Leia and R2-D2 must free Chewie from the clutches of a ferocious wampa.

Director: Brad Rau | Stars: Anthony Daniels, Lupita Nyong'o, Shelby Young

Votes: 87

3 ABY / L-1

17. 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: 977,977 | Gross: $290.48M

Han and Leia: Extended Echo Base Argument, Luke and Leia: Medical Center

18. Star Wars: Forces of Destiny (2017– )
Episode: The Path Ahead (2018)

Animation, Adventure, Family

Luke learns an important lesson while training with Yoda on Dagobah.

Stars: Mark Hamill, Tom Kane, Lupita Nyong'o

Votes: 31

19. 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: 1,355

3-3.5 ABY / L-2 Watch 'Battle for the Sunstar' as the finale

20. 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: 8,285

L-2

21. 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: 7,075

22. Star Wars: Forces of Destiny (2017– )
Episode: Bounty Hunted (2018)

Animation, Adventure, Family

Maz Kanata helps Leia and Chewbacca with a plan to free Han from Jabba the Hutt.

Stars: Lupita Nyong'o, Shelby Young

Votes: 28

23. 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: 804,152 | Gross: $309.13M

4 ABY Vader’s Arrival and Reaching Out to Luke

24. Star Wars: Forces of Destiny (2017– )
Episode: Ewok Escape (2017)

Animation, Adventure, Family

Leia and Wicket work together to help Ewoks escape from stormtroopers.

Director: Brad Rau | Stars: Lupita Nyong'o, Shelby Young

Votes: 94

L-1

25. Star Wars: Forces of Destiny (2017– )
Episode: An Imperial Feast (2017)

Animation, Adventure, Family

After seeing that the Ewoks are hungry, Leia asks Han to barter for rations with Hera Syndulla.

Director: Brad Rau | Stars: Dave Filoni, A.J. LoCascio, Vanessa Marshall, Lupita Nyong'o

Votes: 48

L-1

26. 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: 1,464

4.3 ABY / L-3

Rebels epilogue

27. Star Wars: Forces of Destiny (2017– )
Episode: The Happabore Hazard (2017)

Animation, Adventure, Family

Rey gets into trouble trying to earn new portions.

Stars: Lupita Nyong'o, Daisy Ridley

Votes: 50

34 ABY / L-1

28. Star Wars: Forces of Destiny (2017– )
Episode: Run Rey Run (2018)

Animation, Adventure, Family

Rey is cornered while scavenging parts from a Star Destroyer.

Stars: David Acord, Lupita Nyong'o, Daisy Ridley

Votes: 24

29. Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)

PG-13 | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

81 Metascore

Three decades after the Empire's defeat, a new threat arises in the militant First Order. Stormtrooper defector Finn and the scavenger Rey are caught up in the Resistance's search for the missing Luke Skywalker.

Director: J.J. Abrams | Stars: Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson

Votes: 736,392 | Gross: $936.66M

Finn and the Villager, Jakku Message, Unkar Plutt's Arm, Tunnel Standoff, Leia and the Resistance, X-Wings Prepare for Lightspeed, Kylo Searches the Falcon, Snow Speeder Chase, Finn Will Be Fine

30. Star Wars: Forces of Destiny (2017– )
Episode: Sands of Jakku (2017)

Animation, Adventure, Family

Rey fends off a creature that wants to devour her new friend, BB-8.

Director: Brad Rau | Stars: David Acord, Lupita Nyong'o, Daisy Ridley

Votes: 107

L-1

31. Star Wars: Forces of Destiny (2017– )
Episode: BB-8 Bandits (2017)

Animation, Adventure, Family

Rey and BB-8 take off on a speeder to flee scavenger thugs who want to steal BB-8.

Director: Brad Rau | Stars: Lupita Nyong'o, Daisy Ridley

Votes: 92

L-1

32. Star Wars: Forces of Destiny (2017– )
Episode: Tracker Trouble (2017)

2 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

On their way to see Maz Kanata, Han, Chewbacca, Rey and Finn deal with a tracker left on the Millennium Falcon by Unkar Plutt.

Director: Brad Rau | Stars: John Boyega, Lupita Nyong'o, Daisy Ridley, Kiff VandenHeuvel

Votes: 55

L-1

33. Star Wars Forces of Destiny: Volume 1 (2017 TV Movie)

23 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

Maz Kanata narrates tales of heroism from a campsite on Takodana.

Directors: Roque Ballesteros, Alan Lau, Brad Rau | Stars: Ashley Eckstein, Matt Lanter, John Boyega, Vanessa Marshall

Votes: 56

Bookends; also Volume 2 L-1

34. Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi (2017)

PG-13 | 152 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

85 Metascore

Rey develops her newly discovered abilities with the guidance of Luke Skywalker, who is unsettled by the strength of her powers. Meanwhile, the Resistance prepares for battle with the First Order.

Director: Rian Johnson | Stars: Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher

Votes: 367,555 | Gross: $620.18M

Alternate Opening, Paige’s Gun Jams, Luke Has a Moment, Poe: Not Much of a Sewer, It’s Kind of Weird That You Recorded That, The Caretaker Sizes Up Rey, Caretaker Village Sequence, Extended Fathier Chase, Mega Destroyer Incursion – Extended Version, Rose Bites the Hand That Taunts Her, Phasma Squealed Like a Whoop Hog, Rose & Finn Go to Where They Belong, Rey & Chewie in the Falcon

35. Star Wars: Forces of Destiny (2017– )
Episode: Porg Problems (2018)

Animation, Adventure, Family

Rey is distracted from her training by mischievous porgs.

Stars: Lupita Nyong'o, Daisy Ridley

Votes: 25

36. Star Wars: Forces of Destiny (2017– )
Episode: Shuttle Shock (2018)

Animation, Adventure, Family

Finn and Rose work together to avoid dangerous creatures on the way to Canto Bight.

Stars: John Boyega, Lupita Nyong'o, Kelly Marie Tran

Votes: 25

37. Star Wars: Episode IX (2019)

Action, Adventure, Fantasy | Pre-production

The conclusion of the new 'Star Wars' trilogy.

Director: J.J. Abrams | Stars: Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong'o