7.9/10
852,082
4,864 user 907 critic

Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015)

Trailer
1:43 | Trailer
As a new threat to the galaxy rises, Rey, a desert scavenger, and Finn, an ex-stormtrooper, must join Han Solo and Chewbacca to search for the one hope of restoring peace.

Director:

J.J. Abrams
Popularity
369 ( 44)
Nominated for 5 Oscars. Another 61 wins & 126 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Harrison Ford ... Han Solo
Mark Hamill ... Luke Skywalker
Carrie Fisher ... Princess Leia
Adam Driver ... Kylo Ren
Daisy Ridley ... Rey
John Boyega ... Finn
Oscar Isaac ... Poe Dameron
Lupita Nyong'o ... Maz Kanata
Andy Serkis ... Supreme Leader Snoke
Domhnall Gleeson ... General Hux
Anthony Daniels ... C-3PO
Max von Sydow ... Lor San Tekka
Peter Mayhew ... Chewbacca
Gwendoline Christie ... Captain Phasma
Joonas Suotamo ... Chewbacca Double

Here's Your Cheat Sheet for the 'Star Wars' Saga

With the release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, this is the perfect opportunity to recap the epic space opera audiences have enjoyed for over 40 years.

View the Force

Edit

Storyline

30 years after the defeat of Darth Vader and the Empire, Rey, a scavenger from the planet Jakku, finds a BB-8 droid that knows the whereabouts of the long lost Luke Skywalker. Rey, as well as a rogue stormtrooper and two smugglers, are thrown into the middle of a battle between the Resistance and the daunting legions of the First Order. Written by Noah White

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Every generation has a story. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sci-fi action violence | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Han talking about Luke and his disappearance and that he had heard a rumor that Luke had went off in search for the first Jedi Temple is a nod to the original draft of Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) by Leigh Brackett. Luke learns he has a sister called Nellith and that she had been taken to the other side of the galaxy to be trained as a Jedi and that the sequel trilogy would be about Luke's search for Nellith. However, when George Lucas rewrote the screenplay, and then made Leia into Luke's sister for Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983), this idea was dropped. See more »

Goofs

Based on how the Millennium Falcon's gun turret and gunner's seat is shown, there is no way the blast that immobilized the turret in the Jakku escape scene didn't harm Finn, sitting less than a meter away from the impact in the gunner's seat. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Lor San Tekka: This will begin to make things right. I've traveled too far and seen too much to ignore the despair in the galaxy. Without the Jedi, there can be no balance in the Force.
Poe Dameron: Well, because of you, now we have a chance. The General's been after this for a long time.
Lor San Tekka: Oh, the General? To me, she is royalty.
Poe Dameron: Well, she certainly is that.
See more »

Crazy Credits

The stars that form the backdrop for the end credits are exactly the same stars as in the beginning of the movie. See more »

Alternate Versions

IMAX releases presented the five-minute sequence in which Rey and Finn escape Jakku in the Millennium Falcon (which was shot with IMAX 70mm cameras) in an opened aspect ratio compared to the rest of the film. See more »


Soundtracks

New Divide
(uncredited)
Written by Chester Bennington and Mike Shinoda
Performed by Linkin Park
Produced by Mike Shinoda and Rick Rubin
See more »

User Reviews

 
Just so-so
28 November 2018 | by Tereesa-kadlow-2-101See all my reviews

Perhaps I am not the biggest Star Wars film fan out there? I didn't have a father to take me to watch the original when it was released (and was probably not born yet). This film was not terrible exciting. It is probably better if you associate nostalgia with it. I am sure though that they gave character development short shrift.


238 of 301 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 4,864 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 December 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Star Wars: The Force Awakens See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$245,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$247,966,675, 20 December 2015

Gross USA:

$936,662,225

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,068,454,133
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

We've Got Your Streaming Picks Covered

Looking for some great streaming picks? Check out some of the IMDb editors' favorites movies and shows to round out your Watchlist.

Visit our What to Watch page



Recently Viewed