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Star Wars Streaming Guide: Where to Watch Online


This article contains Star Wars spoilers.

There’s no end in sight to Star Wars. Disney controls both Lucasfilm and the world itself, so it’s going to be a long time before we don’t have a new Star Wars movie to look forward to. The “watch every Star Wars movie” marathons are bound to get longer and you’ll need an easy compendium of sources to find each and every flick. 

With that in mind, we’ve compiled the complete list of Star Wars streaming movies. This covers the original trilogy, the sequel trilogy, the prequels, and any other Star Wars-related movie that will come out now and forever. Follow our guide so you don’t miss a single lightsaber battle, Force choke, or questionable hairstyle. 

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Star Wars Movies

Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace

The Phantom Menace is rightfully considered the bottom of the barrel of Star Wars movies. Sure, it’s nice to begin your marathon with the story of Anakin Skywalker but be warned that little Ani might ruin Darth Vader for you…

And then there are the trade blockades, votes of no confidence, what feels like six hours of underwater chase scenes, and the dreaded Jar Jar Binks, who might have seemed like a good idea at the time but is perhaps the most despised supporting character in the entire saga. At least we get that excellent climactic duel between Qui-Gon Jinn, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Darth Maul. That epic fight almost makes the first hour and change worth it. Almost.

Still, give The Phantom Menace a rewatch (or first-time watch) anyway for a pretty great third act and a John Williams score befitting a much better movie.

Available in the US on: Amazon, Disney+

Available in the UK on: Amazon, Disney+

Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones

Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones

Do you hate sand? Then, boy, do we have a protagonist for you. Attack of the Clones is a marked improvement over The Phantom Menace and introduces one of the more fascinating galactic conflicts in Star Wars history with the Clone Wars. The movie doesn’t exploit the Clone Wars concept enough to save a pretty lackluster film but at least there’s less Jar Jar.

What we do get are the first hints of Anakin’s eventual fall to the dark side, from his disagreements with Obi-Wan to his confused feelings about Padme. Then there’s the whole bit with his mother, which really marks Darth Vader’s first evil act in the saga. Anakin starts to get a taste for massacres here.

There’s also a bit of fun to be had with lightsabers in Attack of the Clones. We finally get to see Samuel L. Jackson school some bad guys and even Yoda gets in on the action with his brief duel with Christopher Lee’s Count Dooku (a clear homage to Count Dracula, the character Lee played in 10 movies). 

You could do much worse than Attack of the Clones, although your mileage will definitely vary. Some fans really hate this movie. 

Available in the US on: Amazon, Disney+

Available in the UK on: Amazon, Disney+

Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith

Now, this is more like it. Revenge of the Sith features many of the same drawbacks as the other prequels. Its dialogue is rough and there’s an overreliance on CGI. It does, however, have something that no other prequel does: a fitting climax. 

The story begins with all-out war above Coruscant and ends with one swift blow of a lightsaber on the volcanic hellscape of Mustafar. Anakin, bent on saving Padme, whom he believes will die during childbirth, begins to take advice from Supreme Chancellor Palpatine, who you all know by now is actually Darth Sidious, the evil Sith Lord who has been manipulating the Republic and the Jedi all along.

The movie covers much of the end of the Clone Wars, including a battle on the planet Utapau (a location George Lucas meant to use in A New Hope, but didn’t) and the Wookiee homeworld of Kashyyyk, where a young Han Solo would have made a cameo had Lucas not come to his senses. 

It also features Anakin turning against the Jedi, joining the Sith, killing a bunch of kids at the Jedi Temple, and all-around being a bad dude. This forces Obi-Wan’s hand, and he travels to Mustafar to confront his former apprentice once and for all. The result of this duel leaves Anakin horribly scarred and mutilated. At last, he is reborn as Darth Vader.

Available in the US on: Amazon, Disney+

Available in the UK on: Amazon, Disney+

Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope

Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope

The original Star Wars. The only movie in the saga that was once officially only called Star Wars with no subtitle or episode title after it. Even after all these years, it remains a stunning storytelling and technical achievement. This is the space opera you’re looking for.

A New Hope is the story of a band of Rebels who must stand up against an evil and oppressive Empire. We meet Princess Leia, a diplomat-turned-soldier willing to die for the Rebel cause; R2-D2 and C-3PO, the chorus of this grand adventure; Han Solo, a smuggler who says he’s only in it for the money but actually has a heart of gold; Chewbacca, Solo’s faithful companion and walking carpet; Obi-Wan Kenobi, an old hermit living on a desert world who harbors a mysterious and epic past; and, of course, Luke Skywalker, the farm boy who is destined to defeat the Empire and bring about the end of the Sith. And that’s just the heroes. 

There’s also Grand Moff Tarkin, the calculating and merciless Imperial leader played by Peter Cushing (who played most of the role in slippers!), and Darth Vader, a lightsaber-wielding monstrosity who will stop at nothing to retrieve the plans to the Empire’s ultimate weapon, the Death Star. 

If you’ve never watched a Star Wars movie or are wondering if maybe you should just skip the prequels and get to the good stuff, yes, you should just put on A New Hope ASAP.

Available in the US on: Amazon, Disney+

Available in the UK on: Amazon, Disney+

Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back

The Empire Strikes Back is many fans and critics’ choice for best Star Wars film ever. It’s not hard to see why. The Empire Strikes Back is a remarkable middle chapter for the franchise and makes the absolute most of its extended cast of characters and nails the concept of a mid-series climax.

By the time we rejoin our heroes on the ice planet Hoth, the victory at Yavin is a distant memory. The Rebels are in hiding and the resurgent Empire is out for blood. Darth Vader has a personal mission, too: to find Luke Skywalker, the young Rebel hero who destroyed the Death Star. But how to lure the boy into a trap? By using Han and Leia as bait. 

An action-packed battle on Hoth and a remarkable chase sequence through an asteroid field later and The Empire Strikes Back is off to the races. In one lane is Luke, who travels to the swamp planet of Dagobah to find Jedi Master Yoda, whom the Force ghost of Obi-Wan promises will finish the young hero’s training. 

Meanwhile, Han, Leia, Chewie, Threepio, and Artoo make their way to Cloud City to hide out and fix the Falcon’s damaged hyperdrive. Little do they know that not all is what it seems with Han’s sketchy friend Lando Calrissian, who hosts them but has ulterior motives for doing so…

The Empire Strikes Back is one of the greatest sequels in history and arguably the best science fiction movie ever made. To miss this one is to miss what makes Star Wars a truly great franchise. 

Available in the US on: Amazon, Disney+

Available in the UK on: Amazon, Disney+

Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi

Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi

Return of the Jedi faces a huge burden as it attempts to wrap up a story beautifully told in the previous two films. It’s not a perfect movie but it is a near perfect conclusion to the initial trilogy. 

Fittingly, this threequel opens right where the entire saga began: with two droids walking through Tatooine. This time, it’s as part of a plan to spring Han from Jabba the Hutt’s palace in the desert. Tons of undercover hijinks ensue for the first hour of the movie.

Once Han is back on the Falcon, it’s time to focus on the Empire, which is building a second Death Star in an effort to finally obliterate the Rebellion. To ensure that everything goes as planned, the Emperor himself arrives on the space station to oversee construction. It’s on this giant moon-sized weapon where Luke will face Darth Vader for the last time as well as make the ultimate choice: become a Jedi or allow himself to fall to the dark side. 

Return of the Jedi is a 101 in epic storytelling. While it does have its issues (the boring Ewok section), it more than makes up for them with lots of action and the second-best space battle in the entire saga. Seriously, the final assault on the Death Star is AWESOME.

Available in the US on: Amazon, Disney+

Available in the UK on: Amazon, Disney+

Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens

Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens

J.J. Abrams’ next chapter in the Star Wars story came out more than 30 years after the conclusion of Return of the Jedi and in many ways feels like it could have been released 20 minutes after. It’s remarkable how well The Force Awakens fits in with the Original Trilogy and the Star Wars mythos. The movie may feel a bit too close to the original Star Wars for some but it’s hard to argue that it doesn’t absolutely nail the spirit of the movies fans fell in love with in the first place. 

The Force Awakens deals with a whole new cast of characters: Rey, an orphan living on the wasteland of Jakku; Finn, a Stormtrooper who never had a choice but to join the First Order; and Poe Dameron, the greatest starfighter pilot in the galaxy. Their stories converge as the First Order begins its attack on the New Republic.

Luckily, General Leia has formed the Resistance, an army bent on destroying the First Order. Yes, the galaxy is at war once again, but this time the good guys will have to fight without Luke Skywalker, who’s gone missing but may be the Resistance’s only hope. But as Yoda said back in 1980, “There is another.”

Rey is a captivating young hero who develops a connection to the Force throughout her adventure with Finn and an older Han Solo and Chewbacca. It’s this connection that will later put her at odds with Kylo Ren, the masked dark side heir to the legacy of Darth Vader!

Indeed, the Sequel Trilogy begins in fine form here!

Available in the US on: Amazon, Disney+

Available in the UK on: Amazon, Disney+

Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi

Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi

Rian Johnson’s The Last Jedi is a classic middle chapter of the series. It changes the tone and perspective of everything that came before it. “Let the past die, kill it if you have to,” Kylo Ren says. And Johnson happily obliges.

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Unlike past chapters of the Skywalker saga, The Last Jedi forgoes the time jump and begins immediately after the end of The Force Awakens. The Resistance is on the run from the First Order, which is hellbent on avenging the destruction of its planet-sized secret weapon, Starkiller Base. The First Order’s pursuit of the remaining Resistance forces becomes the central conflict of the movie, as things look dire than ever for those still loyal to the Republic.

Elsewhere, Rey has found Luke, but the legendary Jedi Master is not what she expects. Luke, having failed to train Ben Solo (now the evil Kylo Ren), has chosen a life of exile on Ahch-To, the site of the first Jedi temple. It’s here where Rey hones her skills as a young Jedi, with the help of a hesitant Luke.

There are plenty of twists and turns in The Last Jedi, none of them worth spoiling. What we will say is that this is a very bold chapter of the Star Wars saga. It does more to move the story forward than any other Disney-produced Star Wars films and is arguably the best of the new movies.

Available in the US on: Amazon, Disney+

Available in the UK on: Amazon, Disney+

Daisy Ridley and Adam Driver in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker

J.J. Abrams returns to the Star Wars saga to complete the sequel trilogy with The Rise of Skywalker! A much safer and more familiar entry than the previous two films, The Rise of Skywalker still finishes the Skywalker Saga off in (mostly) satisfying fashion.

Featuring some of the best visuals in the history of the franchise, and tremendous performances by Daisy Ridley and Adam Driver, The Rise of Skywalker finally reveals the secret of Rey’s heritage and unravels the mysterious connection between Rey and Ben Solo/Kylo Ren. While this movie might not be everyone’s favorite entry in the saga, it’s still an emotional sendoff for Carrie Fisher’s General Leia Organa.

Available in the US on: Amazon, Disney+

Available in the UK on: Amazon, Sky Cinema

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Star Wars standalone films seemed like a dicey proposition in the early days of Disney’s takeover. Would audiences still care about one-off movies set outside the structure of a trilogy? Well, if they’re as good as Rogue One, then yes, absolutely. Rogue One reveals the endless possibilities to non-trilogy films set in a galaxy far, far away. More importantly, it finally gets the concept of a Star Wars prequel right. 

Rogue One tells the story of Jyn Erso, the criminal-turned-rebel-spy who led a mission into the belly of the beast to steal the Death Star plans that would become the McGuffin of the first Star Wars film. But in Rogue One, those plans are actually front and center. Jyn, secret agent Cassian Andor, Force devotees Chirrut Imwe and Baze Malbus, Imperial defector Bodhi Rook, and the hilarious droid K-2SO risk it all to acquire the plans that will lead to the destruction of the Empire’s ultimate weapon. 

This movie also has the best space battle since Return of the Jedi, so get ready for plenty of X-wing action and dogfights with TIE fighters. Also, if you ever wondered where Darth Vader lives when he’s not out chasing Rebels in space, Rogue One has your answer. 

Available in the US on: Amazon, Disney+

Available in the UK on: Amazon, Disney+

Solo: A Star Wars Story

Solo: A Star Wars Story

Disney went with a tried and true story for the second “standalone” Star Wars film under its charge. Solo is the origin story of everyone’s favorite scruffy-looking nerf herder, Han Solo. Thanks to some winning performances from Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, and some other supporting players, Solo is a much more expansive and thrilling Star Wars film than just merely a standalone story.

The story begins with Han’s life on Corellia where he lives as a small-time crook. When he and his first love, Qi’ra, execute a plan to escape the planet and the shackles of a crime lord, young Han finds himself losing more than he ever expected. 

Solo introduces us to young Lando and L3-37, an independent droid who fights for the rights of her robotic brethren. It’s in this relationship that Solo is perhaps at its best. You won’t want to miss it. 

Other necessary origin beats: how Han became captain of the Millennium Falcon, how he got his infamous blaster, how he met Chewbacca, and how he made the Kessel Run in under “12 parsecs.” The story behind that last one will surprise you.

Available in the US on: Amazon, Netflix

Available in the UK on: Amazon, Disney+

Star Wars TV Series

Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Star Wars: The Clone Wars actually refers to a TV show and a movie. Both are excellent pieces of the Star Wars universe and build upon the storyline of the Clone Wars better than any of the main movies in the franchise. Start with The Clone Wars movie but then be sure to give the series a shot, as it contains some of the most awe-inspiring and emotional moments in the series’ canon. 

Besides all of the adventures starring your favorite prequel Jedi like Obi-Wan, Anakin, Yoda, and Mace Windu, The Clone Wars is also the story of Ahsoka Tano, Anakin’s young Jedi Padawan. Watch a couple of episodes and you’ll quickly discover why Ahsoka is one of the best characters in Star Wars

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Along the way, fans will also be reunited with Darth Maul! You’re probably asking how that’s possible. The Clone Wars explains all that while also expanding Maul’s story beyond his quest to destroy the Jedi. Now, he wants to kill his former Sith master, too!

Available in the US on: Amazon, Disney+

Available in the UK on: Amazon, Disney+

Star Wars Rebels

Star Wars Rebels

Disney XD’s Star Wars Rebels takes place after Revenge of the Sith and before A New Hope, so it fills in an important part of the timeline in the Star Wars canon. The show is also a ton of fun. 

Here we get the birth of the Rebel Alliance through the story of a small group of rebels fighting the good fight against the Empire. At the center of this series is Ezra Bridger, a young orphan living on the occupied planet of Lothal. When he has a run-in with both the Empire and the aforementioned rebel group, Ezra is thrust into an adventure beyond his wildest dreams. It will lead him both to the frontlines of the Galactic Civil War as well as to the secrets of the Jedi.

Rebels is the strongest of the Star Wars animated series released thus far and for good reason: the cast of characters is fantastic, the stories are full of deep Star Wars lore (it even introduces time travel!), and there’s plenty of action. You’ll also get to see Darth Vader in some of his most frightening appearances in the entire saga as well as the return of Maul, who is still on his quest to destroy the Jedi who cost him so much in The Phantom Menace.

This is just really fun Star Wars and shouldn’t be missed!

Available in the US on: Amazon, Disney+

Available in the UK on: Amazon, Disney+

Star Wars: The Mandalorian - Din Djarin

The Mandalorian

The closest Star Wars has come to a Western, The Mandalorian is the story of a mysterious bounty hunter…and the surprisingly adorable bounty he has to collect. Yes, this is the show that unleashed the cultural phenomenon of Baby Yoda onto the world, and really, aren’t we all better for it?

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Set five years are the fall of the Galactic Empire in Return of the Jedi (a mostly unexplored period in new Star Wars canon history), The Mandalorian is eight short episodes, each one a cinematic mini-exploration of one of the most famous shared universes in all of fiction. Featuring a terrific roster of directors, including Star Wars steward Dave Filoni, Jon Favreau, Bryce Dallas Howard, Taika Waititi, and more, see for yourself why fans have decided that this is a corner of the galaxy they want to spend more time in.

Available in the US and UK on Disney+.

Star Wars Resistance

Star Wars Resistance

The latest Star Wars animated series is the only story on screen to explore the months leading up to The Force Awakens. As you might expect, Resistance doesn’t actually follow the main players in Leia’s Resistance, but rather characters in the periphery who will ultimately be affected by the First Order’s attack on the New Republic. 

It’s the fact that Resistance isn’t actually tied up in galactic conflicts and fights between good and evil that makes it unique to the rest of the saga. Instead, Resistance follows Kaz Xiono, a young pilot who is recruited by Poe Dameron to spy on the First Order. His mission is to find a mole inside the Colossus, a ship refueling station located on the ocean planet Castilon. 

Kaz proves to be a bit less adept at spying than piloting a fighter, which leads to quite a few funny moments (overall, Resistance is the most comedic of the animated series). The young pilot also dreams of proving himself and becoming a member of the Aces, the Colossus’ elite fighter wing. Whether he succeeds in both of these goals will probably decide just what Kaz will be up to when the war against the First Order begins. 

Available in the US on: Amazon, Disney+

Available in the UK on: Disney+

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