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JM4CY

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Alright everyone, I need help. I realize some of you are going to judge me for this but I have never seen Star Wars.... any of them. My son (elem age) and I are starting them tomorrow, how shall we best view these? What order? What else do I need to know? Any and all tips are welcome. Thanks!
 

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4 You could throw rogue 1 ahead of a new hope to get some more backstory
5 save the big surprise
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3 I know people hate the prequels but they explain the backstory
6-9
Then go back and watch solo, though not really necessary
 

arobb

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1. A New Hope
2. Empire Strikes Back
3. Return of the Jedi
4. Rogue One
5. Don't watch any of the other ones.
 

SCNCY

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4 You could throw rogue 1 ahead of a new hope to get some more backstory
5 save the big surprise
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3 I know people hate the prequels but they explain the backstory
6-9
Then go back and watch solo, though not really necessary
The machete method. I like this. Although, some people will leave out episode 1 and go right to episode 2. Maybe go back and watch this at the end of the saga.

Watching rogue one first is also a probability since it ends about minutes before episode 1 starts. Of the new movies, I think rogue one was the best.
 

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My kids can’t sit through any Star Wars movie, except The Force Awakens. I would say go with The Force Awakens and if it’s a hit then go back and watch the original trilogy (A New Hope, Empire, Return of the Jedi).

Edit: There’s a viewing called “Machete Order” which is
4 (A New Hope)
5 (Empire Strikes Back)
2 (Attack of the Clones)
3 (Revenge of the Sith)
6 (Return of the Jedi)

This was before the latest movies. The idea behind this is that movies 4 & 5, part of the original trilogy, set up the prequels. Episode 1 (The Phantom Menace) is a decent film but a lot of the plot points are brought up in movies 2 & 3 which is why Ep 1 is omitted. You end with the climatic finale in episode 6 and then can roll into the newer films.

https://www.wired.com/2012/02/machete-order-star-wars/

https://www.nomachetejuggling.com/2011/11/11/the-star-wars-saga-suggested-viewing-order/
 
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Clonehomer

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Make sure to get the original versions of 4, 5, 6. Don't bother with the terrible CGI added scenes.
 

enisthemenace

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Watch them how they were released would be my suggestion.

4
5
6
1
2
3
7
8
9

Rogue One is awesome, but I wouldn’t watch it until at least 4, 5 and 6 are done.
 

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Watch them by their original release. The old ones still hold up today. Your kids will love Jedi. It was my favorite as a kid but now A New Hope is my favorite.
 
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3GenClone

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1 - The Phantom Menace
2 - Attack of the Clones
3 - Revenge of the Sith
-Solo-
-Rogue One-
4 - A New Hope
5 - The Empire Strikes Back
6 - Return of the Jedi
7 - The Force Awakens
8 - The Last Jedi
9 - The Rise of Skywalker

Edit: Didn't mean for this post to be the recommended viewing order. The OP asked for the titles next to the number in a previous post.

Solo and Rogue One are Star Wars films that don't have numbers.
 
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JM4CY

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1 - The Phantom Menace
2 - Attack of the Clones
3 - Revenge of the Sith
-Solo-
-Rogue One-
4 - A New Hope
5 - The Empire Strikes Back
6 - Return of the Jedi
7 - The Force Awakens
8 - The Last Jedi
9 - The Rise of Skywalker
This seems to be a different opinion than most. Why would one go this route?