Star Wars is a phenomenon of our time . A universe in itself in which, through heroes and villains deeply rooted in popular culture, science fiction, fantasy and the most popcorn adventure manifest and explode on the screen, giving the viewer and fan some of the most iconic moments of the seventh art.
But starting to see it can become a little gibberish. The good news is that here you will find the most complete and practical guide to Star Wars with all the movies and series in chronological order.
At VidaExtra we have gathered in one place all the productions for the small and big screen that are part of the Star Wars canon and we have ordered them according to the official timeline, detailing the year in which the films were released or the number of chapters of each series, as well as its connection to the main saga. The best tool whether you want to do the ultimate Star Wars marathon or just want to locate when a movie or series takes place.
Because the Star Wars phenomenon is much bigger than the classic trilogy, but the best thing is that there are many different ways to delve into its rich universe. At VidaExtra we are going to offer you the most complete chronology so that you can choose where and how to immerse yourself in the phenomenon and from what point to start. And it is worth remembering that in Disney Plus, in addition, you will be able to see all the productions that have been released, but also those that will arrive in the future.
Without further ado, all the Star Wars movies and series in chronological order. From the production series Star Wars: The Acolyte to the transgressive Made in Japan animation of Visions , passing, of course, through the nine films in the Skywalker saga.
1) Star Wars: The Acolyte
- Series in production. 1 season
The first announced series set in the High Republic era , taking place hundreds of years before the first films. This period is currently being explored in novels and books, reflecting the golden days of the Jedi Knights , the upholders of peace and order in the galaxy.
The Acolyte has been described as a mystery thriller in which we will see the contrast between the light of the Jedi and a shadow that has begun to spread throughout the galaxy promoted by dark powers and wills. An ideal time for new adventures and an interesting blank page for everything that will happen in the rest of the movies and series.
2) Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi
- Series in production. 1 season of 6 digital animation shorts.
The perfect prelude to the Star Wars universe and, more specifically, to fully address the Skywalker Saga , its central event. Tales of the Jedi is an analogy of six original stories that will show us the past of Qui Gon Jinn, Ahsoka Tano and other notable Jedis who will play a fundamental role during the last days of the Galactic Republic.
3) Star Wars: The Phantom Menace
- Episode I from the Skywalker Saga. Film.
- Premiere: 1999
Long ago, in a galaxy far, far away , two Jedi Knight protectors of the Galactic Republic took part in an impending conflict between an ambitious trade federation and a peaceful planet. This undeclared invasion was only the first step toward a larger shadow plan, a phantom threat, to seize control of all systems.
The fate of the war will be in the hands of the Jedi Qui Gon Jinn and Obi Wan Kenobi , but the hope of victory rests with Anakin Skywalker , a young man found by chance on a remote planet with an extraordinary connection to the cosmic energy known as the Force.
4) Star Wars: Attack of the Clones
- Episode II of the Skywalker Saga. Film.
- Premiere: 2002
Young Anakin Skywalker has become a skilled and promising Jedi apprentice under the prophecy of being the one who will restore balance to the Force, but a huge conflict arises from his feelings: as a Jedi he is torn between a forbidden love and his responsibilities as a Jedi. protector of the galaxy
Responsibilities that, on the other hand, will require your full attention: the same phantom threat of the past resurfaces with redoubled energies through a powerful Separatist alliance and the order of Jedi knights is not quickly overcome. The intervention of an army of clone troopers will be decisive in a war across the cosmos about to break out.
5) Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2003-2005)
- Microseries. 2 Seasons with 25 episodes.
- Issued: 2003-2005
The Clone Wars have begun. Anakin Skywalker is now a full-fledged Jedi Knight and fights side by side with his master, Obi Wan Kenobi. Desperate situations call for desperate measures and it becomes imperative to lead the clone troops in the face of a conflict that is already spanning the entire galaxy.
6) Star Wars: The Clone Wars, the movie
- Digital animation film. original story
- Premiere: 2008
The first digitally animated Star Wars film, the seventh film released in theaters and, at the same time, the prelude to the animated series of the same name. Star Wars: The Clone Wars, the film plunges us into one of the great conflicts of the Clone Wars while placing young Anakin Skywalker before his first great responsibility: training the reckless and promising Jedi apprentice Ahsoka Tano.
7) Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008-2020)
- Animation series. 7 Seasons with 133 episodes.
- Issued: 2008-2020
Star Wars: The Clone Wars is one of the largest Star Wars projects ever made, but its 133 episodes do not disappoint: through its seven seasons we will follow the Clone Wars from within with plots that greatly enrich the universe of The War of the Galaxies and, at the same time, serve as a bridge between episodes II and III of the Skywalker Saga.
8) Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith
- Episode III of the Skywalker Saga. Film.
- Premiere: 2005
The Clone Wars conclude with enormous losses and the remarkable weakening of the Jedi order. A moment that Sheev Palpatine , who was the Supreme Chancellor of the Republic, takes advantage of to carry out his initiative to turn the Galactic Republic into the first Galactic Empire. His first opinion: eliminate all the Jedi alive by giving precise instructions to the same clone troopers with whom they fought.
The greatest betrayal of the Jedi order, however, does not come from what remains of the senate or the clone armies: spurred on by fear, grief, and anger, Anakin Skywalker himself swears allegiance to the newly appointed Emperor Palpatine and confronts Obi Wan, who was his teacher. The duel of fates is inevitable and the future of the entire galaxy is at stake.
9) Star Wars: At Mala Remesa
- Animation series. 2 Seasons with 8 episodes broadcast to date.
- Issued: 2021
For years, clone troopers have been the main military force in the galaxy. Their genetic code, their strict instruction and the guidance of the Jedi have been decisive in their resistance to the Separatist forces.
But when less orthodox methods are needed, La Mala Remesa comes into play. Clones with alterations, but not defective, that allow them to take their own paths to achieve the impossible. And, since the establishment of the Empire, a serious threat to the Emperor’s plans.
10) Han Solo: A Star Wars Story
- Film. original story
- Premiere: 2018
The Empire has taken control of the galaxy, but the underworld on each planet continues to operate on its own. Han Solo , a reckless young man who dreams of becoming a pilot in a dark and cruel age , has grown up in them . Han has the initiative, fears nothing, and has a passion for speed. He now he just needs a fast enough ship.
11) Lando: A Star Wars Story
- Brand new series. 1 season.
Lando Calrissian is a known scoundrel and troublemaker throughout the galaxy, but you have to admit he’s lucky to get away with them. The series based on the well-known and charismatic Star Wars character was announced in December 2020 and will be set during the time of the galactic Empire. At the moment, only its premiere on Disney + has been confirmed, without a set release date.
12) Obi-Wan Kenobi
- original series. 1 Season with 6 episodes
- Issued: 2022
After the fall of the Jedi order and the unstoppable rise of the galactic Empire, Master Obi Wan Kenobi , one of the few surviving Jedi, decided to retire to a remote planet trying to remain unnoticed by the inquisitive forces of the Emperor and his executing arm: the tyrant Darth Vader.
Motivated by a sense of duty, a desperate call for help, and his remorse, what remains of Master Kenobi will rebuild with the intention of amending his mistakes. Even if it means resheathing his lightsaber.
13) Star Wars Rebels
- Animation series. 4 Seasons with 75 episodes.
- Issued: 2014-2018
Ezra Bridger, a young orphan from the planet Lothal, has just joined a ragtag group of adventurers united against the Galactic Empire. Rebels, yes, but with a very definite cause: to bring new hope to oppressed planets. What Ezra does not know is that his actions and achievements will end up giving rise to the spark that will lead to the creation of the Rebel Alliance.
14) Star Wars: Andor
- On-air series. 2 seasons with 24 confirmed episodes.
The Rebel Alliance has decided to take action. After serving the Confederacy of Independent Systems during the Clone Wars, Cassian Andor takes part in an intricate plot that blends the vast Star Wars universe with spy-thriller themes set in the darkest days of the galactic Empire.
15) Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
- Film. original story
- Premiere: 2016
The galactic Empire is developing the ultimate weapon to perpetuate its power: the Death Star , a moon-sized combat space station with the ability to destroy entire planets. Faced with this desperate situation, a group of rebels and adventurers decide to take action before it is too late.
16) Star Wars: A New Hope
- Episode IV from the Skywalker Saga. Film.
- Premiere: 1977
Two droids hunted by the Galactic Empire appear on a remote planet. Hidden in its circuitry is information on which the future of the entire galaxy depends: the plans for the Death Star . Darth Vader has set out to get them back at all costs, but against all odds, both the droids and the plans end up in the hands of a young farm boy: Luke Skywalker.
The humble young man and the droids set out in search of old Kenobi , an honorable Jedi master and veteran of the Clone Wars, who can help them bring the plans to the Rebel Alliance base. Along the way, Luke and old Kenobi must escape the planet escorted by the renegade smuggler Han Solo , free Leia , a reckless and impulsive princess; and even start a desperate attack against the Empire itself.
17) Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
- Episode V of the Skywalker Saga. Film.
- Premiere: 1980
The Rebel Alliance has managed to defeat the Galactic Empire against all odds, but neither Darth Vader nor the Emperor have been defeated: their military forces scour every planetary system to find the rebels and eradicate the threat once and for all.
Meanwhile, on a remote and virtually uninhabited planet, Luke Skywalker has decided to complete his training as a Jedi Knight wielding his father’s lightsaber. The universe needs the intervention of a Jedi protector again, and Luke is fully aware that his connection to the force will ultimately make all the difference in the inevitable battle for the galaxy.
18) Star Wars: Return of the Jedi
- Episode VI from the Skywalker Saga. Film.
- Premiere: 1983
Luke is already a mighty Jedi Knight , and the Empire is finalizing construction of a second Death Star. The fate of the entire Galaxy will be decided in three unique settings: in an intense battle in space, in the forested area of a huge moon, and in the bowels of the space station itself.
The entire Rebel Alliance has assembled to begin the final attack on the Empire. A desperate assault in which the entire fate of the Galaxy is at stake. And yet, both Darth Vader and the Emperor himself are counting on it.
19) Star Wars: The Mandalorian
- original series. 3 Seasons, 18 episodes aired so far.
- Issue: since 2018
The recent fall of the Empire has had an enormous impact that has been felt fitfully in the underworld of the Galaxy and its most remote corners. In fact, the instability has made the activities of rogue bounty hunters more risky and interesting.
One of these bounty hunters has something more or less similar to a moral code. Known under the pseudonym The Mandalorian , he has just been given a particularly unusual assignment: delivering a child of a strange alien species to former agents of the Empire. What is special about that creature?
20) The Boba Fett Book
- original series. 1 Season with 7 episodes
- Issued: 2021
Boba Fett has been one of the most feared bounty hunters in the entire Galaxy. At least, until she was presumed dead. After a long agony in the desert of a planet far from the law, Fett resurfaces starting a cycle of redemption, undertaking new plans that include becoming a respected lord of organized crime. Which implies crushing and subduing whoever tries to finish him off.
21) Star Wars: Ahsoka
- Brand new series. 1 season
Announced in December 2020, Star Wars: Ahsoka tells the story of Anakin Skywalker’s former apprentice in the days after the fall of the empire. The number of chapters and other details related to its plot are unknown, but it will unify and continue the chronology of Star Wars: The Clone Wars , Star Wars: Rebels and The Mandalorian.
22) Star Wars: The Resistance
- animated series. 2 Seasons with 40 episodes.
- Issued: 2018-2019
Kazuda “Kaz” Xiono is a skilled pilot at the service of the New Republic established after the final fall of the Empire. Directly commissioned by General Leia, who took part in the Emperor’s defeat, Kaz will investigate the mysterious rise of a military movement known as The First Order whose purposes seem to be aligned with the same phantom threat that terrorized the entire galaxy.
23) Star Wars: The Force Awakens
- Episode VII from the Skywalker Saga. Film.
- Premiere: 2015
The military regime known as The First Order has seized the initiative and is attacking the New Republic head-on: the colossal Starkiller space base makes its way between worlds under the threat of annihilating entire planets while a new cult makes its way. Meanwhile, the veteran rebels who years ago managed to stop the empire are asking the same question : Where is Luke Skywalker?
24) Star Wars: The Last Jed
- Episode VII from the Skywalker Saga. Film.
- Premiere: 2017
Rey has managed to find the whereabouts of Luke Skywalker and sets out on his search, however the powerful Jedi seems to have reasons to stay away and hidden from what is happening in the rest of the Galaxy. Still, the older Skywalker is impressed by her enormous potential and her strong connection to the Force.
25) Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
- Episode IX from the Skywalker Saga. Film.
- Premiere: 2019
A mysterious transmission has spread through all the systems of the galaxy spreading terror: Emperor Palpatine managed to survive the destruction of the second Death Star and his return seems imminent.
26) Star Wars: Visions
- Anime. Short stories. 2 Seasons with nine short films broadcast
- Issue: From 2021
Released in September 2021, Star Wars Visions is an anthology of short stories, not directly related to each other or to the events of the Skywalker Saga , and distinguished by its very strong Japanese style.
The future of Star Wars in film and television
While we’ve covered everything scheduled and established in the Star Wars timeline in our comprehensive review, there’s still a generous batch of movies, series, and animated projects announced and yet to fit on the timeline.
Some are productions dedicated to the little ones in the house and others are new big-budget movies and even a new trilogy. Among the presented and already confirmed we have:
- Star Wars A Droid Story , based on the adventures of the Star Wars droids
- Star Wars Rogue Squadron , a film focused on the exciting space battles of the saga
- Star Wars: Skeleton Crew , with Jude Law leading the cast. We know it will take place after Return of the Jedi.
- A film directed by Taika Waititi
- A film produced by Kevin Feige
- An untitled film to be released in 2025
- An untitled film to be released in 2027
- And, finally, a new untitled trilogy of which no details are available.
Along with all of the above, we cannot forget the minor stories within the chronology and compiled in the animated series Star Wars: Forces of Destiny and Star Wars Galaxy of Adventures , as well as numerous canceled projects, among which it is worth remembering Star Wars: Rangers of the New Republic.