How to Watch Star Wars Movies in Order on Disney+

All the films are exclusively on Disney+ for now

There are two options for watching Star Wars movies. You can watch in the chronological order in which the movies take place or in the release order in which they came out.

The only place to stream Star Wars movies in on Disney+ so you'll need a subscription. If you don't have Disney+, you can rent the movies from iTunes, Amazon, Vudu, and other online movie rental services.

This article only covers Star Wars movies that were released theatrically. It doesn't include TV movies, animation like Clone Wars, or TV series like The Mandalorian.

How to Watch Star Wars in Chronological Order

Want to watch Star Wars movies in the order that the story takes place in the world of the characters? Then here's the order you should follow.

Movie Timing Where to Watch
Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace Takes place when Anakin Skywalker is still a kid Disney+
Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones Takes place when Anakin is a teen Disney+
Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith Takes place when Anakin is an adult, but before he becomes [spoilers!] Disney+
Solo: A Star Wars Story Takes place about 9 years after Episode III, and 10 years before Episode IV Disney+
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Ends just before Episode IV begins Disney+
Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope  Starts just after Rogue One ends Disney+
Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back Takes place after the destruction of the Death Star Disney+
Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi  Takes place about a year after The Empire Strikes Back Disney+
Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens Takes place about 34 years after Episode IV Disney+
Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi Takes place just after Episode VII Disney+
Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker Takes place about a year after Episode VIII Disney+

Want to watch these movies all in one long, amazing binge? Well, you better set aside a whole weekend. All together, the movies run a total of 1,489 minutes, or just under 25 hours. Add in some time for meals, bathroom breaks, and maybe a little sleep and it will take you the better part of two days to watch all of the Star Wars movies.

How to Watch Star Wars in Order of Release

Prefer to watch Star Wars movies in release order, starting with the original Star Wars trilogy, so you can get the feeling of what it was like to go to the theater to see them? Then this is the order you use.

Movie Release Date Where to Watch
Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope May 1977 Disney+
Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back May 1980 Disney+
Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi May 1983 Disney+
Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace May 1999 Disney+
Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones May 2002 Disney+
Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith  May 2005 Disney+
Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens Dec. 2015 Disney+
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Dec. 2016 Disney+
Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi Dec. 2017 Disney+
Solo: A Star Wars Story  May 2018 Disney+
Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker Dec. 2019 Disney+