“Star Wars” is the creation of George Lucas. George Lucas is the iconic creator of not only the “Star Wars” universe but also the Indiana Jones character. Although the “Indiana Jones flicks” are really popular, most people know him through the “Star Wars” franchise.

In 1977, Lucas released the first “Star Wars” movie, not knowing how much impact it would have. It became the highest-grossing film at that time and the movie also won six Oscars. The cult following the franchise inspired is massive. In celebration of the inspiration and joy the “Star Wars” series has brought us, here are our top 3 “Star Wars” movies.

  1. Star Wars Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

This is in our opinion, the best “Star Wars” movie for several reasons. The first reason is that it has really good production, as well as editing. This movie was very realistic and grim, for some it was too grim. However, it gave the “Star Wars” universe a lot more depth. “The Empire Strikes Back” played a pivotal role in the “Star Wars” universe, because it was the second part of a trilogy, which means it needed to hold the first and third movies together – which it did.

  1. Star Wars Episode IV – A New Hope (1977)

There is usually a tie between “A New Hope” and “The Empire Strikes Back” for first place in lists like this one. Some critics think “A New Hope” should be the best film, because it paved the way for “The Empire Strikes Back.” “A New Hope” is more than just a good film. After all, this is the movie that started it all. This is the movie that brought Lucas to the limelight, but in our opinion, “The Empire Strikes Back” is slightly better. “A New Hope” is a wonderful movie that defied the odds and continues to inspire fans of the franchise.

  1. Star Wars Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (1983)

If it wasn’t already obvious that we favored the first trilogy, then it is now. “Return of the Jedi” belongs in the top 3 “Star Wars” movies, because it is a great conclusion to the masterpiece of the first trilogy. It ends on a more positive note, the set design is wonderful and it is satisfying to watch Luke Skywalker gain confidence. Some people may not agree with this choice, but we stand by it.

There are several ways to look at the ranking of the “Star Wars” movies. We chose to rank them according to how much we liked them, but you could also rank them according to how much they made in the box office. In this case, The Force Awakens would come in first place.

In conclusion, these are our top 3 “Star Wars” movies. If you have never seen a “Star Wars” movie, you should definitely start with the original trilogy. If you’re a “Star Wars” fan, let us know your top 3 “Star Wars” movies!