All nine films in the ‘Skywalker Saga’ of the epic sci-fi film series. In ‘Star Wars: The Phantom Menace’ (1999) Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn (Liam Neeson) and his apprentice Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) embark upon a diplomatic mission to the planet Naboo. But when they are ambushed by Federation robots, they quickly realise that the negotiations are merely a decoy for a hostile invasion.
Joining forces with Jar Jar Binks (Ahmed Best) and the Naboo Queen Amidala (Natalie Portman), the Jedi manage to escape and journey to the trade planet of Tatooine, where Qui-Gon meets a young slave boy named Anakin (Jake Lloyd), whom he identifies as a potentially powerful Jedi. In ‘Star Wars: Attack of the Clones’ (2002) Anakin Skywalker (Hayden Christensen) disobeys the strictures of his Jedi training, embarking on a forbidden affair with Padmé (Portman) while his teacher Obi-Wan Kenobi’s investigation of assassination attempts against a senator leads him to the distant planet of Kamino and into the middle of a separatist plot which brings the Galactic Republic to the brink of civil war. In ‘Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith’ (2005), as the Clone Wars rage on, the rift between Chancellor Palpatine (Ian McDiarmid) and the Jedi Council widens with young Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker caught in the middle, his allegiances torn.
Seduced by promises of power and the temptations of the dark side, he pledges himself to the evil Darth Sidious and the Sith Order, becoming Darth Vader. Together, the Sith Lords set in motion a plot of revenge against the Jedi, in attempt to destroy them all. Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi tries to turn his former apprentice back to the light side, leading to a climactic lightsaber battle that will shape the fate of the galaxy forever.
In ‘Star Wars: A New Hope’ (1977), set 19 years after the formation of the Galactic Empire, the Death Star is nearing completion and will soon be capable of destroying planets. When Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher), leader of the Rebel Alliance, discovers the Empire’s plans, she is captured and taken to the Death Star. Meanwhile, farm boy Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) dreams of becoming a pilot.
On his travels he meets Obi-Wan Kenobi (Alex Guinness) who vows to teach Luke how to be a Jedi. When they discover that the princess has been kidnapped, they team up with smuggler Han Solo (Harrison Ford), Wookie Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew) and droids C-3PO (Anthony Daniels) and R2-D2 (Kenny Baker) in a bid to rescue her and ultimately aid the rebellion. In ‘Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back’ (1980) the Rebel Alliance flees the power of Darth Vader (Dave Prowse/voice of James Earl Jones) and finds refuge on the ice planet Hoth, but their base does not stay safe for long.
In ‘Star Wars: Return of the Jedi’ (1983) the Rebel Alliance continue to battle the evil Galactic Empire, as the ruthless Palpatine sets plans in motion to build a second Death Star with the purpose of wiping out the Rebels. In ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ (2015) Han Solo and Princess Leia are joined by scavenger Rey (Daisy Ridley), former stormtrooper Finn (John Boyega) and X-wing pilot Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac) as they face powerful forces from the dark side in the form of First Order commander Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) and his master Supreme Leader Snoke (Andy Serkis). In ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ (2017) the Resistance continues to be relentlessly pursued by the First Order following the destruction of Starkiller Base, leading Rey to seek out Jedi Master Luke Skywalker for help and guidance.
Finally, in ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ (2019) an evil force has reawakened, and the fractured Resistance unites to make a final stand in their battle with the First Order. Meanwhile, Supreme Leader of the First Order Kylo Ren investigates the new threat to his power and is offered help in defeating the Resistance in exchange for finding Rey, the last remaining Jedi.