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Star Wars TV Shows Ranked by Tomatometer

See where The Acolyte ranks!

From 1978, with the one-time airing of The Star Wars Holiday Special, to the early 21st century, the Galaxy Far, Far Away’s relationship to television was fraught with difficulty. A handful of live-action TV movies and animated series in the 1980s proved the resources did not yet exist to produce the look and feel of Star Wars in a weekly format — although the Ewoks cartoon got pretty close by surviving for two whole seasons. Flash forward to 2003, and the Genndy Tartakovsky–produced Star Wars: The Clone Wars offered a way to dramatize Star Wars stories on television in a compelling and cost-effective way.

Then the subsequent 3D-animated Clone Wars series in 2008 started a tradition of Star Wars television that continues today with animated shows like Star Wars: The Bad Batch and the live-action success of The Mandalorian, the latter becoming a gateway to an ever-evolving story tangential to the Skywalker Saga, but just as epic. Much of that story can be attributed to 2008’s Clone Wars supervising director, Dave Filoni, who went on to create or co-create most of the extant Star Wars television.

Of course, the quality and appreciation of each show varies — especially with 2021’s Book of Boba Fett. And now with the live-action Ahsoka and The Acolyte series entering the Star Wars galaxy, let’s rank the franchise’s shows and TV and streaming movies, with the Certified Fresh first.

Andor: Season 1 (2022)

Adjusted Score: 96873%
Critics Consensus: A gritty adventure told from the ground perspective of the Empire's reign, Andor is an exceptionally mature and political entry into the Star Wars mythos -- and one of the best yet.

Adjusted Score: 102204%
Critics Consensus: Gorgeously animated and wildly creative, Visions is an eclectic, but wholly enjoyable collection of Star Wars stories that breathe new life into the galaxy.

Adjusted Score: 95502%
Critics Consensus: Action-packed and expertly-crafted -- if at times a bit too withholding -- The Mandalorian is a welcome addition to the Star Wars universe that benefits greatly from the cuteness of its cargo.

Adjusted Score: 95045%
Critics Consensus: With fan favorites and fresh faces galore both in front of and behind the camera,The Mandalorian's sophomore season solidifies its place as one of Star Wars's most engaging and exciting sagas.
Directed By: Jon Favreau

Adjusted Score: 94812%
Critics Consensus: Taking fresh risks with Star Wars lore while having infectious fun playing with the stylistic trappings of a galaxy far, far away, The Acolyte is a Padawan series with the potential to become a Master.

Adjusted Score: 88987%
Critics Consensus: Mileage may vary by a couple parsecs as The Mandalorian becomes more and more about the connective tissue of broader Star Wars lore, but this remains one of the most engaging adventures in a galaxy far, far away.

Adjusted Score: 97300%
Critics Consensus: Elevated by Rosario Dawson's strong performance in the title role and a solid story that balances new and old elements of the Star Wars saga, Ahsoka is a must-watch for fans of the franchise.

Adjusted Score: 87449%
Critics Consensus: The Bad Batch's beautifully animated adventure may be too lore heavy for casual viewers, but fans will enjoy diving deeper into this dastardly cast of characters.

Adjusted Score: 116295%
Critics Consensus: This won't be the Obi-Wan Kenobi some viewers are looking for, but Ewan McGregor's soulful performance and some refreshing twists make this a satisfying -- if circuitous -- addition to the Star Wars saga.

Adjusted Score: 77614%
Critics Consensus: The Force isn't fully with this Lego Star Wars adventure, but its affectionate franchise callbacks and self-aware humor should please fans looking to spend their holidays in a galaxy far, far away...
Synopsis: "The LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special" reunites Rey, Finn, Poe, Chewie, Rose and the droids for a joyous feast on... [More]
Directed By: Ken Cunningham

Adjusted Score: 101169%
Critics Consensus: Under the reliable stewardship of Dave Filoni, Tales of the Jedi is an absorbing expansion of Star Wars lore that will delight Padawan-level fans and encyclopedic Force scholars alike.

Adjusted Score: 101438%
Critics Consensus: Animated with all the vibrancy of a crackling lightsaber, Star Wars: Visions' second volume is the work of Jedi Masters.

Adjusted Score: 66597%
Critics Consensus: The Force is with these Rebels in a thrilling conclusion that plays to its characters' strengths while serving up plenty of galactic spectacle.

Adjusted Score: 30947%
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Adjusted Score: 38458%
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Directed By: Bosco Ng

Adjusted Score: 27019%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: After the events of “The Rise of Skywalker,” Poe and BB-8 must make an emergency landing on the volcanic planet... [More]
Directed By: Ken Cunningham

Adjusted Score: 68751%
Critics Consensus: Rebels adds new dimension to an unexplored sector of the Star Wars timeline, inserting a ragtag group of lovable characters into a galactic adventure that all ages can enjoy.

Adjusted Score: 92068%
Critics Consensus: Star Wars: Resistance's streamlined story sets the stage for exciting adventures -- and seems poised to explore a canvas stocked with immediately relatable characters and plenty of potential.

Adjusted Score: 91327%
Critics Consensus: The second bundle of The Bad Batch retains all the same virtues and vices as the first: a slick Star Wars adventure geared toward diehard fans at the expense of more casual viewers.

Adjusted Score: 46547%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Looking for a much-needed break from stormtroopers and TIE fighters, Finn arranges a surprise vacation for his friends Rey, Poe,... [More]
Directed By: Ken Cunningham

Adjusted Score: 90078%
Critics Consensus: Star Wars takes a walk on the Dark Side in this fleet and filling animated series, which conjures just enough excitement to get fans' lightsabers rattling.
Directed By: Dave Filoni, Carrie Beck

Adjusted Score: 89172%
Critics Consensus: Mobilizing for one last hurrah with plenty of easter eggs and rousing action still left in its arsenal, The Bad Batch ends on a good note.

Adjusted Score: 55108%
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Directed By: Genndy Tartakovsky

Adjusted Score: 67856%
Critics Consensus: The Book of Boba Fett could never match the adventures that existed in fans' imaginations for decades, but it earns its commission with spectacular set pieces and Temuera Morrison's commanding presence.

Adjusted Score: 25920%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: ... [More]
Directed By: Steven D. Binder

Adjusted Score: 23337%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: When a family's spacecraft crashes on the forest moon of planet Endor, teenage son Mace (Eric Walker) and his little... [More]
Directed By: John Korty

Adjusted Score: -1%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Hermit Noa (Wilford Brimley), Ewok Wicket (Warwick Davis) and furry Teek rescue a girl (Aubree Miller) and an Ewok family... [More]
Directed By: Jim Wheat, Ken Wheat

Adjusted Score: -1%
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Directed By: George Lucas

Star Wars: Ewoks (1985)

Synopsis: The adventures of Wicket W. Warwick and his friends on the forest moon of Endor.... [More]