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Star Wars TV Ranked

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 series entering the Star Wars galaxy, let’s rank the franchise’s shows and TV and streaming movies. Titles without Tomatometer scores are alphabetized below the ranking.

Synopsis: Six brand-new animated shorts featuring parables built around Jedi from the prequel era. Journey into the lives of two distinctly... [More]

Adjusted Score: 26814%
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

Star Wars Rebels (2014)

Synopsis: This animated entry in the "Star Wars" franchise fills the gap between the events of "Episode III" and "Episode IV."... [More]

Andor (2022)

Synopsis: Rebel spy Cassian Andor's formative years of the Rebellion.... [More]

Star Wars: Visions (2021)

Synopsis: Animation studios from around the world bring their unique perspectives to the "Star Wars" universe through a series of short... [More]

Synopsis: The first weekly TV series from Lucasfilm Animation chronicles the adventures of Anakin Skywalker, Yoda, Obi-Wan Kenobi and other popular... [More]

Synopsis: Young New Republic pilot Kazuda Xiono is recruited by Resistance Commander Poe Dameron for a secret mission on Colossus --... [More]

The Mandalorian (2019)

Synopsis: After the fall of the Galactic Empire, a lone gunfighter makes his way through the outer reaches of the lawless... [More]

Star Wars: Ahsoka (2023)

Synopsis: Former Jedi knight Ahsoka Tano investigates an emerging threat to a vulnerable galaxy.... [More]

Adjusted Score: 45774%
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

Synopsis: Members of a unique squad of clones find their way in a changing galaxy in the aftermath of the Clone... [More]

Obi-Wan Kenobi (2022)

Synopsis: The Jedi Master contends with the consequences of his greatest defeat -- the downfall and corruption of his one-time friend... [More]

Adjusted Score: 77597%
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

Synopsis: On the sands of Tatooine, bounty hunter Boba Fett and mercenary Fennec Shand navigate the Galaxy's underworld and fight for... [More]

Adjusted Score: 25917%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: ... [More]
Directed By: Steven D. Binder

Adjusted Score: 23324%
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%
Critics Consensus:
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]