Star Wars has been a massive franchise for a couple of decades. With all the new (upcoming) movies, it might create some confusion for the timeline.

As a fan, I’m happy we are getting this expanded universe. There are so many stories to discover. I know it is a goldmine for Disney, but I do not mind as long as we receive good movies and tv shows.

This guide will lead you through the Star Wars Timeline. Also taking TV shows into consideration!


Your guide to the Star Wars Timeline from start to end! 

The Phantom Menace

The Phantom Menace

The first movie to set off the Star Wars timeline. There was a time before Darth Vader when he was still just a child named Annakin Skywalker.

We are also introduced to Obi-Wan Kenobi, C-3PO, and R2-D2. The existence of the Sith is revealed, together with a sith lord named “Darth Maul.”

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Attack Of The Clones

Attack of The Clones

Anakin Skywalker is 20 years old in “Attack of The Clones.” We get to see his first glimpse of the dark side after his mother got murdered.

Another major event is Anakin and Padmé getting married in secret.

This movie kicks off the Clone Wars between the Republic and the Separatists. The first creation of the Clone army has been put to use.

Clone wars

The Clone Wars

The animated TV show takes place between “Attack of The Clones” and “Revenge of the Sith.”

This is also an introduction to fan-Favorite Ahsoka Tano, a new Jedi Apprentice under Anakin. Yes, he had an apprentice, and it is considered to be canon!

Spoiler warning! 

The return of a presumed-dead character: Darth maul is back! And he talks!

Revenge of the sith

Revenge of the Sith

The last of the prequels! Anakin becomes desperate to save his beloved Padmé. He is willing to go be part of the Dark side to rescue her.

With Anakin turning over, the Empire’s creation is in order. Order 66 is activated to destroy the Jedi Order.

Obi-Wan fights Anakin in the ultimate face-off on Mustafar.

After Anakin’s defeat and injury, he becomes Darth Vader, the iconic villain!

Solo, a star wars movie


The story about Han Solo. Not only the story about Han but also one of the unique friendship between him and Chewbacca.

Star wars rebels

Star Wars Rebels

Another Animated TV show on this list!

Meet new characters like Kanan and Ezra. Kanan is one of the last Jedi survivors and is fighting the Empire with a small group of Rebels.

Star Wars Rogue One

Rogue one

Yen and her rebels are trying to steal the “Death Star plan” to discover its weakness. These plans were crucial for the destruction of the “Death Star” in “A New Hope.”

A New Hope

A New Hope

The start of it all. A New Hope sets the massive Star Wars franchise of, now loved by many fans.

Luke Skywalker join forces with Obi-wan Kenobi to save the galaxy from the Empire.

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The Empire Strikes back

The Empire strikes back

Luke begins his Jedi training with Yoda. He is taking his first steps in becoming a true Jedi.

The most famous Star Wars quote ever:

No, I am your father!

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The Last Jedi

The Return of the Jedi

The rebels are dispatched to Endor to destroy the second Death Star. Meanwhile, Luke wants to convince Darth Vader to come back from the dark side.

This the end of an epic trilogy.

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The Mandalorian

The Mandalorian

Disney+ brand new TV show takes place between the original trilogy and the latest trilogy “Age of resistance.”

IMDB: The travails of a lone bounty hunter in the outer reaches of the galaxy, far from the authority of the New Republic.

Star Wars Resistance


The latest animated TV show takes place during the newest trilogy. Because it consists of multiple episodes, this has been spread on the “Star Wars Timeline.”

The Force Awakens

The Force Awakens

A new threat arises, three decades after the Empire defeat. Rey and Finn, an ex-stormtrooper, team up in the search for Luke Skywalker.

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The Last Jedi

The Last Jedi

Rey is training under Luke Skywalker to learn about the Jedi ways. Meanwhile, the Resistance prepares for battle with the First Order.

The Rise of Skywalker

The Rise of Skywalker

The last movie of the Skywalker Saga.

The surviving members of the Resistance are facing the First Order once again, but there is a more significant threat. Palpatine has returned from death.

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The end of the Star Wars Timeline

I will keep this Star Wars Timeline up to date with every new movie. If Disney announces a new film, I will add it to the list.


LAST UPDATE: 11 April 2020