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Run Time: 2:15
U.S. Home Release Date: 2018-09-25
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence)
Genre: Science Fiction/Adventure
Director: Ron Howard
Cast: Alden Ehrenreich, Joonas Suotamo, Woody Harrelson, ...

The prioritization of highlighting moments of "Star Wars" lore over telling a compelling story makes "Solo" feel overlong and anticlimactic.

Run Time: 1:51
U.S. Release Date: 2017-12-22
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Violence)
Genre: Drama
Director: Steven Spielberg
Cast: Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Bob Odenkirk, ...

"The Post" offers a stirring reminder of the importance of unsung heroes in protecting the American way of life.

Run Time: 2:32
U.S. Release Date: 2017-12-15
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence)
Genre: Science Fiction/Adventure
Director: Rian Johnson
Cast: Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Daisy Ridley, ...

Standout, signature scenes make for moments of great viewing power but can’t hide the flaws of an untidy, overlong story.

Run Time: 2:13
U.S. Release Date: 2016-12-16
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence)
Genre: Science Fiction/Adventure
Director: Gareth Edwards
Cast: Felicity Jones, Peter Cushing, Jimmy Smits, ...

As one of 2016’s most anticipated films, it doesn’t let down the legions who have been waiting for it.

Run Time: 1:55
U.S. Release Date: 2016-07-01
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Fantasy/Adventure
Director: Steven Spielberg
Cast: Ruby Barnhill, Mark Rylance, Penelope Wilton, ...

Unlikely to excite the imagination (or the box office) in the way many of Spielberg’s classics have.

Run Time: 2:15
U.S. Release Date: 2015-12-18
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence)
Genre: Science Fiction/Adventure
Director: J.J. Abrams
Cast: Harrison Ford, Anthony Daniels, Domhnall Gleeson, ...

A solid space opera spectacle with enough nostalgia to overpower even the most hard-hearted child of the ‘70s and ‘80s but it relies a little too much on recycling old plot elements.

Run Time: 2:15
U.S. Release Date: 1983-05-25
MPAA Rating: "PG" (Violence)
Genre: Science Fiction/Adventure
Director: Richard Marquand
Cast: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, ...

A case can be made that "Return of the Jedi" is the worst installment of the entire Lucas-helmed "Star Wars" series.

Run Time: 2:06
U.S. Release Date: 1980-05-21
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Science Fiction/Adventure
Director: Irvin Kershner
Cast: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, ...

"The Empire Strikes Back" is a true classic. It has scope and grandeur. It has heroics and tragedy. It can make us laugh and cry. It can make us get up and cheer. It can shock us to the very core of our beings.

Run Time: 2:09
U.S. Release Date: 1977-05-25
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Science Fiction/Adventure
Director: George Lucas
Cast: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, ...

This was the movie that reshaped the industry (for better or worse); it’s possible to argue that no more important film was released during the second half of the 20th century.

Run Time: 2:20
U.S. Release Date: 2005-05-19
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence)
Genre: Science Fiction
Director: George Lucas
Cast: Ewan McGregor, Hayden Christensen, Natalie Portman, ...

"Revenge of the Sith" exists not only as a fine chapter in its own right but its existence improves the other five segments.