Including prequels, sequels and spin-offs there are almost a dozen chapters of Star Wars. But did you realise you actually only need to watch five of them? Here’s the story, in the best viewing order.
Episode IV: A New Hope
In which a farmboy, a smuggler, a walking carpet and an old Jedi knight set off to save a princess.
Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
In which farmboy Luke becomes a student Jedi and ends up with the galaxy’s worst daddy complex.
Episode II: The Attack of the Clones
In which sinister Chancellor Palpatine hatches his plan to ensnare a thousand worlds under his reign.
Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
In which your faith is tested by stiff performances but redeemed (barely) by the rise of Darth Vader.
Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
In which son faces father, audience chokes on Ewoks and the Empire is toppled with sticks and stones.