This Is How Long It Takes to Watch Every Star Wars Film and Show

This Is How Long It Takes to Watch Every Star Wars Film and Show
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Star Wars fans, you’ll be excited to know that the annual celebration of all things Star Wars, May 4, is here.

If you’re hoping to celebrate the event with a solid binge session, I’d like to help facilitate the logistics of that.

Let’s start with what we’re going to watch

If you’d like to work your way through the movies alone, there are 12 in the collection. For the sake of this piece, I’m including all side stories and spin-offs in this list of films so flicks like Solo: A Star Wars Story win a place in my list.

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The full collection of Star Wars movies in order includes:

Episode I: The Phantom Menace (1999) Episode II: Attack of the Clones (2002) Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008) Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (2005) Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) Rogue One (2016) Episode IV: A New Hope (1977) Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980) Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (1983) Episode VII: The Force Awakens (2015) Episode VIII: The Last Jedi (2017) Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker (2019)

However, if you want to get the complete Star Wars experience you’re going to want to add major series to your binge session, too.

Obviously, you need to cut the list somewhere because there are also LEGO series and a heap of animated titles as well. I’ve decided to work with The Clone Wars series, Star Wars Rebels, The Bad Batch, The Book of Boba Fett and The Mandalorian.

If you think I’ve missed anything major feel free to yell at me about it in the comments and I’ll do my best to fill any gaps.

Our golden Star Wars binge list:

This Is How Long It Takes to Watch Every Star Wars Film and Show
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Episode I: The Phantom Menace Episode II: Attack of the Clones Star Wars: The Clone Wars Star Wars Clone Wars Series Episode III: Revenge of the Sith Solo: A Star Wars Story Star Wars Rebels Star Wars: The Bad Batch Rogue One Episode IV: A New Hope Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back Episode VI: Return of the Jedi The Mandalorian The Book of Boba Fett Episode VII: The Force Awakens Episode VIII: The Last Jedi Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker

You can find all of these on Disney +.

How long will it take you to watch it all?

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Credit: Disney

The films work out to be about a day’s worth of watching. I’ve worked it out to sit around 27 hours and 15 minutes long.

Series are considerably longer, of course, especially when you look at Clone Wars which is seven seasons long.

The Mandalorian is 660 minutes so far which equals about 11 hours. 

The Book of Boba Fett is about 5 hours and 30 minutes, and The Bad Batch is about 8 hours.

Clone Wars is 2 days, 18 hours and 30 minutes. (Unless you only watch key episodes, of course.)

Star Wars Rebels is about one day, 13 hours and 30 minutes

If my brain hasn’t turned to mush at this point (which it may have), that looks to be about 131 hours (and 45 minutes) of screen time aka nearly 5 and a half days.

There’s no feasible way to get through all of that on May 4, but that’s no reason not to give your Star Wars binge session your best shot. May the force be with you, pals.

You can find all of these Star Wars titles on Disney +  in Australia so hop on the service now to start your mission.

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