All Seven Star Wars Movies, Ranked From Worst To Best

All Seven Star Wars Movies, Ranked From Worst To Best

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Star Wars has been part of pop culture since 1977. Since it first came out in theaters, millions of people have joined the fandom and anticipate the new arrivals into the Star Wars universe. In honor of Star Wars: The Last Jedi coming out December 15, 2017, I am ranking all seven trilogy films from worst to best.

7. Star Wars: The Phantom Menace


The one that (technically) starts it all. This movie could have been so good, but sadly, the plot line just wasn't there. It's hard to follow what is going on in the storyline, and it leaves viewers confused and bored. If this was the actual first movie to be released, this would more than likely be the only Star Wars movie in existence.

6. Star Wars: Attack of the Clones

A similar dilemma as Phantom Menace, this movie fails to keep viewers intrigued. However, in this one a forbidden love story starts to develop, which gives the story a little more excitement. Also, Hayden Christensen and Ewan McGregor are really hot and have a nice bromance going, so that adds a couple points, but not enough to place this movie any higher on the list.

5. Star Wars: A New Hope

Okay, okay, I know you probably think I'm crazy for ranking the one that started it all this low, but hear me out. This movie takes forever to get going, and tends to be boring until Luke meets Obi-Wan. Until then, he's just a whiny teenage farm boy who happens upon some pretty cool droids. Don't get me wrong-this is a good movie. It started a franchise. There were just better movies that came after.

4. Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Let's be real, The Force Awakens has pretty much the exact same plotline as A New Hope. What bumps it above the original is the nostalgia that surrounds the entire movie. It manages to introduce a new era of characters while still majorly incorporating the loved originals. I suspect there are more plot twists coming our way, but for now this is all we have, making this movie George Lucas's middle child.

3. Star Wars: Return of the Jedi

Return of the Jedi is exactly what Star Wars needed to finish off its original trilogy. It is complete with fight scenes, surprising revelations, and a feel good ending. However, it loses points because it gets off to a slow start, plus the Ewoks are insanely annoying, and the movie probably would have been better off without them. Overall, a quality movie that can be watched anytime you need to be reminded that all things work out in the end.

2. Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith

I don't care what anyone says: this is a GOOD movie. It is so vital to the movies that take place after it. This movie gives Anakin depth. It makes it known that he loves Padme, and she is reason he is able to turn back from the dark side later on. The only reason he turned in the first place was to try and learn how to save her because he kept having dreams of her dying in child birth. Padme (and the children he had with her) were the good in him all those years, and he was able to turn back to the light because of that love he had for her. Also, that scene with Obi-Wan yelling "You were the chosen one! I loved you!" pulls on my heartstrings every time. I know pretty much everyone can't stand the prequels, but this movie is pretty fantastic, and I'll never stop defending it.

1. Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

THIS. MOVIE. It has everything. It really does. It has action, a love triangle (even though it's kinda gross now, but hey no one knew better at the time), and of course-the plot twist to end all plot twists. Seriously, though. Can you imagine what happened in the theater when that oh so famous revelation was first made? It honestly must have been pandemonium. This is also the first time we see Darth Vadar without his helmet on. It's only for a second, but it shows his scars on his face and suggests there is more depth to him than meets the eye. Yoda is introduced in this movie, and he is such a pivotal character in Luke's training. Luke wouldn't have been able fight his father had he not trained with Yoda. This movie honestly has it all. 10/10, George Lucas. 10/10.

So there you have it. Star Wars is a franchise that has united so many generations because it has pumped out seven (soon to be eight) movies in forty years. Anyone of any age can enjoy it, and because of that, it has become a sensation. In a few years, there will be nine total movies to rank, and I honestly cannot wait for that day. Until then, this is what we have. And boy, do we have something good.

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What Your Hogwarts House Says About You

Get yourself sorted and find out where you belong in the world of witchcraft and wizardry.
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Sorting at Hogwarts is a big deal. Being sorted into a house is essentially being placed into a family while you are away from home learning about witchcraft and wizardry. Your house is made up of the people you will live with, go to classes with, play Quidditch with and everything in between. You basically spend 24/7 with them. Your Hogwarts house is your home away from home.

When you get sorted into a house, it is based on your personality traits. The people in your house are typically like-minded people who display the same characteristics as you.

When you’re a first year at Hogwarts, the minute you set foot in the castle you are swept into the Great Hall to have the ancient Sorting Hat placed on your head. This Sorting Hat decides which “family” you’ll be spending your seven years with.

For some, it is very obvious which house they will be in, due to certain personality traits they possess. For others, they may exemplify traits that fit a multitude of houses and are uncertain where they may end up.

To find out where you belong, you can take the official "Harry Potter" Sorting Hat quiz at Pottermore.com. For all you muggles out there, these are the characteristics that the houses possess and what your house says about you:

Gryffindor: The house of the brave, loyal, courageous, adventurous, daring and chivalrous. Those who stand up for others are typically Gryffindors. Brave-hearted is the most well-known Gryffindor characteristic, and Gryffindors are also known for having a lot of nerve.

Gryffindors are people who hold a multitude of qualities alongside the ones listed, making them a very well-rounded house. People who are Gryffindors are often people who could fit nicely into another house but choose to tell the sorting hat they want Gryffindor (there's that bravery). "Do what is right" is the motto Gryffindors go by.

Being a Gryffindor means that you're probably the adventurous and courageous friend, and you are usually known for doing what is right.

Ravenclaw: The house is known for their wisdom, intelligence, creativity, cleverness and knowledge. Those who value brains over brawn can be found here. Ravenclaws often tend to be quite quirky as well. "Do what is wise" is the motto they strive to follow.

Though Ravenclaws can be know-it-alls sometimes, they most likely do know what the wisest decision is.

If you are known for being the quirky friend, the smartest in the group or just great at making wise decisions, you're definitely a Ravenclaw.

Hufflepuff: This house values hard work, dedication, fair play, patience, and loyalty. Hufflepuff’s are known for being just and true. "Do what is nice" is their motto.

Hufflepuff is known as the “nice house” and believes strongly in sparing peoples feelings and being kind. This is not to say that Hufflepuffs aren't smart or courageous. Hufflepuffs just enjoy making others happy and tend to be more patient towards people.

If you ever find that you are too nice for your own good and cannot bear to hurt someone’s feelings, congratulations, you are a Hufflepuff.

Slytherin: This is the house of the cunning, prideful, resourceful, ambitious, intelligent, and determined. Slytherin's love to be in charge and crave leadership. "Do what is necessary" is the motto of this house.

Slytherin is a fairly well-rounded house, similar to the other houses. They are loyal to those that are loyal to them just as Gryffindors are and are intelligent as Ravenclaws.

Slytherin house as a whole is not evil, despite how many dark wizards come out of this house. That is merely based on the choices of those wizards (so if your friend is a Slytherin, don’t judge, it doesn’t mean they are mean people). Slytherins do, however, have a tendency to be arrogant or prideful. This is most likely due to the fact that everyone in Slytherin is exceedingly proud to be there.

What Hogwarts house you’re in says a lot about the person you are, the traits you possess and how you may act in some situations. But in the end, your house is really just your home that is always there for you. Always.


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10 Places From Movies And TV You Can Visit In Real Life

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I am constantly so enamored by the world of Hollywood and by going to visit places I have seen on screen. It's always such an unreal feeling to see where my favorite pieces of entertainment were shot. Here are 10 places from some of our favorite movies to see and visit in the real world!

The High School from "10 Things I Hate About You"

If you have ever wanted to dance on the same stairs as Heath Ledger or just stand in the same courtyard as Julia Stiles then you're in luck! Along the water in Tacoma, Washington, Stadium High School is located which was used both inside and out as the high school from one of the greatest teen movies of all time. This school is massive and so beautiful it's almost Hogwarts level stunning.

Pacific Coast Academy from  "Zoey 101"

Growing up I always dreamed about going to Pacific Coast Academy and being best friends with Jamie Lynn Spears and one of those things can (kinda) become a reality! Located in Malibu is a beautiful campus called Pepperdine University and it is the school they used to shoot scenes of Zoey and the gang at PCA. It is a christian based college and is prestigious in it's own right so if unlike me you are smart enough you can live out my dreams.

Central City Police Department from "The Flash"

Have you ever wanted to show up to Detective Joe West's place of work? Well head to the Vancouver City Hall in Vancouver, Canada and you will recognize your surroundings as the Central City Police Department! If you are lucky enough to show up on a filming day, you might even seen the man himself — Barry Allen.

Forks High School from The Twilight Saga

Personally, I am more invested in Bella and Jacob but for all my Team Edward ladies (and gentleman) you can visit the real-life school where Bella and Edward first met and their love blossomed into whatever obsessive weird thing it was. They also used the parking lot at this school to film the infamous scene where Edward saves Bella from getting crushed by a car. The school is called Kalama High School and is located in Kalama, Washington

Max And Dani's House from "Hocus Pocus"

Anyone with taste loves the movie Hocus Pocus — that's just facts! And I have some good news for fans of the film...you can visit the infamous Denison house! Located in none other than Salem, Massachusetts you will find this beautiful home where my favorite siblings once lived.

Silent Hill from "Silent Hill"

I will say before talking about this place that visiting it is EXTREMELY dangerous as just like in the movie the town as been burning from below for years and years. This small town is called Centralia and is located Pennsylvania and has a roaring population of about four people.

Hobbiton from "Lord Of The Rings"

I am personally not a fan of Lord of the Rings but I know a lot of people are so I wanted to include this super cool place on the list. If you ever find yourself in New Zealand you can visit Hobbinton from the movies and spend a day living like your favorite characters.

Platform 9 3/4 from the Harry Potter Series

Now this place will unfortunately be packed with muggles of course but you can find it at King's Cross Station in London! If you are anything like me and are obsessed with these magical movies this is a dream destination just don't run too hard at the wall if you're a muggle it will probably end in a concussion.

East High from the High School Musical Saga

Located in Salt Lake City Utah is the real life East High that was used in the filming of all three High School Musical movies. It is my absolute dream to attend this high school and walk the halls of the greatest high school of all time. They used both the outside and inside and the school so every inch of the school will remind you of these great teen movies.

Gus and Hazel's Bench from "The Fault in Our Stars" 

If you ever wanted to visit the site of this kiss between star crossed lovers you're in luck! Located along a canal in Amsterdam is a bench that is clearly marked by all the fault in our stars graffiti. Recreate this cute picture with your significant other and use a quote from the movie — then you'll just win in life.

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