So after watching TFA a few more times, I'm going to redo my list.
1: The Empire Strikes Back
A Deity standing tall in the Sci-Fi genre, The Empire Strikes Back is my favorite movie ever. Filled with memorable and emotional moments, great writing and acting, and fantastic effects, ESB is a powerful film that its audience can never forget.
2: A New Hope/Star Wars
The film that started the whole series, the Hook that reeled the audience in, A New Hope is a marvelous film. It created an entire, interesting universe that the viewers can really get into within just the first half of the film and gave the world some of the most iconic characters in all of cinema. For that alone, Star Wars is off-the-walls amazing, but then there's the story, the acting, the cinematography. All of these elements combined created this stew of awe.
3: The Force Awakens
Although fans and critics alike have critiqued the film for using plot elements of previous films, I personally don't see these as faults. The Force Awakens takes these memorable ideas used in films of old and wraps them in a new coat, making the experience feel new. It also mixed the past and present casts rather well, with their interactions feeling real and genuine. TFA also fits into the original films beautifully, looking, sounding, and feeling like it takes place in the same universe. Overall, it's a great movie and really got me excited for future additions to the series.
4: Return of the Jedi
Although Return of the Jedi is straight in the middle of this list, I still think it's a good film. With some of the most iconic scenes from any Star Wars movie, performances just as strong as its predecessors, and an epic conclusion to a trilogy that the original audience had been waiting for, RotJ should be the strongest in the trilogy, but its major downfall for me really hurts the film. This would be Han Solo. I don't know why, but he just seems a bit useless in the movie as a whole. He might've lead the Rebel forces in Endor, but besides that, I didn't really see his importance. It's not Harrison Ford's fault; he still gave a fantastic performance. I just think he should've played a slightly larger role. Overall, Return of the Jedi is my personal least favorite movie in the Original Trilogy, but still stands as one of my favorite films. It also had the best side/background characters in any movie ever. Praise Lord Ackbar and Queen Nien!
5: Revenge of the Sith
Let me get this right out of the way, I hate the Prequel Trilogy with a passion. They stained the name of Star Wars with poor acting, wretched humor, and some of the worst writing seen on this side of the pond. The only thing it has going for it is a killer soundtrack, but all Star Wars movies have one...
Revenge of the Sith is undoubtedly the best in this trilogy, but is still a weak and lifeless film. It's boring, it tries to create fake emotions in the audience, and is filled with action, just for action. It has some stuff going for it, such as Ewan McGregor's performance (It isn't breathtaking, but it's still notable), more emphasis on Palpatine (as long as you erase his lightsaber fight from your mind, you should be a-okay), and a pretty well-delivered speech from Obi-Wan after their final fight (Just fast forward a bit to avoid Anakin's I HATE CHOO CHOO). Besides all those things, it's just bland.
6: The Phantom Menace
Nearly everything about this film sucks
In fact, I'm just going to show a few quotes from the movie to prove my point:
"I saw your laser sword."
"My parts are showing? Oh, my goodness, oh!"
"You must have Jedi reflexes if you race pods."
"Ooh mooey mooey I love you!"
"Are you an angel?"
"There is no civility, only politics." It's sad if your own movie tells you its biggest fault
"There was no father. I carried him, I gave birth, I raised him. I can't explain what happened."
"Midi-chlorians are a microscopic life form that resides within all living cells."
"Meesa Jar-Jar Binks"
That should do it...
7: Attack of the Clones
Whenever I rewatch the movies in order, I dread when the opening crawl for Attack of the Clones begins. The film is just agonizing, terrible, putrid, other synonyms for bad.
Let's just start off with the two biggest issues, the acting and story. These kill the films quicker than a lion catching its prey. Everyone is extremely stiff, unlikable, and just make stupid decisions. The Dialogue just makes all of this stuff ten times better. That's where all of the smaller thing come in: CG-everything, politics, flying Yoda, Sir Christopher Lee's head copied and pasted for the lightsaber fight, politics, Anakin, politics, etc.
Overall, it's an incompetent film with more issues than BIONICLE 2016.