The complete list of Star Wars film release dates
The release of Star Wars films are some of the most anticipated dates in film history. While everyone when nuts with impatience in the year Empire was released, arguably the most anticipated dates in Star Wars film history were those for The Phantom Menace and The Force Awakens.
Here's a list of all the Star Wars film dates, and yes, we threw into the list the animated The Clone Wars film, and the two Ewok adventure spins offs as they are all part of the Star Wars family (who doesn't love a Gorax!). Yes, you too Star Wars Holiday movie.
|A New Hope||May 25, 1977|
|Star Wars Holiday Special||November 17, 1978|
|The Empire Strikes Back||May 21, 1980|
|Return of the Jedi||May 25, 1983|
|Caravan of Courage||November 25, 1984|
|The Battle for Endor||November 24, 1985|
|The Phantom Menace||May 19, 1999|
|Attack of the Clones||May 16, 2002|
|Star Wars: The Clone Wars||August 10, 2008|
|Revenge of the Sith||May 19, 2005|
|The Force Awakens||December 18, 2015|
|Rogue One||December 16, 2016|
|The Last Jedi||December 15, 2017|
|Episode IX||May 24, 2019|
So of these movies, the Holiday special and the two Ewok movies are no longer considered official canon.
You'll note that for the first six 'big movies' they traditionally had a release date of sometime in the month of may. New Hollywood marketing realities since those movies were made (and a delay in the production of The Force Awakens) meant the December Christmas Holiday season is the favoured release window.