How many times 'I've got have a bad feeling about this' is said in Star Wars

Jun 9, 2016

The Star Wars movies are among the most quotable films around. Some lines have slipped into a permanent part of everyday culture. “That’s no moon” and “I find your lack of faith disturbing” are used all the time.

But arguably the most quoted line from Star Wars actually features in every single film, sometimes more than once. We are of course talking about the immortal:

“I’ve got a bad feeling about this”

It’s used when a character is about to enter into a situation that could end poorly, whether finding out the moon is not actually a moon or you’re about to try and rescue a kidnapped Sith Lord.

The phrase is spoken twice in A New Hope and Return of the Jedi. Every other movie says it once. Han Solo says the line three times, Obi-Wan twice. In total, the line has been said 10 times by 7 different characters.

The quote has been mixed up a little bit so we have also heard the following variants: "bad bad feeling," "very bad feeling," or "really bad feeling;" and also as "I've got a bad feeling about this."

Here are a list and description of every time that ‘I’ve got a bad feeling about this’ is used in a Star Wars movie

The Phantom Menace

"I have a bad feeling about this."

So Obi-Wan Kenobi says Obi-Wan to Qui-Gon Jinn at the start of the movie.

Attack of the Clones

"I've got a bad feeling about this."

Anakin Skywalker at Geonosis in the arena when he realizes what’s about to be released to eat them.

Revenge of the Sith

"Oh, I have a bad feeling about this."

Obi-Wan Kenobi talking to Anakin Skywalker as their starfighters approach the ship, the Invisible Hand in their attempt to rescue Palpatine.

A New Hope

"I have a very bad feeling about this."

Luke Skywalker as the Millennium Falcon approaches the Death Star

"I got a bad feeling about this."

For the second time in the film – Han Solo says it when the trash compactor on the Death Star starts.

The Empire Strikes Back

"I have a bad feeling about this."

Princess Leia, while inside the belly of the space slug, just before the mynock creatures appear.

Return of the Jedi

"Artoo, I have a bad feeling about this."

C-3PO, when entering Jabba the Hutt's palace

"I have a really bad feeling about this."

Han Solo, after the Ewoks start the preparations to cook him

The Force Awakens

Han Solo upon realizing that the Rathtars have been set free.

"I got a bad feeling about this."

Rogue One

K-2SO says "I've got a bad feelin-" and then he is cut off.

The Last Jedi

The line is not spoken in English, nor by a human. BB-8 says it to Poe Dameron just as as they are about to begin their suicidal assault on the Dreadnaught.

Solo: A Star Wars Story:

Han says when flying the Falcon into some danger "I’ve got a really good feeling about this" which is, of course, the complete opposite of the famous line.

The Rise of Skywalker

Lucky Landonis Calrissian gets to close off the 42 year old sag with the line. 


  1. One of my favorite Star Wars-isms :) Nice post- thanks!

    1. Thanks for coming by! May the Force be with you. Always.

  2. Han Solo upon realizing that the Rathtars have been set free.
    This is during the force awakens, not Rogue One.

  3. I had to stop by for some Star Wars-isms today guys. May the 4th be with you!


Powered by Blogger.
Back to Top