As a STAR WARS fan since July 1977, I have managed to live without getting TOO caught up in the hype of all the sequel/prequel releases. I have been a spoiler junkie since the day I laid eyes on some Ralph McQuarrie production paintings in the front of STARLOG Magazine back in 1979.
After having seen the newest film, I would have to say that I like it the best. There were such long stretches of "quiet" in the film that helped the plot advance "thoughtfully". This hasn't happened since ESB, yet I feel that the "quiet" portions were better executed here. So with that said, on with the ranking.
1. AOTC (just a tad above ESB!)
4. TPM (yes, really... I totally GOT the set-up aspect of this film)
5. ROTJ (It was because of those pesky little Ewoks. Cute, but TOO cute)