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Ranking All Of Director George Lucas’s Movies

George Lucas Filmography Movie Ranking Movies

“What are George Lucas’s Best Movies?” We looked at all of Lucas’s directed filmography and ranked them against one another to answer that very question!

We took all of the movies directed by George Lucas and looked at their Rotten Tomato Critic, Rotten Tomato User, IMDB, and Letterboxd scores, ranking them against one another to see which movies came out on top. The movies are ranked in our list below based on which movies have the highest overall score between all 6 review sites in comparison with all of the other movies by the same director. The process is all very scientific with no flaws at all.

The full ranking chart is also included below the countdown on the bottom of the page.

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The Top Film’s Of George Lucas



16 ) 6-18-67 (1967)

 6-18-67 (1967) Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 7
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 12
  • IMDB User Review Score: 15
  • Letterboxd User Score: 15

6-18-67 is a short quasi-documentary film by George Lucas regarding the making of the Columbia film “Mackenna’s Gold”. This non-story, non-character visual tone poem is made up of nature imagery, time-lapse photography, and the subtle sounds of the Arizona desert.

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15 ) Freiheit (1966)

 Freiheit (1966) Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 7
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 11
  • IMDB User Review Score: 13
  • Letterboxd User Score: 12

A short film directed by George Lucas.

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14 ) The Emperor (1967)

 The Emperor (1967) Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 7
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 12
  • IMDB User Review Score: 8
  • Letterboxd User Score: 15

Comments on the background and popularity of disc jockey “Emperor” Bob Hudson, who bases his shows on the idea that radio is a fantasy.

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13 ) Anyone Lived in a Pretty [How] Town (1967)

 Anyone Lived in a Pretty [How] Town (1967) Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 7
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 12
  • IMDB User Review Score: 16
  • Letterboxd User Score: 6

A visual interpretation of the poem by E.E. Cummings about the life cycle of a townspeople and of one ignored couple.

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12 ) Herbie (1966)

 Herbie (1966) Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 7
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 12
  • IMDB User Review Score: 11
  • Letterboxd User Score: 10

Herbie is a short 16mm black and white film by George Lucas and Paul Golding made in 1966 as part of their USC film school course. It is an abstract film with no story and no actors, that graphically depicts the reflections of moving light streaks and light flashes from traffic at night. It is set to a piece of jazz music by Herbie Hancock, whose first name was used for the title.

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11 ) 1:42.08 (1966)

 1:42.08 (1966) Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 7
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 10
  • IMDB User Review Score: 13
  • Letterboxd User Score: 7

George Lucas’s senior project at the University of Southern California in 1966. It was named for the lap time of the Lotus 23 race car that was the subject of the film. It is a nonstory visual tone poem depicting the imagery of a car going at full speed, and featuring the car’s engine as the primary sound element. Shot on 16mm color film with a 14 man student crew, it was filmed at Willow Springs Raceway, north of Los Angeles, CA. The Lotus 23 was driven by Pete Brock.

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8 ) Bald: The Making of ‘THX 1138’ (1971)

 Bald: The Making of 'THX 1138' (1971) Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 7
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 12
  • IMDB User Review Score: 9
  • Letterboxd User Score: 5

The film features a conversation between Lucas and Francis Ford Coppola, producer of THX 1138. They discuss Lucas’ vision for the film, including his ideas about science fiction in general and in particular his concept of the “used future” which would famously feature in his film Star Wars. Intercut with this discussion is footage shot prior to the start of production of THX 1138 showing several of its actors having their heads shaved, a requirement for appearing in the film. In several cases the actors are shown being shaved in a public location. For example, Maggie McOmie is shaved outside the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, while Robert Duvall watches a sporting event as his hair is cut off. Another actor, Marshall Efron, who would later play an insane man in the film, cut off his own hair and was filmed doing so in a bathtub.

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8 ) Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999)

 Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999) Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 6
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 8
  • IMDB User Review Score: 6
  • Letterboxd User Score: 13

Anakin Skywalker, a young slave strong with the Force, is discovered on Tatooine. Meanwhile, the evil Sith have returned, enacting their plot for revenge against the Jedi.

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8 ) Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones (2002)

 Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002) Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 5
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 9
  • IMDB User Review Score: 5
  • Letterboxd User Score: 14

Ten years after the invasion of Naboo, the galaxy is on the brink of civil war. Under the leadership of a renegade Jedi named Count Dooku, thousands of solar systems threaten to break away from the Galactic Republic. When an assassination attempt is made on Senator Padmé Amidala, the former Queen of Naboo, twenty-year-old Jedi apprentice Anakin Skywalker is assigned to protect her. In the course of his mission, Anakin discovers his love for Padmé as well as his own darker side. Soon, Anakin, Padmé, and Obi-Wan Kenobi are drawn into the heart of the Separatist movement and the beginning of the Clone Wars.

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7 ) Look at Life (1965)

 Look at Life (1965) Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 7
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 4
  • IMDB User Review Score: 9
  • Letterboxd User Score: 10

Student film by George Lucas.

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6 ) Filmmaker (1968)

 Filmmaker (1968) Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 7
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 6
  • IMDB User Review Score: 12
  • Letterboxd User Score: 3

A behind-the-scenes documentary by George Lucas about 29-year-old Francis Ford Coppola and his crew creating the 1969 film “The Rain People.”

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5 ) Electronic Labyrinth THX 1138 4EB (1967)

 Electronic Labyrinth THX 1138 4EB (1967) Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 7
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 5
  • IMDB User Review Score: 7
  • Letterboxd User Score: 7

In an underground city in a dystopian future, the protagonist, whose name is “THX 1138 4EB”, is shown running through passageways and enclosed spaces. It is soon discovered that THX is escaping his community. The government uses computers and cameras to track down THX and attempt to stop him; however, they fail. He escapes by breaking through a door and runs off into the sunset. The government sends their condolences to YYO 7117, THX’s mate, claiming that THX has destroyed himself. Electronic Labyrinth: THX-1138 4EB is a 1967 science fiction short film written and directed by George Lucas[1] while he attended the University of Southern California’s film school.

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4 ) Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005)

 Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005) Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 4
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 7
  • IMDB User Review Score: 2
  • Letterboxd User Score: 7

Years after the onset of the Clone Wars, the noble Jedi Knights lead a massive clone army into a galaxy-wide battle against the Separatists. When the sinister Sith unveil a thousand-year-old plot to rule the galaxy, the Republic crumbles and from its ashes rises the evil Galactic Empire. Jedi hero Anakin Skywalker is seduced by the dark side of the Force to become the Emperor’s new apprentice – Darth Vader. The Jedi are decimated, as Obi-Wan Kenobi and Jedi Master Yoda are forced into hiding. The only hope for the galaxy are Anakin’s own offspring – the twin children born in secrecy who will grow up to become heroes.

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3 ) THX 1138 (1971)

 THX 1138 (1971) Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 3
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 3
  • IMDB User Review Score: 4
  • Letterboxd User Score: 3

People in the future live in a totalitarian society. A technician named THX 1138 lives a mundane life between work and taking a controlled consumption of drugs that the government uses to make puppets out of people. As THX is without drugs for the first time he has feelings for a woman and they start a secret relationship.

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2 ) American Graffiti (1973)

 American Graffiti (1973) Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 1
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 2
  • IMDB User Review Score: 3
  • Letterboxd User Score: 2

A couple of high school graduates spend one final night cruising the strip with their buddies before they go off to college.

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1 ) Star Wars (1977)

 Star Wars (1977) Review Website Ranks:

  • Rotten Tomatoes Critic: 2
  • Rotten Tomatoes Users: 1
  • IMDB User Review Score: 1
  • Letterboxd User Score: 1

Princess Leia is captured and held hostage by the evil Imperial forces in their effort to take over the galactic Empire. Venturesome Luke Skywalker and dashing captain Han Solo team together with the loveable robot duo R2-D2 and C-3PO to rescue the beautiful princess and restore peace and justice in the Empire.

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George Lucas’s Best Movies



George Lucas Review Website Filmography Rankings

FilmRT CriticRT UserIMDBLetterboxdOveral Rank
Star Wars (1977) 2111 1
American Graffiti (1973) 1232 2
THX 1138 (1971) 3343 3
Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005) 4727 4
Electronic Labyrinth THX 1138 4EB (1967) 7577 5
Filmmaker (1968) 76123 6
Look at Life (1965) 74910 7
Bald: The Making of ‘THX 1138’ (1971) 71295 8
Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999) 68613 8
Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones (2002) 59514 8
1:42.08 (1966) 710137 11
Herbie (1966) 7121110 12
Anyone Lived in a Pretty [How] Town (1967) 712166 13
The Emperor (1967) 712815 14
Freiheit (1966) 7111312 15
6-18-67 (1967) 7121515 16

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