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Poll: Which Star Wars film is the best? Cast your vote

The Last Jedi will be hitting cinemas worldwide this week - once again igniting the debate of which of the Star Wars films is the best.

Many would argue the original Star Wars trilogy holds the best in the space tale of good versus evil, while some (though, not many) would suggest the prequels, which began in 1999.

However, much to the delight of fans, the new generation in the Star Wars universe has proven to be hugely popular with 2015's The Force Awakens smashing all kinds of box office records.

Meanwhile, the next instalment, The Last Jedi, has already received promising reviews as it opens this week.

Or maybe, in a bold choice, you think 2016's stand alone move Rogue One beats all that have gone before it?

Have your say in our Star Wars poll and let's see if we can settle the debate once and for all:

1. Star Wars: A New Hope

The first in the Star Wars tale, A New Hope was released in 1977 and was written and directed by George Lucas.

2. Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

The second instalment in the original trilogy returned in 1980 and was directed by Irvin Kershner.

3. Star Wars: Return of the Jedi

Released in 1983, the final film of the original trilogy was directed by Richard Marquand.

4. Star Wars: The Phantom Menace

The first of the prequel trilogy was released in 1999. Directed by 1999 George Lucas, the film starred Ballymena actor Liam Neeson as Qui-Gon Jinn.

5. Star War: Attack of the Clones

Directed by George Lucas, the film was released in 2002 and was written by Lucas and Jonathan Hales. It starred Ewan McGregor as a young Obi-Wan Kenobi and Hayden Christensen as a young Anakin Skywalker.

6. Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith

The sixth entry of the series was released in 2005 and was written and directed by George Lucas.

7. Star Wars: The Force Awakens

The new generation of Star Wars was released in 2015 and brought Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher back to their iconic roles. The film was produced, co-written and directed by J. J. Abrams.

8. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Released in 2016, the first installment of the Star Wars Anthology series is set immediately before the events of the original Star Wars film.

9. Star Wars: The Last Jedi

With a cinema release this week, film critics have so far reported good things about the latest Star Wars instalment.

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