The Star Wars movies typically considered the best are "A New Hope," "The Empire Strikes Back" and "Return of the Jedi," the first three produced. These Star Wars movies are almost unanimously considered better than the later installments "The Phantom Menace," "Attack of the Clones" and "Revenge of the Sith."
The first three Star Wars movies, often referred to as the original trilogy, are overwhelmingly considered superior to the most recent three films, referred to as the prequel trilogy. Of the original trilogy, "The Empire Strikes Back" is often cited as the best Star Wars film, with the first film in the series, "A New Hope," its primary challenger. "Return of the Jedi," the final installment of the original trilogy, is praised as well, though to a lesser extent than the first two films in the series.