1) Revenge of the Sith. I have carefully spaced out my viewings of this film, and have only seen it seven times, but every time I see it, I am utterly amazed at how quickly it goes by. Truly the mark of agreat film. One moent Anakin and Obiwan are may the be withing you, and the next they're trying to kill each other. Plus I think Sith is the epitome of a SW film. For me, it has all the elements that stood out in each previous film, and it presents them exceptionally. (BTW: I think of TPM as the political film, AOTC as the War one, ANH as the adventure story, ESB as the dramatic one, and ROTJ as the Saturday Night's Main Event one.
2)The Empire Strikes Back. It was the best before ROTS, and ROTS does not diminish it in any way.
3)A New Hope. This one is almost two now. But unlike some of the jelly fish in this thread I want to be decisive. ESB ranks slightly ahead only because of the returns of Yoda, and Palpatine, and Boba Fett.Oh, and can you believe Vader has a plan to recruit his son and overthrow the Emereor? It's what he really always wanted. See ROTS.
4) Return of the Jedi. Love the Tatooine sequence. LOve LUke/Vader Palps. Just don't get how a bunch of primitive Teddy Bears did what Jedi and Wookies could not. BTW the primitive society overthrowing technology is a theme in all the SW moves just about. i ANH the rebels strike out from a jungle base to defeat the death star. In Empire, the rebels hide on a planet whose elements aid/hinder them, and Dagobah is practically a character of its own. Jedi- covered. TPM, the Gun-Gan's vs. the battle droids. In AOTC, human clones v s. super battle droids. Anakin, Obi, Padme try to ride a beast to freedom only to be coralled by droidekas. ROTS:The Wookies may not be primitive, but they are old fashioned. Plus Obiwan rides a livinbg creature while he pursues General Grievious, and Padme Birthing the twins as Vader is born.
5) Attack of the Clones. Unlike most, i think this is a great movie. The battle of Geonosis is THE Star Wars battle for me. BUt you gotta make a choice and when in suck mighty company, great is not enough.
6) The Phantom Menace. A beginning. That's it. Like the first hundred pages of a novel. Necessary, but not missed once you get to the meat of the story. It6 must have been frusturating for Lucas to make TPM knowing it was the weakest part of his story, and no matter what, he could not make it better, or as good as the other parts. THe canvas simply was not available.