#45. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)

%2345.+Rogue+One%3A+A+Star+Wars+Story+%282016%29

Lucasfilm

– Director: Gareth Edwards

– Stacker score: 79.9

– Metascore: 65

Advertisement

– IMDb user rating: 7.8

– Runtime: 133 minutes

Many fans found inconvenient truths (without revealing spoilers) at the end of “Star Wars: Episode IV.” 39 years later, “Rogue One,” which takes place right before “Episode IV,” sets the stage for that famous climax, explaining the story behind how the heroic band of rebels was able to strike a decisive blow against the Empire. The first “Star Wars” film to be set outside the three major trilogies, “Rogue One” was played for its no-holds-barred action, fast-paced storyline, and memorable cameos from beloved characters.