How Long Would a Star Wars Movie Marathon Take?

Are you a die-hard fan of the Star Wars franchise? Have you ever wondered how long it would take to watch all the movies in one sitting?

Well, wonder no more! In this article, we’ll break down the total runtime of all the Star Wars movies and calculate just how long a movie marathon would take.

Total Runtime

Before we get into the specifics, let’s take a look at the total runtime of all the Star Wars movies combined. As of 2021, there are 11 movies in the franchise – 9 saga films and 2 standalone films. Here’s a list of all the movies in chronological order:

  • Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999)
  • Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones (2002)
  • Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005)
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
  • Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977)
  • Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
  • Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (1983)
  • Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens (2015)
  • Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi (2017)
  • Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)
  • Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker (2019)

Taking into account both standalone films and saga films, the total runtime is approximately:

22 hours and 35 minutes!

The Marathon Timeline

So, how long would it take to watch all the Star Wars movies in one sitting? Assuming you don’t take any breaks (not even for bathroom or food) and watch straight through, the total time would be just over 22 hours.

Of course, that’s not really feasible for most people. So, let’s say you want to spread the marathon out over 3 days. Here’s a sample timeline:

Day 1

  • Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999) – 2 hours and 16 minutes
  • Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones (2002) – 2 hours and 22 minutes

Total runtime for Day 1: 4 hours and 38 minutes.

Day 2

  • Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005) – 2 hours and 20 minutes
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) – 2 hours and 13 minutes

Total runtime for Day 2: 4 hours and 33 minutes.

Day 3

  • Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977) – 2 hours and 5 minutes
  • Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980) – 2 hours and 7 minutes
  • Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (1983) – 2 hours and 11 minutes
  • Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens (2015) – 2 hours and 18 minutes
  • Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi (2017) – 2 hours and 32 minutes
  • Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) – 2 hours and 15 minutes
  • Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker (2019) – 2 hours and 22 minutes

Total runtime for Day 3: 15 hours and 50 minutes.

Grand total runtime for the entire marathon, including breaks between days, comes out to:

24 hours and 1 minute.

The Bottom Line

In conclusion, if you decide to embark on a Star Wars movie marathon, you’re in for a long ride. With a total runtime of approximately 22 hours and 35 minutes, it’s not something you can do in one sitting without feeling the effects.

However, spreading the marathon out over a few days is certainly doable. With some careful planning, you can enjoy all the movies in the franchise while still getting enough rest between viewings. Regardless of how you choose to watch them, one thing is certain – the Star Wars movies are timeless classics that will continue to captivate audiences for generations to come.