The movies in chronological order by release date: one order to watch them.
The purist’s approach, production order maintains the historic account of watching the franchise unfold. Starting with the 1977 original, we then move through Empire and Jedi, before experiencing the prequels in all their frustrating glory and picking up the new sequel trilogy thereafter. The twists and turns are kept intact, there’s no attempt to retrofit the saga into an ill-fitting Anakin’s story and we start the whole thing on a high. This is how the first generations of Star Wars fans experienced the series and it certainly didn’t do us any harm.