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Star Wars: The Force Awakens

 136 minutes (2 hours 16 minutes)
UK release date Released: 17th December 2015  |  BBFC Age Rating:  
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Directed by


Luke Skywalker
Princess Leia
Kylo Ren
Poe Dameron
Maz Kanata
Supreme Leader Snoke
General Hux
Max von Sydow
Lor San Tekka
Peter Mayhew
Gwendoline Christie
Captain Phasma
Joonas Suotamo
Chewbacca Double
Pip Andersen
Lead Stormtrooper
Unkar Plutt
Kiran Shah
Sasha Frost
Jakku Villager
Pip Torrens
Colonel Kaplan
Andrew Jack
Major Ematt
Rocky Marshall
Colonel Datoo
Greg Grunberg
Snap Wexley
Emun Elliott
Brian Vernel
Yayan Ruhian
Tasu Leech
Sebastian Armesto
Lieutenant Mitaka
Maisie Richardson-Sellers
Korr Sella
Warwick Davis
Cailey Fleming
Young Rey
Mark Stanley
Knight of Ren
Ken Leung
Admiral Statura
Iko Uwais
Razoo Quin-Fee
Anna Brewster
Bazine Netal
Harriet Walter
Dr. Kalonia
Tim Rose
Admiral Ackbar
Erik Bauersfeld
Admiral Ackbar
Mike Quinn
Nien Nunb
Kipsang Rotich
Nien Nunb
Michael Giacchino
Nigel Godrich
Judah Friedlander
Bar Patron
Victor McGuire
Bar Patron
Miltos Yerolemou
Bar Patron
Francesca Longrigg
Bar Patron
D.C. Barns
Bar Patron
Matt Johnson
Bar Patron
Billie Lourd
Lieutenant Connix
Leanne Best
Min Sakul
Crystal Clarke
Ensign Goode
Jeffery Kissoon
Rear Admiral Guich
Claudia Sermbezis
Lema Eelyak
Gerald W. Abrams
Captain Cypress
James McGrath
Vice Admiral Resdox
Philicia Saunders
Tabala Zo
Morgan Dameron
Commodore Meta
Jessica Henwick
Jess Testor
Tosin Cole
Lieutenant Bastian
James McArdle
Niv Lek
Stefan Grube
Yolo Ziff
Dixie Arnold
Resistance Soldier
Hannah John-Kamen
First Order Officer
Tom Edden
First Order Officer
Kate Fleetwood
First Order Officer
Richard Riddell
First Order Officer
Jefferson Hall
First Order Officer
Thomas Brodie-Sangster
First Order Officer
Jack Laskey
First Order Officer
Brian Herring
BB-8 Performed By
Dave Chapman
BB-8 Performed By
Christina Chong
David Acord
Daniel Adjei
Jashco Phurus
Charlie Akin
First Order Stormtrooper / Resistance Fighter
Adrian Allan
Rebel Soldier
Samantha Alleyne
First Order Stormtrooper
Paul Biddiss
X-Wing pilot
Hannah Blamires
First Order Officer
Verona Blue
Resistance PA Announcer
Rony Bridges
First Order Admiral
Dante Briggins
Stuart Budd
Jamie B. Chambers
Heavy Gunner Stormtrooper
Calvin Chen
Resistance Engineer
Alan Chimes
Jamie Clay
Bern Collaco
First Order General
David W. Collins
Hangar Officer / Forest Stormtrooper
Cavin Cornwall
Durteel Haza / Sidon Ithano
Patrick Correll
Resistance Medic
Rowan Cox
Storm Trooper
Nathalie Cuzner
Rimmel Daniel
Keith DeWinter
Goss Toowers
Adrian Derrick-Palmer
Michael Dickins
Knight of Ren
Mark Dodson
Niima Scavenger
Nick Donald
Imperial Gunner
Michael Donovan
Starkiller PA Announcer
Cameron Edwards
Jakku Villager
Mick Fryer-Kelsey
Maz's Bar Pirate
Jesse Michael Fullington
First Order Stormtrooper
Salo Gardner
Bar Patron
Caroline Garnell
Rebel Alliance
Chris Geden
First Order Officer
Clare Glass
Friend of Big Toad
Versha Grant
Steven Griffiths
Gary Hailes
Chris Hastings
First Order Stormtrooper
Marina Hayter
Bar Worker
Kelvin Hewlett
Matthew Hobbs
Resistance Fighter
Phil Hodges
X-Wing Pilot
Leigh Holland
Kevin Hudson
Rebel Alliance
Karen Huie
Niima Scavenger
Phoenix James
Zander James
Tobias James-Samuels
Fun House Officer
Tom Kane
Hosnian Citizen / Starkiller Technician
Paul Kasey
Ello Asty
Aaron Kennedy
Cloaked Messenger
Aidan Knight
Tie Fighter Pilot
Sanj Krishnan
Resistance Engineer
Lukas Landau
X-Wing Pilot
Andrei Lenart
Resistance Soldier
Jorge Leon Martinez
Rebel Alliance
Mickey Lewis
First Order General
Julia Leyland
Rebel Medic
Devon Libran
Hangar Officer / Starkiller Stormtrooper
Billy James Machin
Hamza Malik
Jakku Villager
Raymond Mamrak
Kenny-Lee Mbanefo
First Order Stormtrooper
David McCarrison
Bar Patron
Sandeep Mohan
First Order Stormtrooper
Benjayx Murphy
Officer of the Rebel Alliance
Robert Nairne
Professor Allium
Charlie Nevett
Bar Patron
Jason Nicholls
Terry Noble
HoM 56
David Norfolk
Frank Oz
Gillian Pittaway
Resistance Member
Nathan Plant
Hassk Thug
Elroy Powell
Rosser Weno
Cecep Arif Rahman
Crokind Shand
Jay Rincon
Marc Rolfe
First Order Stormtrooper
Julio Romeo
Resistance Fighter
Mark Flynn Rutter
First Order Stormtrooper
Meredith Salenger
Resistance Technician
David M. Santana
First Order Stormtrooper / Snowtrooper Commander / Heavy Gunner Stormtrooper
Gloria Santillana
Jakku Defender
Orly Schuchmacher
Desert Scavenger
Ben Schwartz
Arti Shah
Power Droid
Kat Sheridan
Resistance Medic / Forest Stormtrooper
Stephanie Silva
Jasper Skinner
Senior Resistance Officer
Sandy Kate Slade
Lady Astronaut
Clem So
Resistance Fighter
Benito Sovrano
Stormtrooper captain
Robert Stambler
Red Eyed Sand Alien
Karol Steele
Jakku Village Elder
François Sternkiker
X-Wing Pilot
Frank Stone
Rebel General
Andy Sweet
X-Wing Pilot
Catherine Taber
Hangar Officer / Starkiller Technician
Fred Tatasciore
Niima Scavenger / Forest Stormtrooper
James Arnold Taylor
First Order Stormtrooper
Peter Theobalds
Nima Outpost Scavenger
Pablo Verdejo
Rebel Soldier
Ashley Ward
Bar Patron
Paul Warren
Kelsey White
Resistance Fighter
Ian Whyte
Bollie Prindel / Roodown
Matthew Wood
Ello Asty / Quiggold / Niima Thug
Topo Wresniwiro
Ubert Quaril
Liang Yang
Joshua Asberg
First Order Snowtrooper
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14th April 2020
"The Force Awakens" is one movie that everyone should watch. It has just the right ingredients for a box office phenomenon.
Larry Wyse
31st October 2019
Rewatched getting ready for The Rise Of Skywalker - this is maybe the best Star Wars film there is - well done JJ on reviving the series
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UK BBFC Certificate: 12
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Highest chart position: 1

Weeks on box office: 13

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Star Wars fans around the world have their opinion of what is the best lighsaber battle in the Star Wars movie franchise, so on this Star Wars day at 25thframe.co.uk we though we would give our opinion of what we think is the best battle seen on screen in the ever growing list of movies.

5. Rey Vs. Kylo Ren (with help from Finn) from Star Wars: The Force Awakens

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There had been a Star Wars drought for a number of years (10 years) and with the buyout of Lucasfilms still fresh in everyones minds as well as the (at the time) badly received prequel trilogy the fan base wanted a good Star Wars movie.

JJ Abrahams was put in charge of directing the film, a life long fan of the series, and he delivered in spades, bringing arguably the best Star Wars film to date.

We instantly took to the new characters of the Rebel Alliances Rey and the First Orders Kylo Ren, and with Rey's force powers hinted at throughout, the dual between the two was inevitable, and at the end of the film Abrahams delivered, set within a forest of the Star Killer Base while the planet explodes around them.

4. Yoda Vs. Count Dooku from Star Wars Episode II: Attack Of The Clones

We knew Yoda was a Jedi Master and that he had fought in the Clone Wars that started at the end of the second part of prequel trilogy, and George Lucas knew he had to deliver.

As Yoda walks into the hanger where Count Dooku was trying to board his ship you simply knew what was about to happen, and as he pulls across his robes to reveal a small lightsaber this was the moment, he force pulls his weapon to his hand and turns it on.

The battle doesn't last long, but seeing the small green Jedi Master who usually finds it hard to walk bouncing around the walls during the fight is a joy.

3. Obi Wan Kenobi Vs. Darth Vader from Star Wars

Star Wars

The original movie introduces us to the legendary weapon, something not really seen on the big screen before but throught the stories Ben Kenobi tells Luke during the movie we know that the weapon is elegant and the Jedi are lethal with it.

We also believe at this time that Darth Vader is the arch enemy of Ben Kenobi, and by the end of the movie there has to be a metting of the two, and while trying to escape the Death Star the two come face to face.

Despite the technological abilities in special effects at the time this thrilled fans of a generation and when the inevitable happens at the end we are shocked at the loss of our new hero.

2. Luke Skywalker vs. Darth Vader on Cloud City from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

This battle comes as no surprise, we have seen Luke go through the training, and go off to rescue his friends, and we get the foreshadowing fof things to come on Dagobah.

When Luke goes into the carbon freeze chamber and the two enemies ignight their sabers in low light we get the almighty battle between the two enemies.

The style and technology used in this film is so much greater than that of the original Star Wars that it feels fresh and thrilling, and at the end of the battle we get one of cinemas greatest reveals, so good to this day it is celebrated as THE movie twist of all times.

1. Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi Vs. Darth Maul from Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace

Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace

The movie gets a lot of criticism, but over the last 20 years time has been kind and in the grander scheme of the saga the fan base is looking at this film more favourably, and it has the best lighsaber battle of all time.

It had been 16 years since we'd had any proper Star Wars to enjoy and despite the film not getting the critical reaction Lucas wanted the Dual Of Fates was spectacular.

The highlight is at the start of the battle as Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan face the Sith Lord Darth Maul, as the John Williams music 'Duel Of Fates' starts to get more intense Maul ignites a single blade on his lightsaber, then the money shot happens and another blade appears from the other side, every Star Wars Fan looked on in amazement as the incredible battle unfolds between the 3 warriors.

The only real shame is that, inevitably, Darth Maul dies at the end of the movie, although in quiet spectacular style, but with little screen time fans wanted more, although as seen in Solo: A Star Wars Story they have brought him back and who knows if he'll appear in another movie or not?

Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker makes its UK box office debut at the top of the chart while Cats makes its debut at number 2 despite being panned by critics and movie goers alike.

Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker

After 44 years the series of movies that started with Star Wars in 1977 comes to an end, and as with all the other movies in the saga the new films makes its debut at the top, this time with a gross of £14.4 Million.

There is an element of disappointment here as Star Wars: The Last Jedi took £28 Million on its debut and Star Wars: The Force Awakens £34 Million.

This could be because the film has not had good reviews from many critics or it could be because the fans have become a little tired of Star Wars films, this is the 5th movie since Disney bought Lucasfilms.

When George Lucas was making Star Wars movies he released each movie 2 - 3 years apart and each movie felt like an event and the fans were hungry for more, Disney have had a far more agressive release schedule and the sequel trilogy has only taken 4 years to complete.

Unlike the Marvel movies it would seem the Star Wars fans need far longer between movies, saying that this is a good film to finish of the saga and it could well have a long run and make its money in the new year.



The writing was on the wall for this movie after the criticism the first trailer got, and hence the movie makes its debut at number 2 but with a relatively low £3.2 Million.

Jumanji: The Next Level

The sequel movie starring Karen Gillan and Dwayne Johnson falls to number 3 this week, after making its debut at the top last week, with £2.9 Million.

This gives the movie a 2 week total of £14.7 Million which is a couple of million lower than its predecessor.

Frozen II

Disney's sequel movie drops to number 4 this weekend with a gross of £2.2 Million.

This gives the film a total gross of £41.7 Million after 5 weeks of release which is over £10 Million higher that its predecessor.

Last Christmas

The festive movie has proved to be a bigger films in the UK than many other parts of the world and while it falls to number 5 this weekend with £803,948 it has still taken a quite respectable £16.9 Million over 6 weeks.


The mega smash hit DC superhero villain movie climbs back onto the box office this weekend spending its 11th in total and has now taken £57.9 Million.

With the release of a new Star Wars film we get a new number 1 film, but The Rise Of Skywalker disappoints a bit on its debut weekend while Cats is a major disappointment at 4.

Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker

The last of the sequel trilogy and the last of the Skywalker saga for arguably the best series of films ever created makes its way to the top of the US box office with ease, but its $175.5 Million debut of far lower than expected.

The film is the 12th highest opening film ever in the US, but its lower than Star Wars: The Last Jedi which has a bad reception from fans and far lower than Star Wars: The Force Awakens which is loved by fans.

The road ahead could be good for the movie though as films released around Christmas tend to have good legs, but critical reviews and fans alike have given the movie a mixed reception, in truth are we fed up with Star Wars movies?

Jumanji: The Next Level

The sequel to the 2017 mega smash falls to number 2 this weekend from its debut last week at the top with a gross of $26.1 Million which brings its total to $101.9 Million after 2 weeks.

Frozen II

Disney continue to push their sequel movie which can not officially be called a smash hit, the film falls to number 3 this week with $12.3 Million but ots total gross os $385.5 Million after 5 weeks of release.



There were high expectations for this big screen adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webbers hit stage musical but the film nearly died the moment the first trailer hit.

The movie ends up at number 4 this week with a total debut gross of $6.5 Million, and with critics panning the film as well as the movie going public the future looks grim for the Tom Hooper directed feature.

Knives Out

Rian Johnsons star studded murder mystery has done well on the box office, it falls to 5 this weekend with $6.1 Million for a 4 week total of $89.5 Million.


Notching up 11 weeks on the box office now the Chinese hit movie is the longest running film on the US box office, while Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker instantly becomes the highest grossing movie on its debut.

It has taken Avengers: Endgame 13 weeks, and in that time it has broken almost every box office record, but this weekend it gets the biggest prize of all and beats Avatar to become the highest grossing movie of all time.


Avatar released in 2009 has held the honor for the last 10 years with a total gross of $2.789 Billion from its initial release and all subsequent releases but Avengers: Endgame hits a gross of $2.790 Billion this Saturday.

There was a time when it was thought the gross would never be beaten and despite the former top grossing movie Titanic getting a re-release and pushing its gross over $2 Billion and Star Wars: The Force Awakens having a good go back in 2015 neither were good enough.

There is every possibility that the total global gross will continue to grow and although it seems unlikely now who knows it could be the first film to get to $3 Billion.

Although the gross of the film has beaten Avatar the ticket sales, or adjusted for inflation as its often known as, is still a way from Avatar which would have grossed $3.273 Billion were it released today, although Gone With The Wind from 1939 is still on top of that list.

It is only a matter of time before we get the first $3 Billion film, and hence beating Avenger: Endgame but for the time being Disney and Marvel can enjoy this mighty task.

On this weeks UK box office Disney brings its live action remake of Aladdin to the box office, directed by our very own Guy Ritchie, which scores a big number 1 debut, in a weekend with an all new top 3, this leaves Rocketman and The Secret Life Of Pets 2 to enter at 2 and 3.



The latest in the increasing line of live action remakes enters the UK box office, with ease, at the top.

The film starring Will Smith and Mena Massoud as the Genie and Aladdin takes over at the top with a £7 million debut.

This is by no means as good as 2017's Beauty And The Beast which has an opening weekend of £19 million but it is higher than this years Dumbo.


The Elton John fantasy bio-pic manages to take a fantastic £5.4 million on its debut weekend, but unfortunately released the same day as a Disney movie it only manages a number 2 debut.

The film Directed Dexter Fletcher and Starring Taron Egerton and Jamie Bell has wowed critics and if it repeats a similar course as Bohemian Rhapsody it will hand around a while and could still hit the top of the box office.

The Freddy Mercury film debuted to nearly £10 million and went on to take £55 million in the UK, I dont think this will repeat those figures.

The Secret Life Of Pets 2

Third new film in the top three and again under normal weekend conditions this would have been the top film but a £3.5 million debut this week means it hits number 3.

Compared to the first movie in the series this is actually way lover with that film taking nearly £10 million on its debut, but with the school holidays just around the corner this could have a long life.

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum

The Keanu Reeves action movie falls from the top to number 4 on its second weekend of release with £1.4 million boosting its total to £6.2 million.

Pokémon Detective Pikachu

Three weeks on and the Pikachu movie is at 5 with £1 million over the weekend, this gives the film a new total of £10 million.

Avengers: Endgame

Falling out of the top 5 fir the first time this week the Marvel movie has now taken £85.5 million in the UK over 5 weeks.

It is the 5th top movie of all time in the UK where it will probably remain, behind Avatar, Spectre, Skyfall and Star Wars: The Force Awakens

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

Making an entry back into the top 15 after a time away the brick movie takes £43,254 on its 9th weekend which boosts its total to £18.6 million.