The Best All-Time Star Wars Memes

If it's a Star Wars movie, it must have a meme

Yoda being carried by Luke meme

Prequel? Sequel? The original trilogy? No matter which film or sequence of films is your favorite, Star Wars has made its mark on pop culture, from its video games to its Lego set and following video games. Starting off in 1977 the original Star Wars movie, now renamed Episode IV: A New Hope has a rich collection of pop culture references, which of course generated a large number of memes.

But it's not just the first movie, but all of the Star Wars franchise that is as adept at being fodder for memes as they are at being box office draws. And that includes the movie which shall not be named that you think was the worse Star Wars of all times.

What Are Star Wars Memes?

Mostly, Star War memes are an exercise in fun fandom glorifying this long-running space opera. However, like Star Wars itself, many of the memes have a darker side that can be both fun and a bit freighting at times.

How Are Star War Memes Used?

Although Star Wars Memes can be used to poke fun at recent events of just about any type, for the most part, this meme genre is used mostly between fans of Star Wars, with some overlap from other science fiction genre's.

Examples of Star War Memes:

Example #1

Image: Clone Wars.

Text: My Goal is not to be the best, but to inspire someone enough to one day surpass me. …You can't just say that every time I beat you at Connect Four.
Meaning: I think we all have that friend or coworker that fits nicely into this character and this meme points out the self-delusion they may be under.

Example #2

Image: Revenge of the Sixth.
Text: Watches the Jedi on May Fourth - They do Know in Two Days It's Revenge of the Sixth, Right?

Meaning: A wonderful play on May the Fourth be With You also known as Star Wars day and Revenge of the Sith.

Example #3

Image: Regret.
Text: Regret - Those WERE the Droids I Was Looking For.
Meaning: What a stormtrooper would be thinking after being deceived by the force wielded by Obi-Wan.

Want to discover more about Star Wars memes, then read on to see the 10 best Star Wars memes we could find.

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Episode I: The Phantom Menace

Phantom Menace meme with Saeed al-Sahhaf

The Phantom Menace is one of the Star Wars films that you either loved or despised. This meme makes use of an image of Muhammad Saeed al-Sahhaf, the propaganda minister for the Iraqi government under Sadam Hussein. Al-Sahhaf was well known for making outrageous claims during the war with Iraqi about how well things were going. So when he tells you how great the Phantom Menace is, take it with a grain of salt.

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Episode II: Attack of the Clones

I Don't Like Sand meme

Attack of the Clones had a romantic subplot that suffered from poor writing. One of the well-known lines was the statement "I don't like sand" spoken by Anakin Skywalker to Padme Amadela. With writing like that, it's no wonder Anakin turned to the dark side.

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Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

Revenge of the sixth meme

May fourth maybe Star Wars day, but the Sith have the sixth to look forward too.

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Star Wars (Episode IV: A New Hope)

Storm Trooper Regrets meme

What do you think happened to the stormtroopers who were confused by Obi-Wan's use of the force to cloud the minds of the imperials stormtroopers who were looking for R2D2 and C3PO?

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Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

AT-AT Walker meme

One of the fearsome weapons of the Empire was the AT-AT Walker (All Terrain Armored Transport) at 20 meters in height this fearsome quadruped vehicle could blast its way through any obstacle. 

This meme has its origins from an image of a U.S corporal firing a machine gun mounted atop a Sri Lankan elephant in 1914. And from there the AT-AT development begun.

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Episode VI: Return of the Jedi

Ewok walks into Mordor meme

Return of the Jedi featured Ewoks that seemed to be everywhere in the movie, so much so that they may have made the journey to Mordor to help defeat Sauron. At least that is what this meme implies.

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Episode VII: The Force Awakens

Hans Solo or BB-8 dreams?

Is this BB-8's dreams of revenge, or is Hans Solo still trapped in carbonite and dreaming.

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Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

Blue lightsaber missing hand meme

Rey finally found Luke and offered him the blue lightsaber. Luke is wondering if he will finally get his right hand back after losing it in the duel with Vader in The Empire Strikes Back.

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Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Jar Jar Binks The Clone Wars meme

Really, this meme describes a very awkward moment. When Jar Jar Binks and Queen Julia of Bardotta hit it off. If Jar Jar can find someone, anyone can.

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Jyn Erso The Clone Wars meme

Jyn Erso may not have survived to be able to destroy the Death Star. But at least in this meme, she gets to.