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Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

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Released May 16th, 1999, 'Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace' stars Liam Neeson, Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, Jake Lloyd The PG movie has a runtime of about 2 hr 16 min, and received a user score of 65 (out of 100) on TMDb, which compiled reviews from 13,932 knowledgeable users.

Curious to know what the movie's about? Here's the plot: "Anakin Skywalker, a young slave strong with the Force, is discovered on Tatooine. Meanwhile, the evil Sith have returned, enacting their plot for revenge against the Jedi." .

'Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace' Release Dates

Watch in Movie Theaters on May 19th, 1999 - Buy Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace Movie Tickets
Watch on DVD or Blu-ray starting October 16th, 2001 - Buy Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace DVD