All 8 Movies & TV Shows Featuring Padmé Amidala in Order

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Padmé Amidala was one of the three main characters in the Star Wars prequel trilogy. Firstly known as the Queen of Naboo and later a Senator, Padmé fell in love with Anakin Skywalker, whom she eventually married secretly and gave birth to twins – Luke and Leia.

Amidala appeared primarily in the prequel trilogy, but the character is present in eight canon Star Wars shows and films. Here are all eight Padmé Amidala’s movies and TV show appearances in order.

Movies & TV shows featuring Padmé Amidala in order by release date

As mentioned, Padmé has appeared in eight Star Wars canon movies and TV shows so far. I highlight canon because the character does appear in other non-canon projects – such as the 2003-2005 2D animated series ‘Star Wars: Clone Wars’ – but those non-canon/Legends appearances are not a part of this list. The complete canon list of Padmé’s appearances is as follows:

  1. ‘Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace’ (1999)
  2. ‘Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones’ (2002)
  3. ‘Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith’ (2005)
  4. ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’ (2008)
  5. ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’ (2008-2020)
  6. ‘Star Wars: Forces of Destiny’ (2017-2018)
  7. ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ (2021)
  8. ‘Tales of the Jedi’ (2022-)

In the final three entries of this list, Padmé is only a minor character in a cameo role, or barely even that, but is still important to the stories. She appears in several short episodes of ‘Forces of Destiny’ – which is considered canon – where she is voiced by Catherine Taber, just as she was in ‘The Clone Wars’ movie and TV show.

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In ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi,’ we see Padmé in a flashback in the first episode of the series, whereas in the sixth episode of ‘Tales of the Jedi,’ we see a recreation of Padmé’s funeral. Throughout the rest of the article, I’ll explain how all of these appearances are canonically connected and how the events appear differently if you watch them chronologically instead of in the release order.

Bear in mind; spoilers, there will be.

Are Padmé Amidala’s appearances connected? What’s the best way to watch them?

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Seeing that we’re strictly talking about Padmé Amidala’s canon appearances in ‘Star Wars’ movies and TV shows – they are naturally all connected, either by plot, history, characters, or all of the above.

Padmé has the biggest role in the prequel movie trilogy and in ‘The Clone Wars’ film & TV series, whereas the last three appearances on the list above are more of cameo/minor roles. Some are more important, while others simply serve as a setting for the development of other characters – like, for instance, Padmé’s funeral in ‘Tales of the Jedi.’

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In any case, I believe that the best way to watch all Padmé Amidala movies and TV show appearances is not by release order but rather chronologically, as the events transpired in the fictional history of the galaxy.

That way, you get to follow the character as she grew up physically and mentally throughout the years. She was always brave and bold, but she became wiser and more mature over time. Should you watch all of her appearances by release order, you’ll kind of jump between younger and older Padmé, which could make her character arc just a bit confusing.

In the next few paragraphs, I’ll show you how to watch all of these movies & TV shows in chronological order.

Padmé Amidala’s movies & TV shows appearances in chronological order

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If you choose to watch them by release date, Padmé Amidala’s appearances aren’t chronologically ordered. Instead, you have to rearrange some events, movies, and shows to get a clearer chronological order of events in which Padmé appears and participates. The chronologically ordered list of Amidala’s appearances looks like this.

  1. ‘Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace’ (1999)
  2. ‘Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones’ (2002)
  3. ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’ (2008)
  4. ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’ (2008-2020)
  5. ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ (2021) [Flashback]
  6. ‘Star Wars: Forces of Destiny’ (2017-2018)
  7. ‘Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith’ (2005)
  8. ‘Tales of the Jedi’ (2022-)

In the several short episodes of ‘Forces of Destiny,’ we see Padmé Amidala mostly interacting with Ahsoka Tano during the latter portions of the Clone Wars. The flashback from ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ fits right into that same time frame, whereas ‘Tales of the Jedi’ depicts her funeral, so naturally, it belongs to the very last spot on the list.

Suppose you watch all of Padmé’s appearances in this order. In that case, you’ll get something close to a chronological version of events throughout her life, including her slow growth from a brave politician to a skilled, wise, powerful woman.

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Where to watch all these movies & TV shows?

As with all other ‘Star Wars’ movies, TV shows, and animated series, you can find them exclusively on Disney+, as Disney bought Lucasfilm back in 2012. The movies can also be found for buy/rent on Amazon Video, Microsoft Store, Apple TV, Google Play, YouTube, Vudu, and Tubi.

Will there be more movies & TV shows featuring Padmé?

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I’m not sure about new movies featuring Padmé Amidala because it seems that the producers are now venturing into new territory beyond Padmé’s lifespan. They’ll depict the New Jedi Order under Rey Skywalker, and Amidala is long gone by now.

That being said, you can never exclude a potential cameo or a flashback in one of the future films or shows – after all, it had already happened with numerous other characters. So, the answer to this question is – even though there are no evident current plans to have Padmé Amidala back for another movie or show, it might just happen somewhere in the future.

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