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The Best Planets Of The Star Wars Universe, Ranked

Few franchises have the same ability to transport audiences to fantastical worlds like Star Wars. The added benefit of its space setting and the fantasy element of its genre allows the planets and worlds of Star Wars to feel more escapist than anything else out there.

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From what each world has to offer, to its design value, and not to mention its galactic importance, this list aims to rank the best of the best. Each planet has something unique to offer, but only the most outstanding planets from the saga made it. Looking over the current canon, here are the top ten planets from the star wars universe.

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Start Now advertising 10 Lothal

Lothal is a fantastical world that first appeared in the animated series Star Wars: Rebels. Homeworld for Ezra Bridger and his band of rebels, Lothal is a small world in the outer rim, with grassland plains, spired rock formations, icy regions, and small regional cities.

Much of the design of Lothal, along with much of the Rebels series, was directly inspired by the original concept artwork of Ralph McQuarrie. Lothal shares many characteristics of early designs of Tatooine. It has the early days of Star Wars embedded in its concept and is just gorgeous to look at. Full of history with the Jedi and the birthplace of an influential rebel cell, it is the perfect planet to kick off this list.

9 Felucia

Felucia is one of the strangest looking planets in the galaxy. Dominated by giant plant and fungus life, the planet is covered in brightly colored features such as giant mushrooms and mountain-sized blossoms. While beautiful, the planet is certainly not the safest. As seen in the legends video game The Force Unleashed, the jungles of Felucia are filled with Rancor.

The planet has appeared in multiple media forms, including Revenge of the Sith, The Clone Wars, and multiple videogames. It is the site of Jedi Master Aayla Secura's death, as well as the legends death of Jedi Master Shaak Ti. It was a vicious battlefield of the clone wars but remains a beautiful galactic landscape.

advertising 8 Ahch-To

Mystery and history run plenty on the island planet of Ahch-To. Home to the first Jedi temple, the stressed island Caretakers, and the adorable Porgs, Ahch-To is an isolated but already iconic landscape of Star Wars. It was here where Luke Skywalker escaped in exile after his failure with Ben, and it is where Rey began her training as a Jedi.

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This remarkable island landscape, filmed on the Irish island of Skellig Michael, needs little special effects to enhance it. Ahch-to is a marvelous example of Star Wars using real-world landscapes as alien worlds.

7 Mustafar Star Wars Mustafar

Mustafar certainly isn't a planet one would want to use for a long-term stay (well unless you're Darth Vader of course), but the aesthetic value of the planet is out of this world. Yes, pun intended. Mustafar had been whispered about since the end of Return of the Jedi when supplemental material hinted at a lava planet where Anakin and Obi-Wan had their final duel.

It finally appeared in Revenge of the Sith, setting the stage for one of the best battles of the saga. It has since appeared in Rogue One as well, home to Vader's ominous castle home. This appearance showed Mustafar in a far less apocalyptic, though no less scary light. Mustafar is a striking landscape that still must have stories to tell.

advertising 6 Coruscant

While the original trilogy embodied a grimy real-world aesthetic, the prequels went for a more fantastical aesthetic of giant spires and glitz and glamor. While it didn't always work, the introduction of Coruscant embodied the best of the efforts. The capital of the republic, and later the Empire, is one of the grandest sights in all of Star Wars.

It is home to the richest of the richest, and the poorest of the poor. Split up into different levels, Coruscant might seem like a blanket city-planet, but looking through other canon materials will reveal it is also home to grassy plains, a crime-ridden underbelly, and industrial wastelands. It has such a diverse offering of histories and vistas that it had to reach higher at our number six spot.

5 Kashyyyk

Kashyyk first appeared in the much-maligned Holiday Special back in 1978. It eventually inspired much of the standard treehouse design of the Ewok homeworld of Endor but was later redeemed by a slight redesign in Episode III.

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One of the greater battles of the prequels, the battle of Kashyyyk showed off the full scope of the Wookie homeworld. The giant Bonzai like trees and their subsequent tree house spires are unlike anything else in the saga. Inspired by Chinese Riverlands, Kashyyk is the best forest planet in the series.

advertising 4 Crait Skimmers on the planet Crait in Star Wars The Last Jedi

Crait is arguably the most gorgeous and aesthetically pleasing planet in the whole galaxy. This crystallized landscape mirrors that of snow planets like Hoth, but instead of snow was dotted by salt flats like that in Utah. When the salt was disrupted though, the landscape would give way to streaks of red crystal. The imagination behind this planet's design is unmatched.

Apart from its aesthetic quality, the site gave way to one of the most important moments in the whole series. Not only was it a near cataclysmic battle for the resistance, but it also marked the site of Luke Skywalker's last stand. This moment sparked a fire of resistance that will surely impact the event of The Rise of Skywalker. No matter what, the moment and the planet itself made a mark on the saga like the sands of Crait itself.

3 Naboo Naboo in the Star Wars movies

Naboo was arguably the best planetary addition to the series that came out of the prequels. Unlike many of the planets seen in Star Wars, Naboo is home to multiple landscapes. There are lush green grasslands with strange ancient monoliths peeking out of the ground. Thick jungles penetrate outside the city.

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Underwater kingdoms of Gungans fill the interior of the planet, while the city of Theed dominated the surface with Renaissance-like architecture. Just these four vistas appear in The Phantom Menace alone, not even mentioning the lake country in Attack of the clones. Naboo is gorgeous and unique beyond belief.

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While most of the original trilogy took place in rural farms or secluded wilderness, Bespin is the one instance of high-class urban living. This is one of the most magical vistas in the galaxy. The sleek domed spires of cloud city reach far down to the gaseous planet below. The color palette alone of the sunsets nearly earned Bespin the number one spot.

Apart from its fancy living and spectacular views, the fact that this was the site of the signature duel between Vader and Luke marks much importance. Bespin is the setting of arguably the greatest third act in movie history.

1 Tatooine

It might not look like much, but she's got it where it counts. Tatooine is quintessential Star Wars and the planet that started it all. The zaniness of Mos Eisley and its Cantina Denizens are so escapist its silly. Jabba's palace goes unmatched when it comes to villainous lairs, and the Jundaland wastes are home to some of the scariest aliens around.

But, it is the Lars homestead and its views of the twin sunsets that earn Tatooine the number one spot. Nothin captures that Star Wars aesthetic and tone more than that little simplistic vista. It is equally homey while holding the promise of a galaxy of adventure.

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