February 23, 2024

Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy with Star Wars fans at the premiere of The Rise of Skywalker.
Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez (Getty Images)

We’ll never understand how certain pockets of the internet vilify Kathleen Kennedy. Since Kennedy became the president of Lucasfilm in 2012, she’s been instrumental in bringing one of the most famous franchises in the world back to prominence on the big screen and beyond. Under Kennedy we finally got to see what happens after Return of the Jedi, the first Star Wars TV show, what Obi-Wan Kenobi was up to before A New Hope, that Boba Fett was still alive, a Han Solo movie, and so, so much more.

Has every Star Wars thing been a classic? Nope. But all of that comes after a producing career that rivals any other person on the planet. Working alongside filmmakers like Steven Spielberg, Robert Zemeckis, M. Night Shyamalan, Joe Dante, and others, Kennedy has played a major role in dozens and dozens of iconic films. Some of which, undoubtedly, are among your all-time favorites.

And so, as some Star Wars fans continue to get up in arms about Kennedy’s choices in a galaxy far, far, away we thought it would be fun to remind you of the long list of stone-cold masterpieces she’s been a part of. We narrowed it down to 15 films/franchises—which was a chore considering some of the films we didn’t include are batteries not included, Young Sherlock Holmes, An American Tail, Arachnophobia, Innerspace, Hook, The Land Before Time, Signs, and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Those aren’t on the list. Here’s what is…