While Todd Wilcox' answer is true in the literal sense that Star Wars refers to the wars happening across the galaxy on planets and in outer space, it also refers to both a metaphorical (prominent heroes and villains) and metaphysical (power coming from elsewhere) definition.
Star Wars is an American epic space-opera media franchise created by
The original title was Tom Boy: Revenger’s Tale and then changed to The Assignment.
It was changed for commercial reasons beyond Hill's control, but he notes that Tomboy is not considered politically correct, e. g. in America.
Walter Hill shed some light on it in a 2017 interview with Ryan T. Cusick for iHorror.com:
RTC: I read that the name of ...
As Memor-X mentions in the comments, the 12 Monkeys refers to "The Army of the 12 Monkeys" in both the film and the TV series.
However, as Q states, in the film version they are a misdirection/red herring, as the people/scientists of the future are wrong about believing they were the ones to spread the virus that begins to wipe out humanity. As it turns ...