THIS STORY CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR THE "NATURO" FRANCHISE.
Since Team Seven is still together in the first "Naruto" movie, "Ninja Clash in the Land of Snow," it must take place before Sasuke leaves in Episode 108. The film features killer snow-strewn battles, unveils some of Kakashi's best jutsu, and culminates in Naruto's multi-colored Rasengan.
This stretch of "Naruto" contains more filler episodes with no developments vital to the central story. Some viewers suggest powering through the series by skipping Episodes 143 through 219, although they showcase the characters' deepening bonds and growing skills.