Here are all the Harry Potter movies, ranked

Harry potter is one of the most successful and popular franchises in the history of cinema. Although the films first came out twenty years ago, the hype surrounding Harry Potter has yet to subside. With its own world at Universal Studios, as well as flagship stores around the world and restaurants in cities across the United States, it’s clear people can’t get enough of Harry potter. Movies always find new audiences with today’s younger generation, and HBO Max is even releasing a special twentieth anniversary reunion with the cast.

The films are an adaptation of Harry potter novels by British author JK Rowling. The books and films follow Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe), a young boy whose parents died as a baby, who discovers he is a wizard. When Harry attends Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Witchcraft, he uncovers the truth about his past as he and his friends go on an adventure to finally defeat one of the most powerful dark wizards of all time, Lord Flight of death. Here are all the Harry Potter movies, ranked.

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8 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets


Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets was released in 2002 and is the second installment in the franchise. When Harry and his two best friends, Ron and Hermione return to Hogwarts for their second year of apprenticeship, messages of magic written with blood on the walls and strange things at Hogwarts interfere with their education. When Harry finds out who the evil force infiltrating Hogwarts is, he attempts to end him and save the day before the damage he has caused becomes irreversible.

seven Harry potter and the sorcerer’s stone


While this movie is excellent overall, the reason it’s ranked lower on the list is because audiences don’t feel as strongly connected to the characters as they do in some of the more recent films. Harry potter and the sorcerer’s stone is the very first Harry Potter film. He introduces us to Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe), Ron Weasley (Rupert Grint) and Hermione Granger (Emma Watson) as well as the whole school and all its teachers who become parental figures for Harry. This film was even nominated for three Oscars, including Best Original Music, Best Production Design, and Best Costume Design.

6 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Arriving at number six on the list is the fourth film in the franchise. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. The best part about this movie is that it introduces us to so many new characters who ended up becoming fan favorites like Cedric Diggory (Robert Pattinson). Harry and three other students face off in the Goblet of Fire tournament, an extremely rigorous hurdle that will determine who will win the Triwizard Cup, and at the end of the competition Harry is faced with his greatest enemy of all time and hardly does. come out alive.

5 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1


Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 is ranked so high on the list because it was groundbreaking for filmmaking in so many ways, the main one being that it was one of the first franchises to split a final film into two distinct parts. With part 1 of Deathly Hallows Running at almost two and a half hours and Part 2 running at two hours and ten minutes, director David Yates was able to fit whatever he wanted into the story by making two films for the final book. This movie also generated a significant amount of buzz at the Oscars, including talking about a Best Picture nomination.

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4 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix


While there is so much to unbox Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix the most memorable part of the film is Hogwarts new addition, Dolores Umbridge. She can look sweet and heartwarming with her constant smile, still dressed in pink but inside she’s awful deep inside. Umbridge is one of the franchise’s most hated characters and because of the cruelty of her actions, even Stephen King has said she is scary. Harry Potter’s main obstacle in this film is to get members of the Wizarding World to understand that Lord Voldemort is back and to take his encounter with the Dark Wizard seriously.

3 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2


With some of the most action-packed and heartwarming moments in the entire franchise Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 is ranked number three on the list. The heart of the film is Harry’s persistence in avenging his parents and, after all this time, putting an end to Lord Voldemort once and for all. The Battle of Hogwarts is one of the most difficult fights Harry has found himself in and it ends up causing the deaths of many of his friends. At the end of the movie, we see Harry, Ron, and Hemione all grown up, still great friends, and at peace with their life after Hogwarts, which fans can really hope for.

2 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince


This movie changed Hogwarts forever and brought so many characters to their breaking point. In Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Draco Malfoy (Tom Felton) finds himself called upon by Voldemort’s followers to kill Albus Dumbledore. In an attempt to spare Draco from committing the murder, Dumbledore asks Severus Snape (Alan Rickman) to kill him instead. The Headmaster’s death reveals secrets to Harry about his education and his early years at Hogwarts, which shocks him and forever changes his relationship with his teachers.

1 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban


Arriving first on the list is Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. This movie is nothing less than epic action scenes, one of the franchise’s most interesting storylines, and daring new characters. The best part about this movie is the introduction of new characters like Professor Remus Lupine (David Thewlis) and Sirius Black (Gary Oldman). While the entire movie makes us believe Sirius Black is a dangerous murderer who escaped Azkaban, it is later revealed that he was one of Harry’s parents, James and Lily Potter’s best friends. He’s such an important part of this franchise because he’s Harry’s closest thing to a father figure.


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