While I am not the biggest ‘Harry Potter’ fan, I grew up with all of these movies. From debating what house you are in to attempting to play Quidditch, Harry has become a household name. Now it is time to pit all of the movies against each other, and rank them from Muggle to Dumbledore.
8. ‘Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince’ (2009)
The main reason that the sixth installment of the series is in last place, is because I find it the least memorable. I really can’t remember much that happens in it. I know that it’s loved by many, but it’s always been the most forgettable for me.
7. ‘Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone’ (2001)
It really breaks my heart to put this near the bottom. I mean it started the whole franchise! I also prefer this Dumbledore (RIP), but the acting really isn’t good and a lot of the effects don’t hold up at all. By no means does that mean it’s bad. It just means that there’s so much better in store.
6. ‘Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix’ (2007)
This Potter film is another one that kind of just falls into forgettable. Of course it has the lovable Delores Umbridge, everyone’s favorite character, but this movie is really more of a slow paced film compared to the others in the franchise.
5. ‘Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets’ (2002)
I so badly wanted to put this one higher up on the list, but the movie critic inside me just couldn’t do it. I have so much nostalgia with this movie because I remember it being one of the first movies that I saw in the theater that wasn’t animated. I loved it as a child and I love it now, but it really isn’t that great. Moaning Myrtle really is pretty creepy, and not because she’s a ghost.
4. ‘Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire’ (2005)
To me, this movie is the Hunger Games before it was cool. The mermaids gave me nightmares, and I had such a crush on Cedric Diggory. Eye candy aside, this movie is probably one of the most exciting of the bunch. Awesome effects and just super fun to watch.
3 ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1’ (2010)
The beginning of the end. I remember walking into the theaters and almost crying when I thought about the fact that my childhood was about to crumble. I didn’t read this book, and I thought the legend of the Deathly Hallows was so interesting, as is the hunt for the Horcruxes.
2 ‘Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Askaban’ (2004)
I think that a lot of people wouldn’t put this movie so far up the list, but I think it’s the most rewatchable and incredibly well done. I cry every time I see Buckbeak get slaughtered only to realize the truth. Dementors are also everywhere in this movie which create some terrifyingly beautiful scenes. By far one of the best in the franchise.
1. ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2’ (2011)
There’s no way that this movie could not be on the top. It’s the end of an era and extremely well done. Crazy action scenes and gut-wrenchingly sad deaths. Made me cry. Nuff said.