The Harry Potter film series is one of the most lucrative of all time, pulling in $7.7 billion over eight films. But which one is the best? Is it the earlier the better, or did the movies get better as time went on?
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone is the best Harry Potter movie
The first movie was a phenomenon, and it remains a classic.
The Sorcerer's Stone is where it all began
The first Harry Potter movie introduced us to characters we would love and follow for years, giving it sentimental value.Explore
The Sorcerer's Stone sets a strong foundation
The Sorcerer's Stone sets up an incredible foundation for all of the other movies to be built on.Explore
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is the best Harry Potter movie
The second movie in the franchise, The Chamber of Secrets faithfully follows the exciting events of the books to great effect.
The Chamber of Secrets follows the book
Unlike the following movies, where things were increasingly cut out, The Chamber of Secrets faithfully follows its source material.Explore
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is the best Harry Potter movie
Representing a dark turn in the franchise, The Prisoner of Azkaban highlights the series' strengths.
The Prisoner of Azkaban sets the tone for the rest of the franchise
The movie changed the approach of the franchise to focus entirely on Harry's experiences.Explore
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is the best Harry Potter movie
The Goblet of Fire has the best source material.
The Goblet of Fire showed the cast being teenagers
The Goblet of Fire showed the angst that comes with being a teenager, and this realism pays off.Explore
The Goblet of Fire is the best book
Considered by many to be the strongest book, The Goblet of Fire has the strongest story of any of the movies.Explore
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is the best Harry Potter movie
The Order of the Phoenix is visually and emotionally arresting.
The Order of the Phoenix has the best battle scene
The fight scene in the Ministry of Magic is the most incredible battle sequence in the series.Explore
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is the best Harry Potter movie
Emotion, humour and gorgeous scenes - The Half-Blood Prince has it all.
The Half-Blood Prince is the funniest movie
While it has some dark moments, The Half-Blood Prince brings the most levity to it of any in the franchise.Explore
The Half-Blood Prince has the best cinematography
With a richer palette than any of the other movies, The Half-Blood Prince is the most visually compelling of any of the movies.Explore
The Half-Blood Prince has the most emotional turns
The death of Dumbledore, the origin of Voldemort... The Half-Blood Prince has many moments that will break your heart.Explore
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Part 1) is the best Harry Potter movie
The Deathly Hallows (Part 1) is the beginning of the end.
The Deathly Hallows (Part 1) is a hero's journey
The film happens outside of Hogwarts, tracking the heroes as they build to the end of the franchise.Explore
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Part 2) is the best Harry Potter movie
The Deathly Hallows (Part 2) wraps up the entire franchise in a satisfying way.
The Deathly Hallows Part 2 wraps everything up
The movie completes the Herculean task of finishing the franchise.Explore
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