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What is the best Harry Potter movie?

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?
Entertainment , Movies

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
This page was last edited on Thursday, 12 Mar 2020 at 17:03 UTC