Top 10 Best Harry Potter Movies

The Top Ten
1 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

I love prisoner of azkaban because I mean, personally I had to take a break from the whole voldemort thing. prisoner of Azkaban is awesome and has many of my favorite characters too.

Best story. Best pacing. Best cinematography. Gary Oldman as Sirius Black was a welcome addition to the cast. This movie benefitted from being a smaller personal story instead of raising the stakes like the Chamber of Secrets did. Alfonso Cuaron's direction made this third installment in the series it's own character. The three main characters really came out in this story as their acting improved. It's probably the movie that respected its source material more than all the others.

The year 2004 produced some of my favorite movies of all time. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is one of them. This movie took 75 steps up from the original two by making it a more darker but more humorous sequel. The directing was better, the acting was better, the story was better, hell, even the Uncle Vernon scenes were better. Not only is this the best Harry Potter film, but one of the best films ever.

I always thought goblet of fire was the best Potter movie but I have to say this one because of the VIBE you get.. I mean the legendary and iconic expecto patronum scenes alone makes the movie the best! Also the perfect book to movie adaptation! Another reason why it is the best for me is the Harry-Hermione relationship on the whole time traveler scene which can also be seen in HP 7.1 where both of them are again together without Ron!

2 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2

My personal list
8. Order of the Phoenix - based on my favorite book but this one is the one I watch the least, not bad though with a great musical score
7. Sorcerer's Stone - the lightest in the series and most kid-friendly
6. Chamber and Secrets - darker and more magical than the original
5. Goblet of Fire - now we're getting to the great movie, this one is complex, exiting, and shows the young cast's maturity
4. Deathly Hallows Part 1 - intense action and tension between characters saves this one from taking out important parts from the book
3. Half Blood Prince - best cinematography, best humor, and it also is the one with teenage hormones
2. Prisoner of Azkaban - it's all about the storytelling and direction, this one can tell a complex story in an easy-to-follow way and has crowd-pleasing climax, this one is a worthy entry in Alfonso cuoron's winning streak
1. Deathly Hallows Part 2 - intense action, acting, visual effects, score, this movie has ...more

I love this movie because everything just falls into place! The drama is intense and the action is satisfying. I love all the books and this just adds to the greatness that is... Harry Potter.
All movie makers should look to this film and take a hint that nothing is better than it.
I also love the 19 years later bit!
Catch you later harry potter fanatics.

This is my best Harry Potter series are
1. Harry Potter and the deathly hallows part 2
2.Harry Potter and the prisoner of azkaban
3.Harry Potter and the order of the Phoenix
4.Harry Potter and the goblet of fire
5.Harry Potter and the socerer stone
6.Harry Potter and the chamber of secret
7.Harry Potter and the deathly hallows part 1
8.Harry Potter and the half blood prince

This is an amazing movie. Everything was amazing and there were so many tear jerking moments and it is so bittersweet. My favourite movie of all time!
1. Deathly Hallows Part 2
2. Prisoner Of Azkaban
3. Deathly Hallows Part 1
4. Order of the Phoenix
5. Half Blood Prince
6. Goblet of Fire
7. Philosophers Stone
8. Chamber of Secrets
I love them all though

3 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Even if we won't start noting about the bad adaption of great book, this movies done what every Harry Potter movie hasn't done, and that's sequence of plot holes. So many events that's not fully explained, or questions untouched.
There's also the issue of the bombast scenes such as the Dragon challenge, the Harry and the Dragon chase is maybe nice looking on the big screen in the cinema, but otherwise feels pointless.
Apart from plot issues, this film actually have one of the best directing, the Voldemort rebirth was even better than the book, and the scene where harry returns with Cedrick body with the trumpets on the background is purely genius.
Problem is, Daniel Reddeclife acting is the worst than ever.

Harry Potter and the Socerer's Stone 6,4/10 great movie, but has many mistakes, but I am fine with that, but also could have been better, but it is good movie, and what makes the movie good is there was an unexpected villain, (I don't remember his name) which made the movie interesting.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets 4,5/10 Terrible movie! Not interesting at all! The only good part about the movie was the fight between The Basilisk amd Harry Potter. But overall. This movie sucks.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban 6,9/10 great movie! Has many creatures, which made the movie great! But the beginning scene was extremely boring. But then it beginned to be great.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire 8,8/10 Fantastic movie! Great actions, interesting parts! And much more! No idea why it is so hated. That's why I voted for this!

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix 6/10 fine movie, enjoyed it a bit, but it was a bit boring. Didn't like it at ...more

This is my second favourite film of all time and my favourite Harry Potter movie. Everything about this is brilliant. They main characters actually portrayed more teenage characteristics (messy hair, constant rivalry.) The plot is solid and very much enjoyable, this also happened to be the last HP before the series became more focused on Voldemort, don't get me wrong, the other movies are brilliant, but this movie gave me just the right amount of Voldemort I feel was needed. Also, who could forget how epic watching the triwizard tournament was?

This is the best. It's full of exit end and adventure. At the end it shows Harry doing a final act of kindness. Something I don't think any other character in the entire series would do. He gave his money and work from the tournament to Fred and George. Boys who are less wealthy. He did it with no request just honest intention. I admire that.

4 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

I've watched this movie so many times! It's the best one. It's true to the book (unlike some of Prisoner of Azkaban) and very exciting. It introduces great characters and highlights the best in returning characters. Harry's teaching his colleagues what he's learned from people like Dumbledore and Lupin, Ron is improving his skills as a wizard, Hermione's braver than ever and breaking Umbridge's rules, Ginny is finding her insane amount of talent, and Neville now has loads of courage racing through his veins! I love this movie!

I get that people don't like it cause it is the least loyal to the book. But if they included everything it would be overlong and full of pointless scenes. As a stand alone movie, I really don't see much wrong with it. The characters are maturing and it has a good story. Not to mention it has a good villain, Delores Umbridge. It's probably my 2nd favorite. VOTE PEOPLE!

When I first time seen this movie, it was terrible. Second time, it was good. I said to myself why the heck did I hated this movie? It is pretty good! I never expected to be that interesting, and as we all know, Dolores Umbridge. Which made the movie interesting, my 3rd favorite movie.

The psychological parallels between Harry and Lord Voldemort are extremely interesting. It also has a lot of political issues in it and the best fight in the wole franchise (Departement of Mysteries). I think it's a very intelligent and fascinating movie, which you can learn from. Plus: Bellatrix Lestrange is insane.

5 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

If your house don't have a strong base, no matter how beautiful your house is, it will fall down. So was this movie. If this movie (or book )wasn't so good, none of the other books or movies would have been read / watched by people. It's basically a foundation upon which all other books depends. It did a great job in introduction of the magical wizarding world

Although it may not have as much action as the others, it has everything I love. It has action but also has the happiness in it every movie needs. Quidditch is also a nice thing to see how great of a wizard Harry really is.

This is a thrilling move containing huge aspect of Harry's life although it doesn't go into much detail fro example when he spoke to the snake and when he went into Gringots for the first time. I think this is the best Harry Potter movie.

I love this movie and book because Harry, Ron and Hermione are all so little and cute! Harry especially, I just have to look at a picture of his cute little face with the little glasses and his too big clothes and I'm just like AAWWW! So cute!

6 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Not a surprise that this movie was a total disappointment as there was nothing much in the book as well. But Yates dissappointed his viewers even more when he even missed out those parts from the book which could have made it a better movie.

In the book, Harry rescued Dumbledore till Hogwarts at the climax. However, in the movie Dumbledore rescued Harry to Hogwarts. Perhaps, Yates forgot that Harry had to face the Dark Lord in the next movie and that for that he should have portrayed a stronger character of Harry... Much more than a mere school boy. He even missed out the battle between the Death Eaters and the Order of Phoenix and also Dumbledore's Funeral and laid much stress on unnecessary emotinal aspects of the book.

The fact that this is so low here (behind order of the phoenix actually) and so high on the worst potter film's list tell me that people may just expect an action film be all about battles and fire cracks everywhere (as the two films before this one). that's NOT the measure of an action film's quality. A great action film has to have every action scene very well justified with a backstory, plot and be in coherence with each character's motivations. When a film manages to have thrilling action balanced with this factors then you got a really badass movie, which, despite having only a few action scenes, this film managed masterfully. Quality over quantity. And this is perhaps the most quality film of all the Potter films.

SPOILERS (but seriously, if you haven't seen it then what are you doing? )
This movie was an excellent transition from a student into a warrior. The earlier films have a youthful imprint but this one is different, it's darker. It really shows Harry's struggles with Dumbledore, the Horcruxes and the Prophecy and coming to terms with the fact that he'll have to be the one to kill Voldemort, or be killed in the attempt.

I really liked this film, it was by far for me the best film of the franchise (tied with Deathly Hallows Part 2). My favourite character is Dumbledore, and considering this film more than any other shows the relationship between Harry and Dumbledore, I found it particularly amusing to watch. Dumbledore's farewell to me is the most moving part of the entire series.

7 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Chamber of Secrets stays true to the book. It incorporates all of the key storytelling elements in smooth pacing so that even someone who has never read the books can enjoy it. We also get our first, real sense of the lingering darkness of wizarding world and the new tone is noticeable and profound.

This is the Harry Potter movie in which the acting is best, from the tense exchanges between Lucius Malfoy and Arthur Weasley / Albus Dumbledore to Professor McGonagall's explanation of the origin of the Chamber of Secrets. The dialogue is clear, direct, and powerful--not like in subsequent films where everyone just yells and talks at an accelerated pace.

The film does suffer a bit from a few odd directing choices, notably the downplay of some of the more violent scenes and a poor representation of the Sword of Gryffindor. Still, the pluses outweigh the minuses more so than any other film in the franchise (except maybe Order of the Phoenix).

Probably the best movie adaption.
With removing only one episode from the book, the movie using it's 2 and 40min the best to show JK Rowling story, without any dull moment.
The film is still suffering from Bombast actions scene, as the flying car scenes, and so the last basilisk scene, as Colombus couldn't make movie without them.
And so the "Family" genre feeling of Colombus direction is disturbing the dark flowing.
But the film still serving very well as a ladder to Harry development toward his adultness.

Most underrated film in the series, a great watch and has a genuinely compelling mystery, not to mention that incredible final battle with the Basilisk! There are films better than this one in the franchise but it should 110% not be bottom.

Exactly the same as the book. Didn't seem rushed at all unlike future movies. Had great visuals with the amazing spider chase scene and it has the most epic fight in the series, between Harry and the basilisk.

8 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1

This was by far the best movie of the 8. The first was the exploration, so everything is awesome and new. The second was meh, because of the mediocre book. The 3rd film was well-balanced and well written, but missed some wizard flavour and detail in my opinion. The 4th and 5th were too compressed to be good. The 6th is a hidden gem, but this one, ooh, so full of impression and expression combined. The toughness and pain, loneliness, the search for the impossible, the brilliant scenes, making the best of the worst, all fits well in this one. The 8th movie was just a complete deception after this masterpiece. It felt too rushed, while the storytelling was in the movie itself.

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I think this is the most underrated movie in the franchise. I've always liked it because I feel like it tries to do something different than the other films. In each of the first six there's always that moment of comic relief, but deathly hallows- part one is probably the most unrelentingly dark movie in the franchise. It just felt so real to me. I also love the o' children where Harry and Hermione dance together. It's one of my favorite movie scenes of all time. Makes me want to get every time.

In my opinion, this was the best movie in the series. In the Prisoner movie, the Goblet of Fire movie, and the Order movies, the plot is going so fast and the actors hardly have the time to shape their character. The development on their character making the plot - Harry acting exactly as we expecting him to be due the events in the story:
In the Prisoner movie when he hears about Sirius part in his parents death he's furious, as he should be.
In the Goblet of Fire movie he's sad for Digori's death as anyone will.
In the Order movie he's isolating himself for everyone because everyone suspecting him lying.
Only in the Prince movie Reddeclife finally have permission to actually shape his character, he's no longer the hero one we know. And and the Deathly Hallow movie is continuing it relation with Reddeclife growing his character.
The movie takes it's time to develop as Reddeclife, Ema and Rupert making their own character, what they done so little in the previous 6 ...more

The genius of the Harry Potter films and books is the way the characters grow with the audience, and with this, the darkness of the story. I think an element of the Potter films that is overlooked because of the 'kids film' label, is the darkness. Deathly Hallows P1 is a very dark movie, as dark as any adult fantasy film (LoTR etc), and it should be appreciated on this level. For me, this is the best of the series.

9 Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

It's really good, but it comes last behind GOF for me. I love it like the rest, but there's just something that's off about this and also, it just feels more like fanfare than an actual necessary story. The second one will seem more necessary since we will finally get to see the struggle between Dumbledore and Grindelwald.

It's actually really good and tells a really good story. Newt Scamander is a really realistic character along with the setting. It may not count but it's my favourite

Oh my god I loved this movie so much! It is better than all of the harry potters combined and multiplied by ten!

If this movie removes dragon challenge then I won't go to universal, put the movie is unique in my opinion

10 Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

It's the only wizarding world movie that I have gotten to see in theaters because I'm so young. I loved the feeling of sitting there with my friend and going back to Hogwarts.

Its actually very good.

The Contenders
11 Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore

Somewhat slow movie that takes times to unfold and show it greatness. The plot had many trial and error in the characters quest, but for some reason, those are taking most of the film.
Though this is better than the 2nd, the film pace could be better.

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