Reasons Why Harry Potter Is Better Than the Hunger Games

In this everyone can see that Harry Potter is way better than the Stupid The Hunger Games books and films. I am saying this since the first film of The Hunger Games came out. It just takes an amount of time before a new fandom war will start between these films. Just enjoy this list, I'm curious if you agree,

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Okay, you are really just saying better than the stupid hunger games books and novels? That is extremely rude and disrespectful. The author worked so hard on the hunger games (which is a masterpiece by the way) and you are basically saying it's nothing. I am a hunger games fan and I fully respect harry potter and I like J.K. Rowling as a person and I don't even like harry potter so why don't you get some class before you start a debate because you are seriously being a jerk.

First of all, I've read harry potter and watched all their movies.
Last but not least, hunger games are better. Yes, I'm a hater Boi
I LOVE HUNGER GAMES but I respect why you think harry potter is better. Its okay to have diffeeent opinions... :P (although you should really watch hunger games before hating on it

I do like Hunger Games but the plot gets more and more ridiculous as it goes along. Harry Potter has one of the most complicated plots ever and even then it is memorable and amazing. It also has less plot holes and the whole plot has many twists and turns in it that Hunger Games can never match.

Throughout the Harry Potter books and films many storylines are taking place. But from beginning to end everything is brilliant. So many storyline and everything in the whole story is good, without any mistakes. While The Hunger Games is a trilogy and just has maybe a few Storylines.

Cast and Crew

The Cast and crew of Harry Potter is brilliant. To begin with the crew. Every single Director who came in Harry Potter brought something special to it. Stuart Craig did an amazing job on making the Harry Potter universe real. And every single actor was cast perfectly. Every actor and actress was perfect for his or her role.In Hunger Games you have not these great actors or actresses. They just do their role and that's it. In Harry Potter the people really love the films beside the fact they are perfect for what they do for the films.

If the first movie had poor acting, just keep in mind you are comparing children to a fully grown and professional actor.

Jennifer Lawrence did a phenomenal job and in the first movie it had extremely poor acting.

Both casts and crews were amazing, but I prefer the Hunger Games cast and crew.


*ahem* The Hanging Tree, Rue's Lullaby, The Valley Song, Lucy Gray's Reaping Song, The Ballad of Lucy Gray Baird! Suzanne Collins is an excellent songwriter! Hunger Games totally beats Harry Potter here.

John Williams did such an amazing job, especially on Hedwig's Theme. It will always be recognized as Harry's Theme or something related to Harry Potter. While you look at Hunger Games, they don't have that.

This isn't even a reason. This list is full of stupid, petty reasons. Don't get me wrong though, I do worship both series.

How is having one movie having a better score than another not qualify as a real reason?

I agree, Hanging tree is a good song though.


Can't I just vote for every category? Because Harry Potter is better than The Hunger Games in every way possible. I'll tell you right now, right here 24th of February, 2016, Harry Potter is the book that is going to (already is) leave a legacy behind. Harry Potter will be remembered 20000 years from now.
The Hunger Games will die down (actually already died down, after all the movies came out).The Hunger Games is like a onenight stand. Harry Potter is like a soulmate, your one true love.

I agree. The wizards are old-fashioned, so it's old-fashioned whenever you read it.
Another thing about why it's better in general is because Harry plays a crucial role in Voldemort's downfall, while Katniss plays almost no role in the Capitol's.
-Linna Lovegood, Ravenclaw 3rd year

Harry Potter is Timeless, even now after 2 years since the last film people keep reaidng the books and keep watching the films. Ans are still posting things on Facebook and on the internet. I think in a few years time Hunger Games will be forgotton.

Harry Potters magic stays with you the rest of your life. It has a strong message about love and friendship

Building of the Series

In Harry Potter everything has been build up so brilliant. You really wait 7 books or/and 8 films for the final big confrontation with You-Know-Who. You really wait 7 books and 8 films for answers for questions. While The Hunger Games hasn't been build up so very good.

I love both series but this lis tis definitely true in my opinion.



HG never the took the time it needed to build up their characters. It felt like I ultimately knew more about Ron and Hermione by the end of the first book then I did about Gale and Peeta’s throughout the whole series.

HG never the took the time it needed to build up there characters. It felt like I ultimately knew more about Ron and Hermione by the end of the first book then I did about Gale and Peet’s throughout the whole series.

From the very first page you fall in love with the characters. Because it is such a big series and the characters are so different you really love them. And Harry ultimately is a kind of friend for the reader. HG doesn't have that power

Harry Potter characters aren't bad, but the Hunger Games ones are a lot better. We have a Finnick.


I loved the harry potter series and I still do, it's one of the most important things in the world to me and has always made me feel at home when I used to feel isolated from my friends. I did like the hunger games but the last book was kind of a disappointment and I felt like the ending just kind of faded away and wasn't really the best

Okay I agree that Harry Potter hits home for many people, but Suzanne Collins wanted the world of panem to be a cruel, uncomforting place. Even Katniss didn't feel at home in the place the character was born. Harry felt at home in Hogwarts with the other wizards after being treated like trash before. That itself is a huge disadvantage to thg on this one

Hogwarts does really feel like a home. The first time where you as reader especially as a kid read about Hogwarts it feels like a home. In The Hunger Games there isn't such a place. It doesn't have that kind of power or magic or love that touches the reader.

What? , you should've made this a list on reasons why Harry Potter is great.

Not Just One Theme

One of the reasons why Harry Potter is the greatest book series and film series ever is that it isn't just a fantasy theme. Why is Harry Potter such a rare thing? Well in my opinion because it also has big emotional moments which doesn't make it a Fantasy series or a romance series or Young adult or teenage or a child story. From all the themes it has something. Hunger Games is a typical young adult story.

Completely untrue.

People In Harry Potter Actually Smile

Finnick smiles. Katniss smiles. Rue smiles. The Careers smile. Peeta smiles. Gale smiles. Prim smiles. Just because half of them are dead doesn't mean that they don't smile.

The HG is all about pulling through the struggles and never giving up! And yes, characters in the HG do feel joy.

They teach you how to smile even in the darkest of times.

Even Snape smiles well more of a sneer but still

Grow Up

The Harry Potter generation really grew up with Harry Ron & Hermione and some of the cast members. The Hunger Games are only a trilogy so it will never have the power that the fanbase will grow up with the characters or cast.

We saw the actors in Harry Potter go from children to young adults.

Because HP is longer...

The Contenders


In harry potter if you fall in love with a character (like dobby) if they pass away you will a surge of emotion. Its really upsetting and it shows how well written it is. While in the hunger games they only sad death was really prim and maybe finnick. But that's not really as sad as fred or Sirius or dobby or lupin. You fall in love with the characters of harry potter when with hunger games you don't really feel that emotion.

True, finnick was my favourite character and (spoiler) when he died I didn't even cry because it wasn't sad. also (spoiler) prim's death could have been so sad but it wasn't written well enough to be sad, the only part of it that actually upset me was the concept of her dying rather than how it was written. the only death I cried at was rue's.

Honestly Harry Potter is way better that Hunger Games but how Rue’s death was written was really sad (though Fred’s is the saddest)

Both series include extremely sad deaths. But Prim and Finnick had sadder deaths to me than any of the HP deaths (although both are extremely depressing, I did cry for days)

For All Ages

Not just adults enjoy the series,
I myself am a teen and love the Harry potter series. My sister is under the age of 10 and enjoys it as well.

Harry potter is enjoyable for all ages unlike hunger games, I, myself being a teen love harry potter and my sister under the age of 10 years old enjoys harry potter too. Hunger games on the other hand has a lot of violence which is not really appropriate for kids (although my sister has watched it😂)

This doesn't make it better though...

The HP Community

The Harry Potter community is a more of one big family. Hunger Games fans are just, well, fans. There is a large difference between HG fans and the HP family.

Absolutely, totally, without a doubt right!

Emma Watson Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson is a British actress, model, and activist. Born in Paris and brought up in Oxfordshire, Watson attended the Dragon School as a child and trained as an actress at the Oxford branch of Stagecoach Theatre Arts.

Nah, Hunger Games has Josh Hutcherson and Jennifer Lawrence. In comparison, Hermione is 'meh' at best.

Lol, I know this is a joke, but it's still true.


Trafalgar Square

July 7th 2011 was maybe the most emotional world premiere ever. And there were so many Harry Potter fans. A worldpremiere like this you will never see in Hunger Games.

There's No Annoying Love Triangle

Harry Hermione Ron's love triangle is annoying, Harry should've ended up with Hermione.

Harry Hermione Ron love triangle is a movie thing, read the books moron.

Harry Potter is More Immersive and Realistic

Those coal miner rednecks need reality checks. Harry Potter incorporates a unique fantasy while allowing readers to emotionally relate to the characters. Hungers games shows an unrealistically evil and corrupt dystopian society, where most of the 12th district(starving) characters look healthy.

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