Harry Potter Movies Rankedby Pjtaylor-96-138044 | created - 05 Sep 2015 | updated - 19 Oct 2016 | Public
How I rank the Harry Potter films from best (#1) to worst. They are all fantastic films, so the 'worst' is really just 'the least good' - it isn't bad at all.
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1. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
PG | 161 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
An ancient prophecy seems to be coming true when a mysterious presence begins stalking the corridors of a school of magic and leaving its victims paralyzed.
Votes: 491,671 | Gross: $261.99M
This remains my favourite in the series, definitely under-rated by most, as it is a nuanced and layered story that is mature but fun; the actors improved a lot from the first, the story too, allowing for the perfect Potter flick.
PG-13 | 130 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Harry, Ron, and Hermione search for Voldemort's remaining Horcruxes in their effort to destroy the Dark Lord as the final battle rages on at Hogwarts.
Votes: 689,209 | Gross: $381.01M
The finale is as dark, intense and action-packed as promised with a truly epic feel; a taught, awesome ending to a brilliant series.
PG-13 | 138 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
With their warning about Lord Voldemort's return scoffed at, Harry and Dumbledore are targeted by the Wizard authorities as an authoritarian bureaucrat slowly seizes power at Hogwarts.
Votes: 452,341 | Gross: $292.00M
The longest book made the shortest film, and this foray into the darker side of things is an engaging and compelling experience. It is one of the most action-packed while still retaining a focus on character, and the cast is as relatable as ever.
4. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)
PG | 153 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
As Harry Potter begins his sixth year at Hogwarts, he discovers an old book marked as "the property of the Half-Blood Prince" and begins to learn more about Lord Voldemort's dark past.
Votes: 417,159 | Gross: $301.96M
Again, a little under-rated in my opinion with the slower pace making for moody and impactful tale that allows Harry to really grow into his own.
5. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)
PG-13 | 157 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
A young wizard finds himself competing in a hazardous tournament between rival schools of magic, but he is distracted by recurring nightmares.
Votes: 487,415 | Gross: $290.01M
This is a great flick, stooped in mystery and adventure, where the darker tone starts to peer through despite well-deserved moments of levity.
PG-13 | 146 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery
As Harry, Ron and Hermione race against time and evil to destroy the Horcruxes, they uncover the existence of the three most powerful objects in the wizarding world: the Deathly Hallows.
Votes: 423,644 | Gross: $295.98M
A little overlong, a tad drawn-out and perhaps the most unusual in the series, but the actors really sell this one and I think it's a little under-rated; I thoroughly enjoy it every time I watch.
7. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
PG | 142 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
It's Harry's third year at Hogwarts; not only does he have a new "Defense Against the Dark Arts" teacher, but there is also trouble brewing. Convicted murderer Sirius Black has escaped the Wizards' Prison and is coming after Harry.
Votes: 488,180 | Gross: $249.36M
Everybody seems to love this installment but, while it is still a fantastic film and tons of fun, I don't think it is as good as some of the others in the series - it's certainly not my favourite.
8. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)
PG | 152 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
An orphaned boy enrolls in a school of wizardry, where he learns the truth about himself, his family and the terrible evil that haunts the magical world.
Votes: 568,581 | Gross: $317.58M
The first Potter film is still highly enjoyable, and perhaps portrays sheer wonder better than any other in the series, but it's age and the inexperience of the cast is starting to show; the 'worst' of the series is still an amazing film though.