All 8 "Harry Potter" Films Ranked From Worst To Best

In honor of Harry Potter's birthday being last week, I thought it'd be fun to take a stroll down the film of the past and look at all the spell-tastic movies Harry Potter had to offer. More specifically, the best of the franchise and, arguably, the not so good. This was probably the hardest thing I've ever had to do in my life, because I absolutely love this movie franchise to bits. The films and the book series are an immense part of my childhood (and my life now). Just keep that in mind before you come for my neck.

8. "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows -- Part Two"

Rose Weasley along with James and Albus Potter


This was incredibly hard, because I don't hate this movie--it's just missing something. Since this is the final battle of Hogwarts, the movie is expected to be intense and dark, but it feels a bit standstill in the middle. Maybe it's because everyone's older and things are less light-hearted but I don't feel drawn to it. It's also extremely gloomy.

7. "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows -- Part One"

Harry and Hermione visit Harry's parent's grave in Godric's Hollow.

Hero Complex

This movie is thrilling and has a lot of great scenes. The multiple Harrys at the beginning, the Golden Trio (Harry, Ron and Hermione) camping, the Magic of Ministry trick--those are things I can pinpoint from the movie and have the ability to make me smile, too. But, like "Part Two," it's just a bit too gloomy to watch every so often.

6. "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone"


I have to be honest here: I haven't seen this movie in years (shocker) and, in so, don't have any strong feelings towards it. It's a classic though, and you can feel the magic in this movie. Maybe if I watch it again, my rating will change.

5. "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets"

Wallpaper Abyss

Truly a good movie. Seeing Tom Riddle's childhood was definitely interesting and the Basilisk was a great creature to have lurk through the halls of Hogwarts. Harry and Ron driving a flying car to Hogwarts? A Classic. The Quidditch scene with the rogue bludger and Draco was laughter-filling. It may not be a fan favorite, but it's cute! Just not top tier.

4. "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince"


"The Half-Blood Prince" was the hardest to place because the movie is really, really good, even though a lot of people don't seem to like it. I've always been attached to this movie and the feeling of its dark charm. It's just the little things that are a bit tiresome. Harry and Ginny's love thing seems forced and unnecessary, as well as the love triangles going on in this movie. Though, the one thing that shines in this film is Draco Malfoy; he is the movie's highlight. Also, while many may hate Snape, seeing fragments of his past was interesting and helped shape his character and conjour some feelings of empathy towards him.

3. "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban"

Harry Potter Wiki

Before you yell, this is a great movie. Two of the best characters of all time are introduced in this movie: Sirius Black and Remus Lupin; interesting plots are introduced, and we get to see Hogsmeade live. There's nothing wrong with it, it's just fine. The one cool thing was seeing the dementors introduced. It definitely brought the darker element of the Wizarding World to the movies. Also, The Boggart scene during the Defense Against the Arts class was perfect.

2. "Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire"

Quirky Byte

This movie is insane. The Triwizard Tournament is such an interesting concept and theme, and it worked really well. The Yule ball is magical, Harry and Ron are sporting some insane hair, and having David Tennant in any film makes it ten times better. The only itty-bitty thing that irks me about this movie is Ron's attitude during most of the film. But, it doesn't help that he's not one of my favorite characters.

1. "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix"

Geek Tyrant

"Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix" is the best Potter movie in the franchise. Inarguable. We see a more troubled and bitter side of Harry from Cedric's death which really changes the tone of the movie. There's also more of Sirius (this is the most we see him!), the scene at the Ministry of Magic, the Weasely Twins' joke shop, as well as Dumbledore's Army form. This movie also introduces Luna Lovegood, the silly and light-hearted character we crave and features Neville more in a less ridiculed way. 10/10.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.

Being a pharmacy technician never held as many risks as it does now. Exposure too hazardous conditions were little to none, and garbing up was only conducted in IV compounding. But, now, in order to give nurses the medications they need to help their patients, they need us, pharmacy technicians.

Keep Reading... Show less

Epic Activewear Deals Every Leggings-Lover Needs To Know About From Nordstrom's Biggest Sale

Wearing my pleather Alo leggings till someone physically removes them from my body.

I'll be the first to admit I'm not an athletic person, at all. Since junior high school, I've been happily cheering my friends on at their football games and soccer matches from the sidelines as long as I could go home to my yoga mat and spend Sunday mornings at Pilates with my mom's friends.

Weekends are often spent in my casual wear, from the second I throw them on for morning meditation through running errands and evening walks. No, I won't be running a marathon or joining my friend's volleyball league anytime soon.

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

11 Reasons Why Getting A Cat Is The Best Thing You Can Do For Your Mental Health

Cats may mess up your puzzles but they'll always love you unconditionally — as long as you have some catnip, that is.

Scout Guarino

Alright, everyone, it's time to stop spreading the rumor that all cats are mean, aloof, and hate everyone. Like dogs, each cat has its own personality and tendencies. Some like a lot of attention, some like less — each person has to find the right cat for them. As for me, my cats Bienfu and Reptar have seen me at my worst, but they've also helped pull me out of it. They're a constant in my life and they give me the strength to get through the day in spite of my depression, and there's even scientific evidence to support it!

Keep Reading... Show less

TikTok was banned by the president, but Instagram is here with its newest feature called Reel. Many of us are still wondering why TikTok was being banned in the first place. Was it all the dangerous TikTok trends? It was because of a security concern, but not in the way you might think.

TikTok is owned by Dancebyte, which is a China-owned company. Basically, just like any other app, TikTok collects the user's data. The main question to ask yourself when investing in any app or marketing tools who will be owning my data? So yes, China currently owns all the TikTok user's data worldwide.

Keep Reading... Show less

I've always been a huge Disney villain fan — whether it was for their cryptic one-liners, enviable outfits, or sidekick banter. Some of the most iconic lines from cinematic history have been said by the characters we love to hate and occasionally dress up as once a year.

The fear-mongering Gaston I now find hilariously cringe-worthy is now charming and oftentimes considered by fans as rightfully justified in his actions. Die-hard fans of the Disney villain fan club claim alternate egos in their favorite evil characters, adopting their hilarious witticisms into everyday life.

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

5 Reasons To Put The Damn Mask On, And Stop Fussing With It

COVID-19 is real people, do your part to protect yourself and others.

Ilana Stein

With the ever-changing reality of our world due to COVID-19, there has been one constant throughout these past unforeseen months, masks. Ever since coronavirus hit the ground running in the US, the CDC has been recommending social distancing and mask-wearing to stop the rapid spread.

Many people have been great about adhering to these policies, mandates, and suggested uses, but others, not so much.

Keep Reading... Show less

Anyone who goes to Panera Bread will tell you that their mac and cheese is to die for. If you're a huge fan of their mac and cheese, you won't believe the new recipe they're coming out with!

Keep Reading... Show less

I've been an athlete my entire life. I love movement and I've been jumping, kicking, swimming, dancing, throwing, you name it since I was in diapers. I'm also pretty competitive and probably went through a few sore loser phases. What can I say? I like to win, and losing can sometimes feel like I've failed. Especially, when your competitor is your best friend or someone that you worked all year long to defeat.

Keep Reading... Show less

I Asked My Boyfriend His Opinion On Liking Other Girls’ Pictures, And, Spoiler Alert, It's Cheating

"When you get into a relationship and you're in love, you have to realize that liking photos is for the single lifestyle."

Ladies, listen up. If you are in a relationship with a guy and he is liking other girls' pictures on social media, then it's a red flag. A man who can look at someone else and show interest by liking it means he doesn't care about your feelings AT ALL.

Keep Reading... Show less

Picture this, we're settling into our date, the conversation is flowing, we're ordering drinks, laughing, and then it happens... the job convo.

Him: "So what do you do?"
Me: "I'm a dating and relationships editor."

Keep Reading... Show less

- I have extremely sensitive skin, which is why I have always resorted to a plant-based organic beauty line such as Radha Beauty.

- Radha Beauty won me over years ago when I was looking for organic skincare brands.

- I was so excited to see they launched a new line incorporating USDA organic rosehip oil, so when their PR team sent me some, I could not have been more thrilled.

- After a week of using the products, my face felt as smooth as a baby's, looked more glowy than ever, and even cured some of my summer sunburn.

Radha Beauty isn't just a best-selling beauty brand on Amazon — it's a USDA-certified organic beauty brand I live by, and anyone who knows me knows I am all about holistic wellness.

Typically, it only takes three days for me to tell if a skin product is working or not because I have extremely sensitive skin. It's also why I have always stuck by plant-based organic beauty lines such as Radha Beauty.

Keep Reading... Show less

I have definitely had my fair share of breakups. I broke up with my high school sweetheart my second semester of college (he was cheating on me), I had a breakup with another guy I thought I was going to marry, and others in between. Regardless of whether you're the one doing the dumping or being dumped, breakups can HURT.

Keep Reading... Show less

Social media is something many of us have been addicted to (whether we want to believe it or not) since the moment we got it. I remember getting Facebook at 10. Instantly I was hooked. I loved being able to share my life with people, a little too much in my opinion, and I loved being able to see how/what other people were doing all the time.

Keep Reading... Show less

I am not in any way any sort of medical expert. These are just some tricks that work for me and have worked for others who also suffer from anxiety. These may not work for everyone, but I do hope these help some people in their fight against anxiety.

Keep Reading... Show less

-Having struggled with acne prone skin for years, I was cautious to try a new serum on top of the other products I've come to trust.

Keep Reading... Show less
Facebook Comments