'Harry Potter' Movies Ranked From Worst To Best

JK Rowling recently announced that the worldwide phenomenon Harry Potter series is going to be a stage play called 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child'. So in its honor, we will be ranking the series from worst to best. 

8. 'Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince'

Director: David Yates

IMDb Score: 7.5/10

Rotten Tomato: 84%

U.S. Box Office: $301.9M

Without a doubt, the slowest movie of the franchise is this one. It was necessary in order to continue the story arc but it was full of slow scenes, unfulfilling adventures and long dialogues. 

7. 'Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets'

Director: Chris Columbus

IMDb Score: 7.3

Rotten Tomato: 82%

U.S. Box Office: $261.8M

Since the first movie, the actors have grown into their characters more and they have managed to add very key elements to the universe and adopt a darker theme. However, the director's pacing was murderously slow.

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

Director: Chris Columbus

IMDb Score: 7.5/10

Rotten Tomato: 80%

U.S. Box Office: $317.6M

The one that started it all! Chris Columbus does a very faithful job at setting off the franchise. Within the year it was released, this movie became a classic children's movie and Harry Potter became an icon.

5. 'Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix' 

Director: David Yates

IMDb Score: 7.4/10

Rotten Tomato: 79%

U.S. Box Office: $292M

With a more mature and darker story, 'Order of the Phoenix' is a very well sequel. It successfully foreshadows the dark times ahead and creates an emotional story by focusing on Harry's connection with the Lord Voldemort.

4. 'Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire'

Director: Steve Kloas

IMDb Score: 7.6/10

Rotten Tomato: 88%

U.S. Box Office: $290M

'Goblet of Fire' involves Harry finding himself in a deadly competition. Steve Kloas does a brilliant job of continuing the story, as well as showing a breath-taking tournament. This is a very fun sequel. 

3. 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1' 

Director: David Yates 

IMDb Score: 7.7/10

Rotten Tomato: 78%

U.S. Box Office: $295M

When you see this movie, you will have trouble believing that the series started out as a kid's movie. It keeps you on the edge of your seat with close fight sequences and the losses of beloved characters.

2. 'Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban' 

Director: Alfonso Cuaron

IMDb Score: 7.8/10

Rotten Tomato: 91%

U.S. Box Office: $249.4M

A fan favorite, 'Prisoner of Azkaban' showed everyone, whether fan or not what the fuss was about. It is inventive, fun and fast moving; Cuaron definitely resurrected the franchise. 

1. 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2'

Director: David Yates

IMDb Score: 8.1/10

Rotten Tomato: 96%

U.S. Box Office: $381M

Of course, this was the number one choice. This movie does not slow down. It has great dialogue throughout and an unforgettable final battle.


Do you agree with this list? Let's hear some opinions from some book readers!