Harry Potter was a global hit like any other stories and movies. But, unlike any other films, Harry Potter started as a book that was written by J.K Rowling. Since the book became well-known, the contract for this book to film was greatly phenomenal that leaves the die-hard fans of the Harry Potter series in anticipation.
And fans were not left disappointed when the Harry Potter big screen sequences were released in theaters. The directors of Harry Potter series did a great job showing the audiences the world of witches and wizards, the issues and love between them that left viewers with satisfaction. Below are the ranking of Harry Potter films from the worst to best.
8. (2001) The Philosopher’s Stone 2001
This Harry Potter film was directed by Chris Columbus and it got the rating of 80% from Rotten Tomatoes. However, compared to the rest of Harry Potter films, this one was neither refined nor impressive. Still, The Philosopher’s Stone deserves an enormous acknowledgement for planning up this series of film fantastically.
This film plotted a very good start for the upcoming Harry Potter films. Chris Columbus who was the director of the film made a very good choice in choosing the cast. He had also done an incredible job of setting the world of wizards from Rowling’s book into film.
7. (2009)The Half Blood Prince
The film series of Harry Potter got an 84% from Rotten Tomatoes and was directed by David Yates. This movie was J.K Rowling’s favorite and it has a lot of incredible scenes but, it also had its weaknesses.
First, the movie does not have its so-called ending. Then, there were episodes in the movie where it was different from the book like the teasing romance of Ginny and Harry, which in the film it appeared to be somewhat like forced and rushed. This is just one of the flaws of the movie but it does not mean that the movie is not good or annoying.
6. (2002) The Chamber of Secrets
The film was also directed by Chris Columbus which got a rating of 83% from Rotten Tomatoes. This 161 minute film was the longest movie of Harry Potter series. Just like any other magic movies where the good always win over bad and does have happy endings. As the first film of Harry Potter series, The Chamber of Secrets followed this tone or flow of movie which brought minor dissatisfaction to some of its audiences in view of the movie’s genre.
5. (2007) The Order of Phoenix
Same with The Half Blood Prince, this movie was also directed by David Yates and got a score of 79% from the Rotten Tomatoes. The Order of Phoenix got the shortest filming time of 138 minutes but little did we know that this story of Harry Potter series got the longest book.
This film obviously messed up the expectations of many fans of the Order of Phoenix book due to lot of edited and cut out scenes from the book. In Rotten Tomatoes, this film got the second to the lowest score of all Harry Potter series. Of all the series, The Order of Phoenix got the most “high school” feels because of the rebellion of students against its superiors and the comprehension of adulthood stage.
4. (2011) The Deathly Hollows Part 2
The Deathly Hollows film was also one of the Harry Potter sequence that David Yates directed which got a score of 96% from Rotten Tomatoes. The director of this film had the uninviting task of ending this film that had left the die-hard fans of this series satisfied. The Deathly Hollows roughly had nature of being in an opera because the ending showed the place where the important events of the story started: Hogwarts.
Yates directed this film which made the viewers became attached to the story emotionally. Also, Yates handled the deaths of some casts in many surprising ways which the audiences never imagined. Although there are many times that this Harry Potter film series could have went wrong but, it is fascinating that the team who made this film possible delivered the movie to its viewers with most high quality same as with other series.
3. (2005) The Goblet of Fire
This film got an 87% rating from the Rotten Tomatoes with Mike Newell as the director. In the Harry Potter series, this film was the mark of an additional midway phase. This film showed how the wizards and witches from different parts of the world lived.
This movie was really handled well by the Potter team because the remaining scenes of the film became somewhat worth it and realistic that the movie passed with flying colors. And in the climactic scene in the graveyard, Newell made an environment that is filled with fear, which the director led t to the next level.
2. (2010) The Deathly Hollows Part 1
This was also one of the David Yates directed film of Harry Potter series. The Deathly Hollows Part 1 film had a rating of 76% from Rotten Tomatoes. Although this film got the lowest score of all the Harry Potter succession, The Deathly Hollows Part 1 movie deserved recognition for being a great movie it is.
As part of the whole, The Deathly Hollows Part 1 was an amazing film but if it is rated alone, the movie still have points or scenes which could have been better if done in different way to be appreciated. However, this does not mean that the film don’t have any good points.
1. (2004) The Prisoner of Azkaban
The film got a rating of 91% from Rotten Tomatoes which was directed by Alfonso Cuaron. This film may be had a lot of twists and turns but as a whole, this series was widely appreciated by many.
In the Harry Potter series, this film got the lowest grossing movie but it was also the film that got the second highest rating from Rotten Tomatoes. The film’s appreciation was almost endless and since it was directed by Cuaron, The Prisoner of Azkaban, was still one of the most diverse, most satisfying and one of the best movie of Harry Potter.