By now, you already know how many Harry Potter movies are there. Today, we are going to rank all Harry Potter films. For as long as there have been movies there have been those adapted from books. But what usually bothered most fans of the books was that the movies strayed from their source material or did not live up to the books. There were quite a few movies that were exceptions too like ‘Gone with the Wind’, ‘To kill a mockingbird’, ‘The Godfather’, ‘The Silence of the Lambs’, and ‘Lolita’ but the large number of movies that weren’t very good made it a popular notion that, “The book is better than the movie.” All of these were also usually based on books with deep subject matter with a very serious tone. But in 2001, to the delight of bibliophiles as well as cinephiles, two incredible movies were made based on widely popular books; J.R.R. Tolkien’s ‘Lord of the Rings’ and J.K. Rowling’s ‘Harry Potter’.
While LOTR was a massive book with complex characters and a word count so large it had to be divided into three volumes, ‘Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone’ was truly a children’s book. It was a hugely successful franchise with every book besting its predecessor’s record. In 1998, riding on the immense success of her first two books Rowling sold the movie rights for her books. And under Chris Columbus, we got the movie everyone was waiting for. In 2011, the series came to an end with ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2’ which became one of 28 movies to earn more than a billion dollars. Here is the list of all Harry Potter movies, ranked from worst to best.
8. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
The second movie in the franchise, Chamber of Secrets had to take a darker turn, closely following the book, which alienated a portion of the young audience. While it was directed by the same director, they started work on it just three days after the release of the ‘Sorcerer’s Stone’ and with a smaller budget than before. The movie suffered having a weak ending but it portrayed new characters like Gilderoy Lockhart very well. It was a good movie in most regards especially staying true to the books. But it’s a good movie in a series of much better ones.
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7. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001)