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I Ranked The "Harry Potter" Movies From Worst To Best, And I Said What I Said

No. 5 is the best, fight me.

8. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)

while sitting in a train car, a young boy with wavy hair says "do you really have the scar?" and the other boy shows him the scar on his forehead, in the shape of a lightning bolt. the original boy says "wicked," with his eyes wide.
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I'm sorry, but the acting's slightly cringy, and there isn't enough magic being used. Sure the chess scene is really good, but since it's the first movie, there's not a lot of action.

7. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)

a wizard with a long beard looks with furrowed brows to someone off-camera, saying "in my life I've seen things that are truly horrific, now i know you'll see worse"
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I know there are going to be some heated comments about this, but I feel like the plot just wasn't that beneficial to the whole story, and not enough spells were used. Not to mention that weird monotone filter over the whole thing.

6. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)

a professor with wavy hair holds papers in the air and says "we'll start today with a quiz," and after he hands it to the students one says "these questions are all about him!"
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I don't understand all the hate this gets. Sure it's a little long, but I like all the action, and Lockart is hilarious. I also love how all the pieces come together at the end, about the snakes and spiders and whatnot. I mean the Rogue Bludger with Harry and Malfoy? Yaaass! And of course, being chased through the pipes with the freaking snake. Iconic.

5. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 1 (2010)

a bald man-creature with two slits for a nose stands in a forest. he says "harry potter, the boy who lived, come to die."
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This movie contains a lot of set up for Part 2, but overall it doesn't fall short. The magic is great, the visual aspects and effects are impressive, and I feel like it features some of the best acting in the whole series (hellooo, Hermione's Malfoy manner scene). There is a decent amount of action, and the set is really nice too, of course.

4. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)

a large flame floats above a sea of schoolchildren. a wizard yells "harry potter!" and the next frame is a boy, harry potter, looking shocked with eyes wide, mouth slightly open.
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It's a little long, and Ron and Harry's fight is slightly annoying. However, the costumes are really gorgeous, the action is spaced out well throughout the film, and the extra scenes add the right amount of humor. The Dragon chasing Harry around was a nice touch because that was a lot more entertaining than the original book scene.

3. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)

a man is talking to a boy in a doorway. he says to the boy, "i want you to swear to me you won't go looking for black." the boy says "why would i go looking for someone who wants to kill me?"
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The top three are almost at an equal level. This movie is filmed really nicely, the acting is incredible, of course so is the casting, the storyline is enticing, and honestly? I can't complain about anything.

2. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2 (2011)

an older teenage boy looks at a man who is bald with two slits for a nose. they are standing on a ledge. the boy says "let's finish this the way we started," then grabs the bald man and pulls him off the ledge, yelling "TOGETHER"
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This movie is jam-packed with action. It's fast-moving, the whole Gringotts scene is spectacular, and Ron's back. You can just tell that every single detail was well thought out. It's just a great conclusion to the entire series.

1. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)

a woman in a t shirt with a button up cardigan says to a classroom, "you've been told that a certain dark wizard is at large. this is a lie"
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Overall this movie is amazing. Some of the best casting decisions were made here — I mean, you can't help but hate Umbridge. The fight scene at the Ministry is incredible, because who can forget all the orbs flying? The acting is just SOOO good, the soundtrack slaps, and Dumbledore's army scenes are thrilling. Plus Sirius' death and Harry's reaction?! The best.

Would you rank these in the same order? Let me know in the comments below!

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