Harry Potter Movies in Order From Not-so-best to Best

As told by a book purist (I can't allow myself to call one the worst.)
  1. 1.
    Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
    Maybe it's everyone's ugly-ass hair, maybe it's that Michael Gambon yelled, "Did you put your name in the Goblet of Fire?" or maybe it's that they tried to fit too much in too little time and should have started making them two parts here.
  2. 2.
    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
    Very magical as I watched as an 8 year-old and I can't still recite many lines from this movie but it's the on the less exciting part of the scale.
  3. 3.
    Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
    As a young child the huge spiders and basilisk were a tad frightening but it holds true to the books.
  4. 4.
    Harry Potter and the Half Blood Price
    It was a good movie, but it left out a lot of information and stories from the books that I wanted to see such as the Gaunts.
  5. 5.
    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II
    The Final Battle was not done right. A lot of it, mainly Harry and Voldemort jumping off some bridge was only done for 3D loosing a bit of continuity of style from Part I I think. But the final scene where the music swells makes me cry still.
  6. 6.
    Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
    Imelda Staunton is so great at being Umbridge I'd hate her if she wasn't the cook in Nanny McPhee. The graphic design along with the newspaper transitions throughout the movie were impeccable. The final scene at the ministry was gut-wrenching. Plus, this movie's soundtrack is optimal for studying or doing work.
  7. 7.
    Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
    I'm a huge fan of Alfonso Cuarón direction and so much of the movie just fit together so well. The soundtrack stepped away from from the traditions of the first two. The aesthetic of the whole movie portrayed the feeling of the plot quite well. The clock motif 👌🏻And Emma Watson played a bad-ass adolescent punching Tom Felton. The my biggest dislike was the final freeze frame on Radcliffe as flies off on his broom.
  8. 8.
    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I
    I'm biased toward this one because I saw it with a great group of people. David Yates did a wonderful job creating the ominous outlook post-Dumbledore's death. And oh, that Nick Cave song I think was placed perfectly. Also the animation of "The Tale of the Three Brother's" was eerily calming.