Harry Potter movies are phenomenal. But how many Harry Potter movies are there? Here we give you the list of Harry Potter movies in order.
Harry Potter movies franchise is based on series of books with the same title by J.K. Rowling.
Produced by Warner Bros Pictures, this fantasy, adventure, magical movies follow the story of the boy who lived, Harry Potter, who survived from the darkest magic of his sworn enemy, Lord Voldemort. Voldemort kills Harry’s parents, but Harry survives.
Harry then goes to Hogwarts, the school of witchcraft and wizardry. He meets Ronald Weasley and Hermione Granger, who later become his best friends. So through all the series, we see Harry, Ron, and Hermione’s adventure in Hogwarts, while trying to beat Voldemort.
Is there a Harry Potter 8?
Harry Potter franchise has total 8 movies under his belt—not including the spinoffs. If you haven’t seen these movies or just planned to do so, here we help you to find out the list of Harry Potter movies in order.
What are the 8 Harry Potter movies in order?
Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone (2001)
The first on this list of Harry Potter movies is Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone or also known as Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone, which was released back in 2001. After its release, it became a huge hit all over the world.
In this movie, they introduce the world of Harry Potter (played by Daniel Radcliffe), as Harry is just 11 years old at that time. Being bullied in his aunt’s house, Harry just found out that he is a wizard. He then goes to the magic school Hogwarts, and meets Hermione (played by Emma Watson) and Ron (Rupert Grint). In this first movie, Harry also learns about He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named or Lord Voldemort.
Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone is directed by Chris Columbus, and brings a huge potential for the success of Harry Potter movies franchise.
Harry Potter and The Chamber Of Secrets (2002)
In this movie, Harry finds out about the past of Voldemort, after finds a mysterious diary that belongs to Tom Riddle (who later becomes Voldemort).
He then finds the Chamber of Secrets who contains a snake The Serpent of Slytherin named Basilisk, who is placed there by Salazar Slytherin. It can only be controlled by Tom Riddle as the Heir of Slytherin.
In this movie, Harry also finds out that he can speak Parseltongue (the snake language), since the part of Voldemort is in him.
Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
In the third movie, Harry learns that a criminal and presumably a supporter of Voldemort, Sirius Black (Gary Oldman) escapes from the prison of Azkaban. Harry thinks that Sirius tries to kill him, where in fact, Sirius is actually the godfather of Harry.
Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire (2005)
In the fourth movie, there is a Triwizard Tournament in which three magic schools are competing to each other. But don’t get it wrong, the games are very dangerous that it can kill you. At the end of the movie, we can also see how Harry finally has to be in a face-to-face situation with Lord Voldemort.
In this movie, we can also see Robert Pattinson (who is well-known for his role as Edward Cullen in Twilight Saga), who began his film career as Cedrid Diggory.
Harry Potter and The Order of The Phoenix (2007)
Harry then forms a secret group named Dumbledore’s Army to practice defense spells. We can also see how Harry is falling in love with his friend Cho Chang. We also get to meet the annoying villain Dolores Umbridge.
Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince (2009)
Harry finds a mysterious book that belongs to the Half-Blood Prince that really helps him in his class. Meanwhile, Horace Slughorn returns as a potion professor. And now, Harry and Dumbledore have to go through the dark past of Voldemort.
Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 1 (2010)
The final book is broken down into two parts. The first part is about how the trio Harry, Ron, and Hermione try to find and destroy Voldemort’s horcruxes in order to kill him.
Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 2 (2011)
Meanwhile in the second part, which is also the last one on the list of Harry Potter movies, Harry finally is able to be in a head-to-head battle with his long enemy, Lord Voldemort. Voldemort has a chance to kill Harry, but does Harry really die? One thing for sure is that this movie concludes the story and adventure of Harry Potter.
Other than Harry Potter movies based on the books, there are several spinoffs as well, including Fantastic Beasts. In early 2022, there will also be the ‘reunion’ movie called “Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts”, so brace yourself. In the meantime, watch the trailer here.