Harry Potter: All 8 Films Ranked From Worst To Best
Warner Bros. had a huge undertaking on its hands when it began the film adaptions of the massively popular Harry Potter book franchise. Fans had extremely high expectations because of the quality of the books and the love for the characters, which left little room for error for not only Warner Bros., but the directors and actors as well. Through the eight films there were different directors and screenplay writers, and while some were well received by die-hard fans, some of the movies were extremely disappointing. Here are all 8 Harry Potter movies ranked from worst to best:
8. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1
It seems that as far as the Harry Potter movies go, the seventh installment was the most disappointing to most fans of the franchise. Most interesting about this film’s placement as the worst of them all is that it really is of no fault of its own. The final Harry Potter novel was split into two for the movies in order for the story to be told in its entirety to the best of the filmmakers’ abilities; however, this meant part one was limited in action and saw mostly the directionless and frustrating search for the Horcruxes, making it severely boring. Unsurprisingly it received one of the lowest ratings on Rotten Tomatoes with just 78%.
7. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
While Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is one of the most compelling of all the books, the same cannot be said for the film. It was director Mike Newell’s first film in the franchise and a much more lengthy book to break down from the previous three, and unfortunately, it seems he floundered in trying to fit in everything important while shedding other parts. It was not an easy task but it seems that because the book was so beloved it was going to be even harder to impress fans with the movie, and to make matters worse, even though huge chunks were left out, the film was still two and a half hours long, and never at any point was Dumbledore as angry as he was portrayed in the film. Despite what it lacks, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire did receive a rating of 88% on Rotten Tomatoes.