Harry Potter Movies in Order (2023): How to Watch Them: All Harry Potter movies need to be shown in the correct order, just start with the first one and go on, right? But for those who aren’t too familiar with the books, there’s a little problem: there are no numbers in the titles of the actual movies.
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So don’t be embarrassed: the only way to know what order to watch movies in is to look for an actual list, like this one. Also, there have been a few prequel movies released since the original eight-part movie franchise closed, and they’re definitely worth checking out first.
How to watch Harry Potter Movies in Release Order
With that in mind, here’s the order you should watch all the Harry Potter movies in.
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (November 16, 2001)
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (November 15, 2002)
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (June 4, 2004)
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire November (18, 2005)
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (July 11, 2007)
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (July 15, 2009)
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 (November 19, 2010)
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 (July 15, 2011)
- Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (November 18, 2016)
- Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (November 16, 2018)
- Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore (April 15, 2022)
Harry Potter Movies list in Chronological Order
The order of Harry Potter movies in Chronological order is:
- Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016)
- Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018)
- Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore (2022)
- Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001)
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 (2010)
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 (2011)
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Fantastic beasts and where to find them
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them takes place long before the events of Harry Potter and presents the wizarding world in a completely different light before the appearance of Voldemort. The film follows Newton Scamander as he tracks down magical creatures that have escaped from his collection.
Fantastic Beasts The Crimes of Grindelwald
In the second film in this prequel series, we are introduced to a young Albus Dumbledore and the infamous evil wizard Gellert Grindelwald, who plans to raise an army of wizards to rule non-wizards across the world.
This movie ends on a cliffhanger as more prequel movies in the Fantastic Beasts franchise will follow and settle the story.
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
Many years after the Philosopher’s Stone prequels, it is the first time we are introduced to a young Harry Potter coming of age to lead a magical life at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
After settling in at Hogwarts, Harry begins to unravel some of the secrets of his past as he continues to deal with the threat posed by Voldermort, the wizard who killed both of his parents and left him with his iconic scar.
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Prisoner of Azkaban gives viewers a glimpse of some old friends from Harry’s family, and also reveals the followers of Voldermort who have haunted Harry to this day.
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
in Goblet of Fire Harry is forced to enter a wizarding tournament even though he is too young to do so. After the events of this tournament, the dark lord himself rises again, according to the plans of his followers who have manipulated events at Hogwarts.
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
When the dark lord is resurrected, Harry tries to assemble a team of wizards who can fend off the evil threats in the wizarding world. This film gives audiences the best insight into the politics and diplomacy between wizards and witches.
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
After Harry Potter and Albus Dumbledore confront Voldermort in person, they try to prepare for the war that is looming on the horizon. In this film, we get a better look at the past of Harry’s parents, as there are sacrifices to be made.
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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1
The first part of the last act. In this movie, war breaks out between the wizarding world.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
The latest installment so far in the Harry Potter Series, The Deathly Hallows Part 2 ends the battle between the wizarding world and the long-running rivalry between Harry and Voldemort.