With J.K.Rowling proving that she’s a force to be reckoned with on social media in her recent twitter spats with Piers Morgan and several Trump supporters, Nerve has decided to rate the movies which cast a spell on the world and helped to make J.K.Rowling a national treasure.
Here’s our list of the movies rated from best to worst:
No1. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban:
It may be a controversial first choice but this movie helped change the tone of the Harry Potter series. It is the first movie to include the deadly Dementors, a pining werewolf and the Hogwarts Choir with their funky rendition of Shakespeare’s “double double toil and trouble.” The movie also includes one of the greatest moments of the franchise with Hermione punching Draco Malfoy in the nose twice! (Thank you timeturner…)This was the only movie to be filmed by Academy Award nominee Alfonso Cuarón, the director behind the Oscar winning space adventure Gravity in 2013.
Prisoners of Azkaban was also one of the better rated movies in the series of Harry Potter movies attracting a high 7.8/10 on IMDB.
No2. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 2:
This movie marked the end of an era as audiences bid farewell to Harry, Ron and Hermione. It took us on an emotional rollercoaster full of air punching moments like Ron and Hermione’s kiss, to truly tearful moments such as Snape’s unrequited love.
This is also the highest rated Harry Potter movie achieving a high 8.1/10 from IMDB.
No3. Harry Potter and the Goblet of fire:
In third place is The Goblet of Fire; the fourth entry in the Harry Potter series and the first movie in which Harry and Ron discover the opposite sex. However, shipping Ron and Hermione wasn’t the best part of this action packed feature. It also included the Triwizard cup and that slightly awkward scene where Dumbledore asks Harry if he put his name into the Goblet of Fire. Our biggest fault with this movie is that the Quidditch World Cup was shortlived.
No4. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1:
This movie featured some incredible scenes from the epic sky battle, in which Hagrid once again commandeered his wizard motorcycle turned fighter jet, to tear jerking moments. Fans had to bid farewell to some of their favourite characters such as Hedwig who went down guns blazing. They also had to say goodbye to Dobby, everyone’s favourite house, who took a dagger to the back whilst rescuing Harry from Malfoy Manor. This movie scored 78% on the film review website Rotten Tomatoes.
No.5. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets:
In fifth place is the second addition to the franchise- Lie and tell us that the Basilisk didn’t scare the hell out of you when you were younger! This movie had a certain mystery to it that was missing from the first movie. The revelation that Tom Riddle was even a shock to the movies more sophisticated viewers. Also we would like to give a big shout out to Fawkes the Phoenix, whose tears hold powers capable of healing the world. If only he was more emotional…
Despite entertaining us all, this movie only scored 7.4/10 on IMDB the lowest in the series.
No.6. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s stone:
How could we forget The Philosopher’s stone? The poorly lit Privet Drive sequence is one of our favourites with Maggie Smith emerging from a cat’s body and Dumbledore stealing light from street lamps. This movie is nothing short of nostalgic! It also featured some fantastic scriptwriting with such as: “She needs to sort out her priorities.”
Once again this movie scored lower on IMDB with 7.5/10 but it still managed to keep us entertained.
No.7. Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince:
This addition to the series had some amazing moments, Harry and Ginny finally got together, Ron also got accepted onto the Gryffindor Quidditch team and Harry and Malfoy took part in an epic bathroom duel. This movie even provided a psychological insight into the younger life of Lord Voldemort.Who else was tearful when Dumbledore got thrown off the White Tower? Our only problem was that there was a general lack of fun!
This movie scored 7.5/10 on IMDB.
No.8. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix:
In last place we have the fifth movie which is not a terrible watch, but there was generally too much talking for our liking, with not enough action. Also, we couldn’t stand Umbridge. Although the school banter was part of the Harry Potter books charm, this movie failed to have the same effect and the movie got a little too dark too early.
Nonetheless it scored a relatively high 7.5/10 on IMDB.
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