A Ranking of the Wizarding World Films

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As I dive back into the enchanting world of Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts for a nostalgic rewatch, I can’t help but reflect on the magical roller coaster that these movies represent. Some are absolute gems, shining brighter than the Sorcerer’s Stone itself, while others… well, let’s just say they could use a good Reparo spell.

There are moments of pure cinematic magic that are as satisfying as a perfect Patronus. Yet, there are also instances where the plot seems more tangled than Hermione’s time-turner sequence, leaving me as confused as a Muggle at the Quidditch World Cup.

So, here’s my two cents on the Wizarding World movies, ranked worst to best. 

*Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore didn’t make the top 10 because it was diarrhea.

10. “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” (2018)

If we’re being honest, the only crime committed here might’ve been stealing two hours of our time. The beasts were intriguing, but the storyline felt hidden under an invisibility cloak.

9. “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” (2016)

Despite the title’s promise, we spent most of the film wondering where to find the plot. Yes, the beasts were fantastic but they couldn’t carry the film on their mythical shoulders alone.

8. “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1” (2010)

This movie felt like a long setup for a punchline that never arrived. It had the excitement level of a Quidditch match… in slow motion. Still, it set the stage for the grand finale.

7. “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” (2009)

This film was a bit like a potion brewed without all the ingredients – it did the job but lacked some flavor. The teenage angst gave it a soap opera feel but with more magic and less mundane melodrama.

6. “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” (2002)

Despite having a giant, terrifying serpent, this movie still felt a bit tame. But hey, we got to see what a plumbing problem looks like at Hogwarts!

5. “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” (2005)

With hairdos that could rival an 80s rock band and a tournament that made the Olympics look like a school sports day, this film was a thrill ride. Plus, we’ll never forget the emotional whiplash of that ending.

4. “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” (2007)

This movie taught us that teenagers can effectively organize and rebel against authoritarian figures. So basically, it’s “The Breakfast Club” with wands.

3. “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” (2001)

The start of our magical journey was like a delightfully quirky bedtime story coming to life. It introduced us to a world we didn’t know we needed – where owls are mailmen and giant bearded men are the bearers of good news.

2. “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2” (2011)

This one was like the world’s most intense family reunion – everyone you’ve ever known shows up and they’re all ready to fight. It was the grand finale we deserved, even if it left us sobbing into our butterbeer.

1. “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” (2004)

This movie was like a thrill ride through a haunted house – full of twists, turns, and terrifying creatures. But instead of running away, we’re all clamoring to watch again and again.

Having grown up under the spell of Harry Potter, ranking these cinematic gems was no easy feat. But remember, just like the ever-evolving Marvel universe, these rankings are subject to change. After all, the charm of these movies, much like humor, is a highly personal affair. So, grab your popcorn, don your wizarding attire, and prepare for your Wizarding World movie marathon to commence!