The Best Harry Potter Film?

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Poll: The Best Harry Potter Film? (30 votes)

The Philosopher's Stone [2001] 10%
The Chamber of Secrets [2002] 10%
The Prisoner of Azkaban [2004] 27%
The Goblet of Fire [2005] 20%
The Order of the Phoenix [2007] 10%
The Half-Blood Prince [2009] 13%
The Deathly Hallows Part 1 [2010] 0%
The Deathly Hallows Part 2 [2011] 10%
#1 Posted by Justinps2hero (2164 posts) -

Number three, without a shadow of doubt. It changed from a young child's tale & was easily the most intelligently made film out of the seven.

#2 Posted by FreedomFreeLife (2456 posts) -

I would vote for Azkaban but this error and failed making time travel ruined movie. They just failed this.

I love The Half-Blood Prince because its darker and everything looks so good. Also cinematography made this movie best.

#3 Edited by GreySeal9 (24359 posts) -

The last one (Deathly Hallows: Part II that is) is by far the best. It's so much more eventful and exciting than the others, which all drag at some point.

#4 Edited by SythusHD (38 posts) -

Well personally i voted for Goblet of Fire, cause it's exciting, emotional and dark

Love the story and the atmosphere of the film

My least favorite film is the Order of the Phoenix, cause it's the biggest book and one of the shortest of the films, it didn't feel like it included everything from the book.

Also not a big fan of the Prisoner of Azkaban & Chamber of Secrets

#5 Edited by johnd13 (8147 posts) -

The Prisoner of Azkaban. I liked that more people from the Potters' background got involved like Sirius Black and Lupin(who is my favorite Defense against the Dark Arts teacher). Also, the protagonist trio aged a little so it didn't feel like a full-kids movie.

I also liked the Order of the Phoenix and pretty much every movie that Hermione Granger was a teenager and more woman-ly. ;)

#6 Posted by Netret0120 (2160 posts) -

Goblet of fire for me. The movie was really good and i could relate easily because i was at a similar age when it came out. The Darker tone worked for me.

Worst was The order of the phoenix. Longest book but the movie missed out on SOOOOOOOOOO many parts.

#7 Posted by GazaAli (22858 posts) -

I'm torn between the chamber of secrets and prisoner of Azkaban. I enjoyed these two movies so freaking much. I'm not sure if they were really that good or whether they were just released at the right time of my life.

#8 Edited by GazaAli (22858 posts) -

@Netret0120 said:

The Darker tone worked for me.

I enjoyed the series much more when Harry and his friends were just a bunch of kids running around Hogwarts. Awwwww :(

#9 Edited by Kenocratic (92 posts) -

Hallows Part 1 no votes yet oh. I voted for Part 2 probably because I got enthralled with the gfx/cgi effects and there was more action in it than Part 1.

#10 Posted by sukraj (22844 posts) -

I enjoyed the first one.

#11 Posted by xWoW_Rougex (2761 posts) -

Goblet of Fire. They're older but the movies have yet to turn dark.

#12 Posted by dragonball3900 (8511 posts) -

The tone for the first 4 is my favorite. I ultimately didn't like how the movies felt in 5,6, and 7 Part 1. The only time that the darker tone really worked was in 7 Part 2. One of those five films would be my favorite.

#13 Edited by Cynical_Buzzard (224 posts) -

It is hard for me to pick just one as my favorite, I will have to give this some thought.

#14 Posted by LittleMac19 (1638 posts) -

Big fan of the series but the ones I find myself going back to are the 3rd, 4th and 6th movie. The 3rd movie in particular changed and set the tone for the series going forward and that one is probably my favorite one.

#15 Posted by k--m--k (1013 posts) -

I only liked first movie other than that

the series is shit

#16 Edited by JustBeYourself (576 posts) -

The Prisoner of Azkaban, it went downhill after that. The Prisoner of Azkaban streamlined the story but made up for it with the beautiful direction....the rest of the movies just tore the books to shreds, it was disgusting.

#17 Posted by Praisedasun (444 posts) -

The second and fourth movies were the best.

The first and the third were OK.

The rest was rubbish.

#18 Edited by Aquat1cF1sh (10892 posts) -

Goblet of Fire was my favorite because it was fast paced and had the most humor.

Yeah, they left out a lot. All the movies from Goblet of Fire on are awful if you compare them to the books, but a movie is a different form of entertainment from a book.

#19 Posted by SythusHD (38 posts) -

Harry Potter Films - Best to Worst

Goblet of Fire

Deathly Hallows Part 1

Half-Blood Prince

Deathly Hallows Part 2

Chamber of Secrets

Prisoner of Azkaban

Philosopher's Stone

Order of the Phoenix

#20 Posted by coasterguy65 (5973 posts) -

The first two movies were the best since they were pretty close to the books. The four that David Yates did was also very good.

My favorite book was Prisoner, but Cuaron just messed the movie up, there were so many plot points changed or just left out.

#21 Edited by Serraph105 (28082 posts) -

Half blood prince due to the fact that it felt like it fucking slowed things down a bit. Every movie before that seemed to be progressively faster in every scene and rarely stopped to let the audience take in what was happening (though there was a scene in movie 3 when it was just Harry and Lupin talking on a bridge, it kinda let you breath a bit) by movie 5 it was just out of control.

It's a bit hard to discuss a series favorite when I can't help, but feel each movie was good yet simultaneously a let down.

#22 Posted by themajormayor (25797 posts) -

How old are you people?

#23 Posted by chessmaster1989 (29308 posts) -

Never watched past 3 because the books weren't that great after that, but 3 was by far the best of the first three.

#24 Posted by benleslie5 (7847 posts) -

I enjoyed The Prisoner of Azkaban, most of the Potter films do miss out certain parts that were in the books but never mentioned in the movies