Harry Potter Movies In Order Of Release Date
If you are searching for the order you should watch the Harry Potter movies in then you have arrived at the right place. We’ll list both the Harry Potter movies in order of their release dates and also the Harry Potter movies in chronological order! Luckily, there aren’t any overly confusing timelines such as the X-Men films and these are pretty straight forward. As we know the Harry Potter series didn’t end with The Deathly Hallows Part 2. It has continued with the Fantastic Beast films which we have also listed. All your questions will be answers down below. Please enjoy!
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1. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001)
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Movie Description
On the day of his eleventh birthday, Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe), learns that he is the orphan of some powerful wizards that have passed down some of that power to him. His life changes when he is summoned to study at Hogwarts, a top school for wizards and will leave his life of being an unwanted orphan behind. He meets several friends there who become his family to him and help him uncover the truth about his parents’ mysterious death.
2. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Movie Description
While continuing his studies at Hogwarts, a mysterious small elf tells Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) that trouble is lurking close throughout Harry’s second year at the school. However, nothing Harry could do would prepare him for the things he’s going to face. Everything from killer trees, flying cars, talking spiders, and most importantly a deadly warning he comes across written in blood on a school wall. He must work together with his friends if he wants to defeat everything thrown in his path.
3. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Movie Description
A killer named Sirius Black (Gary Oldman) has escaped the prison of Azkaban during Harry’s third year at Hogwarts. Sirius has become hell-bent on killing as many teenage wizards as possible. The friend group trio is also having problems due to the fact that Hermione’s (Emma Watson) cat begins to torment Ron’s (Rupert Grint) sick rat. All the while the school has brought Dementors to protect everyone inside its walls from Sirius. Harry also begins to learn how to defend himself with the help of a new mysterious teacher who may just have a secret connection with Sirius.
4. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Movie Description
Harry (Daniel Radcliffe), Ron (Rupert Grint), and Hermione (Emma Watson) are returning for their fourth year at the wizard school Hogwarts. This year holds a massive tournament between three major wizardry schools who each pick one participant to represent the school through the Goblet of Fire. Even though he isn’t eligible to play Harry’s name is drawn to take part in the dangerous game.
5. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Movie Description
Making his way through his fifth year at Hogwarts, Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) has had an encounter with one of the most powerful and dangerous wizards of all time, Voldemort. Not many people in the wizard community know of this encounter. All the while fears of Dumbledore taking his job has led Cornelius Fudge the minister of Magic to appoint Dolores Umbridge as the Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher. But with her evil and cruel teaching methods she leads Harry to gather a group of students to defend the school from the rising evil.
6. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Movie Description
Death Eaters have made their presence known by wreaking havoc and causing chaos among the muggle and wizard world. Due to this Hogwarts is no longer a safe haven for its students. Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) believes there is a new danger within the school walls. However, Dumbledore has only one focus, to prepare Harry for the final battle against Voldemort. But with teenage hormones running through the school it presents new dangers within its walls. Even with love in the air, a tragedy is close that will change Hogwarts forever.
7. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part I (2010)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part I Movie Description
Harry (Daniel Radcliffe), Ron (Rupert Grint), and Hermione (Emma Watson) have begun their mission of destroying all the Horcruxes which serve as the source of Voldemort’s immortality. The group of friends must come together and will have to rely on each other more than ever before. However, strong and malevolent forces threaten to tear them apart. The Ministry of Magic and Hogwarts have been lost to Voldemort’s Death Eaters as they continue to search for Harry. All the while, Harry and his friends prepare for one final showdown.
8. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 (2011)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 Movie Description
Harry (Daniel Radcliffe), Ron (Rupert Grint) and Hermione (Emma Watson) prepare for their final battle with the sinister Lord Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes) to decide whether good or evil will rule all. Looking to destroy the final Horcruxes, Harry and his friends are closer than ever to defeating this evil. It all leads to Harry and Voldemort meeting at Hogwarts Castle where evil and darkness may have finally found their match.
9. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016)
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Movies Description
In 1926, Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) has finally completed his journey around the globe studying and documenting all the extraordinary magical creatures he can discover. He lands in New York for what was supposed to be a quick stopover. However, due to a muggle named Jacob (Dan Fogler), Newt misplacing his magical case, and the escape of some of his fantastic beasts, Newt finds himself stuck in New York. He must now try to prevent the beasts from wreaking havoc on the wizard and muggle worlds.
10. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018)
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Movie Description
Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) asks his former student Newt (Eddie Redmayne) to try and stop Grindelwald’s (Johnny Depp) efforts to raise pure-blood wizards in order to rule over all non-magical beings. However, Newt doesn’t know the extreme dangers ahead of his path. Everything in his life is being tested. From love and loyalty, even among the truest friends, these are tested due to the increasing divide within the wizarding world.
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Harry Potter Movies In Chronological Order
- Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (set in 1926)
- Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (set in 1927)
- Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (set in 1991-92)
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (set in 1992-93)
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (set in 1992-94)
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (set in 1994-95)
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (set in 1995-96)
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (set in 1996-97)
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part I (set in 1997-98)
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 (set in 1997-98)