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Okay, so one of the best movie series out there is the Harry Potter series, which is very popular for us 90's kids who grew up with the books and the movies. I mean let's face it, Harry Potter is just plain awesome. But there's always been a debate as to which was the best book or movie and which one sucked the most. Now, most are different because everyone has different tastes but nonetheless all of the Harry Potter movies are awesome so I'm going to rank them in what I think is best to worst and we'll go from there.
Best: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Alright so my personal favorite is the fourth movie and book, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Starting off at fourteen yeas old, this is where relationships and friendships can start to get complicated as the three main characters mature and start to develop feelings that they didn't have towards each other in the previous three films.
For example, Hermione finally started to acknowledge her feelings for Ron by admitting that she was jealous when Ron started dating that crazy chick Lavender Brown. I mean if sending paper birds doesn't say hey I'm pissed at you for being with her, then I don't know what does.
And Harry also experiences his first crush with none other than Cho Chang. And it also broke his little heart when he realized that Cedric Diggory got to her first. Let's move onto the badass part of the movie. I mean dragons? Come on, who wouldn't love that?
And also the Black Lake, the Maze, where it turns out there was a backstabber and Lord Voldemort (a.k.a Mr. Snakeface) came back and killed the ever-good-looking Cedric Diggory. This is also my favorite because this movie was where everything was becoming real. This is where Harry realized that he was real, he came back and now he had to watch out for his life.
Next Best: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Okay, so the next best one is Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Now this one would have been my favorite had Dumbledore not been killed. But if he wasn't killed then the last two movies wouldn't have been as interesting.
This was the movie where Harry realized for the first time that he was no longer safe because of Dumbledore's death. He knew that Dumbledore had been his protector from the day his parents died. For the first time, Harry had to depend on himself in terms of protection.
Snape also finally revealed himself to be a Death Eater to everybody, which we all knew in the first place. Aside from all the dark stuff, the movie wasn't half bad. This was the movie where everybody grew up a little bit, especially Harry, Ron, and Hermione.
Third Best: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
The fifth movie was alright but it wasn't exactly my favorite. In this one a lot of stuff happened that didn't sit too well with many people, mainly the death of Sirius Black, who became a beloved character after his appearance in the Prisoner of Azkaban.
It was also one of the darkest movies in the series, especially teenagers facing Death Eaters who were known to kill anyone in their way? Oh yeah, this movie was pretty dark. It also portrayed how sometimes teenagers have to teach things themselves in order to defend themselves.
When I was a teenager, I had to use my fists to defend myself, they were using spells to defend themselves. This was also when they realized that the world was a lot more dangerous than they thought it out to be. I mean Voldemort got into his mind and it took Harry to a dangerous place at one point.
The only light I really saw here in the movie was Harry's first kiss with Cho Chang and the Weasley's huge disturbance of the O.W.L's or whatever it was Umbridge was doing, that was marvelous. But still, the death of Sirius Black kind of ruined this movie for me.
Fourth and Fifth Best: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Okay, so I'm just combining the two movies in one post. Now don't get me wrong, I absolutely love these movies just these two weren't exactly my favorite. As much as I enjoyed seeing Daniel Radcliffe get older and hotter, these two movies were just really dark and I'm not into dark movies that much.
But the fact that Voldemort finally gets his behind beat for all the stuff he's done to Harry and the wizarding world, if that's not poetic justice then I don't know what is. That and we learn more about Voldemort's story, turning out to be a twisted little shit from the beginning anyways.
I mean what teenager searches for ways to stay alive for years? Certainly not to do good deeds for the rest of their life, no way. But whatever my qualms may be about this movie, it is still a good movie.
Sixth Best: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Although not my favorite out of the series, this movie is so underrated. Okay, so a bunch of 12-year-olds causing trouble at school. What's so new about that? Nothing obviously.
But when you're trying to figure out who let out a big bad snake who's killing people the reason is pretty good. Now we can't forget the idiotic Gilderoy Lockhart who really couldn't do anything right, the big tree that nearly killed Harry and Ron because our beloved Dobby the house elf made them miss the train. And honestly it was kind of funny watching them freak out.
This movie was good for 8-year-old me who was fascinated by everything. But looking back at it as a 22-year-old, I just find it funny and almost too child-like for me.
Seventh Best: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
This was the movie where it all started. 11-year-old boy with a scar on his forehead that was special because he didn't get killed by a really bad guy. Not a bad movie but not exactly my number one movie.
From this movie, everything matured, evolved and when you watch this movie compared to the last two movies, you can tell how much everyone has matured and grown.
Least Best: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
My least favorite movie. I somehow managed to find this movie so boring that I lost interest in it less than an hour into the movie. Like, seriously, I woke up and I was halfway through the movie. The upside to this movie is that pieces are starting to fall into place, but again, I found it so boring I couldn't stand it.