Let the feast begin! Whether you’re a seasoned Potterhead or starting fresh in the world of magic, here’s how to watch Harry Potter movies in order.
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The Potterverse may have 7 novels and 8 films to its credit, but it’s a breeze getting into it once you start. As someone who read the books first, I can say that Rowling’s writings made it more magical than it was on the screen. But since the movies are majorly adaptations of the books, you won’t lose much if you just watch the movies.
We’re also throwing Fantastic Beasts movies in the mix because they’re an important prequel to better understanding the Harry Potter movies. So if you’re looking for the answer to ‘what are the 8 Harry Potter movies?’ Here’s the answer.
Harry Potter Movies By Release Date Order
|Harry Potter Movies By Release||Director||Duration||Release Year|
|Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Store||Chris Columbus||2h 39m||2001|
|Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets||Chris Columbus||2h 54m||2002|
|Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban||Alfonso Cuarón||2h 22m||2004|
|Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire||Mike Newell||2h 37m||2005|
|Harry Potter and The Order of The Phoenix||David Yates||2h 22m||2007|
|Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince||David Yates||2h 34m||2009|
|Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows: Part 1||David Yates||2h 26m||2010|
|Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows: Part 2||David Yates||2h 10m||2011|
|Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them||David Yates||2h 13m||2016|
|Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald||David Yates||2h 13m||2018|
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone cast is the first to feature the trio in the Potterverse. The two Fantastic Beasts movies are prequels to the Harry Potter movies, and you’ll enjoy the extra context from those.
Watching Harry Potter in release date order is recommended because then you’re watching the films the way they were originally released. They’re set between 1926-1998, progressing as the years pass by in Hogwarts. You can also watch these movies in chronological order, which means watching the Fantastic Beast movies first, to know the foundation of Potterverse before jumping into it.
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Harry Potter Movies In Chronological Order
Some of you may want to watch Harry Potter movies in chronological order. That way you’re basically watching them the way events unfolded. So, if you’re looking for Harry Potter movies by chronological order, then this is the list you’re looking for.
- Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them (2016)
- Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018)
- Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone (Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone) (2001)
- Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets (2002)
- Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
- Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire (2005)
- Harry Potter and The Order of The Phoenix (2007)
- Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince (2009)
- Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)
- Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)
Watch Harry Potter Online
Now that you know the order of the movies, you can watch Harry Potter online since all the 8 films are available on Amazon Prime Video.
Pro Tip: Search for ‘Harry Potter’ on Amazon Prime Video and look at the bottom-right corner of each thumbnail. The movies in order from ‘Year 1’ to ‘Year 7 (part 1&2)’ is the correct order of Harry Potter movies.
Movie Based On The Harry Potter Play
Are there any upcoming Harry Potter movies? Turns out there’s already one. The theatre play titles Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, is due to be filmed soon. The play is written by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, John Tiffany.
It was first performed in 2016 in the London Palace Theatre. You can now watch it in over 7 theatres around the world. Check out the website for more details. I’d embed the trailer here but that might be a spoiler for newbies. However, if you’re a Potterhead and have watched every other Harry Potter movie, you can watch the Harry Potter and The Cursed Child trailer here.
FAQs About Harry Potter Movies
There are two correct orders of Harry Potter movies. You can start with Fantastic Beasts (1 and 2) and watch the Harry Potter films. The other way is to watch the Harry Potter movies by release order, which means you’ll watch Fantastic Beasts at the end. Both ways are okay, and there are no spoilers or bloopers in either.
Yes. Harry Potter movies are basically about Harry’s 7 years at Hogwarts. So you have to watch the movies in order to understand the plot and the characters.
Yes, there will probably be a 9th Harry Potter movie coming soon. It is expected to be a movie adaptation of the play- Harry Potter and The Cursed Child. There are rumors about the movie coming out with the original cast, including Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint.
Harry Potter was filmed in Alnwick Castle, which we know as Hogwarts. The castle is located in Northumberland and is open to visitors.