Warner Bros./courtesy Everett Collection

(Photo by Warner Bros./courtesy Everett Collection)

All Harry Potter Movies Ranked by Tomatometer

The Harry Potter film franchise ruled the box office for a decade, but it also managed the uncommon feat of earning Certified Fresh status for every single one of its installments. It remains one of the most successful movie sagas of all time, and it’s even spawned a spinoff series. But while the first Fantastic Beasts continue the Certified Fresh streak, the second became the first Rotten entry in this cinematic Wizarding World. As theaters prepare for a third film in 2021, we’re ranking all Harry Potter movies by Tomatometer!

Adjusted Score: 50.013%
Critics Consensus: Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald has glimmers of the magic familiar to Harry Potter fans, but the story's spell isn't as strong as earlier installments.
Synopsis: At the end of the first film, the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Depp) was captured by MACUSA (Magical Congress... [More]
Directed By: David Yates (II)

Adjusted Score: 87.556%
Critics Consensus: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them draws on Harry Potter's rich mythology to deliver a spinoff that dazzles with franchise-building magic all its own.
Synopsis: This spin-off of the Harry Potter franchise jumps back in time to explore the wizarding world of 1926 New York,... [More]

Adjusted Score: 85.879%
Critics Consensus: It can't help but feel like the prelude it is, but Deathly Hallows: Part I is a beautifully filmed, emotionally satisfying penultimate installment for the Harry Potter series.
Synopsis: The first installment of the two-film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows follows Harry (Daniel Radcliffe), Ron (Rupert... [More]
Directed By: David Yates (II)

Adjusted Score: 85.83%
Critics Consensus: It's not easy to take the longest Harry Potter book and streamline it into the shortest HP movie, but director David Yates does a bang up job of it, creating an Order of the Phoenix that's entertaining and action-packed.
Synopsis: Young wizard-in-training Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) returns to Hogwarts for his fifth year of studies, only to find that the... [More]
Directed By: David Yates (II)

Adjusted Score: 87.745%
Critics Consensus: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone adapts its source material faithfully while condensing the novel's overstuffed narrative into an involving -- and often downright exciting -- big-screen magical caper.
Synopsis: The best-selling novel by J.K. Rowling (titled Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone in England, as was this film adaptation)... [More]
Directed By: Chris Columbus

Adjusted Score: 88.95%
Critics Consensus: Though perhaps more enchanting for younger audiences, Chamber of Secrets is nevertheless both darker and livelier than its predecessor, expanding and improving upon the first film's universe.
Synopsis: Youthful wizard Harry Potter returns to the screen in this, the second film adaptation of J.K. Rowling's wildly popular series... [More]
Directed By: Chris Columbus

Adjusted Score: 93.291%
Critics Consensus: Dark, thrilling, and occasionally quite funny, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is also visually stunning and emotionally satisfying.
Synopsis: Adolescent wizard-in-training Harry Potter returns to Hogwarts for another year of schooling and learns more about the dark past of... [More]
Directed By: David Yates (II)

Adjusted Score: 96.811%
Critics Consensus: The main characters are maturing, and the filmmakers are likewise improving on their craft; vibrant special effects and assured performances add up to what is the most complex yet of the Harry Potter films.
Synopsis: Directed by Mike Newell, the fourth installment to the Harry Potter series finds Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) wondering why his legendary... [More]
Directed By: Mike Newell

Adjusted Score: 97.55%
Critics Consensus: Under the assured direction of Alfonso Cuaron, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban triumphantly strikes a delicate balance between technical wizardry and complex storytelling.
Synopsis: After directing the first two movies in the Harry Potter franchise, Chris Columbus opted to serve as producer for Harry... [More]
Directed By: Alfonso Cuarón

Adjusted Score: 106.82%
Critics Consensus: Thrilling, powerfully acted, and visually dazzling, Deathly Hallows Part II brings the Harry Potter franchise to a satisfying -- and suitably magical -- conclusion.
Synopsis: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2, is the final adventure in the Harry Potter film series. The... [More]
Directed By: David Yates (II)

Tag Cloud

technology Opinion TLC The Arrangement Funimation war talk show Cartoon Network child's play what to watch Britbox Amazon Studios Emmys Musical YouTube Red Endgame mission: impossible zombie cartoon Martial Arts Apple TV+ Creative Arts Emmys TCA Awards historical drama Travel Channel Countdown Action Turner Classic Movies archives teaser sag awards Biopics San Diego Comic-Con name the review jamie lee curtis news Film Festival TruTV canceled documentary Acorn TV CMT Film FX on Hulu blockbuster south america independent National Geographic TNT LGBTQ breaking bad DGA Writers Guild of America japanese thriller dramedy halloween tv ID doctor who TBS dogs Mary Tyler Moore Shudder Bravo zero dark thirty GLAAD latino Super Bowl casting streaming Black History Month cats ratings psychological thriller Disney streaming service Emmy Nominations NBC concert television Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Freeform police drama American Society of Cinematographers Comedy SundanceTV Apple comic witnail 2020 Sneak Peek dceu Classic Film The Academy APB Disney The Witch Masterpiece crossover Paramount Song of Ice and Fire psycho VH1 YA Amazon Grammys Western Baby Yoda aliens comedies period drama BET Netflix Christmas movies venice Podcast 71st Emmy Awards animated Teen binge Lionsgate cooking Certified Fresh OneApp worst movies Fall TV Sundance Sci-Fi Rom-Com Superheroes Ovation festival revenge Pirates Esquire free movies rotten harry potter Fox News facebook hispanic comics Mary poppins directors docudrama Elton John romance Pet Sematary Trivia Oscars Heroines renewed TV shows supernatural sitcom based on movie die hard Summer Toys elevated horror Captain marvel Vudu festivals anime nature USA CNN award winner game show Ghostbusters video on demand Star Trek black fast and furious Black Mirror TCA 2017 DirecTV YouTube Premium twilight PaleyFest Music Character Guide golden globes vampires Interview foreign Turner Television Critics Association Avengers Epix 2018 YouTube Mudbound deadpool Comic Book hist hollywood versus children's TV Winter TV Fantasy Brie Larson Pride Month book Nat Geo LGBT adventure The Purge Comics on TV IFC Films spinoff french politics Spectrum Originals 72 Emmy Awards Christmas crime drama Discovery Channel Hallmark Christmas movies unscripted nfl natural history VICE strong female leads TV renewals sequel science fiction MSNBC GoT biography anthology Rocketman Election Animation Reality Crunchyroll NYCC Adult Swim Amazon Prime Sundance Now a nightmare on elm street stop motion WGN Hear Us Out documentaries PBS Star Wars TV Land Anna Paquin Mindy Kaling Netflix Polls and Games Pop Spike Disney Channel medical drama BBC rotten movies we love ITV comic books game of thrones MCU Sundance TV Awards Universal Trailer Photos films green book cops TIFF Hulu Reality Competition Marvel Television rt archives HBO Max indiana jones obituary TCM Tubi MTV serial killer Nickelodeon Lucasfilm football GIFs sequels best 20th Century Fox canceled TV shows Tarantino miniseries BBC One Binge Guide BAFTA Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Red Carpet A24 ABC RT History 2016 E! christmas movies Set visit 2015 theme song 2017 Pixar AMC reboot Mystery stand-up comedy Marvel Studios singing competition composers halloween Awards Tour reviews ESPN DC Universe spider-man spanish language spain spy thriller Walt Disney Pictures Trophy Talk cancelled zombies slashers worst political drama Sony Pictures richard e. Grant BBC America Winners italian video tv talk Shondaland true crime dark Quiz cults CBS critics Women's History Month Year in Review Horror Apple TV Plus remakes cancelled TV series Syfy Calendar Disney+ Disney Plus President Rocky Ellie Kemper Musicals El Rey WarnerMedia cancelled television The Walking Dead nbcuniversal james bond Tumblr Holiday Spring TV screenings Hallmark cancelled TV shows 45 quibi Stephen King E3 dragons blaxploitation Fox Searchlight mutant Nominations USA Network emmy awards robots classics chucky romantic comedy IFC First Reviews discovery batman Cosplay CW Seed Valentine's Day sports RT21 cinemax Premiere Dates comiccon indie 24 frames Watching Series crime Drama finale all-time laika toronto Extras History werewolf scary movies VOD australia Box Office TCA Winter 2020 Best and Worst FOX Food Network TV Paramount Network spanish Comedy Central HBO Lifetime Pop TV Rock universal monsters OWN Disney Plus FX Amazon Prime Video A&E Thanksgiving Arrowverse Chernobyl ABC Family Warner Bros. The CW Tomatazos DC streaming service DC Comics 21st Century Fox superhero franchise Marvel Cannes Starz Lifetime Christmas movies PlayStation cars crime thriller satire Holidays SDCC HBO Go stoner adaptation Infographic Showtime Columbia Pictures New York Comic Con travel Peacock asian-american 007 toy story Mary Poppins Returns Marathons mockumentary Crackle dc Video Games joker 2019 scorecard kids Logo Academy Awards X-Men parents ghosts social media Kids & Family series diversity justice league Television Academy screen actors guild CBS All Access criterion space Dark Horse Comics BET Awards Family TCA movie Superheroe See It Skip It 4/20 Country SXSW First Look transformers FXX movies boxoffice Schedule disaster