Movies - TV
Every Harry Potter Movie Ranked Worst To Best
By FIONA UNDERHILL
The Secrets of Dumbledore
Before we get to the main "Harry Potter" saga, we need to get the "Fantastic Beasts" movies out of the way. "Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore" left no lasting impression, gave no reason to care about any of the characters, and completely buried Jude Law’s performance of Dumbledore with bad writing and directing.
The Crimes of Grindelwald
To begin on a positive note, the costume and production design of the "Fantastic Beasts" trilogy has been a highlight throughout, and that certainly continued in "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald." However, the writing is muddled, with far too much confusing plot, and it’s chaotic editing.
Fantastic Beasts
"Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" retrospectively looks like a masterpiece compared to the fairly disastrous two movies that followed it. While still lacking the sense of wonder and crucially, the attachment to the characters that the "Harry Potter" films have, this "Fantastic Beasts" movie is mostly coherent and contains a few pleasing sequences.
Chamber of Secrets
There's nothing particularly bad about "Chamber of Secrets," but it's mystifying why they made it so long. To be fair, because this is the second movie, there is still world-building to be done, thus there had to be a lot of magical knowledge, making the length of two hours and forty minutes make sense.
The Order of the Phoenix
The fifth "Harry Potter" movie is very much a mixed bag of good and bad elements, with highlights including Gary Oldman’s Sirius Black and Helena Bonham Carter’s Bellatrix Lestrange. Unfortunately, much of the rest of the movie is concerned with Imelda Staunton's intentionally grating Professor Umbridge.