At the end of July I did my annual Harry Potter rewatch. Well, I say annual, but I probably rewatch all the movies more than once a year and if it’s on tv, I will definitely turn it on. But anyway, when I went to the Harry Potter New York Store back in June, I got this cozy tee that features the griffin gargoyle and the house symbols and other symbols. So I thought I’d take a few photos (and I made a reel that will go up later today on my Instagram) of the tee and then rank the Harry Potter movies. It’s been a while since I’ve reread the books so I won’t rank them by book.
Tee: Harry Potter New York | Shorts: Sonoma Goods for Life via Kohl’s
After giving it some thought, here is my movie ranking.
- Order of the Phoenix (Book 5)
I’m picking this as my favorite only because I love when they’re training in secret as Dumbledore’s Army and the whole Order of the Phoenix group. It’s also exciting because it’s right before things get really serious and dark in the series, but they also know enough that it’s not as kiddy.
- Goblet of Fire (Book 4)
I love the Tri-Wizard Tournament. Harry and Ron’s hair is questionable in this movie, but I like the movie enough to overlook that.
- Prisoner of Azkaban (Book 3)
I love Sirius and Lupin in this movie. It’s the first movie that gets a little darker, both in style and story. While I do love this movie, sometimes it’s tiring to rewatch because of the whole time turner thing.
- Deathly Hallows – Part 1 (Book 7)
Of the two parts of Deathly Hallows, part 1 is the one I like more. It’s when they first escape from Voldemort’s followers and start going from place to place in their tent and Grimmauld Place. It’s exciting and while the fighting is mostly in part 2, I just think this one is more interesting.
- Deathly Hallows – Part 2 (Book 7)
Of course, part 2 had to follow behind part 1. The big battles are in this one and the culmination of it all. Tell me why I always get emotional when the stone gargoyle soldiers jump down to fight?
- Sorcerer’s Stone (Book 1)
I always have a soft spot for the first movie. It’s full of magic and you’re seeing everything for the first time just like Harry. I always think it’s so magical when all the food appears on the tables in the Great Hall and when Harry sees the Hogwarts Castle for the first time from the boats.
- Half-Blood Prince (Book 6)
Besides the fact that there is a major death at the end of this one, I find it to be a little forgettable for some reason. Not a whole lot happens besides Harry and Dumbledore discovering the whole thing about the horcruxes. It’s obviously the set up for the last book, but it’s just not my favorite.
- Chamber of Secrets (Book 2)
Chamber of Secrets has always been my least favorite book and movie. I think I just don’t care for all the spiders and the basilisk and Ginny being weird. I’ve just never liked it much.
What is your favorite Harry Potter book and/or movie?