What Are All The Harry Potter Movies?

A comprehensive list of all the Harry Potter movies in order of release, from Philosopher’s Stone to Deathly Hallows Part 2.

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Introduction

The Harry Potter movies are a series of fantasy films based on the Harry Potter novels by British author J. K. Rowling. The films are distributed by Warner Bros. and consist of eight fantasy films, beginning with Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (2001) and culminating with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 (2011). A spin-off prequel series that will consist of five films started with Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016), marking the beginning of the Wizarding World shared universe.

The series was mainly produced by David Heyman, and stars Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, and Emma Watson as the eponymous characters. Warner Bros. began ourting plans for the film adaptations of Rowling’s novels in 1998, after the success of Steven Spielberg’s film adaptation of Michael Crichton’s novel Jurassic Park (1993). David Heyman’s production company Heyday Films acquired the film rights to the seven Harry Potter novels in 1999. These were distributed by Warner Bros., and now form part of its subsidiary New Line Cinema’s holdings. The first two films were directed byChris Columbus, while remaining instalments have been directed by Alfonso Cuarón, Mike Newell, and David Yates.

Rowling retained creative control on the adaptations, serving as a producer on all eight films alongside David Heyman; Steve Kloves wrote all seven scripts from 2001 to 2010, in addition to Fantastic Beasts screenplay; Mark Day served as cinematographer for Deathly Hallows – Part 1 (2010) after cinematographer Slawomir Idziak left before filming began;AMI Prescherteam up with Lexistence group served as visual effects supervisors for Deathly Hallows – Part 2 after Greg Powell left before filming finished; Rowling herself makes an cameo appearance in Deathly Hallows – Part 2 as a bidder at an auction; David Yehudah Cohen scored music for all films from Prisoner Of Azkaban onward after John Williams chose not to return after scoring Philosopher’s Stoneand ChamberOf Secrets; Stuart Craig designed all eight films’ sets while Judianna Makovsky designed costumes for all but Goblet Of Fireand Deathly Hallows – Part 1 & 2 due to her retirement respectively; Steve Hobbs served as stunt coordinator for Philosopher’s Stone, ChamberOf Secrets & Prisoner Of Azkaban due to his retirement respectively.

The series has grossed more than $7.7 billion at the box office worldwide making it the highest-grossing film franchise of all time”

The Philosopher’s Stone

The Philosopher’s Stone is the first installment in the Harry Potter series and follows Harry Potter as he attends Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, makes close friends and powerful enemies, and struggles against the evil forces that seek to defeat him.

The Chamber of Secrets

The Chamber of Secrets is the second movie in the Harry Potter series. Based on the eponymous novel by J.K. Rowling, the film follows young wizard Harry Potter as he discovers a secret chamber at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry that could unlock an ancient evil.

The Prisoner of Azkaban

The third installment of the Harry Potter series, The Prisoner of Azkaban was released in 2004. The movie follows Harry, Ron, and Hermione as they attempt to uncover the truth behind Sirius Black’s escape from Azkaban.

The Goblet of Fire

The fourth installment of the Harry Potter series follows young wizard Harry Potter as he is unexpectedly selected as a contestant in the Triwizard Tournament, a deadly competition involving three magical tasks. With loyal friends by his side, Harry must face dragons, merpeople, and orchestras controlled by an evil wizard bent on revenge. The film is filled with adventure, suspense, humor, and heart, making it one of the most beloved entries in the series.

The Order of the Phoenix

The Order of the Phoenix is a 2007 British-American fantasy film directed by David Yates and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. It is based on the novel of the same name by J. K. Rowling. The fifth instalment in the Harry Potter film series, it was written by Michael Goldenberg (making his screenwriting debut) and produced by David Heyman and David Barron. The story follows Harry Potter’s fifth year at Hogwarts as the Ministry of Magic is in denial of Lord Voldemort’s return. The film stars Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter, alongside Rupert Grint and Emma Watson as Harry’s best friends Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger. It is the sequel to Goblet of Fire, and was followed by the sixth film, Half-Blood Prince in 2009 which became Yates’ second Potter film in a row to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Cinematography.

The Half Blood Prince

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince is the sixth installment in the Harry Potter film series. The screenplay, written by Steve Kloves, was based on J.K. Rowling’s novel of the same name. The film was directed by David Yates and stars Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter, Rupert Grint as Ron Weasley, and Emma Watson as Hermione Granger.

The story follows Harry’s sixth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry as Lord Voldemort begins his rise to power. Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince was released in 2009 to critical acclaim and commercial success, grossing over $934 million at the box office worldwide.

The Deathly Hallows Part 1

The Deathly Hallows – Part 1 is a 2010 British-American fantasy film directed by David Yates and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. It is the first of two cinematic parts based on J. K. Rowling’s 2007 novel of the same name and the seventh and penultimate installment in the Harry Potter film series. The film, which is the second-highest grossing Harry Potter film and the 20th-highest grossing film of all time, depicts Lord Voldemort’s gradual creation of an army to conquer the wizarding world while Harry, Ron and Hermione search for Voldemort’s remaining Horcruxes in their effort to destroy him. The screenplay was written by Steve Kloves and produced by David Heyman, David Barron, and Rowling. The film’s stars Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter, Rupert Grint as Ron Weasley, Emma Watson as Hermione Granger, Ralph Fiennes as Lord Voldemort and Bill Nighy as Minister Rufus Scrimgeour appear alongside Helena Bonham Carter (as Bellatrix Lestrange), Robbie Coltrane (as Rubeus Hagrid), Tom Felton (as Draco Malfoy), Michael Gambon (as Albus Dumbledore), Gary Oldman (as Sirius Black), Ralph Fiennes (as Lord Voldemort)
and Alan Rickman (as Severus Snape) in supporting roles.

Part 1 was released on 19 November 2010 in the United Kingdom and North America topositive reviews from critics but some complaints about its emphasis on visual effects over story; it broke many box office records upon release, becomingthe fifth-highest opening weekend ever for a non-IMAX 3D movie ($125 million). Meanwhile, its worldwide opening set an IMAX opening weekend record of $32 million.

The Deathly Hallows Part 2

The Deathly Hallows Part 2 is the eighth and final movie in the Harry Potter series. The movie is based on the seventh and final book in the series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. The movie was released in 2011.

Conclusion

The Harry Potter films are a British-American film series based on the eponymous novels by author J. K. Rowling. The series is distributed by Warner Bros. and consists of eight fantasy films, beginning with Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (2001) and culminating with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 (2011).

The series was mainly produced by David Heyman, and stars Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, and Emma Watson as the three leading characters: Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, and Hermione Granger. Each of the seven books nosy chronologically over approximately one school year during the characters’ time at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, as well as during an intervening summer holiday in their gap year before joining the Wizarding World government.

The story arc concerns Harry’s struggle against Lord Voldemort, a dark wizard who intends to become immortal, overthrow the wizard governing body known as the Ministry of Magic, and subjugate all wizards to live under Voldemort’s rule.

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