Watch all 8 Harry Potter movies online
Sometimes you just need a Harry Potter movie marathon, know what we mean? Sure, there are other movies on various streaming services that scrape the surface, but they don’t have the same nostalgic magic like the eight films inspired by JK Rowling's epic book series.
Every Potterhead knows that nothing else can quite match the comfort and nostalgia that comes with the Harry Potter series. That's why we're constantly looking for books that can fill their void, and checking out virtual Universal Studios rides from the comfort of our homes. Oh, and let’s not forget the movies. No matter if it's the Sorcerer's Stone, or the final installment, Deathly Hallows: Part 2, the moment you start watching Harry Potter films, you're instantly transported to the moment you were first introduced to the magical world created by author JK Rowling.
If you don't know where exactly you can watch all the eight films in the Harry Potter series, fortunately, they are all available on streaming platform Amazon Prime Video. And another pro-tip: If you're in the mood, you can now stream the first book of the series, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, on Audible — narrated by English actor and author, Stephen Fry — for free, as of May 21, 2020. Nope, we're not joking.
Here are all the Harry Potter titles you’ll want to check out:
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)
We must admit it's the nostalgia that makes the inaugural film in the series a must-watch, introducing us to the OG cast — including the Golden Trio of Harry Potter, Ronald Weasley aka Ron, and Hermione Granger — we'd see grow up on the big screen over the next 10 years. In efforts to wow fans with book-to-movie features, we were treated to details that became rare in the franchise's future films: moving staircases and talking portraits. Ultimately, it set the standard for all the greatness that was to come, making it clear that Harry Potter movies would be unlike any we'd ever seen before.
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
There are some extremely memorable moments in The Chamber of Secrets. We're introduced to The Burrow and the delightful Weasley clan, Ron vomits slugs, Ginny (Harry Potter's future wife) is a big part of the mystery of Tom Riddle's diary, and the house elf Dobby brings life to his many scenes. The length (at nearly three hours), along with the dark storyline of a giant basilisk petrifying a bunch of muggle-born children, makes this film the least magical of the eight Harry Potter movies. Debates welcome.
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
Two words: Sirius Black. That about sums up the greatness that is the Prisoner of Azkaban, as we're introduced to the remaining members of The Marauders, which include our favourite professor turned werewolf, Remus Lupin, and Harry's animagus prisoner godfather. There's also the unforgettable visuals that finally succeeded in turning Rowling's words into a believable world. We're talking about the night bus, the Time-Turner sequence, the Whomping Willow, and our introduction to the Patronus charm.
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)
Full disclosure, this is our favourite Harry Potter film of all time. Harry, Ron, and Hermione are officially teenagers, and that means budding romance, adolescent confusion, and a school dance that gives way to a coming-of-age flick that's quite honestly our bread and butter. The Triwizard Tournament also introduces characters that expand the wizarding world beyond the walls of Hogwarts — and we can't forget the first time we see the new and improved fully formed Voldemort, who kills Cedric Diggory in that devastating graveyard scene. But for objectivity, we can't ignore fans' very legitimate complaints about the film's differences from its 734-page companion. Like where on earth was Winky?
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)
This film gets flack for being a little too dark as Harry fights against doubts that Voldemort has officially returned. And throughout, the Boy Who Lived is plagued by a sour mood because he's literally a walking Horcrux (though he doesn't know that yet.) There's also the somewhat adult theme of corruption in the Ministry of Magic that brings a more mature tone to the series. But we also have the deliciously insidious Dolores Umbridge, who we'd argue is one of film history's best villains. The Order of the Phoenix is definitely not the most upbeat adaptation, but it's the one that showcases the reality of generations' worth of unrest and war at the hands of evil.
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)
We have The Half-Blood Prince to thank for some of the series' more light-hearted moments. Harry drinks liquid luck, Ron and Hermione become so petty as they refuse to admit their feelings for one another, and Ginny and Harry share their first kiss. It's a breath of fresh air before we get to the hard-hitting stuff that's to come. This film is also home to some big moments, mainly Snape's apparent betrayal, and the death of Albus Dumbledore.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)
As the penultimate movie in the series, the Deathly Hallows: Part 1's sole objective was to set up the grand finale of the biggest film franchise in history. And with all that pressure, it did the best it could do, showing Harry, Ron and Hermione setting out on a journey outside of Hogwarts that could quite literally save the world. But the result meant that nearly every scene was plagued by agonizing dread, because we knew the end was coming — and we weren't quite sure we were ready for it. Still, it was refreshing to see the Golden Trio blossom into adulthood in the real world. Plus, the backdrops were beautiful.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)
Oh, the finale. Where can we begin? Somehow, the Deathly Hallows Part 2 avoided the cliché, corny tropes (save for the epilogue) that tend to plague final installments, creating a flawless ending that both broke our hearts, and gave us peace. Director David Yates expertly tackled Rowling's complex final book, making it clear exactly why Harry and his friends had suffered for the past 10 years at the hands of Voldemort. We followed along as the Boy Who Lived got rid of Horcruxes — only to realize that he himself was one, and needed to make the ultimate sacrifice. We also saw beloved characters die in battle. The action and visual effects were unmatched, and all our favourite witches and wizards battled it out where it all began, at Hogwarts.