Next year marks 20 years since the very first Harry Potter film reached our screens, bringing JK Rowling’s magical vision to life.
Comforting and familiar, re-watching our much loved trio, Harry, Ron and Hermione fight against darker powers still goes down well, and with Fantastic Beasts 3 delayed to 2022 there’s plenty of time to recap the adventures of the Boy Who Lived.
So if you’re hoping to escape into the magic of the wizarding world, read on to find out where you can watch the Harry Potter films in order.
What’s the correct order to watch the Harry Potter films?
In case you needed a reminder, there are seven books in the Harry Potter series, but the final book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, was split into two parts for the film adaptations. Therefore, the correct order to watch the Harry Potter films is:
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (2001)
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 (2010)
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 (2011)
Are the Harry Potter movies on Netflix or Disney+?
Sadly, no. Despite owning the rights to nearly every family franchise, the Harry Potter series are not in fact Disney films so are not available on The House of Mouse’s streaming service. The magical movies are not on Netflix either – but they are available to stream elsewhere.
How to watch every Harry Potter film in order
The good news for Potter fans is that there’s no need to spend ages searching for each film on different streaming services. All the Harry Potter films are available on Sky right now. You can be lining up Harry, Hermione and Ron’s best scenes quicker than you can say ‘accio!’ Well, almost.
If you are not a Sky customer, you can also watch on NOW TV. The Harry Potter series is streaming on NOW TV with Sky Cinema until 27 February 2021.
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
The first film brought a very young looking Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint onto our screens and with it, a whole new world of wizardry. Reminisce Hagrid’s classic line, ‘You’re a wizard Harry’, and pretend that you didn’t hope your Hogwarts letter was just lost in the post.
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
In the second film, we meet the endearing Dobby, the Malfoy family’s house-elf, and follow our favourite trio to uncover a dark force that’s wreaking havoc inside Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry itself.
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
In the third film, directed by Alfonso Cuarón, we find Hogwarts under high security due to an escapee from the ominous wizard prison, Azkaban. Dementors are at large and things start to get decidedly darker during Harry’s third year at Hogwarts.
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
In Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, we are spectators to the Tri-Wizard Tournament which brings together competitors from various wizard schools. The students battle dragons and mermaids, but Harry faces something altogether more sinister.
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
The Ministry of Magic takes over Hogwarts in the fifth film, led by the odious Dolores Umbridge. OWL exams are on the horizon, but with Voldemort back on the scene, they’re the least of Harry’s worries. Our protagonist sets about building his own secret army, all while falling for a new beau.
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Hogwarts is no longer as safe as it once was in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. In this film, directed by David Yates, we’re introduced to horcruxes, objects that contain a piece of Voldemort’s soul, keeping him immortal. We also lose a major character in this film…
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1
In the first instalment of JK Rowling’s final book in the series, we see our beloved trio away from the safety of Hogwarts for the first time, hunting for horcruxes. The lighter nature of previous films left behind, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 sees director David Yates create a much more sombre tone.
Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 2
We conclude Harry’s wizarding adventures with part two of The Deathly Hallows. Emotional and intense, the final film delivers an epic battle between good and evil.
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