We may earn commission from links on this page. Our editorial is always independent (learn more)

How to watch every Harry Potter movie online – and in order

Your guide to where you can watch every movie from the Harry Potter series, in order.

Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban
Unit
© Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc.

It might be 20 years since Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint first cast a spell on audiences in the very first Harry Potter movie, The Philosopher’s Stone, but JK Rowling’s magical vision still remains one of the most popular film series of all time.

Advertisement

The world of Harry Potter might technically have reached its conclusion when Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 provided an epic climax to the young wizard’s story in 2011, but Warner Bros. wasn’t about to let their cornerstone Harry Potter franchise come to an end.

The franchise was extended into the Wizarding World shared universe, which now consists not only of the eight original Harry Potter films but also the Fantastic Beasts prequel series.

And of course, there are many more stories to emerge from the Wizarding World yet: long-time Harry Potter fans can look forward to Fantastic Beasts 3, which has been given a release date in April 2022, as well as a reunion special for the original cast, which is coming to HBO Max in January 2022.

Until then, you’ve got plenty of time to gain clarity on the films’ timelines and recap the escapades of the Boy Who Lived and the prequel tales of Newt Scamander. Read on to find out the best order to watch this series of magical movies.

Are the Harry Potter movies on Netflix or Disney+?

Sadly, no. The Harry Potter movies are not available on Netflix or Disney Plus but don’t worry; they are available to stream on other platforms. Scroll on for streaming links to each and every one of the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts films.

How to watch Harry Potter movies in release order

Harry Potter Deathly Hallows Part 2
Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2
Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc.

In case you needed a reminder, there are seven books in the Harry Potter series: one for each academic year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. But, of course, there are eight instalments in the film franchise. The filmmakers wisely decidedly to split the final book into two volumes: The Deathly Hallows, Parts 1 and 2. After that came the two Fantastic Beasts prequel films, released in 2016 and 2018. The correct order to watch all ten films is as follows:

  1. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (2001)
  2. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
  3. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
  4. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)
  5. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)
  6. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)
  7. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 (2010)
  8. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 (2011)
  9. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016)
  10. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018)

Buy the Harry Potter books on Amazon

How to watch every Harry Potter movie in chronological order

But you’re a card-carrying Potterhead, right? So you’re keen to watch these films properly, and in their chronological order. So here’s how you can do that, and here’s where to stream each film.

Netflix and Disney Plus subscribers might be disappointed that none of these films is featured on either service, but they can be found elsewhere.

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 as a boxset now. You can be lining up Harry, Hermione and Ron’s best scenes quicker than you can say ‘accio!’ Well, almost.

Sky Cinema currently costs £11 extra a month, but Sky is fond of a TV package, so we would always suggest you check Sky deals before signing up for anything. Deathly Hallows Part 1 and 2 are on Sky Cinema now. If you are not a Sky customer, you can also watch on NOW TV.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Fantastic Beasts
Fantastic Beasts
Warner Bros.

We kick off the list with a film with no appearance from Harry Potter – Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is set many years before Harry ever sets foot inside Hogwarts. Released in 2016, the first film in the Wizarding World series introduces us to Eddie Redmayne’s absurdly likeable Newt Scamander, who travels to New York in pursuit of an escaped Niffler, but has dark forces to contend with along the way.

This was written by JK Rowling herself, who claims she’s got an idea for a total of five movies.

Where to watch in the UK:

Watch Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them on Amazon UK

Watch Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them on Sky Store

Watch Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them on YouTube

Watch Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them on Google Play

Where to watch in the US:

Google Play, Amazon, YouTube

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

Fantastic Beasts: the Crimes of Grindelwald; Jaap Buitendijk (Warners); JH

Our second adventure in the Fantastic Beasts world sees Johnny Depp move from a fleeting cameo in the first film to a full-blown appearance as dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald. Jude Law also stars as Albus Dumbledore. This decidedly gloomy second offering didn’t do quite as well as the first, but it did start to explore the complex relationship between the two wizards. We also know Fantastic Beasts 3 is on its way, albeit with some new casting: it’s now Danish actor Mads Mikkelson who will take on the role of Grindlewald.

Where to watch in the UK:

Watch Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindlewald on Sky Cinema

Watch Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindlewald on Sky Store

Watch Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindlewald on Amazon

Watch Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them on YouTube

Watch Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them on Google Play

Where to watch in the US:

Watch Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them on Google Play

Watch Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them on YouTube

Watch Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them on Amazon

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
© Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc.

And here’s where it all began: now two decades old, the first film in the Harry Potter franchise is a bona fide classic. If it’s hard to believe this film is now 20, it’s even hard to see just how little and cute Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint just were. In this first instalment, the 11-year-old Harry discovers he’s the child of wizarding parents and sets off on his first fateful train trip from Platform Nine and Three Quarters to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

Yes, some of the kids’ acting is a tiny bit wooden, but tell us you don’t get the chills when you hear Hagrid’s iconic line: ‘You’re a wizard, Harry’. We’re still patiently waiting for our Hogwarts letter in the post.

Buy the book from Amazon

Where to watch in the UK:

Watch Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone on Sky Cinema

Buy or rent Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone on Amazon

Google Play, Sky Store or YouTube

Where to watch in the US: Google PlayYouTube and Amazon

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Harry in the Chamber of Secrets
© Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc.

In the second film, Harry discovers he has a weird affinity with snakes and gets to commandeer a flying car. We also first meet the endearing Dobby, the Malfoy family’s put-upon house-elf, and we follow our favourite trio to uncover a dark force that’s wreaking havoc inside Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry itself.

Buy the book from Amazon

Where to watch in the UK:

Watch Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets on Sky Cinema

Buy or rent Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets on Amazon

Google Play, Sky Store and YouTube

Where to watch in the US:

Google Play, YouTube, Amazon

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Sirius Black in Azkaban
© Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc.

In the third film, directed by Alfonso Cuarón, who went on to make Gravity and Roma. As Harry moves into Year 3, we find Hogwarts under high security, as the famed criminal Sirius Black (Gary Oldman) escapes from Azkaban prison. This is the film where we start to learn more about Harry’s parents, and of course, here we’re first introduced to the Dementors, Azkaban’s terrifying, ghoulish wardens.

Buy the book from Amazon

Where to watch in the UK:

Watch Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban on Sky Cinema

Buy or rent Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban on Amazon

Google Play, Sky Store and YouTube

Where to watch in the US:

Google Play, Amazon, YouTube

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Harry and Hermione Goblet of Fire
SEAC

In Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, we are spectators to the Tri-Wizard Tournament which brings together competitors from various wizard schools (with a few cross-school romances along the way, naturally). Thrown into a gruelling competition he never applied for, Harry finds himself battling dragons and mermaids alike before finally coming into contact with his nemesis, the evil Lord Voldemort. Just as scarily, Harry also has his hormones to contend with.

Buy the book from Amazon

Where to watch in the UK:

Watch Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire on Sky Cinema

Buy or rent Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire on Amazon

Google Play, Sky Store and YouTube

Where to watch in the US:

Google Play, YouTube and Amazon

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Order of the Phoenix
© Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc.

After the climactic third act of the fourth film, here’s where the franchise takes a darker, far more adult term. With Voldemort on the scene again, Harry finds himself caught in a struggle with the Ministry of Magic, and its ruthless apparatchik Dolores Umbridge, who takes on the Defence Against the Dark Arts post at Hogwarts. He, Ron and Hermione gather a student army to lead the fight against the Dark Lord – but there are also exams to deal with and a few romantic issues too. Oh, to be fifteen again.

Buy the book from Amazon

Where to watch in the UK:

Watch Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix on Sky Cinema

Buy or rent Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix on Amazon

Google Play, Sky Store and YouTube

Where to watch in the US:

Google Play, YouTube, Amazon

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Half Blood Prince
© Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc.

Hogwarts is no longer as safe as it once was in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, directed by David Yates. This is the film where we’re introduced to Horcruxes, the MacGuffin-like objects that each contain a piece of Voldemort’s fragmented soul, keeping him immortal – which, of course, sets up the basis of the final two films. And, just in case you’ve forgotten, this is the film where we lose one of the series’ most beloved of characters. We’re still recovering!

Buy the book from Amazon

Where to watch in the UK:

Watch Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince on Sky Cinema

Buy or rent Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince on Amazon

Google Play, Sky Store and YouTube

Where to watch in the US:

Google Play, YouTube, Amazon

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1

Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows Part 1
Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc.

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 those pesky Horcruxes, but with Voldemort’s army of followers in close pursuits. The lighter nature of previous films left long behind, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1, sees director David Yates create a much more sombre tone, as we arguably watch Harry and his friends grow into adults.

Buy the book from Amazon

Where to watch in the UK:

Watch Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 1 on Sky Cinema

Buy or rent Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 1 on Amazon

Google Play, Sky Store, YouTube

Where to watch in the US:

Google Play, YouTube, Amazon

Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 2

Harry Potter Deathly Hallows Part 2
Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc.

And here it is: the great conclusion to the franchise released exactly 10 years after the firm film. Emotional and intense, the second part of The Deathly Hallows delivers an epic battle between good and evil as Harry faces down Voldemort one last time. Less said about the CGI ageing in that final scene, the better, if you ask us.

Buy the book from Amazon

Where to watch in the UK:

Watch Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 2 on Sky Cinema

Buy or rent Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 2 on Amazon

Google Play, YouTube, Amazon, Sky Store

Where to watch in the US:

Google Play, YouTube, Amazon

Need more magic? Try your own Harry Potter quiz with our ready-to-go questions and answers.

Advertisement

If you’re looking for something to watch on TV tonight or what to watch now, then check out our TV guide. For more movie news, check out our Movies hub.