With author J.K. Rowling’s magical world getting attention again as “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” arrives in theaters this week, USA Today has come up with a ranking of all eight “Harry Potter” movies.
The best of the bunch, according to Kelly Lawler in the USA Today report, is the 2007 installment “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.” Coming in at No. 2 is “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban,” from 2004, followed by “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2” (2011) at No. 3 and “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1” (2010) at No. 4.
The first two movies in the series find themselves at the bottom of the list, with “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,” the movie that launched the franchise in 2001, ranked No. 7 and its follow-up, “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets,” from 2002, in last place at No. 8.
The rest of the rankings find “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” (2005) at No. 5 and “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” (2009) at No. 6.
Click on the link above to USA Today for the full report.