When it comes to the Harry Potter movies, there aren’t many people who aren’t a little familiar with them. Even those who have never seen the movies or read the books probably know a little about them because Harry Potter is a global phenomenon. but, since there are eight movies, it might be hard for some muggles (non-magical people) to keep track of each one. We have listed all eight Harry Potter movies in chronological order. plus, we provide the runtime for each in case you’re in the mood to binge.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
To understand any of the Harry Potter movies, you have to start with the first movie, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Also called Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, the film follows an orphaned Harry Potter who learns that he is a wizard. The most light-hearted movie in the series, this movie runs for 2 hours and 39 minutes.
harry potter and the chamber of secrets
Harry returns for the second year at Hogwarts in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. but he has to jump through several hoops to be able to return to school. The longest of the Harry Potter movies, there’s a lot to unpack with this particular movie, and it clocks in at 2 hours and 54 minutes.
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Next on the list of Harry Potter movies is Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. This film, directed by Alfonso Cuaron, is known as the turning point in the franchise. this movie has a distinctly darker theme compared to the first two. it’s also essential to watch so that viewers fully understand how everything plays out from here on out. the third film in the franchise runs for 2 hours and 22 minutes.
harry potter and the goblet of fire
Consistently regarded as one of the best Harry Potter movies, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is a delight to watch. introduces a host of new magical elements and characters that viewers haven’t previously been exposed to. It will take you 2 hours and 37 minutes to watch this movie from start to finish.
harry potter and the order of the phoneix
Although Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoneix is the longest book in the series, it is actually one of the shortest films among the Harry Potter films. At only 2 hours and 22 minutes long, many fans were disappointed that so many details of this particular book were left out of the movie.
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Number six of the Harry Potter movies is Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. This film, like the previous one and the two later ones, was directed by David Yates. Warner Bros. felt it prudent to have the same director for the last four films to give the final films a sense of continuity and similar thematic elements. the sixth film has a duration of 2 hours and 34 minutes.
harry potter and the deathly hallows – part 1
The Harry Potter movies are world famous for a multitude of reasons. but they also started the trend of dividing popular books into several parts to tell a more complete story. When Warner Bros. opted to split the latest Harry Potter book into two movies, other popular franchises like Twilight quickly followed suit. The seventh film, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1, runs for 2 hours and 27 minutes.
harry potter and the deathly hallows – part 2
Last but not least is the eighth and final Harry Potter film. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 Complete the Harry Potter saga. Often heralded as the best of the Harry Potter movies, it’s actually the shortest of all the movies, running just 2 hours and 10 minutes.
how long would a harry potter movie marathon last?
That completes our list of the eight Harry Potter movies in chronological order. Although the movies are quite long, you can watch them all in the span of a day. if you were to watch all the movies in a row without breaks, it would take you a whopping 19 hours and 39 minutes. but that’s only if you don’t have access to a time turner. all movies are currently available to buy or rent on youtube and amazon prime.
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