What is the chronological order of the “Harry Potter” movies?

The franchise was adapted for cinema between 2001 and 2011 and will receive a new series version in the coming years.

Warner Bros. Discovery announced that the “Harry Potter” book franchise, adapted for cinema between 2001 and 2011, will receive a new version, now in the format of a series for Max, the company’s new streaming platform, scheduled to debut in 2026.

“We are thrilled to allow viewers to discover Hogwarts in a completely new way,” said Casey Bloys, head of content at HBO Max, in the announcement.

Published between 1997 and 2007, the “Harry Potter” saga was adapted into eight movies, released between 2001 and 2011. Years later, the franchise also received a theatrical sequel, “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child”, and a prequel in theaters, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”, scheduled to be a pentalogy, but with only three movies released to date.

The new proposal is to explore narratives from books that, due to the limitations of movies, ended up not reaching the big screen. “This new Max Original series will take a deep dive into each of the iconic books that fans have continued to enjoy all these years,” he said.

Chronological order of the Harry Potter

While the “Harry Potter” series doesn’t reach Max, how about killing time watching the already-released movies? Below, check out the chronological order of the saga so you don’t get lost in the marathon:

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

In “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”, after a painful childhood, Harry Potter discovers that he is a wizard, known for having defeated, at just one year old, one of the most powerful and evil wizards of all time, Lord Voldemort.

Like every young wizard, the boy is invited to join Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, where he must learn to master and develop his skills. However, in his first year, Harry is forced to face a dangerous challenge to prevent Voldemort from returning from the dead.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

In the second movie in the franchise, Harry returns for another year at Hogwarts, but soon finds himself at the center of a great mystery: someone is trying to wipe out the Muggle-borns at the school and, soon, suspicion falls on the little wizard. While trying to prove his innocence, Harry delves deeper into Lord Voldemort’s macabre past.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

In “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban”, the dangerous  Sirius Black, who betrayed the Potters and handed them over to Lord Voldemort, escaped from Azkaban prison and is looking for Harry to finish what his master could not do in the past.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

The Triwizard Tournament is back and, mysteriously, Harry is one of the competitors in the dangerous championship, which has claimed the lives of its participants in the past. With the help of his friends, the young wizard faces the three tasks of the competition without having any idea that the real challenge lies beyond the finish line.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Lord Voldemort is back. Or was it all an invention of Harry Potter? In “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix”, with the threat of the Dark Lord looming over the wizarding world, Harry decides to prepare his classmates at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for an imminent war against the villain.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

With the battle against Lord Voldemort getting closer every day, Harry Potter needs to investigate the villain’s history to find out how to defeat him. With the help of Professor Dumbledore, the now 16-year-old delves into memories to discover how the promising  Tom Riddle turned into the most evil wizard of all time.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Parts 1 & 2)

In “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows”, which was divided into two movies, there are no more Hogwarts for Harry and his friends. Now, they are fugitives from Lord Voldemort and need to find the Horcruxes, which keep the villain alive, so they can have a chance to defeat him.

Mehran Khan

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