All 8 Harry Potter movies ranked from worst to best

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 11: Actors Rupert Grint, Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson attend the premiere of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2" at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center on July 11, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 11: Actors Rupert Grint, Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson attend the premiere of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2" at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center on July 11, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage) /
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LONDON – SEPTEMBER 28: (Actors (L-R) Evanna Lynch, Bonnie Wright, Matthew Lewis, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson and Daniel Radcliffe pose in the awards room with the Best Family Film award for “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” at the National Movie Awards at the Royal Festival Hall on September 28, 2007 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Davies/Getty Images) /

6. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

  • Release Year: 2007
  • Director: David Yates
  • Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Helena Bonham Carter, Robbie Coltrane, Warwick Davis, Ralph Fiennes, Michael Gambon, Brendan Gleeson, Richard Griffiths, Jason Isaacs, Gary Oldman, Alan Rickman, Fiona Shaw, Maggie Smith, Imelda Staunton, David Thewlis, Emma Thompson, and Julie Walters

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is the fifth movie of the franchise. Following the events of The Goblet of Fire, Harry tries to spread the word that Voldemort has returned and that Voldemort was the one who killed Cedric Diggory. The Ministry of Magic tries to convince the public that Harry is lying, which leads to Dumbledore’s dismissal from Hogwarts while Dolores Umbridge ruins the school. We also get to meet the Order of the Phoenix, which is a secret society that fought against Voldemort back in the day and is meeting regularly again.

The film also explores Harry’s link to Voldemort, which viewers don’t fully understand at the time. In the book, Harry describes the fits of rage he feels often, and while that comes across on screen at times, we can’t fully get into Harry’s head as readers can in the books. It creates this weird, angry vibe from Harry, and it makes the movie a little bit less enjoyable.

The movie is also a little bit of a letdown from a story perspective. The Order of the Phoenix moves the story forward in many ways and has lots of big consequences, but it fails in ways the other movies didn’t.