3. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
- Release Year: 2005
- Director: Mike Newell
- Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Robbie Coltrane, Ralph Fiennes, Michael Gambon, Brendan Gleeson, Jason Isaacs, Gary Oldman, Alan Rickman, Maggie Smith, and Timothy Spall
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is the fourth Harry Potter movie, and it’s the first movie that really raises the stakes. We’ve seen some dark stuff in the first three movies, but the end of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is darker than anything we had seen so far. It also sets up the series final four movies, which are much darker than the first three movies of the franchise.
Although underage for the tournament, Harry is nominated and selected from the Goblet of Fire to participate in the Triwizard Tournament held at Hogwarts. He competes against students from other magical schools for ultimate glory. Unfortunately, there’s a bigger game afoot, and Voldemort’s return is imminent.
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire makes some big changes from the books. Overall, there’s a lot of action to keep viewers entertained, although it’s a bit cheesy at times. That Yule Ball scene? No thanks. The film acts as a launchpad for Voldemort’s reintroduction into the film series, which is a welcome addition to a rather villain-less first three movies.