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Top 20 'Harry Potter' Movie in the Franchise, According to Data

Top 20 'Harry Potter' Movie in the Franchise, According to Data

Best 'Harry Potter' stars' best and worst films

In 2001, "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" hit theaters, ushering in a decade-long franchise of eight movies that would go on to gross $7.73 billion at the worldwide box office, making it one of the longest-running movie series ever. successful of all time.

In 2021, to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the original film, HBO hosted a partial cast reunion and special tribute, "Return to Hogwarts," looking at the magic these films brought to the world. Among other things, fans were treated to behind-the-scenes stories, making-of trivia, and new interviews with some of the franchise's biggest faces.

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The huge success of the special led viewers to reflect on the various actors who appeared on the series, from newcomers like Emma Watson to legends like Maggie Smith. With very few exceptions, all of the main actors in the franchise have had incredibly successful careers, appearing in dozens of movies, TV series, and stage plays.

Stacker took a look at the best and worst movies from the actors who play Harry, Hermione and Ron, along with seven other acclaimed actors behind major characters. Best and worst were determined by IMDb user ratings with ties broken by user votes. Metascores are included for critical context. For four of the actors in question, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" is considered his best film. Only feature films were considered. Cameos were not counted.

From kids' movies to action flicks, read on to find out how well your favorite "Harry Potter" stars wowed fans in other movies.

The 20 Best 'Harry Potter' Movie in the Franchise

Top 20 'Harry Potter' Movie in the Franchise
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Helena Bonham Carter's best: 'Fight Club' (1999)

  • - Director: David Fincher
  • - IMDb user rating: 8.8
  • - Metascore: 66
  • - Runtime: 139 minutes

Helena Bonham Carter's worst: 'Planet of the Apes' (2001)

  • - Director: Tim Burton
  • - IMDb user rating: 5.7
  • - Metascore: 50
  • - Runtime: 119 minutes

Ralph Fiennes' best: 'Schindler's List' (1993)

  • - Director: Steven Spielberg
  • - IMDb user rating: 9
  • - Metascore: 94
  • - Runtime: 195 minutes

Ralph Fiennes' worst: 'The Avengers' (1998)

  • - Director: Jeremiah S. Chechik
  • - IMDb user rating: 3.8
  • - Metascore: 12
  • - Runtime: 89 minutes

Rupert Grint's best: 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2' (2011)

  • - Director: David Yates
  • - IMDb user rating: 8.2
  • - Metascore: 85
  • - Runtime: 130 minutes

Rupert Grint's worst: 'Thunderpants' (2002)

  • - Director: Peter Hewitt
  • - IMDb user rating: 3.8
  • - Metascore: data not available
  • - Runtime: 87 minutes

John Hurt's best: 'Alien' (1979)

  • - Director: Ridley Scott
  • - IMDb user rating: 8.5
  • - Metascore: 89
  • - Runtime: 117 minutes

John Hurt's worst: 'Even Cowgirls Get the Blues' (1993)

  • - Director: Gus Van Sant
  • - IMDb user rating: 4.3
  • - Metascore: 28
  • - Runtime: 106 minutes

Gary Oldman's best: 'The Dark Knight' (2008)

  • - Director: Christopher Nolan
  • - IMDb user rating: 9.1
  • - Metascore: 84
  • - Runtime: 152 minutes

Gary Oldman's worst: 'Tiptoes' (2002)

  • - Director: Matthew Bright
  • - IMDb user rating: 4.3
  • - Metascore: data not available
  • - Runtime: 90 minutes

Daniel Radcliffe's best: 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2' (2011)

  • - Director: David Yates
  • - IMDb user rating: 8.2
  • - Metascore: 85
  • - Runtime: 130 minutes

Daniel Radcliffe's worst: 'Beast of Burden' (2018)

  • - Director: Jesper Ganslandt
  • - IMDb user rating: 3.6
  • - Metascore: data not available
  • - Runtime: 89 minutes

Alan Rickman's best: 'Die Hard' (1988)

  • - Director: John McTiernan
  • - IMDb user rating: 8.3
  • - Metascore: 72
  • - Runtime: 132 minutes

Alan Rickman's worst: 'The January Man' (1989)

  • - Director: Pat O'Connor
  • - IMDb user rating: 5.5
  • - Metascore: 33
  • - Runtime: 97 minutes

Maggie Smith's best: 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2' (2011)

  • - Director: David Yates
  • - IMDb user rating: 8.2
  • - Metascore: 85
  • - Runtime: 130 minutes

Maggie Smith's worst: 'Sherlock Gnomes' (2018)

  • - Director: John Stevenson
  • - IMDb user rating: 5.2
  • - Metascore: 36
  • - Runtime: 86 minutes

Imelda Staunton's best: 'Paddington 2' (2017)

  • - Director: Paul King
  • - IMDb user rating: 7.8
  • - Metascore: 88
  • - Runtime: 103 minutes

Imelda Staunton's worst: 'Amulet' (2020)

  • - Director: Romola Garai
  • - IMDb user rating: 4.8
  • - Metascore: 62
  • - Runtime: 99 minutes

Emma Watson's best: 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2' (2011)

  • - Director: David Yates
  • - IMDb user rating: 8.2
  • - Metascore: 85
  • - Runtime: 130 minutes

Emma Watson's worst: 'The Circle' (2017)

  • - Director: James Ponsoldt
  • - IMDb user rating: 5.3
  • - Metascore: 43
  • - Runtime: 110 minutes

Best 'Harry Potter' Movie in the Franchise, According to Data (With Image)

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