Harry Potter’s Birthday is July 31st, so to celebrate make some homemade Frozen Butterbeer and have a Harry Potter movie marathon! If you’re a Harry Potter fan or just getting started, here’s how you can watch all the Harry Potter movies in order and where to stream them all.
How to Watch the Harry Potter Movies in Order
Muggles and wizards alike have found joy in the Harry Potter franchise. You can watch the Harry Potter movies in release order or chronological order. Luckily it’s not as complicated as watching all the Marvel movies in order. In addition to 8 Harry Potter movies, there are also 3 Fantastic Beasts movies which are set about 70 years prior to Harry Potter arriving at Hogwarts.
Harry Potter Movies in Order of Release Date
Here is a list of the all the Harry Potter movies in order of release date:
- Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (November 2001)
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (November 2002)
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (June 2004)
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (November 2005)
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (July 2007)
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (July 2009)
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 (November 2010)
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 (July 2011)
- Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (November 2016)
- Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (November 2018)
- Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore (April 2022)
Where Can You Stream the Harry Potter Movies Online?
So you may have misplaced all those Harry Potter DVDs. But don’t worry, here’s where you can stream them. You can stream all the Harry Potter films on Max (formerly known as HBO Max). They even have specials like the Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts, which is a must-see for any Harry Potter fan. You can also find the Fantastic Beasts films on Max.
Peacock is also streaming the Harry Potter moves.
If you don’t have subscriptions for those services, then you can also rent each individual Harry Potter film on Amazon Prime, but if you’re going to binge them, it makes sense to get a Max subscription for a month if you don’t have one. They also currently have a free 7-day trial for Max.
Are Harry Potter Movies Kid Friendly?
If you’re going to watch the Harry Potter movies with kids, start with the first one, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. It’s rated PG. There will be some suspense, some language, some dark magic, but nothing too over the top. I’d recommend it for ages 8 and up.
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban are also rated PG. The first Harry Potter movie that is rated PG-13 is Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. That film is more mature and intense for little ones as the films get darker. Once you get to that film, be cautious of the Harry Potter movies for little ones. They can get very scary.
Try reading the books first to gauge your child’s interest and maturity level.