All this week we’ve been asking you to vote for your favourite film from the much-loved Harry Potter franchise. You’ve been voting and I’m pleased to announce the winner and the rest of the voting positions. With 40% of the vote, you decided that film number 8, The Deathly Hallows Part 2 is the best Harry Potter movie of them all. No surprises there then, David Yates’ superbly crafted film became the 3rd highest grossing film of all time after it was released in July last year and received universal acclaim from critics and fans alike.
Here’s a reminder of why we loved it so much:
So, how about the other films, well let’s take a look.
In second place and with a very close 35% of the vote is film number 3, Alfonso Cuaron’s take on The Prisoner of Azkaban. Until the release of Deathly Hallows Part 2, it remained the most acclaimed Harry Potter film of them all, so there’s again, no surprise in it’s high placing.
In joint third place, film number 5 and film number 6. The Order of the Phoenix and The Half Blood Prince were arguably the most forgettable of the films, released in the middle and based on books that didn’t have the sparkle of their siblings.
Fourth place goes to the first time we ever saw Daniel Radcliffe as Harry. The Philosopher’s Stone was 2001’s most anticipated film. It’s low charting here is probably due to the film’s mediocre special effects and wooden acting.
Unfortunately, The Chamber of Secrets, The Goblet of Fire and The Deathly Hallows Part 1 failed to receive any votes at all. Surprising? Perhaps for the latter, but Chamber of Secrets is arguably the worst film from the 8 and received the least critical acclaim upon its release.
Thanks for voting.