Farewell Harry & Hogwarts, it's been magic! 146 min Richard Griffiths, Votes: $249.36M, PG-13 This decision was kept for the two-part Deathly Hallows with Eduardo Serra, who said that he preferred to work with film because it was "more technically accurate and dependable". Chamber of Secrets won the award for Best Live Action Family Film in the Phoenix Film Critics Society. The DVD collection seems to be a Frankenstein of other individually packaged movies (i.e. Columbus was set to direct all entries in the series, but he did not want to return for the third film, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, claiming he was "burned out". Because the novels were being published as the films were being made, Craig was required to rebuild some sets for future films and alter the design of Hogwarts. Harry and Draco were totally a thing. |  He moved to the position of producer, while Alfonso Cuarón was approached for the role of director. 551,762 Eduardo Serra's cinematography and Stuart Craig's production design were also nominated in various award ceremonies, and David Yates attained his second win at the Empire Awards, this time for Best Fantasy Film. by Nora Dominick. It's just like withdrawing a billion dollars and putting it into your personal bank accounts. | Heyman persuaded Radcliffe's parents to allow him to audition for the part of Harry Potter, which involved Radcliffe being filmed. Rupert Grint, We had a conversation the very first day I met her where she said, 'I know the movies can't be the books... because I know what's coming and it's impossible to fully dramatise on screen what I'm going to write. Special awards "are given to outstanding achievements in the moving image that do not fit into AFI's criteria for the other honorees". Rupert Grint, Heyman also said that Kloves was the "key voice" in the process of adapting the novels and that certain aspects from the books needed to have been excluded from the scripts due to the filmmakers' decision to keep the main focus on Harry's journey as a character, which would ultimately give the films a defined structure. (Photo by Warner Bros./courtesy Everett Collection) All Harry Potter Movies Ranked by Tomatometer The Harry Potter film franchise ruled the box office for a decade, but it also managed the uncommon feat of earning Certified Fresh status for every single one of its installments. 1. The series has seen many returning crew members from various departments, including Tim Burke, visual effects supervisor; Peter Doyle, digital film colourist; Nick Dudman, make-up and creature effects designer; David Holmes, stunt double; Amanda Knight, make-up artist; Stephenie McMillan, set designer; Greg Powell, stunt coordinator; Jany Temime, costume designer; and Fiona Weir, casting director. 152 min  After comparing a range of digital cameras with 35 mm film, Bruno Delbonnel decided to shoot the sixth movie, Half-Blood Prince, on film rather than the increasingly popular digital format. Chris Columbus was an executive producer on the first two films alongside Mark Radcliffe and Michael Barnathan, but he became a producer on the third film alongside Heyman and Radcliffe. | | H ow How well do you really know all eight Harry Potter films? , One of the aims of the filmmakers from the beginning of production was to develop the maturity of the films.  Furthermore, the practice of splitting the finale of a film series into two back-to-back films began with the success of Deathly Hallows, and it would soon be replicated by The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Parts 1 and 2, and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Parts 1 and 2. An ancient prophecy seems to be coming true when a mysterious presence begins stalking the corridors of a school of magic and leaving its victims paralyzed. Fancy a quiz to find out? Harry Potter is, as most people would acknowledge, one of the most successful and influential popular culture franchises of the 21st century. , Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the seventh and final novel in the series, was adapted into two feature-length parts. , Michael Seresin commented on the change of visual style from the first two films to Prisoner of Azkaban: "The lighting is moodier, with more shadowing and cross-lighting." There is a more important reason, however, for Slughorn's return. The magical place where Hagrid took Harry to get all his supplies for his first year at school in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone is called Diagon Alley.The interior parts of the alley were filmed in sets created at Leavesden Film … It remains one of the most successful movie …  Cinesite was involved in producing both miniature and digital effects for the films.  Amongst other nominations and wins, the film also achieved Best Family Movie at the National Movie Awards as well as Best Live Action Family Film at the Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards, along with being nominated for Best Motion Picture at the Satellite Awards. Delbonnel was considered to return for both parts of Deathly Hallows, but he declined, stating that he was "scared of repeating" himself. Tim Burke, the visual effects supervisor, said many studios "are bringing their work to UK effects companies.  Mike Newell decided to direct the fourth film as a "paranoid thriller", while David Yates wanted to "bring a sense of jeopardy and character to the world". , The films are also credited with signalling the popularity of films based on children's and young adult literature in the 2000s and 2010s, correlating with the book series' own literary influence. He said the process changed slightly throughout the years due to, what he called, the "digital revolution" of making films. Along with continuous changes in cinematographers, there have been five film editors to work in post-production on the series: Richard Francis-Bruce edited the first instalment, Peter Honess the second, Steven Weisberg the third, Mick Audsley the fourth, and Mark Day films five through eight. Headmaster Albus Dumbledore persuades his old friend Horace Slughorn to return to Hogwarts as a professor as there is a vacancy to fill. Rupert Grint, Rowling asked Kloves to remain faithful to the spirit of the books; thus, the plot and tone of each film and its corresponding book are virtually the same, albeit with some changes and omissions for purposes of cinematic style, time, and budget constraints.  A spin-off prequel series that will consist of five films started with Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016), marking the beginning of the Wizarding World shared media franchise. It’s been 13 years since the last book was released, nine years since the last movie hit theaters, and yet the IP is as …  Chris Columbus's Philosopher's Stone became the highest-grossing Harry Potter film worldwide upon completing its theatrical run in 2002, but it was eventually topped by David Yates's Deathly Hallows – Part 2, while Alfonso Cuarón's Prisoner of Azkaban grossed the least. The film was nominated for four BAFTA Awards and a Grammy Award for John Williams's score. Richard Harris, Votes: ", On 12 June 2010, filming of the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 and Part 2 was completed with actor Warwick Davis stating on his Twitter account, "The end of an Era – today is officially the last day of principal photography on 'Harry Potter' – ever. The list below is sorted by film … There's no challenge. 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Rupert Grint, | Gross: Order of the Phoenix picked up three awards at the inaugural ITV National Movie Awards. ", "How did you feel about the POA filmmakers leaving the Marauder's Map's background out of the story? It is loved by millions of people around the world and fans are waiting anxiously for the new installments every year. Prisoner of Azkaban won an Audience Award, as well as Best Feature Film, at the BAFTA Awards. The series is distributed by Warner Bros. and consists of eight fantasy films, beginning with Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2001) and culminating with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 (2011). He was initially nervous about directing the instalment since he had not read any of the books or seen the films. ", David Heyman also said, "I suppose Chris Columbus was the most conservative choice from the studio's point of view. He went out and bought the book, becoming an instant fan. 478,480 , On the method of creating the sets, Craig said he often started by sketching ideas onto a blank sheet of paper.  Spielberg contended that, in his opinion, there was every expectation of profit in making the film. Philosopher's Stone achieved seven BAFTA Award nominations, including Best British Film and Best Supporting Actor for Robbie Coltrane.  David Yates directed the final films after David Heyman thought him capable of handling the edgy, emotional, and political material of the later novels. Production took place over ten years, with the main story arc following Harry's quest to overcome his arch-enemy Lord Voldemort. I can't think of anyone more ideally suited for this job than Chris [Columbus].  The film series has accrued nearly 1.3 billion viewings since its television debut—the highest-watched franchise in television broadcast history. Three European schools participate in the tournament, with three 'champions' representing each school in the deadly tasks. This was the …  Desplat returned to score Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 in 2011. Wanted to enjoy the Harry Potter movies, but the product itself seems subpar in comparison to other DVD collection products (e.g. , The series has spawned a vast volume of fan fiction, with nearly 600,000 inspired stories catalogued, and an Italian fan film, Voldemort: Origins of the Heir, which received over twelve million views in ten days on YouTube. All the films have been a success financially and critically, making the franchise one of the major Hollywood "tent-poles" akin to James Bond, Star Wars, Indiana Jones and Pirates of the Caribbean. Daniel Radcliffe, who portrayed the series' title character, Harry Potter, was the icon of the film series from the release of the first film in 2001. 138 min Rowling had overall approval on the scripts, which were viewed and discussed by the director and the producers. The fifth film, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, was released by Warner Bros. on 11 July 2007 in English-speaking countries, except for the UK and Ireland, which released the movie on 12 July. But he expressed real passion. And I think for some weird reason, from that moment on, she sort of trusted me.". The series is noted by audiences for growing visually darker and more mature as each film was released. Framestore contributed by developing many memorable creatures and sequences to the series. The series has also gained a total of 24 nominations at the British Academy Film Awards presented at the annual BAFTAs, winning several, and 5 nominations at the Grammy Awards. My favourite character is Hermione.' Aside from the three lead actors, other notable cast members include Robbie Coltrane as Rubeus Hagrid, Tom Felton as Draco Malfoy, Alan Rickman as Severus Snape, and Dame Maggie Smith as Minerva McGonagall. The [Astronomy Tower] definitely wasn't there originally, and so we were able to add that substantial piece. He claims that making money would have been like "shooting ducks in a barrel. Harry Potter, Ron and Hermione return to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for their third year of study, where they delve into the mystery surrounding an escaped prisoner who poses a dangerous threat to the young wizard. 2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 As his showdown with Lord Voldemort nears, Harry may have to make the ultimate sacrifice.  (This screen test footage was released via the first set of Ultimate Editions in 2009. That didn't seem feasible until after we'd done the fourth." In late 1997, film producer David Heyman's London offices received a copy of the first book in what would become Rowling's series of seven Harry Potter novels. Williams also created "Hedwig's Theme", the series leitmotif which appears in all eight films.. , In addition, the American Film Institute recognised the entire series with a Special Award at the American Film Institute Awards in 2011. The production designer for all eight films is Stuart Craig. Stars: Stars:  Producer David Barron said that "Harry Potter created the UK effects industry as we know it. Without adjusting for inflation, this is higher than the first 22 James Bond films and the six films in the Star Wars franchise. | Gross:  All eight films became available to stream exclusively on HBO Max, on May 27, 2020, the launch date of the service.. They are cited as having helped redefine the Hollywood blockbuster in the 21st century by initiating a shift toward established media franchises forming the basis of successful films. Rupert Grint as Ronald Weasley 3. | After destroying one Horcrux and discovering the significance of the three Deathly Hallows, Harry, Ron and Hermione continue to seek the other Horcruxes in an attempt to destroy Voldemort, who has now obtained the powerful Elder Wand. An orphaned boy enrolls in a school of wizardry, where he learns the truth about himself, his family and the terrible evil that haunts the magical world. The trio's selection was arguably one of the best show-business decisions over the past decade... they have shown admirable grace and steadiness in the face of teen superstardom. Harry Potter is a film series based on the eponymous novels by J. K. Rowling. 657,202 Chris Columbus praised the character development in the films, while Alfonso Cuarón admired the "quiet poetry" of David Yates' films. 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Delbonnel's cinematography in Half-Blood Prince gained the series its only Academy Award nomination for Best Cinematography.  David Heyman was confirmed to produce the film. Action, Adventure, Family. Even though Prisoner of Azkaban was the final film produced by 1492 Pictures, Heyday Films continued with the franchise and collaborated with Patalex IV Productions in 2005. | Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. '" Kloves also said, "I don't know what compelled me to say this [to Rowling], but I said, 'I've just got to warn you my favourite character is not Harry. Because Cuarón decided not to direct the fourth instalment, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, a new director had to be selected. There was real generosity too, and sweetness. The final novel, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, was split into two cinematic parts: Part 1 was released on 19 November 2010, and Part 2, the conclusion to both the final film and the series, was released on 15 July 2011. Four directors worked on the series: Chris Columbus, Alfonso Cuarón, Mike Newell, and David Yates. Chris Columbus , Although Steven Spielberg initially negotiated to direct the first film, he declined the offer.  Composer Nicholas Hooper received a nomination for a World Soundtrack Discovery Award. With their warning about Lord Voldemort's return scoffed at, Harry and Dumbledore are targeted by the Wizard authorities as an authoritarian bureaucrat slowly seizes power at Hogwarts.  Michael Goldenberg wrote the screenplay for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007), while the remaining films' screenplays were written by Steve Kloves.  "We ended up with a profile of how Hogwarts looked, a skyline that actually I didn't design, and it wasn't always satisfactory, and as all the novels got written and movies got made there were new requirements [for buildings]. , Harry Potter was also recognised by the BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia Awards, with David Yates winning the Britannia Award for Artistic Excellence in Directing for his four Harry Potter films.. J. K. Rowling, author of the series, was asked to become a producer on Goblet of Fire but declined. After the truth is revealed, orphaned … Chris Columbus stated, "We realised that these movies would get progressively darker. The Harry Potter Movies in Chronological Order by Date of Release: Revisited, The Harry Potter Movies in Alphabetical Order, The Harry Potter Movies in Chronological Order by Date of Release. In January 2010, Alexandre Desplat was confirmed to compose the score for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1. | Gross: Harry is also beset by disturbing and realistic nightmares, while Professor Umbridge, a representative of Minister for Magic Cornelius Fudge, is the new Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher. Barron was later appointed producer on the last four films. John Williams scored the first three films: Philosopher's Stone, Chamber of Secrets, and Prisoner of Azkaban. Emma Watson,  The final recording sessions of Harry Potter took place on 27 May 2011 at Abbey Road Studios with the London Symphony Orchestra, orchestrator Conrad Pope, and composer Alexandre Desplat.. I feel honoured to be here as the director shouts cut for the very last time.  Half-Blood Prince was nominated for BAFTA Awards in Production Design and Visual Effects, and it was in the longlists for several other categories, including Best Supporting Actor for Alan Rickman.  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