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Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban Has Been Voted The Best Harry Potter Movie

Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban Has Been Voted The Best Harry Potter Movie

Christmas is right around the corner, and that can only mean one thing - the Harry Potter franchise will be on TV.

The adventures of the boy wizard, played by Daniel Radcliffe, were a must-see staple of our childhood - with Harry's time at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry almost as rememberable as our own school days.

The third film was released in 2004 (Credit: Warner Bros)
The third film was released in 2004 (Credit: Warner Bros)

While we love all eight films equally, a group of Harry Potter fans have now voted on Ranker that the third movie in the franchise, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, is the best one of the lot.

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The 2004 film, directed by Alfonso Cuaron, see Harry, Ron (played by Rupert Grint) and Hermione (Emma Watson) enter their third year of Hogwarts - with news that a notorious killer Sirius Black (played by Gary Oldman) has kept the fearful Azkaban Prison.

The third film sees the franchise get increasingly darker (Credit: Warner Bros)
The third film sees the franchise get increasingly darker (Credit: Warner Bros)

With the school being guarded by soul-sucking Dementors, and the news that Black has Harry in his sights, the infamous Boy Who Lived now faces more life-threatening peril as he digs his way to the bottom of another mystery.

The film may be best known for its final few scenes, in which Harry manages to finally cast a fully-formed Patronus Charm to defeat the hoards of Dementors.

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However, it may also be remembered for the scene where Hermione punches school bully, Draco Malfoy (Tom Felton) squarely in the face.

Hermione stands up to Draco Malfoy (Credit: Warner Bros)
Hermione stands up to Draco Malfoy (Credit: Warner Bros)

It was a tightly run-contest, however, with David Yates' Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 coming in at second place.

The explosive final film in the franchise sees Harry face off against Lord Voldermort (Ralph Fiennes) as they're scrabbling to find the final few Horcruxes in an effort to destroy the Dark Lord.

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Ironically, the film that received the least votes was Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1, the first half of the final movie.

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The film sets up for the explosive Battle of Hogwarts and see Harry and Ron come to blows over the intense struggle of searching for the Horcruxes.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, which kicked off the franchise in 2001, only came in at fifth place.

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Here's the full list of movies, ranked in favourite order.

1.Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

2.Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2

3.Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

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4.Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

5.Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

6.Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

7.Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

8.Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallow - Part 1

Don't agree with the list? Be sure to register your votes at Ranker.

Featured Image Credit: Warner Bros.

Topics: Harry Potter, Entertainment News, TV News

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Kimberley Bond

Kim is a journalist at Tyla, and has previously worked at the Evening Standard, Radio Times as well as several national newspapers. A showbiz obsessive and a television fanatic, Kim is particularly interested in celebrity gossip, A-list events and the latest releases on either the big or small screen. Contact her at kimberley.bond@tyla.com