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Vote! Which Harry Potter film did you like best?

Last updated on: July 18, 2011 14:02 IST

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So, all the Harry Potter films are out there. And chances are, you've watched them all.

Many of us have grown to love the characters, the snazzy spells, and the films themselves.

But which film stood out from the rest? Which director managed to *really* capture the book?

Click through the slide show, and vote for the film that you liked best, at the end.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2001)

We were introduced to three cute kids -- Harry (Daniel Radcliffe), Ron (Rupert Grint) and Hermione (Emma Watson) -- who become the best of friends at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

Harry learns of his magical past, and we get a glimpse of his arch enemy Lord Voldemort.

Director Chris Columbus' version was close to the book but not quite as detailed.


Image: A scene from Philosopher's Stone

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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)

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Chris Columbus came back to direct Harry's battle against Tom Riddle and the Basilisk in the Chamber of Secrets.

We meet Dobby for the first time here, and also discover that Harry is a Parselmouth. Harry has the deal with the information that he may be the heir of Salazar Slytherin (who is the founder of the Chamber), and not Draco Malfoy, as they had suspected.

The film opened to great reviews even though some complained it was too long.


Image: A scene from Chamber of Secrets

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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)

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We're introduced to two wonderful Potter characters here -- Remus Lupin and Sirius Black. Also, the dark dementors, who guard the Azkaban prison, and Peter Pettigrew.

Though the film was especially dark, Lord Voldemort never makes an appearance. This is, in fact, the only film that did not have him.

Directed by Alfonso Cuaron, Prisoner of Azkaban received the best reviews, second only to Deathly Hallows Part 2.


Image: A scene from Prisoner of Azkaban

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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)

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Cuaron did not continue making Potter films despite the success, and passed the mantle to Mike Newell.

Goblet of Fire saw Harry confront Voldemort in his fully formed avatar, and battle it out. It also claimed a life, a student called Cedric Diggory.

But Goblet of Fire saw a softer side too -- the Yule ball saw Hermione pair up with Viktor Krum, much to Ron's dismay and jealousy.


Image: A scene from Goblet of Fire

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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)

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Voldemort's presence in the Potter movies grew stronger, and turned the films darker.

Order of the Phoenix saw the entire wizard world in a tizzy as they tried to cope with the news that 'the-one-who-must-not-be-named' was back!

Professor Umbridge and her harsh punishments added to Harry's woes.

Director David Yates managed to take the longest Potter book and make it into the shortest film, and did a good job of it.


Image: A scene from Order of the Phoenix

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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)

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The Death Eaters increase the terror in the wizarding world even as Voldemort tries to get a tighter grip of things. Draco Malfoy is assigned a secret mission, and Snape makes an Unbreakable Vow to protect him.

It is in this film that we learn of a Horcrux, and that Voldemort made seven of them.

In the climax, Snape kills Dumbledore.

David Yates' direction got the film positive reviews.


Image: A scene from Half-Blood Prince

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 (2010)

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The last Potter book Deathly Hallows was divided into two parts to do justice to it.

THe first part saw the three friend Harry, Ron and Hermione, skip school to hunt for Voldemort's horcruxes and destroy them. Of course, that's no easy feat, and the friends go through several adventures together.

The film set the tone for the Potter finale, and David Yates got positive reviews once again.


Image: A scene from Deathly Hallows Part 1

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 (2011)

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Harry and the entire Hogwarts team get together to wipe out Voldemort and his army of Death Eaters, and this spectacular end to the Potter series.

The final battle sees some great special effects, and looks grand on screen. The scenes have a lot of emotional content as well, as the battle takes its victims.

David Yates outdoes even himself, as the film gets the best ever Potter reviews.


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