10. Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (#217)
While still a good movie by itself, there’s a specific reason that Deathly Hallows Part 2 is overrated - and that’s because it ends the franchise. It ties off loose ends, it kills some beloved characters, and makes you all emotional.
But, as this list may end up teaching you, just because a movie can make you cry, that doesn’t make it a good movie. Deathly Hallows Part 2 got a lot of good reviews from critics, and there’s no doubt it does end the saga well, but the reason it’s on this list is because it’s the *only* Harry Potter film here.
And that is a crime, because it’s well-known that Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban truly is the best Potter flick. Deftly directed by Alfonso Cuaron, Prisoner of Azkaban was the transition from the light-hearted adventures of Chris Columbus into the darker, more mature tone the series had for the rest of its run.
It’s chock-full of iconic Potter moments, like the time-turner, Lupin the werewolf, Expecto Patronum, Harry riding on Buckbeak, and, of course, the nightmare fuel known as the Dementors. It’s a travesty that Azkaban, the true best Potter film, lost out in the fan votes to cheesy beam duels and lots of waffling about horcruxes.