How to Watch the Harry Potter Movies in Order

Fantastic Beasts and the main Potter movies are on different streaming services

Which streaming service has Harry Potter movies? There are basically two: Peacock and HBO Max subscribers can stream the eight main Harry Potter movies on demand. The two prequel films are not currently available on any subscription streaming service, but all of the movies are available to rent or purchase on Amazon, iTunes, YouTube, and other online movie rental services.

There are two ways to watch the Harry Potter movies: You can watch them in release order or in chronological order in which the events in the movies happen.

How to Watch Harry Potter in Release Order

Want to watch Harry Potter in the order the movies came out? Then this is the order you should follow.

Movie Release Date Where to Stream
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone in the U.S. and India) November 2001 HBO Max, Peacock
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets November 2002 HBO Max, Peacock
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban June 2004 HBO Max, Peacock
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire November 2005 HBO Max, Peacock
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix July 2007 HBO Max, Peacock
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince July 2009 HBO Max, Peacock
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 November 2010 HBO Max, Peacock
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 July 2011 HBO Max, Peacock
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them November 2016 Rent or buy on YouTube, Amazon, or iTunes
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald November 2018 Rent or buy on YouTube, Amazon, or iTunes

Want to watch everything in one long, epic sitting? If you have the stamina for it, you can tear through all ten films in a little over 24 hours, or 1,447 minutes. Better to set aside a whole weekend, though, because then you can work in the luxury of sleep, bathroom breaks, and maybe even some food.

How to Watch Harry Potter in Chronological Order

Rather watch Harry Potter in the order the events actually happen in the movies? Then this is the order you should follow.

Movie Chronology Where to Stream
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Takes place in 1926 Rent or buy on YouTube, Amazon, or iTunes
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Takes place in 1927 Rent or buy on YouTube, Amazon, or iTunes
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone in the U.S. and India) Takes place 1991-1992 HBO Max, Peacock
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Takes place 1992-1993 HBO Max, Peacock
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Takes place 1993-1994 HBO Max, Peacock
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Takes place 1994-1995 HBO Max, Peacock
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Takes place 1995-1996 HBO Max, Peacock
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Takes place 1996-1997 HBO Max, Peacock
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 Takes place 1997-1998 HBO Max, Peacock
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 Takes place 1997-1998 HBO Max, Peacock
Was this page helpful?