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Film REVIEW: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - ★★★★★

Updated: Aug 4, 2021

#60 - Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2001)

Director: Chris Columbus

Writer: Steve Kloves - based on Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J.K. Rowling

Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, John Cleese, Robbie Coltrane, Warwick Davis, Richard Griffiths, Richard Harris, Ian Hart, John Hurt, Alan Rickman, Fiona Shaw, Maggie Smith, Julie Walters.

The first instalment of the Harry Potter film series. 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.



Ellie - ★★★★★

'I liked this movie as I found it funny and enjoyable, the movie in itself has a good storyline and I would totally recommend it for a family movie night.'

Stewart - ★★★★★

'A fantastic start to the series, really conveys the magic of the book very well and what a cast! It's maybe a little overlong but when there's so much to pack in from J.K. Rowling's story then it's forgivable. Great film.'

Mix Up Rating - ★★★★

~#60 - Mix Up Theatre Top Rated Movies

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Best Original Score - John Williams

Best Art Direction - Set Decoration

Best Costume Design


Best British Film

Best Children's Film

Best Supporting Actor - Robbie Coltrane

Best Production Design

Best Costume Design

Best Sound

Best Visual Effects

Best Make-Up / Hair


Like this? Try these!....

  1. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) - #20 - ★★★★★

  2. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011) - #21 - ★★★★★

  3. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005) - #23 - ★★★★★

  4. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009) - #24 - ★★★★★

  5. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010) - #25 - ★★★★★

  6. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002) - #61 - ★★★★

  7. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007) - #62 - ★★★★

  8. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) - #252 - ★★★

  9. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) - #279 - ★★★

  10. The Princess Bride (1987) - #299 - ★★★

The whole of the Harry Potter series is fantastic and always worth a re-watch. Meanwhile another J.K. Rowling adaptation came along with the Fantastic Beasts series.

For another children's book adaptation of wizards and magic try The Princess Bride.

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