21. HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS: PART 2
Director: David Yates
Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Ralph Fiennes, Gary Oldman, Helena Bonham Carter, Emma Thompson, Alan Rickman, Tom Felton
Release Date: July 15
Why we’re excited: It’s not always so hard to say goodbye. After a decade’s worth of almost yearly anticipation for the next installments, we’re actually relieved that Daniel Radcliffe’s Harry Potter run is drawing to a close. Not that we’re tired of the movies themselves; as Radcliffe and his young co-stars have aged, the Potter films have become progressively darker, more ambitious, and, in turn, grander in scale.
The first half of the franchise’s two-part conclusion, Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 1, released last November, was the rawest yet, full of life-threatening fights and monstrous CGI creations. Radcliffe has stated in interviews that Part 2 is wall-to-wall action, so expect your little dude Harry’s final adventure to be his least kiddie one to date.