Harry Potter houses have become a major source of identity for today’s generation, and it’s easy to see why. Most of us grew up with the series and movies and adored them, picturing ourselves at Hogwarts as kids. This means we probably imagined ourselves in one of the houses based on our personality.
Fairly recently (in comparison to the length of the series, anyway), Pottermore also released a quiz so we can affirm our houses! But as much as many things are a tell-tale sign as to what house we're in, there’s nothing more telling than our favorite movie in the Harry Potter universe. It’s a definite indicator.
8 Harry Potter And The Sorcerer’s Stone: Hufflepuff
The first movie in the series and probably the one most loyal to the books was Harry Potter And The Sorcerer’s Stone. The reason this was so loyal to the books is probably simply because this book was the shortest. It was a fraction of the size of some of the later ones, and therefore it was easy to fit everything in.
Hufflepuffs value loyalty, which means Hufflepuffs probably love this movie. Their inherent loyalty also means they’re unlikely to fall in love with one of the later ones; they're sticking to their original favorite. And it’s understandable — this movie was absolutely magical.
7 Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets: Slytherin
Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets is kind of a controversial one with fans. Some people don’t like this movie (or book) because the initial magic had worn off by the time they read it. Some loved it because it gave us more of an insight into Voldemort, and introduced creatures we would never have thought existed in the Wizarding World.
The people who do love this movie are likely to be Slytherins, for the sheer fact that this movie gave us a huge insight into Salazar Slytherin himself. It also focused on Tom Riddle who was pretty much the iconic Slytherin (in the worst way possible).
Don’t worry, Slytherins. We know you aren’t all like him, but he certainly did define the traits of the house.
6 Harry Potter And The Prison Of Azkaban: Ravenclaw
Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban took the magic system very far by introducing a bunch of new types. There were new classes such as Defense Against The Dark Arts and Care Of Magical Creatures; new inventions such as the Marauder’s Map; new creatures such as Hippogriffs. There were even complex concepts, such as time travel, put into Hermione’s hands so she could take a ridiculous amount of knowledge.
The amount of world-building in this book—with magic written in impressive detail—makes it the favorite of the Ravenclaw, who surely loves to learn everything about the world they’re watching.
5 Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire: Gryffindor
Things started to take a dark turn in Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire. The Triwizard Tournament saw Harry facing down horrible things at the age of 14 and once those three dangerous tasks were completed, Harry was forced to face his worst nightmare and watch Lord Voldemort come back to life.
The dark turn wasn’t for everyone, especially the kids watching the movie, but it’s safe to say that it worked for some. Those who love this book are likely to be those who love the daring adventures and are fine with things getting pretty tough for the hero. That makes them Gryffindors.
4 Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix: Ravenclaw
This movie was one of the longest and certainly packed the most in. Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix taught us a lot about the Wizarding World’s history as well as a bunch about the present day, with our first foray into the Ministry Of Magic. And one such thing in the Ministry that was never fully explained—even in the later books—was the Department Of Mysteries, which was sure to make anyone with an intellectual mind extremely curious and desperate to know more.
It was also the book to introduce Luna, the most prominent Ravenclaw in the series!
3 Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince: Slytherin
Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince was the calm before the storm. At least until the end of the book or movie. One of the subplots in this movie is Draco Malfoy fixing the vanishing cabinet to let the Death Eaters into Hogwarts.
It’s a Slytherin trait that could both be used positively and extremely negatively — resourcefulness turned into something dark. But even though the intention was bad, the execution was impressive, and would surely make any Slytherin happy. There was also the indication that Draco wasn’t a bad person towards the end when he couldn’t kill Dumbledore, effectively proving wrong the stereotype that every Slytherin is a horrible human being.
2 Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows (Part 1): Gryffindor
The beginning of the end is part one of Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows. This saw Harry, Ron, and Hermione leave Hogwarts to hunt down the Horcruxes, living as fugitives for a year and trying to find a way to finally kill Voldemort. They did some extremely brave things during this time, enough to inspire any Gryffindor and make them proud. From facing terrible enemies to Hermione Obliviating her own parents to make sure they would be safe, even if it meant forgetting her.
In a way, it felt like the death of our childhood since they were officially of age and grown up, but Gryffindors are resilient enough to handle that pain!
1 Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows (Part 2): Hufflepuff
The second part was tragic. Many died, many got hurt, and even Harry himself had to walk into the forest to die — a scene that had many of us in tears, if not all of us. But the second part was truly about loyalty, about doing the right thing regardless of how other people viewed it; doing the right thing for the sake of doing the right thing, not for the sake of showing off.
People stayed to fight in the war, everyone banded together unafraid of toil, and people showed each other a huge kindness to get through the dark times.
If you loved this movie most, you’re likely a Hufflepuff for valuing those traits.