The 5 best ‘Harry Potter’ movies to binge-watch before ‘Fantastic Beasts 2’


The cineplex is magical again.

“Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Gindelwald” hit theaters this weekend, bringing another chapter from J.K. Rowling’s “Wizarding World” to screens, now with 100% more Dumbledore (played by Jude Law as a younger version of the headmaster of Hogwarts).

And while the new film may not be quite as fantastic as the first, it’s a perfect excuse to revisit the original “Harry Potter” movies. Here are five “Wizarding” films to watch before you see “Crimes of Grindelwald,” or if you just feel like spending time with Harry, Ron and

The villain of “Crimes of Grindelwald” is, you guessed it, a guy named Grindelwald (Johnny Depp). If you’ve seen the first “Fantastic Beasts” movie, you were introduced to the character and his devious ways, but if you want the full background on him and how he is defeated (the “Fantastic Beasts” films are prequels, after all), watch or re-watch the last two “Potter” films. It’s in these films that we learn about Dumbledore and Grindelwald’s relationship as teens.