Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Helmed by the iconoclastic Cuaron, this film breaks the innocent theme of the first two films and transports the viewers into a much darker and more mature world of wizards. With moving and emotionally satisfying performances and visually arresting shots, this is by far one of the best fantasy films. The series needed someone of Cuaron’s class to steer it into the more mature themes to come later on in the series and he delivers it perfectly. The real virtue of this effort is that it makes a real attempt to adapt the story, not just marching in step with the book’s events.