Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Lists: Adventure, Fantasy

Brief Synopsis: "In 1926, Newt Scamander arrives at the Magical Congress of the United States of America with a magically expanded briefcase, which houses a number of dangerous creatures and their habitats. When the creatures escape from the briefcase, it sends the American wizarding authorities after Newt, and threatens to strain even further the state of magical and non-magical relations."

Overall Ranking: 1623 (Rank from 2016: # 72)

Adjusted* Rating:
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Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 10%
Regular 70%
Half-Popped 20%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Sober Film Critic James Brown93 - David Yates was the man behind the camera for half the Harry Potter franchise, and he's just what the doctor ordered to usher in the beginning of this new franchise. It's a reintroduction to the world of witchcraft and wizardry, but Yates makes Fantastic Beasts feel more like something wholly new.
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Rob from GuysFilmQuest82
Dave Examines Movies79
Brittani Burnham of Rambling Film71(full review)
Often Off Topic Allie Adkins70 - It doesn't have the magic that the original Harry Potter series does, but it's a fun family movie nontheless.
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David Baruffi70(full review)
Minnesota Man65 - More good than fantastic...
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Dan O'Neill65(full review)
Gorgon Reviews61(full review)
matthew liedke60(full review)

People Involved

  • Eddie Redmayne (Newt Scamander)
  • Colin Farrell (Percival Graves)
  • Katherine Waterston (Porpentina "Tina" Goldstein)
  • Dan Fogler (Jacob Kowalski)
  • Alison Sudol (Queenie Goldstein)
  • Ezra Miller (Credence Barebone)
  • Samantha Morton (Mary Lou Barebone)
  • Carmen Ejogo (Seraphina Picquery)
  • Jon Voight (Henry Shaw Sr)
  • Ron Perlman (Gnarlack)
  • Josh Cowdery (Henry Shaw, Jr)
  • Ronan Raftery (Langdon Shaw)
  • Faith Wood-Blagrove (Modesty Barebone)
  • Jenn Murray (Chastity Barebone)
  • Johnny Depp (Gellert Grindelwald)
  • Zoë Kravitz (Leta Lestrange)
  • Gemma Chan (Madame Ya Zou)
  • Peter Breitmayer (Gilbert Bingley)
  • Kevin Guthrie (Abernathy)
  • Kamil Lemieszewski (Jan Kowalski)
  • Fanny Carbonnel (Mrs. Goldstein)
  • Sean Cronin (Criminal)
  • Christine Marzano (Exterminator)
  • Lasco Atkins (Pedestrian)
  • Lucie Pohl (Secretary)
  • Joelle Koissi (New York Citizen)
  • Flor Ferraco (Bank Client)
  • Dino Fazzani (Factory Worker)
  • Jason Newell (Sasquatch)
  • Jorge Leon Martinez (Spaniard Ship Passenger)
  • Cristian Lazar (New York Citizen)
  • Lobna Futers (Witch)
  • Karl Farrer (Banker)
  • Abi Adeyemi (International Royal Dignitar)
  • Sam Redford (Customs Official)
  • Akin Gazi (Auror)
  • Solomon Taiwo Justified (Wizard)
  • Todd Boyce (The Announcer)
  • Chloe de Burgh (Tenement Woman)
  • Andrei Satalov (Wizard)
  • Tim Bentinck (Witness)
  • Edd Osmond (Creature Performer)
  • Bart Edwards (New York Chief of Police)
  • Matthew Sim (Photographer)
  • Miroslav Zaruba (Bank Guard)
  • Elizabeth Moynihan (Executioner #1)
  • Gjevat Kelmendi (High Level Wizard)
  • Jason Redshaw (Higher class Gentleman)
  • BF Mulvey (The Watchman)
  • Adam Lazarus (Wizard)
  • Anthony J. Sacco (Gala Guest)
  • Kirsty Grace (Jazz Girl)
  • Ashley Hudson (Young Gentleman)
  • Anne Wittman (Housewife)
  • Daniel Smales (Tenement)
  • Anick Wiget (Criminal on Wanted Poster)
  • Lee Asquith-Coe (Officer 247)
  • Bernardo Santos (Smart New Yorker)
  • Andreea Paduraru (Aura)
  • Gino Picciano (Gangster)
  • J. K. Rowling (Director)