Top Hunger Games Fan Films to Watch on YouTube

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Remember when The Hunger Games was huge?? I think this series really got the dystopian trope going for this generation. And even though a lot of other dystopian books/movies have come out since then, I still love THG quite a bit!

I’ll be the first to admit that I didn’t jump into the Hunger Games fandom until after they announced the movie. Actually, I didn’t even end up reading the books until just a few months before the movie came out. I had told my sister that they looked dumb. And I ended up eating my words…

After I read the books and watched all of the movies, I realized I wanted to know more about this world! It was super freaky for sure, but very intriguing as well. I know a lot of people like to read fan-fic, but I’ve found something I like even better! It’s fan-made films on YouTube. Now just like fan-fic, some fan-films are good and some are junk. You sort of have to weed through it to find the good ones. So let me help you out some! I’ve made a list of some of my absolute favorites.

Top Hunger Games Fan-Films on YouTube

Just a warning- since THG deals with violent topics, most of these fan-films are violent/graphic. That’s the nature of the topic. If that’s a trigger for you, or if you would rather avoid the violence, you will probably want to avoid these! Although the last film on the list doesn’t contain any violence.

  1. Cirrus Quell- A Hunger Games Story: This is a fan-film in 6 parts so make sure you watch them all! The story is really intriguing, and it shows the origins of the Quarter Quell. Be aware that this story is rather graphic with the killing scenes.
  2. Hunger Games- Weeping Willow: This fan film tells the story of a brother and sister pair from District 7. This story does have some killing scenes, but about at the same level as the actual Hunger Games movie. The cinematography in this film is gorgeous though! And you might want some tissues…
  3. Finnick Odair- A Hunger Games Story: Made by the same people who did Cirrus Quell, this fan-film is definitely one to watch. It is slightly different than book canon so those of you who are purists may be a little disappointed, but the film itself is still great. The special effects and cinematography are beautiful as well! The story isn’t as developed at Weeping Willow or Cirrus Quell, but if you’re looking for some good action then this is a film for you!
  4.  Hunger Games: The Second Quarter Quell: This fan film tells the story of Haymitch’s win in the 50th Hunger Games. It is rather graphic, so be warned! But in my opinion, this is one of the best fan films portraying the games that’s out there. I love that we get to see a younger Haymitch, and the story is very accurate to the books.
  5. Hunger Games: The Hanging Tree: For those of you not into the fighting/action, this fan film is probably my favorite. It’s beautifully done- the acting, music, everything. It shows the beautiful relationship Katniss and her father had, as well as gives some political insights to the world of the Hunger Games. Grab some tissues for this one too…

There’s actually a surprising amount of THG fan-films out there! Just do a simple YouTube search to see. Have any others you’d add to this list? I’d love to hear about it in the comments!

Check out my top Harry Potter fan films here.

Top Harry Potter Fan Films to Watch on YouTube

Fan fiction is such a fun way to get more immersed in the fandom you love! But honestly, I haven’t read too much fan-fic just because some of it is really weird… (so if you have any suggestions of non-weird fan-fic let me know!). But something I do love to do instead is watch fan films on YouTube!

Obviously, most fan films are not anywhere near the quality of a big Hollywood movie, but some are really great stories! My favorite fan films to watch are for Harry Potter, Star Wars, and the Hunger Games. So in today’s post, I’m going to share with you some of my fave Harry Potter fan films. All are less than an hour (some less than 30 minutes), so they’re a great way to get a quick fix of HP!

Top YouTube HP Fan Films

  1. Severus Snape and the Marauders: This fan film is one of the first I found, and honestly it’s probably my favorite. It tells a story of a situation that might have happened between the Marauders and Snape at the end of their 7th year at Hogwarts. If we’re being technical, this story isn’t really canon since JKR told us that James Potter stopped bullying Snape long before this, but it’s still fun to watch. The score, special effects, and acting are pretty great too!
  2. The Greater Good: This fan film is produced by the same people who did Severus Snape and the Marauders. It was done before that film, so the quality isn’t as great, but it’s still an awesome story. It tells the story of the duel between Dumbledore and Grindelwald. So if you’re anxiously awaiting November for the next installment of Fantastic Beasts, this is a great film to hold you over!
  3. Le Maitre de la Mort: This fan film is a longer one, but it’s definitely worth every minute! It’s in French, but has English subtitles. It tells the story of the origins of Voldemort. The cinematography is beautiful, the special effects are great, and the ending makes me cry every time.
  4. Lily Evans and the Eleventh Hour: This is actually a series of short films showcasing Lily and her friends while they are still at Hogwarts. Make sure to watch all of the parts to get the complete story though!
  5. Voldemort: Origins of the Heir: This is a super recent fan film, and it had a ton of hype! I honestly wasn’t as big on the story, BUT the cinematography is gorgeous and you can tell the creators put a ton of work into it to make it look good. So I can definitely appreciate that aspect of it! It’s a little longer, so make sure you carve out about 50 minutes to watch it.

Let me know if you’ve watched any of these, or if you have any other fan films you would add! I’m definitely on the look out for some new ones!