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The Best Episodes of Wizards of Waverly Place

Every episode of Wizards of Waverly Place ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of Wizards of Waverly Place!

Alex, Justin and Max Russo are not your ordinary kids - they're wizards in training! While their parents run the Waverly Sub Station, the siblings struggle to balance their ordinary lives while learning to master their extraordinary powers.

Genres:ComedySci-Fi & FantasyKids

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The best episode of "Wizards of Waverly Place" is "Who Will Be the Family Wizard?", rated 8.3/10 from 460 user votes. It was directed by N/A and written by N/A. "Who Will Be the Family Wizard?" aired on 1/6/2012 and is rated 0.5 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Wizards vs. Werewolves".

  • Who Will Be the Family Wizard?
    8.3/10 460 votes

    #1 - Who Will Be the Family Wizard?

    Season 4 Episode 27 - Aired 2012-01-06

    During a dinner that Alex made for the family, Headmaster Crumbs visits to reveal that with this selfless act, the Russo children can finally have their family wizard competition.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Wizards vs. Werewolves
    7.8/10 263 votes

    #2 - Wizards vs. Werewolves

    Season 3 Episode 9 - Aired 2010-01-22

    Justin and Max continue to search for Juliet. Meanwhile, Mason and Alex continue dating but Mason keeps running away from Alex before the evening. She becomes suspicious and follows him one night. Alex and Harper discover that Mason is actually a werewolf.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Family Game Night
    7.7/10 202 votes

    #3 - Family Game Night

    Season 2 Episode 20 - Aired 2009-04-26

    Alex uses a spell to switch brains with Harper, but she keeps on getting the spell wrong, including accidentally leaving Harper with no brain.

    Director: Bob Koherr

    Writer: N/A

  • Wizards vs. Vampires on Waverly Place
    7.7/10 209 votes

    #4 - Wizards vs. Vampires on Waverly Place

    Season 2 Episode 26 - Aired 2009-07-24

    When a vampire family opens a deli down the street, Justin falls for their daughter!

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Wizards Exposed
    7.6/10 186 votes

    #5 - Wizards Exposed

    Season 3 Episode 28 - Aired 2010-10-15

    The Russo family's lives might be in jeopardy when a secret government suspects that they're wizards.

    Director: Bob Koherr

    Writer: Richard Goodman

  • Wizards vs. Angels
    7.6/10 204 votes

    #6 - Wizards vs. Angels

    Season 4 Episode 9 - Aired 2011-02-18

    Alex discovers that Rosie isn't what she seems, and is tricking Justin into doing evil. With the help of angel-in-training Tina, she tries to defeat the plans of the dark angel Gorog. Harper forces Maxine to have a slumber party so that she can live vicariously through her.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Rock Around the Clock
    7.6/10 198 votes

    #7 - Rock Around the Clock

    Season 4 Episode 25 - Aired 2011-11-04

    The family goes back in time to try and save their lair.

    Director: Guy Distad

    Writer: Robert Boesel

  • Quinceañera
    7.5/10 251 votes

    #8 - Quinceañera

    Season 1 Episode 20 - Aired 2008-08-10

    It is Alex's 15th birthday and she uses the switching spell to avoid being in her Quinceanera. Justin and Max have to learn how to dance for Alex's party.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Harper Knows
    7.5/10 213 votes

    #9 - Harper Knows

    Season 2 Episode 8 - Aired 2008-11-23

    Alex tries to avoid running into Harper at the annual Comic-Con type convention in order to protect her wizard secret but winds up revealing the truth after Harper takes a spin in Alex’s power laden Battle Diva costume. Meanwhile, Justin and Max work alongside Hugh Normous and the Emergency Wizards to make sure other wizards don’t perform any real magic.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Cast-Away (To Another Show) (I)
    7.5/10 210 votes

    #10 - Cast-Away (To Another Show) (I)

    Season 2 Episode 25 - Aired 2009-07-17

    Justin wins an essay contest that allows him to go on the S.S. Tipton and meet London Tipton. Alex soon becomes friends with Bailey Pickett, and uses magic to bring Harper on-board. Max and Zack Martin compete against each other in many crazy challenges. The crossover continues on The Suite Life on Deck: S01E21 Double-crossed (II). It ends on Hannah Montana: S03E20 Super(stitious) Girl (III)

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Alex Tells the World
    7.5/10 227 votes

    #11 - Alex Tells the World

    Season 4 Episode 1 - Aired 2010-11-12

    After the government has taken all the wizards away, Alex decides to reveal wizards to the world. The rest of the wizarding world doesn't exactly take well to it.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Future Harper
    7.4/10 199 votes

    #12 - Future Harper

    Season 2 Episode 16 - Aired 2009-03-15

    Alex helps Harper care for a famous designer's gown during fashion week, but she accidentally ruins it. In order to repair the gown, she must use magic to fix things.

    Director: Bob Koherr

    Writer: N/A

  • Justin's New Girlfriend
    7.4/10 174 votes

    #13 - Justin's New Girlfriend

    Season 2 Episode 21 - Aired 2009-05-02

    When Alex, Harper and Justin are accidentally transported into a silent movie, Justin and Harper begin to recognize a closer bond between them. Things heat up at the restaurant when Theresa and Jerry begin arguing about who has the more difficult job. To determine who's right, the two switch places.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Wizards vs. Vampires: Tasty Bites
    7.4/10 194 votes

    #14 - Wizards vs. Vampires: Tasty Bites

    Season 2 Episode 27 - Aired 2009-07-31

    Justin's new vampire girlfriend Juliet gets the Russos to change their lifestyle by adding healthy foods and exercise. However Alex is concerned about Juliet's true intentions for Justin when she discovers that vampires like the taste of healthy blood.

    Director: Mark Cendrowski

    Writer: N/A

  • Wizards vs. Everything
    7.4/10 178 votes

    #15 - Wizards vs. Everything

    Season 4 Episode 24 - Aired 2011-10-28

    After Dexter reveals himself as Gorog, the angel of darkness, he turns Felix evil in order to use his powerful wand to take over the Wizard World. Alex, Justin and Max learn from Professor Crumbs that they must use their wizard powers together to defeat Gorog and the dark side.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • First Kiss
    7.3/10 374 votes

    #16 - First Kiss

    Season 1 Episode 2 - Aired 2007-10-19

    Justin is given several chances to receive his first kiss when Alex turns back time. The New York Mets consider Max's sandwich as a contender to become the team's official sandwich.

    Director: Joe Regalbuto

    Writer: N/A

  • Justin's Little Sister
    7.3/10 252 votes

    #17 - Justin's Little Sister

    Season 1 Episode 12 - Aired 2008-03-09

    Alex hates being compared to her older brother, Justin, so she asks a genie to remove the resemblences.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Make it Happen
    7.3/10 197 votes

    #18 - Make it Happen

    Season 2 Episode 11 - Aired 2009-01-01

    When Mr. Stuffleby, a wizard guidance counselor, informs the kids that they must have a viable profession to fall back on in the event that they don't become wizards, Max chooses to become a street magician while Alex and Justin decide to form a band. They all test their skills by hosting a Waverly After Dark performance at the Sub Station.

    Director: Bob Koherr

    Writer: N/A

  • Movies
    7.2/10 287 votes

    #19 - Movies

    Season 1 Episode 9 - Aired 2007-12-14

    Justin does not let Alex into an R-Rated movie, so she uses magic to get in. However, she may accidentally get into the film, too.

    Director: Mark Cendrowski

    Writer: N/A

  • Wizard School (1)
    7.2/10 265 votes

    #20 - Wizard School (1)

    Season 1 Episode 13 - Aired 2008-04-06

    Alex and Justin go to a summer school for wizards and Alex has a hard time fitting in. Back at home, Jerry and Max try to prove their manhood.

    Director: Mark Cendrowski

    Writer: N/A

  • Retest
    7.2/10 186 votes

    #21 - Retest

    Season 2 Episode 30 - Aired 2009-08-21

    Jerry and his siblings, Kelbo and Megan (Jerry revealed to the kids they have an aunt), need to retake the Wizard test that, in their teen years, determined who got to keep their powers. When Alex, Justin and Max see how competitive the contest gets, they realize the same test could eventually tear their family apart as well.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Todd J. Greenwald

  • Three Maxes and a Little Lady
    7.2/10 188 votes

    #22 - Three Maxes and a Little Lady

    Season 4 Episode 5 - Aired 2011-01-07

    Alex joins Justin's wizard class to try to move up in the competition. Max joins a sophisticated wizard society. They suggest he move the wizard competition up and he moves it to a few days away. Max quits the society because he finds out that they are taking advantage of him. Alex and Justin transform into Max in an attempt to change the date of the family wizard competition back to it's original date and succeed. In the end of the episode they accidentally turn Max indefinitely into a little girl.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Zeke Finds Out
    7.2/10 163 votes

    #23 - Zeke Finds Out

    Season 4 Episode 11 - Aired 2011-04-08

    Zeke seeks magic as a new hobby, and when Alex impulsively and secretly assists in one of his routines, he begins to suspect that he himself might be a wizard, and consoles Harper about this, forcing her to convince Alex to either expose the truth about wizardry to him, or she will.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Wizards of Apartment 13B
    7.2/10 164 votes

    #24 - Wizards of Apartment 13B

    Season 4 Episode 21 - Aired 2011-10-07

    Alex and Harper rent an apartment in a complex whose 13th floor is exclusively for Wizard World creatures, only to find that Mason also lives there.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Wizard School (2)
    7.1/10 243 votes

    #25 - Wizard School (2)

    Season 1 Episode 14 - Aired 2008-04-06

    Alex may have her chance to shine when she finds out Dr.Evalinie's plan to take away Justin's powers during a tournament at the school.

    Director: Mark Cendrowski

    Writer: N/A