The BEST Episodes of Wizards of Waverly Place

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jun 10, 2020

Network: Disney Channel

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. But when they turn 18, only one will be deemed worthy enough to become the family wizard.

Three Monsters

#1 - Three Monsters

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 30, 2009

Justin is taking his Monster Hunting Course and finds out that Juliet and her vampire family are the monsters he has been looking for!

star 8.70
188 votes
Future Harper

#2 - Future Harper

Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired Mar 15, 2009

When the Russo kids discover that their lives are being exposed in the form of novels written by popular author H.J. Darling, they travel through the Inter-Wizard People Porter to confront her and learn that Ms. Darling is Harper from the future. Justin must then work to ensure that Alex remains friends with Harper to preserve the outcome of their futures.

star 8.69
124 votes
Alex's Choice

#3 - Alex's Choice

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 16, 2007

Gigi invites Harper to her annual tea party and Alex gets mad when she accepts. Alex learns that Gigi plans to embarrass Harper so she uses her magic to get back at Gigi.

star 8.61
161 votes
Detention Election

#4 - Detention Election

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired Mar 19, 2010

Justin’s chances at becoming Student Body President are put in jeopardy after someone wallpapers Principal Laritate’s office with posters from Justin’s campaign and he is accused of masterminding the prank. Meanwhile, Alex befriends Stevie, a rebellious new girl in school, and Jerry, Max and Harper get stuck on a Ferris wheel during their trip to Coney Island.

star 8.61
150 votes
Alex in the Middle

#5 - Alex in the Middle

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Jun 15, 2008

When Jerry's fun-loving brother comes for a visit, Alex tries to get him to be her magic teacher instead of her strict dad.

star 8.52
129 votes
Graphic Novel

#6 - Graphic Novel

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 5, 2008

Justin and Max steal Alex's diary only to have it stolen again by Gigi, Alex's arch nemesis. In an attempt to recover the diary, the brothers accidentally place Gigi inside the book and into Alex's secret fairy-tale princess world.

star 8.49
132 votes
Rock Around the Clock

#7 - Rock Around the Clock

Season 4 - Episode 25 - Aired Nov 4, 2011

The Family foes back in time to try and save their lair.

star 8.47
59 votes
Dude Looks Like Shakira

#8 - Dude Looks Like Shakira

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired Apr 16, 2010

Alex, Justin and Max are shocked to discover that international music sensation Shakira is actually their Uncle Kelbo, who has been abusing one of the Main Eleven Wizards Rules.

star 8.46
129 votes
Cast Away (To Another Show) (1)

#9 - Cast Away (To Another Show) (1)

Season 2 - Episode 25 - Aired Jul 17, 2009

The episode "Cast-Away (To Another Show)" is the first part of a three-way crossover that continues on The Suite Life on Deck and concludes on Hannah Montana. Justin takes Alex and Max on a cruise to Hawaii aboard the SS Tipton when he wins tickets. He pretends to be a doctor to impress London Tipton while Alex uses magic to bring Harper on the ship. During the cruise, Alex pulls a prank on Justin that turns him blue while Hannah Montana boards the ship to attend a concert in Hawaii, leading Cody to try and get tickets for himself and Bailey.

star 8.39
97 votes
Directors: Victor Gonzalez
Writers: Peter Murrieta
The Good, the Bad, and the Alex

#10 - The Good, the Bad, and the Alex

Season 3 - Episode 15 - Aired May 7, 2010

Alex discovers her friend Stevie is leading a wizard revolution. To the dismay of Justin and Harper, she decides to help Stevie with her quest to make sure no wizard ever has to give up their powers again.

star 8.39
85 votes
Wizards of Apartment 13B (1)

#11 - Wizards of Apartment 13B (1)

Season 4 - Episode 21 - Aired Oct 7, 2011

Alex and Harper decide to move into an apartment together after finding and Ad. They soon learn that the Ad is for a Special, Secret 13th floor and learn it is for Wizard World creatures only. They decide to take the Apartment only to find Mason living there. Note: This is part 1 of a 4-part arc.

star 8.36
59 votes
Daddy's Little Girl

#12 - Daddy's Little Girl

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired Jan 21, 2011

With Max still a little girl, their parents pay more attention to Max (Maxine), and Alex becomes jealous. Justin takes Maxine to her (Max's) karate class and Maxine kicks Justin's butt. After the class, Alex decides to make Jerry's favorite sandwich in order to win his love back, but Maxine comes along with Justin, announcing that she beat Justin in karate, and Jerry immediately falls for her cuteness again. More jealous than ever, Alex comes back with Justin to Maxine's karate class with their parents, having a slight idea of knowing how to change Maxine back to Max. They cast spells on Maxine, Justin using the spell he used on Max that turned him into Maxine, and Alex using the reverse spell. Unfortunately, it only makes Maxine cuter, which makes her furious. Instead of going against the person she was supposed to, she demands that she kicks either Alex or Justin's butt. Justin goes against her, but seeing that he would lose, Alex casts a spell on Justin to make him a karate master. Too fast for Maxine, Justin beats her, and Maxine is hurt (physically). Jerry and Theresa rush to her side, caring for Maxine more than they care that Justin beat Maxine in karate. Justin leaves, and Alex leaves after him, heartbroken. Back at home, Jerry tells Alex that he fell for Maxine because she reminded him of Alex when she was little and they bond again. Meanwhile, Zeke thinks the Russos hate him, but really it was just Harper's alibi in order to keep him away from the Sub Station so as not to make him suspicious about Max's disappearance and Maxine's appearance.

star 8.35
160 votes
Writers: Gigi McCreery, Perry Rein
You Can't Always Get What You Carpet

#13 - You Can't Always Get What You Carpet

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 10, 2007

Alex finds her parents old magic carpet and convinces her dad to give her flying lessons.

star 8.34
156 votes
Who Will Be the Family Wizard?

#14 - Who Will Be the Family Wizard?

Season 4 - Episode 27 - Aired Jan 6, 2012

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.

star 8.31
81 votes
Wizard for a Day

#15 - Wizard for a Day

Season 2 - Episode 24 - Aired Jul 10, 2009

Alex tries to outdo Justin by giving their dad Merlin's hat, which grants unlimited wishes for his birthday. When she thinks Jerry's wishes are too simple, she takes matters into her own hands, but is unprepared for the consequences, including a visit from an alien spaceship.

star 8.28
94 votes
Taxi Dance

#16 - Taxi Dance

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 7, 2008

Alex tries to save the taxi that she was born in. Meanwhile, Justin sets out to find his birthplace.

star 8.23
119 votes
First Kiss

#17 - First Kiss

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 19, 2007

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.

star 8.21
242 votes
Captain Jim Bob Sherwood

#18 - Captain Jim Bob Sherwood

Season 3 - Episode 22 - Aired Jul 23, 2010

Justin and Alex are chosen create an issue of the Captain Jim Bob Sherwood comic book, with Justin writing the story and Alex doing the illustrations. But when they can't agree on their ideas, Alex uses magic and displaces Captain Jim Bob from the comic book, leaving him loose out in the city.

star 8.19
72 votes
Directors: Victor Gonzalez
Writers: Peter Dirksen
Night At the Lazerama

#19 - Night At the Lazerama

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 6, 2009

Justin is summoned to track down a scary mummy as part of his monster hunting duties. He and Juliet set off to the museum to track the monster, but things take a turn for the worse when Justin and Juliet become trapped in the museum. Meanwhile, Alex tries to separate Max from his conscience after he starts excelling in his wizard studies.

star 8.16
186 votes
Monster Hunter

#20 - Monster Hunter

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 23, 2009

When Justin completes his ten-thousandth spell, he signs up for a Monster Hunting class.

star 8.14
189 votes
Wizards vs. Vampires on Waverly Place

#21 - Wizards vs. Vampires on Waverly Place

Season 2 - Episode 26 - Aired Jul 24, 2009

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

star 8.08
85 votes
Doll House

#22 - Doll House

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 20, 2009

When Harper learns that her family is moving away, the Russos offer to let Harper live with them. While Alex and Harper clean out the basement to make room for Harper's stuff, Alex shrinks herself down to fit in her old doll house, but Jerry and Theresa give the doll house away to a little girl named Olive with Alex still in it.

star 8.06
143 votes
Get Along, Little Zombie (3)

#23 - Get Along, Little Zombie (3)

Season 4 - Episode 23 - Aired Oct 21, 2011

Mr. Laritate (who lives in the same apartment complex) discovers the 13th floor after Mason breaks theelevator and he his bitten by a zombie. Meanwhile, Felix's wand is stolen. Note: This is part 3 of a 4-part arc.

star 8.05
62 votes
Alex the Puppetmaster

#24 - Alex the Puppetmaster

Season 4 - Episode 19 - Aired Sep 16, 2011

Alex and Harper decide to move out and live on their own but, they need the money to buy one first. So, they they decide put on puppet show to get money. But, When Alex doesn't keep up her end of the bargain she and Harper have a fight. Meanwhile, Max might loose his girlfriend when Thalia's parents don't like his parents.

star 8.05
43 votes
Beware Wolf

#25 - Beware Wolf

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 21, 2008

Justin falls for a new girl who is a werewolf and turns him into one, too; Max starts a dog-walking business with a new friend.

star 8.04
132 votes