The BEST Episodes of Wizards of Waverly Place

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Dec 1, 2019

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.

Rock Around the Clock

#1 - Rock Around the Clock

Season 4 - Episode 25

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

star 8.44
54 votes
Future Harper

#2 - Future Harper

Season 2 - Episode 16

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 8.43
60 votes
Harper Knows

#3 - Harper Knows

Season 2 - Episode 8

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.

star 8.39
64 votes
Misfortune at the Beach

#4 - Misfortune at the Beach

Season 4 - Episode 16

The Russos head to the beach on an extremely hot day, and Harper hopes to enjoy reading her book while at the beach. The Russos come across Zelzar, a fortune-telling machine. Jerry warns the kids about Zelzar - he is from the wizard world, and a wizard's fortune really comes true. After Max and Justin receive good fortunes, Alex decides to get a fortune despite her father's warning. However, her fortune says, "Say good-bye to your life." Alex thinks nothing of it and proceeds to enjoy the day at the beach, but comes close to life-threatening situations multiple times. Alex, Justin, Max, and Harper make a compromise with Zelzar - if they can extract him from the machine and let him enjoy a day at the beach, he will take back Alex's fortune. Max replaces Zelzar, and Justin is forced to drive the beach-goers away from the machine (as Max gives out silly fortunes about his new facial hair); meanwhile, the girls help Zelzar fancy his day at the beach. In the end, Zelzar reveals that while he cannot take away Alex's fortune, he can give it to the next person. The next person happens to be a little girl, who gets Alex's fortune. However, it is revealed that a man from Random Prize Giveaway shows up, saying: "Say good-bye to your life because we're randomly giving you one million dollars!"

star 8.35
51 votes
Wizards of Apartment 13B (1)

#5 - Wizards of Apartment 13B (1)

Season 4 - Episode 21

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 8.33
54 votes
Make It Happen

#6 - Make It Happen

Season 2 - Episode 11

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.

star 8.31
68 votes
Wizards and Vampires vs. Zombies

#7 - Wizards and Vampires vs. Zombies

Season 2 - Episode 29

Justin promises Juliet an unforgettable prom date. But when Alex organizes a zombie-themed anti-prom, things get out of hand when real zombies arrive. Meanwhile, Harper and Zeke go to the prom together.

star 8.29
55 votes
Who Will Be the Family Wizard?

#8 - Who Will Be the Family Wizard?

Season 4 - Episode 27

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 8.27
78 votes

#9 - Quinceañera

Season 1 - Episode 20

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.

star 8.25
79 votes
Saving Wiz Tech (2)

#10 - Saving Wiz Tech (2)

Season 2 - Episode 7

After enrolling in Wiz Tech, Alex realizes her new crush, Ronald, has kidnapped her former crush, Dean. Max and Professor Crumbs join forces to become a dynamic duo, and Justin and Alex must team up to save Wiz Tech from falling into the hands of Ronald and his evil father.

star 8.24
54 votes

#11 - Retest

Season 2 - Episode 30

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.

star 8.24
59 votes
Directors: Victor Gonzalez
Writers: Todd J. Greenwald
Three Monsters

#12 - Three Monsters

Season 3 - Episode 4

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 8.23
64 votes
Three Maxes and a Little Lady

#13 - Three Maxes and a Little Lady

Season 4 - Episode 5

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.

star 8.18
62 votes
Directors: Victor Gonzalez
Writers: Richard Goodman
Art Museum Piece

#14 - Art Museum Piece

Season 1 - Episode 21

Alex wants an easier way to complete her Art History assignment, so she brings historical masterpieces to life to help her complete her worksheet. Meanwhile, Jerry and Max use a spell to play football in the house, which turns out badly.

star 8.16
64 votes
Directors: Mark Cendrowski
Writers: Gigi McCreery, Perry Rein
Graphic Novel

#15 - Graphic Novel

Season 2 - Episode 3

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 8.14
69 votes
Alex's Choice

#16 - Alex's Choice

Season 1 - Episode 7

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 8.14
97 votes
Helping Hand

#17 - Helping Hand

Season 2 - Episode 14

When Justin invents a helping hand, Alex wears it out by getting it to do her chores.

star 8.14
49 votes
First Kiss

#18 - First Kiss

Season 1 - Episode 2

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 8.14
176 votes
Wizards vs. Vampires: Dream Date

#19 - Wizards vs. Vampires: Dream Date

Season 2 - Episode 28

After Dean moves away, Alex continues to date him by using magic to enter his dreams. When he pays her a surprise visit and the real date isn't as great as she had dreamt, she searches for a way to break up with him. Meanwhile Justin tells his vampire girlfriend Juliet that he is not allowed to go on her family camping trip.

star 8.14
50 votes
Family Game Night

#20 - Family Game Night

Season 2 - Episode 20

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

star 8.13
61 votes
Journey to the Center of Mason

#21 - Journey to the Center of Mason

Season 4 - Episode 4

Alex and Mason try to be just friends but that's hard when Dean returns and Mason gets jealous. Meanwhile, Justin tries to motivate some wizards.

star 8.12
66 votes
Paint By Committee

#22 - Paint By Committee

Season 2 - Episode 23

Alex is selected to paint the school's mural, which she is very excited about. However, after using magic to make the mural, she ends up messing up her own artistic ideas.

star 8.12
50 votes
Wizards Unleashed

#23 - Wizards Unleashed

Season 3 - Episode 27

While watching a news broadcast, Alex discovers that Mason (in wolf form) is in the Poconos Mountains trapped by country wizards. The country wizards will only give back Mason if Alex trades them their portal. Alex then discovers that the country wizards have turned Mason into a half wolf form. But can she live to be with Mason like this without being embarrassed by him?

star 8.11
53 votes
Wizards vs. Vampires on Waverly Place

#24 - Wizards vs. Vampires on Waverly Place

Season 2 - Episode 26

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

star 8.11
55 votes
Art Teacher

#25 - Art Teacher

Season 2 - Episode 15

Max makes up a disease to get out of gym class. Meanwhile, Alex finds out her art teacher is a 16-year-old girl, and turns her back. This results in art, Alex's best subject, being canceled.

star 8.11
56 votes