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. 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

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 8.37
57 votes
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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 8.31
51 votes
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#3 - 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 8.29
49 votes
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Harper Knows

#4 - 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 8.28
54 votes
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Wizards vs. Everything (4)

#5 - Wizards vs. Everything (4)

Season 4 - Episode 24

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. Note: This is part 4 of a 4-part arc.

star 8.25
53 votes
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First Kiss

#6 - 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 8.21
147 votes
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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 8.20
49 votes
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Cast Away (To Another Show) (1)

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

Season 2 - Episode 25

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 8.20
55 votes
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Alex's Choice

#9 - 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 8.20
81 votes
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Alex  in the Middle

#10 - Alex in the Middle

Season 1 - Episode 16

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 8.19
57 votes
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Graphic Novel

#11 - 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 8.18
57 votes
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Art Museum Piece

#12 - 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
55 votes
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Wizards vs. Vampires on Waverly Place

#13 - 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 8.15
46 votes
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Wizard for a Day

#14 - Wizard for a Day

Season 2 - Episode 24

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 8.11
55 votes
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Three Maxes and a Little Lady

#15 - 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 8.11
56 votes
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Make It Happen

#16 - 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 8.10
59 votes
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Report Card

#17 - Report Card

Season 1 - Episode 17

When Alex gets an F on her wizarding report card, she does her best to keep it a secret. But hiding the truth becomes a problem when her powers are taken away from her for turning her parents into guinea pigs.

star 8.09
56 votes
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Dude Looks Like Shakira

#18 - Dude Looks Like Shakira

Season 3 - Episode 12

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 8.09
57 votes
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The Good, the Bad, and the Alex

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

Season 3 - Episode 15

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 8.08
48 votes
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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 8.07
55 votes
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Daddy's Little Girl

#21 - Daddy's Little Girl

Season 4 - Episode 6

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 8.07
59 votes
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#22 - 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 8.06
67 votes
Monster Hunter

#23 - Monster Hunter

Season 3 - Episode 3

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

star 8.05
62 votes
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Misfortune at the Beach

#24 - 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 8.05
43 votes
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Alex Saves Mason

#25 - Alex Saves Mason

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 8.04
49 votes