Harry Potter

Harry Potter is a multimedia franchise about an orphaned boy who enrolls at Hogwarts School of Wizardry, where he learns the truth about himself, his family, and the terrible evil that haunts the magical world. Adapted from the novels, Harry Potter is an eight-episode film saga that follows the journey of Harry Potter and his friends, Hermoine Granger and Ron Weasley, as they navigate the tricky world of growing up, school life, and magic. Starting from year one and moving to their seventh year, the films chronicle the students' time at Hogwarts while unfurling a sinister plot that centers around the unsuspecting Harry. With the return of the dark wizard, Voldemort, the students and professors at Hogwarts will fight to carry on as the world around them may change forever. Harry Potter has expanded beyond the world of its films and novels with several video games, a spin-off film series titled Fantastic Beasts, and more.


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Why Dumbledore Left Ron The Deluminator In Harry Potter (& How It Worked)

The Deluminator proved useful to Ron Weasley in Harry Potter, but why had Dumbledore invented such an item and left it to the boy to begin with?

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Morality & Harry Potter: Why The Characters Always Fall Just Short Of Redemption

The Harry Potter series is notorious for not redeeming its morally ambiguous characters, but this was the entire point of the Boy Who Lived's story.

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Why Only Lily Potter's Death Had Magical Properties (But All Other Sacrifices Didn't)

Lily Potter's sacrifice to save her son is at the center of the Harry Potter series, but the movies left out why this mother's love was so unique.

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Snape's Memories In Harry Potter Had A Deeper Twist That's Been Slept On For 16 Years

Snape's memories contained many plot twists in Harry Potter, but a subtle detail within the Pensieve revealed a tragic truth about the character.

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The Prisoner Of Azkaban Director Weighs In On Harry Potter Fan's Genre Debate

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban director Alfonso Cuarón weighs in on whether or not it's a horror movie, and he has a definitive answer.

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Quirrell's Sorcerer's Stone Casting Almost Ruined Harry Potter & The Prisoner Of Azkaban

A Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban actor had initially auditioned to play Quirrell in Sorcerer's Stone, and it's good he didn't get the part.

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All 7 Times Harry Potter Faced Lord Voldemort (& Why Harry Always Escaped)

Seven was an important number in Harry Potter, so it's no coincidence that Harry and Lord Voldemort faced each other precisely seven times.

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Occlumency Theory Explained: Why Harry Potter Failed (& Draco Succeeded)

Harry Potter was never any good at Occlumency, and the reason for this may explain why Draco Malfoy found the skill so easy to perfect.

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Harry Potter's Death Was Foreshadowed By One Philosopher's Stone Book Line The Movies Cut

The centaurs of Harry Potter subtly revealed Harry's fate in Philosopher's Stone, proving Harry had always been destined to die at Voldemort's hand.

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"Is That Legal?": Harry Potter Extra Reveals Shocking Details Of Filming Conditions & Low Wages

Harry Potter background actor reveals the alarming details of the franchise's filming conditions and low pay, questioning whether it's even legal.

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Malfoy's Missed Redemption: How Draco's Deleted Deathly Hallows Scene Would Have Ruined Harry Potter's Twist Ending

A Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 deleted scene would have given Draco Malfoy a redemption but also could have ruined the plot.

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Harry Potter: 25 Best Draco Malfoy Quotes

Though he isn't everyone's favorite Harry Potter character—maybe no one's favorite—the best Draco Malfoy quotes are still worth mentioning.

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Which Hogwarts House Are You Based On Your Zodiac?

For Harry Potter fans, your Hogwarts house is just as important as your zodiac sign. We combined the two and based the house on your sign.

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The Worst Villain Of Harry Potter: Dolores Umbridge's Full Backstory Explained

Dolores Umbridge was the most despicable of the Harry Potter villains, though she was convinced of her goodness. This ties directly to her backstory.

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Everything That Happened To Voldemort Before Harry Potter

From the day he was born to his murder of the Potters, Voldemort's years before the start of Harry Potter were filled with key, and evil, moments.

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Harry Potter: Michael Gambon's 10 Best Dumbledore Quotes

Sir Michael Gambon is remembered for his role as Albus Dumbledore and these are 10 quotes that prove he was right for the role of Headmaster.

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Harry Potter Fans Recreate Wand Tribute To Dumbledore At Hogwarts To Honor Michael Gambon

Harry Potter fans gather to raise their wands in honor of the late Michael Gambon, recreating the scene after Dumbledore's death in Half-Blood Prince.

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Harry Potter's Daniel Radcliffe Reacts To Michael Gambon's Death

Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe reacts to the death of his former co-star Michael Gambon, who played Dumbledore in the film franchise.

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Severus Snape Complete Life Timeline: Tragic Origin, School, Voldemort & Harry Potter

The timeline of Severus Snape's life is full of tragedy, and though he was never fully good or bad, his story provides the foundation of Harry Potter.

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Michael Gambon's 10 Greatest Dumbledore Scenes In Harry Potter

Michael Gambon has died at age 82, but the Harry Potter star will be remembered for his performances as Hogwarts headmaster Albus Dumbledore.

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