A British–American feature film series based on the Harry Potter novels by author J. K. Rowling. If your question is about a particular entry in the Harry Potter series, please also include a tag for the movie you're asking about (for example the-philosophers-stone).

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Why does Harry only make use of time travel in The Prisoner of Azkaban?

At the end of The Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry and Hermione travel back in time to save Sirius (and as it turns out, Buckbeak) and escape the Dementors. If this is a legitimate option for saving ...
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Why wasn't the poltergeist Peeves in the Harry Potter movies?

In the Harry Potter book series, Peeves is a poltergeist that roams the hallways causing trouble. He never really adds anything essential to the plot line, but his scenes are amusing. Obviously they ...
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What Object Is Harry Holding In Prisoner of Azkaban (Film)?

What object is Harry holding in this scene from Prisoner of Azkaban the film? This is the scene where the Fat Lady disappears after Sirius Black tries to break into Gryffindor Tower and gouges her ...
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When did each Horcrux get destroyed in the Harry Potter movies?

I have just watched the last of the Harry Potter movies for the second time on a long flight and my brain was addled through lack of sleep. As far as I remember, three of the eight horcruxes were ...
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How is the relationship between the reader and the story affected by movies that are released prior to the completion of a book series?

The Harry Potter movies are clearly intended for people who have been reading the books but unlike situations where a single movie is made from a single book, these movies were released prior to the ...
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Dolores Umbridge: Misguided or Sinister?

This is an on-going debate between my husband and I stemming from our viewing of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix this weekend. In OOTP, Umbridge really appears to be more of a misguided ...
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What is the significance of the veil in the Harry Potter series?

What is the significance of the veil in the Harry Potter series? What does it mean? Why is it never explained?
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Why is the Weasley house destroyed in the sixth Harry Potter film?

The destruction of the Weasley house added no plot element and it was not in the book. The Weasley home was basically supposed to be the safest place for Harry (aside from Hogwarts). Why did the film ...
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Voldemort's physical presence pre-Goblet of Fire

Voldemort returned to physical, human form in the Goblet of Fire. But can someone explain what the physical effects of using the curse on Harry as a baby had on his body? He didn't die but also, ...
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What “colour template” do Harry Potter movies employ?

I don't know if "colour template" is the word for that. What I mean is the colour of the movies, especially Globet of Fire and the ones after it, seemed to be very dark but also with so much depth to ...
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How did Crabbe and Goyle get into the advanced N.E.W.T. class?

I recall a scene in Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince where I saw Crabbe and Goyle failing to brew the drought of living death. How they get into Slughorn's newt potion class?
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Why did Severus Snape present himself as evil to Harry?

Professor Severus Snape was a very important character through out the Harry Potter series. He played very important roles in Harry's life as well as in Hogwarts fortune. His works were admirable and ...
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How did the Death Eaters physically escape from Azkaban?

Below we can see Bellatrix Lestrange stood on the edge of Azkaban prison. Now, in the book, if I can remember, it's explicitly said that it was the Dementors that broke the Death Eaters out of ...
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Why the different effects when Sirius Black appears in a fireplace?

In Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005), Sirius Black appears in a fireplace to talk to Harry. It looks as if his head was made of embers: In Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007), ...
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Does the Elder Wand really belong to Harry Potter?

Is this is a mistake in the book or just a blooper in the film? In the movie Deathly Hallows Part 1 Harry doesn't ever disarm Malfoy he simply snatches the wand. Does that mean Harry is still the ...
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Does Harry's cloak make the wearer invisible to all charms and spells?

In "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" in the end of the "That's for my father" incident with Malfoy on the Hogwarts Express, Luna Lovegood finds Harry Potter under his cloak with the help of ...
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Why didn't Harry himself drink Polyjuice Potion instead of all others in Deathly Hallows Part 1?

In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1, it is shown that members of the Order of Phoenix come to rescue Harry from his house at Privet Drive. There, they all drink Polyjuice Potion and assume ...
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Why did Harry want the Philosopher's Stone in the first place?

In Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, in the end Harry's most desperate and desirable wish was to retrieve the Philosopher's stone (which he does). I know about the enchantment placed by ...
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How does the Basilisk roam around Hogwarts?

In the movie Harry Potter and The Chamber Of Secrets, and of course in the book, Hermione Granger states: The Basilisk travels around Hogwarts through pipes. Now this snake is huge, almost 50 ...
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What is the nature of Professor Snape's Patronus and why does it appear in the Forest of Dean?

During Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 the crew (now reduced to only Harry and Hermione) wander through the Forest of Dean when a Patronus in the shape of a doe leads Harry to the frozen ...
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Where did the snow in Hogsmeade come from?

In Harry Potter and the Death Hallows (Part 2), when Harry, Hermione and Ron set off to Hogsmeade to find Aberforth - how can it be that there is snow clearly visible through the village but there is ...
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Did Harry, Ron, and Hermione just kill an innocent Goblin?

In the movie Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, Harry makes use of the Imperius curse on a Goblin to get them into Gringots. I'm fairly certain in the books that the fate of this Goblin is ...
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Were Neville's feelings for Luna foreshadowed earlier?

During the Battle of Hogwarts in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 after his run from the shattered footbridge, an adrenaline-struck Neville Longbottom runs up the stairs where he meets ...
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Why were the girls only attracted towards the Amortentia?

In Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, when Professor Slughorn were showing the studnets the love potion Amortentia, the girls were more affetced than the boys. But as per Hermione it should ...
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Why did a Dementor try to take Harry's soul in the train?

In "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" - when Harry and his friends were travelling to Hogwarts by train, the train stopped in between and Dementors were searching for Sirius Black. Why did one ...
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Why didn't James and Lily Potter return to Hogwarts as ghosts/souls

In Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, several ghosts are shown e.g Nearly Headless Nick, Moaning Myrtlee etc, but later it is revealed to Harry that dead can not be brought back to life. Then how ...
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What is the song that Lupin plays at the end? [closed]

What is the song Lupin plays at the end of Prisoner of Azkaban, when he's resigning, not the one with the boggart? I already know the boggart scene one, it is Hot Liquorice by Dick Walters, but I am ...
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Why does Umbridge always wear pink dresses?

In Harry Potter and The Order of Phoenix, Dolores Umbridge always seems to be wearing pink color dresses. Is there any significance for this?
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Are unforgivable curses unblockable in Harry Potter?

Recently, I was discussing with my friend about unforgivable curses in the Harry Potter universe and we were wondering if unforgivable curses can be blocked.
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How could Harry and his friends survive the fall without the charm?

We have seen several instances where Harry - or in special cases, his friends - survive several falls by using the "Arrestro Momentum" spell like in Prisoner of Azkaban and Deathly Hallows 2. But in ...
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Why use multiple Harry Potters? [duplicate]

In the scene in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 where multiple Harrys are created with polyjuice potions, why was the choice to become multiple Harrys? Wouldn't random muggles be far ...
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Why was Voldemort unaware that Harry was also a horcrux?

In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part II, when Voldemort tries to kill Harry Potter, he unintentionally kills his own horcrux. My question is why didn't he know that Harry was also a horcrux? ...
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Why didn't Arania Exumai harm Ron in the Chamber of Secrets?

From the Harry Potter Wiki Arania Exumai is the incantation of a spell used to blast back acromantulas or other large spiders. If the spell is used on anything but a spider it will produce a ...
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Exactly why doesnt Voldemort have a nose?

I was wondering why the Dark Lord from the Harry Potter series has a very different appearance. The bald head, white skin and of course the nose. He has slits for nose. Is there an explanation to his ...
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Is there a reference to Voldemort in 12 Angry Men?

At time 47:48 of 12 Angry Men (1957) the guy in the hat says what I believe to be "Voldemort please, eh?". Was this a reference to the character in Harry Potter? How could it be since the first book ...
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Were Ginny Weasely and Harry Potter in a relationship before Deathly Hallows part 2? [closed]

In Deathly Hallows part 2, we see them kissing proving they were in love and later they married. But in Harry Potter and Half Blood Prince, we see Harry trying to impress another girl in the hotel in ...
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Horcrux(s) Vs Elder Wand [closed]

I am going to make some assumptions here. I want to explore the true power of Elder wand. If Harry had the Elder wand (As its master) and Voldemort's horcrux(s) were not destroyed and Harry tries to ...