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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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How are spells Created or Discovered in Harry Potter?

There are many spells in Harry Potter, such as Wingardium Leviosa Expelliarmus. But then arises the great question: What led to this spell? Did someone create it, or did people just randomly do ...
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How did Draco Malfoy get selected so quickly?

In Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, we see at the selection ceremony that Sorting Hat sorts Draco Malfoy into Slytherin even though Professor McGonagall didn't properly put the Hat on Draco's ...
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What is the significance of the license plate number on the Ford Anglia in Harry Potter?

In Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, the flying Ford Anglia has a license plate number of 7990 TD. Is there any significance to this, or were those digits just randomly selected?
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Did Snape actually care about Harry Potter?

Snape has always treated Harry with pure and utter loathing during the whole Harry Potter series and always looked for a chance to put him down during class. But was his helping/saving of Harry for ...
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Why isn't everyone using Felix Felicis (“Liquid Luck”)? [closed]

First I must say I never read the Harry Potter books and maybe the answer lays there, but it always bothered me that the liquid luck is so powerfull and yet rarely used. Why isn't everyone using it ...
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How did Ron get hurt so much when the Queen attacked his Horse?

In the First Harry Potter Film, Harry Potter and The Philosopher's Stone when Ron Weasley is attempting to sacrifice himself with the Queen stabs his horse and then he falls down and passes out. But ...
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Was Harry Potter truly bound by the Goblet of Fire?

Since Harry didn't actually put his name in the Goblet of Fire, is it possible that he wasn't actually magically bound to compete? Dumbledore didn't contradict Crouch's insistence that it was ...
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In which ways did J.K. Rowling regulate the Harry Potter films?

Because all films had to be exclusively casted with actors from United Kingdom, the locale of the series, Rowling clearly had creative control and has also served as executive producer. Aside from ...
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Why didn't Voldemort create a seventh Horcrux not knowing Harry was one?

From Harry Potter and The Half Blood Prince we can know that Voldemort wished to make 7 Horcruxes. But we know that Voldemort's 7 Horcruxes included Harry. But as this was unintentional, Voldemort ...
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Why did Albus Dumbledore's clothing change in the third movie?

In the first two movies of the Harry Potter series (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone & Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets), Albus Dumbledore looks like this: However, from the third (...
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Why is it necessary to get Slughorn's memory?

In Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince movie, Dumbledore asks Harry to retrieve the actual memory from professor Slughorn. By seeing the actual memory, Dumbledore became aware of the Horcruxes. ...
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Why didn't Voldemort kill this character with the killing curse?

In the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 movie, Voldemort kills Snape because of a misconception. But why didn't he kill Snape with The killing Curse instead of having Nagini kill him? ...
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What were the Dementors doing to Harry and what exactly is the “Dementor's Kiss”? [duplicate]

If Dementors are controlled by the ministery and looking for prisoners, why did they do that to Harry in the train in Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban? Is that their expedient effect? (When ...
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In Harry Potter can you have a do-over year?

In Belgium, you sit in a class have and X kind of courses. If you fail like 2-3 courses at the end of the year, you'll have to follow all those courses again in High School. Is this also possible in ...
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How could Tom open the chamber of secrets?

We know that Tom Riddle's father was a muggle. So Tom was not an Pure Blood. But in HP 2 it is said that only a true heir of Salazar Slytherin could open the Chamber of Secrets who should be a pure ...
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Why did Tom Riddle's face become hideous?

In Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, it is shown that Voldemort is Tom Riddle who is actually a handsome fellow. But in the next movies, we see that Voldemorte's face becomes weird / hideous. ...
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How did they know where to find the next Horcrux?

When anyone destroyed a Horcrux in the Harry Potter movies, how did they know where the next Horcrux is? Was there a map or something?
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Why is it that if Voldemort has too many horcruxes, he could die?

In the Harry Potter series, it is known that Voldemort has used horcruxes in an attempt to make himself almost indestructible. Later when Harry looks into a Pensieve during one of his sessions with ...
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Why does Harry say that there is only one Horcrux left, after only having destroyed 4?

I'm aware what the horcruxes are in Harry Potter and am aware of the lore with part of Voldemort's soul being in Harry. What I was wondering was that in Hogsmeade, talking to Aberforth in Deathly ...
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Why did Harry touch his cheeks when he turned into Goyle?

In Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, once Harry had turned into Goyle after taking Polyjuice Potion, why did he touch his cheeks and forehead?
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How long is two rolls of parchment within Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban?

In Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, whilst Professor Snape is covering for Professor Lupin, Snape sets an assignment to write two rolls of parchment on the werewolf and emphasises recognising ...
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If Harry still had the tracer on him, why didn't the ministry pick up his 'Lumos maxima' charm?

In Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (I think it was this one), Harry, at night time is seen in his room at night under his sheets doing the Lumos maxima charm, as he was underage, and in ...
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Using two wands at a time in Harry Potter

It's quite common in Harry Potter that two wands obey one wizard if disarmed by Expelliarmus spell. Has anyone ever used two wands to cast a spell at the same time in the Harry Potter films?
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Why did the goblet spit Harry's name out in the first place?

In Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, only three people (one from each school) can be selected for the tri-wizard tournament. All champions can only be over the age of 17 to join. So Harry, being ...
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Why did Harry and Hermione have to worry about being seen?

It is evident in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban that Harry and Hermione used a time turner to save innocent lives. They were stealthy going through the grounds when they travelled back, as ...
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How did Voldemort, Bellatrix, and Lucius manage to keep their wands?

Voldemort was ripped from his body, Bellatrix and Lucius were given a life sentences in Azkaban. Why did they still have their original wands after beinging restored? Wouldn’t Voldemort’s wand have ...
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How could Draco be using his mother's wand, if she lost her wand the same day as him?

In the movie version of Deathly Hallows, part 1, Dobby takes the wand of Draco's mother shortly after Harry takes Draco's wand. Then in Deathly Hallows, part 2, Draco says he is using his mother's ...
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What is the significance of each of their patronuses and how do they work?

In Harry Potter, each character has their own patronus. It is obvious that they mean something and have their own significance to the character they represent. In the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry sees ...
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Why is Professor Snape so against Harry Potter when he is supposedly protecting him? [duplicate]

In the Harry Potter series, it is known that Professor Severus Snape tries to protect Harry. Reason for being is because as a Hogwarts student himself back in the day, he fell on love with who was ...
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Why did Voldemort kill his own horcrux?

In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Parts 1 & 2, and all movies, Voldemort is known to have seven horcruxes before he can die...all seven must be destroyed first. Voldemort should know what ...
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Why did Dumbledore move the mirror to the chamber where the philosophers stone was?

If Harry saw his parents in the mirror and Ron saw himself holding the Quidditch cup, it could be a useful mirror. But Dumbledore had told Harry: "it will be moved to another location and you must ...
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Why does Gabrielle Delacour arrive at Hogwarts with her sister in the Goblet of Fire movie?

That's basically it. Gabrielle Delacour is 11 years old when she arrives at the Burrow with her parents for her sister's wedding three years later: “And, of course, you ’ave met my leetle daughter, ...
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Why didn't Hogwarts come up with a better way for spectators to watch the other two events?

In Harry Potter : Goblet of fire, There are three thrilling events that chosen wizards from each school (pretty sure it was four from each school and there are I think two other schools other than ...
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Last Horcrux of Lord Voldemort

In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows we come to know that the last horcrux or the last part of the soul of Lord Voldemort got attached to the ONLY LIVING THING IT COULD FIND as told by Dumbledore. ...
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Can any broom be used to fly in Harry Potter?

In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011), Harry, Ron, and Hermione find a stack of brooms in the Room of Requirement and use them to escape the incoming flames. What struck me, is that ...
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Why are some spells not pronounced in Harry Potter?

We all know most spells' names are shouted out loud when casting in Harry Potter. Some spells are exception. Two I can think of are Apparition and just before Sectumsempra HP cast on Draco Malfoy in ...
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Why did the portkey take Harry and the other Hogwarts contestant to Voldemort?

In Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005), during the hedge maze, you must have quick reactions otherwise you can get taken out by sudden traps. Both Harry and the other Hogwarts contestant are ...
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Why did Dumbledore have Harry stick his arm out when Barty Crouch Jr. was revealed?

In the scene where Barty Crouch Jr. is revealed (movie, not books) to have been impersonating Mad Eye Moody, Barty makes a weird remark: I'll show you mine if you show me yours. He then sticks his ...
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How does Harry Potter save himself from the dementors?

In Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry is attacked by a swarm of Dementors and as his soul is being sucked out he is saved by what he thinks is his Father. He later learns that it is ...
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Where was Hermione's time turner after the Prisoner of Azkaban?

In Harry Potter, Hermione's Time turner saves the day in the Prisoner of Azkaban. But then we don't see it in the rest of the series. Where did it go?
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If the Hogwarts kids are invisible, is the Forbidden Forest invisible? Also, what's in it?

In Harry Potter, we are introduced to the Forbidden Forest. We know Harry and his two friends are punished for some reason -- they are told to do something with Hagrid in the Forbidden Forest. We ...
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Why are some spells in Harry Potter in English?

Most spells in Harry Potter (magic in general) are in Latin. However, at least two spells, namely Stupefy and Obliviate, are in English. Why is that? I found some sources, but they are in general ...
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Why isn't there Hogwarts without Hagrid?

In the ending of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets when Hagrid enters into the main hall, he comes to Harry and Ron. Harry potter says the following dialogue: There's no Hogwarts without you,...
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Why is everyone in the corridors after Harry's detention

In the movie Chamber of Secrets, after Harry's detention with Lockhart, Harry, Ron and Hermione find the cat petrified in the corridor. Judging by dialog during the detention it must be at least ...
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What were the Slytherins doing during the battle of Hogwarts?

In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows : Part 2 which is the movie version of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the Slytherins were sent to dungeons by Professor McGonagall. I know in the books ...
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Why other wizarding schools of Europe didn't participate in Battle of Hogwarts?

In the event of Triwizard Tournament, a magical contest held between the three largest wizarding schools of Europe: Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Durmstrang Institute, and Beauxbatons ...
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Who gave the Invisibility Cloak to Harry Potter?

I think it was professor Dumbledore, as he had other 2 Deathly Hallows, and also in the The Chamber of Secrets Dumbledore said in Hagrid's house that all who needs help would get help from Hogwarts. I ...
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Why didn't Harry Potter use the Resurrection Stone?

Why did Dumbledore give the Resurrection Stone to Harry Potter in such a convoluted way? Harry could've used it instantaneously to revive professor Dumbledore, even if only momentarily, but he ...
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When did they become invisible?

In the first Harry Potter movie, does no one in a busy train station notice groups of people running and disappearing into a wall? This is when the newbies (Ron and Harry) run into the wall for the ...
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Did Dumbledore already know this?

Did Dumbledore know that Harry Potter would die or not? What happened to the stone which was gift of death?