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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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Why did Voldemort leave the ministry temporarily the first time?

I've seen a lot of questions about "Why did Voldemort leave the ministry when the minister and Aurors arrived," but I just rewatched Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and saw that he ...
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What's the name of this shot?

It's a shot from Harry Potter: Half Blood Prince (2009): Is it a establishing shot?
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Did some part of Voldemort's soul get stuck in Harry Potter's body in Sorcerer's Stone?

Note: Please answer only without mentioning the sequel movies in the Harry Potter series. I've only watched the first movie. Watched all in my childhood but now I've to watch all again. If it's not ...
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Were Grindelwald and Dumbledore love partners?

In a scene in the Crimes of Grindelwald, Dumbledore responds to a question saying that "they were more than brothers". It's also shown how they make the bloodpact and I see some clues in ...
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Did the other teachers know that Hermione had a Time-Turner?

Did the teachers know that Hermione has a Time-Turner? For example, when a Boggart is announced during Professor Lupin’s lesson in Prisoner of Azkaban, Hermione is greeted by both boys saying “When ...
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Why can magic cure some medical problems but not others?

In The Chamber of Secrets, Harry falls off his broom during a Quidditch match and breaks his arm, then Lockhart removes Harry's arm bones entirely while trying to mend it. When he's taken to the ...
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Are the home video releases of the Harry Potter films in the original aspect ratio?

After discovering a prominent fan restoration project, I'm thoroughly confused what the original aspect ratio is. Is the picture on DVD and blu-ray matted out and how all eight films differ? Are there ...
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Why did Voldemort still trust Snape?

I recently watched the first Harry Potter movie and noticed a pretty big plot hole. As we know, Snape turns over once Lily Potter dies and runs to Dumbledore for help and becomes a spy ultimately. ...
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Do Harry Potter scarves in the movies have house emblems?

I've bought officially licensed Harry Potter scarves (the kind the kids wear, which have different colours for each house), however they come with a house emblem patched on the front of each. I don'...
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How did Ginny get out of the ring of fire during 'The Burning of the Burrow'?

In Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, when Bellatrix encircled the Weasleys' house with a ring of fire, that's how the events took place The Burrow gets encircled with the ring of fire (with a ...
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Why did Dumbledore offer Licorice Snaps to Harry in GoF?

In Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry discovered that the 3rd man in his dream was Barty Crouch Jr after he saw one of (Dumbledore's) preserved memories in the Pensieve. Also, it was only ...
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What gave Harry Potter the idea of writing in Tom Riddle's diary?

What gave Harry the idea of writing in Tom Riddle's diary in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets? It is clear that if Harry hadn't seen that story from the past through Tom Riddle's diary, he ...
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How and when did Voldemort hide the Diadem of Rowena Ravenclaw in Hogwarts?

In Harry Potter and Deathly Hallows part II, Harry comes to realize that the Lost Diadem of Rowena Ravenclaw is in Hogwarts school of witchcraft and wizardry and that later Harry finds it in the room ...
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What was the order of making of all the horcruxes in Harry Potter series?

I know Voldemort made 7 pieces of his soul and made 7 Horcruxes. Can anybody list down the order of making of all these Horcruxes and by the killing of whom, Voldemort made all these Horcruxes?
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Why did all the guest students take carriages to the Yule Ball?

In Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, why did all of the guest students take carriages to the Yule Ball if the Yule Ball takes place at Hogwarts?
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Would Harry Potter have been a Master of Death? [closed]

Harry Potter had the Elder Wand, Resurrection Stone, and Invisibility Cloak. If he hadn't broken the wand and left the stone in the Forbidden Forest, would he have become a Master of Death?
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Why didn't the Dursleys make witchcraft and wizardry public?

We see in the Harry Potter universe, wizards or witches keep obliviating Muggles/No-Majs, because otherwise it may lead to chaos or persecution of witches/wizards. However, the Dursley family ...
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Why didn't they make Harry change into another person in the Battle of the Seven Potters? [duplicate]

I never thought much about the Battle of the Seven Potters at the beginning of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 when watching it the first time. Now after rewatching, I'm wondering why The ...
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Why didn't Hermione help Dobby when his life was in danger?

In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1, we see Bellatrix throw a dagger after Dobby saved Harry and co., and in the aftermath we see Harry begging Hermione to give him anything that could ...
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Was the mirror Erised "broken" in Fantastic Beasts?

When Dumbledore looks in the mirror Erised he sees his deepest desire: But before that the mirror shows the past when In the Harry Potter books and movies the mirror is never shown to show the past. ...
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How did Harry Potter survive against the Dementors at the lake [duplicate]

Movie: Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban When the lake turns to ice Dementors appear. As we all see, Harry Potter used the spell "Expecto Patronum" It held off against 2 Dementors then it ...
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How did Grindelwald know about Second World War and nuclear bombings?

Grindelwald delivers a speech in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. [Image src: pottermore] The Crimes of Grindelwald take place in 1927. But Gellert Grindelwald revealed a vision of ...
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Obliviation of New York, and in general

In the first Fantastic Beasts film, the entire city if New York is obliviated with a rain storm to wipe the memories of all Muggles who were witness to the events that nearly destroyed the city. ...
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Why did Voldemort choose Narcissa to verify that Harry was dead?

In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, why did Voldemort choose Narcissa to verify that Harry was dead? I also read this scene in the book, but there was no explanation.
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How did Hermione Granger join Hogwarts?

If Hermione's parents from the Harry Potter film series are Muggles how did she know about Hogwarts in the first place? How come her parents didn't wonder about her school?
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Is there any explanation for the differences to the existing Harry Potter timeline?

In Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald two facts are revealed that challenge the existing timeline: A. Dumbledore was born long after Percival was sent to Azkaban and Albus was magically bound ...
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How did Voldemort (within Quirrell) come to know that the Philosopher's Stone was in Harry's pocket?

In the climax of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's stone, Quirrell asks Harry to come in front of the Mirror of Erised and asks him what he can see in it. Then, Harry sees himself picking up the ...
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How crucial are the wizard wands in Harry Potter?

In the Thor movies, it is mentioned that Thor's hammer was used as a focusing point for his powers. That's why he could still use his lightning powers, etc even after the hammer was destroyed. ...
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How did Snape allow his old advanced potions book to be used by Harry?

In Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, how did Snape allow his old copy of "Advanced Potion-Making" to be used by Harry? Was this by the instruction of Dumbledore in order to let Harry get closer ...
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Was Lucius Malfoy about to use the killing curse on Harry?

Near to the end of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, when Dobby is set free through Harry's trick of hiding one of his socks in Tom Riddle's diary that Lucius Malfoy then gave to Dobby, Lucius ...
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Was the age of the students a factor in the filming of the Harry Potter films?

Watching the Harry Potter films you gradually see Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint get older as if matching to the year they are in Hogwarts. For filming, were the ages of the students ...
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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 stabbing his horse, he falls down and passes out. But should ...
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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 Harry Potter 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. ...
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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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