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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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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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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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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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Can muggles see the Dark Mark skull cloud?

Can muggles see the skull with serpent cloud Dark Mark produced by Death Eaters? Goblet of Fire example - Then he realised it was a colossal skull, comprised of what looked like emerald stars, ...
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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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How was Harry not identified as a result of being with Ron and Hermione?

I know a variation of this question has been asked 100 times, and I understand why Draco chose not to identify Harry. What I don't understand is how the rest of the family didn't identify Harry ...
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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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Do wizards regularly wear muggle clothing?

Arguments for: wizards have to enter a muggle railway station - so they cannot be wearing anything that can make muggles notice; the movies depict wizards wearing them at school all the time, except ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 is Snape's Patronus a doe? [duplicate]

Lilly loved James whose Patronus was a stag, therefore hers became a doe. Snape hid that he loved Lilly for so long, what if Snape's Patronus was a doe because he loved Harry, whose Patronus was a ...
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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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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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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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Why was Harry not able to see Thestrals until Order of the Phoenix?

Harry had already witnessed his parents'death. Why was he not able to see the Thestrals (resulting in self-driven carriages) till he witnessed Diggory's death? Also, after he did so, at the end of the ...
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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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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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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 does Harry Potter 6 look like it does? [duplicate]

In a recent Collider podcast the hosts were discussing O Brother Where Art Thou?, and mentioned the cinematographer using (I think), a "digital intermediary" which made the sepia tones. It was then ...
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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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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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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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Why did Snape kill this character in Half-Blood Prince?

I was watching Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince but I didn't get why did Snape Kill Dumbledore?