The Harry Potter film series is one of the most beloved, iconic and successful movie franchises of all-time, grossing over $2 billion at the worldwide box-office. The franchise, which launched in 2001 with Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone, gets a lot of flack for leaving out fan-favourite moments from the beloved books, but it’s important to note that the movies offered more than a few original scenes, lines and characters that never appeared in J.K. Rowling’s novels.
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Last week we discussed some of our favourite book moments that never made it into the movies, and now we’re looking at our favourite moments that were created solely for the film adaptations.
Check out our list below:
Ron and Hermione’s beautifully awkward handshake in Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets was an incredibly smart and comedic addition to the films!
The staff and students of Hogwarts raise their wands as a sign of respect for Albus Dumbledore, as well as a sign of defiance against Lord Voldemort.
After being abandoned by Ron, Harry and Hermione share a beautifully touching moment dancing to Nick Cave’s O’Children.
In one of the franchises strangest additions, Lord Voldemort awkwardly hugs a torn Draco Malfoy.
This incredibly epic scene, which displays the power of the Elder Wand, shows Lord Voldemort single-handedly destroy the force-field protecting Hogwarts.
In preparation for the Yule Ball, Professor McGonagall forces a mortified Ron Weasley to perform a ballroom dance in front of the entire class. Needless to say, Harry, Fred and George were more than pleased.
In one of the series’ most heartbreaking moments, Professor Slughorn tells Harry a touching story about the time Lily created a fish for him using the petal of a lily. The fish disappeared the day that Harry’s mother was killed.
“Nice one, James!” It’s only a small line in the fifth film, but it has a big impact and tells us everything we need to know about Sirius and his relationship with Harry’s dad.
After sneaking back into Hogwarts before the series’ epic conclusion, Harry brilliantly reveals himself and confronts Snape in front of the entire school.
While the final book tells us that Neville duelled some of the Snatchers at the covered bridge, the movie delivers an epic scene in which Neville and Seamus blow-up the bridge as the snatchers are crossing. The fact that McGonagall gave them permission makes this moment all the more amazing!
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