The Harry Potter books gave readers some truly exceptional games of Quidditch, but which moments should have been included in the movies?
From enormous battle sequences to epic-scale dragon chases, the Harry Potter series is full of heart-pounding, exhilarating moments. Looking at the story as a whole, however, it becomes clear that some of the series’ most entertaining and memorable moments came from the Quidditch pitch! Created by J.K. Rowling in the planning stages of Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone, Quidditch is the quintessential sport of the Wizarding World and was responsible for some of the series’ best moments!
While Quidditch is certainly a prominent feature in the movies, especially in the earlier instalments of the franchise, the film adaptations never quite captured how important the sport is to Harry and his everyday life at Hogwarts! Every book reader will tell you that when it came to the movies, Quidditch was reduced massively and some of the best moments in the entire series never made it onto the big screen. For our latest post on The Blog That Must Not Be Named, we’re examining five of the best Quidditch moments in the Harry Potter book series, and ranking them based on how much we wished we could have seen them in the movies.
Check out our list below:
Quidditch World Cup Final
There might not have been any Quidditch in Harry’s fourth year at Hogwarts, but we were still gifted with a great match! Before starting their fourth year, Harry and Hermione attend the Quidditch World Cup with the Weasley family, where they watch Ireland and Bulgaria fight for the trophy! While we get a good look at the Quidditch World Cup in the film adaptation, it would have been great to get just a small look at the actual match!
Harry VS Cho
While we don’t meet Cho Chang until The Goblet Of Fire in the movies, the character actually makes her first book appearance in The Prisoner Of Azkaban! In fact, Harry’s first interaction with Cho took place on the Quidditch pitch, with both seekers fighting to capture the Golden Snitch! Harry eventually won the battle, and walked away with a slight crush on Cho!
Malfoy Attempts To Scare Harry By Dressing As A Dementor
In this hilariously brilliant moment from Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban, Malfoy, Crabbe and Goyle attempt to knock Harry from his broom by dressing-up as Dementors! The trio get quite a fright, however, when Harry performs the Patronus Charm and sends them flying backwards!
Ginny Wins The Quidditch Cup (For A Second Time)
Harry was unfortunately forced to step away from Quidditch following his use of Sectumsempra against Draco Malfoy, giving Ginny Weasley a chance to step-in as Gryffindor seeker! In Harry’s absence, Ginny brilliantly captures the Golden Snitch and wins the match against Ravenclaw, securing another Quidditch Cup win for Gryffindor!
This moment is arguably even more important because it features the first kiss between Harry and Ginny!
Gryffindor Wins The Quidditch Cup
After losing the Quidditch cup time and time again, Harry heroically captures the Golden Snitch, therefore beating Ravenclaw and winning the Quidditch Cup for Gryffindor! This stands as a monumental moment for book readers, as it marks the first and only time Harry wins the Quidditch Cup, and gives poor Oliver Wood the victory he worked tirelessly for.
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