Videos: “50 Greatest Harry Potter Moments”

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Jul 29, 2011

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As readers may recall, ITV recently aired a special entitled “50 Greatest Harry Potter Moments.” We now have both the list of those great moments, as well videos of the special in which the cast and J.K. Rowling comment on those moments. You can view the list and watch the videos below.

50. Philosopher’s/Sorcerer’s Stone – Harry, Ron, and Hermione first meet on the Hogwarts Express
49. Order of the Phoenix – Welcome to the Ministry of Magic (Harry and Arthur Weasley)
48. Chamber of Secrets – Ron’s Howler from his mother in the Great Hall
47. Philosopher’s/Sorcerer’s Stone – The Mirror of Erised (Harry seeing his parents)
46. Deathly Hallows: Part 1 – Harry and Hermione dancing in the tent
45. Chamber of Secrets – Dobby levitating the cake at Privet Drive
44. Prisoner of Azkaban – The Dementor attack in the Hogwarts Express
43. Chamber of Secrets – Harry and Ron in the Flying Ford Anglia
42. Prisoner of Azkaban – The Knight Bus at Privet Drive
41. Prisoner of Azkaban – Sirius Black and Harry bonding at Hogwarts
40. Goblet of Fire – The Quidditch World Cup
39. Deathly Hallows: Part 1 - Ron and Harry’s fight in the tent
38. Chamber of Secrets - The Cornish Pixies attach Defence Against the Dark Arts class
37. Prisoner of Azkaban – Remus Lupin turns into a werewolf
36. Order of the Phoenix – Harry’s first kiss with Cho Chang in the Room of Requirement
35. Philosopher’s/Sorcerer’s Stone – Harry’s left with the Dursleys at Privet Drive
34. Goblet of Fire – The Yule Ball, and Hermione growing up
33. Prisoner of Azkaban – Aunt Marge’s Comeuppence via Harry
32. Philosopher’s/Sorcerer’s Stone – Owls deliver Harry’s Hogwarts letter at Privet Drive
31. Goblet of Fire – Harry returns with Cedric Diggory’s dead body
30. Order of the Phoenix - Harry’s detention with Dolores Umbridge
29. Half-Blood Prince – The Millennium Bridge is destroyed
28. Half-Blood Prince – Dumbledore drinks to uncover a Horcrux
27. Deathly Hallows: Part 1 – The Seven Harrys
26. Deathly Hallows: Part 1 – The Tale of the Three Brothers
25. Philosopher’s/Sorcerer’s Stone – The Chess Room and Match
24. Philosopher’s/Sorcerer’s Stone - Harry’s trip to Ollivander’s Wand Shop
23. Goblet of Fire – The Second Task in the lake
22. Order of the Phoenix – Dementors attack Harry and Dudley in the underpass
21. Prisoner of Azkaban - Harry conjures his Patronus in the Forbidden Forest
20. Half-Blood Prince – Ron under the love potion
19. Chamber of Secrets – Harry and Ron turn into Goyle and Crabbe via Polyjuice Potion
18. Deathly Hallows: Part 1 – Ron destroys the locket Horcrux
17. Goblet of Fire - Voldemort is resurrected
16. Goblet of Fire – The Arrival of the Beauxbatons girls
15. Deathly Hallows: Part 1 – Bathida Bagshot’s revelation at Godric’s Hollow
14. Philosopher’s/Sorcerer’s Stone – The Sorting ceremony at the opening feast
13. Prisoner of Azkaban – Meeting Buckbeak in Care of Magical Creatures class
12. Order of the Phoenix – Sirius Black’s death
11. Goblet of Fire – Harry and Voldemort’s duel in the graveyard
10. Philosopher’s/Sorcerer’s Stone – Hagrid tells Harry he’s a wizard
9. Philosopher’s/Sorcerer’s Stone – First Quidditch match
8. Philosopher’s/Sorcerer’s Stone – The journey to Platform 9 3/4
7. Order of the Phoenix - Fred and George’s Fireworks’ extravaganza
6. Prisoner of Azkaban - Hermione punches Draco Malfoy
5. Philosopher’s/Sorcerer’s Stone – Harry enters Diagon Alley for the first time
4. Order of the Phoenix – Dumbledore and Voldemort’s duel in the Ministry
3. Deathly Hallows: Part 1 - Dobby’s sacrifice and death
2. Half-Blood Prince - Snape kills Dumbledore
1. Philosopher’s/Sorcerer’s Stone – The first look at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry
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37 Responses to Videos: “50 Greatest Harry Potter Moments”

Avatar Imageabandonedboyjon says: Ok haven't watched yet bit 41. Sirius and Harry bond at hogwarts in PoA? Tongue and cheek I hope.Avatar Imagevicki_the_house_elf says: Cool! Though I do wonder why they didn't do this a few months later so that DH part 2 could be included. McGonagall, Neville and Molly's crowning moments of awesome would have definitely earned them a place.Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: Nothing about the giant squid...Avatar Imageamelia 1-2-3- says: lol i wish they would have included hp2....Avatar Imagegexpert says: Why does it have to be so tear stimulating...?!Avatar Imagegexpert says: If they included Part 2, the "Not my daughter you BITCH!" part would definitely made it to the top 10.Avatar Imagepotterball says: i think hermoine punching malfoy was #1 who didn't laugh when they saw that in the trailer and who ddin't cheer when she did that too malfoyAvatar Imagejillians642 says: Man, that "Whether you come back by page or by the big screen..." line gets me every.single.time.Avatar ImageFleur-de- Lily says: I sow it. it was so cool!Avatar ImagePiertotum28 says: WTF? No Mcgonagall moments?Avatar Imageazaadpotter says: Awww i was really movedAvatar ImageElenakiMagic says: Amazing videos <3Avatar ImageGryffindorSlytherinTeen says: I don't get why the first look at Hogwarts got into No.1. There were ones that were much better than that. I think they should have done this later, because DH Part 2 have loads of good momentsAvatar ImageJoRowlingRocks says: Won_Two, since when has the giant squid been in the films? I agree they should have waited for DH2, but I guess they're trying to excite people into seeing it at the cinema (but they could have excited them into buying it on DVD instead!). Oh well. People complaining about which moments were where in the list, this was voted on by the public. Although (when I voted) there were 50 moments to choose from & you could pick 25 of them. They were taking suggestions for moments they hadn't included though so don't know whether they took that into account.Avatar Imagehalfbloodprincesss says: I agree with No. 2...Snape killing Dumbledore really captured the emotion and backstory (for those that read DH before watching HBP and...who didn't?)Avatar Imagegirlatty1 says: I absolutely agree with #1. That scene 's when I got hooked on the books.Avatar Imagebeewell says: I gree that this should have waited for more scenes of the great moments of DH2. Although, these were great. Love seeing these videos since I can't get ITV. Thanks for sharing Leaky. And who knows, they might do a remake with more great scenes!Avatar Imagebeewell says: Absolutely the #1 scene was when we all get a first glimpse of Hogwarts. All the magical fantasies of everyone came out and it had been a wonderful ride these 10 years. Now we wait for Pottermore...Jo wonderful gift to her fans!Avatar ImageMad But Happy says: I agree with most of the scenes up there, although, not really the order they are in. XDAvatar Imageelanor17 says: i didn't really understand why the arrival of the beauxbatons girls is number 16 of the greatest HP moments but apart from that I think it was soo cool to see all those great moments again!Avatar Imageelanor17 says: i didn't really understand why the arrival of the beauxbatons girls is number 16 of the greatest HP moments but apart from that I think it was soo cool to see all those great moments again!Avatar ImageHogwartsForever says: A pity ITV didn't wait to show this at Christmas, I can think of a few DH 2 moments that would rate highly...Avatar Imagenickyh says: it is great!!! but it's true they should have waited fot DH2Avatar Imageagentzac says: I agree with others that they should have waited until a time when they could've included scenes from DH2. My favorite and believe would have been in the top 10 is when Harry tells Hermione and Ron why he has to go to the forest to confront Voldemort...that was heartbreaking...Avatar ImageGeorge E Watson says: thanks for posting this for all the fans in the US that can't get all this info outside the UKAvatar Imageginny_weasley1998 says: cool! wish i could hear it! my computer just recently was cured of a bug and now has no sound! Avatar Imageginny_weasley1998 says: cool! wish i could hear it! my computer just recently was cured of a bug and now has no sound! Avatar ImageMidnightSun321 says: It was really good! I just hope they do another one with DH part 2 clips!Avatar ImageBriannaWazHere says: I'm getting all chocked up :( If they had included hp7 part 2 this list would be completely different. 1. Deathly Hallows part 2: Mrs. Weasley saying "Not my daughter, you bitch." to Bellatrix before giving her a heavy dose of WEASLEY WICKEDNESS!!! Avatar Imagedannah_potter says: it's all great.... pottermore!Avatar Imagewandmastercalum says: Just finished watching it on the telly. Really amazing.Avatar ImageSilvery Doe says: That was very fun to watch! Avatar Imagejacket says: Fantastic! I do think that the seven potter moment should have been nearer the beggining, it's one of my favourite scenes...Avatar Imageglow_freak says: I love when Rowling talks about looking into the mirror of Erised ... so beautifulAvatar ImageRowling Stones says: Amazing, I cried at the end when Harry waves to HagridAvatar Image says: I loved to relive all those moments and get several of those backstage information. That was so entertaining. But I felt I have to put in the part that I missed so dearly: Severus Snape!! I mean, there was word of so many great people, but Alan Rickman's really among the top to perform in the movies. When he first entered the classroom in the 1st movie you know there's something different. I love him.

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