Whether you came to the fandom with the books or the movies, everyone’s attachment to the Harry Potter franchise is unique. You might think one is better than the other, or maybe you prefer one of the movies to the book or vice versa, but if you’re an avid reader you know they’ve changed more than some text on the screen.
If you are do not obsessed with printed material, then you may not be familiar with these 11 favorite movie moments weren’t in the books at all.
11. Harry Loves Magic
“In The Goblet of Fire, when Harry says, ‘I love magic. “…
Us too, Harry, us too.
10. Light their wands
“The lighting of wands after Dumbledore’s death to show respect.
The expressions of Maggie Smith and Gemma Jones make the situation even sadder.
9. Dance lessons
“Goblet of Fire dance lessons make me laugh every time.
It’s a big laugh in the middle of a very serious plot, and Ron’s expression while dancing with Professor McGonagall is priceless!
8. Get closer
“In Prisoner of Azkaban when Ron and Hermione are at the Shrieking Shack.
She said, ‘Should we get closer?’ and Ron gets nervous thinking she means closer to each other.
This gives a glimpse of the beginning of their romance.
7. Dudley disappears
“I like in The Sorcerer’s Stone when they’re at the zoo. The glass disappears and Dudley falls into the cage and gets trapped.
In the books, the glass disappears, but Dudley doesn’t fall into it.
I know it’s not a big difference, but I think it’s a really funny moment in the movies that gives Dudley what he deserves for bullying Harry, and it should have been in the books.
6. Stand up to Snape
“Harry standing up to Snape in front of the whole school.”
Snape asks anyone with information about Harry’s whereabouts to come forward, and Harry comes out as a total legend.
—Stupid and deadly
5. First kiss
“I love seeing Ron and Hermione kill the Horcrux in the Chamber of Secrets and then have their first kiss there.
In the book, you only hear them talk about it, and then their first kiss is afterwards, in front of Harry.
I love that the film can take us away from Harry and show Ron and Hermione sharing a private moment.
4. Hermione’s Parents
“In Deathly Hallows Part 1, we see Hermione having her parents forgotten and her picture disappearing from the frames.
It’s such a beautiful scene with beautiful music.
In the book, we know it happens, but it’s just mentioned.
It was nice to watch it unfold – kick things off with some emotion.
3. Snape’s Gaze
“My husband’s favorite line that still appeals to me too is in The Half-Blood Prince when Snape tells Harry that Dumbledore is away.
Then, when Harry asks where he went, Snape just stares for a second and walks away.
Alan Rickman was just *chef’s kiss*!” —
2. Elder Wand
“Harry breaking the elder wand was magnificent.
He knew the world would be better off without her.
If it were broken, there would be no chance of anyone being seduced by its power.
1. Sirius Moment
“In Order of the Phoenix, Harry confides in Sirius and says he’s afraid he’ll turn evil.
Sirius tells him that he’s not a bad person, he’s a very good person to whom bad things have happened.
It shows a very vulnerable moment, whereas in the book Sirius ignores it because Harry just needs to rest.
These are unforgettable moments, one and all, that make the movies just as indispensable to the canon as the books, if you ask me!