Seven Cut Scenes I Wish Made It into the Films
The Harry Potter movies are awesome. The films’ production teams did a great job adapting the books into the movies, even improving some scenes. They didn’t have time to include everything from the books into the movies, but there are some moments they filmed I wish they could have kept in.
1. Mature Dudley
Their final scene in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows really showed Dudley’s growth and maturity. It shows that he really grew and developed after his scare with the Dementors. Plus, it was great seeing Dudley grow into his own character instead of just reinforcing the beliefs his parents had.
2. Bored Trelawney
I do understand why this entire scene was cut in favor of something a little more relevant to the plotline. However, I wish that the movie cut to Trelawney more as the scene progressed, just to see her reaction to Umbridge’s words.
3. Sister Petunia
This scene wasn’t included in the books and it really added a lot to Petunia’s character in a short space of time. For the majority of the series, we see her as emotionally abusive and distant to her nephew. I sometimes forgot that Harry and Petunia were even family since they never acted like it. This scene humanized Petunia and showed a depth to her character.
4. Remus and Tonk’s Last Scene
Remus and Tonk’s relationship were largely glossed over in the films, which is unfortunate because they had a great story. Their relationship is touched on very briefly, so it would have great to have gotten as much of them as possible.
5. Messy McGonagall
In the books, I found that this scene featuring a McGonagall with bed hair and pajamas added a brief moment of comedy in an otherwise dark scene. Neville really did have it hard in the earlier books.
6. Jelly Legs Neville
Speaking of Neville, it’s great seeing how much he develops over the series. He goes from this forgetful boy to a brave man in seven years. Poor Neville got bullied a lot in the earlier books by the Slytherins, and he took it before he learned to speak up and defend himself. This scene is a moment in the first movie that really led to his development and growth.
7. Behind the Scenes with the Malfoys
This would have been the first time we saw Lucius in the films, and we would have immediately known what kind of shady character he is. Plus, it would have given Draco more depth since he is out of his element as an apologetically curious child instead of the arrogant bully he is at Hogwarts.
What cut scene do you wish was included in the films? Let us know in the comments!