My Most Memorable Scene from Each Movie
The Harry Potter films are filled with fantastic scenes. The filmmakers did a wonderful job of bringing the magic captured in the books to the screen. Since these movies are filled with a plethora of marvelous moments, I thought I would compile my top scene from each film into one list.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone: The Mirror of Erised
This scene is an incredibly touching and emotional one. Seeing Harry with his parents for the first time really shows how much he has lost and how much he misses them.
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: Dobby Is Free
The joy that Dobby feels when he gets his sock is so palpable and infectious, which really adds to the happy atmosphere that comes with Ginny’s rescue and Dumbledore’s return. Plus, after all that Lucius did in the film, it’s great to see him get some comeuppance.
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: Expecto Patronum
There were so many fantastic scenes in this movie, but the one that stands out to me the most is the Expecto Patronum scene. The power and magic Harry exuded to save Sirius from the Dementors gave us a glimpse of the powerful wizard he could be. John Williams’ gorgeous music really added to the ethereal nature displayed here.
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: Voldemort Returns
Voldemort coming back is the culmination of everything that the series has been building toward so far. It is the key turning point in the series going forward. The dark lighting used really adds to the suspenseful tone.
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix: Dumbledore vs. Voldemort
The on-screen result when these two great wizards go head to head is magnificent. The power of this duel practically jumps off the screen. It’s easy to see why Voldemort was always so scared of Dumbledore.
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince: Dumbledore’s Memorial
While I’m still disappointed we didn’t get to see the full funeral with all the magical guests from the book, this was poignantly done on-screen. This is another instance when the score really highlighted the tragedy and brought it to life.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1: Obliviate
This is one instance when a scene that the filmmakers added really improved the movie. Hermione’s clearly visible pain (paired with the hauntingly beautiful “Obliviate” by Alexandre Desplat) and the harsh reality of seeing Hermione disappear from her family’s photos made this heartbreaking moment a particularly memorable one for me. I’m really glad that we got to see this played out.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2: The Trio at the End of the Battle
After everything these three went through over the series, it was great to see them end the final battle against Voldemort and his Death Eaters in one piece looking forward to the future together.
What do you think of my list? What are your most memorable scenes from the series? Let us know in the comments!