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The rebellion begins! Lord Voldemort has returned, but the Ministry of Magic is doing everything it can to keep the wizarding world from knowing the truth – including appointing Ministry official Dolores Umbridge as the new Defense Against the Dark Arts professor at Hogwarts. When Umbridge refuses to teach practical defensive magic, Ron and Hermione convince Harry to secretly train a select group of students for the wizarding war that lies ahead. A terrifying showdown between good and evil awaits in this enthralling film version of the fifth novel in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series. Prepare for battle!

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Release Dates


Eygpt – August 15, 2007
South Africa – July 11, 2007

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China – August 10, 2007
Hong Kong – July 11, 2007
India – July 13, 2007
Indonesia – July 11, 2007
Israel – July 19, 2007
Japan (Tokyo World Premiere) – June 28, 2007
Japan – July 20, 2007
Kazakhstan – July 19, 2007
Kuwait – July 18, 2007
Malaysia – July 12, 2007
Pakistan – October 14, 2007
Philippines – July 11, 2007
Singapore – July 12, 2007
South Korea – July 12, 2007
Taiwan – July 11, 2007
Thailand – July 12, 2007
Turkey – August 10, 2007

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Belgium – July 11, 2007
Bulgaria – July 20, 2007
Croatia – July 19, 2007
Czech Republic – July 19, 2007
Denmark – July 13, 2007
Estonia – July 20, 2007
Finland – July 30, 2007
France – July 11, 2007
Germany – July 11, 2007
Greece – August 21, 2007
Hungary – July 12, 2007
Iceland – July 11, 2007
Ireland – July 12, 2007
Italy – July 11, 2007
Latvia – July 13, 2007
Lithuania – July 20, 2007
Netherlands – July 11, 2007
Norway – July 13, 2007
Poland – July 27, 2007
Portugal – July 12, 2007
Romania – July 20, 2007
Russia – July 19, 2007
Serbia – July 12, 2007
Slovakia – July 12, 2007
Slovenia – July 19, 2007
Spain – July 11, 2007
Sweden – July 13, 2007
Ukraine – July 19, 2007
United Kingdom – July 12, 2007

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North America

Canada – July 11, 2007
Mexico – July 12, 2007
Panama – July 11, 2007
United States – July 11, 2007

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Australia – July 11, 2007
New Zealand – July 11, 2007

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South America

Argentina – July 11, 2007
Brazil – July 11, 2007
Colombia – July 11, 2007
Mexico – July 13, 2007
Uruguay – July 11, 2007
Venezuela – July 11, 2007

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"Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" - By Marc Savlov | The Austin Chronicle | July 13, 2007

"Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix (2007)" - By Paul Arendt | BBC | July 13, 2007

"Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)" - By David Medsker | Bullz-Eye

"HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX" - By Roger Ebert | Chicago Sun-Times | July 9, 2007


"Pivotal Book 5 on the Big Screen" - CinemaDave | July 10, 2007

"Teeter-Potter" - By Jeffrey M. Anderson | Combustible Celluloid | June 28, 2007

"Puberty plus potions equals passion" - By Curt Holman | Creative Loafing | July 11, 2007

"Movie Review: Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix" - By Chris | Critical Outcast | July 12, 2007


"Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - review" - By Matt Adcock | Dark Matters | July 8, 2007

"Hey, Voldemort! Leave Those Wizards Alone!" - By Peter Sobczynski | eFilmCritic | July 11, 2007

"Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" - By Eric D. Snider | EricDSnider.com | July 11, 2007

"Harry Potter and The Order Of The Phoenix" - By Amanda Ash | Exclaim! | July 12, 2007

"Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix" - By Andrew Robertson | Eye For Film | July 11, 2007

"Movie Review: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" - By Dan Stasiewski | The Film Chair | July 18, 2007

"HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX" - By Jorge Mourinha | The Flickering Wall | July 12, 2007

"Black Magic" - By MaryAnn Johanson | FlickFilosopher | July 10, 2007

"Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)" - By Fredrik Fevang | The Fresh Films | July 13, 2007

"Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix Review" - By Coco Forsythe | Future Movies | July 12, 2007

"Harry Potter: From Indifference to Fandom" - By Tony D. | Geeks of Doom | July 12, 2007

"Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" - By Peter Bradshaw | The Guardian | July 13, 2007

"Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" - By Orson Scott Card | Hatrack | July 13, 2007

"HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX" - By Mark Dujsik | Mark Reviews Movies

"Doesn't Quite Capture the Book, The 3rd Best" - By Jessica | MatchFlick | July 12, 2007

"Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)" - By Mitch | MatchFlick | July 11, 2007

"Movie Review for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)" - By Scooter Thompson | Movie Everyday | July 11, 2007

"Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" - Movie Shark Deblore

"Harry's fifth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry takes a dramatic, adult turn." - By Colin Fraser | MovieReview

"Hogwarts Under Siege" - By A.O. Scott | The New York Times | July 10, 2007

"Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" - By Kristin Dreyer Kramer | Nights and Weekends

"Welcome to the New Order" - By Stefan S. | A Nutshell Review | July 11, 2007

"Movie Review: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" - NY Movie Reviews

"Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" - By Marie Asner | The Phantom Tollbooth

"Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007): C+" - The Projection Booth | July 11, 2007

"Overly Faithful, Idle Incantations"" - By John P. McCarthy | ReelTalk

"REVIEW / Harried Harry / In his fifth outing, the wizard matures -- and faces plenty of grown-up problems" - By Mick LaSalle | San Francisco Chronicle | July 10, 2007


"Harry Potter's magic turns dark" - By Ian Bartholomew | Taipei Times | July 6, 2007

"Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" - By Dustin Putman | TheFilmFile | July 10, 2007

"Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" - By Bryan Young | This Divided State | July 11, 2007

"Dark Arts" - By Scott Foundas | The Village Voice | July 3, 2007


Awards Won

AFI Awards

Special Award
Won along with the rest of the Harry Potter films.

Art Directors Guild

Contribution to Cinematic Imagery Award
David Heyman, David Barron, David Yates, Chris Columbus, Mike Newell, Alfonso Cuarón, J.K. Rowling, Steve Kloves, Michael Goldenberg, Stuart Craig, Neil Lamont, Stephenie McMillan
Won along with the rest of the Harry Potter films.

ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards

Top Box Office Films
Nicholas Hooper

Awards Circuit Community Awards

Best Visual Effects - 2nd Place

British Academy Britannia Awards

The John Schlesinger Britannia Award for Artistic Excellence in Directing
David Yates
Won along with
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2.

British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards

Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema
Won along with the rest of the Harry Potter films.

Empire Awards

Best Director
David Yates

European Film Awards

Audience Award
David Yates

Golden Trailer Awards

Best Animation/Family TV Spot
Warner Bros., The Ant Farm (For "Great Wizards")

Summer 2007 Blockbuster

Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards

Best Art Direction

National Board of Review Awards, USA

Special Achievement in Filmmaking
David Heyman (For "The Harry Potter Franchise - A Distinguished Translation from Book to Film")
Won along with the rest of the Harry Potter films.

National Movie Awards, UK

Best Family

Best Performance by a Female
Emma Watson

Best Performance by a Male
Daniel Radcliffe

People's Choice Awards

Favorite Movie Drama

Scream Awards

Best Sequel

Most Vile Villain
Ralph Fiennes

Syfy Portal Genre Awards

Best Actress in a Movie
Emma Watson

Teen Choice Awards

Choice Summer Movie - Drama/Action Adventure

Visual Effects Society Awards

Outstanding Special Effects in a Feature Motion Picture
John Richardson, Steve Hamilton, Ricky Farns, Stephen Hutchinson

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The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films

Best Costume
Jany Temime

Best Director
David Yates

Best Fantasy Film

Best Make-Up
Nick Dudman, Amanda Knight

Best Music
Nicholas Hooper

Best Performance by a Younger Actor
Daniel Radcliffe

Best Special Effects
Tim Burke, John Richardson, Paul J. Franklin, Greg Butler

Best Supporting Actress
Imelda Staunton

Best Writing
Michael Goldenberg

Art Directors Guild

Excellence in Production Design Award - Fantasy Film
Stuart Craig (production designer), Neil Lamont (supervising art director), Andrew Ackland-Snow (senior art director), Mark Bartholomew (art director), Alastair Bullock (art director), Tino Schaedler (art director digital sets), Gary Tomkins (art director), Alexandra Walker (art director), Martin Foley (standby art director), Stephen Swain (standby art director)

British Academy Children's Awards

Best Feature Film
David Heyman, David Barron, David Yates, Michael Goldenberg

Kids' Vote

British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards

Best Production Design
Stuart Craig, Stephenie McMillan

Best Special Visual Effects
Tim Burke, John Richardson, Emma Norton, Chris Shaw

Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards

Best Family Film

Favorite Film Franchise
Nominated along with the rest of the Harry Potter films.

Costume Designers Guild Awards

Excellence in Fantasy Film
Jany Temime

Empire Awards

Best Actor
Daniel Radcliffe

Best Actress
Emma Watson

Best Film

Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy

Best Soundtrack

Hollywood Film Awards

Hollywood Movie of the Year

Hugo Awards

Best Dramatic Presentation - Long Form
David Yates (director), Michael Goldenberg (written by), J.K. Rowling (based on the novel by)

London Film Critics' Circle Awards

British Supporting Actress of the Year
Imelda Staunton

Motion Picture Sound Editors

Best Sound Editing - Sound Effects, Foley, Dialogue & ADR in a Foreign Feature Film
James Mather (supervising sound editor), Andy Kennedy (sound designer), Derek Trigg (supervising foley editor), Bjorn Ole Schroeder (supervising dialogue editor), Daniel Laurie (supervising ADR editor), James Boyle (sound editor), Dominic Gibbs (sound editor), Iain Eyre (sound editor), Samir Foco (sound editor), Jed Loughran (sound editor), Jon Olive (sound editor), Vanesa Lorena Tate (sound editor)

MTV Movie Awards

Best Kiss
Daniel Radcliffe, Katie Leung

Best Summer Movie You Haven't Seen Yet

MTV Movie Awards, Russia

Best International Movie

National Movie Awards, UK

Best Performance by a Male
Rupert Grint
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards, Australia

Favorite Movie

Online Film & Television Association Awards

Best Visual Effects

People's Choice Awards

Favorite Movie Fan Following
Nominated along with the rest of the Harry Potter films.

Satellite Awards

Best Youth DVD
(For "Harry Potter: The Complete 8 Film Collection")
Nominated along with the rest of the Harry Potter films.

Scream Awards

Best Fantasy Movie

Fantasy Hero
Daniel Radcliffe

Scream Queen
Helena Bonham Carter

The Ultimate Scream

St. Louis Film Critics Association Awards

Best Visual/Special Effects

Visual Effects Society Awards

Outstanding Compositing in a Live Action Feature Motion Picture
Jolene McCaffrey, Jelena Stojanovic, Victor Wade, Adam Paschke (For "Hall of Prophecy and Comp Shots")

Outstanding Created Environment in a Live Action Feature Motion Picture
David Vickery, Philippe Leprince, Trina M. Roy, Jolene McCaffrey (For "The Hall of Prophecy")

Outstanding Models and Miniatures in a Live Action Feature Motion Picture
José Granell, Nigel Stone (For "Hogwarts School")

World Soundtrack Awards

Discovery of the Year
Nicholas Hooper

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Note: These are NOT differences between the movie and the book. These are just mistakes from the movie.

  • Expecto Patronum! - In the scene where Dudley and Harry are in the tunnels when the Dementors attack, Harry yells "Expecto Patronum!" He is pointing his wand at the Dementor, but when he gets up, he is no longer doing so. It flicks over to another shot and Harry is pointing it at the Dementor again.
  • Hair Flick - When Harry sees Hermione and Ron for the first time in the bedroom at headquarters, Hermione's hair is down and it keeps changing sides. It's hanging down on one side and then on the other in the next shot.
  • Tickets, Please - In the scene where Harry and Mr. Weasley are at the Underground station, Harry reaches in his pocket for the tickets. In the next shot, he reaches again and then again in the next one. That is a total of him reaching and taking the tickets out of his pocket three times.
  • Moving Harry - In the scene at Harry's hearing, he's sitting in a chair, but when Dumbledore is talking to Fudge, we get a close-up of his face and in the background, Harry is sitting on the benches above the chair, though Harry never moved.
  • Shirt - When Harry and Seamus are yelling at each other in the Gryffindor common room, Seamus's shirt is hanging out of the bottom of his sweater to begin with. In the next shot, it's half tucked in and he hasn't touched it!
  • Clothes Change - When Harry first dreams about the Department of Mysteries, there is a shot of him wearing a light-blue striped T-shirt. They then show him sit up with Ron watching him. However, when they cut back, his shirt has changed and he's now wearing a dark-blue long sleeve shirt (the same one he wears when he dreams of Mr. Weasley getting attacked!).
  • Vanishing Spoon - In her office, when Umbridge adds sugar to her tea, she places the spoon on the saucer. When Harry walks in and she says, "You're going to be doing some lines today," there is a close-up of the teacup, and the spoon is gone. It reappears in the next shot.
  • Straighten Up - Before Harry walks into detention, Professor Umbridge adjusts her crooked pen. But when it cuts to Harry walking in through the door, the pen is crooked again.
  • Handy - In the scene when Harry has to write "I must not tell lies," Harry's left hand is lying on the desk so that it can be seen clearly. Harry is then shown from Umbridge's point of view with both of his hands under the desk; then the cameras zoom back and Harry's hand is back on the table.
  • Stationery - When signing up for Dumbledore's Army, the members use a pencil, not a quill.
  • Scene Swap - When Fred, George, Ginny, Harry, Hermione, Neville, and Ron are walking across the bridge on their way back to Hogwarts, they are shown with a mountain in the background. They continue walking for about 10 seconds and the background changes, but they remain in the same spot on the bridge.
  • Don't Sweat It - During the Occlumency lessons with Snape, Harry's sweat stains on his sweater change in size.
  • Quick Healing - When Harry, Hermione, and Ron are talking with Hagrid about the giants, Harry's left hand is lying on the table next to his mug clearly unscarred, even though this scene takes place after his detention with Umbridge.
  • Moving Objects - When Seamus apologizes to Harry in the Great Hall, the placement of the things on the table change.
  • Disappearing Ink Pot - In the scene where Dumbledore's Army is writing lines with Umbridge, one of the twins is shown dipping his quill into an ink pot and a few seconds later in the scene, the ink pot is not there.
  • I Want to Ride My Bicycle - In the scene where Harry, Hermione, and Ron meet Grawp for the first time, Grawp hands Hermione a pair of bicycle handlebars. She rings the bell. In the next scene where Hagrid is explaining that he is the only family Grawp has, Grawp has the handlebars back without Hermione handing them back to him.
  • Read My Lips - During the scene where Bellatrix Lestrange comes out from behind Lucius Malfoy in the Department of Mysteries, her voice is heard, but her mouth is not moving until the next shot.
  • Ventriloquism - As Luna hangs up a sign for her lost belongings, a shot of her sneakers dangling above her head is shown. Her voice is then heard, but her mouth isn't moving.
  • Express! - In the scene where the trio leaves Hogwarts to go home, the train says "Hogwarts Railways" instead of the normal "Hogwarts Express."

Information courtesy of Movie Mistakes, with thanks to everyone else who contributed.

  • Dario Marianelli was considered as a possible composer for this film.
  • Evanna Lynch beat over 15,000 girls for the role of Luna Lovegood.
  • The carpet in Professor Umbridge's office cost £50,000 to make.
  • Helen McCrory was originally cast as Bellatrix Lestrange, but due to pregnancy, she had to be replaced by Helena Bonham Carter.
  • Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, and more of the cast and crew were spotted filming on the Westminster Underground Tube station in London. This is thought to be the filming of the St. Mungo's scene.
  • The radish earrings worn by Luna Lovegood were actually made by Evanna Lynch (the actress portraying her).
  • Mira Nair and Jean-Pierre Jeunet were approached to the direct the film. Both declined.
  • The character of Grawp was done by using a recent breakthrough in film technology, developed by Image Metrics, which allows a computer to map an actor's performance onto any character virtual or human, living or dead. The result is said to be far superior to standard hand-drawn computer graphics which are very costly and time-consuming.
  • Release prints were delivered to theaters with the fake title "The Raven."
  • The film canisters shipped to some movie theaters labeled as "The Raven."
  • During the breakfast scene in the Great Hall, a box of cereal can be seen with the name Cheeri-Owls with a color scheme similar to that of a Cheerios box.
  • When signing up for the DA, the members use a pencil, not a quill. - Submitted by Katherine Charles
  • I noticed that in the movie, as we keep seeing Umbridge throughout the year, the shades of pink that she wears keeps getting darker and darker as the year progresses on. (She gets more "darker and evil" with the students and staff.) - Submitted by Abby