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I decided that I needed to post about Harry Potter, since this is my first post 100% centered around Harry Potter since July 3rd. So, in celebration of Freeform's Harry Potter Birthday weekend (it's his birthday and so is J.K. Rowling's), I'm going to be doing a list of the best moments from the Harry Potter films. Spoilers for Half-Blood Prince, Deathly Hallows.

10. Harry, Ron, And Hermione Meet

This scene is on the Hogwarts Express. FIrst, Ron comes into Harry's compartment and introduces himself. They eat a bunch of candy and eventually, Hermione comes in and joins asking if they had seen Neville's toad. I think the picture above is a great moment. This is the trio that we stick with for the rest of the films.

9. When Ron Saves Harry In The Flying Car

Pictured above is a moment that I think was cherished by everyone who watched Chamber of Secrets in theaters after watching Sorcerer's Stone. The whole scene, with Harry escaping the Dursleys, the return of Ron, and the uplifting music as the Ford Anglia flies into the air, traveling back to the Wizarding World.

8. 'You're A Wizard, Harry.'

I think this is one of the most magical parts of the films because this is when it all begins. Harry finds out that he is a wizard and this serves as a basis for the rest of the movies. That line gives me chills when I hear it, and it's the moment I wait for when I watch the first film. I'm still waiting for Hagrid to come and tell me:

7. Dumbledore's Eulogy

This moment takes place after the death of Albus Dumbledore. As Harry mourns over Dumbledore's dead body, the students and staff of Hogwarts take out their wands and point them to the sky as a eulogy, while the Dark Mark resting in the sky above vanishes.

6. Fireworks

This is a memorable scene in Order of the Phoenix where Fred and George disrupt an Ordinary Wizarding Level Exam supervised by Umbridge where they fly in on broomsticks and throw fireworks everywhere, entertaining Harry, Ron, and Hermione, but scaring Draco, Crabbe, and Umbridge.

5. Saving Hermione From The Troll

I like this scene because it is when the trio officially became friends. You may know that Ron didn't exactly hit it off with Hermione when they first met. However, Ron saved Hermione and Harry from the troll using "Wingardium Leviosa" and this is, in my opinion, a very memorable scene.

4. 'Not My daughter, You Bitch!'

This is a scene where Bellatrix nearly kills Ginny. Molly quickly jumps forward and says the famous line, "Not my daughter, you b****". Molly then kills Bellatrix for the love of her daughter and basically, when Bellatrix was first introduced, it could easily have been assumed that she would be killed in the end of the series, but I don't think anyone expected Molly to do it.

3. Dobby Saves Harry, Ron, And Hermione

At the end of Chamber of Secrets, Harry tells Dobby to never save his live again. However, in Deathly Hallows, Dobby arrives at Malfoy Manor. He attempts to drop a chandelier on Bellatrix and teleports them to Shell Cottage.

However, he gets stabbed by Bellatrix, saving the lives of everyone except his own, making this one of the most sad deaths in the franchise.

2. Neville's Speech

In this scene, Neville, who was always portrayed to be a coward, is the only one to stand up to Voldemort. He pulls the sword out of the Sorting Hat, proving himself to be a true Gryffindor. In fact, later, he kills Nagini, making Voldemort's death possible. This leads us to our next and final one:

1. Harry And Voldemort's Final Battle

The prophecy had said that "Neither can live while the other survives". Therefore, Harry or Voldemort would end up being the one to kill the other. This battle shows their final duel as Voldemort gets cursed by the Elder Wand and disintegrates. However, I just want to ask what the hell was going on when Harry and Voldemort jumped off that cliff.

LOOK. LOOK. WHAT AM I WATCHING. I thought I was watching Harry Potter, not Batman.

And that's it! What's your favorite scene in Harry Potter? Leave your answer in the comments below. :)

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