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A Look Back: 11 Magical Moments from Harry Potter

harry potter and the deathly hallows 2Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 comes out in theaters tomorrow. The first Harry Potter movie, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, came out nearly ten years ago.

I saw each of the Harry Potter movies in the theater, after reading the books, of course.  I used the fact that I was a middle school teacher as my excuse to read the books and see the movies. And now I have a child who is anxious to see Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2.

Before we get to see this final chapter to the Harry Potter story, let’s take a look back at some of the most memorable moments from the Harry Potter saga:

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  • Harry Potter and the Sorting Hat 1 of 11
    Harry Potter and the Sorting Hat
    In Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, we see a glimpse that there is more to Harry Potter than meets the eye when the Sorting Hat debates whether to place him in Gryffindor or Slytherin.
  • Tom Riddle 2 of 11
    Tom Riddle
    In Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, we meet Tom Riddle who later became Lord Voldemort and get to know more of his story.
  • Harry’s Patronus 3 of 11
    Harry's Patronus
    In Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry shows his growing power as a wizard when he is able to produce a Protronus charm.
  • Hermione and Viktor Krum at the Yule Ball 4 of 11
    Hermione and Viktor Krum at the Yule Ball
    During Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, we see the first glimpse that the "kids" of Harry Potter are growing up.
  • Lord Voldemort 5 of 11
    Lord Voldemort
    At the end of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, we get to see that Lord Voldemort is back and that Harry is in real danger.
  • Sirius Black 6 of 11
    Sirius Black
    Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix introduced us to more of the wizards who have been fighting against Voldemort since the beginning. Harry lost his godfather, Sirius Black at the end of the movie.
  • Professor Slughorn 7 of 11
    Professor Slughorn
    In Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Professor Slughorn finally gives up his true memory of an encounter with Tom Riddle, which lets us know how many horcruxes Voldemort made.
  • The Loss of Professor Dumbledore 8 of 11
    The Loss of Professor Dumbledore
    Even though there are hints of his death throughout Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, it's still a shock when Professor Dumbledore dies.
  • Lord Voldemort’s Mission 9 of 11
    Lord Voldemort's Mission
    Right from the start of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1, we see that Voldemort is serious about killing Harry Potter.
  • The Deathly Hallows 10 of 11
    The Deathly Hallows
    The story of the three brothers and Death is told, letting us know what the Deathly Hallows are and why Voldemort wants them.
  • A Sad Ending 11 of 11
    A Sad Ending
    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 ends on a very dark note. Dobby has just died and Lord Voldemort has just cracked open Professor Dumbledore's tomb to retrieve his wand.

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