Harry Potter – Difference From Books To Movies II


Harry Potter is the most famous fandom than any other else. Written and published between 1997-2007. Warner Bros distributed this series of eight fantasy films. But there are a number of differences between books and movies. Not to worry if you have only watched the movies. Our today’s content is all about explaining differences from books to movies. If you haven’t seen our part 1 then click here.

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  1. 1 Frank Bryce

    "The Globet of Fire" starts with the murder of Riddle Family. Frank Byrce was the gardener. He was the prime suspect of the Riddle murders, a crime he did not commit. Two unidentified families lived at the house, but neither stayed long. A wealthy man owned the Riddle house during Frank's last days, although he did not live at the house, is said to keep it "for tax reasons". 

  2. 2 Dark Mark

    In the book, it was not clear that who conjured the black mark right after the Quidditch World Cup. Winky, Barty Crouch's house elf, was suspected for this action that's why Barty Crouch gave her clothes to set her free. 

  3. 3 Percy Weasley - A Ministry Worker

    In the movies, Percy's work with the ministry is not mentioned and the storyline of his betrayal of his family is skipped.

  4. 4 Alastor Moody or Mad-eye Moody

    Alastor Moody was attacked by some death eater (Barty Crouch Jr. and Peter Pettigrew) the night before going to Hogwarts. There Barty Crouch Jr. transformed into Mad-eye using Polyjuice Potion to replace him at Hogwarts.

  5. 5 Secret of Barty Crouch Jr.

    Barty Crouch, Bellatrix Lestrange, and Rodolphus Lestrange were responsible for using Cruciatus Curse on Frank and Alice Longbottom. During his trial at the ministry, Crouch refused to accept his crime. Crouch and his comrades were sentenced to life imprisonment in Azkaban for their crimes by his own father.

    Crouch and his parents hatched a plot under which Crouch's mother would take his place in Azkaban, using the Polyjuice Potion to disguise herself. She died and was buried in Azkaban, with the result that the wizarding world believed that Crouch himself was dead. Crouch spent the following years living under his father's Imperius Curse. 

    One day, when Bertha Jorkins came to the household with papers for Barty Snr to sign, Winky had her wait for her master to return. Bertha caught Winky speaking with the hidden Barty Jr, and heard enough to deduce who was underneath the Invisibility Cloak. This caused the elder Crouch to rectify the problem with a brain-damaging Memory Charm.

    As a reward for his son's good behaviour (with months of persuasion from Winky), Crouch Snr reserved a seat at the 1994 Quidditch Cup between Ireland and Bulgaria for Winky and himself, and allowed his son to take his seat under the concealment of an Invisibility Cloak; it was made to appear that Winky was simply saving the seemingly empty seat for Crouch Snr, who was too busy with international business to take the seat. Winky used her magic so that she and Crouch Jr were magically bound to one another, so he could not escape, though her fear of heights had led her to cover her eyes the entire time, leading her to miss out Crouch stealing a wand in the open. Following a riot instigated by Death Eaters at the campgrounds of the Quidditch Cup, Crouch Jr was able to fight the Imperius curse and gain some control over himself. He was able to drag Winky away with him, towards the woods, and cast the Dark Mark (the sign of Lord Voldemort) into the sky during the attack. Winky and Crouch Jr were then both stunned by Ministry officials. When searching the woods, they could only find Winky's stunned body with the wand Crouch Jr had used to cast the curse, as Crouch Jr was still under the Invisibility Cloak and out of sight.

  6. 6 Rita Skeeter's secret

    Rita Skeeter published a number of secrets about people at Hogwarts. She revealed the Hagrid's secret of being half-giant. 

    Later on, Hermione discovered that Rita Skeeter is an unregistered Animagus taking the form of a beetle. Hermione trapped her (in animagus form) in a jar imbued with an Unbreakable Charm so she couldn't transform. Hermione threatened to Rita that she would report her to the authorities as an illegal Animagus to the Ministry of Magic.

  7. 7 Gillyweed

    According to the movie, Neville gave Harry gillyweed to breathe underwater. But according to the book, those gillyweed were given by Dobby which he stole from Snape's office. 

  8. 8 Triwizard Maze

    On 24 June 1995, the Triwizard Maze was grown on the Hogwarts Quidditch pitch for the Third Task of the Triwizard Tournament for the four champions to navigate.

    The maze was populated by various obstacles and dangers that each Champion had to overcome.

  9. 9 Society for the Promotion of Elfish Welfare (S.P.E.W)

    The Society for the Promotion of Elfish Welfare (S.P.E.W.) was an organisation founded in 1994 by Hermione Granger in response to what she saw as gross injustice in the treatment of house-elves at the 1994 Quidditch World Cup.

  10. 10 Dementors in Little Whinging

    Normally dementors were under the employ of ministry. They had to follow the orders from ministry. In 1995, Harry was attacked by two dementors along with his cousin Dudley Dursley in an alley near Privet Drive. Those dementors were secretly and illegally sent by Dolores Umbridge.

  11. 11 Mrs. Figg

    Mrs. Figg was a squib. She lived near Dursleys and used to babysit Harry in 1980's. She was secretly appointed by Dumbledore to keep an eye on Harry. She was also a member of Order of Phoenix.

  12. 12 Banned From Quidditch

    The Slytherins invent a song, “Weasley is Our King,” to unnerve Ron, who promptly falls apart during the match. Gryffindor still wins when Harry beats Malfoy to the Snitch.

    After the match, tempers boil over. Harry goes after Malfoy for taunting him and he, along with Fred and George Weasley, is banned from playing again by Umbridge.

  13. 13 Floo Network

    Umbridge, being high inquisitor at Hogwarts, was tracing all Floo Networks and was reading all owl posts. Once she caughted Sirius in the fire of  Gryffindor common room but luckily Sirius managed to escape somehow.

  14. 14 Dumbledore's army

    When everyone was agreed to sign for being in Dumbledore's army, unknown to any of them, Hermione bewitched the parchment to include a jinx. If any student should betray the D.A., then the word "SNEAK" would be written across their face in spots.

  15. 15 Room of Requirement

    According to the movie, Room of Requirement was discovered by Neville when he was thinking about DA. And According to the book, Dobby told Harry about Room of Requirement in Gryffindor common room.

  16. 16 Kreacher's treachery

     In December 1995, when Kreacher witnessed Harry and the Weasley children arrive by Portkey after Arthur Weasley was attacked, Sirius told him to get out of the kitchen. Kreacher took this to mean that he was allowed to leave the house and went to the Malfoy family, who were close relatives of the Blacks and told Narcissa Malfoy and Bellatrix Lestrange about Harry and Sirius' close relationship. Later, when Harry Potter used the Floo Network to ask if Sirius was there, Kreacher lied. This convinced Harry that his vision of Sirius being tortured in the Department of Mysteries was real, and led him and his friends to attempt to rescue him. This resulted in the Battle of the Department of Mysteries in which Sirius was murdered by Bellatrix.

  17. 17 Grawp

    According to the book, Ron never met Grawp. He was playing Quidditch while Hagrid took Harry and Hermione there. 

  18. 18 Department of Mysteries

    According to the movie, everyone returned perfectly alright from Department of Mysteries. But according to the book, everyone was badly injured except Harry Potter as the death eaters didn't care about anyone but Harry Potter because they knew that Dark Lord wanted to killed Harry by himself. 

  19. 19 Prophecy

    In the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, an echo of the prophecy, told by Sybill Trelawney, is heard while Harry is holding it. In the book, though, he hears it from Professor Dumbledore.

    Dumbledore told Harry that prophecy was about the boy who was born at the end of July and whose parents escaped right under the nose of Voldemort three time. And there were two boys who were born at the end of July and their parents escape Voldemort three times. One was Harry himself and the other one was Neville Longbottom. 

    Dumbledore also revealed that prophecies are not that real but Voldemort actually wanted a safe end that's why he decided to kill the boys born in the end of July. Voldemort decided to kill Harry Potter first as he was half-blood like Voldemort himself.

  20. 20 12 Grimmauld Place

    In the film, Harry is never mentioned to have inherited Grimmauld Place or Kreacher after Sirius Black's death, as he did in the book.

  21. 21 N.E.W.T Potions Class

    In the book, Harry, Ron, and Hermione are the only Gryffindor students to take Slughorn's N.E.W.T. Potions class. In the film, many other students are present in Slughorn's class as well, including Dean Thomas, Seamus Finnigan, Neville Longbottom, Padma Patil, Lavender Brown, Romilda Vane, and Katie Bell, despite Romilda and Katie not even being in the same year as Harry and the others. In the film, Crabbe and Goyle are in the class as well, despite the book specifically stating that they were not. Pansy Parkinson also appears, although in the novel there was one unspecified Slytherin student in the class with Draco Malfoy, Blaise Zabini, and Theodore Nott.

  22. 22 Opal Necklace

    In the movie, when Harry, Ron, and Hermione left Three Broomsticks Inn, Katie Bell was not mentioned saying that she had to deliver that necklace to Dumbledore as she did in the book. It was also mentioned in the book that Leanne told that Katie Bell got that necklace when she returned from the bathroom. But it was still not clear how Draco got into ladies bathroom and also he was in a detention with Professor McGonagall. 

    In the end, it was revealed that Madam Rosmerta (a waiter at Three Broomsticks Inn) was under the Imperius Curse by Draco.

  23. 23 Ron Weasley or Rupert Grint?

    When Ron is brought to Slughorn's office, Slughorn mistakenly refers to him as "Wemby" in the film. In the book, Slughorn calls him "Ralph". Also in the book, Slughorn later tells Harry that he has had every bottle tested by a house elf since Ron's incident, mistakenly referring to Ron as "Rupert," likely a reference to the actor who plays Ron in the film series, Rupert Grint. There is no mention of any precautionary measures taken by Slughorn in the film.

  24. 24 Lord Voldemort's request

    The memory showing Hepzibah Smith and House-elf Hokey were not shown nor mentioned in the movie, and Voldemort applying for the D.A.D.A position is also omitted. Dumbledore also does not scold Harry for his inability to obtain the unaltered memory from Slughorn.

    Prof. Dumbledore didn't mention to Harry that this position is possibly cursed by Voldemort because he refused Voldemort's request, in that no one can retain the position for more than one year. In the film's original script, it is suggested by Ron earlier at the opening feast (counterpart of the chapter "Snape Victorious"), stating "That job's jinxed. No ones lasted more than a year." and "Personally, I'm going to keep my fingers crossed for another death." But it is never explained who has jinxed the job, why, or, for that matter, if the job was actually jinxed at all.

  25. 25 Fight or Flight

     In the book, While fighting Voldemort, during flying with six other Harry Potters, Harry wakes up in the Tonks' house wandless, without Hagrid, and accuses Andromeda Tonks of being Bellatrix. Neither Andromeda or Ted Tonks appear in the films.

  26. 26 The Ghoul in Pajamas

    The events of the entire chapter were omitted entirely from the film, along with a later explanation for how the Weasley family would later hide the fact that Ron was helping Harry find Horcruxes with the ghoul. The ghoul looked like sick Ron. 

  27. 27 Kreacher's Tale

    Kreacher told Harry that Voldemort wanted a house elf so Master Regulus offer Kreacher to Voldemort. Voldemort took him to the cave where the locket was hidden. Voldemort made Kreacher drink all the Emerald potion and left him dying in the cave. Kreacher somehow managed to return to the Grimmauld place and told Regulus everything. 

    Regulus was really worried he told Kreacher to stay hidden and not to leave the house. Once night Regulus asked Kreacher to take him to the cave where Kreacher had gone with the Dark Lord.

    Regulus took from his pocket a locket like the one the Dark Lord had And he told Kreacher to take it and, when the basin was empty, to switch the lockets. And he ordered Kreacher to leave without him. And he told Kreacher to go home and never to tell my mistress what he had done but to destroy the first locket. And he drank all the potion and Kreacher swapped the lockets and watched as Regulus was dragged beneath the water. 

  28. 28 Ariana Dumbledore

    Ariana was the younger sister of Albus Dumbledore. At the age of six, Ariana was attacked by Muggle boys who saw her practicing magic, which left her traumatized to the point of rendering her magical abilities uncontrollable. This prompted her father to attack the boys and be imprisoned in Azkaban. During a fit when she was fourteen years old, Ariana caused a magical explosion that killed her mother. 

     Ariana died when she was accidentally struck by a curse in a three-way duel between her older brothers and Gellert Grindelwald.

  29. 29 Malfoy Manor

    During Harry Potter's time hidden from the Death Eaters, he accidentally said Voldemort's name and thus triggered the Taboo placed upon the name. He, Ron and Hermione was captured by a group of Snatchers led by Fenrir Greyback and brought to Malfoy Manor, where they were confronted by Bellatrix Lestrange and the Malfoys.

    There the trio met not only Luna and Mr. Ollivander but also Dean Thomas. 

  30. 30 Grey Lady's secret

    Grey Lady was actually Helena Ravenclaw, daughter of Rowena Ravenclaw (founder of Ravenclaw house). 

    At some point after starting her education, Helena stole her mother's diadem and ran away to Albania. Rowena became fatally ill and hoping to see her daughter one last time, sent the Bloody Baron, a man who harbored an unrequited love for Helena, to find her. In a rage, the Baron murdered Helena when she refused to return with him before he committed suicide out of regret for what he had done. She and the Baron eventually returned as ghosts to Hogwarts Castle, where Helena became and continues to be the Ghost of Ravenclaw House.

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