Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2001

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Main article: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film) Known in the United States and India as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Harry Potter is an orphaned boy brought up by his hostile aunt and uncle. At the age of eleven a halfgiant called Rubeus Hagrid brings him the news that he is actually a wizard. His parents were murdered by the dark wizard, Lord Voldemort. Voldemort also attempted to kill one-year old Harry on the same night, but his killing curse mysteriously rebounded and reduced Voldemort to a weak and helpless form. Harry is an extremely famous wizard because of his uncanny survival and ventures into the Wizarding World assisted by Hagrid. There he begins his first year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry where he learns about magic along with new friends Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger. During the year, the trio become entangled in the mystery of the Philosopher's Stone, which is being kept within the school.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
Main article: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film) Harry, Ron, and Hermione return to Hogwarts for their second year, which proves to be more challenging than the last. The Chamber of Secrets has been opened, leaving students and ghosts petrified by an unleashed monster. Harry must face up to claims that he is the heir of Salazar Slytherin (founder of the Chamber), learns that he can speak Parseltongue, and also discovers the properties of a mysterious diary only to find himself trapped within the Chamber of Secrets itself.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
Main article: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film) Harry Potter's third year sees the boy wizard, along with his friends, attending Hogwarts School once again. Professor R. J. Lupin joins the staff as Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher, while convicted murderer Sirius Black escapes Azkaban Prison. The Ministry of Magic entrusts the Dementors of Azkaban to guard Hogwarts from Black. Harry learns more about his past and his connection with the escaped prisoner.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)

The Hall of Christ Church in Oxford, England, the inspiration for studio film set of the main hall ofHogwarts.[43]

Main article: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (film) During Harry's fourth year, the Dark Mark appears in the sky after a Death Eater attack at the Quidditch World Cup, Hogwarts plays host to a legendary event: the Triwizard Tournament, there is a new DADA professor Alastor Moody and frequent nightmares bother Harry all year. Three European schools participate in the tournament, with three 'champions' representing each school in the deadly tasks. The Goblet of Firechooses Fleur Delacour, Viktor Krum and Cedric Diggory to compete against each other. However, curiously, Harry's name is also produced from the Goblet making him a fourth champion, which results in a terrifying encounter.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)
Main article: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film) Harry's fifth year begins with him being attacked by Dementors in Little Whinging. Later, he finds out that the Ministry of Magic is in denial of the fact that Lord Voldemort has returned. Harry is also beset by disturbing and realistic nightmares while Professor Umbridge, a representative of Minister for Magic Cornelius Fudge, is the new Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher. Therefore the rebellion involving the students of Hogwarts, secret organisation Order of the Phoenix, the Ministry of Magic and the Death Eaters begins.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)
Main article: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film)

In Harry's sixth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Lord Voldemort and his Death Eaters are increasing their terror upon the Wizarding and Muggle worlds. Headmaster Albus Dumbledore persuades his old friend and colleague Horace Slughorn to return to Hogwarts as a professor as there is a vacancy to fill - however, there is a more important reason for Slughorn's return. While in a Potions lesson, Harry Potter takes possession of a strangely annotated school textbook, inscribed 'This is the property of the Half-Blood Prince', which contains astonishing information. Meanwhile, Dumbledore and Harry secretly work together to discover the method on how to destroy Voldemort once and for all. And as romance and hormones lurk within the castle's walls all year, Draco Malfoy struggles to carry out a deed presented to him by the Dark Lord.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (2010/2011)
Main article: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (film) After unexpected events at the end of the previous year, Harry, Ron, and Hermione are entrusted with a quest to find and destroy Lord Voldemort's secret to immortality - the Horcruxes. It is supposed to be their final year at Hogwarts, but the collapse of the Ministry of Magic and Voldemort's rise to power prevents them from attending. The trio undergo a long adventure with many obstacles in their path including Death Eaters, Snatchers, the mysterious Deathly Hallows and Harry's connection with the Dark Lord's mind becoming ever stronger. The film is split into two parts; with the first part released on November 19, 2010, while the second part is due for release on July 15, 2011.

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