Top 50 Harry Potter Movie Facts

Following is our collection of Harry Potter facts. Handpicked and verified, these little-known details can be obscure enough most people will miss. These behind the scene easter eggs and hidden messages will give you another view of Harry Potter film message.

And the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004), in an earlier scene where Hermione confronts Malfoy, a VERY tiny hand could be briefly seen inside the stone gate. Later a time-travelled Hermione hides at the exact location, watching her previous confrontation.
And the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004), in an earlier scene where Hermione confronts Malfoy, a VERY tiny hand could be briefly seen inside the stone gate. Later a time-travelled Hermione hides at the exact location, watching her previous confrontation.
TOOTP (2007) the girl in white can be seen recoiling in the background; this is because she has bumped into a Thestrel connected to the carriage.
TOOTP (2007) the girl in white can be seen recoiling in the background; this is because she has bumped into a Thestrel connected to the carriage.

Harry Potter Trivia

These trivia from Reddit and other sources can be used as questions with answers in quizzes or games.

  1. J.K. Rowling told Alan Rickman about Snape's relationship with Lily Potter (before it was revealed to the public) to help him capture the essence of the character. The actor later said that it also confirmed his suspicion that Snape was a double agent.

  2. The hug that Voldemort gave to Draco, in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – 2 (2011), was entirely improvised. Hence the awkwardness from both actors.

  3. You can see a portrait of Anne Boleyn hanging in the staircase. Anne, a wife of Henry VIII, was accused of being a witch, and subsequently executed.

  4. The character of Susan Bones was played by director Chris Columbus' daughter, Eleanor Columbus and was the only American kid on set. When Chris was replaced in the series for the 3rd film, the character was cut off. She only appeared in the 1st 2 films.

  5. Sedicated to playing the role of Hermione Granger, Emma Watson actually wrote out sentences with ink, quill, and parchment during several scenes in the movie.

  6. When Ron destroys Slytherin's Locket in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part I (2010), Harry first opens it by saying "Saia, Satan?s, saia j?." This is Portuguese for "Get out Satan, get out now!"

  7. and the Deathly Hallows – Part I, Bill Weasley (Domhnall Gleeson) states "Mad Eye's dead". Mad Eye Moody was played by Brendan Gleeson, Domhnall's father IRL

  8. The in universe band, "Weird Sisters", is comprised of members of Radiohead, Pulp, All Seeing I, and Add N to (X).

  9. Composer John Williams was so busy in 2002 that a scene in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets features music from Star Wars: Attack of the Clones, another movie he scored in that same year

  10. The Fred and George characters are always shown in that order on the screen, left to right, so audiences can tell them apart.

Harry Potter Easter Eggs

Hidden objects, characters, easter eggs, and their meanings are wonderful ways to discover the filmmaker's perspectives of any given movie.

  • 1 - You can briefly see Dobby riding a llama living his best life now that he is free!
    You can briefly see Dobby riding a llama living his best life now that he is free!
  • 1 - The quidditch scene in "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" from 2002 is scored with music from "Star Wars: Episode 2 - Attack of the Clones" from 2002. This is because of a confusion between William Ross and John William who was composing for Attack of the Clones at the time.
    The quidditch scene in "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" from 2002 is scored with music from "Star Wars: Episode 2 - Attack of the Clones" from 2002. This is because of a confusion between William Ross and John William who was composing for Attack of the Clones at the time.
  • 1 - The door to Dumbledore's office is a revolving griffin elevator, making it quite literally a "griffin door"
    The door to Dumbledore's office is a revolving griffin elevator, making it quite literally a "griffin door"
  • Lucius Malfoy attempts to cast Avada Kedavra on Harry after being tricked into freeing Dobby. It hasn't yet been explained in the movies that this spell instantly kills a person. Lucius was literally about to murder Harry in the middle of Hogwarts.

  • 1 - When Hermione is showing Harry that his father was also a seeker. You could also see that Professor Mcgonagall was a part of the team in 1971.
    When Hermione is showing Harry that his father was also a seeker. You could also see that Professor Mcgonagall was a part of the team in 1971.
  • In the background of the cafe in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – 2, there is a poster for the London play Equus which starred Daniel Radcliff and Richard Griffiths(Vernon Dursley).

Harry Potter Hidden Details

1 - I can't believe it took me 18 years to notice this...In Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001), Harry's scar hurt not because of Snape, but because he was facing the back of Quirrell's head aka Voldemort.
I can't believe it took me 18 years to notice this...In Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001), Harry's scar hurt not because of Snape, but because he was facing the back of Quirrell's head aka Voldemort.
1 - Aunt Petunia is visible in the background of this scene dyeing Dudley's old clothes grey for Harry's uniform. This is only ever mentioned in the book.
Aunt Petunia is visible in the background of this scene dyeing Dudley's old clothes grey for Harry's uniform. This is only ever mentioned in the book.
1 - You can see the snake Nagini slithering in the reflection of the Warner Brother's logo, a subtle detail that's easy to miss. The first shot in the film is of Nagini slithering toward her master.
You can see the snake Nagini slithering in the reflection of the Warner Brother's logo, a subtle detail that's easy to miss. The first shot in the film is of Nagini slithering toward her master.

The man cleaning the tables of the Leaky Cauldron performed practical effects magic to vanish this bottle.

1 - During the boggart scene, Draco Malfoy shoves Neville Longbottom with the arm that Buckbeak injured. Clearly not as serious an injury as he made it out it to be.
During the boggart scene, Draco Malfoy shoves Neville Longbottom with the arm that Buckbeak injured. Clearly not as serious an injury as he made it out it to be.
1 - Neville receives a remembrall that displays a red color when he forgets something. He said the problem is that he doesn't remember what he has forgotten. Neville is the only one without robes.
Neville receives a remembrall that displays a red color when he forgets something. He said the problem is that he doesn't remember what he has forgotten. Neville is the only one without robes.
1 - Wood, who says that the Snitch is "wicked fast and damn near impossible to see", loses track of it, whereas Harry follows it impeccably, proving that he is naturally gifted.
Wood, who says that the Snitch is "wicked fast and damn near impossible to see", loses track of it, whereas Harry follows it impeccably, proving that he is naturally gifted.
1 - Hermoine wipes toothpaste from Rons mouth. Later in Potions class, Hermoine states that the love potion smells like "freshly mown grass, parchment paper, and...toothpaste." This is foreshadowing Hermoines growing love interest towards Ron.
Hermoine wipes toothpaste from Rons mouth. Later in Potions class, Hermoine states that the love potion smells like "freshly mown grass, parchment paper, and...toothpaste." This is foreshadowing Hermoines growing love interest towards Ron.
1 - -2011), the logo became creepier
-2011), the logo became creepier
1 - Slughorn's shoes are clearly visible when he had disguised himself as an armchair.
Slughorn's shoes are clearly visible when he had disguised himself as an armchair.

And the Deathly Hallows – 2 during the part where Harry, Hermione and Ron are running through the battle to get to Snape (basically after the protective bubble collapses) The whole scene of their running is a recollection of all the films.

1 - The spell books on the shelves in Dumbledore's office are actually Yellow Pages covered with old-looking bindings.
The spell books on the shelves in Dumbledore's office are actually Yellow Pages covered with old-looking bindings.

In the extended cut, someone is killing the school roosters. In the lore, the crowing of a rooster is a mortal weakness of a basilisk.

Maggie Smith mouths the phrase "Oh Shit" accidentally, but Mike Newell decided to leave it in (a shortened version of it).

1 - Dobby dies by breaking the promise he made to Harry in the second movie (Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets), to "never try to save his life again."
Dobby dies by breaking the promise he made to Harry in the second movie (Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets), to "never try to save his life again."
1 - Was designed to mature with its audience and become more darker and more complex as it went. This is seen as the Warner bros logo gradually deteriorates in each intro.
Was designed to mature with its audience and become more darker and more complex as it went. This is seen as the Warner bros logo gradually deteriorates in each intro.

And the Deathly Hallows – 2, Harry, Ron and Hermione face a Troll, then Spiders, then a Werewolf and Dementors. These are in order of movies 1,2,3 which contain the same minor antagonists.

1 - While Horace Slughorn is disguised as an arm chair, you can visibly see his feet (I added brightness because the scene is so dark)
While Horace Slughorn is disguised as an arm chair, you can visibly see his feet (I added brightness because the scene is so dark)
1 - After Professor McGonagall refers Harry to the quidditch team, a plaque is shown in the Gryffindor trophy case. That plaque lists a student named McGonagall as a quidditch teammate of Harry's father.
After Professor McGonagall refers Harry to the quidditch team, a plaque is shown in the Gryffindor trophy case. That plaque lists a student named McGonagall as a quidditch teammate of Harry's father.
1 - At around 1h 45 mins, in the scene with Dumbledore, Harry, and the Pensieve, there is a 3D model of what becomes an important symbol in the final films, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
At around 1h 45 mins, in the scene with Dumbledore, Harry, and the Pensieve, there is a 3D model of what becomes an important symbol in the final films, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
1 - And the Deathly Hallows – 2 (2011) in this scene Ron and Hermione conered by the Nagini. Thinking they will die now, Ron used green spell. As we all know its avada kedavra. The spell they never used even in hard fights. But in the face of death he though this was their last chance
And the Deathly Hallows – 2 (2011) in this scene Ron and Hermione conered by the Nagini. Thinking they will die now, Ron used green spell. As we all know its avada kedavra. The spell they never used even in hard fights. But in the face of death he though this was their last chance
1 - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part I (2010). Super-competent Hermione finishes changing clothes before all of the other 'Harrys'.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part I (2010). Super-competent Hermione finishes changing clothes before all of the other 'Harrys'.
1 - Domhnall Gleeson plays Bill Weasley. His father is Brendan Gleeson, who plays Mad-Eye Moody.
Domhnall Gleeson plays Bill Weasley. His father is Brendan Gleeson, who plays Mad-Eye Moody.
1 - Discarded design for Voldemort's appearance in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2001)
Discarded design for Voldemort's appearance in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2001)

When at the Three Broomsticks, Hermione orders three butter beers, with ginger in hers. Hermione likes ginger. Ron is a Ginger.

When Dobby comes out the closet he has a sock on his ear. When he takes it off and realises what it is he smiles.

1 - In the beginning of the scene, a chair beside Harry is empty, but a few seconds later, Hermione is sitting on it, implying the use of the Time-Turner.
In the beginning of the scene, a chair beside Harry is empty, but a few seconds later, Hermione is sitting on it, implying the use of the Time-Turner.

When Dumbledore visits young Tom Riddle in the orphanage, he has seven stones on his window, foreshadowing Voldemort's seven Horcruxes.

Whenever Mad-eye's Polyjuice potion is about to wear off he starts doing the snake-like toung lick, a habit of Barty crouch jr, this tells him he is about to change back and he needs to take another swig

1 - You can see a picture hanging on the wall of the Cave where Tom Riddle plans on hiding his Horcrux.
You can see a picture hanging on the wall of the Cave where Tom Riddle plans on hiding his Horcrux.

When Harry goes to the zoo in the beginning you can see Slytherin(ish) students leaving the Reptile House.

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Harry Potter Plot

Harry, Ron, and Hermione search for Voldemort's remaining Horcruxes in their effort to destroy the Dark Lord as the final battle rages on at Hogwarts.

Cast and Details

Here are the full cast and crew of Harry Potter. The goofs, crazy credits, and trivia they have performed may have not taken your attention. Some are hidden for a reason, while others randomly forgotten.

Genre Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Director David Yates
Stars Ralph Fiennes, Michael Gambon, Alan Rickman, Daniel Radcliffe
IMDB score 8.1