'Harry Potter' Fans Are Pointing Out The Biggest Book Omissions In The Movies

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Vote up the most glaring omissions in the Harry Potter movies.

Adaptations from book to film can't get everything from the original onto the big screen, and the Harry Potter movies are a major offender. There is a lot of great – and arguably vital – moments and stories in the series that didn't make the movie cut and fans on Reddit are angrily pointing them out.


  • 1
    56 VOTES

    Harry Doesn't Repair His Wand With The Elder Wand

    From Redditor u/Geralt-of-Labia:

    Harry using the Elder wand to repair the old holly and Phoenix feather wand was a big deal for me and was omitted in the film.

    56 votes
  • 2
    54 VOTES

    Neville Visiting His Parents In St. Mungo's Is Missing

    From Redditor u/Superb-Reply-8355:

    Neville visiting his parents at the hospital. The whole backstory and how he could have been THE CHOSEN ONE.

    54 votes
  • 3
    46 VOTES

    Peeves And SPEW Didn't Make The Cut In The Movies

    From Redditor u/micaroo411:

    Lack of Peeves and SPEW. Dobby not getting his full story told or getting to see his free elf attire.

    From Redditor u/beckiblackout:

    I miss the ghosts (Peeves and the death day party) SO much in the movies. They helped establish Hogwarts itself as a character.

    46 votes
  • 4
    40 VOTES

    The Concept Of Secret Keepers Doesn't Exist In The Movies

    From Redditor u/Nimrif1214:

    It annoys me that there is no mention of the concept of secret keepers (fidelius charm?) in PoA. In the book, Wormtail was a bigger traitor because only he could have told anyone where the Potters were. James trusted Wormtail with his life via a spell. It also put so much suspicion on Sirius since everyone thought he was the secret keeper.

    In the movie, it was just Peter telling Voldemort. There should not be any suspicion on Sirius since anyone could have told Voldemort.

    40 votes
  • 5
    36 VOTES

    Dobby Disappeared Until The Last Movie

    Dobby Disappeared Until The Last Movie
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    From Redditor u/IBlazeMyOwnPath:

    Dobby not mattering at all past the second book, but especially in OoTP until he is shoehorned in last second in seven to make his death matter (which it didn’t).

    36 votes
  • 6
    48 VOTES

    Voldemort's Body Doesn't Remain After He Dies

    From Redditor u/IBlazeMyOwnPath:

    Voldemort’s confetti death completely ruining how important it was that there was a body.

    48 votes