Fans Describe The Worst, Most Annoying Moments From The 'Harry Potter' Movies And Books

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Vote up the most frustratingly annoying moments from Harry Potter lore.

The Harry Potter books are beloved by multiple generations but that doesn't mean they're perfect. Fans of both the books and movies have come together on Reddit to point out the worst and most annoying moments – both big and small – that they can't get out of their head.


  • 1
    78 VOTES

    Harry Doesn't Use The Two-Way Mirror To Talk To Sirius

    From Redditor u/StaciaBeaverhausen:

    I hate that in OOTP Harry gets the two-way mirror from Sirius and not ONCE does he think to use it. Like, he just basically gave him a telephone, but Harry forgets about it and goes to Umbridge’s fireplace instead?? What??

    78 votes
  • 2
    107 VOTES

    Harry Breaks The Elder Wand

    From Redditor u/Team_Voldemort:

    Movies - 'oh look I have a broken wand and the most powerful wand ever created. Maybe I should fix my wand before getting rid of the deathstick. No f*ck that snap it toss it off the side of a bridge for hardcore drama.'

    107 votes
  • 3
    93 VOTES

    Harry And Ginny's Romance

    From Redditor u/Geonerd07:

    Anything to do with Ginny and Harry's romantic relationship. It was so forced in the movies. Especially that kiss at the Battle of Hogwarts. At least with Cho there was some build up and meaning to that fling.

    93 votes
  • 4
    96 VOTES

    Voldemort's Death

    From Redditor u/That5YearOld:

    Personally worst movie scene was Voldemort's death. In the book he just falls over, proving Dumbledore right. Death isn't that bad, there are many things worse than that, and after all of Voldemort's work to be immortal, it was satisfying to just see him fall over like any other dead wizard.

    96 votes
  • 5
    81 VOTES

    Hermione Not Wanting To Say Voldemort's Name

    From Redditor u/fredbrightfrog:

    Hermione being scared of the name doesn't even make sense to start with.

    She never heard of Voldemort until she was nearly 12-years-old (birthday in September, making her one of the oldest of the year, probably only found out she was a witch in like July). No one that learned about something at 11 or 12, something that stopped being a threat 10 years previously, is going to have that same deep fear that people like Ron would have had growing up with it.

    I just don't buy it.

    81 votes
  • 6
    63 VOTES

    Alohamora Is Fairly Pointless

    From Redditor u/ArtfulPandora:

    Alohomora basically makes locks obsolete unless they are like magically reinforced which in turn makes the spell obsolete.

    63 votes