12 things that were missed from the Harry Potter movies that I wish they didn’t!


Okay, so I love the Harry Potter books (I’m sure you’ve realised by now) and the movies! I know that they can’t fit everything and I’m okay with that, but there are some characters and events that I really wished they did add! Seriously I still would have watched these movies if they were 5 hours long each! But anyway, now moving on to the 10 things I wish made it to the movie!

All of the photos are from Pottermore and credit goes to them!

12. Kreacher’s Redemption


Even though he did lie to Harry in the books and say that Sirius wasn’t home when he was, which lead Harry to believe that Sirius was in the Ministry with Voldemort being tortured (look at that, another thing that wasn’t in the movie). After Harry gave Kreacher ‘Master Regulus’s’ locket, Kreacher became very helpful and wasn’t rude to Hermione or Ron and obeyed all of Harry’s request without question.

11. Charlie Weasley


I know that you hear about him a couple times and he is in the back of the Weasley family photo in Egypt, but I also noticed that the Bill in that photo doesn’t look like the actor they actually used in the later movies.. I just wish you met him once! Like, why don’t we see him at Bill and Fleurs wedding?? He was the Best Man! He was at the Battle of Hogwarts too and we didn’t see him.. All I want is to see what he looks like!

10. All the security measures put on the Philosopher’s Stone


They missed two of the puzzles/challenges that were used to protect the Philosopher’s Stone! This annoyed me because in the movie Hagrid says that Snape is one of the teachers protecting the stone, yet you never see his Potion Puzzle. You also don’t see Quirrel’s Troll Challenge, even though the troll was already dead when Harry and Hermione got to it in the book I still think it should have been included. In the movie, it really doesn’t seem like much protection for something that valuable.

9. Quidditch (I’m just going to do this as a broad category as there is a lot that surrounded Quidditch that was missed)


Luna Commentating Quidditch

The fight between Harry, Fred & George and Draco that leads to Harry, Fred & George being banned for life from Quidditch by Dolores Umbridge (well it didn’t last long haha) and their brooms being locked in her office. This also leads to Ginny playing seeker while Fred & George are off the team (and then they leave Hogwarts anyway).

Ron’s crappy playing that leads to the “Weasley is our King” song that was started by  Slytherin house that then turns against them when Weasley is our King gets taken over by Gryffindors after a good match from Ron.

“Weasley is our King” Slytherin Version

Weasley cannot save a thing,
He cannot block a single ring,
That’s why Slytherins all sing:
Weasley is our King.
Weasley was born in a bin
He always lets the Quaffle in
Weasley will make sure we win
Weasley is our King.
Weasley is our King,
Weasley is our King,
He always lets the Quaffle in
Weasley is our King.


“Weasley is our King” Gryffindor edition

Weasley is our King,
Weasley is our King,
He didn’t let the Quaffle in
Weasley is our King.
Weasley can save anything,
He never leaves a single ring,
That’s why Gryffindors all sing:
Weasley is our King.

Gryffindor winning the Quidditch Cup


8. Percey Weasley’s Betrayal


I know we see this briefly, but there is a lot more to it in the books than was portrayed in the movies.

7. S.P.E.W & Winky


If you haven’t read the book you will have no idea what S.P.E.W is. Society for the Promotion of Elfish Warfare is an organization that Hermione started. The organisation was to help get better rights for House Elves and she started by knitting Hats for the Elves and hidden them so the Hogwarts house elves accidently find them and they are set free.. It turns out that Dobby was actually taking all the hats that Hermione made.

Also on the same line of elves, you will also not know who or what Winky is without reading the books!

Winky was Barty Crouch’s house elf and was dismissed when she was discovered ,with Harry’s wand that had just been used to create the dark mark, in the forest next to the Quidditch world cup camp ground. After she was no longer in Barty’s command Dumbledore invited her to come and work at Hogwarts where all she seemed to do is drink Butterbeer, which is alcoholic to Elves.


6. All the information thatDumbledoree gives Harry about Voldemort


Everything about Tom Riddles parents and the Gaunt family was never talked about in the movies. The only scenes we see in the pensieve are Tom’s conversation with Slughorn and when Dumbledore first meets Tom in the orphanage. This also means that if you haven’t read the books you never knew how close Neville was to having Harry’s life.


5. Professor Binns & Nicholas De Mimsy Porpington’s Deathday Party


I don’t even think Professor Binns was mentioned in the movie let alone see him.



Nick was obviously seen in the movies but there was never a mention of his five -hundredth Deathday party! Nick invited Harry in the hopes that the Headless hunt would be impressed that Nick has a friend that is as famous as Harry Potter and that they would allow him to join the Headless Hunt.

Harry of course, brings along Ron & Hermione where they enjoy rotting food and horrible music.

While at the party Peeves plays a joke on Hermione and Moaning Myrtle where Myrtle gets very angry at Hermione for something Peeves claims she said.



4.  Veelas


A Veela is a part human part magical being. Veelas are first seen as the mascots for the Bulgaria at the Quidditch world cup in Goblet of Fire. A Veela is similar to a Siren in Greek Mythology. Their looks and dance are seductive to men and can cause them to do wild things to get near them.

Fleur Delacore is a part Veela as her Grandmother was a full Veela.




3. The Challenges that Harry faces in the maze in the last task of the Tri-Wizard Tournament.


In the movie Harry only faces Krum being bewitched and the hedges, whereas in the Book he faces a Sphynx, a boggart shaped as a Dementor, a Blast-Ended Skrewt and a golden mist that turned everything upside down.


2. Fred and George’s destruction and depature from Hogwarts


Fred and George set off Portable Swamps! It’s actually amazing how intelligent they are to develope all these products and the only ones you see in the movies are the skiving snack boxes

One of my favourite parts of the Harry Potter and the Order of the Pheonix book is this

‘very good, Argus,’ she said. ‘You two,’ she went on, gazing down at Fred and George, ‘are about to learn what happens to wrongdoers in my school.’

‘You know what?’ said Fred. ‘I don’t think we are.’

He turned to his twin.

‘George,’ said Fred, ‘I Think we’ve outgrown full-time education.’

‘Yeah, I’ve been feeling that way myself,’ said George lightly.

‘Time to test out talents in the real world, d’you reckon?’ asked Fred.

‘Definitely,’ said George.

And before Umbridge could say a word, they raised their wands and said together:

Accio Brooms!

Harry heard a loud crash somewhere in the distance. Looking to his left, he ducked just in time. Fred and George’s broomsticks, one still trailing the heavy chain and iron peg with which Umbridge had fastened them to the wall, were hurtling along the corridor towards their owners; they turned left, streaked down the stairs and stopped sharply in front of the twins, the chain clattering loudly on the flagged stone floor.

‘We won’t be seeing you,’ Fred told Professor Umbridge, swinging his leg over his broomstick.

‘Yeah, don’t bother to keep in touch,’ said George, mounting his own.

Fred looked around at the assembled students, at the silent, watchful crowd.

‘If anyone fancies buying a Portable Swamp, as demonstrated upstairs, come to number ninety-three, Diagon Alley – Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes,’ he said in a loud voice. ‘Our new premises!’

‘Special discounts to Hogwarts students who swear they’re going to use our products to get rid of this old bat,’ added George, pointing at Professor Umbridge.

‘STOP THEM!’ Shrieked Umbridge, but it was too late. As the Inquisitorial Squad closed in, Fred and George kicked off from the floor, shooting fifteen feet into the air, the iron peg swinging dangerously below. Fred  looked across the hall at the poltergeist bobbing on his level above the crowd.

‘Give her hell from us, Peeves,’

And Peeves, who Harry had never seen take an order from the student before, swept his belled hat from his head and sprang to a salute as Fred and George wheeled about to tumultuous applause from the students below and sped out of the open front doors into the glorious sunset.

–  Harry Potter and the Order of the Pheonix by J.K. Rowling

1. Peeves!


How could you not put Peeves in the movie! Anyone that has read the book will understand!


There is so much more that was missed when making the movies that I wished I could have been in the movies!

What was the bit you were most disappointed didn’t make it to the movie?? Let me know in the comments!


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