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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2001)

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Let the Magic Begin. 2001/11/16 152 min.


"Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" is a fantasy movie that has many things in common with "The Lord of the Rings" series. It is based on the famous story about Harry Potter, who gets caught up in an evil wizard's plot to get his hands on a mysterious Philosopher's Stone. If you have not read any book by J.K. Rowling, then this is a good start for you to know more about her world and the way it is put together.

The movie starts off with a flashback, where Harry Potter used to go to a magic school. During his time there, he fell in love with a girl named Hermione Granger. After she left him, he decided to do something that he had never done before. In order to find out the secret to her disappearance, he got enrolled in Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, a school of wizards and witches where he will train himself to fight evil.

At first, the movie is a bit slow, but you will be fascinated by its plot. The movie starts off with the destruction of most of the magical beings of Hogwarts. Harry Potter is only saved because of a lucky potion.

The next thing that you should be expecting from this movie is an action-filled movie. Unlike the "Lord of the Rings" series, Harry is seen fighting monsters all throughout the movie. The movie is full of interesting characters and situations. All of them add a unique flavor to the movie.

I must say that J.K. Rowling is a great author and the story is an excellent one. You will definitely be attracted to the story and will be thinking about it for a long time. Of course, you will find the movie tedious at times and it is quite easy to get annoyed with its length. The movie is not really the kind of movie that you can watch in a night. But once you get through its boring parts, you will feel satisfied by what you saw. And most of all, you will feel a sense of satisfaction when you will see that you have read the story so many times.

Overall, I really enjoyed watching the movie and I believe that you will enjoy it too. The movie is a masterpiece and you will see so many changes from the book that you will find it hard to stop reading it.

Movies like these are great if you love reading books. If you are not good with movies, then you can check out some other kind of movies for your entertainment. The only problem is that you have to wait for the movie to come out.

Original title Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
TMDb Rating 7.9 16240 votes
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