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6 Scenes I’m Secretly Glad They Left Out of the Harry Potter Movies

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As Harry Potter fans, we spend a lot of time lamenting scenes that were left out of the films. (I myself devote around 15 hours per week to the cause.) I get it, there wasn’t TIME. The books are thousands of pages long, and movies are only supposed to be 2.5 hours max. But despite how implausible it would be to include every single facet of wizarding world lore, I will forever and always be bitter about the fact that Peeves, Teddy Lupin, and Dumbledore’s funeral didn’t make the cut.

That being said, there are certain things I am secretly relieved the filmmakers left on the cutting room floor. I say “secretly” because I often encounter people who wish these things had been included in the films, and I don’t like to ruffle feathers. Instead, I’m going to make a whole slideshow about it and just hope those people see it. (Looking at you, GUY WHO I MET IN A VERY LONG LINE AT CVS.) Let’s begin!