15 Times We Cried While Watching the Harry Potter Movies

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15. Harry Potter Dies/Sees His Parents

Voldemort offers Harry Potter one last chance to surrender. After learning the truth about the Horcruxes and seeing all his fallen comrades, Harry decides to go to the Forbidden Forest. Before he leaves, he shares the truth to Hermione, who offers to go with him. Of course, Harry goes alone but makes sure to keep the Resurrection Stone on him. He knows what’s going to happen next but doesn’t feel prepared.

He’s 17-years-old and sacrificing himself for wizards everywhere.

He sees the echoes of all his loved ones who passed away and asks Sirius what it feels like to die. Then, he asks if they’ll stay with him as he goes, and his mother responds, “Always.” First of all, way too soon. Second of all, way too soon. When Hagrid sees Harry, he freaks out. Immediately, Voldemort strikes with Avada Kadavra and Harry doesn’t resist.

In limbo, Harry sees Voldemort’s broken form and meets with Dumbledore. For some reason, Harry’s afterlife looks like King’s Cross Station. Dumbledore explains that Harry destroyed the Horcrux inside of him. Back in the land of the living, Narcissa declares that Harry is dead as Voldemort forces Hagrid to carry Harry’s body back to the castle.

Voldemort calls for everyone to just give up, but Neville delivers an empowering speech.

"“People die every day. Friends, family. Yeah, we lost Harry tonight. But he’s still with us. In [our hearts]. So’s Fred, and Remus, and Tonks. All of them. They didn’t die in vain. But you will. Because you’re wrong. Harry’s heart did beat for us. For all of us!”"

At this, Harry falls from Hagrid’s arms and the final battle ensues.

Movie: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2

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Of course,  no one really needs a reminder of all the times we felt devastated while watching the Harry Potter films, which became significantly darker with every year. But as each film taught us, as long as you have friends by your side or remember to turn on the light, you’ll be alright.

And don’t forget to watch Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them in theaters!