15 Times We Cried While Watching the Harry Potter Movies

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8. Bellatrix Kills Sirius Black

Harry Potter’s next vision shows Voldemort torturing Harry’s godfather, Sirius Black, for information on the prophecy. Of course, Sirius doesn’t give him anything. Before Harry can save Sirius, Dolores Umbridge catches him trying to leave. She calls in Professor Snape, who declines to help, but Harry Potter relays the message to him: “They have Padfoot at the place where it’s hidden.”

The Order saves Sirius Black. Later, when Harry Potter and Dumbledore’s Army infiltrates the Hall of Prophecy, Lucius Malfoy and his squad of Death Eaters are waiting to attack. A fight erupts, but the Death Eater’s have the advantage with their more advanced magic. Mid-fight, Harry’s friends are taken captive by Death Eaters, so Harry hands the prophecy over to Malfoy.

Then, the Order arrives. Sirius punches Lucius in the face and the Prophecy crashes to the floor. The fight begins again, with Sirius urging all the children to leave. Harry decides to stay by his side and fight. His skills are tested, but even Sirius remarks that Harry can hold his own when Harry disarms Lucius. Caught up in the thrill of the fight, Sirius says, “Nice one, James,” stunning Harry for a moment. In his pause, Sirius sends Lucius flying but doesn’t realize Bellatrix is nearby. She casts the Killing Curse on Sirius. Music plays over Harry’s anguished cries, but his face says it all. Remus Lupin tries to hold him back, but Harry breaks free and goes after Bellatrix.

Though the time spent together was brief, Harry and Sirius loved each other a lot and considered each other the only family they had left. After escaping Azkaban, Sirius immediately invites Harry to live with him. But Harry can’t because Sirius spends a majority of his time on the run. During his time with the Order, Sirius protects Harry while also keeping him in the loop. As his godson, Harry went to Sirius for loads of advice.

Between the character’s personality and Gary Oldman’s action, Sirius quickly became all of our godfathers. And then he was ripped away.

Movie: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix