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Order of the PhoenixThe World Cup is over, the world premieres have come and gone, and now it's finally time to start saying goodbye to "Harry Potter."

Tune into MTV Movies Blog all week long for our series of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2" primers, where we'll look back on each film in the series and highlight the details you need to remember going into the grand finale. For a full recap on the previous films, head here!

After the jump, we break down some integral moments from "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" that end up being very important come the series' conclusion.


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Harry Potter Greatest Moments

By Kristen Shalbinski

The end is upon us, Potterheads: "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1" is officially in theaters. I'm getting goose bumps just thinking about seeing it (again)! It's been almost 10 years since we joined our favorite boy wizard for his first trip on the Hogwarts Express, and Harry sure has faced some obstacles along the way. Six films later, we're almost at the end (sniff, lone tear forming in corner of eye, sniff). And so, in honor of this decade-long franchise, here is a list of the 10 most memorable moments from the "Harry Potter" films thus far, in chronological order and not including "Deathly Hallows: Part 1" and "Part 2."

10. "You're a Wizard Harry" ("Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone")
This is the moment that started our decade long journey with Harry. After their escape from Privet Drive and the massive amounts of Hogwarts letters, the Dursleys flee to a deserted shack by the sea. At exactly 12:00 a.m. on Harry's 11th birthday, our favorite giant Hagrid breaks down the door and gives young Potter the news he has waited for his entire life: "You're a wizard, Harry."
Why It's Memorable: A giant breaking into a house and bending a shotgun is pretty memorable, but the news that Harry is a wizard? That's life-changing.


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Harry Potter and the Order of the PhoenixWe're all about "Harry Potter" this week at MTV Movies Blog, and we figure there is no better way to celebrate the beginning of the end of the beloved franchise than by looking back at the six previous films.

So each day this week we've been providing recaps of the earlier "Harry Potter" movies. Consider them a kind of affectionate Cliff's Notes and a much-need refresher to prepare for the November 19 release of "Deathly Hallows: Part 1." We've already brought you up to speed on "Sorcerer's Stone," "Chamber of Secrets," "Prisoner of Azkaban" and "Goblet of Fire," so we suggest you catch up before diving into the fifth installment of the "Potter" saga, "Order of the Phoenix," also known as "Harry Potter Goes Through Puberty."

"Order of the Phoenix" is one of the darkest films (and novels) in the entire series, and part of that comes from the fact that it includes the first major death in the series (no offense, Cedric) as well as the fact that 15-year-old Harry Potter is dealing with all the drama and trouble that comes with transforming into an adult at the same time that he's rebelling against the responsibilities that entails. Read More...

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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood PrinceNo need to fear, all you fans of "Harry Potter" in 3D out there. Despite Warner Bros.'s announcement earlier this week that "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1" would not be released in 3-D as initially planned because the post-production work could not be completed in time for its November 19 release, Variety reports that Warner Bros. is in the process of converting all four of director David Yates' "Harry Potter" titles into 3-D for Blu-Ray.

Right now, work has already begun on "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince," with "Order of the Phoenix" to be the next in line. The conversion is being done by Prime Focus, who received a lot of flack for their shoddy last-minute conversion of "Clash of the Titans," but hopefully they have learned their lesson since. Variety reports that the 3D work is "proceeding methodically." Read More...

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