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.