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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)

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With their warning about Lord Voldemort's return scoffed at, Harry and Dumbledore are targeted by the Wizard authorities as an authoritarian bureaucrat slowly seizes power at Hogwarts.



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Nominated for 2 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 14 wins & 38 nominations. See more awards »



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After a lonely summer on Privet Drive, Harry returns to a Hogwarts full of ill-fortune. Few of students and parents believe him or Dumbledore that Voldemort is really back. The ministry had decided to step in by appointing a new Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher that proves to be the nastiest person Harry has ever encountered. Harry also can't help stealing glances with the beautiful Cho Chang. To top it off are dreams that Harry can't explain, and a mystery behind something Voldemort is searching for. With these many things Harry begins one of his toughest years at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Written by HPfan

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Evil Must Be Confronted. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sequences of fantasy violence and frightening images | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

11 July 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix: The IMAX Experience  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office


$150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£16,493,305 (UK) (13 July 2007)


$292,000,866 (USA) (7 December 2007)

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Padfoot, Sirius Black's canine form, animagus, was played by a Scottish Deerhound named Cleod. See more »


In the veil room, when the Death Eaters have all but Harry at wand-point, Bellatrix is shown first holding Hermione hostage. Immediately in the next shot she is being held by a male Death Eater, and Bellatrix is shown later to be holding Neville at Wand-Point. See more »


[first lines]
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Crazy Credits

The ending credits are presented in the same typeface as Professor Umbridge's numerous educational decrees. See more »


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Hedwig's Theme
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User Reviews

Amazing movie put forth by a stellar cast!
28 June 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Once again, I believe that the series is only getting better with each progressive movie. I attended a preview screening tonight and was completely blown away by the movie. While quite a bit of detail was lost in the movie, how can you really expect a three hour movie to capture what takes Rowling hundreds of pages to explain? This said, Yates did a great job capturing the spirit of the book, and he had me on my seat from the first scene all the way through the end of the movie. I cried, I laughed, and I am pretty sure there were a few times where I couldn't breathe from the tension.

What really made the movie for me was the talent of the actors. As expected, the older cast members deliver some of the best acting England has to offer. Sidenote: there is something about Emma Thompson where every time she cries in a movie, I start tearing up myself. I was especially impressed with how much Daniel, Emma (Watson), and Rupert have improved their acting since the last movie. Having come from seeing Daniel in Equus two weeks ago, I was expecting a lot from him. Even after seeing him display more intensity than I thought possible on stage, he surprised me in Phoenix. His emotions were so raw and genuine that I literally got goosebumps.

Well done to the cast and crew! I can't wait for the next one!!

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