Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)

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Harry Potter learns he is a wizard and enrolls in Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.


Fantasy, Children's


Albus Dumbledore - Richard Harris

Professor McGonagall - Maggie Smith

Hagrid - Robbie Coltrane

Baby Harry Potter - Saunders Triplets

Harry Potter - Daniel Radcliffe

Aunt Petunia Dursley - Fiona Shaw

Dudley Dursley - Harry Melling

Uncle Vernon Dursley - Richard Griffiths

Bartender in Leaky Cauldron - Derek Deadman

Professor Quirrell - Ian Hart

Diagon Alley Boy - Ben Borowiecki

Goblin Bank Teller - Warwick Davis

Griphook - Verne Troyer

Mr Ollivander - John Hurt

"He Who Must Not Be Named" - Richard Bremmer

Lily Potter - Geraldine Sommerville

Station Guard - Harry Taylor

Mrs Weasley - Julie Walters

Ginny Weasley - Bonnie Wright

Percy Weasley - Chris Rankin

Fred Weasley - James Phelps

George Weasley - Oliver Phelps

Ron Weasley - Rupert Grint

Dimpled Woman on Train - Jean Southern

Hermione Granger - Emma Watson

Neville Longbottom - Matthew Lewis

Draco Malfoy - Tom Felton

Crabbe - Jamie Waylett

Goyle - Josh Herdman

Seamus Finnegan - Devon Murray

Dean Thomas - Alfred Enoch

The Sorting Hat - Leslie Phillips

Susan Bones - Eleanor Columbus

Nearly Headless Nick - John Cleese

The Bloody Baron - Terence Bayler

Fat Friar - Simon Fisher-Becker

The Grey Lady - Nina Young

Mr Filch - David Bradley

Professor Snape - Alan Rickman

Madame Hooch - Zoe Wanamaker

Professor Flitwick - Warwick Davis

Lee Jordan - Luke Youngblood

Oliver Wood - Sean Biggerstaff

Fat Lady - Elizabeth Spriggs

Angelina Johnson - Danielle Taylor

Alicia Spinnet - Leilah Sutherland

Katie Bell - Emily Dale

Adrian Pucey - David Holmes

Marcus Flint - Will Theakston

Terrence Higgs - Scott Fern

James Potter - Adrian Rawlins

Firenze - Ray Fearon

Voldemort - Ian Hart




Mrs Norris





Devil's Snare

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Detailed Synopsis

Albus Dumbledore uses his delluminator to capture the light from the streetlamps on Privet Drive. Professor McGonagall transforms from a cat and shortly after, Hagrid arrives on his flying motorcycle and hands Harry Potter to Dumbledore and he leaves a note to Aunt Petunia Dursley and Uncle Vernon Dursley.

Ten years later, Aunt Petunia bangs on the door of the cupboard under the stairs where Harry is kept and tells him to wake up. Dudley Dursley runs down the stairs but stops to repeatedly jump up and down on the stairs above where Harry is kept. Harry walks into the kitchen and Aunt Petunia tells Harry to cook breakfast without burning anything. Dudley counts his birthday presents and starts yelling when he notices there is one less than the year before. Before going to the zoo, Uncle Vernon warns Harry not to act up or he will not eat for a week. After Dudley bangs on the glass of the Burmese python exhibit, Harry apologizes to it and notices it seems to understand him as he talks. Dudley sees the snake moving and shoves Harry aside and Harry makes the glass disappear. Dudley falls into the snake exhibit and the Burmese python tells Harry thanks as it slithers away. The glass reappears and Uncle Vernon sees Harry laughing. A Hogwarts owl drops off a piece of mail addressed to Harry. Dudley sees Harry looking at his letter and takes it from him and gives it to Uncle Vernon who keeps it when he notices it is from Hogwarts. Day after day, more letters arrive from Hogwarts, which Uncle Vernon continues to rip up or burn. On Sunday, the Dursley house is flooded with letters from Hogwarts and Uncle Vernon decides they are going to leave. They go to a remote shack to live and on Harry's 11th birthday, Hagrid shows up and gives Harry a birthday cake. Hagrid introduces himself to Harry and tells Harry he is a wizard, before handing Harry his acceptance letter from Hogwarts. Uncle Vernon tells Hagrid, Harry will not be going to Hogwarts and Aunt Petunia insults Harry's mother Lily Potter. Uncle Vernon insults Dumbledore and Hagrid makes Dudley grow a pig tail when he sees Dudley eating Harry's birthday cake. Hagrid and Harry then leave and go to London.

Hagrid and Harry go into the Leaky Cauldron and Hagrid introduces Harry to the Bartender in Leaky Cauldron and Professor Quirrell. They leave through the back of the Leaky Cauldron and Hagrid taps the brick wall with his umbrella and after the bricks form a door, they enter Diagon Alley. While they walk past a store, Harry hears Diagon Alley Boy get excited about seeing the new Nimbus 2000. They go to Gringotts Bank and Hagrid tells Goblin Bank Teller that Harry wishes to withdraw some money. Hagrid hands the Goblin Bank Teller Harry's key and a top secret letter from Dumbledore addressed to The Head Goblin in charge of all Goblins at Gringotts Bank. Griphook takes Harry and Hagrid to Harry's vault and then they go to vault 713 and Hagrid picks up something bundled in cloth. They travel to Ollivanders and Mr Ollivander helps Harry find the right wand for him. He tells Harry that the wand used by "He Who Must Not Be Named" carried a phoenix feather from the phoenix that shared a feather with the wand that chose Harry. Hagrid knocks on the store window and shows Harry his birthday present, Hedwig. Hagrid tells Harry the story of Voldemort and how Harry's parents Lily Potter and James Potter stood up to Voldemort, but were eventually killed by him. Hagrid tells Harry he has to leave and hands him a ticket from London to Hogwarts by way of Platform 9 3/4. Harry asks Station Guard where Platform 9 3/4 is, but the Station Guard thinks Harry is joking and walks off. Harry hears Mrs Weasley complain about Muggles and he follows her, Ginny Weasley, Percy Weasley, Fred Weasley, George Weasley and Ron Weasley to Platform 9 3/4. Percy goes first, followed by Fred and George. Harry asks Mrs Weasley for help and she explains how to disappear into the wall and come out at the proper platform and Ginny wishes him luck.

Harry gets onto Hogwarts Express and shares a sleeper car with Ron. A Dimpled Woman on Train asks Harry and Ron if they want anything from the food trolley and when Harry notices Ron brought food, he buys everything from the trolley. Ron introduces Harry to Scabbers and before he is about to show Harry a spell, Hermione Granger asks them if they have seen Neville Longbottom's toad, Trevor. After Ron fails at a spell, Hermione uses a spell to fix Harry's broken glasses. They arrive at the station and take boats to Hogwarts. Professor McGonagall tells the first year students that they must go through the process of being sorted into their respective houses and she explains the points system and the house that wins the most points will win the house cup. Neville finds Trevor and Draco Malfoy makes a comment about Harry, which causes the other students to exclaim and Draco introduces Harry to Crabbe and Goyle. When Ron snickers at Draco, Draco insults Ron and tells Harry some wizarding families are better than others. The first year students are brought into the Great Hall and brought to The Sorting Hat. Dumbledore tells the first year students the rules including that the Dark Forest is off limits. The first to get sorted into their house is Hermione, then Draco, Susan Bones, Ron, and Harry. While The Sorting Hat is on Harry, Harry asks it to not put him in Slytherin House and he is placed with Griffindor House.

During dinner, Seamus Finnegan tells Dean Thomas and Neville that he is of mixed heritage. Harry asks Percy who Professor Snape is after Harry had earlier seen Snape staring at him. Nearly Headless Nick introduces himself to the new students and The Grey Lady, The Bloody Baron, and Fat Friar float around the students. Percy gives the password to the Fat Lady and Percy takes the first year students into the Gryfffindor common room. The next morning, Harry and Ron are late to Professor McGonagall's class. Snape introduces his class and points out that fame doesn't equal ability. Mail comes and Dean tells everyone Neville got a Remembrall. Harry reads The Daily Prophet that Ron received and sees that there was a break in at Gringotts in the same vault he and Hagrid went to. Later, Madame Hooch teaches the students how to ride their broomsticks. Neville loses control of his broomstick and eventually falls and breaks his wrist. While Madame Hooch is taking Neville to the hospital, Draco steal Neville's Remembrall. Harry flies after Draco and catches the Remembrall when Draco throws it into the air. Professor McGonagall sees Harry flying and takes him with her and introduces Harry to Oliver Wood and Harry is made the new Gryffindor Quidditch Seeker. Hermione shows Harry the trophy case and he sees that his father won a Quidditch award in 1972 as a Seeker. The staircase moves as Harry, Hermione and Ron are walking up it and as they go to leave a room they aren't supposed to be, they see Mrs Norris and run away. They enter a locked room and come face to face with Fluffy who chases them out of the room. Hermione later figures out that Fluffy was guarding something.

Oliver explains the rules of Quidditch to Harry and shows him the Golden Snitch. Professor Flitwick teaches the students about the making of charm spells that can make things fly. As Ron is trying the spell, Hermione corrects him in the proper way of saying the spell. After class, Ron is making fun of the way Hermione corrected him and she hears him and runs away. At Halloween dinner, Neville tells Harry that Hermione was crying in the bathroom. Professor Quirrell runs into the Great Hall and yells there is a Troll in the dungeon. As they are walking back to the Gryffindor common room, Harry and Ron decide to leave and tell Hermione of the danger. They see the Troll go into the girl's bathroom. Hermione walks out of a stall and the Troll swings his club at her. Harry and Ron start throwing pieces of the destroyed stalls at the Troll and Ron eventually knocks the Troll out when he causes the Troll's club to levitate and then fall on the Troll's head. Professor McGonagall, Snape and Professor Quirrell run into the bathroom and Hermione takes the blame and Gryffindor loses five points, but gains ten for Harry and Ron's bravery. Harry notices that Snape has a limp and thinks Snape was trying to get whatever Fluffy is guarding. An owl drops a package for Harry and it turns out to be a Nimbus 2000. The Quidditch games starts with Oliver Wood, Harry, Katie Bell, Fred, George, Angelina Johnson and Alicia Spinnet on the Gryffindor team and Adrian Pucey, Marcus Flint and Terrence Higgs on the Slytherin team, while Lee Jordan is the announcer for the game. Angelina Johnson scores the first points, followed by Katie Bell. Marcus Flint takes the Beater club and knocks Oliver Wood unconscious with the Bludger and Slytherin starts to come back into the game. As Harry starts to go after the Snitch, his broom starts to act on its own. Hermione sees Snape mouthing spells and she starts a fire under Snape, who bumps into a professor who bumps into Professor Quirrell. Harry is able to regain control of his broom and catches the Snitch in his mouth and wins the game for Gryffindor.

Harry, Hermione and Ron tell Hagrid they think Snape was trying to curse Harry and tell him they think he is trying to steal whatever is hidden in the room with Fluffy, but Hagrid tells them not to meddle in places they don't belong and accidentally mentions the name Nicholas Flamel. Harry and Ron are playing Wizard's Chess when Hermione comes up to them and suggests they look in the restricted section of the library for information on Nicholas Flamel. On Christmas Day, Harry gets Christmas presents for the first time in his life including the Invisibility Cloak. Harry uses the cloak to go into the restricted area of the library and is almost caught by Mr Filch. As he is trying to get away, Harry sees Snape confront Professor Quirrell about his loyalty. Mr Filch shows Snape and Professor Quirrell the lantern he found in the restricted section. As Harry is walking back to his room he comes across the Mirror of Erised which shows him images of his dead parents. Harry runs to Ron and shows him the mirror which shows Ron holding the Quidditch cup as Quidditch Captain. Harry spends the next few nights sitting in front of the mirror until Dumbledore catches him and warns him about the effects of the Mirror of Erised. After Christmas break, Hermione finds a book that mentions Nicholas Flamel was the maker of the Sorceror's Stone which can turn metal into stone and produce the Elixir of Life. They go to Hagrid's hut and tell him they know about the Sorceror's Stone. They tell him they think Snape is trying to steal the stone, but Hagrid tells them he is one of the professors protecting it. As they are talking to Hagrid, Fang starts sniffing Ron's face. Hagrid pulls out a dragon egg, which hatches into a Norwegian Ridgeback dragon, which Hagrid names Norbert. As they are walking back to the Gryffindor common room, they are stopped by Professor McGonagall who deducts points from both Gryffindor and Slytherin for Harry, Ron, Hermione and Draco, who tattled on them to Professor McGonagall, for being out past curfew and they are each given detention.

For detention they are brought by Mr Filch to help Hagrid in the Dark Forest. Hagrid tells them Dumbledore made him send Norbert to Romania. They follow Hagrid and Fang into the forest and find unicorn blood and Hagrid tells them he found one dead a few weeks ago and their goal is to find the wounded unicorn. They split up and Harry and Draco go with Fang. They come across a robed figure hunched over the wounded unicorn and Fang and Draco run away, leaving Harry. As the robed figure glides towards Harry, Harry is saved by Firenze who warns Harry the Dark Forest isn't safe. Firenze tells Harry, the robed figure was Voldemort and the Sorcerer's Stone is in Hogwarts. Harry tells Hermione and Ron about Voldemort and that Snape doesn't want the Sorcerer's Stone for himself, but for Voldemort. Harry's scar starts to hurt and he figures out Hagrid must have told someone how to get past Fluffy, and Hagrid reveals the trick to get past Fluffy. Harry, Hermione and Ron run to Professor McGonagall and tell her they have to speak to Dumbledore about the Sorcerer's Stone, but she tells them Dumbledore is gone. They decide to go to the trapdoor under Fluffy that night. As they are trying to sneak out, Neville stops them and Hermione uses a freeze spell on him.

They go to the room with the trapdoor and find Fluffy asleep. As they are about to go into the trapdoor, Fluffy wakes up when the harp used to keep it asleep stops and they are forced to jump down the trapdoor. They land on Devil's Snare and when Ron has trouble relaxing enough to slip through it, Hermione uses a light spell to free him. They walk into a room filled with winged keys and Harry uses a broom to catch the key to the next room as the other keys chase him. In the next room is a large chessboard, which mimics Wizard's Chess. They take different positions on the board as Ron coordinates their and their respective chess pieces movements. Ron sacrifices himself in order to win the game and Hermione stays behind with an injured Ron and to send a message to Dumbledore while Harry continues on. Harry enters the last room and finds Professor Quirrell staring at the Mirror of Erised. Professor Quirrell tells Harry, Snape was actually trying to save him during the Quidditch match and Snape knew he was up to something. Professor Quirrell wonders how to get the Sorcerer's Stone and a voice suggests he use Harry. Harry looks into the mirror and the mirror shows him the Sorcerer's Stone is in his pocket. Harry lies to Professor Quirrell about what he sees in the mirror and Professor Quirrell removes his headdress, revealing Voldemort's head living on the back of his skull. Professor Quirrell attacks Harry, but Harry manages to kill him when he notices that his touch wounds him and Harry causes Professor Quirrell to dissolve by touching him in the face. As Harry is holding the Sorcerer's Stone, Voldemort's spirit comes at him and Harry goes unconscious. Harry wakes up in the hospital to presents left to him by his admirers. Dumbledore tells Harry the Sorcerer's Stone has been destroyed. Dumbledore warns Harry that there are ways in which Voldemort may return. During the end of semester dinner, Gryffindor wins the house cup due to the actions of Harry, Hermione, Ron, and Neville. As Harry is leaving, Hagrid gives him a photo album with a photo of Harry as a baby with his parents.