The "Harry Potter" films, based on J.K. Rowling's beloved book series, features a wide array of memorable characters. Here are ten of the most iconic and beloved characters from the movies:

Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe)

The titular character and the central figure in the series, Harry is a young wizard who discovers his magical heritage and embarks on a journey to defeat the dark wizard Voldemort.

Hermione Granger (Emma Watson)

Harry's best friend and one of the brightest students at Hogwarts, Hermione is known for her intelligence, resourcefulness, and loyalty.

Ron Weasley (Rupert Grint)

Another of Harry's best friends, Ron is known for his loyalty, humor, and bravery, as well as his large and loving Weasley family.

Albus Dumbledore (Richard Harris/Michael Gambon)

The wise and enigmatic headmaster of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Dumbledore is a mentor to Harry and a key figure in the fight against Voldemort.

Severus Snape (Alan Rickman)

A complex character with a mysterious past, Snape is initially seen as a villain but is revealed to have a crucial role in the series' overarching story.

Hagrid (Robbie Coltrane)

The gentle giant and Keeper of Keys and Grounds at Hogwarts, Hagrid is a beloved character known for his love of magical creatures and his loyalty to Harry.

Sirius Black (Gary Oldman)

Harry's godfather and a member of the Order of the Phoenix, Sirius plays a significant role in Harry's life and the fight against Voldemort.

Bellatrix Lestrange (Helena Bonham Carter)

A sadistic and fanatical follower of Voldemort, Bellatrix is a formidable and memorable antagonist in the series.

Minerva McGonagall (Maggie Smith)

The strict but fair Deputy Headmistress and head of Gryffindor House, McGonagall is a skilled witch and teacher who cares deeply for her students.

Dobby the House Elf (voiced by Toby Jones)

A free-spirited and endearing house-elf, Dobby is known for his loyalty to Harry and his memorable catchphrase, "Dobby is a free elf."

Throw on your invisibility cloak and memorize a good spell -- it's about to get magical! Join us as we count down our picks for the top 10 Harry Potter characters

In this video, counts down our picks for the top 10 Harry Potter characters. For this list, we're looking at characters found within Harry Potter's fictional universe, and are ranking them based on their popularity with fans, their inner strength and their magical skills. But, perhaps most importantly, we're choosing those characters which are the most layered and interesting.

Now, grab your wands and practice your spells -- it's about to get magical.




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