Director: Chris Columbus

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Film:Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: Part 2 of Harry Potter

Chris Columbus

The next installment in the Harry Potter series finds young wizard Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) and his friends Ron Weasley (Rupert Grint) and Hermione Granger (Emma Watson) facing new challenges during their second year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry as they try to uncover a dark force that is terrorizing the school.

Film:Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone: Part 1 of Harry Potter

Chris Columbus

In this enchanting film adaptation of J.K. Rowling’s delightful bestseller, Harry Potter learns on his 11th birthday that he is the orphaned son of two powerful wizards and posseses magical powers of his own. At Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Harry embarks on the adventure of a lifetime. He learns the high-flying sport Quidditch and plays a thrilling game with living chess pieces on his way to face a Dark Wizard bent on destroying him. For the most extraordinary adventure, see you on Platform 9 3/4!

Film:Mrs. Doubtfire

Mrs. Doubtfire

Chris Columbus

This huge 1993 hit for Robin Williams and director Chris Columbus (Home Alone), based on a novel called Alias Madame Doubtfire by Anne Fine, stars Williams as a loving but flaky father estranged from his frustrated wife (Sally Field). Devastated by a court order limiting his time with the children, Williams’s character disguises himself as a warm, old British nanny who becomes the kids’ best friend. As with Dustin Hoffman’s performance in Tootsie, Williams’s drag act—buried under layers of latex and padding—is the show, and everything and…

Film:Home Alone

Home Alone

Chris Columbus

Now and forever a favorite among kids, this 1990 comedy written by John Hughes (The Breakfast Club) and directed by Chris Columbus (Mrs. Doubtfire) ushered Macaulay Culkin onto the screen as a troubled 8-year-old who doesn’t comfortably mesh with his large family. He’s forced to grow a little after being accidentally left behind when his folks and siblings fly off to Paris. A good-looking boy, Culkin lights up the screen during several funny sequences, the most famous of which finds him screaming for joy when he realizes he’s unsupervised in his own…

Film:Harry Potter film series

Harry Potter film series

Chris Columbus, Alfonso Cuarón, Mike Newell, David Yates

Say you’ve spent the first 10 years of your life sleeping under the stairs of a family who loathes you. Then, in an absurd, magical twist of fate you find yourself surrounded by wizards, a caged snowy owl, a phoenix-feather wand, and jellybeans that come in every flavor, including strawberry, curry, grass, and sardine. Not only that, but you discover that you are a wizard yourself!

Thus, the Harry Potter series begins. Join Harry in his first year at Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry, and you won’t be able to resist watching the whole series. Each film is a 1-year-long adventure, and with each year of growth Harry’s adventures become more complex and dangerous.

The book series is also available.

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