After burying Dobby, Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) asks the goblin Griphook (Warwick Davis) to help him, along with Ron Weasley (Rupert Grint) and Hermione Granger (Emma Watson), break into Bellatrix Lestrange’s (Helena Bonham Carter) vault at Gringotts bank, suspecting a Horcrux may be there. Griphook agrees, in exchange for the Sword of Gryffindor. Wandmaker Ollivander (John Hurt) tells Harry that two wands taken from Malfoy Manor belonged to Bellatrix and Draco Malfoy (Tom Felton), though Draco’s has changed its allegiance to Harry.
In the vault, they discover another Horcrux: Helga Hufflepuff’s cup. Harry retrieves it, but Griphook snatches the sword and abandons them. Trapped by security, they release the dragon guardian and flee on its back. Harry has a vision of Lord Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes) at Gringotts, furious at the theft. Harry also realises that there is a Horcrux at Hogwarts which is somehow connected to Rowena Ravenclaw. The trio apparate into Hogsmeade, where Aberforth Dumbledore (Ciaran Hinds) reveals a secret passageway into Hogwarts.
Severus Snape (Alan Rickman) hears of Harry’s return and warns staff and students of punishment for aiding Harry. Harry confronts Snape, who flees after Minerva McGonagall (Maggie Smith) challenges him to a duel. McGonagall gathers the Hogwarts community for battle. At Luna Lovegood’s (Evanna Lynch) insistence, Harry speaks to Helena Ravenclaw’s ghost, who reveals that Voldemort performed “dark magic” on her mother’s diadem, located in the Room of Requirement. In the Chamber of Secrets, Hermione destroys the Horcrux cup with a Basilisk fang. In the Room of Requirement, Draco, Blaise Zabini (Louise Cordice) and Gregory Goyle (Josh Herdman) attack Harry, but Ron and Hermione intervene. Goyle casts a Fiendfyre curse; unable to control it, he is burned to death while Harry and his friends save Malfoy and Zabini. Harry stabs the diadem with the Basilisk fang, and Ron kicks it into the inferno to be destroyed. As Voldemort’s army attacks, Harry, seeing into Voldemort’s mind, realises that Voldemort’s snake Nagini is the final Horcrux. After entering the boathouse, the trio witness Voldemort telling Snape that the Elder Wand cannot serve Voldemort until Snape dies; he then orders Nagini to kill Snape. Dying, Snape weeps and tells Harry to take his tears to the Pensieve. Meanwhile, Fred Weasley (James Phelps), Remus Lupin (David Thewlis), and Nymphadora Tonks (Natalia Tena) are killed in the chaos at Hogwarts.
The Pensieve shows Snape’s memories to Harry: Snape despised Harry’s late father James (Adrian Rawlins), who bullied him, he loved his late mother Lily (Geraldine Somerville). Following her death, Snape worked with Albus Dumbledore (Michael Gambon) to protect Harry from Voldemort due to his love for Lily. Harry also learns that Dumbledore was dying and wished for Snape to kill him, and that the Patronus doe he saw in the woods that led him to the sword was conjured by Snape. Harry learns that he himself became a Horcrux when Voldemort originally failed to kill him; he must die to destroy the piece of Voldemort’s soul within himself. Harry uses the Resurrection Stone to summon his deceased loved ones, to comfort him and strengthen his courage, before he surrenders himself to Voldemort in the Forbidden Forest. Voldemort casts the Killing Curse upon Harry, who finds himself in limbo. Dumbledore’s spirit meets him and explains that Harry is free of Voldemort, and can choose to move on.
Voldemort announces Harry’s apparent death to everyone at Hogwarts and demands their surrender. As Neville Longbottom (Matthew Lewis) gives a defiant response and draws the sword from the Sorting Hat, Harry reveals he is still alive; the Malfoys and many Death Eaters abandon Voldemort. While Harry confronts Voldemort in a duel throughout the castle, Molly Weasley (Julie Walters) kills Bellatrix in the Great Hall and Neville decapitates Nagini, making Voldemort mortal. Harry and Voldemort’s fight ends with Voldemort’s own Killing Curse rebounding and obliterating him. After the battle, Harry explains to Ron and Hermione that the Elder Wand recognised him as its true master after he disarmed Draco, who had earlier disarmed its previous owner, Dumbledore. Instead of claiming the Elder Wand, Harry destroys it.
Nineteen years later, Harry and Ginny (Bonnie Wright), Ron and Hermione, and Draco proudly watch their children leave for Hogwarts at King’s Cross station.
The ending to the Harry Potter series. It was a sad day. I remember going to the midnight premier for both the book and the movie. I cried like a baby. I mean the death of Dobby and so many other characters. The death of the series, I mean in book and movie, broke us fans. It has been 9 years and we still are not okay. Please check in on us from time to time. The play, The Cursed Child, came out after this which starts with the very ending of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, as they are grown ups, with their own kids off to Hogwarts. There are rumors that a movie might be coming out. It is definitely a must watch if you watched the other films. When I watch Harry Potter I need to end my marathon with this film. Signing off with one of the best scenes