July 15th, 2011
09:26 AM ET
Fanatical moviegoers dressed in Hogwarts garb have been standing in line today, casting charms like "ACCIO Milk Duds" while waiting for Harry Potter's final chapter.
As a tribute to the spell that J.K. Rowling has cast on the kid in all of us, today's list delves into our favorite whimsical stories. These could include pure fantasies, movies with heroic children or child-like hobbits, and adventures that explore the development and use of magic. If you prefer, just tell us what films you find simply magical for whatever reason.
Don’t be hasty with your picks. Give it some thought and approach your list as Hermione would prepare for the O.W.L.’s.
Please spare us any unforgivable curses in your comments or a Cruciatus will be sent your way. Now, ACCIO your top five...here's mine:
1. "Harry Potter" series (2001-2011): “You’re a wizard, Harry!” – Hagrid (Although Mike Newell’s “Goblet of Fire” was a huge disappointment, David Yates managed to save the franchise from a downward spiral with his subsequent installments.)
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