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The 10 Best Insults From Harry Potter, According To Ranker

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From Harry’s sarcasm to Draco Malfoy’s brutal putdowns, the dialogue in Harry Potter made for some iconic and hilarious insults.

Although The Secrets of Dumbledore released earlier this year to middling success, it’s obvious that no spin off, prequel, or sequel to the Harry Potter saga will ever outshine the original. And a big part of this enduring appeal is the unique dialogue that’s seen throughout the franchise that is simply full of charm and wit.

The smart and hilarious insults different characters used in the series were all the more memorable for this. That’s why Ranker asked fans of the series to vote on which iconic put-downs stood out the most to them, and these are the results.

Note: Ranker lists are live and continue to accrue votes, so some rankings may have changed after this publishing.

10. Severus Snape

“Weasley’s Wand Causes Devastation With The Simplest Spells. We’ll Be Sending Potter To The Hospital Wing In A Matchbox.”

 Harry Potter

Ron ended up taking some collateral damage as Snape set up a duel between Harry and Draco in the Dueling Club in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. In order to dismiss the idea of Harry dueling Ron, he unleashes some of his trademark scathing sarcasm on Ron’s shortcomings in the spell-casting area.

It’s also impressive how clear he makes it that his concern for Harry couldn’t be less genuine. When it comes to scolding students, Snape is the master.

9. Draco Malfoy

“Longbottom, If Brains Were Gold, You’d Be Poorer Than Weasley.”

Draco Malfoy

Although Draco may not be as bad as many people think, there’s no denying that he had a vicious streak that even his close friends tried to avoid being on the receiving end of. Neville Long bottom was, unfortunately, a natural target in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone when Draco was just establishing himself as an antagonist.

Fans on Ranker put their sympathy for Neville aside to appreciate that Draco puts effort into his insults and they’re actually quite clever for a young boy. A neat turn of phrase that somehow also managed to insult Ron’s circumstances perfectly sums up the best and worst parts of Draco in a few words.

8. Hermione Granger

“At Least No One On The Gryffindor Team Had To Buy Their Way In. They Got In On Pure Talent.”

Hermione Granger

There isn’t anything more satisfying than seeing a bully put in their place, and that’s what makes Hermione’s savage retort to Draco in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets so perfect. After Draco returns to his favorite topic of Ron’s lack of wealth, Hermione reminds him that he didn’t do anything to earn his place on the Slytherin quidditch team aside from being rich.

Perhaps even more memorable than the insult is the few seconds of silence after as a furious Draco struggles to come up with a decent comeback.

7. Hermione Granger

“You! You Foul, Loathsome, Evil Little Cockroach!”

Hermione Granger

Still stinging from the news that Buckbeak was to be executed, Hermione reminded Draco why she wasn’t someone worth provoking in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Animal insults may not be particularly clever, but the venom with which Hermione spat them while pointing her wand at his throat was genuinely intimidating.

Although there is some disagreement over Hermione’s movie portrayal, she’s still a character that fans have a lot of love for and that explains why this iconic moment is still talked about. Draco’s sniveling response also makes it clear that this is something someone needed to tell him for a long time.

6. Harry Potter

“The Toilet’s Never Had Anything As Horrible As Your Head Down It—It Might Be Sick.”

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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone is a treasure trove of family-friendly yet incredibly harsh insults that are still hilarious to this day. One that stuck out was Harry’s comment to Dudley that neatly turned the tables on the boy who delighted in teasing him.

The slightly childish nature of the insult, being relatively simple and making use of toilet humor, disguises just how brutal of a put-down this is. The torment that the Dursleys put Harry through makes them very easy to dislike and it makes these small moments of revenge incredibly cathartic.

5. Harry Potter

“Well Done. So You’ve Finally Learned The Days Of The Week.”

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Every moment that includes Harry putting Dudley in his place is bound to win over Harry Potter fans, and this sarcastic insult from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is no exception. Dudley makes it easy to insult him, luckily, as he’s extremely obnoxious despite not being very smart.

Whilst not everyone loves Harry either, it’s impossible not to cheer him on as he takes advantage of the perfect opportunity to insult Dudley’s intelligence. Harry’s times at the Dursley’s are never easy to watch, but it’s moments like this that make it all worth it for the audience.

4. Rubeus Hagrid

“Yeh’ll Do Wha’ Yer Told. Or I’ll Be Takin’ A Leaf Outta Professor Moody’s Book… I Hear Yeh Made A Good Ferret, Malfoy.”

Rubeus Hagrid

Draco Malfoy getting turned into a ferret by Mad-Eye Moody is one of the highlights of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and, despite McGonagall’s insistence that transfiguration isn’t to be used as a punishment, Hagrid is more than happy to wave the threat of it over an insubordinate Malfoy’s head.

Hagrid is one of those fan-favorite characters that manage to be the highlight whenever they’re on-screen, but the friendly half-giant rarely throws out insults without reason. On this rare occasion where he’s tested by Draco, who can’t help getting on everyone’s nerves, it’s wonderful to see the typically sweet Hagrid get a little spicy.

3. Draco Malfoy

“Honestly, Goyle, If You Were Any Slower, You’d Be Going Backwards.”

Draco Malfoy

Proof, if ever any was needed, that being close friends with Draco Malfoy isn’t nearly enough to avoid his jibes, the boy takes time to insult his fellow Slytherin in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. Not a reference to his walking speed but to the speed at which Goyle manages to reach basic conclusions, Draco puts one of his lackeys in his place.

Compared to when Draco targets some of the other characters in the series, it’s hard to feel too much sympathy for Goyle, which makes it a lot easier to enjoy how hilarious some of these putdowns are. Sly, brutal, and completely unnecessary, for Harry Potter fans that do like Draco, this is one of the reasons why.

2. Molly Weasley

“Not My Daughter, You B*Tch!”

Molly Weasley

Molly Weasley is one of the most heroic side characters in the series, and this moment in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 is her at her best. Whilst anyone else would be worried about provoking a fearsome Bellatrix, Molly, spurred on by her desire to save her family, tells her exactly what she thinks.

It’s not the cleverest insult, but it had the effect of enraging Bellatrix so she could duel her one on one and gain an incredible victory. It’s also absolutely badass to brutally insult one of the most infamous witches in the series before laying waste to her.

1. Hermione Granger

“Just Because You Have The Emotional Range Of A Teaspoon Doesn’t Mean We All Have!

Hermione Granger

Not all great insults have to be mean-spirited. In Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Hermione addresses Harry and Ron’s lack of consideration for Cho’s feelings with a hilarious but light-hearted line that even the boys can’t help but laugh about.

It’s a great reminder of how close the three remain even when events cause strife between them. The fact that they can exchange jokes and insults without getting upset at each other goes a long way to demonstrating the strength of their friendship. With this in mind, it’s easy to see why fans loved this moment.

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Reasons Why Doctor Strange’s Wong Should Get His Own MCU Project

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Doctor Strange’s Wong has been a fan favorite in the MCU for quite some time now, so why shouldn’t the Sorcerer Supreme get his own MCU project?

Few franchises in the entertainment industry have been able to expand as far and wide as the MCU has, reaching every single corner of the globe and creating multiple projects that have earned billions of dollars on their own. Regardless of how some people might feel about the MCU or superhero projects in general, it’s indisputable that Marvel has created something that a large surplus of fans have been able to rally around and find comfort in for the past decade and a half. While many things have contributed to Marvel’s cinematic success, it’s in no small part because of the engaging and relatable heroes that the MCU has brought forth – one of which is Wong.

Wong is Sorcerer Supreme

Wong

Make jokes or snide comments about how Doctor Strange is the actual Sorcerer Supreme — the facts don’t lie. Regardless of the fact that Strange was snapped away by Thanos, ultimately causing Wong to take on the role of Sorcerer Supreme during his absence, the title never officially passed back to Strange. So, for all intents and purposes, Wong still needs to be respected as the most powerful sorcerer in the universe.

Wong Has Had Cameos in Several Other MCU Projects

Wong

This is the real reason why Wong should get his own project. Marvel keeps teasing audiences by bringing the character in for cameos. As we stated earlier, Wong wasn’t a one-and-done character after his appearance in Doctor Strange, and he later showed up in Infinity WarEndgame, Shang-ChiSpider-Man: No Way Home, and of course, the Doctor Strange sequel that debuted in May. That’s five cameo appearances in the last four years.

Not only were these cameos close to one another, but Wong was actually given more than a cameo appearance in Infinity War, where he helped warn the world of Thanos’ arrival and fought against two of Thanos’ children shortly thereafter. He then had the task of bringing all the heroes to the final battle during Endgame and still managed to find time to have a side-gig as a superhero cage-fighter in Shang-Chi, where he defeated Abomination in combat. Take all of these appearances and combine them with how much fans love to see Wong every time he steps on screen, and it only makes sense to give the character his own standalone project if the MCU is committed to keeping him around anyway.

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The Best Five Anticipated Movies This July

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As more dates are confirmed and trailers are released for all of these 2022 movies, these are best movies to be release next month.

Minions: The Rise of Gru (2022)

Minions: The Rise of Gru

Directed by: Kyle Balda, Brad Abelson
Starring: Pierre Coffin
Opening on: July 1, 2022 (formerly July 2, 2021)

We last saw the minions wreaking havoc in 1960s England before they met up with a young Gru. Perhaps their next adventure will be their first with him. Whatever shenanigans the yellow ones, voiced by Pierre Coffin, get up to, expect them to be at it again for Minions 3 and Minions 4 and so on: the first Minions movie made more than $1.5 billion globally and helped the Despicable Me franchise become the highest grossing animated franchise of all time.

Thor: Love and Thunder (2022)

Thor: Love and Thunder (2022)

Directed by: Taika Waititi
Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, Natalie Portman, Christian Bale, Chris Pratt, Dave Bautista, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff
Opening on: July 8, 2022

Marvel’s second film of 2022 is the highly anticipated follow-up to Taika Waititi’s Thor: Ragnarok, which reinvented the character to the delight of critics and audiences alike. Natalie Portman’s Jane Foster will return to the franchise, and it’s been teased that she will wield Thor’s hammer, Mjolnir, at some point. We also know that Tessa Thompson’s Valkyrie will be back, and Thor will meet up with the Guardians of the Galaxy to face Christian Bale’s Gorr the God Butcher. So, you know, good times all around.

Nope (2022)

Nope (2022)

Directed by: Jordan Peele
Starring: Keke Palmer, Daniel Kaluuya, Steven Yeun
Opening on: July 22, 2022

After the runaway success of Get Out and Us, Jordan Peele got real busy real fast, but he’s finally getting around to making his third feature. As to be expected, we don’t know much about the film, though its first trailer reveals that it will be set somewhere in the American Southwest and center on a small town whose residents experience a supernatural event in the skies above.

The Gray Man (2022)

The Gray Man (2022)

Directed by: Joe Russo, Anthony Russo
Starring: Ryan Gosling, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jessica Henwick, Wagner Moura, Billy Bob Thornton, Regé-Jean Page
Opening on: July 22, 2022 on Netflix

Based on the 2009 novel of the same name, this action thriller stars Ryan Gosling as a CIA mercenary who is forced on the run when he discovers some unsavory things about his agency and a rival agent (played by Chris Evans) is sent after him. Directors Joe and Anthony Russo (Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame) are at the helm, and the impressive supporting cast includes Ana de Armas, Billy Bob Thornton, and Jessica Henwick, among others.

DC League of Super-Pets (2022)

DC League of Super-Pets (2022)

Directed by: Jared Stern
Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Natasha Lyonne, Vanessa Bayer, Diego Luna, John Krasinski, Keanu Reeves
Opening on: July 29, 2022

Back in August of 2020, the DC Fandome event presented our first look at their upcoming animated film DC Super Pets — which centers on Superman’s equally heroic dog teaming up with a flying cat to stop crime — but we haven’t heard much about it since then. The release date was set all the way back in 2019, so here’s hoping the film doesn’t have to be pushed back due to production delays.

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20th birthday: 10 Disney Movies Turning 20 In 2022

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Between Walt Disney Pictures, Disney Channel, and Lucasfilm, the magical moviemakers put out some of their finest films in the early 2000s, and it’s hard to believe some of them are celebrating their 20th birthday this year.

A movie in the Star Wars franchise, two unforgettable DCOMs, and a beloved film about a young girl, her pet alien, and their found ohana are just some of the releases that graced everyone’s childhoods two decades ago, and now live on as classics in the Disney vault.

Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones

Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones

Despite the three films that came before it, what’s considered the second movie in the Star Wars franchise was released on May 16, 2002, 10 years before The Walt Disney Company would add Lucasfilm to their roster of movie-maker extraordinaire.

Even though its release took place 25 years after the original, Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones is set only a decade later and followed the Jedi fighting off new threats to the galaxy far, far away.

Lilo And Stitch

Lilo And Stitch

The movie that brought everyone the lovable little girl named Lilo, her mischievous pet alien called Stitch, and an animated take on the beautiful beaches and oceans of Hawaii, Lilo and Stitch is considered a cult classic by generations of viewers.

Treasure Planet

Treasure Planet

Nominated for an Academy Award alongside fellow 2002 release Lilo and Stitch, Treasure Planet is the popular space adventure movie that people tend to forget was released by Walt Disney Pictures in November 2002.

Based on Robert Louis Stevenson’s novel Treaser Island, the film followed teenager Jim Hawkins on a quest to find the greatest pirate trove in the universe with a megastar cast of Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Martin Short and Emma Thompson.

Cadet Kelly

 

Airing on March 8, 2002, this Disney Channel Original Movie about a rebellious teenage girl who winds up in military school and must meet the demands of her new commanding officer starred two Disney Channel sweethearts of the 2000s.

Lizzie McGuire’slead teen Hilary Duff played the new cadet Kelly Collins opposite Even Stevens star Christy Carlson Romano as Captain Jennifer Stone and future Life With Derek star Ashley Leggat as a background dancer in the memorable DCOM.

The Country Bears

The Country Bears started out as a musical comedy attraction at Disneyland and Walt Disney World called County Bear Jamboree, where it brought joy to guests for decades before turning into a musical comedy of the film variety in the Summer of 2002.

Not all Disney Parks attractions and characters receive the motion picture treatment, but this movie starred puppets from Jim Henson’s Creature Shop voiced by notable actors like Elizabeth Daily, Hayley Joel Osment, and Diedrich Bader.

Tuck Everlasting

Disney’s Tuck Everlasting was based on the 1975 children’s book by Natalie Babbitt and hit theaters on October 11, 2002, to box office success.

The film starred Gilmore Girls’ Alexis Bledel and General Hospital’s Jonathan Jackson as forbidden couple Winnie Foster and Jesse Tuck and was narrated by The Karate Kid and Cobra Kaialum Elisabeth Shue.

Double Teamed

The early 2000s on Disney Channel were made iconic by their lovable group of stars, hilarious and heartwarming sitcoms, and inspirational DCOMs that set a standard for Disney Channel movies to come.

Double Teamed starred Poppi Monroe and Annie McElwain as twin basketball stars Heather and Heidi Burge and told the true story of their journey from high school basketball to becoming WNBA players.

The Santa Clause 2

Christmas classic The Santa Clause starred Tim Allen as the holiday’s headman in 1994 and was finally gifted a sequel eight years later, just in time for Christmas 2002 after several axed drafts in the writer’s room.

The Santa Clause 2 included the eight-year time jump and followed Allen’s Santa Claus during his busiest time of year when he gets the unfortunate news that his son ended up on the naughty list.

Cinderella II: Dreams Come True

A whole 72 years after Cinderella brought a comeback to the Disney company after failed films like Pinocchio and Bambi left Walt Disney and his team in a rut, the princess classic got a not-so-well-received sequel.

Cinderella II: Dreams Come True was released direct-to-video in February 2002 and followed Jaq and Gus on their quest to write a sequel to their favorite princess’ love story, starting with Cinderella planning her first party in the castle.

Mickey’s House Of Villains

Mickey's House Of Villains

House of Mouse was an animated television series part of Disney’s One Saturday Morning programming block in the early 2000s that featured dozens of known Disney characters who all gathered at a club to mingle and watch Mickey Mouse cartoons.

On September 3, 2002, the series got a direct-to-video Halloween film called Mickey’s House of Villains that starred villains everyone loves to hate like Jafar, Cruella De Vil and Ursula, who set out to take over the club and can only be stopped by the all-powerful Sorcerer Mickey.

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