Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
On his 11th birthday, orphaned Harry Potter learns he's a powerful wizard -- with a place waiting for him at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. As he learns to harness his newfound powers, he uncovers the truth about his parents' deaths.
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- J.K. Rowling, Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Maggie Smith, Robbie Coltrane, Alan Rickman, Richard Harris, Ian Hart, John Hurt, Warwick Davis, Fiona Shaw, John Cleese, Julie Walters, Sean Biggerstaff, Zoë Wanamaker, Tom Felton, Harry Melling, Matthew Lewis, Bonnie Wright, David Bradley
- Chris Columbus
- This movie is
- DVD and Blu-ray
- 2002 BAFTA®
- Best British Film nominee
- Best Supporting Actor nominee: Robbie Coltrane
- 2002 Academy Award®
- Best Music Score nominee
- Best Costume Design nominee
- Best Art Direction nominee
PGSome scary moments and mild language
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1Subtitles
English, Spanish (Neutral)Closed captioned
NoLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 5.1Other features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; trailers.
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.40:1, Widescreen 1.78:1Subtitles
English SDH, Spanish (Neutral)Closed captioned
NoLanguage and sound
English: PCM Surround, English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 5.1Other features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; deleted scenes; trailer; additional featurettes.
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Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this first movie in the Harry Potter series has some intense and scary moments. Harry Potter and friends -- who are only 11 years old here -- are in peril and get hurt, but not seriously, and most of the scares come from fantasy creatures. There's a flashback to the (bloodless) death of Harry's parents and discussion about how they died and the one who killed them.
- Sexual Content
- Not applicable.
- Kids are in peril often, mostly from fantasy creatures. A three-headed dog chases Harry and friends. Harry and Draco see a dead, bloody unicorn and are chased by a hooded figure in the Forbidden Forest. Harry and friends fight a troll and knock it unconscious, are nearly crushed by a constricting plant, are chased by flying keys, and pummeled by a life-sized chess board. One character dies by turning to dust. Mostly friendly ghosts roam the halls; the ghost Nearly Headless Nick shows how he got the name. Flashback to the (bloodless) death of Harry's parents and much discussion about how they died and the one who killed them.
- "Mudblood" is a derogatory term used by pure-blood witches and wizards to describe a person born and raised by a non-magical family. The slur is derived from the idea that these people are incompetent, especially in terms of their magic skills, and possess "dirty blood."
- Social Behavior
- Plenty examples of bravery and loyalty. Friendship, standing up for others, expressing compassion, generosity, and the triumph of the underdog are also strong themes.
- While the candy mentioned wasn't originally real, it is now: Bertie Bott's Every Flavor Beans, Chocolate Frogs, Jelly Slugs, and more. And then there are the action figures, Lego playsets, wands, Band Aids... you name it.
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Not applicable
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it