Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
- 2 hr 32 min
In the fantasy adventure Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, a young boy discovers that he's inherited magical powers from his parents. He's sent away to a mysterious boarding school to be trained as a wizard. That's just the beginning of the adventure, as young Harry encounters serious evil-doings at the school. As the story opens, young orphan Harry Potter is living in the home of his relatives, who abuse him terribly. He's amazed to discover, however, that a community of wizards has invited him to come to the Hogwart's boarding school. The opportunity for escape is irresistible, and he gladly scoots off to learn how to become a wizard. Once at Hogwart's, Harry learns that the wizarding world can be dangerous. He also learns that his place in the magical world is far from ordinary. As he learns to use his powers, he also learns some surprising secrets from his past. His new friends Ron and Hermione will help him and his schoolmates to make sense of it all. And they might just save the world, too. The film is the first movie in the Harry Potter franchise. It is based on the first book in the novel series written by controversial author JK Rowling. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone was the highest grossing film of 2001. At the time, it was the second highest grossing film of all time, as it earned almost a billion dollars worldwide. Critics gave the film generally positive reviews.