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"Amazing animals: Grindelwald's crime" suppresses a new link between Voldemort and Grindelwald, which will make fans of the Harry Potter fans think about a few months to come, or until the release of the movie on November 16th.
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Cineplex is magical again.

"Amazing animals: Gindelwald's crime" hit theaters this weekend and took another chapter from J.K. Rowling's "Wizarding World" for screens, now with 100% more Dumbledore (played by Jude Law as a younger version of Hogwarts Rector).

And while the new movie may not be as great as the first one, it's a perfect excuse to see the original "Harry Potter" movies. Here are five "Wizarding" movies to watch before you see "Grindelwald's crime" or if you just like spending time with Harry, Ron and Hermione again.

If you can not remember who Grindelwald is: "Harry Potter and Death Halls" Parts 1 and 2

Daniel Radcliffe appears in a scene from "Harry Potter and Deathly Hallows: Part 2." (Photo: Warner Bros.)

The villain of "Grindelwald's crime" is, guessed you, a boy named Grindelwald (Johnny Depp). If you have seen the first "Fantastic Beasts" movie, you were introduced to the character and his bold way, but if you want the full background on him and how he is defeated (the "Fantastic Beasts" movies are prequels), watch or check out the last two "Potter" movies. It's in these movies we learn about Dumbledore and Grindelwald's relationship as teenagers.

Rent or buy them on Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, Vudu, or YouTube.

If you do not know how this connects to Harry Potter at all: "Amazing animals and where to find them"

Newt (Eddie Redmayne) and Tina (Katherine Waterston) are refugees commissioned in "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them." (Photo: Jaap Buitendijk)

Even the most dedicated "Potter" fan may have trouble entering the new movie without looking at the original "Amazing animals and where to find them". The 2016 film introduced us to Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne), his allied and 1900's Wizarding World, where the threat of Grindelwald wakes up.

Rent or buy it on Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, Vudu, or YouTube.

If you want to feel old: "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone"

Hedwig, Owl and Daniel Radcliffe in a scene from the movie "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone". (Photo: PETER MOUNTAIN, WARNER BROS.)

When the very first "Potter" movie hit theaters, George W. Bush was president, there were no smartphones and Redmayne was just 19 years old. It has been 17 years since Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint fought in the Hogwarts clothes for the first time, and again "Sorcerer's Stone" will make you both nostalgic for the early Potter years and grateful to CGI has improved so much since that movie used it to create a terrible looking centaur.

Rent or buy it on Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, Vudu, or YouTube.

If you want the best of the best: "Harry Potter and Phoenix Scheme"

Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe, left) leads fellow students in a meeting with Dumbledore Army, a student-led resistance organization, in the "Harry Potter and Phoenix Scheme." (Photo: Murray Close, Warner Bros)

No insult to devotees of "Capture of Azkaban", but the best "Potter" movie of all is based on the worst book: "Phoenix scheme". None of Rowling's books can really be called "bad", but compared to the other six short stories, "Phoenix" is a bit exaggerated and more tiresome. But with a zippy adaptation that excises all books, director David Yates (who ruled the following "Potter" movies and both "Fantastic Animals") made the black sheep from the Potter series to a shockingly strong movie.

Rent or buy it on Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, Vudu, or YouTube.

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