10 More Scrapped Movie Scenes Better Than What We Got

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There are a wide variety of reasons why scripted or even filmed scenes are cut from flicks.

They can slow down the movie in question way too much, they may be simply deemed not all that important to the overall tale being told, or perhaps they aren't quite as strong as an alternative choice.

In the case of the following unquestionably fascinating scrapped film scenes, though, there's a strong argument to be made that each and every one of them possesses glorious moments that ultimately ended up being better than what eventually landed in theatres.

Now sure, swapping in these scenes for the ones directors opted to chuck in their flick instead may have added on a few minutes, ever so slightly undermined later moments, or even promised things that studios just couldn't deliver at the time. However, when compared to what ended up in the finished cut, each of these informative, emotional, or jaw-dropping scenes certainly seems like an improvement.

So, from absolutely savage prologue deaths, to utterly hilarious and outrageous extended jokes, these are those deleted movie moments that make what showed up in the completed flick look like a serious downgrade.

10. Dudley And Harry Say Goodbye - Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 1

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After years of being bullied and tormented by his horrendous cousin, Dudley Dursley seemingly just wandered right out of Harry Potter's life during the opening scene of The Deathly Hallows: Part 1.

And that was that.

No final back-and-forth. No chance for Harry to give him a piece of his mind. No redemption for the insufferable Dursley boy.

However, there would have actually been a far more satisfying conclusion to the Dudley/Harry tale had one surprisingly emotional scene not been scrapped before the flick's release in 2010.

As the Dursleys leave their long-time home on Privet Drive to keep them safe from the upcoming wizarding war, Harry would have originally shared a pair of interesting conversations with his Aunt Petunia and Dudley.

Fiona Shaw produced some of her finest work in the series when reminding Daniel Radcliffe's Potter how she lost a sister all those years ago. And Harry Melling's final handshake and surprising utterance of "I don't think you're a waste of space" to his cousin both redeemed the often awful Dudley and added a touching moment to the mix before the storm.

It may have slowed up that opening stretch a tad, but it definitely would have been worth it to see 'Big D's unexpectedly moving farewell.


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