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    Harry Potter movies/the Harry Potter movies

    I'm sorry if it's a silly question to ask.

    Is the definite article required or is it optional in:

    1. I love Harry Potter movies/films.
    2. I love the Harry Potter movies/films.

    I think #1 should be used when referring to Harry Potter movies/films in general. #2 sounds as if the speaker loves the movies/films that has been previously mentioned in a discussion - he loves a few of them, but not necessarily all of them.

    Do I understand it correctly?
    Thank you.

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    Re: Harry Potter movies/the Harry Potter movies

    Both can be used.

    1 means "I love any film with Harry Potter in".
    2 means "I love the series of films with Harry Potter in".

    I was trying to think what I might say about James Bond films and I might use any of:

    I love James Bond films.
    I love a James Bond film.
    I love the James Bond films.

    The second would probably be used in conjunction with something like "on a wet Saturday afternoon".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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