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Harry Potter series (2001-2011)
Special Award for Overall Excellence Source: Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling (1997-2007) Seven beloved books became eight blockbuster movies (the seventh book was split into two parts), and while some changes — such as the nixing of S.P.E.W and other subplots — made devoted fans grumble, overall, the fantasy and wonder of the books remained intact despite the big-budget Hollywood involvement. Now that’s magical. —Erin Strecker
Image Credit: Peter Mountain; Jaap Buitendijk
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