Tonight will see the release of 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1' -- easily the most important movie ever released since 'Unstoppable' -- and we're pretty sure that it's going to feature a lot of awesome wizarding action. Oh, and also walking. Lots of walking. And then some camping. And then some more walking. And then a dude named Xenophilius. And then some more walking.

In fact, sources tell us that Harry, Ron, and Hermione spend between 80 to 100 minutes of the film on the move, guided only by their wands and a metric ton of sexual frustration. While that time is no doubt interrupted by various mysteries and spats, the flick seems assured to join the hallowed pantheon of films about seemingly endless journeys made largely on foot -- road trips without the roads -- the vast majority of which have been either box office hits, critical successes, or 'Bubble Boy.' So with that in mind, let's take a look at seven of the films that paved the way for the assured affection and prosperity that awaits the latest Harry Potter film.
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