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List Rules Children characters (under 18) in movies; only human, no animals

List of the greatest kid characters in film. These onscreen children were the best movie personalities in the history of cinema. Here we have ranked those film characters that we would rather hide from our own children (for the most part) but watch onscreen any day of the week. Of course, if Harry Potter came over for a playdate, a child might want to hang out.

Movie children are the ones that say what we are really thinking, or sometimes things that no adult would ever be weird enough to think let alone say out loud. Someone like Huck Finn comes to mind, as he ranks up here against (or perhaps with) Simba from "The Lion King." both of the "Spy Kids" themselves had to be included, of course, as did tough girls like Hit-Girl and Veruca Salt. Speaking of Miss Salt, Roald Dahl brought us more of the great kid characters in movies thanks to Matilda Wormood and Charlie Buckett.
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1,760 592
Hermione Granger is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Hermione Granger Harry Potter series

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2
1,324 656
Harry Potter is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Harry Potter Harry Potter series

3
1,464 578
Mathilda is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Mathilda The Professional

4
1,411 431
Wednesday Addams is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Wednesday Addams The Addams Family, Addams Family Values

5
1,206 509
Marty McFly is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Marty McFly Back to the Future series

6
970 567
Dorothy Gale is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Dorothy Gale The Wizard of Oz

7
1,166 604
Kevin McCallister is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Kevin McCallister Home Alone, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

8
961 459
Lydia Deetz is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Lydia Deetz Beetlejuice

9
846 330
Luna Lovegood is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Luna Lovegood Harry Potter series

10
823 411
Katniss Everdeen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
LiliaLoewenberg added Katniss Everdeen The Hunger Games - Hunger Games

11
722 553
Cole Sear is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Cole Sear The Sixth Sense

12
741 345
Ronald Weasley is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
pmmom38 added Ronald Weasley Harry Potter series

13
738 563
Gertie is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Gertie E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial

14
693 567
Draco Malfoy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Draco Malfoy Harry Potter series

15
676 449
Charlie Bucket is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Charlie Bucket Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

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550 285
Neville Longbottom is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Neville Longbottom Harry Potter series

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502 197
Matilda is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Matilda Matilda

18
534 308
Hit-Girl is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Hit-Girl Kick-Ass, Kick-Ass 2

19
608 605
Regan MacNeil is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Regan MacNeil The Exorcist

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771 429
Ferris Bueller is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Ferris Bueller Ferris Bueller's Day Off

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668 506
John Connor is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
John Connor Terminator 2: Judgment Day

22
674 556
Ralphie is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Ralphie A Christmas Story

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717 466
Chunk is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Chunk The Goonies

24
725 403
Short Round is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Short Round Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

25
621 357
Rue is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
LiliaLoewenberg added Rue The Hunger Games - Hunger Games

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467 507
Lucy Diamond Dawson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film

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616 411
Russell is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Russell Up

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412 514
Iris Steensma is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Iris Steensma Taxi Driver

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539 368
Carrie White is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Carrie White Carrie

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477 287
Cher Horowitz is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Cher Horowitz Clueless

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594 416
Regina George is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Regina George Mean Girls

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374 290
Lucy Pevensie is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
pmmom38 added Lucy Pervensie The Chronicles of Narnia

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567 445
Shirley Blake is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Shirley Blake Bright Eyes

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448 485
Danny Torrance is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Danny Torrance The Shining

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653 474
Juno MacGuff is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Juno Juno

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480 383
Daniel Larusso is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
wiabux added Daniel Larusso The Karate Kid, The Karate Kid: Part II

37
429 379
Donnie Darko is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Donnie Darko Donnie Darko

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372 188
Lilo Pelekai is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Lilo Pelekai Stitch! The Movie, Leroy & Stitch, Lilo & Stitch

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415 287
Claudia is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Claudia Interview with the Vampire

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368 437
Scout Finch is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Scout Finch To Kill a Mockingbird

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342 464
Ofelia is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
PeteBoyle added Ofelia Pan's Labyrinth

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368 292
Susan Pevensie is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
LiliaLoewenberg added Susan Pevensie The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian - Chronicles of Narnia

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238 129
Annie is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
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435 273
Violet Parr is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Violet Parr The Incredibles

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404 416
Olive Hoover is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Olive Hoover Little Miss Sunshine

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362 350
Olive Penderghast is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Moviebuff15 added Olive Penderghast Easy A

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300 211
Wendy Darling is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Wendy Darling Peter Pan

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450 345
John Bender is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
John Bender The Breakfast Club

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311 278
Summer Hathaway is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
PeteBoyle added Summer Hathaway School of Rock

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309 463
Hugo Cabret is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film