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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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1,756 592
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
1,320 655
Harry Potter is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Harry Potter Harry Potter series

3
1,463 576
Mathilda is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Mathilda The Professional

4
1,410 430
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
1,205 508
Marty McFly is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Marty McFly Back to the Future series

6
969 566
Dorothy Gale is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Dorothy Gale The Wizard of Oz

7
1,164 603
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
961 457
Lydia Deetz is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Lydia Deetz Beetlejuice

9
844 329
Luna Lovegood is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Luna Lovegood Harry Potter series

10
822 411
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
740 344
Ronald Weasley is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
pmmom38 added Ronald Weasley Harry Potter series

12
721 553
Cole Sear is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Cole Sear The Sixth Sense

13
738 562
Gertie is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Gertie E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial

14
692 566
Draco Malfoy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Draco Malfoy Harry Potter series

15
675 448
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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16
548 284
Neville Longbottom is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Neville Longbottom Harry Potter series

17
502 196
Matilda is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Matilda Matilda

18
607 605
Regan MacNeil is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Regan MacNeil The Exorcist

19
532 308
Hit-Girl is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Hit-Girl Kick-Ass, Kick-Ass 2

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771 428
Ferris Bueller is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Ferris Bueller Ferris Bueller's Day Off

21
668 505
John Connor is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
John Connor Terminator 2: Judgment Day

22
673 556
Ralphie is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Ralphie A Christmas Story

23
717 465
Chunk is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Chunk The Goonies

24
621 356
Rue is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
LiliaLoewenberg added Rue The Hunger Games - Hunger Games

25
724 403
Short Round is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Short Round Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

26
467 506
Lucy Diamond Dawson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film

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615 410
Russell is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Russell Up

28
411 514
Iris Steensma is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Iris Steensma Taxi Driver

29
539 367
Carrie White is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Carrie White Carrie

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476 287
Cher Horowitz is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Cher Horowitz Clueless

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593 416
Regina George is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Regina George Mean Girls

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373 289
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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567 444
Shirley Blake is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Shirley Blake Bright Eyes

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447 485
Danny Torrance is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Danny Torrance The Shining

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652 474
Juno MacGuff is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Juno Juno

36
479 383
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
428 379
Donnie Darko is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Donnie Darko Donnie Darko

38
372 187
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

39
415 286
Claudia is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Claudia Interview with the Vampire

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368 436
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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367 291
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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238 128
Annie is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
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434 273
Violet Parr is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Violet Parr The Incredibles

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404 415
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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360 350
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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300 210
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

49
311 277
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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309 462
Hugo Cabret is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film