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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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Ronald Weasley is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Ronald Weasley Harry Potter series

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Gertie is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Gertie E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial

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Cole Sear is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Cole Sear The Sixth Sense

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

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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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Matilda is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Matilda Matilda

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Neville Longbottom is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Neville Longbottom Harry Potter series

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Danny Torrance is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Danny Torrance The Shining

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Shirley Blake is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Shirley Blake Bright Eyes

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

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

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

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

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

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Susan Pevensie is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
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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Annie is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Annie Annie, Little Orphan Annie, Annie

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Violet Parr is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Violet Parr The Incredibles

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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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Olive Penderghast is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film

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

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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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Peter Pevensie is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Peter Pevensie The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

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Summer Hathaway is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Summer Hathaway School of Rock