Kid Heroes of '90s Movies That You Totally Forgot About

Over 700 Ranker voters have come together to rank this list of Kid Heroes of '90s Movies That You Totally Forgot About

Bad news: you forgot about a whole bunch of kid hero characters in all the best '90s movies. Sure, everyone remembers the higher profile kid actors who starred as awesome kid characters in the '90s like Macaulay Culkin (Home Alone), Elijah Wood (Deep Impact), Scarlet Johansson (The Horse Whisperer), Jonathan Lipnicki (Jerry Maguire), Haley Joel Osment (The Sixth Sense) and even Rufio from Hook hold places in film history.  

But what about the other kids? Those unsung heroes of 1990s movies who were so awesomely entertaining, yet so quick to disappear. One movie, max two... and then... OBLIVION. This is a tribute to those child heroes of the great nineties films. Which kid character was your favorite? And do you even remember his or her name?

From Icebox to Stilwell, Alfalfa to Curly Sue, take a look back at these awesome kid characters in '90s movies and see which you remember. Have a favorite 90s kid on the list? Be sure to vote him or her up below and enjoy the trip down memory lane with those fictional 90s kids you wished you could have hung out with, and are ashamed you forgot about until just now.

  • 1
    240 VOTES

    The Kid with the Cheeks from "Hook"

    Sure, Rufio stole the audience's hearts in Hook, but the other lost boys were just as crucial and adorable, none more than Thud Butt himself, Raushan Hammond. Hammond hasn't had much success in acting since growing up, but resurfaced in 2014 to comment on the death of costar Robin Williams.
    240 votes
  • 2
    204 VOTES

    Alfalfa from "Little Rascals"

    In 1994, producers made a feature film based on the hit TV show Little Rascals. Alfalfa was played by Bug Hall, who went on to guest star in practically every show ever made including Criminal Minds, Cold Case, CSI: Miami, and CSI: NY.
    204 votes
  • 3
    211 VOTES

    The Guy from "Hocus Pocus"

    In 1993, director Kenny Ortega (Michael Jackson's choreographer) directed this Bette Midler flick about the witchy Sanderson sisters. Thora Birch (American Beauty) co-starred, along with Sarah Jessica Parker and Vinessa Shaw (Ray Donovan). But the story was told through the eyes of Omri Katz who played lead character, Max. After a role on The John Laroquette Show, Katz couldn't catch a break and gave up acting to become a hairdresser.
    211 votes
  • 4
    239 VOTES

    The Girl from "Jurassic Park"

    Every single person knows this girl's face, but nobody knows her name! Ariana Richards played the granddaughter of Richard Attenborough's John Hammond in the original Jurassic Park, alongside Joseph Mazello (who continues to work to this day). Richards had a role in Tremors 3, but ultimately disappeared from film and TV. Richards pursued a singing career and married Mark Bolton in 2013.
    239 votes
  • 5
    217 VOTES

    The Kid from "The Santa Clause"

    This kid is now 28. Crazy, right? He played Tim Allen's eight-year-old son in The Santa Clause, representing the Christmas innocence in all of us. Now, he sings with a band and has a lip ring.
    217 votes
  • 6
    206 VOTES

    Jesse from "Free Willy"

    Made in 1993, this film captured audience members' hearts as they watched the relationship between a troubled kid and an orca form. The kid, Jesse, was played by Jason James Richter, who then did two sequels to the film. He's still acting today.
    206 votes