Teens

The Best Teen Characters In 2019  

Philip Moder
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List Rules Vote up your favorite teen characters in 2019.

Teen shows aren't just for teenagers. The best teen characters today are often complicated. We’ve all been through the saga and angst of being an adolescent, and there is no medium like movies and TV to thoroughly explore modern coming-of-age stories. That’s why we’re ranking the best teenage characters in 2019.  

Netflix’s drama 13 Reasons Why explores all the consequences that lead to the suicide of 17-year-old Hannah Baker. If that sounds really heavy for a show made for teenagers, that’s actually the whole point. The best TV shows with teen characters today need to break down barriers in order to get noticed. In Spider-Man: Far From Home, Peter Parker has to come to terms with juggling being a regular high school student by day with being a crime-fighting superhero by night.

All different genres are represented on this list, from the basic situation comedy to the epic grand-scale saga. Vote up who you think are the best fictional teens in 2019. Don’t see one of your favorites? Go ahead and add thhem to the list.

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Arya Stark is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Teen Characters In 2019
Game of Thrones, A Song of Ice and Fire

Maisie Williams

 

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Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Teen Characters In 2019
Spider-Man: Far From Home

Tom Holland

3
Rue Bennett is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Teen Characters In 2019
Meme Parhm added Rue Bennett Euphoria
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Sabrina Spellman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Teen Characters In 2019
Sabrina Spellman Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

Kiernan Shipka

 

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Eleven is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Teen Characters In 2019
Stranger Things

Millie Bobby Brown

 

6
Maeve Wiley is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Teen Characters In 2019
Maeve Wiley Sex Education

Emma Mackey

7
Beverly Marsh is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Teen Characters In 2019
It: Chapter Two

Sophia Lillis

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Betty Cooper is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Teen Characters In 2019
Betty Cooper Riverdale

Lili Reinhart

 

9
Otis Milburn is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Teen Characters In 2019
Otis Milburn Sex Education

Asa Butterfield

 

10
Bill Denbrough is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Teen Characters In 2019
It: Chapter Two

Jaeden Lieberher

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Mike Wheeler is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Teen Characters In 2019
Stranger Things

Finn Wolfhard

 

12
Clay Jensen is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Teen Characters In 2019
Clay Jensen 13 Reasons Why

Dylan Minnette

 

13
Lexi Howard is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Teen Characters In 2019
Meme Parhm added Lexi Howard Euphoria
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Jules Vaughn is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Teen Characters In 2019
Meme Parhm added Jules Vaughn Euphoria
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Archie Andrews is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Teen Characters In 2019
Archie Andrews Riverdale

K.J. Apa

 

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Kat Hernandez is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Teen Characters In 2019
Meme Parhm added Kat Hernandez Euphoria
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Alyssa is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Teen Characters In 2019
Alyssa The End of the F***ing World

Jessica Barden

 

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Bran Stark is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Teen Characters In 2019
Game of Thrones, A Song of Ice and Fire

Isaac Hempstead Wright

 

19
Sam Gardner is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Teen Characters In 2019
Sam Gardner Atypical

Keir Gilchrist

 

20
Luke Dunphy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Teen Characters In 2019
Luke Dunphy Modern Family

Nolan Gould

 

21
Alex Wilder is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Teen Characters In 2019
Alex Wilder Runaways

Rhenzy Feliz

 

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James is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Teen Characters In 2019
James The End of the F***ing World

Alex Lawther

 

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Deja Pearson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Teen Characters In 2019
Deja Pearson This Is Us

Lyric Ross

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Barry Goldberg is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Teen Characters In 2019
The Goldbergs

Troy Gentile

 

25
Frederick Freeman is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Teen Characters In 2019
Frederick Freeman Shazam!

Jack Dylan Grazer