Teens The Best Teen Characters In 2019  

Ranker Entertainment
533 votes 72 voters 28 items

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 teen 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 teen characters in 2019. Don’t see one of your favorites? Go ahead and add them to the list.

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34 11
Clay Jensen is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Teen Characters In 2019
Clay Jensen 13 Reasons Why

Dylan Minnette

 

2
28 8
Arya Stark is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Teen Characters In 2019
Game of Thrones, A Song of Ice and Fire

Maisie Williams

 

3
21 4
Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Teen Characters In 2019
Spider-Man: Far From Home

Tom Holland

4
24 9
Betty Cooper is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Teen Characters In 2019
Betty Cooper Riverdale

Lili Reinhart

 

5
19 5
Sabrina Spellman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Teen Characters In 2019
Sabrina Spellman Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

Kiernan Shipka

 

6
21 8
Otis Milburn is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Teen Characters In 2019
Otis Milburn Sex Education

Asa Butterfield

 

7
21 9
Maeve Wiley is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Teen Characters In 2019
Maeve Wiley Sex Education

Emma Mackey

8
13 3
Mike Wheeler is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Teen Characters In 2019
Stranger Things

Finn Wolfhard

 

9
21 11
Archie Andrews is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Teen Characters In 2019
Archie Andrews Riverdale

K.J. Apa

 

10
16 7
Eleven is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Teen Characters In 2019
Stranger Things

Millie Bobby Brown

 

11
17 9
Alex Wilder is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Teen Characters In 2019
Alex Wilder Runaways

Rhenzy Feliz

 

12
15 10
Alyssa is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Teen Characters In 2019
Alyssa The End of the F***ing World

Jessica Barden

 

13
11 8
James is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Teen Characters In 2019
James The End of the F***ing World

Alex Lawther

 

14
11 8
Bran Stark is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Teen Characters In 2019
Game of Thrones, A Song of Ice and Fire

Isaac Hempstead Wright

 

15
6 3
Bill Denbrough is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Teen Characters In 2019
It: Chapter Two

Jaeden Lieberher

16
6 4
Beverly Marsh is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Teen Characters In 2019
It: Chapter Two

Sophia Lillis

17
10 9
Zoey Johnson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Teen Characters In 2019
Zoey Johnson Grown-ish

Yara Shahidi

 

18
6 5
JJ DiMeo is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Teen Characters In 2019
JJ DiMeo Speechless

Micah Fowler

 

19
5 4
Sam Gardner is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Teen Characters In 2019
Sam Gardner Atypical

Keir Gilchrist

 

20
3 3
Tess Pearson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Teen Characters In 2019
Tess Pearson This Is Us

Eris Baker

 

21
9 10
Barry Goldberg is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Teen Characters In 2019
The Goldbergs

Troy Gentile

 

22
8 9
Nico Minoru is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Teen Characters In 2019
Nico Minoru Runaways

Lyrica Okano

 

23
6 7
Luke Dunphy is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Teen Characters In 2019
Modern Family

Nolan Gould

 

24
5 6
Frederick Freeman is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Teen Characters In 2019
Frederick Freeman Shazam!

Jack Dylan Grazer

25
3 4
Oliver Otto is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Teen Characters In 2019
Oliver Otto American Housewife

Daniel DiMaggio