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The All-Time Best Tween Movie Characters  

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List Rules No teens, no toddlers - just tweens

The term ‘tween’ is often used to describe kids between nine and 12 years old. Tween characters are often overlooked in pop culture. Not quite teens but not quite children, these young characters are an interesting bunch. That’s why we’re ranking the best tween characters in film and TV history.

Like the typical middle child, tweens are stuck between the adorable younger kid characters and the oh-so-dramatic older teens. Whether you prefer Wednesday Addams in The Addams Family or Charlie Bucket in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, this list includes some of the best, most memorable tween characters of all time. The gang from The Goonies are other examples of great tween characters. Bonded by their love of adventure, they braved the odds to prevent their homes from being foreclosed on. Which of these characters if your favorite?

Vote up the best tween characters, and add your own favorite characters if they’re missing from the list

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Wednesday Addams is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The All-Time Best Tween Movie Characters
The Addams Family, Addams Family Values
Wednesday Friday Addams is a fictional character created by American cartoonist Charles Addams in his comic strip The Addams Family. The character has also appeared in television and film, in ...more
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Harry Potter is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The All-Time Best Tween Movie Characters
Harry Potter series
Harry James Potter is the title character of J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series. The majority of the books' plot covers seven years in the life of the orphan Potter, who, on his eleventh ...more
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Elliott is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The All-Time Best Tween Movie Characters
ET
Elliott is a fictional character from the 1977 film Pete's Dragon.
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Kevin McCallister is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The All-Time Best Tween Movie Characters
Home Alone, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
Kevin McCallister is a fictional character from the 1990 film Home Alone, 1992 film Home Alone 2: Lost in New York and 2002 film Home Alone: Taking Back the House.
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Matilda is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The All-Time Best Tween Movie Characters
Matilda
Matilda Wormwood is a fictional character from the 1996 comedy fantasy film Matilda.
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Data is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The All-Time Best Tween Movie Characters
The Goonies
Data is a fictional character from the 1985 film The Goonies.
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Coraline Jones is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The All-Time Best Tween Movie Characters
Coraline
Coraline Jones is a fictional character from the film "Coraline".
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Charlie Bucket is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The All-Time Best Tween Movie Characters
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
Charlie Bucket is a fictional character from the 1971 film Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.
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Dash is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The All-Time Best Tween Movie Characters
Dash The Incredibles
Dash is a fictional character from the 2004 film The Incredibles.
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Luna Lovegood is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The All-Time Best Tween Movie Characters
Harry Potter series
Luna Lovegood is a fictional character from the Harry Potter series written by J.K. Rowling.
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Hermione Granger is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The All-Time Best Tween Movie Characters
Harry Potter series
Hermione Jean Granger is a fictional character in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series. She initially appears in the first novel, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, as a new student on her ...more
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Wendy Darling is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The All-Time Best Tween Movie Characters
Peter Pan
A Disney Character.
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Violet Parr is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The All-Time Best Tween Movie Characters
Violet Parr The Incredibles
Violet Parr is a fictional character from the 2004 film The Incredibles.
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Russell is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The All-Time Best Tween Movie Characters
Up
Russell is a fictional character from the 2009 film Up.
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Neville Longbottom is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The All-Time Best Tween Movie Characters
Harry Potter series
Neville Longbottom is a fictional character from Harry Potter literary series.
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Chunk is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The All-Time Best Tween Movie Characters
The Goonies
Chunk is a fictional character from the 1985 film The Goonies.
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Mary Lennox is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The All-Time Best Tween Movie Characters
The Secret Garden
Mary Lennox is a fictional character from The Secret Garden.
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Draco Malfoy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The All-Time Best Tween Movie Characters
Harry Potter series
Draco Lucius Malfoy is a character in J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series. He is a student in Harry Potter's year belonging in the slytherin house. He is frequently accompanied by his two ...more
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Summer Hathaway is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The All-Time Best Tween Movie Characters
School of Rock
Summer Hathaway is a fictional character from the 2003 comedy film School of Rock.
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Mathilda is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The All-Time Best Tween Movie Characters
Léon: The Professional
Mathilda is a fictional character from the 1994 crime drama film Léon: The Professional.
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Teddy Duchamp is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The All-Time Best Tween Movie Characters
Teddy Duchamp Stand by Me
Teddy Duchamp is a fictional character from the book The Body and the film adaptation Stand by Me.
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Mouth is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The All-Time Best Tween Movie Characters
The Goonies
Mouth is a fictional character from the 1985 film The Goonies.
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Regan MacNeil is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The All-Time Best Tween Movie Characters
The Exorcist
Regan Teresa MacNeil (born November 11, 1961; adaptations: c. September 1963) is a fictional character from William Peter Blatty's horror novel and film adaptation The Exorcist as a supporting ...more
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John Connor is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The All-Time Best Tween Movie Characters
Terminator 2: Judgment Day
John Connor is a fictional character in the various universes depicted within the Terminator franchise. Created by writer and director James Cameron, the character is first referred to in the ...more
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Claudia is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The All-Time Best Tween Movie Characters
Interview with the Vampire
Claudia is a fictional character in Anne Rice's The Vampire Chronicles series. She is one of the main characters in Interview with the Vampire, the first novel in the series. She also features ...more