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The All-Time Best Tween Movie Characters 

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Updated April 16, 2019 1.7k votes 87 voters 77 items

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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Harry Potter is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The All-Time Best Tween Movie Characters
Harry Potter series

Actor: Daniel Radcliffe, Saunders Triplets

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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Richie Tozier is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The All-Time Best Tween Movie Characters
It

Actor: Seth Green, Harry Anderson

Richard Tozier is a fictional character from It.
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Ronald Weasley is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The All-Time Best Tween Movie Characters
Harry Potter series

Actor: Rupert Grint, Jennifer Saunders

Ronald Bilius "Ron" Weasley is a fictional character in J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series. His first appearance was in the first book of the series, Harry Potter and the ...more
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Draco Malfoy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The All-Time Best Tween Movie Characters
Harry Potter series

Actor: Tom Felton

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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Wednesday Addams is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The All-Time Best Tween Movie Characters
The Addams Family, Addams Family Values

Actor: Christina Ricci

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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Eddie Kaspbrak is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The All-Time Best Tween Movie Characters
It

Actor: Adam Faraizl, Dennis Christopher

Edward Kaspbrak is a fictional character from It.
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Kevin McCallister is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The All-Time Best Tween Movie Characters
Home Alone, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

Actor: Macaulay Culkin, Mike Weinberg

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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Mathilda is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The All-Time Best Tween Movie Characters
Mathilda Léon: The Professional

Actor: Natalie Portman

Mathilda is a fictional character from the 1994 crime drama film Léon: The Professional.
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Hermione Granger is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The All-Time Best Tween Movie Characters
Harry Potter series

Actor: Emma Watson

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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Russell is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The All-Time Best Tween Movie Characters
Up

Actor: Jordan Nagai

Russell is a fictional character from the 2009 film Up.
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Elliott is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The All-Time Best Tween Movie Characters
ET

Actor: Charlie Callas

Elliott is a fictional character from the 1977 film Pete's Dragon.
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Luna Lovegood is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The All-Time Best Tween Movie Characters
Harry Potter series

Actor: Evanna Lynch

Luna Lovegood is a fictional character from the Harry Potter series written by J.K. Rowling.
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Matilda is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The All-Time Best Tween Movie Characters
Matilda

Actor: Mara Wilson, Caitlin Fein, Alissa Graham, James Gallagher, Amanda Graham, + more

Matilda Wormwood is a fictional character from the 1996 comedy fantasy film Matilda.
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Bill Denbrough is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The All-Time Best Tween Movie Characters
It

Actor: Richard Thomas, Jonathan Brandis

William Denbrough is a fictional character from It.
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Neville Longbottom is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The All-Time Best Tween Movie Characters
Harry Potter series

Actor: Matthew David Lewis

Neville Longbottom is a fictional character from Harry Potter literary series.
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Charlie Bucket is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The All-Time Best Tween Movie Characters
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

Actor: Freddie Highmore, Peter Ostrum

Charlie Bucket is a fictional character from the 1971 film Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.
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Chunk is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The All-Time Best Tween Movie Characters
Chunk The Goonies

Actor: Jeff Cohen

Chunk is a fictional character from the 1985 film The Goonies.
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Ben Hanscom is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The All-Time Best Tween Movie Characters
It

Actor: John Ritter, Brandon Crane

Benjamin "Ben" Hanscom: He was dubbed "Haystack" by Richie, after the professional wrestler Haystack Calhoun. Because of his obesity, he has become a frequent victim of Henry ...more
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Violet Parr is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The All-Time Best Tween Movie Characters
Violet Parr The Incredibles

Actor: Sarah Vowell

Violet Parr is a fictional character from the 2004 film The Incredibles.
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Beverly Marsh is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The All-Time Best Tween Movie Characters
It

Actor: Annette O'Toole, Emily Perkins

Beverly Marsh is a fictional character from It.
21
Data is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The All-Time Best Tween Movie Characters
The Goonies

Actor: Jonathan Ke Quan

Data is a fictional character from the 1985 film The Goonies.
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Wendy Darling is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The All-Time Best Tween Movie Characters
Peter Pan

Actor: America Young, Maggie Smith, Kathryn Beaumont, Rachel Hurd-Wood, Gwyneth Paltrow

A Disney Character.
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Mike Hanlon is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The All-Time Best Tween Movie Characters
It

Actor: Tim Reid, Marlon Taylor

Michael "Mike" Hanlon: Mike is the last to join the Losers. He is the only African American child in the group. When he is racially persecuted by Henry Bowers, the Losers fight back ...more
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Dash is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The All-Time Best Tween Movie Characters
Dash The Incredibles

Actor: Spencer Fox

Dash is a fictional character from the 2004 film The Incredibles.
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Lucy Pevensie is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The All-Time Best Tween Movie Characters
The Chronicles of Narnia

Actor: Georgie Henley, Jayma Mays

Lucy Pevensie is a fictional character in C. S. Lewis's The Chronicles of Narnia series. She is the youngest of the four Pevensie children, and the first to find the Wardrobe entrance to Narnia ...more