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The All-Time Best Tween Movie Characters

List RulesNo 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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  • 1
    Harry Potter series
    76
    38

    ActorDaniel 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 birthday,  ...more
  • 2
    Harry Potter series
    68
    34

    ActorEmma 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 way  ...more
  • 3
    Harry Potter series
    50
    25

    ActorRupert Grint

    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 Philosopher's Stone as the  ...more
  • 4
    Home Alone, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
    47
    22

    ActorMacaulay 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.  ...more
  • 5

    ActorSeth Green, Harry Anderson

    Richard Tozier is a fictional character from It.  ...more
  • 6
    Harry Potter series
    49
    30

    ActorTom 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 cronies,  ...more
  • 7

    ActorAdam Faraizl, Dennis Christopher

    Edward Kaspbrak is a fictional character from It.  ...more
  • 8
    Matilda
    42
    27

    ActorMara Wilson, Caitlin Fein, Alissa Graham, James Gallagher, Amanda Graham

    Matilda Wormwood is a fictional character from the 1996 comedy fantasy film Matilda.  ...more
  • 9

    ActorRichard Thomas, Jonathan Brandis

    William Denbrough is a fictional character from It.  ...more
  • 10

    ActorAnnette O'Toole, Emily Perkins

    Beverly Marsh is a fictional character from It.  ...more
  • 11
    Harry Potter series
    47
    33

    ActorEvanna Lynch

    Luna Lovegood is a fictional character from the Harry Potter series written by J.K. Rowling.  ...more
  • 12

    Violet Parr

    The Incredibles
    39
    28

    ActorSarah Vowell

    Violet Parr is a fictional character from the 2004 film The Incredibles.
  • 13
    The Addams Family, Addams Family Values
    43
    33

    ActorChristina 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 both  ...more
  • 14

    Chunk

    The Goonies
    31
    19

    ActorJeff Cohen

    Chunk is a fictional character from the 1985 film The Goonies.
  • 15
    Harry Potter series
    36
    26

    ActorMatthew David Lewis

    Neville Longbottom is a fictional character from Harry Potter literary series.  ...more
  • 16
    29
    22

    ActorJordan Nagai

    Russell is a fictional character from the 2009 film Up.  ...more
  • 17
    Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
    31
    26

    ActorFreddie Highmore, Peter Ostrum

    Charlie Bucket is a fictional character from the 1971 film Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.  ...more
  • 18

    ActorJohn 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 Bowers, who once used a  ...more
  • 19
    30
    26

    ActorCharlie Callas

    Elliott is a fictional character from the 1977 film Pete's Dragon.  ...more
  • 20

    ActorTim 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 against Bowers in  ...more
  • 21
    The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
    25
    21

    ActorAnna Popplewell

    Susan Pevensie is a fictional character in C. S. Lewis's The Chronicles of Narnia series. Susan is the elder sister and the second eldest Pevensie child. She appears in three of the seven books—as a  ...more
  • 22

    Teddy Duchamp

    Stand by Me
    22
    17

    ActorCorey Feldman

    Teddy Duchamp is a fictional character from the book The Body and the film adaptation Stand by Me.
  • 23

    Short Round

    Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
    20
    15

    ActorJonathan Ke Quan

  • 24
    Terminator 2: Judgment Day
    23
    19

    ActorChristian Bale, Edward Furlong, Nick Stahl

    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 1984  ...more
  • 25
    The Chronicles of Narnia
    27
    25

    ActorGeorgie 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 in  ...more