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The All-Time Best Tween Movie Characters

Over 200 Ranker voters have come together to rank this list of The All-Time Best Tween Movie Characters
Voting 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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  • Hermione Granger
    Harry Potter series
    158 votes
    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
  • Harry Potter
    Harry Potter series
    155 votes
    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
  • Kevin McCallister
    Home Alone, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
    124 votes
    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.
  • Matilda
    112 votes
    Matilda Wormwood is a fictional character from the 1996 comedy fantasy film Matilda.
  • Wednesday Addams
    The Addams Family, Addams Family Values
    114 votes
    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
  • Richie Tozier
    105 votes
    Richard Tozier is a fictional character from It.