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
Actor: Daniel Radcliffe, Saunders TripletsHarry 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
Actor: Emma WatsonHermione 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
Actor: Rupert GrintRonald 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
Actor: Macaulay Culkin, Mike WeinbergKevin 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
Actor: Seth Green, Harry AndersonRichard Tozier is a fictional character from It. ...more
Actor: Tom FeltonDraco 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
Actor: Adam Faraizl, Dennis ChristopherEdward Kaspbrak is a fictional character from It. ...more
Actor: Mara Wilson, Caitlin Fein, Alissa Graham, James Gallagher, Amanda GrahamMatilda Wormwood is a fictional character from the 1996 comedy fantasy film Matilda. ...more
Actor: Richard Thomas, Jonathan BrandisWilliam Denbrough is a fictional character from It. ...more
Actor: Annette O'Toole, Emily PerkinsBeverly Marsh is a fictional character from It. ...more
Actor: Evanna LynchLuna Lovegood is a fictional character from the Harry Potter series written by J.K. Rowling. ...more
- The Incredibles
Actor: Sarah VowellViolet Parr is a fictional character from the 2004 film The Incredibles.
Actor: Christina RicciWednesday 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
- The Goonies
Actor: Jeff CohenChunk is a fictional character from the 1985 film The Goonies.
Actor: Matthew David LewisNeville Longbottom is a fictional character from Harry Potter literary series. ...more
Actor: Jordan NagaiRussell is a fictional character from the 2009 film Up. ...more
Actor: Freddie Highmore, Peter OstrumCharlie Bucket is a fictional character from the 1971 film Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. ...more
Actor: John Ritter, Brandon CraneBenjamin "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
Actor: Charlie CallasElliott is a fictional character from the 1977 film Pete's Dragon. ...more
Actor: Tim Reid, Marlon TaylorMichael "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
Actor: Anna PopplewellSusan 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
- Stand by Me
Actor: Corey FeldmanTeddy Duchamp is a fictional character from the book The Body and the film adaptation Stand by Me.
- Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
Actor: Jonathan Ke Quan
Actor: Christian Bale, Edward Furlong, Nick StahlJohn 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
Actor: Georgie Henley, Jayma MaysLucy 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