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The All-Time Best Tween Movie Characters

Updated April 16, 2019 3.0k votes 120 voters 1.2k views77 items

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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  • Harry Potter1
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    Harry Potter

    Harry Potter series

    ActorDaniel Radcliffe, Saunders Triplets

    Harry James Potter is the title character of J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series. The majority...  more
  • Hermione Granger2
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    Hermione Granger

    Harry Potter series

    ActorEmma Watson

    Hermione Jean Granger is a fictional character in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series. She...  more
  • Draco Malfoy3
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    23

    Draco Malfoy

    Harry Potter series

    ActorTom Felton

    Draco Lucius Malfoy is a character in J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series. He is a student in...  more
  • Luna Lovegood4
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    25

    Luna Lovegood

    Harry Potter series

    ActorEvanna Lynch

    Luna Lovegood is a fictional character from the Harry Potter series written by J.K. Rowling....  more
  • Richie Tozier5

    ActorSeth Green, Harry Anderson

    Richard Tozier is a fictional character from It....  more
  • Ronald Weasley6
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    22

    Ronald Weasley

    Harry Potter series

    ActorRupert Grint

    Ronald Bilius "Ron" Weasley is a fictional character in J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series....  more
  • Kevin McCallister7
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    21

    Kevin McCallister

    Home Alone, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

    ActorMacaulay Culkin, Mike Weinberg

    Kevin McCallister is a fictional character from the 1990 film Home Alone, 1992 film Home Alone...  more
  • Wednesday Addams8
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    27

    Wednesday Addams

    The Addams Family, Addams Family Values

    ActorChristina Ricci

    Wednesday Friday Addams is a fictional character created by American cartoonist Charles Addams...  more
  • Eddie Kaspbrak9

    ActorAdam Faraizl, Dennis Christopher

    Edward Kaspbrak is a fictional character from It....  more
  • Matilda10
    36
    27

    Matilda

    Matilda

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

    Matilda Wormwood is a fictional character from the 1996 comedy fantasy film Matilda....  more
  • Violet Parr11
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    22

    Violet Parr

    The Incredibles

    ActorSarah Vowell

    Violet Parr is a fictional character from the 2004 film The Incredibles....
  • Bill Denbrough12

    ActorRichard Thomas, Jonathan Brandis

    William Denbrough is a fictional character from It....  more
  • Beverly Marsh13

    ActorAnnette O'Toole, Emily Perkins

    Beverly Marsh is a fictional character from It....  more
  • Neville Longbottom14
    31
    22

    Neville Longbottom

    Harry Potter series

    ActorMatthew David Lewis

    Neville Longbottom is a fictional character from Harry Potter literary series....  more
  • Russell15
    27
    19

    ActorJordan Nagai

    Russell is a fictional character from the 2009 film Up....  more
  • Elliott16
    30
    23

    ActorCharlie Callas

    Elliott is a fictional character from the 1977 film Pete's Dragon....  more
  • Dash17
    31
    26

    Dash

    The Incredibles

    ActorSpencer Fox

    Dash is a fictional character from the 2004 film The Incredibles....
  • Lucy Pervensie18
    26
    23

    Lucy Pervensie

    The Chronicles of Narnia

    ActorGeorgie Henley, Jayma Mays

    Lucy Pevensie is a fictional character in C. S. Lewis's The Chronicles of Narnia series. She...  more
  • Charlie Bucket19
    26
    23

    Charlie Bucket

    Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

    ActorFreddie Highmore, Peter Ostrum

    Charlie Bucket is a fictional character from the 1971 film Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory....  more
  • Wendy Darling20
    21
    17

    Wendy Darling

    Peter Pan

    ActorAmerica Young, Maggie Smith, Kathryn Beaumont, Rachel Hurd-Wood, Gwyneth Paltrow

    A Disney Character....  more
  • Mathilda21
    24
    22

    Mathilda

    Léon: The Professional

    ActorNatalie Portman

    Mathilda is a fictional character from the 1994 crime drama film Léon: The Professional....
  • Ramona Quimby22
    21
    18

    Ramona Quimby

    Ramona and Beezus

    ActorJoey King

    Ramona Quimby is a fictional character in the 2010 family film Ramona and Beezus....  more
  • Mattie Ross23
    20
    17

    Mattie Ross

    True Grit, True Grit

    ActorKim Darby, Hailee Steinfeld

    Mattie Ross is a fictional character in the 2010 and 1969 drama film True Grit....  more
  • Coraline Jones24
    23
    22

    Coraline Jones

    Coraline

    ActorDakota Fanning

    Coraline Jones is a fictional character from the film "Coraline"....
  • Susan Pevensie25
    22
    21

    Susan Pevensie

    The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

    ActorAnna Popplewell

    Susan Pevensie is a fictional character in C. S. Lewis's The Chronicles of Narnia series....  more