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... more
Actor: Emma WatsonHermione Jean Granger is a fictional character in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series. She... more
Actor: Tom FeltonDraco Lucius Malfoy is a character in J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series. He is a student in... more
Actor: Evanna LynchLuna Lovegood is a fictional character from the Harry Potter series written by J.K. Rowling.... more
Actor: Seth Green, Harry AndersonRichard Tozier is a fictional character from It.... more
Actor: Rupert GrintRonald Bilius "Ron" Weasley is a fictional character in J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series.... more
Actor: Macaulay Culkin, Mike WeinbergKevin McCallister is a fictional character from the 1990 film Home Alone, 1992 film Home Alone... more
Actor: Christina RicciWednesday Friday Addams is a fictional character created by American cartoonist Charles Addams... 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
Violet ParrThe Incredibles
Actor: Sarah VowellViolet Parr is a fictional character from the 2004 film The Incredibles....
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: 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: Charlie CallasElliott is a fictional character from the 1977 film Pete's Dragon.... more
Actor: Spencer FoxDash is a fictional character from the 2004 film The Incredibles....
Actor: Georgie Henley, Jayma MaysLucy Pevensie is a fictional character in C. S. Lewis's The Chronicles of Narnia series. She... more
Actor: Freddie Highmore, Peter OstrumCharlie Bucket is a fictional character from the 1971 film Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.... more
Actor: America Young, Maggie Smith, Kathryn Beaumont, Rachel Hurd-Wood, Gwyneth PaltrowA Disney Character.... more
MathildaLéon: The Professional
Actor: Natalie PortmanMathilda is a fictional character from the 1994 crime drama film Léon: The Professional....
Actor: Joey KingRamona Quimby is a fictional character in the 2010 family film Ramona and Beezus.... more
Actor: Kim Darby, Hailee SteinfeldMattie Ross is a fictional character in the 2010 and 1969 drama film True Grit.... more
Actor: Dakota FanningCoraline Jones is a fictional character from the film "Coraline"....
Actor: Anna PopplewellSusan Pevensie is a fictional character in C. S. Lewis's The Chronicles of Narnia series.... more