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
- 1Harry Potter series
Actor: Daniel Radcliffe, Saunders TripletsHarry James Potter is the title character of J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series. The majority... more
Actor: Seth Green, Harry AndersonRichard Tozier is a fictional character from It.
- 3Harry Potter series
Actor: Rupert GrintRonald Bilius "Ron" Weasley is a fictional character in J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series.... more
- 4Harry Potter series
Actor: Tom FeltonDraco Lucius Malfoy is a character in J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series. He is a student in... more
- 5Harry Potter series
Actor: Emma WatsonHermione Jean Granger is a fictional character in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series. She... more
- 6Harry Potter series
Actor: Evanna LynchLuna Lovegood is a fictional character from the Harry Potter series written by J.K. Rowling.
- 7Home Alone, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
Actor: Macaulay Culkin, Mike WeinbergKevin McCallister is a fictional character from the 1990 film Home Alone, 1992 film Home Alone... more
- 8The Addams Family, Addams Family Values
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.
Actor: Richard Thomas, Jonathan BrandisWilliam Denbrough is a fictional character from It.
Actor: Annette O'Toole, Emily PerkinsBeverly Marsh is a fictional character from It.
Actor: Mara Wilson, Caitlin Fein, Alissa Graham, James Gallagher, Amanda GrahamMatilda Wormwood is a fictional character from the 1996 comedy fantasy film Matilda.
- 13Harry Potter series
Actor: Matthew David LewisNeville Longbottom is a fictional character from Harry Potter literary series.
Actor: Jordan NagaiRussell is a fictional character from the 2009 film Up.
MathildaLéon: The Professional
Actor: Natalie PortmanMathilda is a fictional character from the 1994 crime drama film Léon: The Professional.
Violet ParrThe Incredibles
Actor: Sarah VowellViolet Parr is a fictional character from the 2004 film The Incredibles.
Actor: Charlie CallasElliott is a fictional character from the 1977 film Pete's Dragon.
Actor: Jeff CohenChunk is a fictional character from the 1985 film The Goonies.
Actor: Dakota FanningCoraline Jones is a fictional character from the film "Coraline".
Actor: Tim Reid, Marlon TaylorMichael "Mike" Hanlon: Mike is the last to join the Losers. He is the only African American... more
Teddy DuchampStand by Me
Actor: Corey FeldmanTeddy Duchamp is a fictional character from the book The Body and the film adaptation Stand by... more
- 22The Goonies
Actor: Jonathan Ke QuanData is a fictional character from the 1985 film The Goonies.
- 23True Grit, True Grit
Actor: Kim Darby, Hailee SteinfeldMattie Ross is a fictional character in the 2010 and 1969 drama film True Grit.
- 24Peter Pan
Actor: America Young, Maggie Smith, Kathryn Beaumont, Rachel Hurd-Wood, Gwyneth PaltrowA Disney Character.
Actor: John Ritter, Brandon CraneBenjamin "Ben" Hanscom: He was dubbed "Haystack" by Richie, after the professional wrestler... more