Best Characters The Greatest Kid Characters in Film  

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List Rules Children characters (under 18) in movies; only human, no animals

List of the greatest kid characters in film. These onscreen children were the best movie personalities in the history of cinema. Here we have ranked those film characters that we would rather hide from our own children (for the most part) but watch onscreen any day of the week. Of course, if Harry Potter came over for a playdate, a child might want to hang out.

Movie children are the ones that say what we are really thinking, or sometimes things that no adult would ever be weird enough to think let alone say out loud. Someone like Huck Finn comes to mind, as he ranks up here against (or perhaps with) Simba from "The Lion King." both of the "Spy Kids" themselves had to be included, of course, as did tough girls like Hit-Girl and Veruca Salt. Speaking of Miss Salt, Roald Dahl brought us more of the great kid characters in movies thanks to Matilda Wormood and Charlie Buckett.
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1
2,562 787
Hermione Granger is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Harry Potter series

2
1,976 859
Harry Potter is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Harry Potter series

3
1,861 652
Wednesday Addams is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
The Addams Family, Addams Family Values

4
1,353 775
Dorothy Gale is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
The Wizard of Oz

5
1,646 684
Marty McFly is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Back to the Future series

6
1,722 878
Mathilda is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Léon: The Professional

7
1,639 785
Kevin McCallister is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Home Alone, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

8
1,342 490
Luna Lovegood is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Harry Potter series

9
1,251 665
Lydia Deetz is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Beetlejuice

10
1,240 589
Katniss Everdeen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
LiliaLoewenberg added The Hunger Games - Hunger Games

11
1,206 502
Ronald Weasley is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
pmmom38 added Harry Potter series

12
983 746
Gertie is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial

13
960 743
Cole Sear is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
The Sixth Sense

14
1,064 760
Draco Malfoy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Harry Potter series

15
935 432
Neville Longbottom is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Harry Potter series

16
988 603
Charlie Bucket is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

17
873 323
Matilda is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Matilda

18
875 728
Ralphie is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
A Christmas Story

19
911 493
Rue is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
LiliaLoewenberg added The Hunger Games - Hunger Games

20
1,012 600
Ferris Bueller is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Ferris Bueller's Day Off

21
749 844
Regan MacNeil is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
The Exorcist

22
934 598
Chunk is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
The Goonies

23
623 658
Lucy Diamond Dawson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film

24
812 672
John Connor is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Terminator 2: Judgment Day

25
729 494
Hit-Girl is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Kick-Ass, Kick-Ass 2

26
912 531
Short Round is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

27
900 529
Russell is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Up

28
624 412
Lucy Pevensie is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
pmmom38 added The Chronicles of Narnia

29
673 416
Cher Horowitz is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Clueless

30
817 560
Regina George is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Mean Girls

31
475 690
Iris Steensma is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Iris Steensma Taxi Driver

32
668 500
Daniel Larusso is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
wiabux added The Karate Kid, The Karate Kid: Part II

33
564 637
Danny Torrance is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
The Shining

34
724 575
Shirley Blake is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Bright Eyes

35
658 520
Carrie White is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Carrie

36
595 294
Lilo Pelekai is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Stitch! The Movie, Leroy & Stitch, Lilo & Stitch

37
804 607
Juno MacGuff is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Juno

38
496 563
Scout Finch is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
To Kill a Mockingbird

39
672 357
Violet Parr is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
The Incredibles

40
558 397
Susan Pevensie is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
LiliaLoewenberg added The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian - Chronicles of Narnia

41
511 536
Donnie Darko is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Donnie Darko

42
428 237
Annie is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
doremifasola added Annie, Little Orphan Annie, Annie

43
422 602
Ofelia is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
PeteBoyle added Pan's Labyrinth

44
520 409
Claudia is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Interview with the Vampire

45
426 135
Ginny Weasley is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
whywouldyoudothis added Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

46
510 455
Olive Penderghast is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Moviebuff15 added Easy A

47
470 310
Wendy Darling is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Peter Pan

48
506 542
Olive Hoover is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Little Miss Sunshine

49
588 447
John Bender is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
The Breakfast Club

50
413 300
Peter Pevensie is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe