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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Hermione Granger is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Hermione Granger Harry Potter series

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1,894 828
Harry Potter is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Harry Potter Harry Potter series

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1,817 610
Wednesday Addams is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Wednesday Addams The Addams Family, Addams Family Values

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1,314 742
Dorothy Gale is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Dorothy Gale The Wizard of Oz

5
1,592 658
Marty McFly is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Marty McFly Back to the Future series

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1,694 841
Mathilda is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Mathilda The Professional

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1,585 757
Kevin McCallister is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Kevin McCallister Home Alone, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

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1,283 460
Luna Lovegood is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Luna Lovegood Harry Potter series

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1,225 631
Lydia Deetz is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Lydia Deetz Beetlejuice

10
1,187 563
Katniss Everdeen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
LiliaLoewenberg added Katniss Everdeen The Hunger Games - Hunger Games

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1,148 475
Ronald Weasley is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
pmmom38 added Ronald Weasley Harry Potter series

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953 722
Gertie is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Gertie E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial

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930 721
Cole Sear is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Cole Sear The Sixth Sense

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1,009 735
Draco Malfoy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Draco Malfoy Harry Potter series

The Greatest Movie Villains of All Time

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877 413
Neville Longbottom is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Neville Longbottom Harry Potter series

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942 585
Charlie Bucket is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Charlie Bucket Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

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820 305
Matilda is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Matilda Matilda

18
855 699
Ralphie is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Ralphie A Christmas Story

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875 468
Rue is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
LiliaLoewenberg added Rue The Hunger Games - Hunger Games

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732 808
Regan MacNeil is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Regan MacNeil The Exorcist

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982 579
Ferris Bueller is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Ferris Bueller Ferris Bueller's Day Off

The Best and Worst Disney Animated Movies

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611 638
Lucy Diamond Dawson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film

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711 466
Hit-Girl is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Hit-Girl Kick-Ass, Kick-Ass 2

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905 579
Chunk is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Chunk The Goonies

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795 650
John Connor is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
John Connor Terminator 2: Judgment Day

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889 516
Short Round is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Short Round Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

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860 512
Russell is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Russell Up

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583 391
Lucy Pevensie is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
pmmom38 added Lucy Pervensie The Chronicles of Narnia

Kids of Horror Movies: Where Are They Now?

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646 399
Cher Horowitz is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Cher Horowitz Clueless

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786 538
Regina George is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Regina George Mean Girls

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469 667
Iris Steensma is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Iris Steensma Taxi Driver

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553 613
Danny Torrance is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Danny Torrance The Shining

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642 483
Daniel Larusso is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
wiabux added Daniel Larusso The Karate Kid, The Karate Kid: Part II

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707 555
Shirley Blake is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Shirley Blake Bright Eyes

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645 499
Carrie White is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Carrie White Carrie

60+ of Your Greatest Childhood Fears

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788 588
Juno MacGuff is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Juno Juno

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567 280
Lilo Pelekai is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Lilo Pelekai Stitch! The Movie, Leroy & Stitch, Lilo & Stitch

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478 545
Scout Finch is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Scout Finch To Kill a Mockingbird

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508 513
Donnie Darko is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Donnie Darko Donnie Darko

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528 380
Susan Pevensie is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
LiliaLoewenberg added Susan Pevensie The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian - Chronicles of Narnia

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632 349
Violet Parr is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Violet Parr The Incredibles

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407 221
Annie is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
doremifasola added Annie Annie, Little Orphan Annie, Annie

The Best Disney Princesses

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508 391
Claudia is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Claudia Interview with the Vampire

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411 586
Ofelia is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
PeteBoyle added Ofelia Pan's Labyrinth

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495 442
Olive Penderghast is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Moviebuff15 added Olive Penderghast Easy A

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391 119
Ginny Weasley is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
whywouldyoudothis added Ginny Weasley Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

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448 294
Wendy Darling is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Wendy Darling Peter Pan

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491 527
Olive Hoover is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Olive Hoover Little Miss Sunshine

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571 432
John Bender is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
John Bender The Breakfast Club

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373 567
Hugo Cabret is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film