Child Actors 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
2,639 812
Hermione Granger is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Harry Potter series

2
2,037 881
Harry Potter is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Harry Potter series

3
1,901 667
Wednesday Addams is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
The Addams Family, Addams Family Values

4
1,384 797
Dorothy Gale is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
The Wizard of Oz

5
1,694 698
Marty McFly is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Back to the Future series

6
1,742 897
Mathilda is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Léon: The Professional

7
1,692 798
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
1,389 504
Luna Lovegood is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Harry Potter series

9
1,271 681
Lydia Deetz is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Beetlejuice

10
1,248 519
Ronald Weasley is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
pmmom38 added Harry Potter series

11
1,272 606
Katniss Everdeen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
LiliaLoewenberg added The Hunger Games - Hunger Games

12
1,006 752
Gertie is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial

13
984 752
Cole Sear is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
The Sixth Sense

14
1,096 778
Draco Malfoy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Harry Potter series

15
969 448
Neville Longbottom is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Harry Potter series

16
1,010 617
Charlie Bucket is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

17
901 331
Matilda is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Matilda

18
885 739
Ralphie is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
A Christmas Story

19
934 504
Rue is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
LiliaLoewenberg added The Hunger Games - Hunger Games

20
767 855
Regan MacNeil is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
The Exorcist

21
1,038 607
Ferris Bueller is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Ferris Bueller's Day Off

22
956 603
Chunk is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
The Goonies

23
633 668
Lucy Diamond Dawson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film

24
827 686
John Connor is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Terminator 2: Judgment Day

25
747 506
Hit-Girl is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Kick-Ass, Kick-Ass 2

26
925 539
Short Round is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

27
921 536
Russell is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Up

28
651 423
Lucy Pevensie is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
pmmom38 added The Chronicles of Narnia

29
687 423
Cher Horowitz is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Clueless

30
836 570
Regina George is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Mean Girls

31
480 700
Iris Steensma is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Iris Steensma Taxi Driver

32
683 510
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
731 582
Shirley Blake is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Bright Eyes

34
571 650
Danny Torrance is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
The Shining

35
669 531
Carrie White is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Carrie

36
611 305
Lilo Pelekai is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Stitch! The Movie, Leroy & Stitch, Lilo & Stitch

37
815 619
Juno MacGuff is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Juno

38
501 574
Scout Finch is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
To Kill a Mockingbird

39
694 364
Violet Parr is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
The Incredibles

40
574 406
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
516 547
Donnie Darko is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Donnie Darko

42
443 246
Annie is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
doremifasola added Annie, Little Orphan Annie, Annie

43
424 611
Ofelia is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
PeteBoyle added Pan's Labyrinth

44
527 419
Claudia is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Interview with the Vampire

45
446 146
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
514 461
Olive Penderghast is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Moviebuff15 added Easy A

47
481 318
Wendy Darling is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Peter Pan

48
513 549
Olive Hoover is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Little Miss Sunshine

49
598 452
John Bender is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
The Breakfast Club

50
425 307
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