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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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2,322 723
Hermione Granger is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Hermione Granger Harry Potter series

2
1,784 793
Harry Potter is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Harry Potter Harry Potter series

3
1,738 570
Wednesday Addams is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Wednesday Addams The Addams Family, Addams Family Values

4
1,245 702
Dorothy Gale is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Dorothy Gale The Wizard of Oz

5
1,648 783
Mathilda is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Mathilda The Professional

6
1,515 626
Marty McFly is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Marty McFly Back to the Future series

7
1,508 720
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

8
1,196 429
Luna Lovegood is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Luna Lovegood Harry Potter series

9
1,177 593
Lydia Deetz is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Lydia Deetz Beetlejuice

10
1,106 528
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

11
1,058 443
Ronald Weasley is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
pmmom38 added Ronald Weasley Harry Potter series

12
886 680
Cole Sear is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Cole Sear The Sixth Sense

13
906 688
Gertie is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Gertie E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial

14
943 691
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

15
810 379
Neville Longbottom is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Neville Longbottom Harry Potter series

16
891 547
Charlie Bucket is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Charlie Bucket Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

17
748 276
Matilda is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Matilda Matilda

18
815 663
Ralphie is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Ralphie A Christmas Story

19
816 439
Rue is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
LiliaLoewenberg added Rue The Hunger Games - Hunger Games

20
943 542
Ferris Bueller is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Ferris Bueller Ferris Bueller's Day Off

21
705 759
Regan MacNeil is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Regan MacNeil The Exorcist

The Best British Documentaries

22
672 426
Hit-Girl is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Hit-Girl Kick-Ass, Kick-Ass 2

23
770 608
John Connor is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
John Connor Terminator 2: Judgment Day

24
863 548
Chunk is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Chunk The Goonies

25
573 599
Lucy Diamond Dawson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film

26
847 488
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

27
807 484
Russell is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Russell Up

28
540 364
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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608 369
Cher Horowitz is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Cher Horowitz Clueless

30
459 622
Iris Steensma is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Iris Steensma Taxi Driver

31
742 506
Regina George is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Regina George Mean Girls

32
620 464
Carrie White is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Carrie White Carrie

33
676 520
Shirley Blake is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Shirley Blake Bright Eyes

34
531 579
Danny Torrance is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Danny Torrance The Shining

35
609 456
Daniel Larusso is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
wiabux added Daniel Larusso The Karate Kid, The Karate Kid: Part II

16 Movie "In Jokes" You Probably Didn't Notice

36
753 556
Juno MacGuff is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Juno Juno

37
521 256
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

38
495 472
Donnie Darko is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Donnie Darko Donnie Darko

39
455 515
Scout Finch is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Scout Finch To Kill a Mockingbird

40
491 358
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

41
371 197
Annie is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
doremifasola added Annie Annie, Little Orphan Annie, Annie

42
582 330
Violet Parr is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Violet Parr The Incredibles

The Best Disney Princesses

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488 364
Claudia is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Claudia Interview with the Vampire

44
395 554
Ofelia is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
PeteBoyle added Ofelia Pan's Labyrinth

45
341 97
Ginny Weasley is listed (or ranked) 45 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

46
460 417
Olive Penderghast is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Moviebuff15 added Olive Penderghast Easy A

47
412 272
Wendy Darling is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Wendy Darling Peter Pan

48
472 499
Olive Hoover is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Olive Hoover Little Miss Sunshine

49
548 407
John Bender is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
John Bender The Breakfast Club

50
383 336
Summer Hathaway is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
PeteBoyle added Summer Hathaway School of Rock