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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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1,844 620
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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2
1,395 675
Harry Potter is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Harry Potter Harry Potter series

3
1,464 455
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
1,490 612
Mathilda is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Mathilda The Professional

5
1,247 530
Marty McFly is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Marty McFly Back to the Future series

6
1,010 586
Dorothy Gale is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Dorothy Gale The Wizard of Oz

7
1,212 630
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
1,001 476
Lydia Deetz is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Lydia Deetz Beetlejuice

9
896 346
Luna Lovegood is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Luna Lovegood Harry Potter series

10
872 430
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
792 362
Ronald Weasley is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
pmmom38 added Ronald Weasley Harry Potter series

12
745 576
Cole Sear is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Cole Sear The Sixth Sense

13
767 583
Gertie is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Gertie E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial

14
732 588
Draco Malfoy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Draco Malfoy Harry Potter series

15
587 301
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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16
708 465
Charlie Bucket is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Charlie Bucket Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

17
533 214
Matilda is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Matilda Matilda

18
555 327
Hit-Girl is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Hit-Girl Kick-Ass, Kick-Ass 2

19
799 446
Ferris Bueller is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Ferris Bueller Ferris Bueller's Day Off

20
627 633
Regan MacNeil is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Regan MacNeil The Exorcist

21
701 573
Ralphie is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Ralphie A Christmas Story

22
686 525
John Connor is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
John Connor Terminator 2: Judgment Day

23
646 370
Rue is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
LiliaLoewenberg added Rue The Hunger Games - Hunger Games

24
735 484
Chunk is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Chunk The Goonies

25
740 424
Short Round is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Short Round Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

26
477 525
Lucy Diamond Dawson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film

27
641 424
Russell is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Russell Up

28
425 533
Iris Steensma is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Iris Steensma Taxi Driver

29
556 382
Carrie White is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Carrie White Carrie

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30
496 303
Cher Horowitz is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Cher Horowitz Clueless

31
625 427
Regina George is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Regina George Mean Girls

32
400 304
Lucy Pevensie is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
pmmom38 added Lucy Pervensie The Chronicles of Narnia

33
584 457
Shirley Blake is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Shirley Blake Bright Eyes

34
461 503
Danny Torrance is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Danny Torrance The Shining

35
669 488
Juno MacGuff is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Juno Juno

36
497 398
Daniel Larusso is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
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37
442 393
Donnie Darko is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Donnie Darko Donnie Darko

38
396 200
Lilo Pelekai is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Lilo Pelekai Stitch! The Movie, Leroy & Stitch, Lilo & Stitch

39
428 303
Claudia is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Claudia Interview with the Vampire

40
383 450
Scout Finch is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Scout Finch To Kill a Mockingbird

41
262 140
Annie is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
mainpleine added Annie Annie, Little Orphan Annie, Annie

42
389 303
Susan Pevensie is listed (or ranked) 42 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

43
352 478
Ofelia is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
PeteBoyle added Ofelia Pan's Labyrinth

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462 283
Violet Parr is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Violet Parr The Incredibles

45
420 427
Olive Hoover is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Olive Hoover Little Miss Sunshine

46
379 359
Olive Penderghast is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
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47
315 221
Wendy Darling is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Wendy Darling Peter Pan

48
470 355
John Bender is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
John Bender The Breakfast Club

49
287 205
Peter Pevensie is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Peter Pevensie The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

50
326 287
Summer Hathaway is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
PeteBoyle added Summer Hathaway School of Rock