Culture 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
2,688 826
Hermione Granger is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Harry Potter series

2
2,077 892
Harry Potter is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Harry Potter series

3
1,928 677
Wednesday Addams is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
The Addams Family, Addams Family Values

4
1,410 805
Dorothy Gale is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
The Wizard of Oz

5
1,717 706
Marty McFly is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Back to the Future series

6
1,756 908
Mathilda is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Léon: The Professional

7
1,724 806
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
1,418 512
Luna Lovegood is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Harry Potter series

9
1,287 688
Lydia Deetz is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Beetlejuice

10
1,278 526
Ronald Weasley is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
pmmom38 added Harry Potter series

11
1,298 615
Katniss Everdeen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
LiliaLoewenberg added The Hunger Games - Hunger Games

12
1,019 762
Gertie is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial

13
998 765
Cole Sear is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
The Sixth Sense

14
1,123 789
Draco Malfoy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Harry Potter series

15
988 461
Neville Longbottom is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Harry Potter series

16
1,033 623
Charlie Bucket is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

17
922 338
Matilda is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Matilda

18
896 747
Ralphie is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
A Christmas Story

19
954 511
Rue is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
LiliaLoewenberg added The Hunger Games - Hunger Games

20
773 868
Regan MacNeil is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
The Exorcist

21
1,052 615
Ferris Bueller is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Ferris Bueller's Day Off

22
973 609
Chunk is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
The Goonies

23
643 676
Lucy Diamond Dawson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film

24
837 692
John Connor is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Terminator 2: Judgment Day

25
758 515
Hit-Girl is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Kick-Ass, Kick-Ass 2

26
938 545
Short Round is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

27
940 540
Russell is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Up

28
669 428
Lucy Pevensie is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
pmmom38 added The Chronicles of Narnia

29
697 429
Cher Horowitz is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Clueless

30
848 575
Regina George is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Mean Girls

31
482 709
Iris Steensma is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Iris Steensma Taxi Driver

32
695 513
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
740 585
Shirley Blake is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Bright Eyes

34
573 659
Danny Torrance is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
The Shining

35
673 538
Carrie White is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Carrie

36
624 309
Lilo Pelekai is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Stitch! The Movie, Leroy & Stitch, Lilo & Stitch

37
822 621
Juno MacGuff is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Juno

38
513 578
Scout Finch is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
To Kill a Mockingbird

39
715 366
Violet Parr is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
The Incredibles

40
589 408
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
455 249
Annie is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
doremifasola added Annie, Little Orphan Annie, Annie

42
520 551
Donnie Darko is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Donnie Darko

43
427 616
Ofelia is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
PeteBoyle added Pan's Labyrinth

44
532 424
Claudia is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Interview with the Vampire

45
460 149
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
522 463
Olive Penderghast is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Moviebuff15 added Easy A

47
493 320
Wendy Darling is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Peter Pan

48
520 552
Olive Hoover is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Little Miss Sunshine

49
438 309
Peter Pevensie is listed (or ranked) 49 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

50
607 455
John Bender is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
The Breakfast Club