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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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2,313 720
Hermione Granger is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Hermione Granger Harry Potter series

2
1,774 792
Harry Potter is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Harry Potter Harry Potter series

3
1,732 568
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
1,644 777
Mathilda is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Mathilda The Professional

5
1,238 702
Dorothy Gale is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Dorothy Gale The Wizard of Oz

6
1,509 625
Marty McFly is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Marty McFly Back to the Future series

7
1,500 719
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
1,192 426
Luna Lovegood is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Luna Lovegood Harry Potter series

9
1,172 592
Lydia Deetz is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Lydia Deetz Beetlejuice

10
1,053 440
Ronald Weasley is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
pmmom38 added Ronald Weasley Harry Potter series

11
1,099 527
Katniss Everdeen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
LiliaLoewenberg added Katniss Everdeen The Hunger Games - Hunger Games

12
883 677
Cole Sear is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Cole Sear The Sixth Sense

13
901 686
Gertie is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Gertie E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial

14
938 688
Draco Malfoy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Draco Malfoy Harry Potter series

The Smartest Celebrities

15
805 376
Neville Longbottom is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Neville Longbottom Harry Potter series

16
887 545
Charlie Bucket is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Charlie Bucket Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

17
745 274
Matilda is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Matilda Matilda

18
813 660
Ralphie is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Ralphie A Christmas Story

19
814 435
Rue is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
LiliaLoewenberg added Rue The Hunger Games - Hunger Games

20
938 541
Ferris Bueller is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Ferris Bueller Ferris Bueller's Day Off

21
671 422
Hit-Girl is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Hit-Girl Kick-Ass, Kick-Ass 2

The Best Movie Characters of All Time

22
702 755
Regan MacNeil is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Regan MacNeil The Exorcist

23
770 604
John Connor is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
John Connor Terminator 2: Judgment Day

24
861 546
Chunk is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Chunk The Goonies

25
570 598
Lucy Diamond Dawson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film

26
846 486
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
801 484
Russell is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Russell Up

28
540 361
Lucy Pevensie is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
pmmom38 added Lucy Pervensie The Chronicles of Narnia

The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked

29
605 369
Cher Horowitz is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Cher Horowitz Clueless

30
459 619
Iris Steensma is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Iris Steensma Taxi Driver

31
739 506
Regina George is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Regina George Mean Girls

32
618 463
Carrie White is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Carrie White Carrie

33
675 518
Shirley Blake is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Shirley Blake Bright Eyes

34
609 453
Daniel Larusso is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
wiabux added Daniel Larusso The Karate Kid, The Karate Kid: Part II

35
529 577
Danny Torrance is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Danny Torrance The Shining

The Best Movies About Memory

36
751 555
Juno MacGuff is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Juno Juno

37
518 256
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
495 469
Donnie Darko is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Donnie Darko Donnie Darko

39
454 513
Scout Finch is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Scout Finch To Kill a Mockingbird

40
491 355
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
368 196
Annie is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
doremifasola added Annie Annie, Little Orphan Annie, Annie

42
579 329
Violet Parr is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Violet Parr The Incredibles

Every Gratuitous Shirtless Scene In The MCU, Ranked

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487 362
Claudia is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Claudia Interview with the Vampire

44
395 551
Ofelia is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
PeteBoyle added Ofelia Pan's Labyrinth

45
339 94
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
457 417
Olive Penderghast is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Moviebuff15 added Olive Penderghast Easy A

47
409 272
Wendy Darling is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Wendy Darling Peter Pan

48
471 497
Olive Hoover is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Olive Hoover Little Miss Sunshine

49
547 405
John Bender is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
John Bender The Breakfast Club

50
355 259
Peter Pevensie is listed (or ranked) 50 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