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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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1,836 615
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
1,388 671
Harry Potter is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Harry Potter Harry Potter series

3
1,458 452
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
1,488 610
Mathilda is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Mathilda The Professional

5
1,244 528
Marty McFly is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Marty McFly Back to the Future series

6
1,010 583
Dorothy Gale is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Dorothy Gale The Wizard of Oz

7
1,208 626
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
998 474
Lydia Deetz is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Lydia Deetz Beetlejuice

9
892 345
Luna Lovegood is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Luna Lovegood Harry Potter series

10
864 430
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
788 360
Ronald Weasley is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
pmmom38 added Ronald Weasley Harry Potter series

12
765 580
Gertie is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Gertie E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial

13
743 575
Cole Sear is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Cole Sear The Sixth Sense

14
728 586
Draco Malfoy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Draco Malfoy Harry Potter series

15
583 299
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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705 462
Charlie Bucket is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Charlie Bucket Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

17
531 213
Matilda is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Matilda Matilda

18
553 326
Hit-Girl is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Hit-Girl Kick-Ass, Kick-Ass 2

19
626 631
Regan MacNeil is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Regan MacNeil The Exorcist

20
796 445
Ferris Bueller is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Ferris Bueller Ferris Bueller's Day Off

21
699 570
Ralphie is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Ralphie A Christmas Story

22
683 523
John Connor is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
John Connor Terminator 2: Judgment Day

23
644 368
Rue is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
LiliaLoewenberg added Rue The Hunger Games - Hunger Games

24
734 482
Chunk is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Chunk The Goonies

25
739 422
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
476 523
Lucy Diamond Dawson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film

27
639 423
Russell is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Russell Up

28
424 532
Iris Steensma is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Iris Steensma Taxi Driver

29
555 380
Carrie White is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Carrie White Carrie

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30
492 302
Cher Horowitz is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Cher Horowitz Clueless

31
622 426
Regina George is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Regina George Mean Girls

32
398 302
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
583 455
Shirley Blake is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Shirley Blake Bright Eyes

34
460 501
Danny Torrance is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Danny Torrance The Shining

35
668 486
Juno MacGuff is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Juno Juno

36
495 396
Daniel Larusso is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
wiabux added Daniel Larusso The Karate Kid, The Karate Kid: Part II

37
442 391
Donnie Darko is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Donnie Darko Donnie Darko

38
396 197
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
426 301
Claudia is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Claudia Interview with the Vampire

40
381 448
Scout Finch is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Scout Finch To Kill a Mockingbird

41
262 137
Annie is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
mainpleine added Annie Annie, Little Orphan Annie, Annie

42
387 301
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
352 476
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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460 282
Violet Parr is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Violet Parr The Incredibles

45
419 425
Olive Hoover is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Olive Hoover Little Miss Sunshine

46
375 359
Olive Penderghast is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Moviebuff15 added Olive Penderghast Easy A

47
314 219
Wendy Darling is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Wendy Darling Peter Pan

48
467 353
John Bender is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
John Bender The Breakfast Club

49
283 204
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
325 285
Summer Hathaway is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
PeteBoyle added Summer Hathaway School of Rock