Child Actors 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
2,645 813
Hermione Granger is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Harry Potter series

2
2,041 883
Harry Potter is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Harry Potter series

3
1,905 669
Wednesday Addams is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
The Addams Family, Addams Family Values

4
1,386 800
Dorothy Gale is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
The Wizard of Oz

5
1,698 699
Marty McFly is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Back to the Future series

6
1,746 899
Mathilda is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Léon: The Professional

7
1,698 799
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
1,393 504
Luna Lovegood is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Harry Potter series

9
1,274 682
Lydia Deetz is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Beetlejuice

10
1,252 519
Ronald Weasley is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
pmmom38 added Harry Potter series

11
1,275 607
Katniss Everdeen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
LiliaLoewenberg added The Hunger Games - Hunger Games

12
1,008 753
Gertie is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial

13
987 753
Cole Sear is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
The Sixth Sense

14
1,099 780
Draco Malfoy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Harry Potter series

15
972 449
Neville Longbottom is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Harry Potter series

16
1,015 617
Charlie Bucket is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

17
903 332
Matilda is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Matilda

18
888 739
Ralphie is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
A Christmas Story

19
936 505
Rue is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
LiliaLoewenberg added The Hunger Games - Hunger Games

20
768 857
Regan MacNeil is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
The Exorcist

21
1,040 607
Ferris Bueller is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Ferris Bueller's Day Off

22
958 603
Chunk is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
The Goonies

23
634 669
Lucy Diamond Dawson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film

24
827 687
John Connor is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Terminator 2: Judgment Day

25
749 507
Hit-Girl is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Kick-Ass, Kick-Ass 2

26
926 539
Short Round is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

27
923 536
Russell is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Up

28
653 423
Lucy Pevensie is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
pmmom38 added The Chronicles of Narnia

29
689 424
Cher Horowitz is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Clueless

30
838 571
Regina George is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Mean Girls

31
480 701
Iris Steensma is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Iris Steensma Taxi Driver

32
684 510
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
732 583
Shirley Blake is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Bright Eyes

34
571 651
Danny Torrance is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
The Shining

35
670 532
Carrie White is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Carrie

36
613 305
Lilo Pelekai is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Stitch! The Movie, Leroy & Stitch, Lilo & Stitch

37
817 620
Juno MacGuff is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Juno

38
502 575
Scout Finch is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
To Kill a Mockingbird

39
697 364
Violet Parr is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
The Incredibles

40
577 406
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
517 548
Donnie Darko is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Donnie Darko

42
445 246
Annie is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
doremifasola added Annie, Little Orphan Annie, Annie

43
425 612
Ofelia is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
PeteBoyle added Pan's Labyrinth

44
529 420
Claudia is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Interview with the Vampire

45
448 146
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
514 462
Olive Penderghast is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Moviebuff15 added Easy A

47
483 318
Wendy Darling is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Peter Pan

48
514 550
Olive Hoover is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Little Miss Sunshine

49
600 452
John Bender is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
The Breakfast Club

50
427 307
Peter Pevensie is listed (or ranked) 50 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