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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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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
1,488 713
Harry Potter is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Harry Potter Harry Potter series

3
1,530 476
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
1,527 644
Mathilda is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Mathilda The Professional

5
1,061 609
Dorothy Gale is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Dorothy Gale The Wizard of Oz

6
1,311 553
Marty McFly is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Marty McFly Back to the Future series

7
1,276 654
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
1,052 496
Lydia Deetz is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Lydia Deetz Beetlejuice

9
970 360
Luna Lovegood is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Luna Lovegood Harry Potter series

10
921 455
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
854 381
Ronald Weasley is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
pmmom38 added Ronald Weasley Harry Potter series

12
798 604
Gertie is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Gertie E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial

13
775 604
Cole Sear is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Cole Sear The Sixth Sense

14
789 610
Draco Malfoy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Draco Malfoy Harry Potter series

15
640 321
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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757 482
Charlie Bucket is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Charlie Bucket Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

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575 231
Matilda is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Matilda Matilda

18
586 347
Hit-Girl is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Hit-Girl Kick-Ass, Kick-Ass 2

19
829 469
Ferris Bueller is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Ferris Bueller Ferris Bueller's Day Off

20
645 664
Regan MacNeil is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Regan MacNeil The Exorcist

21
724 594
Ralphie is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Ralphie A Christmas Story

22
709 546
John Connor is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
John Connor Terminator 2: Judgment Day

23
680 387
Rue is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
LiliaLoewenberg added Rue The Hunger Games - Hunger Games

24
764 498
Chunk is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Chunk The Goonies

25
769 440
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
499 545
Lucy Diamond Dawson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film

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680 440
Russell is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Russell Up

28
435 552
Iris Steensma is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Iris Steensma Taxi Driver

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434 321
Lucy Pevensie is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
pmmom38 added Lucy Pervensie The Chronicles of Narnia

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517 320
Cher Horowitz is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Cher Horowitz Clueless

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568 402
Carrie White is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Carrie White Carrie

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645 451
Regina George is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Regina George Mean Girls

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485 518
Danny Torrance is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Danny Torrance The Shining

34
603 473
Shirley Blake is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Shirley Blake Bright Eyes

35
528 414
Daniel Larusso is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
wiabux added Daniel Larusso The Karate Kid, The Karate Kid: Part II

36
691 508
Juno MacGuff is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Juno Juno

37
466 411
Donnie Darko is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Donnie Darko Donnie Darko

38
432 214
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
403 469
Scout Finch is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Scout Finch To Kill a Mockingbird

40
442 319
Claudia is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Claudia Interview with the Vampire

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420 319
Susan Pevensie is listed (or ranked) 41 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

42
288 156
Annie is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
mainpleine added Annie Annie, Little Orphan Annie, Annie

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496 296
Violet Parr is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Violet Parr The Incredibles

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367 498
Ofelia is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
PeteBoyle added Ofelia Pan's Labyrinth

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432 448
Olive Hoover is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Olive Hoover Little Miss Sunshine

46
396 376
Olive Penderghast is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Moviebuff15 added Olive Penderghast Easy A

47
340 236
Wendy Darling is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Wendy Darling Peter Pan

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234 63
Ginny Weasley is listed (or ranked) 48 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

49
486 372
John Bender is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
John Bender The Breakfast Club

50
310 219
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