Celebrities 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
2,791 859
Hermione Granger is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Harry Potter series

2
2,164 909
Harry Potter is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Harry Potter series

3
1,455 834
Dorothy Gale is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
The Wizard of Oz

4
1,773 723
Marty McFly is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Back to the Future series

5
1,982 701
Wednesday Addams is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
The Addams Family, Addams Family Values

6
1,785 931
Mathilda is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Léon: The Professional

7
1,791 820
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
1,488 524
Luna Lovegood is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Harry Potter series

9
1,306 709
Lydia Deetz is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Beetlejuice

10
1,340 539
Ronald Weasley is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
pmmom38 added Harry Potter series

11
1,350 633
Katniss Everdeen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
LiliaLoewenberg added The Hunger Games
Hunger Games

12
1,174 807
Draco Malfoy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Harry Potter series

13
1,047 776
Gertie is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial

14
1,026 780
Cole Sear is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
The Sixth Sense

15
1,042 473
Neville Longbottom is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Harry Potter series

16
1,071 632
Charlie Bucket is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

17
965 346
Matilda is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Matilda

18
1,075 628
Ferris Bueller is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Ferris Bueller's Day Off

19
994 522
Rue is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
LiliaLoewenberg added The Hunger Games
Hunger Games

20
915 764
Ralphie is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
A Christmas Story

21
664 687
Lucy Diamond Dawson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film

22
787 896
Regan MacNeil is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
The Exorcist

23
992 626
Chunk is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
The Goonies

24
854 703
John Connor is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Terminator 2: Judgment Day

25
787 525
Hit-Girl is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Kick-Ass, Kick-Ass 2