Best Characters 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
2,897 902
Hermione Granger is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Harry Potter series
2
2,252 948
Harry Potter is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Harry Potter series
3
1,500 877
Dorothy Gale is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
The Wizard of Oz
4
1,826 763
Marty McFly is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Back to the Future series
5
2,028 734
Wednesday Addams is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
The Addams Family, Addams Family Values
6
1,853 852
Kevin McCallister is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Home Alone, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
7
1,807 979
Mathilda is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Léon: The Professional
8
1,558 559
Luna Lovegood is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Harry Potter series
9
1,333 752
Lydia Deetz is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Beetlejuice
10
1,394 577
Ronald Weasley is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
pmmom38 added Harry Potter series
11
1,396 673
Katniss Everdeen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
LiliaLoewenberg added The Hunger Games
Hunger Games
12
1,227 847
Draco Malfoy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Harry Potter series
13
1,073 814
Gertie is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial
14
1,043 823
Cole Sear is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
The Sixth Sense
15
1,095 503
Neville Longbottom is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Harry Potter series
16
1,111 665
Charlie Bucket is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
17
1,014 376
Matilda is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Matilda
18
1,099 670
Ferris Bueller is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
19
1,025 559
Rue is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
LiliaLoewenberg added The Hunger Games
Hunger Games
20
934 799
Ralphie is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
A Christmas Story
21
678 732
Lucy Diamond Dawson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
22
798 950
Regan MacNeil is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
The Exorcist
23
1,013 682
Chunk is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
The Goonies
24
861 766
John Connor is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Terminator 2: Judgment Day
25
802 589
Hit-Girl is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Kick-Ass, Kick-Ass 2