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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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2,389 738
Hermione Granger is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Hermione Granger Harry Potter series

2
1,831 813
Harry Potter is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Harry Potter Harry Potter series

3
1,779 589
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
1,277 719
Dorothy Gale is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Dorothy Gale The Wizard of Oz

5
1,670 811
Mathilda is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Mathilda The Professional

6
1,548 643
Marty McFly is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Marty McFly Back to the Future series

7
1,539 740
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
1,236 443
Luna Lovegood is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Luna Lovegood Harry Potter series

9
1,196 618
Lydia Deetz is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Lydia Deetz Beetlejuice

10
1,143 547
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
1,099 460
Ronald Weasley is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
pmmom38 added Ronald Weasley Harry Potter series

12
909 702
Cole Sear is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Cole Sear The Sixth Sense

13
927 708
Gertie is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Gertie E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial

14
976 711
Draco Malfoy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Draco Malfoy Harry Potter series

The Greatest Movie Villains of All Time

15
843 397
Neville Longbottom is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Neville Longbottom Harry Potter series

16
917 564
Charlie Bucket is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Charlie Bucket Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

17
779 290
Matilda is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Matilda Matilda

18
834 679
Ralphie is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Ralphie A Christmas Story

19
842 453
Rue is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
LiliaLoewenberg added Rue The Hunger Games - Hunger Games

20
717 781
Regan MacNeil is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Regan MacNeil The Exorcist

21
960 559
Ferris Bueller is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Ferris Bueller Ferris Bueller's Day Off

The Best and Worst Disney Animated Movies

22
692 442
Hit-Girl is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Hit-Girl Kick-Ass, Kick-Ass 2

23
783 624
John Connor is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
John Connor Terminator 2: Judgment Day

24
883 561
Chunk is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Chunk The Goonies

25
591 618
Lucy Diamond Dawson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film

26
868 496
Short Round is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Short Round Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

27
834 496
Russell is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Russell Up

28
560 374
Lucy Pevensie is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
pmmom38 added Lucy Pervensie The Chronicles of Narnia

Kids of Horror Movies: Where Are They Now?

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624 382
Cher Horowitz is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Cher Horowitz Clueless

30
465 640
Iris Steensma is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Iris Steensma Taxi Driver

31
761 521
Regina George is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Regina George Mean Girls

32
693 532
Shirley Blake is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Shirley Blake Bright Eyes

33
625 465
Daniel Larusso is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
wiabux added Daniel Larusso The Karate Kid, The Karate Kid: Part II

34
630 481
Carrie White is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Carrie White Carrie

35
539 594
Danny Torrance is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Danny Torrance The Shining

60+ of Your Greatest Childhood Fears

36
768 568
Juno MacGuff is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Juno Juno

37
538 266
Lilo Pelekai is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Lilo Pelekai Stitch! The Movie, Leroy & Stitch, Lilo & Stitch

38
502 488
Donnie Darko is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Donnie Darko Donnie Darko

39
464 528
Scout Finch is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Scout Finch To Kill a Mockingbird

40
388 201
Annie is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
doremifasola added Annie Annie, Little Orphan Annie, Annie

41
508 365
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
608 335
Violet Parr is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Violet Parr The Incredibles

The Best Disney Princesses

43
495 375
Claudia is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Claudia Interview with the Vampire

44
401 568
Ofelia is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
PeteBoyle added Ofelia Pan's Labyrinth

45
428 276
Wendy Darling is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Wendy Darling Peter Pan

46
476 428
Olive Penderghast is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Moviebuff15 added Olive Penderghast Easy A

47
360 107
Ginny Weasley is listed (or ranked) 47 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

48
482 509
Olive Hoover is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Olive Hoover Little Miss Sunshine

49
554 420
John Bender is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
John Bender The Breakfast Club

50
367 546
Hugo Cabret is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film