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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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2,222 700
Hermione Granger is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Hermione Granger Harry Potter series

2
1,697 766
Harry Potter is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Harry Potter Harry Potter series

3
1,675 552
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
1,613 742
Mathilda is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Mathilda The Professional

5
1,189 681
Dorothy Gale is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Dorothy Gale The Wizard of Oz

6
1,459 609
Marty McFly is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Marty McFly Back to the Future series

7
1,443 703
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
1,132 405
Luna Lovegood is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Luna Lovegood Harry Potter series

9
1,137 571
Lydia Deetz is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Lydia Deetz Beetlejuice

10
1,004 419
Ronald Weasley is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
pmmom38 added Ronald Weasley Harry Potter series

11
1,057 509
Katniss Everdeen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
LiliaLoewenberg added Katniss Everdeen The Hunger Games - Hunger Games

12
846 661
Cole Sear is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Cole Sear The Sixth Sense

13
865 672
Gertie is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Gertie E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial

14
898 664
Draco Malfoy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Draco Malfoy Harry Potter series

The Longest Hollywood Marriages

15
758 363
Neville Longbottom is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Neville Longbottom Harry Potter series

16
853 530
Charlie Bucket is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Charlie Bucket Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

17
692 267
Matilda is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Matilda Matilda

18
780 646
Ralphie is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Ralphie A Christmas Story

19
778 419
Rue is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
LiliaLoewenberg added Rue The Hunger Games - Hunger Games

20
906 522
Ferris Bueller is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Ferris Bueller Ferris Bueller's Day Off

21
689 734
Regan MacNeil is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Regan MacNeil The Exorcist

The Best Movie Characters of All Time

22
645 406
Hit-Girl is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Hit-Girl Kick-Ass, Kick-Ass 2

23
751 594
John Connor is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
John Connor Terminator 2: Judgment Day

24
826 535
Chunk is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Chunk The Goonies

25
546 588
Lucy Diamond Dawson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film

26
824 477
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
773 473
Russell is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Russell Up

28
519 348
Lucy Pevensie is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
pmmom38 added Lucy Pervensie The Chronicles of Narnia

The Greatest Harry Potter Characters, Ranked

29
452 603
Iris Steensma is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Iris Steensma Taxi Driver

30
576 357
Cher Horowitz is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Cher Horowitz Clueless

31
716 488
Regina George is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Regina George Mean Girls

32
600 451
Carrie White is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Carrie White Carrie

33
520 563
Danny Torrance is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Danny Torrance The Shining

34
586 441
Daniel Larusso is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
wiabux added Daniel Larusso The Karate Kid, The Karate Kid: Part II

35
652 511
Shirley Blake is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Shirley Blake Bright Eyes

The Funniest Bond Girl Names

36
497 243
Lilo Pelekai is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Lilo Pelekai Stitch! The Movie, Leroy & Stitch, Lilo & Stitch

37
727 547
Juno MacGuff is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Juno Juno

38
489 455
Donnie Darko is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Donnie Darko Donnie Darko

39
436 505
Scout Finch is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Scout Finch To Kill a Mockingbird

40
473 344
Susan Pevensie is listed (or ranked) 40 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

41
558 319
Violet Parr is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Violet Parr The Incredibles

42
345 189
Annie is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
doremifasola added Annie Annie, Little Orphan Annie, Annie

The Top 25 Must-See Quintessential Disaster Movies

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474 352
Claudia is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Claudia Interview with the Vampire

44
387 539
Ofelia is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
PeteBoyle added Ofelia Pan's Labyrinth

45
312 87
Ginny Weasley is listed (or ranked) 45 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

46
390 263
Wendy Darling is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Wendy Darling Peter Pan

47
437 408
Olive Penderghast is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Moviebuff15 added Olive Penderghast Easy A

48
458 486
Olive Hoover is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Olive Hoover Little Miss Sunshine

49
530 399
John Bender is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
John Bender The Breakfast Club

50
346 246
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