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
2,751 843
Hermione Granger is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Harry Potter series

2
2,121 906
Harry Potter is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Harry Potter series

3
1,433 824
Dorothy Gale is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
The Wizard of Oz

4
1,964 691
Wednesday Addams is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
The Addams Family, Addams Family Values

5
1,746 719
Marty McFly is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Back to the Future series

6
1,768 924
Mathilda is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Léon: The Professional

7
1,760 817
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
1,460 520
Luna Lovegood is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Harry Potter series

9
1,294 702
Lydia Deetz is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Beetlejuice

10
1,332 623
Katniss Everdeen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
LiliaLoewenberg added The Hunger Games
Hunger Games

11
1,312 537
Ronald Weasley is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
pmmom38 added Harry Potter series

12
1,155 796
Draco Malfoy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Harry Potter series

13
1,013 777
Cole Sear is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
The Sixth Sense

14
1,031 775
Gertie is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial

15
1,020 467
Neville Longbottom is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Harry Potter series

16
1,052 630
Charlie Bucket is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

17
947 345
Matilda is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Matilda

18
1,063 626
Ferris Bueller is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Ferris Bueller's Day Off

19
979 516
Rue is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
LiliaLoewenberg added The Hunger Games
Hunger Games

20
903 761
Ralphie is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
A Christmas Story

21
781 887
Regan MacNeil is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
The Exorcist

22
982 622
Chunk is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
The Goonies

23
653 685
Lucy Diamond Dawson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film

24
845 701
John Connor is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Terminator 2: Judgment Day

25
775 522
Hit-Girl is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Kick-Ass, Kick-Ass 2