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
2,573 791
Hermione Granger is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Harry Potter series

2
1,985 864
Harry Potter is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Harry Potter series

3
1,868 655
Wednesday Addams is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
The Addams Family, Addams Family Values

4
1,360 778
Dorothy Gale is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
The Wizard of Oz

5
1,653 687
Marty McFly is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Back to the Future series

6
1,724 881
Mathilda is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Léon: The Professional

7
1,647 788
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
1,348 493
Luna Lovegood is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Harry Potter series

9
1,255 669
Lydia Deetz is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Beetlejuice

10
1,245 592
Katniss Everdeen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
LiliaLoewenberg added The Hunger Games - Hunger Games

11
1,212 506
Ronald Weasley is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
pmmom38 added Harry Potter series

12
964 744
Cole Sear is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
The Sixth Sense

13
987 748
Gertie is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial

14
1,069 762
Draco Malfoy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Harry Potter series

15
937 437
Neville Longbottom is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Harry Potter series

16
991 607
Charlie Bucket is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

17
878 325
Matilda is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Matilda

18
877 730
Ralphie is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
A Christmas Story

19
912 496
Rue is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
LiliaLoewenberg added The Hunger Games - Hunger Games

20
1,018 602
Ferris Bueller is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Ferris Bueller's Day Off

21
753 845
Regan MacNeil is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
The Exorcist

22
939 598
Chunk is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
The Goonies

23
625 660
Lucy Diamond Dawson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film

24
817 673
John Connor is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Terminator 2: Judgment Day

25
731 496
Hit-Girl is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Kick-Ass, Kick-Ass 2

26
914 533
Short Round is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

27
902 530
Russell is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Up

28
624 416
Lucy Pevensie is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
pmmom38 added The Chronicles of Narnia

29
675 418
Cher Horowitz is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Clueless

30
819 562
Regina George is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Mean Girls

31
476 692
Iris Steensma is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Iris Steensma Taxi Driver

32
671 502
Daniel Larusso is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
wiabux added The Karate Kid, The Karate Kid: Part II

33
726 577
Shirley Blake is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Bright Eyes

34
565 641
Danny Torrance is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
The Shining

35
661 523
Carrie White is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Carrie

36
595 297
Lilo Pelekai is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Stitch! The Movie, Leroy & Stitch, Lilo & Stitch

37
805 610
Juno MacGuff is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Juno

38
498 565
Scout Finch is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
To Kill a Mockingbird

39
673 359
Violet Parr is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
The Incredibles

40
558 400
Susan Pevensie is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
LiliaLoewenberg added The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian - Chronicles of Narnia

41
512 540
Donnie Darko is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Donnie Darko

42
432 239
Annie is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
doremifasola added Annie, Little Orphan Annie, Annie

43
523 412
Claudia is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Interview with the Vampire

44
423 605
Ofelia is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
PeteBoyle added Pan's Labyrinth

45
428 138
Ginny Weasley is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
whywouldyoudothis added Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

46
511 457
Olive Penderghast is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Moviebuff15 added Easy A

47
471 312
Wendy Darling is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Peter Pan

48
506 544
Olive Hoover is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Little Miss Sunshine

49
590 449
John Bender is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
The Breakfast Club

50
413 303
Peter Pevensie is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe