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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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1,797 600
Hermione Granger is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Hermione Granger Harry Potter series

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2
1,357 660
Harry Potter is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Harry Potter Harry Potter series

3
1,477 594
Mathilda is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Mathilda The Professional

4
1,435 441
Wednesday Addams is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Wednesday Addams The Addams Family, Addams Family Values

5
1,223 519
Marty McFly is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Marty McFly Back to the Future series

6
986 580
Dorothy Gale is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Dorothy Gale The Wizard of Oz

7
1,186 616
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
981 467
Lydia Deetz is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Lydia Deetz Beetlejuice

9
871 336
Luna Lovegood is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Luna Lovegood Harry Potter series

10
846 418
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
766 351
Ronald Weasley is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
pmmom38 added Ronald Weasley Harry Potter series

12
736 563
Cole Sear is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Cole Sear The Sixth Sense

13
752 572
Gertie is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Gertie E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial

14
714 575
Draco Malfoy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Draco Malfoy Harry Potter series

15
570 292
Neville Longbottom is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Neville Longbottom Harry Potter series

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16
691 457
Charlie Bucket is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Charlie Bucket Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

17
618 616
Regan MacNeil is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Regan MacNeil The Exorcist

18
518 207
Matilda is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Matilda Matilda

19
541 318
Hit-Girl is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Hit-Girl Kick-Ass, Kick-Ass 2

20
781 438
Ferris Bueller is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Ferris Bueller Ferris Bueller's Day Off

21
688 562
Ralphie is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Ralphie A Christmas Story

22
676 516
John Connor is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
John Connor Terminator 2: Judgment Day

23
725 475
Chunk is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Chunk The Goonies

24
632 364
Rue is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
LiliaLoewenberg added Rue The Hunger Games - Hunger Games

25
730 414
Short Round is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Short Round Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

26
472 516
Lucy Diamond Dawson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film

27
629 417
Russell is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Russell Up

28
419 524
Iris Steensma is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Iris Steensma Taxi Driver

29
550 375
Carrie White is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Carrie White Carrie

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30
486 296
Cher Horowitz is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Cher Horowitz Clueless

31
610 423
Regina George is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Regina George Mean Girls

32
387 298
Lucy Pevensie is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
pmmom38 added Lucy Pervensie The Chronicles of Narnia

33
578 452
Shirley Blake is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Shirley Blake Bright Eyes

34
456 495
Danny Torrance is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Danny Torrance The Shining

35
661 482
Juno MacGuff is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Juno Juno

36
437 387
Donnie Darko is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Donnie Darko Donnie Darko

37
487 392
Daniel Larusso is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
wiabux added Daniel Larusso The Karate Kid, The Karate Kid: Part II

38
387 193
Lilo Pelekai is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Lilo Pelekai Stitch! The Movie, Leroy & Stitch, Lilo & Stitch

39
422 297
Claudia is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Claudia Interview with the Vampire

40
378 444
Scout Finch is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Scout Finch To Kill a Mockingbird

41
351 472
Ofelia is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
PeteBoyle added Ofelia Pan's Labyrinth

42
251 135
Annie is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
mainpleine added Annie Annie, Little Orphan Annie, Annie

43
376 299
Susan Pevensie is listed (or ranked) 43 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

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449 278
Violet Parr is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Violet Parr The Incredibles

45
415 421
Olive Hoover is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Olive Hoover Little Miss Sunshine

46
371 355
Olive Penderghast is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Moviebuff15 added Olive Penderghast Easy A

47
308 215
Wendy Darling is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
Wendy Darling Peter Pan

48
458 350
John Bender is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
John Bender The Breakfast Club

49
320 282
Summer Hathaway is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film
PeteBoyle added Summer Hathaway School of Rock

50
314 468
Hugo Cabret is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Kid Characters in Film