Most Popular "Child Protagonist" Titles
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3. Coraline (2009)
PG | 100 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy
An adventurous girl finds another world that is a strangely idealized version of her frustrating home, but it has sinister secrets.
Votes: 144,531 | Gross: $75.28M
4. Ender's Game (2013)
PG-13 | 114 min | Action, Sci-Fi
Young Ender Wiggin is recruited by the International Military to lead the fight against the Formics, a genocidal alien race which nearly annihilated the human race in a previous invasion.
Votes: 185,479 | Gross: $61.66M
5. Pan (2015)
PG | 111 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
12-year-old orphan Peter is spirited away to the magical world of Neverland, where he finds both fun and danger, and ultimately discovers his destiny -- to become the hero who will be forever known as Peter Pan.
Votes: 40,856 | Gross: $34.96M
6. The Visit (I) (2015)
PG-13 | 94 min | Horror, Thriller
Two siblings become increasingly frightened by their grandparents' disturbing behavior while visiting them on vacation.
Votes: 66,607 | Gross: $65.07M
7. The Tree of Life (2011)
PG-13 | 139 min | Drama, Fantasy
The story of a family in Waco, Texas in 1956. The eldest son witnesses the loss of innocence and struggles with his parents' conflicting teachings.
Votes: 136,929 | Gross: $13.30M
8. Miracles from Heaven (2016)
PG | 109 min | Biography, Drama
A young girl suffering from a rare digestive disorder finds herself miraculously cured after surviving a terrible accident.
Votes: 6,968 | Gross: $61.69M
9. Matilda (1996)
PG | 102 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Story of a wonderful little girl, who happens to be a genius, and her wonderful teacher vs. the worst parents ever and the worst school principal imaginable.
Votes: 88,336 | Gross: $33.08M
10. Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)
G | 100 min | Family, Fantasy, Musical
Charlie receives a golden ticket to a factory, his sweet tooth wants going into the lushing candy, it turns out there's an adventure in everything.
12. Home Alone (1990)
PG | 103 min | Comedy, Family
An 8-year old troublemaker must protect his home from a pair of burglars when he is accidentally left home alone by his family during Christmas vacation.
Votes: 312,533 | Gross: $285.76M
16. Peter Pan (2003)
PG | 113 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
The Darling family children receive a visit from Peter Pan, who takes them to Never Never Land where an ongoing war with the evil Pirate Captain Hook is taking place.
Votes: 54,376 | Gross: $48.42M
17. The Secret Circle (2011–2012)
TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
16 year old Cassie Blake moves to chance harbor, Washington to live with her grandmother after her mother mysteriously dies. She discovers she's a witch along with 5 other teens.
19. Hanna (2011)
PG-13 | 111 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
A sixteen-year-old girl who was raised by her father to be the perfect assassin is dispatched on a mission across Europe, tracked by a ruthless intelligence agent and her operatives.
Votes: 159,530 | Gross: $40.25M
20. The Golden Compass (2007)
PG-13 | 113 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
In a parallel universe, young Lyra Belacqua journeys to the far North to save her best friend and other kidnapped children from terrible experiments by a mysterious organization.
Votes: 149,450 | Gross: $70.08M
21. The Fall (2006)
R | 117 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
In a hospital on the outskirts of 1920s Los Angeles, an injured stuntman begins to tell a fellow patient, a little girl with a broken arm, a fantastic story of five mythical heroes. Thanks to his fractured state of mind and her vivid imagination, the line between fiction and reality blurs as the tale advances.
Votes: 88,998 | Gross: $2.28M
23. The Loud House (2016– )
22 min | Animation, Action, Comedy
Lincoln Loud is an eleven-year-old boy who lives with ten sisters. With the help of his right-hand man Clyde, Lincoln finds new ways to survive in such a large family every day.
24. Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2010)
PG | 94 min | Comedy, Family
The adventures of a teenager who is fresh out and in elementary, where he has to learn the consequences and responsibility to survive the year.
Votes: 32,129 | Gross: $64.00M
25. Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992)
PG | 120 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
One year after Kevin was left home alone and had to defeat a pair of bumbling burglars, he accidentally finds himself in New York City, and the same criminals are not far behind.
Votes: 201,172 | Gross: $173.59M
26. August Rush (2007)
PG | 114 min | Drama, Music
A drama with fairy tale elements, where an orphaned musical prodigy uses his gift as a clue to finding his birth parents.
Votes: 87,528 | Gross: $31.66M
27. How I Live Now (2013)
R | 101 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller
An American girl, sent to the English countryside to stay with relatives, finds love and purpose while fighting for her survival as war envelops the world around her.
Votes: 21,629 | Gross: $0.06M
28. Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century (1999 TV Movie)
TV-G | 97 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
An inquisitive teenager pries into suspected dodgy dealings on her space station home - and ends up being sent down to Earth.
29. A Little Princess (1995)
G | 97 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy
A young girl is relegated to servitude at a boarding school when her father goes missing and is presumed dead.
Votes: 25,305 | Gross: $10.02M
31. Home Alone 3 (1997)
PG | 102 min | Comedy, Crime, Family
Alex Pruitt, a young boy of nine living in Chicago, fend off thieves who seek a top-secret chip in his toy car to support a North Korean terrorist organization's next deed.
Votes: 75,663 | Gross: $30.67M
33. The People Under the Stairs (1991)
R | 102 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery
Two adults and a juvenile burglar break into a house occupied by a brother and sister and their stolen children and become trapped.
Votes: 23,976 | Gross: $24.20M
34. Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
PG-13 | 93 min | Drama, Fantasy
Faced with both her hot-tempered father's fading health and melting ice-caps that flood her ramshackle bayou community and unleash ancient aurochs, six-year-old Hushpuppy must learn the ways of courage and love.
Votes: 70,537 | Gross: $12.78M
35. Firestarter (1984)
R | 114 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
A couple who participated in a potent medical experiment gain telekinetic ability and then have a child who is pyrokinetic.
Votes: 22,876 | Gross: $15.10M
36. The Borrowers (1997)
PG | 89 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
A secret family of four-inch people living inside the walls of a house must save their home from an evil real estate developer.
Votes: 16,274 | Gross: $22.36M
37. Mercury Rising (1998)
R | 111 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Shadowy elements in the NSA target a nine-year old autistic savant for death when he is able to decipher a top secret code.
Votes: 54,457 | Gross: $32.94M
38. Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (2010)
R | 99 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
A young girl sent to live with her father and his new girlfriend believes that she has released creatures from a sealed ash pit in the basement of her new home.
Votes: 40,857 | Gross: $24.04M
39. Punky Brewster (1984–1988)
TV-G | 30 min | Family, Comedy
Punky Brewster is a show about a girl named Penelope "Punky" Brewster. She is abandoned with her dog, Brandon, in a supermarket by her mother. She doesn't want to stay in an orphanage, and ... See full summary »
40. Solarbabies (1986)
PG-13 | 94 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
In a bleak post-apocalyptic future ruled by the militaristic Protectorate, a group of renegade teenage orphan friends finds a legendary miraculous orb, Bohdai, that can supposedly bring the rain back to dried up Earth.
Votes: 3,114 | Gross: $1.58M
41. Fido (2006)
R | 93 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror
In an Earthly world resembling the 1950s, a cloud of space radiation has shrouded the planet, resulting in the dead becoming zombies that desire live human flesh. A company called Zomcon ... See full summary »
Votes: 25,118 | Gross: $0.30M
42. The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking (1988)
G | 100 min | Family, Adventure, Fantasy
After her father's ship is carried off by a sudden storm, the spunky Pippi Longstocking is stranded with her horse, Alfonso, and monkey, Mr. Nilsson, and takes up residence in the old ... See full summary »
Votes: 3,271 | Gross: $3.57M
43. Taare Zameen Par (2007)
PG | 165 min | Drama, Family, Music
An eight-year-old boy is thought to be lazy and a trouble-maker, until the new art teacher has the patience and compassion to discover the real problem behind his struggles in school.
Votes: 85,576 | Gross: $1.20M
45. Sabrina the Teenage Witch (1996 TV Movie)
PG | 91 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
A girl, sent by her parents to live with her two eccentric aunts, finds out on her sixteenth birthday that she is a witch.
46. Unaccompanied Minors (2006)
PG | 90 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
A group of unaccompanied minors bond while snowed in at the midwestern Hoover International Airport during the holiday season and ultimately create a makeshift holiday themselves.
Votes: 8,428 | Gross: $16.65M
49. Madeline (1998)
PG | 88 min | Comedy, Family
The adventurous, young Madeline is very good at getting into trouble, but she's also fantastic in solving problems as well, and her school-mistress Miss Clavel is not too approving of her. ... See full summary »
Votes: 5,155 | Gross: $29.77M
50. The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane (1976)
PG | 91 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
13-year-old Rynn Jacobs lives alone in a high-class Quebec small town, but unknown to the neighbors, she is leading a secret and dangerous life.