This is one of those lists where no one will be satisfied with the choices, so I decided to leave objectivity at the door and throw caution to the winds. The real problem in assembling this list is there are so many great kids to choose from, but is their greatness a result of their character, the actor playing their role, or the movie as a whole? These are all personal choices, but as it turns out, the final list ended up with some of each of those as reasons for being included on the list.
1. Wednesday Addams
Wednesday Addams played by Christina Ricci is definitely a one-of-a kind when it comes to young girls with devious minds. In Addams Family Values is where she really shines, demonstrating that Thanksgiving is not all it’s cracked up to be – and neither is summer camp. She is a combination of a counterculture kid but amazingly bright and foresighted, and there is at least one scene in the movie when she actually smiles. She also has a strong maternal instinct, as she is the defender of the weak and unpopular and will do what it takes to keep the family together. What more could you want from a sister or potential girlfriend?