Live Poll: Top 20 Iconic Child Moments

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The list includes 20 iconic movie moments that involve children or preteen characters, which one is your favorite?

https://www.imdb.com/list/ls090705827/

https://www.imdb.com/poll/6u2AT77oado/
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Posted 11 months ago

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"I see dead people!"
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incredible list elmo....

my very difficult choice....close encounters 'abduction'....

great poll.....
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Thank, rocky :)
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I completely agree with rocky  -- and hi rocky, btw. :)
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This is such a good poll with such great scenes and cinematic moments. My vote: either the swimming lesson (that's my favorite scene in 'Moonlight') or the little girl in the red coat (which is easily one of my favorite moments in 'List'). I really love this poll.

Btw, I was trying to think if there were any iconic moments left out and I couldn't think of any. I thought there had to be one in 'To Kill a Mockingbird' and also in 'Paper Moon' but I couldn't really think of one that would be described as iconic. 
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Hey Ruby,

Thanks for your insights, they echo my initial thoughts when I prepared this poll. For me, "iconic" was a deliberate choice, if I went for "memorable", the list wouldn't end, so yes, I wanted to pick the scenes that are really part of cinematic memory. And it's tricky because most of these iconic child moments come from non children-related films... I couldn't even find iconic scenes from "The Goonies".

Regarding your suggestions, I wanted to keep one option by film, but maybe E.T. is an exception, that said, wouldn't you think that scene is more iconic than Gertie's scream;https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0083866/mediaviewer/rm3448622080
and for To Kill a Mockingbird, isn't the "Miss Jean Louise, stand up" the film's highlight? or maybe that moment:
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0056592/mediaviewer/rm1893628160

What do you think?
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FYC:

Gertie's scream in 'ET:' https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0083866/mediaviewer/rm3415067648?ft0=name&fv0=nm0000106&ft1=ima...

Oh, and I got it! "Hey Boo." from 'Mockingbird:' https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0056592/mediaviewer/rm1071544576?ft0=name&fv0=nm0000825&ft1=ima...  (that photo isn't the exact moment but is within a minute of it)
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Bump, 25 entries, I think the list is satisfying right now
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The description still says 20.
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Woops you're right
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30 moments now...
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I meant 35
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I know your list is full now but this moment is pretty iconic.
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And I had another pic uploaded, maybe I should discount babies...
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... or leave them for another poll.
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LIST NOT READY YET
PLEASE WAIT.
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ElM,

I didn't see your note until after I pushed your poll. Sorry.
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Can I switch pictures, Dan... I can't have such a list without the Potemkin baby...
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ElM, 

Yes, you can add another image, as long as the one you are removing has zero votes. And remember to place it in the same position in the list.
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Cooool
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It's done,I'll push it now
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I see dead people all the way!
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Great poll! I am always amazed at how well these child actors play. And I remembered some other (in my view) iconic moments in films. 
Like the new morning routine in Kramer vs Kramer: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0079417/mediaviewer/rm2677952512. But maybe that is because I was blown away by the acting performance of Justin Henry. 
But the next image that came to my mind is truly an iconic moment for me. And I wonder if that is the same for you. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0081505/mediaviewer/rm4033227008 or this moment in the same film https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0081505/mediaviewer/rm4234553600 .