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The Best PG-13 Action Movies

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A list of PG-13 action movies, ranked from best to worst with movie trailers or clips when available. These action movies are rated PG-13, so if you want to take a more broad look at the genre, including all ratings, then check out the Best Action Movies of All Time. You can also find your favorite action movies that are streaming on Netflix Instant and Amazon Prime.

PG-13 action movies are basically your average blockbuster action movie at this point. These action movies are all cleaned up and usually fine for the whole family to watch. The "13" part of the good PG-13 movie is really dying because a lot of these movies, most of them now, are marketed directly to kids. But sometimes there's blood and people get hurt and here we are. 
 
Anyway, this list takes the best PG-13 action movies and pits them against each other to see once and for all what the greatest PG13 Action movie of all time is. This list of popular PG-13 action movies includes who directed the film, when it was released and which actors starred in the movie. If you think your top PG-13 Action movie isn't as high as it should be then be sure to vote it up so it can take its rightful place among the other great PG-13 Action films on this list. If you're trying to find a specific PG-13 Action film you can search this list and filter to find what you're looking for. Maybe you're looking for movies like The Dark Knight, Inception, or The Avengers. Maybe you're looking for a different movie. That's the great thing about PG-13 Actioners... they're great for (almost) the whole family!

If you're trying to find out "What are some good PG-13 action movies?" and "What are the most famous PG-13 action movies?" then this list is the perfect resource for you. Use this list if you're looking for some new action movies that are rated PG-13. Between Netflix, Hulu and other services there are thousands of great action movies rated PG-13, so get out there and start watching.

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Among those that have directed a Action PG-13 movie are Clint Eastwood and Kevin Costner.

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    The Dark Knight is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Movies


    Christian Bale, Morgan Freeman, Gary Oldman

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    The Avengers is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Movies


    Scarlett Johansson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Downey Jr.

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    Jurassic Park is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Movies


    Samuel L. Jackson, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough

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    Guardians of the Galaxy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Movies

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    Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper, Karen Gillan

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    Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Downey Jr., Samuel L. Jackson

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    The Lord of the Rings: The Fel... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Movies


    Cate Blanchett, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler

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    Kirsten Dunst, Elizabeth Banks, James Franco

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    Captain America: The First Ave... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Movies


    Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Evans, Tommy Lee Jones

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    Pirates of the Caribbean: The ... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Movies


    Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley, Zoe Saldana

  10. 10
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    Matt Damon, Clive Owen, Julia Stiles

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    Cate Blanchett, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler

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    Batman Begins is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Movies


    Katie Holmes, Christian Bale, Morgan Freeman

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    Cate Blanchett, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler

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    Kirsten Dunst, Elizabeth Banks, James Franco

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    The Dark Knight Rises is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Movies

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    Anne Hathaway, Christian Bale, Morgan Freeman

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    Matt Damon, Julia Stiles, Michelle Monaghan

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    Thor is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Movies


    Natalie Portman, Kat Dennings, Samuel L. Jackson

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    The Hunger Games: Catching Fir... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Movies

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    Jennifer Lawrence, Elizabeth Banks, Woody Harrelson

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    X-Men: First Class is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Movies


    Jennifer Lawrence, Hugh Jackman, Michael Fassbender

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    Rachel McAdams, Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law

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    Matt Damon, Julia Stiles, Brian Cox

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    Jennifer Lawrence, Elizabeth Banks, Julianne Moore

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    Inception is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Movies


    Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Marion Cotillard

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    Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman, Anna Paquin

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    Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, River Phoenix

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    Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, Helena Bonham Carter

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    Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman, Anna Paquin

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    Batman is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Movies


    Jack Nicholson, Kim Basinger, Michael Keaton

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    Scarlett Johansson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Downey Jr.

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    Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley, Keith Richards

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    Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley, Orlando Bloom

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    Avatar is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Movies


    Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Michelle Rodriguez

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    Natalie Portman, Ewan McGregor, Samuel L. Jackson

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    Independence Day is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Movies


    Will Smith, Jeff Goldblum, Vivica A. Fox

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    Men in Black is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Movies


    Will Smith, Sylvester Stallone, Steven Spielberg

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    Casino Royale is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Movies


    Alessandra Ambrosio, Eva Green, Daniel Craig

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    Julianne Moore, Harrison Ford, Tommy Lee Jones

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    Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen, Maggie Grace

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    Iron Man 3 is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Movies


    Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Downey Jr., Ben Kingsley

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    Emma Stone, Sally Field, Martin Sheen

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    Hugh Jackman, Ryan Reynolds, Patrick Stewart

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    Mission: Impossible III is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Movies


    Maggie Q, Keri Russell, Michelle Monaghan

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    The Fifth Element is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Movies


    Milla Jovovich, Bruce Willis, Gary Oldman

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    James Franco, Freida Pinto, John Lithgow

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    Megan Fox, Shia LaBeouf, Odette Annable

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    Star Trek is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Movies


    Zoe Saldana, Jennifer Morrison, Winona Ryder

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    Fast Five is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Movies


    Eva Mendes, Dwayne Johnson, Vin Diesel

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    Bruce Willis, Maggie Q, Mary Elizabeth Winstead

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    Hugh Jackman, Evangeline Lilly, Kevin Durand

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    Charlize Theron, Will Smith, Jason Bateman

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