The Best PG-13 Horror Movies

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List of PG-13 horror movies, ranked from best to worst with movie trailers when available. These horror movies are all rated PG-13, so if you want to take a more broad look at the genre check out The Best horror Movies of All Time as well as the Best horror Movies on Amazon Prime and the Best horror Movies on Netflix Instant.

This is kind of a difficult category for these films to be good, too. A good PG-13 horror movie, for horror fans, is kind of a white whale. More are coming out, but since they're often censored to be more commercial, PG-13 scary movies in general are kind of pulling a lot of punches. The scariest PG-13 movies use a supernatural element to make it terrifying at all. But if you're looking for funny scary movies on Netflix or even just the scarier, more gruesome, and horrifying PG-13 movies for some reason, this list is a good place to start. They also make really good Halloween movies. For example if you want to have some of the best Halloween movies on Netflix on in the background of your Halloween party that's always a good idea. Or if you're being a cool, edgy parent that wants to ease your kids into horror as a genre, starting with some solid PG-13 Halloween movies is always fun too. 
 
This list takes the best PG-13 horror movies and pits them against each other to see once and for all what the greatest PG-13 horror movie of all time is. This list of popular PG-13 horror movies includes information like who directed the film, when it was released and which actors starred in the movie. If you think the top PG-13 horror 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 horror films on this list.

If you're trying to find a specific PG-13 horror film you can search this list and filter to find what you're looking for.List features Jurassic Park, The Sixth Sense and more. If you're trying to find out "What are the best PG-13 horror movies?" and "What are the most famous PG-13 horror movies?" then this list is the perfect resource for you. Use this list if you're looking for some new horror movies that are rated PG-13. Between Netflix, Hulu and other services there are thousands of great horror movies rated PG-13, so get out there and start watching. You could always share this on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr and more to see what your social network would rank number one. 

Alfred Hitchcock and Dan Aykroyd have both directed a Horror PG-13 film, as have other really creative and talented directors.

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    Insidious is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best PG-13 Horror Movies

    Insidious Rose Byrne, Barbara Hershey, Patrick Wilson

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    Insidious: Chapter 2 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best PG-13 Horror Movies

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    Rose Byrne, Barbara Hershey, Patrick Wilson

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    Drag Me to Hell is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best PG-13 Horror Movies

    Drag Me to Hell Octavia Spencer, Justin Long, Lia Johnson

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    Wes Craven's Chiller is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best PG-13 Horror Movies

    Paul Sorvino, Beatrice Straight, Jill Schoelen

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    Insidious Chapter 3 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best PG-13 Horror Movies

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    Insidious Chapter 3

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    Repossessed is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best PG-13 Horror Movies

    Leslie Nielsen, Linda Blair, Ned Beatty

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    Death Becomes Her is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best PG-13 Horror Movies

    Death Becomes Her Meryl Streep, Bruce Willis, Goldie Hawn

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    The Last Exorcism is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best PG-13 Horror Movies

    The Last Exorcism Ashley Bell, Elton LeBlanc, Iris Bahr

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    Conjurer is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best PG-13 Horror Movies

    John Schneider, Maxine Bahns, Brett Rice

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    Willard is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best PG-13 Horror Movies

    Crispin Glover, Laura Harring, R. Lee Ermey

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    The Island of Dr. Moreau is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best PG-13 Horror Movies

    The Island of Dr. Moreau Marlon Brando, Val Kilmer, Ron Perlman

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    The Mothman Prophecies is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best PG-13 Horror Movies

    The Mothman Prophecies Richard Gere, Debra Messing, Laura Linney

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    House II: The Second Story is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best PG-13 Horror Movies

    House II: The Second Story Bill Maher, Amy Yasbeck, John Ratzenberger

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    Night of the Comet is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best PG-13 Horror Movies

    Night of the Comet Geoffrey Lewis, Mary Woronov, Catherine Mary Stewart

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    The Exorcism of Emily Rose is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best PG-13 Horror Movies

    The Exorcism of Emily Rose Laura Linney, Jennifer Carpenter, Tom Wilkinson

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    1408 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best PG-13 Horror Movies

    1408 Samuel L. Jackson, John Cusack, Kate Walsh

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    High Spirits is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best PG-13 Horror Movies

    Liam Neeson, Jennifer Tilly, Peter O'Toole

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    Van Helsing is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best PG-13 Horror Movies

    Van Helsing Kate Beckinsale, Hugh Jackman, Josie Maran

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    Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best PG-13 Horror Movies

    Peter Cushing, Veronica Carlson, Freddie Jones

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    Tremors 2: Aftershocks is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best PG-13 Horror Movies

    Tremors 2: Aftershocks Fred Ward, Michael Gross, Helen Shaver

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    Ghost Rider is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best PG-13 Horror Movies

    Nicolas Cage, Eva Mendes, Rebel Wilson

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    Elvira: Mistress of the Dark is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best PG-13 Horror Movies

    Elvira: Mistress of the Dark Cassandra Peterson, Jeff Conaway, Tress MacNeille

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    Zombie Hell House is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best PG-13 Horror Movies

    Lucio Fulci, Catriona MacColl, Dagmar Lassander

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    Dawn of the Mummy is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best PG-13 Horror Movies

    George Peck, Ahmed Rateb, Brenda Siemer Scheider

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    Elvira's Haunted Hills is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best PG-13 Horror Movies

    Elvira's Haunted Hills Cassandra Peterson, Rob Paulsen, Richard O'Brien

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    Let's Scare Jessica to Death is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best PG-13 Horror Movies

    Zohra Lampert, Barton Heyman, Alan Manson

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    My Teacher Ate My Homework is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best PG-13 Horror Movies

    Margot Kidder, Shelley Duvall, Gregory Smith

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    The Wicker Man is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best PG-13 Horror Movies

    Nicolas Cage, James Franco, Leelee Sobieski

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    Immortal is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best PG-13 Horror Movies

    Immortal Walt Bost, Frank J. Aard, Meredith Lee Sause

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    Buffy the Vampire Slayer is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best PG-13 Horror Movies

    Buffy the Vampire Slayer Ben Affleck, Hilary Swank, Donald Sutherland

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    The Ring is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best PG-13 Horror Movies

    The Ring Naomi Watts, Pauley Perrette, Brian Cox

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    The Mummy Lives is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best PG-13 Horror Movies

    Tony Curtis, Uri Gavriel, Yosef Shiloach

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    Scary Movie 3 is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best PG-13 Horror Movies

    Scary Movie 3 Pamela Anderson, Charlie Sheen, Jenny McCarthy

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    Dark Shadows is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best PG-13 Horror Movies

    Dark Shadows Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Chloë Grace Moretz

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    The Birds is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best PG-13 Horror Movies

    The Birds Alfred Hitchcock, Tippi Hedren, Suzanne Pleshette

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    Warm Bodies is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best PG-13 Horror Movies

    Warm Bodies Teresa Palmer, John Malkovich, Dave Franco

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    Dracula: Dead and Loving It is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best PG-13 Horror Movies

    Dracula: Dead and Loving It Mel Brooks, Leslie Nielsen, Amy Yasbeck

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    The Mummy - Tomb of the Dragon... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best PG-13 Horror Movies

    Brendan Fraser, Maria Bello, Michelle Yeoh

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    Arachnophobia is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best PG-13 Horror Movies

    Arachnophobia John Goodman, Brandy Norwood, Jeff Daniels

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    The Mummy Returns is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best PG-13 Horror Movies

    The Mummy Returns Dwayne Johnson, Rachel Weisz, Brendan Fraser

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    Stuff Stephanie in the Inciner... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best PG-13 Horror Movies

    Neil McGarry, Nicola Kerwin, Paula Lee Gangemi

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    Monster Beach Party is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best PG-13 Horror Movies

    Monster Beach Party Christopher Hines, Claire Bronson, Bill Szymanski

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    My Boyfriend's Back is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best PG-13 Horror Movies

    Matthew McConaughey, Renée Zellweger, Philip Seymour Hoffman

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    The Others is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best PG-13 Horror Movies

    The Others Nicole Kidman, Christopher Eccleston, Michelle Fairley

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    Nothing but Trouble is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best PG-13 Horror Movies

    Demi Moore, Tupac Shakur, Chevy Chase

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    Secret Window is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best PG-13 Horror Movies

    Secret Window Johnny Depp, Maria Bello, John Turturro

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    The Return of Swamp Thing is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best PG-13 Horror Movies

    Heather Locklear, Louis Jourdan, Sarah Douglas

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    Poltergeist II: The Other Side is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best PG-13 Horror Movies

    Poltergeist II: The Other Side Craig T. Nelson, JoBeth Williams, Heather O'Rourke

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    The Grudge is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best PG-13 Horror Movies

    Sarah Michelle Gellar, KaDee Strickland, Bill Pullman

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    Ring is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best PG-13 Horror Movies

    Hiroyuki Sanada, Miki Nakatani, Yūko Takeuchi

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