horror 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 Rose Byrne, Barbara Hershey, Patrick Wilson

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somthig added Insidious: Chapter 2 Rose Byrne, Barbara Hershey, Patrick Wilson

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somthig added Insidious Chapter 3

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

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1408 Samuel L. Jackson, John Cusack, Kate Walsh

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417 180
The Ring is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best PG-13 Horror Movies
The Ring Naomi Watts, Pauley Perrette, Brian Cox

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Conjurer John Schneider, Maxine Bahns, Brett Rice

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160 49
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The Last Exorcism Ashley Bell, Elton LeBlanc, Iris Bahr

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140 39
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Willard Crispin Glover, Laura Harring, R. Lee Ermey

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159 51
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The Mothman Prophecies Richard Gere, Debra Messing, Laura Linney

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Death Becomes Her Meryl Streep, Bruce Willis, Goldie Hawn

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196 73
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The Exorcism of Emily Rose Laura Linney, Jennifer Carpenter, Tom Wilkinson

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High Spirits Liam Neeson, Jennifer Tilly, Peter O'Toole

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164 59
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Van Helsing Kate Beckinsale, Hugh Jackman, Josie Maran

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Repossessed Leslie Nielsen, Linda Blair, Ned Beatty

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

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Wes Craven's Chiller Paul Sorvino, Beatrice Straight, Jill Schoelen

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The Birds Alfred Hitchcock, Tippi Hedren, Suzanne Pleshette

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

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

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

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

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

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Ghost Rider Nicolas Cage, Eva Mendes, Rebel Wilson

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Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed Peter Cushing, Veronica Carlson, Freddie Jones

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Dark Shadows Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Chloë Grace Moretz

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Zombie Hell House Lucio Fulci, Catriona MacColl, Dagmar Lassander

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Arachnophobia John Goodman, Brandy Norwood, Jeff Daniels

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The Wicker Man Nicolas Cage, James Franco, Leelee Sobieski

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Scary Movie 3 Pamela Anderson, Charlie Sheen, Jenny McCarthy

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The Others Nicole Kidman, Christopher Eccleston, Michelle Fairley

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The Mummy Returns Dwayne Johnson, Rachel Weisz, Brendan Fraser

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

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Dawn of the Mummy George Peck, Ahmed Rateb, Brenda Siemer Scheider

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Warm Bodies Teresa Palmer, John Malkovich, Dave Franco

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

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Let's Scare Jessica to Death Zohra Lampert, Barton Heyman, Alan Manson

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

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The Mummy Lives Tony Curtis, Uri Gavriel, Yosef Shiloach

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The Mummy - Tomb of the Dragon Emperor Brendan Fraser, Maria Bello, Michelle Yeoh

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My Teacher Ate My Homework Margot Kidder, Shelley Duvall, Gregory Smith

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

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The Grudge Sarah Michelle Gellar, KaDee Strickland, Bill Pullman

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GreninjaPlayz added Coraline Teri Hatcher, Dakota Fanning, Ian McShane

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Secret Window Johnny Depp, Maria Bello, John Turturro

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Ring Hiroyuki Sanada, Miki Nakatani, Yūko Takeuchi

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My Boyfriend's Back Matthew McConaughey, Renée Zellweger, Philip Seymour Hoffman

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Monster Beach Party Christopher Hines, Claire Bronson, Bill Szymanski

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The Woman in Black Daniel Radcliffe, Ciarán Hinds, Janet McTeer

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Signs Mel Gibson, Joaquin Phoenix, Abigail Breslin