horror The Best PG-13 Horror Movies  

16k votes 1.9k voters 281k views 197 items Follow Embed

List Rules Add your favorite PG-13 movie to the list if it's missing, but only if it's the correct rating.

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.

list ordered by

+ - 591 148
Ranker Video v
Insidious Rose Byrne, Barbara Hershey, Patrick Wilson

The Scariest Demon Toys in Film History The Best Horror Movie Remakes

+ - 263 76
Ranker Video v
Insidious: Chapter 2 Rose Byrne, Barbara Hershey, Patrick Wilson

+ - 244 72
Ranker Video v
Insidious Chapter 3

+ - 289 96
Ranker Video v
Drag Me to Hell Octavia Spencer, Justin Long, Lia Johnson

+ - 157 38
Ranker Video v
The Last Exorcism Ashley Bell, Elton LeBlanc, Iris Bahr

+ - 206 64
Ranker Video v
1408 Samuel L. Jackson, John Cusack, Kate Walsh

+ - 140 31
Ranker Video v
Conjurer John Schneider, Maxine Bahns, Brett Rice

+ - 190 61
Ranker Video v
The Exorcism of Emily Rose Laura Linney, Jennifer Carpenter, Tom Wilkinson

+ - 153 43
Ranker Video v
The Mothman Prophecies Richard Gere, Debra Messing, Laura Linney

+ - 390 172
The Ring is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best PG-13 Horror Movies
The Ring Naomi Watts, Pauley Perrette, Brian Cox

+ - 170 54
Ranker Video v
Death Becomes Her Meryl Streep, Bruce Willis, Goldie Hawn

+ - 136 36
Ranker Video v
Willard Crispin Glover, Laura Harring, R. Lee Ermey

+ - 159 51
Ranker Video v
Van Helsing Kate Beckinsale, Hugh Jackman, Josie Maran

+ - 123 32
Ranker Video v
Wes Craven's Chiller Paul Sorvino, Beatrice Straight, Jill Schoelen

+ - 122 32
Ranker Video v
The Island of Dr. Moreau Marlon Brando, Val Kilmer, Ron Perlman

The Greatest Horror Films of All Time 7 Mythical Creatures That Were Found in Real Life

+ - 112 27
Ranker Video v
High Spirits Liam Neeson, Jennifer Tilly, Peter O'Toole

+ - 113 29
Ranker Video v
Repossessed Leslie Nielsen, Linda Blair, Ned Beatty

+ - 105 28
Ranker Video v
House II: The Second Story Bill Maher, Amy Yasbeck, John Ratzenberger

+ - 120 37
Ranker Video v
Night of the Comet Geoffrey Lewis, Mary Woronov, Catherine Mary Stewart

+ - 167 70
Ranker Video v
The Birds Alfred Hitchcock, Tippi Hedren, Suzanne Pleshette

+ - 121 42
Ranker Video v
Ghost Rider Nicolas Cage, Eva Mendes, Rebel Wilson

+ - 90 23
Ranker Video v
Elvira: Mistress of the Dark Cassandra Peterson, Jeff Conaway, Tress MacNeille

+ - 117 41
Ranker Video v
Tremors 2: Aftershocks Fred Ward, Michael Gross, Helen Shaver

+ - 128 49
Ranker Video v
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Ben Affleck, Hilary Swank, Donald Sutherland

+ - 84 21
Ranker Video v
Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed Peter Cushing, Veronica Carlson, Freddie Jones

+ - 80 19
Ranker Video v
Zombie Hell House Lucio Fulci, Catriona MacColl, Dagmar Lassander

+ - 115 43
Ranker Video v
The Wicker Man Nicolas Cage, James Franco, Leelee Sobieski

+ - 69 15
Ranker Video v
Immortal Walt Bost, Frank J. Aard, Meredith Lee Sause

+ - 82 24
Ranker Video v
Dawn of the Mummy George Peck, Ahmed Rateb, Brenda Siemer Scheider

10 Real People Who Survived Horror Movie Situations The Conspiracy Theories You Believe Are True

+ - 117 48
Ranker Video v
Scary Movie 3 Pamela Anderson, Charlie Sheen, Jenny McCarthy

+ - 103 39
Ranker Video v
Dark Shadows Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Chloë Grace Moretz

+ - 70 18
Ranker Video v
Let's Scare Jessica to Death Zohra Lampert, Barton Heyman, Alan Manson

+ - 74 21
Ranker Video v
Elvira's Haunted Hills Cassandra Peterson, Rob Paulsen, Richard O'Brien

+ - 107 45
Ranker Video v
The Mummy Returns Dwayne Johnson, Rachel Weisz, Brendan Fraser

+ - 124 57
Ranker Video v
Arachnophobia John Goodman, Brandy Norwood, Jeff Daniels

+ - 131 63
Ranker Video v
Warm Bodies Teresa Palmer, John Malkovich, Dave Franco

+ - 64 16
Ranker Video v
The Mummy Lives Tony Curtis, Uri Gavriel, Yosef Shiloach

+ - 230 137
Ranker Video v
The Others Nicole Kidman, Christopher Eccleston, Michelle Fairley

+ - 82 33
Ranker Video v
Dracula: Dead and Loving It Mel Brooks, Leslie Nielsen, Amy Yasbeck

+ - 73 27
Ranker Video v
The Mummy - Tomb of the Dragon Emperor Brendan Fraser, Maria Bello, Michelle Yeoh

+ - 62 21
Ranker Video v
My Teacher Ate My Homework Margot Kidder, Shelley Duvall, Gregory Smith

+ - 72 35
Ranker Video v
Poltergeist II: The Other Side Craig T. Nelson, JoBeth Williams, Heather O'Rourke

+ - 100 60
Ranker Video v
Secret Window Johnny Depp, Maria Bello, John Turturro

The Scariest Clown Movies in Film History The Best Soju Brands

+ - 52 20
Ranker Video v
Monster Beach Party Christopher Hines, Claire Bronson, Bill Szymanski

+ - 195 142
Ranker Video v
The Grudge Sarah Michelle Gellar, KaDee Strickland, Bill Pullman

+ - 60 28
Ranker Video v
My Boyfriend's Back Matthew McConaughey, Renée Zellweger, Philip Seymour Hoffman

+ - 157 113
Ranker Video v
Ring Hiroyuki Sanada, Miki Nakatani, Yūko Takeuchi

+ - 52 23
Ranker Video v
Nothing but Trouble Demi Moore, Tupac Shakur, Chevy Chase

+ - 45 17
Ranker Video v
Stuff Stephanie in the Incinerator Neil McGarry, Nicola Kerwin, Paula Lee Gangemi

+ - 32 6
Ranker Video v
Coraline Teri Hatcher, Dakota Fanning, Ian McShane