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The Best Adventure Movies for 13 Year Olds  

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List Rules Vote up the best adventure movies for thirteen year olds to watch. No R-Rated movies please.

Adventure movies can take us to exotic locations and are always filled with action. If your tween has officially become a teenager, this list of adventure movies for 13 year olds is the perfect big screen viewing guide.

The best adventure films for 13 year old teens are going to be a step up in maturity from classic Disney fare and other PG rated movies. However, they are also not going to be filled with sexual content or overt violence. Superhero movies like Guardians of the Galaxy and The Avengers are the perfect blend of comedy, fantasy, action, and of course adventure.

Check out the top adventure films for 13 year olds. Then, because it’s still a democracy, go ahead and vote up all your favorites. Did we miss one you think is amazing and needs to be watched by young teens everywhere? Add it to the list below.

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Mortal Engines is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 13 Year Olds
Hera Hilmar, Robert Sheehan, Hugo Weaving
Mortal Engines is a 2018 post-apocalyptic adventure film directed by Christian Rivers, based on the novel by Philip Reeve. In a future where gigantic moving cities roam the Earth, a disfigured ...more
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Divergent is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 13 Year Olds
Kate Winslet, Shailene Woodley, Ashley Judd
Divergent is a 2014 American science fiction action film directed by Neil Burger, based on the novel of the same name by Veronica Roth. The film is the first installment in The Divergent Series ...more
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The Mummy is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 13 Year Olds
Rachel Weisz, Brendan Fraser, Patricia Velásquez
The Mummy is a 1999 American fantasy adventure film written and directed by Stephen Sommers and starring Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz, John Hannah, and Kevin J. O'Connor, with Arnold Vosloo in ...more
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Twister is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 13 Year Olds
Helen Hunt, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Bill Paxton
Twister is a 1996 American disaster drama film starring Bill Paxton and Helen Hunt as storm chasers researching tornadoes. It was directed by Jan de Bont from a screenplay by Michael Crichton ...more
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Van Helsing is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 13 Year Olds
Kate Beckinsale, Hugh Jackman, Josie Maran
Van Helsing is a 2004 American horror action film directed by Stephen Sommers. It stars Hugh Jackman as vigilante monster hunter Van Helsing, and Kate Beckinsale as Anna Valerious. The film is ...more
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Dances with Wolves is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 13 Year Olds
Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell, Charles Rocket
Dances with Wolves is a 1990 American epic western film directed, produced by, and starring Kevin Costner. It is a film adaptation of the 1988 book of the same name by Michael Blake and tells ...more
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Transformers is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 13 Year Olds
Megan Fox, Shia LaBeouf, Odette Annable
Transformers is a 2007 American science fiction action film directed by Michael Bay, based on the toy line. An ancient struggle between two Cybertronian races, the heroic Autobots and the evil ...more
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Waterworld is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 13 Year Olds
Kevin Costner, Jack Black, Dennis Hopper
Waterworld is a 1995 American post-apocalyptic science fiction action film directed by Kevin Reynolds and co-written by Peter Rader and David Twohy. It was based on Rader's original 1986 ...more
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The Lord of the Rings is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 13 Year Olds
John Hurt, Annette Crosbie, Peter Woodthorpe
The Lord of the Rings is a 1978 animated high fantasy film directed by Ralph Bakshi. It is an adaptation of J. R. R. Tolkien's high fantasy epic The Lord of the Rings, comprising The Fellowship ...more
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Cast Away is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 13 Year Olds
Tom Hanks, Helen Hunt, Chris Noth
Cast Away is a 2000 American adventure drama film directed and produced by Robert Zemeckis and starring Tom Hanks as a FedEx employee stranded on an uninhabited island after his plane accident ...more
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Poseidon is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 13 Year Olds
Emmy Rossum, Fergie, Kurt Russell
Poseidon is a 2006 disaster film directed and co-produced by Wolfgang Petersen. It is the third film adaptation of Paul Gallico's novel The Poseidon Adventure, and a loose remake of the 1972 ...more
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Master and Commander: The Far ... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 13 Year Olds
Russell Crowe, Paul Bettany, Joseph Morgan
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World is a 2003 epic historical drama film co-written and directed by Peter Weir, starring Russell Crowe as Jack Aubrey, with Paul Bettany as Stephen ...more
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Guardians of the Galaxy is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 13 Year Olds
Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista
Guardians of the Galaxy is a 2014 American superhero film directed by James Gunn, based on the Marvel Comics superhero team. Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) forms a group of intergalactic "bad ...more
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The Avengers is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 13 Year Olds
Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo
Marvel's The Avengers is a 2012 American superhero film directed by Joss Whedon, based on the Marvel Comics superhero team. Earth's mightiest heroes must come together and learn to fight as a ...more
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Doctor Strange is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 13 Year Olds
Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams
Doctor Strange is a 2016 American superhero film directed by Scott Derrickson, based on the Marvel Comics character. After a career-ending car collision, brilliant but arrogant neurosurgeon ...more
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Ant-Man is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 13 Year Olds
Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly
Ant-Man is a 2015 American superhero film directed by Peyton Reed, based on the Marvel Comics character. Armed with a super-suit with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in ...more
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The Amazing Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 13 Year Olds
Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans
The Amazing Spider-Man is a 2012 American superhero film directed by Marc Webb, based on the Marvel Comics character. After Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) is bitten by a genetically altered ...more
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Iron Man is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 13 Year Olds
Robert Downey Jr., Terrence Howard, Jeff Bridges
Iron Man is a 2008 American superhero film directed by Jon Favreau, based on the Marvel Comics character. After being held captive in an Afghan cave, billionaire engineer Tony Stark (Robert ...more
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Thor is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 13 Year Olds
Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston
Thor is a 2011 American superhero film directed by Kenneth Branagh, based on the Marvel Comics character. The powerful, but arrogant god Thor (Chris Hemsworth), is cast out of Asgard to live ...more
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X-Men: Apocalypse is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 13 Year Olds
Jennifer Lawrence, Channing Tatum
X-Men: Apocalypse is a 2016 Action, Adventure, Fantasy film written by Michael Dougherty, Dan Harris, Simon Kinberg and directed by Bryan Singer.