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The Best Adventure Movies for 13 Year Olds

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List RulesVote 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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    Dances with Wolves
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    Dances with Wolves

    Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell

    Released1990

    Directed byKevin Costner

    Dances with Wolves is a 1990 American epic western film directed, produced by, and starring... more on Wikipedia
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    Cast Away
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    Cast Away

    Tom Hanks, Helen Hunt

    Released2000

    Directed byRobert Zemeckis

    Cast Away is a 2000 American adventure drama film directed and produced by Robert Zemeckis and... more on Wikipedia
  • 28
    Mortal Engines
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    Mortal Engines

    Hera Hilmar, Robert Sheehan

    Released2018

    Directed byChristian Rivers

    Mortal Engines is a 2018 post-apocalyptic adventure film directed by Christian Rivers, based... more on Wikipedia
  • 29
    The Avengers
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    The Avengers

    Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans

    Released2012

    Directed byJoss Whedon

    Marvel's The Avengers is a 2012 American superhero film directed by Joss Whedon, based on the... more on Wikipedia
  • 30
    The Mummy
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    The Mummy

    Rachel Weisz, Brendan Fraser

    Released1999

    Directed byStephen Sommers

    The Mummy is a 1999 American fantasy adventure film written and directed by Stephen Sommers... more on Wikipedia
  • 31
    Van Helsing
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    Van Helsing

    Kate Beckinsale, Hugh Jackman

    Released2004

    Directed byStephen Sommers

    Van Helsing is a 2004 American horror action film directed by Stephen Sommers. It stars Hugh... more on Wikipedia
  • 32
    The Amazing Spider-Man
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    The Amazing Spider-Man

    Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone

    Released2012

    Directed byMarc Webb

    The Amazing Spider-Man is a 2012 American superhero film directed by Marc Webb, based on the... more on Wikipedia
  • 33
    Divergent
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    Divergent

    Kate Winslet, Shailene Woodley

    Released2014

    Directed byNeil Burger

    Divergent is a 2014 American science fiction action film directed by Neil Burger, based on the... more on Wikipedia
  • 34
    Escape Room
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    Escape Room

    Logan Miller, Deborah Ann Woll

    Released2019

    Directed byAdam Robitel

    Escape Room is a 2019 American psychological horror-thriller film directed by Adam Robitel.... more on Wikipedia
  • 35
    Ant-Man
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    Ant-Man

    Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas

    Released2015

    Directed byPeyton Reed

    Ant-Man is a 2015 American superhero film directed by Peyton Reed, based on the Marvel Comics... more on Wikipedia
  • 36
    Isle of Dogs
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    Isle of Dogs

    Bryan Cranston, Edward Norton

    Released2018

    Directed byWes Anderson

    Isle of Dogs is a 2018 American stop-motion animated adventure film directed by Wes Anderson.... more on Wikipedia
  • 37
    The Lord of the Rings
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    The Lord of the Rings

    John Hurt, Annette Crosbie

    Released1978

    Directed byRalph Bakshi

    The Lord of the Rings is a 1978 animated high fantasy film directed by Ralph Bakshi. It is an... more on Wikipedia
  • 38
    Poseidon
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    Poseidon

    Emmy Rossum, Fergie

    Released2006

    Directed byWolfgang Petersen

    Poseidon is a 2006 disaster film directed and co-produced by Wolfgang Petersen. It is the... more on Wikipedia
  • 39
    Iron Man
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    Iron Man

    Robert Downey Jr., Terrence Howard

    Released2008

    Directed byJon Favreau filmography

    Iron Man is a 2008 American superhero film directed by Jon Favreau, based on the Marvel Comics... more on Wikipedia
  • 40
    Thor
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    83

    Thor

    Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman

    Released2011

    Directed byKenneth Branagh

    Thor is a 2011 American superhero film directed by Kenneth Branagh, based on the Marvel Comics... more on Wikipedia
  • 41
    Waterworld
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    Waterworld

    Kevin Costner, Jack Black

    Released1995

    Directed byKevin Costner, Kevin Reynolds

    Waterworld is a 1995 American post-apocalyptic science fiction action film directed by Kevin... more on Wikipedia
  • 42
    Doctor Strange
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    Doctor Strange

    Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor

    Released2016

    Directed byScott Derrickson

    Doctor Strange is a 2016 American superhero film directed by Scott Derrickson, based on the... more on Wikipedia
  • 43
    X-Men: Apocalypse
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    X-Men: Apocalypse

    Jennifer Lawrence, Channing Tatum

    Released2016

    Directed byBryan Singer

    X-Men: Apocalypse is a 2016 Action, Adventure, Fantasy film written by Michael Dougherty, Dan...
  • 44
    Twister
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    Twister

    Helen Hunt, Philip Seymour Hoffman

    Released1996

    Directed byJan de Bont

    Twister is a 1996 American disaster drama film starring Bill Paxton and Helen Hunt as storm... more on Wikipedia
  • 45
    Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

    Released2003

    Directed byPeter Weir

    Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World is a 2003 epic historical drama film... more on Wikipedia