Living 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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Shazam! is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 13 Year Olds
Zachary Levi, Mark Strong, Jack Dylan Grazer
Shazam! is a 2019 superhero film directed by David F. Sandberg, based on the DC Comics character. A boy (Asher Angel) is given the ability to become an adult superhero (Zachary Levi) in times of ...more
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Pirates of the Caribbean: The ... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 13 Year Olds
Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley, Zoe Saldana
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl is a 2003 American fantasy swashbuckler film based on the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disney theme parks. It was directed by Gore ...more
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Wonder Woman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 13 Year Olds
Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright
Wonder Woman is a 2017 American superhero film directed by Patty Jenkins, based on the DC Comics character. When a pilot (Chris Pine) crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, Diana ...more
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The Lord of the Rings: The Fel... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 13 Year Olds
Cate Blanchett, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring is a 2001 epic fantasy film directed by Peter Jackson based on the first volume of J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings. It is the first ...more
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The Lord of the Rings: The Two... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 13 Year Olds
Cate Blanchett, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers is a 2002 epic fantasy film directed by Peter Jackson and based on the second volume of J. R. R. Tolkien's novel The Lord of the Rings. It is the second ...more
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The Lord of the Rings: The Ret... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 13 Year Olds
Cate Blanchett, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King is a 2003 epic fantasy drama film directed by Peter Jackson based on the second and third volumes of J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings. It is ...more
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Jurassic Park is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 13 Year Olds
Samuel L. Jackson, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough
Jurassic Park is a 1993 American science fiction adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg. It is the first installment of the Jurassic Park franchise. It is based on the 1990 novel of the ...more
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Bumblebee is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 13 Year Olds
Hailee Steinfeld, John Cena, Jorge Lendeborg Jr.
Bumblebee is a 2018 American science fiction action film directed by Travis Knight, based on the Transformers' character. In 1987, Bumblebee takes refuge in a small California beach town ...more
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The Hobbit: The Battle of the ... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 13 Year Olds
Cate Blanchett, Evangeline Lilly, Ian McKellen
The Hobbit: There and Back Again is a 2014 film writted by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson, Guillermo del Toro and directed by Peter Jackson.
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Star Wars: Episode VII - The F... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 13 Year Olds
Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill
This film is a 2015 American epic space opera film directed by J. J. Abrams. Three decades after the Empire's defeat, a new threat arises in the militant First Order. Ex-stormtrooper Finn (John ...more
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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 13 Year Olds
James Franco, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is a 2014 American science fiction film directed by Matt Reeves and written by Mark Bomback, Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver. It stars Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Gary ...more
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A Knight's Tale is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 13 Year Olds
Heath Ledger, Paul Bettany, Shannyn Sossamon
A Knight's Tale is a 2001 medieval adventure comedy-drama film written, produced, and directed by Brian Helgeland. The film stars Heath Ledger, Shannyn Sossamon, Mark Addy, Alan Tudyk, Rufus ...more
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Butch Cassidy and the Sundance... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 13 Year Olds
Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Cloris Leachman
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid is a 1969 American Western film directed by George Roy Hill and written by William Goldman. Based loosely on fact, the film tells the story of Wild West ...more
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Black Panther is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 13 Year Olds
Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o
Black Panther is a 2018 American superhero film, based on the Marvel Comics character, directed by Ryan Coogler. After the events of Captain America: Civil War, King T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) ...more
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The Mummy is listed (or ranked) 15 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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The Great Escape is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 13 Year Olds
Steve McQueen, Richard Attenborough, James Garner
The Great Escape is a 1963 American WWII epic film based on an escape by British and Commonwealth POW from a German POW camp during WWII, starring Steve McQueen, James Garner, and Richard ...more
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Captain Marvel is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 13 Year Olds
Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn
Captain Marvel is a 2019 American superhero film directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, based on the Marvel Comics character. In 1995, former U.S. Air Force fighter pilot Carol Danvers (Brie ...more
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Cast Away is listed (or ranked) 18 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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True Grit is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 13 Year Olds
Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, Josh Brolin
True Grit is a 2010 American Revisionist Western film directed by the Coen brothers, based on the 1968 novel by Charles Portis. A stubborn teenager (Hailee Steinfeld) enlists the help of a tough ...more
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The Hunger Games is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 13 Year Olds
Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth
The Hunger Games is a 2012 American dystopian science fiction adventure film directed by Gary Ross, based on the novel by Suzanne Collins. In a dystopian post-apocalyptic future in the nation of ...more
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Dances with Wolves is listed (or ranked) 21 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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Van Helsing is listed (or ranked) 22 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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The Silence is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 13 Year Olds
Kiernan Shipka, Stanley Tucci, Miranda Otto
The Silence is a 2019 American-German horror film directed by John R. Leonetti based on the novel by Tim Lebbon. A deaf teen (Kiernan Shipka) and her family try to escape terrifying creatures by ...more
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The Lord of the Rings is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 13 Year Olds
John Hurt, Annette Crosbie, Peter Woodthorpe
J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings is a 1978 American animated fantasy film directed by Ralph Bakshi. It uses a hybrid of traditional cel animation and rotoscoped live action footage. It is ...more
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Avatar is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 13 Year Olds
Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Michelle Rodriguez
Avatar is a 2009 American epic science fiction film written and directed by James Cameron, and starring Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Stephen Lang, Michelle Rodriguez, Joel David Moore, Giovanni ...more