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The Best Adventure Movies for 13 Year Olds

Updated August 12, 2019 3.0k votes 118 voters45 items

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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    Shazam! is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 13 Year Olds
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    Shazam!

    Zachary Levi, Mark Strong

    Released2019

    Directed byDavid F. Sandberg

    Shazam! is a 2019 superhero film directed by David F. Sandberg, based on the DC Comics...
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    Alita: Battle Angel is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 13 Year Olds
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    Alita: Battle Angel

    Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz

    Released2019

    Directed byRobert Rodriguez

    Alita: Battle Angel is a 2019 American science fiction action film directed by Robert... more on Wikipedia
  • 3
    Avatar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 13 Year Olds
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    Avatar

    Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver

    Released2009

    Directed byJames Cameron

    Avatar is a 2009 American epic science fiction film written and directed by James Cameron, and... more on Wikipedia
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    Star Wars: The Force Awakens is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 13 Year Olds
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    Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher

    Released2015

    Directed byJ.J. Abrams

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens is a 2015 American epic space opera film directed by J. J.... more on Wikipedia
  • 5
    Jurassic Park is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 13 Year Olds
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    Jurassic Park

    Samuel L. Jackson, Jeff Goldblum

    Released1993

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

    Jurassic Park is a 1993 American science fiction adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg.... more on Wikipedia
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    The Lord of the Rings: The Fel is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 13 Year Olds

    Released2001

    Directed byPeter Jackson

    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring is a 2001 epic fantasy film directed by... more on Wikipedia
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    Interstellar is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 13 Year Olds
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    Interstellar

    Anne Hathaway, Matthew McConaughey

    Released2014

    Directed byChristopher Nolan

    Interstellar is a British-American 2014 science fiction epic film directed by Christopher... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Wonder Woman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 13 Year Olds
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    Wonder Woman

    Gal Gadot, Chris Pine

    Released2017

    Directed byPatty Jenkins

    Wonder Woman is a 2017 American superhero film directed by Patty Jenkins, based on the DC... more on Wikipedia
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    Black Panther is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 13 Year Olds
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    Black Panther

    Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan

    Released2018

    Directed byRyan Coogler

    Black Panther is a 2018 American superhero film, based on the Marvel Comics character,... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Captain Marvel is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 13 Year Olds
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    Captain Marvel

    Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson

    Released2019

    Directed byAnna Boden, Ryan Fleck

    Captain Marvel is a 2019 American superhero film directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, based... more on Wikipedia
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    The Lord of the Rings: The Two is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 13 Year Olds
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    The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

    Cate Blanchett, Ian McKellen

    Released2002

    Directed byPeter Jackson

    The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers is a 2002 epic fantasy film directed by Peter Jackson... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Pirates of the Caribbean: The  is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 13 Year Olds

    Released2003

    Directed byGore Verbinski

    Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl is a 2003 American fantasy swashbuckler... more on Wikipedia
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    The Lord of the Rings: The Ret is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 13 Year Olds
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    Released2003

    Directed byPeter Jackson

    The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King is a 2003 epic fantasy drama film directed by... more on Wikipedia
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    The Hobbit: The Battle of the  is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 13 Year Olds
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    The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

    Cate Blanchett, Evangeline Lilly

    Released2014

    Directed byPeter Jackson

    The Hobbit: There and Back Again is a 2014 film writted by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 13 Year Olds
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    Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

    James Franco, Gary Oldman

    Released2014

    Directed byMatt Reeves

    Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is a 2014 American science fiction film directed by Matt Reeves... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Bumblebee is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 13 Year Olds
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    Bumblebee

    Hailee Steinfeld, John Cena

    Directed byTravis Knight

    Bumblebee is a 2018 American science fiction action film directed by Travis Knight, based on... more on Wikipedia
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    The Great Escape is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 13 Year Olds
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    The Great Escape

    Steve McQueen, Richard Attenborough

    Released1963

    Directed byJohn Sturges

    The Great Escape is a 1963 American WWII epic film based on an escape by British and... more on Wikipedia
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    A Knight's Tale is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 13 Year Olds
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    A Knight's Tale

    Heath Ledger, Paul Bettany

    Released2001

    Directed byBrian Helgeland

    A Knight's Tale is a 2001 medieval adventure comedy-drama film written, produced, and directed... more on Wikipedia
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    Butch Cassidy and the Sundance is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 13 Year Olds
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    Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

    Paul Newman, Robert Redford

    Released1969

    Directed byGeorge Roy Hill

    Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid is a 1969 American Western film directed by George Roy Hill... more on Wikipedia
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    Transformers is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 13 Year Olds
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    Transformers

    Megan Fox, Shia LaBeouf

    Released2007

    Directed byMichael Bay

    Transformers is a 2007 American science fiction action film directed by Michael Bay, based on... more on Wikipedia
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    True Grit is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 13 Year Olds
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    True Grit

    Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon

    Released2010

    Directed byEthan Coen, Joel Coen

    True Grit is a 2010 American Revisionist Western film directed by the Coen brothers, based on... more on Wikipedia
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    Guardians of the Galaxy is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 13 Year Olds
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    Guardians of the Galaxy

    Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana

    Released2014

    Directed byJames Gunn

    Guardians of the Galaxy is a 2014 American superhero film directed by James Gunn, based on the... more on Wikipedia
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    The Silence is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 13 Year Olds
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    The Silence

    Kiernan Shipka, Stanley Tucci

    Released2019

    Directed byJohn R. Leonetti

    The Silence is a 2019 American-German horror film directed by John R. Leonetti based on the... more on Wikipedia
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    Solo: A Star Wars Story is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 13 Year Olds
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    Solo: A Star Wars Story

    Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson

    Released2018

    Directed byRon Howard

    This film is a 2018 American space Western film directed by Ron Howard. Before joining the... more on Wikipedia
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    The Hunger Games is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Adventure Movies for 13 Year Olds
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    The Hunger Games

    Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson

    Released2012

    Directed byGary Ross

    The Hunger Games is a 2012 American dystopian science fiction adventure film directed by Gary... more on Wikipedia
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