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The Best Fantasy Movies for 13 Year Olds 

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Updated August 12, 2019 2.1k votes 152 voters 38 items

List Rules Vote up the best fantasy movies for thirteen year old teens to watch. No R-Rated movies please.

Finally, a young person can officially watch a PG-13 movie once they turn from 12 to teen. What fantasy movies should 13 year olds watch? It’s a tough age, not a kid anymore, but not quite an adult. Here are the best fantasy films for 13 year olds.

Appropriate fantasy films are purely mystical, they don’t have to follow the same rules that are inherent in the science fiction genre (although the two genres do blend quite well together.) They just need to take a spectator to a place of awe and wonder. Fantasy movies are the ultimate escape, a place to dream and let our imaginations run wild. The laws of science be damned!

Avatar, Lord of the Rings, and Twilight are just a few of the top fantasy films for teenagers. Let us know what you think. Which do you think are the best fantasy films for 13 year olds? Vote up the movies you love the most. Did we miss any good fantasy movies? Go ahead and add it to the list.

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Shazam! is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Fantasy Movies for 13 Year Olds
Zachary Levi, Mark Strong, Jack Dylan Grazer

Released: 2019

Directed by: David F. Sandberg

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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Star Wars: The Force Awa... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Fantasy Movies for 13 Year Olds
Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill

Released: 2015

Directed by: J.J. Abrams

Star Wars: The Force Awakens 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. ...more
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Fantasy Movies for 13 Year Olds
Star Wars: The Last Jedi Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver

Directed by: Rian Johnson

This film is a 2017 American epic space opera film written and directed by Rian Johnson. Having taken her first steps into the Jedi world, Rey (Daisy Ridley) joins Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) ...more
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Avatar is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Fantasy Movies for 13 Year Olds
Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Michelle Rodriguez

Released: 2009

Directed by: James Cameron

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
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The Lord of the Rings: T... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Fantasy Movies for 13 Year Olds
Cate Blanchett, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler

Released: 2001

Directed by: Peter Jackson

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: T... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Fantasy Movies for 13 Year Olds
Cate Blanchett, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler

Released: 2003

Directed by: Peter Jackson

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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The Lord of the Rings: T... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Fantasy Movies for 13 Year Olds
Cate Blanchett, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler

Released: 2002

Directed by: Peter Jackson

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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Edward Scissorhands is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Fantasy Movies for 13 Year Olds
Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, Vincent Price

Released: 1990

Directed by: Tim Burton

Edward Scissorhands is a 1990 American romantic dark fantasy film directed by Tim Burton. An artificial man (Johnny Depp), who was incompletely constructed and has scissors for hands, leads a ...more
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Wonder Woman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Fantasy Movies for 13 Year Olds
Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright

Released: 2017

Directed by: Patty Jenkins

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 Hobbit: The Battle o... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Fantasy Movies for 13 Year Olds
Cate Blanchett, Evangeline Lilly, Ian McKellen

Released: 2014

Directed by: Peter Jackson

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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Pirates of the Caribbean... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Fantasy Movies for 13 Year Olds
Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley, Zoe Saldana

Released: 2003

Directed by: Gore Verbinski

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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Tomb Raider is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Fantasy Movies for 13 Year Olds
Alicia Vikander, Dominic West, Walton Goggins

Directed by: Roar Uthaug

Tomb Raider is a 2018 American action adventure film directed by Roar Uthaug. Lara Croft (Alicia Vikander), the fiercely independent daughter of a missing adventurer, must push herself beyond ...more
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The Mummy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Fantasy Movies for 13 Year Olds
Rachel Weisz, Brendan Fraser, Patricia Velásquez

Released: 1999

Directed by: Stephen Sommers

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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Wizards is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Fantasy Movies for 13 Year Olds
Mark Hamill, Ralph Bakshi, David Proval

Released: 1977

Directed by: Ralph Bakshi

Wizards is a 1977 American animated post-apocalyptic science fantasy film about the battle between two wizards, one representing the forces of magic and one representing the forces of industrial ...more
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Fantastic Beasts and Whe... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Fantasy Movies for 13 Year Olds
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander, with Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler

Released: 2016

Directed by: David Yates

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is a 2016 fantasy film directed by David Yates, based on the 2001 book by J. K. Rowling. The adventures of writer Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) in New ...more
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Hellboy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Fantasy Movies for 13 Year Olds
John Hurt, Selma Blair, Ron Perlman

Released: 2004

Directed by: Guillermo del Toro

Hellboy is a 2004 American supernatural superhero film, starring Ron Perlman and directed by Guillermo del Toro. The film is loosely based on the Dark Horse Comics graphic novel Hellboy: Seed of ...more
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Fire and Ice is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Fantasy Movies for 13 Year Olds
Susan Tyrrell, Maggie Roswell, Stephen Mendel

Released: 1983

Directed by: Ralph Bakshi

Fire and Ice is a 1983 American animated adventure-fantasy film directed by Ralph Bakshi. The film, a collaboration between Bakshi and Frank Frazetta, was distributed by 20th Century Fox, which ...more
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Hellboy II: The Golden A... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Fantasy Movies for 13 Year Olds
John Hurt, Seth MacFarlane, Jimmy Kimmel

Released: 2008

Directed by: Guillermo del Toro

Hellboy II: The Golden Army is a 2008 American supernatural superhero film based on the fictional character Hellboy created by Mike Mignola. The movie was written and directed by Guillermo del ...more
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Aquaman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Fantasy Movies for 13 Year Olds
Aquaman Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Patrick Wilson

Released: 2018

Directed by: James Wan

Aquaman is a 2018 American superhero film, based on the DC Comics character, directed by James Wan. The ruler of Atlantis, Arthur Curry (Jason Momoa) is caught between land dwellers that are ...more
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Solo: A Star Wars Story ... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Fantasy Movies for 13 Year Olds
Solo: A Star Wars Story Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke

Released: 2018

Directed by: Ron Howard

This film is a 2018 American space Western film directed by Ron Howard. Before joining the Rebellion, a young Han Solo (Alden Ehrenreich) has adventures with his Wookiee partner Chewbacca, and ...more
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Doctor Strange is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Fantasy Movies for 13 Year Olds
Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams

Released: 2016

Directed by: Scott Derrickson

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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Snow White and the Hunts... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Fantasy Movies for 13 Year Olds
Charlize Theron, Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth

Released: 2012

Directed by: Rupert Sanders

Snow White and the Huntsman is a 2012 American dark fantasy action film based on the German fairy tale "Snow White" compiled by the Brothers Grimm. In the film's retelling of the tale, ...more
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Harry Potter and the Dea... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Fantasy Movies for 13 Year Olds
Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, Helena Bonham Carter

Released: 2010

Directed by: David Yates

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 is a 2010 fantasy film directed by David Yates and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. It is the first of two cinematic parts based on the novel ...more
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Harry Potter and the Ord... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Fantasy Movies for 13 Year Olds
Emma Watson, Robert Pattinson, Daniel Radcliffe

Released: 2007

Directed by: David Yates

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is a 2007 fantasy film directed by David Yates and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. It is based on the novel of the same name by J. K. Rowling. The ...more
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Kong: Skull Island is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Fantasy Movies for 13 Year Olds
Kong: Skull Island Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, John Goodman

Directed by: Jordan Vogt-Roberts

Kong: Skull Island is a 2017 American monster film directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts. The film is a reboot of the King Kong franchise and will serve as the second film in Legendary's Godzilla–Kong ...more