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The Best Fantasy Movies for 13 Year Olds  

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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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Alita: Battle Angel is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Fantasy Movies for 13 Year Olds
dontyouwish added Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Connelly
Alita: Battle Angel is a 2019 American science fiction action film directed by Robert Rodriguez, based on the manga by Yukito Kishiro. After being revived by Dr. Dyson Ido (Christoph Waltz), ...more
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Shazam! is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Fantasy 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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Avatar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Fantasy 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
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Star Wars: Episode VII - The F... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Fantasy 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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Star Wars: Episode VIII - The ... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Fantasy Movies for 13 Year Olds
Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver
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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The Lord of the Rings: The Fel... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Fantasy 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 Ret... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Fantasy 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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Edward Scissorhands is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Fantasy Movies for 13 Year Olds
Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, Vincent Price
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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The Lord of the Rings: The Two... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Fantasy 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 Hobbit: The Battle of the ... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Fantasy 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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Wonder Woman is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Fantasy 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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Pirates of the Caribbean: The ... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Fantasy 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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The Mummy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Fantasy 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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Fire and Ice is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Fantasy Movies for 13 Year Olds
Susan Tyrrell, Maggie Roswell, Stephen Mendel
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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Wizards is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Fantasy Movies for 13 Year Olds
Mark Hamill, Ralph Bakshi, David Proval
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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Snow White and the Huntsman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Fantasy Movies for 13 Year Olds
Charlize Theron, Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth
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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Tomb Raider is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Fantasy Movies for 13 Year Olds
Alicia Vikander, Dominic West, Walton Goggins
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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Fantastic Beasts and Where to ... is listed (or ranked) 18 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
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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Upside Down is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Fantasy Movies for 13 Year Olds
Kirsten Dunst, Jim Sturgess, Larry Day
Upside Down is a 2012 Canadian-French romantic science fiction film written and directed by Juan Diego Solanas, starring Jim Sturgess and Kirsten Dunst.
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Kong: Skull Island is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Fantasy Movies for 13 Year Olds
Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, John Goodman
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
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Solo: A Star Wars Story is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Fantasy Movies for 13 Year Olds
Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke
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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Hellboy is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Fantasy Movies for 13 Year Olds
John Hurt, Selma Blair, Ron Perlman
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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Mortal Engines is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Fantasy 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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Hellboy II: The Golden Army is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Fantasy Movies for 13 Year Olds
John Hurt, Seth MacFarlane, Jimmy Kimmel
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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17 Again is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Fantasy Movies for 13 Year Olds
Zac Efron, Michelle Trachtenberg, Matthew Perry
17 Again is a 2009 American comedy film directed by Burr Steers. The film follows 37-year-old Mike who becomes a 17-year-old high school student after a chance incident. The film also features ...more