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The Best Fantasy Movies for 13 Year Olds

Updated August 12, 2019 2.9k votes 152 voters38 items

List RulesVote 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
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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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    Star Wars: The Force Awakens is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Fantasy 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
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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
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    Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher

    Directed byRian Johnson

    This film is a 2017 American epic space opera film written and directed by Rian Johnson.... more on Wikipedia
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    Avatar is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Fantasy 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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    The Lord of the Rings: The Ret is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Fantasy 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 Lord of the Rings: The Fel is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Fantasy 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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    The Lord of the Rings: The Two is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Fantasy 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
  • 8
    Edward Scissorhands is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Fantasy Movies for 13 Year Olds
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    Edward Scissorhands

    Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder

    Released1990

    Directed byTim Burton

    Edward Scissorhands is a 1990 American romantic dark fantasy film directed by Tim Burton. An... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Wonder Woman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Fantasy 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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    The Hobbit: The Battle of the  is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Fantasy 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
  • 11
    Pirates of the Caribbean: The  is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Fantasy 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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    Tomb Raider is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Fantasy Movies for 13 Year Olds
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    Tomb Raider

    Alicia Vikander, Dominic West

    Directed byRoar Uthaug

    Tomb Raider is a 2018 American action adventure film directed by Roar Uthaug. Lara Croft... more on Wikipedia
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    The Mummy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Fantasy Movies for 13 Year Olds
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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
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    Wizards is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Fantasy Movies for 13 Year Olds
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    Wizards

    Mark Hamill, Ralph Bakshi

    Released1977

    Directed byRalph Bakshi

    Wizards is a 1977 American animated post-apocalyptic science fantasy film about the battle... more on Wikipedia
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    Fantastic Beasts and Where to  is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Fantasy Movies for 13 Year Olds
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    Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

    Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander, with Katherine Waterston

    Released2016

    Directed byDavid Yates

    Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is a 2016 fantasy film directed by David Yates, based... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Hellboy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Fantasy Movies for 13 Year Olds
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    Hellboy

    John Hurt, Selma Blair

    Released2004

    Directed byGuillermo del Toro

    Hellboy is a 2004 American supernatural superhero film, starring Ron Perlman and directed by... more on Wikipedia
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    Fire and Ice is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Fantasy Movies for 13 Year Olds
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    Fire and Ice

    Susan Tyrrell, Maggie Roswell

    Released1983

    Directed byRalph Bakshi

    Fire and Ice is a 1983 American animated adventure-fantasy film directed by Ralph Bakshi. The... more on Wikipedia
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    Hellboy II: The Golden Army is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Fantasy Movies for 13 Year Olds
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    Hellboy II: The Golden Army

    John Hurt, Seth MacFarlane

    Released2008

    Directed byGuillermo del Toro

    Hellboy II: The Golden Army is a 2008 American supernatural superhero film based on the... more on Wikipedia
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    Solo: A Star Wars Story is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Fantasy 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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    Aquaman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Fantasy Movies for 13 Year Olds
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    Aquaman

    Jason Momoa, Amber Heard

    Released2018

    Directed byJames Wan

    Aquaman is a 2018 American superhero film, based on the DC Comics character, directed by James... more on Wikipedia
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    Snow White and the Huntsman is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Fantasy Movies for 13 Year Olds
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    Snow White and the Huntsman

    Charlize Theron, Kristen Stewart

    Released2012

    Directed byRupert Sanders

    Snow White and the Huntsman is a 2012 American dark fantasy action film based on the German... more on Wikipedia
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    13 Going on 30 is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Fantasy Movies for 13 Year Olds
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    13 Going on 30

    Jennifer Garner, Ashley Benson

    Released2004

    Directed byGary Winick

    13 Going on 30 is a 2004 American romantic comedy fantasy film written by Josh Goldsmith and... more on Wikipedia
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    Doctor Strange is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Fantasy Movies for 13 Year Olds
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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
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    Harry Potter and the Deathly H is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Fantasy Movies for 13 Year Olds
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    Released2010

    Directed byDavid Yates

    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 is a 2010 fantasy film directed by David Yates... more on Wikipedia
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    Harry Potter and the Order of  is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Fantasy Movies for 13 Year Olds
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    Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

    Emma Watson, Robert Pattinson

    Released2007

    Directed byDavid Yates

    Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is a 2007 fantasy film directed by David Yates and... more on Wikipedia
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