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The Best G-Rated Action Movies 

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List of G-Rated action movies, ranked from best to worst with movie trailers when available. This list takes the best G-Rated action movies and pits them against each other to see once and for all what the greatest G-Rated Action movie of all time is. This list of popular G-Rated action movies includes information like who directed the film, when it was released and which actors starred in the movie. If you think the top G-Rated Action movie isn't as high as it should be then be sure to vote it up so it can take its rightful place among the other great G-Rated Action films on this list. If you're trying to find a specific G-Rated Action film you can search this list and filter to find what you're looking for.

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What kind of directors have worked on Action G movies in the past? William Wyler and Kinji Fukasaku both have, as have other great directors.

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Sean Connery, John Wayne, Richard Burton

Released: 1962

Directed by: Darryl F. Zanuck, Ken Annakin, Bernhard Wicki, Andrew Marton, Gerd Oswald

The Longest Day is a 1962 film based on the 1959 history book The Longest Day by Cornelius Ryan, about D-Day, the Normandy landings on June 6, 1944, during WWII. The film was produced by Darryl ...more

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Yvette Mimieux, Rod Taylor, Alan Young

Released: 1960

Directed by: George Pal

The Time Machine – also known promotionally as H.G. Wells' The Time Machine – is a 1960 Metrocolor time travel science fiction film based on the 1895 novel of the same name by H. G. Wells in ...more

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John Wayne, Merlin Olsen, Rock Hudson

Released: 1969

Directed by: Andrew V. McLaglen

The Undefeated is a 1969 American Western film directed by Andrew V. McLaglen and John Wayne and starring John Wayne and Rock Hudson. The film portrays events surrounding the French Intervention ...more

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Frank Sinatra, Shirley MacLaine, Marlene Dietrich

Released: 1956

Directed by: Michael Anderson

Around the World in 80 Days is a 1956 Technicolor epic action adventure comedy film starring David Niven and Cantinflas, produced by the Michael Todd Company and released by United Artists. The ...more

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Michael Caine, Benny Hill, Noël Coward

Released: 1969

Directed by: Peter Collinson

The Italian Job is a 1969 British caper film, written by Troy Kennedy Martin, produced by Michael Deeley and directed by Peter Collinson. Subsequent television showings and releases on video ...more

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Michael Caine, Laurence Olivier, Christopher Plummer

Released: 1969

Directed by: Guy Hamilton

Battle of Britain is a1969 action film directed by Guy Hamilton.

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Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowall, Linda Harrison

Released: 1970

Directed by: Ted Post

Beneath the Planet of the Apes is a 1970 American science fiction film directed by Ted Post and written by Paul Dehn. It is the second of five films in the original Planet of the Apes series ...more

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Sean Connery, Claudia Cardinale, Peter Finch

Released: 1969

Directed by: Mikhail Kalatozov

The Red Tent is a joint Soviet/Italian 1969 film directed by Mikhail Kalatozov. The film is based on the story of the mission to rescue Umberto Nobile and the other survivors of the crash of the ...more
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Brian Keith, Sal Mineo, Maximilian Schell

Released: 1969

Directed by: Bernard L. Kowalski

Krakatoa, East of Java is a 1969 American disaster film starring Maximilian Schell and Brian Keith. The film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects. During the 1970s, the ...more
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Noble Johnson, Matt Moore, Joseph W. Girard

Released: 1916

Directed by: Stuart Paton

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea is a 1916 silent film directed by Stuart Paton. The film's storyline is based on the novel Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne. It also incorporates ...more
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Jane Seymour, Patrick Troughton, Patrick Wayne

Released: 1977

Directed by: Sam Wanamaker

Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger is a 1977 British fantasy film, the third and final Sinbad film that Ray Harryhausen made for Columbia Pictures after The 7th Voyage of Sinbad and The Golden ...more
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Lindsay Lohan, Anna Faris, Michael Keaton

Released: 2005

Directed by: Angela Robinson

Herbie: Fully Loaded is a 2005 American comedy film directed by Angela Robinson and produced by Robert Simonds for Walt Disney Pictures. It stars Lindsay Lohan as the youngest member of an ...more

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Angela Lansbury, Danny Kaye, Basil Rathbone

Released: 1956

Directed by: Norman Panama, Melvin Frank

The Court Jester is a 1955 musical-comedy film starring Danny Kaye, Glynis Johns, Basil Rathbone, Angela Lansbury and Cecil Parker. The movie was co-written, co-directed, and co-produced by ...more

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John Wayne, Ben Johnson, Forrest Tucker

Released: 1970

Directed by: Andrew V. McLaglen

Chisum is a 1970 Warner Bros. Technicolor Western film starring John Wayne. The large cast also includes Forrest Tucker, Christopher George, Ben Johnson, Glenn Corbett, Geoffrey Deuel, Andrew ...more

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James Garner, Suzanne Pleshette, Joan Blondell

Released: 1971

Directed by: Burt Kennedy

Support Your Local Gunfighter is a 1971 comic western film starring James Garner, directed by Burt Kennedy, and written by James Edward Grant. The film shares many cast and crew members and plot ...more

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Robert Mitchum, Angie Dickinson, David Carradine

Released: 1969

Directed by: Burt Kennedy

Young Billy Young is a 1969 western movie starring Robert Mitchum and featuring Angie Dickinson, Robert Walker, Jr., David Carradine, Jack Kelly, Deana Martin and Paul Fix. The film was written ...more
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Mickey Rooney, Spencer Tracy, Buster Keaton

Released: 1963

Directed by: Stanley Kramer

It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World is a 1963 American epic comedy film produced and directed by Stanley Kramer and starring Spencer Tracy with an all-star cast, about the madcap pursuit of $350,000 ...more

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Douglas Fairbanks, Wallace Beery, Alan Hale

Released: 1922

Directed by: Allan Dwan

Robin Hood, starring Douglas Fairbanks and Wallace Beery, is the first motion picture ever to have a Hollywood premiere, held at Grauman's Egyptian Theatre on October 18, 1922. The movie's full ...more
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Paul Frees, Mie Hama, Hideyo Amamoto

Released: 1967

Directed by: Ishirō Honda

King Kong Escapes, . Directed by Ishiro Honda and featuring special effects by Eiji Tsuburaya, the film starred both American actors (such as Rhodes Reason and Linda Miller) alongside Japanese ...more
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John Huston, John Landis, Roddy McDowall

Released: 1973

Directed by: J. Lee Thompson

Battle for the Planet of the Apes is a 1973 science fiction film directed by J. Lee Thompson. It is the fifth and final entry in the original Planet of the Apes series produced by Arthur P. ...more

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James Garner, Bruce Dern, Walter Brennan

Released: 1969

Directed by: Burt Kennedy

Support Your Local Sheriff! is a 1969 American Technicolor comedic western film distributed by United Artists, directed by Burt Kennedy, written by William Bowers, and starring James Garner, ...more

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#88 of 396 The Best Western Movies Ever Made #23 of 47 The Greatest Western Movies of the 1960s

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Gregory Peck, Eva Marie Saint, Robert Forster

Released: 1968

Directed by: Robert Mulligan

The Stalking Moon is a 1968 western film in Technicolor starring Gregory Peck and Eva Marie Saint. It is directed by Robert Mulligan and based on the novel of the same name by T.V. Olsen.
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Orson Welles, Christopher Plummer, Rod Steiger

Released: 1970

Directed by: Sergei Bondarchuk

Waterloo is a 1970 Soviet-Italian film directed by Sergei Bondarchuk and produced by Dino De Laurentiis. It depicts the story of the preliminary events and the Battle of Waterloo, and is famous ...more

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Frank Welker, Clancy Brown, John Mahoney

Released: 2003

Directed by: Tad Stones, Victor Cook, Toby Shelton

Atlantis: Milo's Return, released in 2003, is Disney's twentieth animated direct-to-video sequel. It is a sequel to the 2001 animated film Atlantis: The Lost Empire. Originally, Disney was ...more
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Francesca Annis, Pamela Franklin, Luke Halpin

Released: 1964

Directed by: Leon Benson

Flipper's New Adventure is an American feature film released on June 24, 1964 by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, written by Art Arthur, and directed by Leon Benson. It was a sequel to the 1963 film, ...more