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The Best Movies for 13 Year Old Boys  

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

It’s not easy to keep a teenage boy’s attention for two hours. However, this list of movies for 13 year old boys may just do the trick. Save the romance movies for the girls, the best movies for teen boys are filled with fantasy, adventure, comedy, and superheroes.

Finally, these young men can watch a PG-13 movie. It’s a tough age, so what are the appropriate movies for thirteen year old boys? Some of the best superhero movies are now PG-13. Those popcorn flicks add more battle scars and intricate plot detail than their PG counterparts.

But superhero movies are not the only top films for 13 year old boys. Classic comedies like Ferris Bueller’s Day Off remains a relevant selection for any generation, and the coming of age story The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a relatable narrative for any teen.

Make your voice heard. Vote up the best films for thirteen year old boys.

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Ferris Bueller's Day Off is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies for 13 Year Old Boys
Charlie Sheen, Matthew Broderick, Jeffrey Jones
Ferris Bueller's Day Off is a 1986 American comedy film written, produced and directed by John Hughes. The film follows high school senior Ferris Bueller, who skips school and spends the day in ...more
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School of Rock is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies for 13 Year Old Boys
Sarah Silverman, Jack Black, Miranda Cosgrove
School of Rock is a 2003 American comedy film directed by Richard Linklater, written by Mike White, and starring Jack Black. The main plot follows struggling rock singer and guitarist, Dewey ...more
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The Perks of Being a Wallflowe... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies for 13 Year Old Boys
Emma Watson, Nina Dobrev, Paul Rudd
The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a 2012 American coming-of-age comedy-drama film, and an adaptation of the 1999 epistolary novel of the same name; it was written and directed by the novel's ...more
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Guardians of the Galaxy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies for 13 Year Old Boys
Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista
Guardians of the Galaxy is a 2014 American superhero film directed by James Gunn, based on the Marvel Comics superhero team. Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) forms a group of intergalactic "bad ...more
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Pacific Rim is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies for 13 Year Old Boys
Idris Elba, Charlie Hunnam, Ron Perlman
Pacific Rim is a 2013 action sci-fi film directed by Guillermo del Toro.
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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Jour... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies for 13 Year Old Boys
Cate Blanchett, Ian McKellen, Benedict Cumberbatch
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is a 2012 epic fantasy adventure film directed by Peter Jackson. It is the first installment in a three-part film adaptation based on the 1937 novel The Hobbit ...more
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The Lord of the Rings: The Fel... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies for 13 Year Old Boys
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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Transformers is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies for 13 Year Old Boys
Megan Fox, Shia LaBeouf, Odette Annable
Transformers is a 2007 American science fiction action film directed by Michael Bay, based on the toy line. An ancient struggle between two Cybertronian races, the heroic Autobots and the evil ...more
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Edge of Tomorrow is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies for 13 Year Old Boys
Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton
Edge of Tomorrow is a 2014 American military science fiction thriller film starring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt. Doug Liman directed the film. The film takes place in a future where Earth is ...more
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Divergent is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies for 13 Year Old Boys
Kate Winslet, Shailene Woodley, Ashley Judd
Divergent is a 2014 American science fiction action film directed by Neil Burger, based on the novel of the same name by Veronica Roth. The film is the first installment in The Divergent Series ...more
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The Hunger Games is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies for 13 Year Old Boys
Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth
The Hunger Games is a 2012 American dystopian science fiction adventure film directed by Gary Ross, based on the novel by Suzanne Collins. In a dystopian post-apocalyptic future in the nation of ...more
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Thor: Ragnarok is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies for 13 Year Old Boys
Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett
Thor: Ragnarok is a 2017 American superhero film directed by Taika Waititi. Four years after the events of Thor: The Dark World, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) must win a gladiatorial duel against an ...more
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Black Panther is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies for 13 Year Old Boys
Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o
Black Panther is a 2018 American superhero film, based on the Marvel Comics character, directed by Ryan Coogler. After the events of Captain America: Civil War, King T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) ...more
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Batman is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies for 13 Year Old Boys
Jack Nicholson, Kim Basinger, Michael Keaton
Batman is a 1989 American superhero film directed by Tim Burton, based on the DC Comics character. The Dark Knight of Gotham City (Michael Keaton) begins his war on crime with his first major ...more
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Batman Begins is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies for 13 Year Old Boys
Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Liam Neeson
Batman Begins is a 2005 superhero film directed by Christopher Nolan, based on the DC Comics character. After training with his mentor (Liam Neeson), Batman (Christian Bale) begins his fight to ...more
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Cast Away is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies for 13 Year Old Boys
Tom Hanks, Helen Hunt, Chris Noth
Cast Away is a 2000 American adventure drama film directed and produced by Robert Zemeckis and starring Tom Hanks as a FedEx employee stranded on an uninhabited island after his plane accident ...more
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Iron Man is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies for 13 Year Old Boys
Robert Downey Jr., Terrence Howard, Jeff Bridges
Iron Man is a 2008 American superhero film directed by Jon Favreau, based on the Marvel Comics character. After being held captive in an Afghan cave, billionaire engineer Tony Stark (Robert ...more
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Weird Science is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies for 13 Year Old Boys
Robert Downey Jr., Kelly LeBrock, Bill Paxton
Weird Science is a 1985 American teen sci-fi comedy film written and directed by John Hughes and starring Anthony Michael Hall, Ilan Mitchell-Smith, and Kelly LeBrock. The film's producer, Joel ...more
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Sherlock Holmes is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies for 13 Year Old Boys
Rachel McAdams, Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law
Sherlock Holmes is a 2009 British–American action mystery film based on the character of the same name created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The film was directed by Guy Ritchie. In the film, ...more
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The Avengers is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies for 13 Year Old Boys
Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo
Marvel's The Avengers is a 2012 American superhero film directed by Joss Whedon, based on the Marvel Comics superhero team. Earth's mightiest heroes must come together and learn to fight as a ...more
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The Amazing Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies for 13 Year Old Boys
Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans
The Amazing Spider-Man is a 2012 American superhero film directed by Marc Webb, based on the Marvel Comics character. After Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) is bitten by a genetically altered ...more
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The Way, Way Back is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies for 13 Year Old Boys
Steve Carell, Amanda Peet, AnnaSophia Robb
The Way, Way Back is a 2013 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Nat Faxon and Jim Rash in their directorial debut. The film stars Liam James, Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Allison ...more
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Anchorman: The Legend of Ron B... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies for 13 Year Old Boys
Christina Applegate, Will Ferrell, Ben Stiller
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, or simply Anchorman, is a 2004 comedy film directed by Adam McKay, produced by Judd Apatow, starring Will Ferrell, and written by McKay and Ferrell. The ...more
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Austin Powers: International M... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies for 13 Year Old Boys
Elizabeth Hurley, Will Ferrell, Carrie Fisher
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery is a 1997 American action comedy film and the first installment of the Austin Powers series. It was directed by Jay Roach and written by Mike Myers, ...more
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Jurassic Park is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies for 13 Year Old Boys
Samuel L. Jackson, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough
Jurassic Park is a 1993 American science fiction adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg. It is the first installment of the Jurassic Park franchise. It is based on the 1990 novel of the ...more