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The Best Movies for 13 Year Old Boys 

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Updated April 24, 2019 72 votes 10 voters 31 items

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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School of Rock is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies for 13 Year Old Boys
Sarah Silverman, Jack Black, Miranda Cosgrove

Released: 2003

Directed by: Richard Linklater

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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Ferris Bueller's Day Off... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies for 13 Year Old Boys
Charlie Sheen, Matthew Broderick, Jeffrey Jones

Released: 1986

Directed by: John Hughes

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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Anchorman: The Legend of... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies for 13 Year Old Boys
Christina Applegate, Will Ferrell, Ben Stiller

Released: 2004

Directed by: Adam McKay

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: Internati... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies for 13 Year Old Boys
Elizabeth Hurley, Will Ferrell, Carrie Fisher

Released: 1997

Directed by: Jay Roach

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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Batman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies for 13 Year Old Boys
Jack Nicholson, Kim Basinger, Michael Keaton

Released: 1989

Directed by: Tim Burton

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) 6 on the list The Best Movies for 13 Year Old Boys
Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Liam Neeson

Released: 2005

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

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) 7 on the list The Best Movies for 13 Year Old Boys
Tom Hanks, Helen Hunt, Chris Noth

Released: 2000

Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

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) 8 on the list The Best Movies for 13 Year Old Boys
Robert Downey Jr., Terrence Howard, Jeff Bridges

Released: 2008

Directed by: Jon Favreau filmography

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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Jurassic Park is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies for 13 Year Old Boys
Samuel L. Jackson, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough

Released: 1993

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

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
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The Lord of the Rings: T... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies for 13 Year Old Boys
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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Transformers is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies for 13 Year Old Boys
Megan Fox, Shia LaBeouf, Odette Annable

Released: 2007

Directed by: Michael Bay

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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Weird Science is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies for 13 Year Old Boys
Robert Downey Jr., Kelly LeBrock, Bill Paxton

Released: 1985

Directed by: John Hughes

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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When a Stranger Calls is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies for 13 Year Old Boys
Camilla Belle, Katie Cassidy, Tessa Thompson

Released: 2006

Directed by: Simon West

When a Stranger Calls is a 2006 American horror thriller film directed by Simon West and written by Jake Wade Wall. The film stars Camilla Belle, Tommy Flanagan, Katie Cassidy and Clark Gregg. ...more
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Sherlock Holmes is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies for 13 Year Old Boys
Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Rachel McAdams

Released: 2009

Directed by: Guy Ritchie

Sherlock Holmes is a 2009 period mystery action film directed by Guy Ritchie, based on the character created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Detective Sherlock Holmes (Robert Downey Jr.) and his ...more
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The Avengers is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies for 13 Year Old Boys
Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo

Released: 2012

Directed by: Joss Whedon

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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X-Men: First Class is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies for 13 Year Old Boys
Jennifer Lawrence, Hugh Jackman, Michael Fassbender

Released: 2011

Directed by: Matthew Vaughn

X-Men: First Class is a 2011 American superhero film, based on the X-Men characters appearing in Marvel Comics. It is the fifth installment in the X-Men film series. It serves as a prequel to ...more
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The Fast and the Furious... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies for 13 Year Old Boys
Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster

Released: 2001

Directed by: Rob Cohen

The Fast and the Furious is a 2001 American street racing action film directed by Rob Cohen and starring Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez and Jordana Brewster. The film is the first ...more
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The Amazing Spider-Man ... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies for 13 Year Old Boys
Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans

Released: 2012

Directed by: Marc Webb

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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Pacific Rim is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies for 13 Year Old Boys
Idris Elba, Charlie Hunnam, Ron Perlman

Released: 2013

Directed by: Guillermo del Toro

Pacific Rim is a 2013 action sci-fi film directed by Guillermo del Toro.
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The Perks of Being a Wal... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies for 13 Year Old Boys
Emma Watson, Nina Dobrev, Paul Rudd

Released: 2012

Directed by: Stephen Chbosky

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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Edge of Tomorrow is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies for 13 Year Old Boys
Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton

Released: 2014

Directed by: Doug Liman

Edge of Tomorrow is a 2014 American military science fiction thriller film directed by Doug Liman. A soldier (Tom Cruise) on the front lines of a civilization-ending alien threat finds himself ...more
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Indiana Jones and the La... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies for 13 Year Old Boys
Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, River Phoenix

Released: 1989

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade is a 1989 American adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg, from a story co-written by executive producer George Lucas. It is the third installment in the ...more
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The Hobbit: An Unexpecte... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies for 13 Year Old Boys
Cate Blanchett, Ian McKellen, Benedict Cumberbatch

Released: 2012

Directed by: Peter Jackson

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 Way, Way Back is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies for 13 Year Old Boys
Steve Carell, Amanda Peet, AnnaSophia Robb

Released: 2013

Directed by: Jim Rash, Nat Faxon

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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Guardians of the Galaxy ... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies for 13 Year Old Boys
Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista

Released: 2014

Directed by: James Gunn

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