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The Best PG-13 Action Movies 

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A list of PG-13 action movies, ranked from best to worst with movie trailers or clips when available. These action movies are rated PG-13, so if you want to take a more broad look at the genre, including all ratings, then check out the Best Action Movies of All Time. You can also find your favorite action movies that are streaming on Netflix and Amazon Prime.

PG-13 action movies are basically your average blockbuster action movie at this point. These action movies are all cleaned up and usually fine for the whole family to watch. The "13" part of the good PG-13 movie is really dying because a lot of these movies, most of them now, are marketed directly to kids. But sometimes there's blood and people get hurt and here we are. So if you're looking for family friendly action movies, you're in the right place to find the best adventure for your family.

Anyway, this list takes the best PG-13 action movies and pits them against each other to see once and for all what the greatest PG13 Action movie of all time is. This list of popular PG-13 action movies includes who directed the film, when it was released and which actors starred in the movie. If you think your top PG-13 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 PG-13 Action films on this list. If you're trying to find a specific PG-13 Action film you can search this list and filter to find what you're looking for. Maybe you're looking for a different movie. That's the great thing about PG-13 Actioners... they're great for (almost) the whole family!

If you're trying to find out "What are some good PG-13 action movies?" and "What are the most famous PG-13 action movies?" then this list is the perfect resource for you. Use this list if you're looking for some new action movies that are rated PG-13. Between Netflix, Hulu and other services there are thousands of great action movies rated PG-13, so get out there and start watching.

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Among those that have directed a Action PG-13 movie are Clint Eastwood and Kevin Costner.

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The Avengers is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Movies
Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo

Released: 2012

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The Dark Knight is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Movies
Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Heath Ledger

Released: 2008

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Guardians of the Galaxy ... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Movies
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Iron Man is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Movies
Robert Downey Jr., Terrence Howard, Jeff Bridges

Released: 2008

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Jurassic Park is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Movies
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Released: 1993

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Released: 2018

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Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Evans, Tommy Lee Jones

Released: 2011

Directed by: Joe Johnston

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Cate Blanchett, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler

Released: 2003

Directed by: Peter Jackson

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Thor is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Movies
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Released: 2011

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Batman Begins is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Movies
Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Liam Neeson

Released: 2005

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

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Tobey Maguire, Willem Dafoe, Kirsten Dunst

Released: 2002

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Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, River Phoenix

Released: 1989

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Cate Blanchett, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler

Released: 2001

Directed by: Peter Jackson

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Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley, Zoe Saldana

Released: 2003

Directed by: Gore Verbinski

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Matt Damon, Clive Owen, Julia Stiles

Released: 2002

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Released: 2017

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Robert Downey Jr, Josh Brolin, Mark Ruffalo

Released: 2019

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Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman, Anna Paquin

Released: 2000

Directed by: Bryan Singer

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Jennifer Lawrence, Hugh Jackman, Michael Fassbender

Released: 2011

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Released: 2009

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Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle

Released: 2010

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