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The Best PG-13 Action Movies

Updated October 10, 2020 56.2k votes 4.7k voters 346.1k views262 items

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Here is an action-packed list of PG-13 action movies, ranked from best to worst with votes from users just like you. 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 without profanity for the most part. 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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  • 1
    Avengers: Infinity War is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Movies
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    Avengers: Infinity War

    Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth

    Released2018

    Directed byAnthony Russo, Joe Russo

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  • 2
    The Avengers is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Movies
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    The Avengers

    Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans

    Released2012

    Directed byJoss Whedon

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  • 3
    Jurassic Park is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Movies
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    Jurassic Park

    Samuel L. Jackson, Jeff Goldblum

    Released1993

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

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  • 4
    Captain America: The First Ave is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Movies
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    Captain America: The First Avenger

    Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Evans

    Released2011

    Directed byJoe Johnston

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  • 5
    Guardians of the Galaxy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Movies
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    Guardians of the Galaxy

    Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana

    Released2014

    Directed byJames Gunn

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  • 6
    Thor: Ragnarok is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Movies
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    Thor: Ragnarok

    Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston

    Released2017

    Directed byTaika Waititi

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  • 7
    The Dark Knight is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Movies
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    The Dark Knight

    Christian Bale, Michael Caine

    Released2008

    Directed byChristopher Nolan

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  • 8
    Iron Man is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Movies
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    Iron Man

    Robert Downey Jr., Terrence Howard

    Released2008

    Directed byJon Favreau filmography

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  • 9
    Indiana Jones and the Last Cru is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Movies
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    Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

    Harrison Ford, Sean Connery

    Released1989

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

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  • 10
    Avengers: Endgame is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Movies
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    Avengers: Endgame

    Robert Downey Jr, Josh Brolin

    Released2019

    Directed byAnthony Russo, Joe Russo

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  • 11
    Thor is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Movies
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    Thor

    Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman

    Released2011

    Directed byKenneth Branagh

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  • 12
    The Bourne Identity is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Movies
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    The Bourne Identity

    Matt Damon, Clive Owen

    Released2002

    Directed byDoug Liman

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  • 13
    Batman Begins is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Movies
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    Batman Begins

    Christian Bale, Michael Caine

    Released2005

    Directed byChristopher Nolan

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  • 14
    Pirates of the Caribbean: The  is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Movies

    Released2003

    Directed byGore Verbinski

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  • 15
    Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Movies
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    Spider-Man

    Tobey Maguire, Willem Dafoe

    Released2002

    Directed bySam Raimi

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  • 16
    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Movies
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    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

    Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana

    Released2017

    Directed byJames Gunn

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  • 17
    The Lord of the Rings: The Fel is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Movies
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    Released2001

    Directed byPeter Jackson

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  • 18
    The Lord of the Rings: The Ret is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Movies
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    Released2003

    Directed byPeter Jackson

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  • 19
    The Lord of the Rings: The Two is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Movies
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    The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

    Cate Blanchett, Ian McKellen

    Released2002

    Directed byPeter Jackson

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  • 20
    Inception is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Movies
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    Inception

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy

    Released2010

    Directed byChristopher Nolan

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  • 21
    Black Panther is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Movies
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    Black Panther

    Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan

    Released2018

    Directed byRyan Coogler

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  • 22
    Iron Man 3 is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Movies
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    Iron Man 3

    Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Downey Jr.

    Released2013

    Directed byShane Black

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  • 23
    Iron Man 2 is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Movies
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    Iron Man 2

    Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow

    Released2010

    Directed byJon Favreau filmography

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  • 24
    Ant-Man is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Movies
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    Ant-Man

    Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas

    Released2015

    Directed byPeyton Reed

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    X-Men is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Movies
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    X-Men

    Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman

    Released2000

    Directed byBryan Singer

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