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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. 

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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Guardians of the Galaxy ... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Movies
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Iron Man is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Movies
Robert Downey Jr., Terrence Howard, Jeff Bridges
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The Lord of the Rings: T... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Movies
Cate Blanchett, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler
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Avatar is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Movies
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The Dark Knight is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Movies
Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Heath Ledger
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Avengers: Infinity War ... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Movies
Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo
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The Avengers is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Movies
Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo
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Batman Begins is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Movies
Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Liam Neeson
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The Lord of the Rings: T... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Movies
Cate Blanchett, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler
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Jurassic Park is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Movies
Samuel L. Jackson, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough
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Thor is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Movies
Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston
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Thor: Ragnarok is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Movies
Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett
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Inception is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Movies
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Captain America: The Fir... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Movies
Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Evans, Tommy Lee Jones
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The Lord of the Rings: T... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Movies
Cate Blanchett, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler
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The Dark Knight Rises is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Movies
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The Bourne Identity is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Movies
Matt Damon, Clive Owen, Julia Stiles
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Spider-Man 2 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Movies
Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco
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Indiana Jones and the La... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Movies
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Tobey Maguire, Willem Dafoe, Kirsten Dunst
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Sherlock Holmes is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Movies
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Pirates of the Caribbean... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Movies
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Black Panther is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Movies
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X-Men is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Movies
Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman, Anna Paquin
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