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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 Instant 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 movies like The Dark Knight, Inception, or The Avengers. 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 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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Guardians of the Galaxy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Movies
but chickens double d added 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 criminals ...more

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Iron Man is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Movies
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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The Dark Knight is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Movies
Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Heath Ledger The Dark Knight is a 2008 superhero film directed by Christopher Nolan, based on the DC Comics character. Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale), Police Lieutenant James Gordon (Gary Oldman) and District ...more

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

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Captain America: The First Ave... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Movies
Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Evans, Tommy Lee Jones Captain America: The First Avenger is a 2011 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character Captain America, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Paramount Pictures. It is ...more

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372 152
Thor is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Movies
Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston Thor is a 2011 American superhero film directed by Kenneth Branagh, based on the Marvel Comics character. The powerful, but arrogant god Thor (Chris Hemsworth), is cast out of Asgard to live ...more

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365 175
Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Movies
Tobey Maguire, Willem Dafoe, Kirsten Dunst Spider-Man is a 2002 American superhero film directed by Sam Raimi, based on the Marvel Comics character. When bitten by a genetically modified spider, Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire), a nerdy, ...more

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Avengers: Infinity War is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Movies
Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo Avengers: Infinity War is a 2018 American superhero film directed by Anthony and Joe Russo. Torn apart after the events of Captain America: Civil War, the Avengers join forces with the Guardians ...more

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426 221
The Lord of the Rings: The Ret... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Movies
Cate Blanchett, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King is a 2003 epic fantasy drama film directed by Peter Jackson based on the second and third volumes of J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings. It is ...more

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Spider-Man 2 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Movies
Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco Spider-Man 2 is a 2004 American superhero film directed by Sam Raimi, based on the Marvel Comics character. While struggling to manage both his personal life and his duties as Spider-Man, Peter ...more

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262 122
X-Men is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Movies
Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman, Anna Paquin X-Men is a 2000 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics superhero team of the same name, distributed by 20th Century Fox. It is the first installment in the X-Men film series. The ...more

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The Lord of the Rings: The Fel... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Movies
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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X-Men: First Class is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Movies
Jennifer Lawrence, Hugh Jackman, Michael Fassbender 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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365 208
Pirates of the Caribbean: The ... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Movies
Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley, Zoe Saldana Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl is a 2003 American fantasy swashbuckler film based on the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disney theme parks. It was directed by Gore ...more

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Ant-Man is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Movies
Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly Ant-Man is a 2015 American superhero film directed by Peyton Reed, based on the Marvel Comics character. Armed with a super-suit with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in ...more

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386 227
Batman Begins is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Movies
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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Thor: Ragnarok is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Movies
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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Captain America: Civil War is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Movies
Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson Captain America: Civil War is a 2016 American superhero film directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, based on the Marvel Comics character. Political interference in the Avengers' activities causes a ...more

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93 9
Avengers Franchise is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Movies
Marvel's The Avengers(classified under the name Marvel Avengers Assemble in the United Kingdom and Ireland), or simply The Avengers, is a 2012 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics ...more

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The Lord of the Rings: The Two... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Movies
Cate Blanchett, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers is a 2002 epic fantasy film directed by Peter Jackson and based on the second volume of J. R. R. Tolkien's novel The Lord of the Rings. It is the second ...more

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Spider-Man: Homecoming is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Movies
Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Zendaya Spider-Man: Homecoming is a 2017 American superhero film directed by Jon Watts, based on the Marvel Comics character. Peter Parker (Tom Holland) balances his life as an ordinary high school ...more

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316 195
The Bourne Identity is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Movies
Matt Damon, Clive Owen, Julia Stiles The Bourne Identity is a 2002 American-German action spy film adaptation of Robert Ludlum's novel of the same name. It stars Matt Damon as Jason Bourne, a man suffering from extreme memory loss ...more

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X-Men 2 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Movies
Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman, Anna Paquin X2 is a 2003 American superhero film, based on the X-Men superhero team appearing in Marvel Comics, distributed by 20th Century Fox. It is the second installment in the X-Men film series. The ...more

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162 73
Iron Man 3 is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Movies
Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Downey Jr., Ben Kingsley Iron Man 3 is a 2013 superhero film featuring the Marvel Comics character Iron Man, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It is the sequel to 2008's ...more

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The Amazing Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Movies
but chickens double d added 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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Iron Man 2 is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Movies
Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle Iron Man 2 is a 2010 American superhero film directed by Jon Favreau, based on the Marvel Comics character. With the world now aware of his identity as Iron Man, Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) ...more

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Indiana Jones and the Last Cru... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Movies
Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, River Phoenix 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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91 11
Captain America: The Winter So... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Movies
Scarlett Johansson, Cobie Smulders, Samuel L. Jackson Captain America: The Winter Soldier is a 2014 American superhero film featuring the Marvel Comics character Captain America, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios ...more

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Doctor Strange is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Movies
Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams Doctor Strange is a 2016 American superhero film directed by Scott Derrickson, based on the Marvel Comics character. After a career-ending car accident, brilliant but arrogant neurosurgeon ...more

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The Dark Knight Rises is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Movies
but chickens double d added Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman The Dark Knight Rises is a 2012 superhero film directed by Christopher Nolan, based on the DC Comics character. Eight years after the Joker's reign of anarchy, Batman (Christian Bale), with the ...more

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Black Panther is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Movies
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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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Movies
Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is a 2017 American superhero film directed by James Gunn, based on the Marvel Comics superhero team. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family ...more

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The Bourne Supremacy is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Movies
Matt Damon, Julia Stiles, Michelle Monaghan The Bourne Supremacy is a 2004 American-German action and spy film starring Robert Ludlum's Jason Bourne character. Though it takes the name of the second Bourne novel, its plot is entirely ...more

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The Hunger Games: Catching Fir... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Movies
but chickens double d added Jennifer Lawrence, Elizabeth Banks, Woody Harrelson The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is a 2013 American science fiction action film based on Suzanne Collins' dystopian novel, Catching Fire, the second installment in The Hunger Games trilogy. The ...more

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Thor: The Dark World is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Movies
Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston Thor: The Dark World is a 2013 American superhero film directed by Alan Taylor, based on the Marvel Comics character. When Dr. Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) gets cursed with a powerful entity ...more

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Inception is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Movies
Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Marion Cotillard Inception is a 2010 science fiction heist thriller film written, produced, and directed by Christopher Nolan. The film stars a large ensemble cast that includes Leonardo DiCaprio, Ellen Page, ...more

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72 9
The Avengers: Age of Ultron is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Movies
Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo Avengers: Age of Ultron is a 2015 American superhero film directed by Joss Whedon, based on the Marvel Comics superhero team. When Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) and Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo) ...more

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149 92
X-Men Origins: Wolverine is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Movies
Hugh Jackman, Ryan Reynolds, Patrick Stewart X-Men Origins: Wolverine is a 2009 superhero film based on the Marvel Comics' fictional character Wolverine, distributed by 20th Century Fox. It is the fourth installment in the X-Men film ...more

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The Legend of Zorro is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Movies
Catherine Zeta-Jones, Antonio Banderas, Michael Emerson The Legend of Zorro is a 2005 swashbuckler film and sequel to The Mask of Zorro, directed by Martin Campbell. Antonio Banderas and Catherine Zeta-Jones reprise their roles as the titular hero ...more

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127 65
The Incredible Hulk is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Movies
Robert Downey Jr., Liv Tyler, Edward Norton The Incredible Hulk is a 2008 American superhero film featuring the Marvel Comics character the Hulk, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Universal Pictures. It is the second ...more

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209 161
The Bourne Ultimatum is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Movies
Matt Damon, Julia Stiles, Brian Cox The Bourne Ultimatum is a 2007 American-German action spy thriller film directed by Paul Greengrass loosely based on the Robert Ludlum novel of the same title. The screenplay was written by Tony ...more

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181 100
Harry Potter and the Deathly H... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Movies
Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, Helena Bonham Carter Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 is a 2010 fantasy film directed by David Yates and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. It is the first of two cinematic parts based on the novel ...more

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Sherlock Holmes is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Movies
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 and produced by ...more

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Batman is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Movies
Jack Nicholson, Kim Basinger, Michael Keaton Batman is a 1989 American superhero film directed by Tim Burton and produced by Jon Peters, based on the DC Comics character of the same name. It is the first installment of Warner Bros.' ...more

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Spider-Man 3 is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Movies
Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco Spider-Man 3 is a 2007 American superhero film directed by Sam Raimi, based on the Marvel Comics character. A strange black entity from another world bonds with Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) and ...more

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X-Men: Days of Future Past is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Movies
Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman X-Men: Days of Future Past is a 2014 science fiction action film written by Jane Goldman, Simon Kinberg and Matthew Vaughn; directed by Matthew Vaughn.

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Men in Black is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Movies
Will Smith, Sylvester Stallone, Steven Spielberg Men in Black is a 1997 American science fiction action comedy film directed by Barry Sonnenfeld, produced by Walter F. Parkes and Laurie MacDonald and starring Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith. ...more

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Star Wars Episode III: Revenge... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Movies
Natalie Portman, Ewan McGregor, Samuel L. Jackson (19 Years before Episode IV) Three years after the onset of the Clone Wars, the noble Jedi Knights have been leading a massive clone army into a galaxy-wide battle against the Separatists. When ...more

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Avatar is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Movies
Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Michelle Rodriguez Avatar is a 2009 American epic science fiction film written and directed by James Cameron, and starring Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Stephen Lang, Michelle Rodriguez, Joel David Moore, Giovanni ...more