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The Best PG-13 Action Thriller Movies 

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List of PG-13 action thrillers, ranked from best to worst with movie trailers when available. This list takes the best PG-13 action thrillers and pits them against each other to see once and for all what the greatest PG-13 Action Thriller movie of all time is. If you think the top action thriller movie with a PG-13 rating 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 Thriller films on this list. If you're trying to find a specific PG-13 Action Thriller film you can search this list and filter to find what you're looking for.

This list has a variety of movies, like The Bourne Ultimatum and Quantum of Solace.

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

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James Cameron and Kathryn Bigelow are among the directors that have worked on a PG-13 Action Thrillers film.

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Guardians of the Galaxy ... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Thriller Movies
Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista

Released: 2014

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Avengers: Infinity War ... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Thriller Movies
Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo

Released: 2018

Directed by: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo

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Black Panther is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Thriller Movies
Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o

Released: 2018

Directed by: Ryan Coogler

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Scarlett Johansson, Cobie Smulders, Samuel L. Jackson

Released: 2014

Directed by: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo

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Captain America: Civil W... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Thriller Movies
Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson

Directed by: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo

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Released: 2008

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The Avengers is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Thriller Movies
Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo

Released: 2012

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Thor: Ragnarok is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Thriller Movies
Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett

Released: 2017

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Captain America: The Fir... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Thriller Movies
Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Evans, Tommy Lee Jones

Released: 2011

Directed by: Joe Johnston

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Spider-Man: Homecoming ... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Thriller Movies
Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Zendaya

Released: 2017

Directed by: Jon Watts

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Released: 2015

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Released: 2015

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Iron Man 3 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Thriller Movies
Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Downey Jr., Ben Kingsley

Released: 2013

Directed by: Shane Black

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Released: 2016

Directed by: Scott Derrickson

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Released: 2010

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Released: 2002

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Released: 2003

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Released: 2008

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Released: 2012

Directed by: Marc Webb

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Thriller Movies
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Released: 2014

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Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco

Released: 2007

Directed by: Sam Raimi

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