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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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  • 1
    Captain America: Civil War is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Thriller Movies
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    Captain America: Civil War

    Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr.

    Directed byAnthony Russo, Joe Russo

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    Captain America: The First Ave is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Thriller Movies
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    Captain America: The First Avenger

    Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Evans

    Released2011

    Directed byJoe Johnston

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

    Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas

    Released2015

    Directed byPeyton Reed

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    Spider-Man: Homecoming is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Thriller Movies
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    Spider-Man: Homecoming

    Tom Holland, Michael Keaton

    Released2017

    Directed byJon Watts

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  • 5
    Doctor Strange is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Thriller Movies
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    Doctor Strange

    Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor

    Released2016

    Directed byScott Derrickson

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  • 6
    The Avengers: Age of Ultron is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Thriller Movies
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    The Avengers: Age of Ultron

    Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth

    Released2015

    Directed byJoss Whedon

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  • 7
    Iron Man 2 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Thriller Movies
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    Iron Man 2

    Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow

    Released2010

    Directed byJon Favreau filmography

    Iron Man 2 is a 2010 American superhero film directed by Jon Favreau, based on the Marvel... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Iron Man 3 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Thriller Movies
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    10

    Iron Man 3

    Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Downey Jr.

    Released2013

    Directed byShane Black

    Iron Man 3 is a 2013 superhero film featuring the Marvel Comics character Iron Man, produced... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Hulk is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Thriller Movies
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    Hulk

    Jennifer Connelly, Nick Nolte

    Released2003

    Directed byAng Lee

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  • 10
    The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Thriller Movies
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    The Amazing Spider-Man 2

    Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx

    Released2014

    Directed byMarc Webb

    The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is a 2014 American superhero film featuring the Marvel Comics... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    The Amazing Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Thriller Movies
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    10

    The Amazing Spider-Man

    Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone

    Released2012

    Directed byMarc Webb

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  • 12
    Spider-Man 3 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Thriller Movies
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    Spider-Man 3

    Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst

    Released2007

    Directed bySam Raimi

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

    Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan

    Released2018

    Directed byRyan Coogler

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  • 14
    Avengers: Infinity War is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Thriller Movies
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    Avengers: Infinity War

    Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth

    Released2018

    Directed byAnthony Russo, Joe Russo

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  • 15
    Captain America: The Winter So is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Thriller Movies
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    Captain America: The Winter Soldier

    Scarlett Johansson, Cobie Smulders

    Released2014

    Directed byAnthony Russo, Joe Russo

    Captain America: The Winter Soldier is a 2014 American superhero film featuring the Marvel... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Iron Man Franchise is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Thriller Movies
    Iron Man is a 2008 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character of the same... more on Wikipedia

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    Guardians of the Galaxy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Thriller Movies
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    Guardians of the Galaxy

    Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana

    Released2014

    Directed byJames Gunn

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  • 18
    Iron Man is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Thriller Movies
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    Iron Man

    Robert Downey Jr., Terrence Howard

    Released2008

    Directed byJon Favreau filmography

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    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Thriller Movies
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    6

    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

    Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana

    Released2017

    Directed byJames Gunn

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    Thor: Ragnarok is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Thriller Movies
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    Thor: Ragnarok

    Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston

    Released2017

    Directed byTaika Waititi

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    Quantum of Solace is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Thriller Movies
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    Quantum of Solace

    Gemma Arterton, Eva Green

    Released2008

    Directed byMarc Forster

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    The Avengers is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Thriller Movies
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    The Avengers

    Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans

    Released2012

    Directed byJoss Whedon

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    Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Thriller Movies
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    Spider-Man

    Tobey Maguire, Willem Dafoe

    Released2002

    Directed bySam Raimi

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    Spider-Man 2 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Thriller Movies
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    5

    Spider-Man 2

    Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst

    Released2004

    Directed bySam Raimi

    Spider-Man 2 is a 2004 American superhero film directed by Sam Raimi, based on the Marvel... more on Wikipedia
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    The Incredible Hulk is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best PG-13 Action Thriller Movies
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    The Incredible Hulk

    Robert Downey Jr., Liv Tyler

    Released2008

    Directed byLouis Leterrier

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