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The Best PG-13 Adventure Movies 

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List of PG-13 adventure movies, ranked from best to worst with movie trailers when available. This list takes the best PG-13 adventure movies and pits them against each other to see once and for all what the greatest PG-13 Adventure movie of all time is. This list of popular PG-13 adventure movies includes information like who directed the film, when it was released and which actors starred in the movie. If you think the top PG-13 Adventure 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 Adventure films on this list. If you're trying to find a specific PG-13 Adventure film you can search this list and filter to find what you're looking for.

This list has a variety of movies in it, from The Dark Knight to Inception.

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Alita: Battle Angel is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best PG-13 Adventure Movies
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Released: 2019

Directed by: Robert Rodriguez

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Jurassic Park is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best PG-13 Adventure Movies
Samuel L. Jackson, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough

Released: 1993

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

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The Lord of the Rings: T... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best PG-13 Adventure Movies
Cate Blanchett, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler

Released: 2001

Directed by: Peter Jackson

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Cate Blanchett, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler

Released: 2003

Directed by: Peter Jackson

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Avatar is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best PG-13 Adventure Movies
Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Michelle Rodriguez

Released: 2009

Directed by: James Cameron

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Cate Blanchett, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler

Released: 2002

Directed by: Peter Jackson

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The Fifth Element is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best PG-13 Adventure Movies
Milla Jovovich, Bruce Willis, Gary Oldman

Released: 1997

Directed by: Luc Besson

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Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, River Phoenix

Released: 1989

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

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Released: 1960

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

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X-Men: First Class is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best PG-13 Adventure Movies
Jennifer Lawrence, Hugh Jackman, Michael Fassbender

Released: 2011

Directed by: Matthew Vaughn

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Star Trek is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best PG-13 Adventure Movies
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Released: 2009

Directed by: J.J. Abrams

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Robert Downey Jr., Terrence Howard, Jeff Bridges

Released: 2008

Directed by: Jon Favreau filmography

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Cast Away is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best PG-13 Adventure Movies
Tom Hanks, Helen Hunt, Chris Noth

Released: 2000

Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

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James Franco, Freida Pinto, John Lithgow

Released: 2011

Directed by: Rupert Wyatt

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Uma Thurman, Sean Connery, Ralph Fiennes

Released: 1998

Directed by: Jeremiah S. Chechik

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Thor is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best PG-13 Adventure Movies
Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston

Released: 2011

Directed by: Kenneth Branagh

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Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle

Released: 2010

Directed by: Jon Favreau filmography

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Iron Man 3 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best PG-13 Adventure Movies
Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Downey Jr., Ben Kingsley

Released: 2013

Directed by: Shane Black

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Released: 1984

Directed by: David Lynch

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Released: 2008

Directed by: Pierre Morel

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Matt Damon, Clive Owen, Julia Stiles

Released: 2002

Directed by: Doug Liman

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Released: 2002

Directed by: Kevin Reynolds

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Inception is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best PG-13 Adventure Movies
Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Marion Cotillard

Released: 2010

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

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Tobey Maguire, Willem Dafoe, Kirsten Dunst

Released: 2002

Directed by: Sam Raimi

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Released: 1990

Directed by: Kevin Costner

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