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The Best PG-13 Animation Movies

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

Movies include everything from The Simpsons Movie to Eight Crazy Nights.

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    The Simpsons Movie

    Tom Hanks, Hank Azaria

    Released2007

    Released2007

    Directed byDavid Silverman

    Directed byDavid Silverman

    The Simpsons Movie is a 2007 American animated comedy film based on the Fox television series The Simpsons. The film was directed by David Silverman, and stars the regular television cast of Dan...  more

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    Batman: Gotham Knight

    David McCallum, Parminder Nagra

    Released2008

    Released2008

    Directed byBruce Timm, Toshiyuki Kubooka, Shoujirou Nishimi, Toshiyuki Hiruma, Jong-Sik Nam

    Directed byBruce Timm, Toshiyuki Kubooka, Shoujirou Nishimi, Toshiyuki Hiruma, Jong-Sik Nam

    Batman: Gotham Knight is a 2008 direct-to-DVD anthology film of six short animated superhero films intended to be set in between the films Batman Begins and The Dark Knight, though it is not canon...  more
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    Eight Crazy Nights

    Adam Sandler, Tyra Banks

    Released2002

    Released2002

    Directed bySeth Kearsley

    Directed bySeth Kearsley

    Eight Crazy Nights is a 2002 American adult animated musical comedy film directed by Seth Kearsley and produced, co-written by and starring Adam Sandler, in his first voice-acting role. Unlike most...  more

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    Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children

    Maaya Sakamoto, Kenichi Suzumura

    Released2005

    Released2005

    Directed byTetsuya Nomura, Takeshi Nozue

    Directed byTetsuya Nomura, Takeshi Nozue

    Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children is a 2005 Japanese computer-animated science fantasy film directed by Tetsuya Nomura, written by Kazushige Nojima, and produced by Yoshinori Kitase and Shinji...  more
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    Persepolis

    Sean Penn, Catherine Deneuve

    Released2007

    Released2007

    Directed byMarjane Satrapi, Vincent Paronnaud

    Directed byMarjane Satrapi, Vincent Paronnaud

    Persepolis is a 2007 French-Iranian-American animated film based on Marjane Satrapi's autobiographical graphic novel of the same name. The film was written and directed by Satrapi with Vincent...  more

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    Tales from Earthsea

    Bunta Sugawara, Teruyuki Kagawa

    Released2006

    Released2006

    Directed byGorō Miyazaki

    Directed byGorō Miyazaki

    Tales from Earthsea is a 2006 Japanese animated fantasy film directed by Gorō Miyazaki and produced by Studio Ghibli. The film is based on a combination of plots and characters from the first four...  more

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    Beowulf

    Angelina Jolie, Anthony Hopkins

    Released2007

    Released2007

    Directed byRobert Zemeckis

    Directed byRobert Zemeckis

    Beowulf is a 2007 American motion capture computer-animated fantasy film directed by Robert Zemeckis and written by Neil Gaiman and Roger Avary, inspired by the Old English epic poem of the same...  more
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    The Triplets of Belleville

    Michel Robin, Béatrice Bonifassi

    Released2003

    Released2003

    Directed bySylvain Chomet

    Directed bySylvain Chomet

    The Triplets of Belleville is a 2003 animated comedy film written and directed by Sylvain Chomet. It was released as Belleville Rendez-vous in the United Kingdom. The film is Chomet's first feature...  more

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    Bébé's Kids

    Nell Carter, Tone-Lōc

    Released1992

    Released1992

    Directed byBruce W. Smith

    Directed byBruce W. Smith

    Bébé's Kids is a 1992 American animated comedy film produced by Reginald Hudlin and Hyperion Pictures, directed by Bruce W. Smith, and released on July 31, 1992 by Paramount Pictures. The first...  more

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    The Sky Crawlers

    Rinko Kikuchi, Chiaki Kuriyama

    Released2008

    Released2008

    Directed byMamoru Oshii

    Directed byMamoru Oshii

    The Sky Crawler is a 2008 anime film directed by Mamoru Oshii....  more
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    Batman: Under the Red Hood

    Neil Patrick Harris, Jensen Ackles

    Released2010

    Released2010

    Directed byBrandon Vietti

    Directed byBrandon Vietti

    Batman: Under the Red Hood is a 2010 American superhero film produced by Warner Bros. Animation and released by Warner Home Video. It is the eighth animated feature in the DC Universe Animated...  more
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    Cool World

    Brad Pitt, Kim Basinger

    Released1992

    Released1992

    Directed byRalph Bakshi

    Directed byRalph Bakshi

    Cool World is a 1992 American live-action/animated fantasy film directed by Ralph Bakshi, and starring Kim Basinger, Gabriel Byrne and Brad Pitt. It tells the story of a cartoonist who finds himself...  more
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    Ultimate Avengers 2

    Mark Hamill, Olivia d'Abo

    Released2006

    Released2006

    Directed byDick Sebast, Steven E. Gordon, Will Meugniot, Curt Geda

    Directed byDick Sebast, Steven E. Gordon, Will Meugniot, Curt Geda

    Ultimate Avengers 2 is an animated action/science fiction film, superhero film and the sequel to Ultimate Avengers. It is loosely based on The Ultimates, the limited comic book series by Marvel...  more
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    Released2005

    Released2005

    Directed bySeiji Mizushima

    Directed bySeiji Mizushima

    Edward Elric, the Fullmetal Alchemist, is on the other side of the gate. He has befriended someone who resembles his brother, Al, and has met a gypsy resembling Rose. He finds out that the Germans...  more

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    Head over Heels

    Timothy Olyphant, Monica Potter

    Released2001

    Released2001

    Directed byMark Waters

    Directed byMark Waters

    Head Over Heels is a 2001 American romantic comedy film directed by Mark Waters about a woman, Amanda Pierce living in New York City who works at Metropolitan Museum of Art restoring paintings. Early...  more
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    Monkeybone

    Rose McGowan, Whoopi Goldberg

    Released2001

    Released2001

    Directed byHenry Selick

    Directed byHenry Selick

    Monkeybone is a 2001 American fantasy-comedy film directed by Henry Selick that combines live-action with stop-motion animation. Based on Kaja Blackley's graphic novel Dark Town, the film stars...  more

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    Metropolis

    Toshio Furukawa, Takeshi Aono

    Released2001

    Released2001

    Directed byRintaro

    Directed byRintaro

    Metropolis is a 2001 anime film loosely based on the 1949 Metropolis manga created by Osamu Tezuka, itself inspired by the 1927 German silent film of the same name, though the two do not share plot...  more

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    Wizards

    Mark Hamill, Ralph Bakshi

    Released1977

    Released1977

    Directed byRalph Bakshi

    Directed byRalph Bakshi

    Wizards is a 1977 American animated post-apocalyptic science fantasy film about the battle between two wizards, one representing the forces of magic and one representing the forces of industrial...  more

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    The Plague Dogs

    Patrick Stewart, John Hurt

    Released1982

    Released1982

    Directed byMartin Rosen

    Directed byMartin Rosen

    The Plague Dogs is a 1982 British adult animated drama film based on the 1977 novel of the same name by Richard Adams. The film was written, directed and produced by Martin Rosen, who also directed...  more

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    Appleseed Ex Machina

    Kōichi Yamadera, Miyuki Sawashiro

    Released2007

    Released2007

    Directed byShinji Aramaki

    Directed byShinji Aramaki

    Appleseed Ex Machina, also known as E.X. Machina in the original version, is a 2007 Japanese animated CG science fiction film and is the sequel to the 2004 Appleseed film, similarly directed by...  more

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    Halo Legends

    Kikuko Inoue, Ai Maeda

    Released2010

    Released2010

    Directed byKoji Sawai, Shinji Aramaki, Mamoru Oshii, Kōichi Mashimo, Hideki Nimura

    Directed byKoji Sawai, Shinji Aramaki, Mamoru Oshii, Kōichi Mashimo, Hideki Nimura

    Halo Legends is a collection of seven short anime films set in the Halo science-fiction universe. Financed by Halo franchise overseer 343 Industries, the stories were created by six Japanese...  more

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    Fire and Ice

    Susan Tyrrell, Maggie Roswell

    Released1983

    Released1983

    Directed byRalph Bakshi

    Directed byRalph Bakshi

    Fire and Ice is a 1983 American animated adventure-fantasy film directed by Ralph Bakshi. The film, a collaboration between Bakshi and Frank Frazetta, was distributed by 20th Century Fox, which also...  more
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    The Animatrix

    Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss

    Released2003

    Released2003

    Directed byPeter Chung, Shinichirō Watanabe, Takeshi Koike, Andrew R. Jones, Mahiro Maeda

    Directed byPeter Chung, Shinichirō Watanabe, Takeshi Koike, Andrew R. Jones, Mahiro Maeda

    The Animatrix is a 2003 American-Japanese-Australian best-selling direct-to-video anthology film based on The Matrix trilogy produced by The Wachowskis, who wrote and directed the trilogy. The film...  more

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    Batman: Year One

    Eliza Dushku, Bryan Cranston

    Released2011

    Released2011

    Directed bySam Liu, Lauren Montgomery

    Directed bySam Liu, Lauren Montgomery

    Batman: Year One is a 2011 animated superhero film based on the four-issue story arc Batman: Year One printed in 1987. It premiered at Comic-Con on July 22 and was officially released October 18,...  more