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The Best PG-13 Anime Movies  

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

Examples of movies on this list: Princess Mononoke, Space Truckers and many more.

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

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Hayao Miyazaki and Andy Wachowski have both directed a Anime PG-13 film, as have other really creative and talented directors.

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Claire Danes, Gillian Anderson, Jada Pinkett Smith
Princess Mononoke is a 1997 anime epic action historical fantasy film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki. It was animated by Studio Ghibli and produced by Toshio Suzuki. The film stars the ...more
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Bunta Sugawara, Teruyuki Kagawa, Mitsuko Baisho
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 ...more
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Nana Mizuki, Rie Kugimiya, Toshio Furukawa
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 ...more
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Anne Suzuki, Susumu Terajima, Sanae Kobayashi
Steamboy is a 2004 Japanese steampunk animated action film produced by Sunrise, directed and co-written by Katsuhiro Otomo, his second major anime release, following Akira. The film was released ...more
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Maaya Sakamoto, Kenichi Suzumura, Toshiyuki Morikawa
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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Akio Ōtsuka, Yoshiko Sakakibara, Kōichi Yamadera
Ghost in the Shell S.A.C. Solid State Society 3D is a 2011 animated action film written and directed by Kenji Kamiyama.
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Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, Melinda Clarke
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 ...more
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Toshio Furukawa, Takeshi Aono, Norio Wakamoto
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 ...more
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Akio Ōtsuka, Mamiko Noto, Toru Emori
Tokyo Godfathers is a 2003 anime film directed by Japanese director Satoshi Kon, and co-directed by Shōgo Furuya. Tokyo Godfathers was the third animated movie directed by Kon and the second ...more
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Rinko Kikuchi, Chiaki Kuriyama, Naoto Takenaka
The Sky Crawler is a 2008 anime film directed by Mamoru Oshii.
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Naoto Takenaka, Akio Ōtsuka, Yoshiko Sakakibara
Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence, known simply as Innocence in Japan, is a 2004 anime/computer-animated sci-fi sequel to the 1995 film Ghost in the Shell. Released in Japan on March 6, 2004, and ...more
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Kappei Yamaguchi, Takeshi Aono, Mayumi Tanaka
One Piece Movie: The Desert Princess and the Pirates: Adventures in Alabasta is a 2007 Japanese anime film released by Toei Company. The film is the eighth feature based on the One Piece media ...more
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Alec Baldwin, Steve Buscemi, James Woods
Film Production NotesFinal Fantasy: The Spirits Within emerges from its successful interactive game roots to deliver an exciting new breed of motion picture adventure. A fresh, provocative take ...more
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Maaya Sakamoto, Tomokazu Seki, Kappei Yamaguchi
Escaflowne, also released under the title Escaflowne: A Girl in Gaea, is an anime fantasy film produced by Sunrise and animated by studio Bones. Directed by Kazuki Akane, the film is a ...more
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Scott McNeil, Brian Drummond, Kirby Morrow
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Kōichi Yamadera, Miyuki Sawashiro, Gara Takashima
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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Hideyuki Hori, Akio Ōtsuka, Kōichi Yamadera
Memories is an anime anthology film produced in 1995 by artist/director Katsuhiro Otomo which were based on three of his manga short stories. The film is composed of three episodes: ...more
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Megumi Ogata, Shigeru Shiba, Eric Stuart
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Meisa Kuroki, Akio Ōtsuka, Toshiyuki Morikawa
Vexille is a 2007 Japanese CGI anime film, written, directed, and edited by famed Ping Pong director Fumihiko Sori, and features the voices of Meisa Kuroki, Yasuko Matsuyuki, and Shosuke ...more
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Patrick Stewart, John Hurt, Nigel Hawthorne
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 ...more
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Michael Granberry, Robert Gompers, Ed Wagenseller
Earthian is an Original Video Animation Series.
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Barbara Goodson, Iona Morris, Melora Harte
In a futuristic Tokyo, several policewomen fight a monster. One of them, Katsumi Liqueur, remembers where she saw it before... Katsumi Liqueur, an American-born woman of Japanese descent, ...more
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One Piece Film: Strong World is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best PG-13 Anime Movies
MollyCharron added Kosuke Kitajima, Kappei Yamaguchi, Naoto Takenaka
One Piece Film: Strong World is a 2009 animation fantasy film written by Hirohiko Uesaka and directed by Munehisa Sakai.
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Mamoru Miyano, Keiji Fujiwara, Ami Koshimizu
Eureka Seven: Good Night, Sleep Tight, Young Lovers is a 2009 fictional animation, action film directed by Tomoki Kyôda.
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One Piece Film: Z is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best PG-13 Anime Movies
MollyCharron added Ryoko Shinohara, Kappei Yamaguchi, Mayumi Tanaka
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