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The Best PG-13 Documentary Movies

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

List is made up of a variety of movies, including A Beautiful Mind and Hoop Dreams.

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Al Pacino and Martin Scorsese are among the directors that have worked on a Documentary PG-13 film.

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  • Super Size Me
    1
    Morgan Spurlock, Daryl Isaacs, Chemeeka Walker
    • Released: 2005
    • Directed by: Morgan Spurlock, Mira King
  • Catfish
    2
    Wendy Whelan, Tiler Peck, Drew Jacoby
    • Released: 2010
    • Directed by: Ariel Schulman, Henry Joost
  • Dogtown and Z-Boys
    3
    Sean Penn, Jay Adams, Tony Alva
    • Released: 2001
    • Directed by: Stacy Peralta
  • Man on Wire
    4
    Paul McGill, Robert Sciglimpaglia, Jr.
    • Released: 2008
    • Directed by: James Marsh
  • The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters
    5
    Steve Wiebe, Mark Alpiger, Walter Day
    • Released: 2007
    • Directed by: Seth Gordon
  • The Cove
    6
    Richard O'Barry, Louie Psihoyos, Hardy Jones
    • Released: 2009
    • Directed by: Louie Psihoyos
  • Inside Job
    7
    Matt Damon
    • Released: 2010
    • Directed by: Charles Ferguson
  • The U.S. vs. John Lennon
    9
    Yoko Ono, Walter Cronkite
    • Released: 2006
    • Directed by: David Leaf, John Scheinfeld
  • American Dream
    10
    Jesse Jackson, Ray Rogers
    • Released: 1990
    • Directed by: Barbara Kopple
  • Shine a Light
    11
    Bruce Willis, Benicio del Toro, Michael Gross
    • Released: 2008
    • Directed by: Martin Scorsese
  • Jesus Camp
    12
    Mike Papantonio, Ted Haggard, Becky Fischer
    • Released: 2006
    • Directed by: Heidi Ewing, Rachel Grady
  • Hoop Dreams
    13
    William Gates, Arthur Agee, Sheila Agee
    • Released: 1994
    • Directed by: Steve James
  • Rize
    14
    Kevin Richardson, Lil' C, Tommy the Clown
    • Released: 2005
    • Directed by: David LaChapelle
  • Good Hair
    16
    Al Sharpton, Ice-T, Nia Long
    • Released: 2009
    • Directed by: Jeff Stilson
  • Freakonomics
    17
    Adesuwa Addy Iyare, Kahiry Bess, Greg Crowe
    • Released: 2010
    • Directed by: Morgan Spurlock, Eugene Jarecki, Alex Gibney, Rachel Grady, Heidi Ewing
  • Mr. Death: The Rise and Fall of Fred A. Leuchter, Jr.
    18
    David Collins, Daniel Polsby, Robert Duerr
    • Released: 1999
    • Directed by: Errol Morris
  • American Teen
    19
    Megan Krizmanich, Hannah Bailey, Jake Tusing
    • Released: 2008
    • Directed by: Nanette Burstein
  • Why We Fight
    20
    Kenneth Adelman, Joseph Cirincione, Anh Duong
    • Released: 2005
    • Directed by: Eugene Jarecki
  • Project Nim
    22
    Bern Cohen, Reagan Leonard, Bob Angelini
    • Released: 2011
    • Directed by: James Marsh
  • Senna
    23
    Ayrton Senna, Reginaldo Leme, John Bisignano
    • Released: 2010
    • Directed by: Asif Kapadia
  • Valentino: The Last Emperor
    24
    Valentino, Giancarlo Giammetti, Natividad Abascal
    • Released: 2008
    • Directed by: Matt Tyrnauer