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The Best PG-13 Drama Movies 

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List of PG-13 drama movies, ranked from best to worst with movie trailers when available. This list takes the best PG-13 drama movies and pits them against each other to see once and for all what the greatest PG-13 drama movie of all time is.

If you think the top drama 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 Drama films on this list. If you're trying to find a specific PG-13 drama film, you can search this list and filter to find what you're looking for.List contains movies like The Dark Knight and Forrest Gump.

If you're trying to find out "What are the best PG-13 drama movies?" then this list is the perfect resource for you, so use this list if you're looking for some new drama movies that are rated PG-13. Between Netflix, Amazon Prime, and other services, there are thousands of great drama movies rated PG-13, so get out there and start watching. Share this list with your friends to get more great movies to the top ranks. (196 items)

Be sure to also take a peek at Best Historical Dramas, Best Family Dramas, and Best rated R Drama Movies. 

Among those that have directed a PG-13 Drama movie are Clint Eastwood and Denzel Washington.

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Forrest Gump is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best PG-13 Drama Movies
Tom Hanks, Sally Field, Robin Wright

Released: 1994

Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

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Leonardo DiCaprio, Amy Adams, Jennifer Garner

Released: 2002

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Catch Me If You Can is a 2002 American biographical crime drama film based on the life of Frank Abagnale, who, before his 19th birthday, successfully performed cons worth millions of dollars by ...more

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Cast Away is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best PG-13 Drama Movies
Tom Hanks, Helen Hunt, Chris Noth

Released: 2000

Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

Cast Away is a 2000 American adventure drama film directed and produced by Robert Zemeckis and starring Tom Hanks as a FedEx employee stranded on an uninhabited island after his plane accident ...more

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Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, Julius Erving

Released: 1993

Directed by: Jonathan Demme

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Catherine Zeta-Jones, Tom Hanks, Zoe Saldana

Released: 2004

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

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Titanic is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best PG-13 Drama Movies
Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Kathy Bates

Released: 1997

Directed by: James Cameron

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The Dark Knight is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best PG-13 Drama Movies
Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Heath Ledger

Released: 2008

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

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The Sixth Sense is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best PG-13 Drama Movies
Bruce Willis, Mischa Barton, Haley Joel Osment

Released: 1999

Directed by: M. Night Shyamalan

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Sandra Bullock, Lily Collins, Kathy Bates

Released: 2009

Directed by: John Lee Hancock

The Blind Side is a 2009 American semi-biographical sports drama film. It was written and directed by John Lee Hancock, and based on the 2006 book The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game by Michael ...more

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Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Liam Neeson

Released: 2005

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

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Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, Helena Bonham Carter

Released: 2010

Directed by: David Yates

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Scarlett Johansson, David Bowie, Hugh Jackman

Released: 2006

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

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Cate Blanchett, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler

Released: 2002

Directed by: Peter Jackson

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Emma Stone, Jessica Chastain, Bryce Dallas Howard

Released: 2011

Directed by: Tate Taylor

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Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell, Charles Rocket

Released: 1990

Directed by: Kevin Costner

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Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Hilary Swank

Released: 2004

Directed by: Clint Eastwood

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Miss Bala is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best PG-13 Drama Movies
Gina Rodriguez, Ismael Cruz Córdova, Anthony Mackie

Released: 2019

Directed by: Catherine Hardwicke

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Dirty Dancing is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best PG-13 Drama Movies
Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey, Jerry Orbach

Released: 1987

Directed by: Emile Ardolino

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A Beautiful Mind is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best PG-13 Drama Movies
Jennifer Connelly, Russell Crowe, Ron Howard

Released: 2001

Directed by: Ron Howard

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James Franco, Freida Pinto, John Lithgow

Released: 2011

Directed by: Rupert Wyatt

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Julianne Moore, Harrison Ford, Tommy Lee Jones

Released: 1993

Directed by: Andrew Davis

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Released: 2009

Directed by: Marc Webb

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Released: 2007

Directed by: Francis Lawrence

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Released: 1996

Directed by: Baz Luhrmann

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Released: 2002

Directed by: Rob Marshall

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