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The Best Family Movies Rated PG-13 

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List of PG-13 family movies, ranked from best to worst with movie trailers when available. This list takes the best PG-13 family movies and pits them against each other to see once and for all what the greatest PG-13 Family movie of all time is. PG-13 is the perfect rating for a film that the whole family can enjoy - there is just enough humor and subversion to make things interesting, but not enough that would offend or traumatize younger or older viewers. If you have kids in your household, consider watching some of these movies together as a gateway to discuss some of the themes and situations the characters find themselves in. 

This list of popular PG-13 family movies includes information like who directed the film, when it was released and which actors starred in the movie. It contains classics that are truly some of the best family movies of all time, like The Princess Bride, The Addams Family, and Ladybugs as well as newer favorites like School of Rock. If your favorite PG-13 family movie isn't as high as you think it should be then be sure to vote it up so it can take its rightful place among the other good PG-13 family films on this list. If you're trying to find a specific PG-13 family film film you can search this list and filter to find what you're looking for.

If you're trying to find out "What are the best PG-13 family movies?" and "What are the most famous PG-13 family films?" then this list is the perfect resource for you.

Use this list if you're looking for some new family movies that are rated PG-13. Between Netflix, Hulu and other online streaming services there are thousands of great family movies rated PG-13, so get out there and start watching.

Steven Spielberg and Roman Polanski have both directed a Family PG-13 film, as have other really creative and talented directors.

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Jurassic Park is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Family Movies Rated PG-13
Heyo_Stealer added Samuel L. Jackson, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough

Released: 1993

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Jurassic Park is a 1993 American science fiction adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg. It is the first installment of the Jurassic Park franchise. It is based on the 1990 novel of the ...more
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The Princess Bride is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Family Movies Rated PG-13
Billy Crystal, Robin Wright, André the Giant

Released: 1987

Directed by: Rob Reiner

The Princess Bride is a 1987 American romantic comedy fantasy adventure film directed and co-produced by Rob Reiner. It was adapted by William Goldman from his 1973 novel of the same name. The ...more
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Men in Black is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Family Movies Rated PG-13
Heyo_Stealer added Will Smith, Sylvester Stallone, Steven Spielberg

Released: 1997

Directed by: Barry Sonnenfeld

Men in Black is a 1997 American science fiction action comedy film directed by Barry Sonnenfeld, produced by Walter F. Parkes and Laurie MacDonald and starring Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith. ...more
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Alita: Battle Angel is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Family Movies Rated PG-13
tazocarry added Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Connelly

Released: 2019

Directed by: Robert Rodriguez

Alita: Battle Angel is a 2019 American science fiction action film directed by Robert Rodriguez, based on the manga by Yukito Kishiro. After being revived by Dr. Dyson Ido (Christoph Waltz), ...more
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Star Wars Episode III: R... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Family Movies Rated PG-13
RosvelSalinas added Natalie Portman, Ewan McGregor, Samuel L. Jackson

Released: 2005

Directed by: George Lucas

(19 Years before Episode IV) Three years after the onset of the Clone Wars, the noble Jedi Knights have been leading a massive clone army into a galaxy-wide battle against the Separatists. When ...more
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Mrs. Doubtfire is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Family Movies Rated PG-13
Robin Williams, Pierce Brosnan, Sally Field

Released: 1993

Directed by: Chris Columbus, Chuck Jones

Mrs. Doubtfire is a 1993 American comedy-drama film directed by Chris Columbus, based on the novel Alias Madame Doubtfire by Anne Fine. A recently divorced actor (Robin Williams) decides to ...more
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Star Wars: The Force Awa... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Family Movies Rated PG-13
RosvelSalinas added Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill

Released: 2015

Directed by: J.J. Abrams

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is a 2015 American epic space opera film directed by J. J. Abrams. Three decades after the Empire's defeat, a new threat arises in the militant First Order. ...more
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Beauty and the Beast is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Family Movies Rated PG-13
Jane March, Candice Hillebrand, Justin Whalin

Released: 2005

Directed by: David Lister

Beauty and the Beast is a 2005 film which is based on the folktale "Beauty and the Beast" and is set during the time of the Vikings.
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The Lord of the Rings: T... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Family Movies Rated PG-13
RosvelSalinas added Cate Blanchett, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler

Released: 2001

Directed by: Peter Jackson

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring is a 2001 epic fantasy film directed by Peter Jackson based on the first volume of J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings. It is the first ...more
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Mean Girls is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Family Movies Rated PG-13
Heyo_Stealer added Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Amanda Seyfried

Released: 2004

Directed by: Mark Waters

Mean Girls is a 2004 American teen comedy film. Mark Waters directed, and Tina Fey wrote the screenplay, which is based in part on Rosalind Wiseman's non-fiction book Queen Bees and Wannabes, ...more
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School of Rock is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Family Movies Rated PG-13
Sarah Silverman, Jack Black, Miranda Cosgrove

Released: 2003

Directed by: Richard Linklater

School of Rock is a 2003 American comedy film directed by Richard Linklater, written by Mike White, and starring Jack Black. The main plot follows struggling rock singer and guitarist, Dewey ...more
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Guardians of the Galaxy ... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Family Movies Rated PG-13
Guardians of the Galaxy is a 2014 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics superhero team of the same name. It is the tenth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The film was directed ...more
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Black Panther is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Family Movies Rated PG-13
Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o

Released: 2018

Directed by: Ryan Coogler

Black Panther is a 2018 American superhero film, based on the Marvel Comics character, directed by Ryan Coogler. After the events of Captain America: Civil War, King T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) ...more
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Family Movies Rated PG-13
RosvelSalinas added Star Wars: The Last Jedi Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver

Directed by: Rian Johnson

This film is a 2017 American epic space opera film written and directed by Rian Johnson. Having taken her first steps into the Jedi world, Rey (Daisy Ridley) joins Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) ...more
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Spider-Man: Homecoming ... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Family Movies Rated PG-13
Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Zendaya

Released: 2017

Directed by: Jon Watts

Spider-Man: Homecoming is a 2017 American superhero film directed by Jon Watts, based on the Marvel Comics character. Peter Parker (Tom Holland) balances his life as an ordinary high school ...more
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Rogue One: A Star Wars S... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Family Movies Rated PG-13
RosvelSalinas added Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Riz Ahmed

Released: 2016

Directed by: Gareth Edwards

This film is a 2016 American epic space opera film directed by Gareth Edwards. The daughter (Felicity Jones) of an Imperial scientist joins the Rebel Alliance in a risky move to take the plans.
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The Avengers is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Family Movies Rated PG-13
Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo

Released: 2012

Directed by: Joss Whedon

Marvel's The Avengers is a 2012 American superhero film directed by Joss Whedon, based on the Marvel Comics superhero team. Earth's mightiest heroes must come together and learn to fight as a ...more
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The Addams Family is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Family Movies Rated PG-13
Christina Ricci, Christopher Lloyd, Anjelica Huston

Released: 1991

Directed by: Barry Sonnenfeld

The Addams Family is a 1991 American fantasy comedy film based on the characters from the cartoon of the same name created by cartoonist Charles Addams. The movie was originally developed at ...more
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Instant Family is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Family Movies Rated PG-13
Mark Wahlberg, Rose Byrne, Isabela Moner

Released: 2018

Directed by: Sean Anders

Instant Family is a 2018 comedy film directed by Sean Anders. Couple Pete (Mark Wahlberg) and Ellie (Rose Byrne) find themselves in over their heads when they adopt three children.
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Guardians of the Galaxy ... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Family Movies Rated PG-13
Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista

Released: 2017

Directed by: James Gunn

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is a 2017 American superhero film directed by James Gunn, based on the Marvel Comics superhero team. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family ...more
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Indiana Jones and the Ki... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Family Movies Rated PG-13
Cate Blanchett, Harrison Ford, Shia LaBeouf

Released: 2008

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull is a 2008 American science fiction adventure film. It is the fourth film in the Indiana Jones series created by George Lucas and directed by ...more
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Avengers: Infinity War ... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Family Movies Rated PG-13
Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo

Released: 2018

Directed by: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo

Avengers: Infinity War is a 2018 American superhero film directed by Anthony and Joe Russo. Torn apart after the events of Captain America: Civil War, the Avengers join forces with the Guardians ...more
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National Lampoon's Chris... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Family Movies Rated PG-13
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Chevy Chase, Juliette Lewis

Released: 1989

Directed by: Jeremiah S. Chechik

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation is a 1989 Christmas comedy film directed by Jeremiah S. Chechik. It is the third installment in National Lampoon's Vacation film series, and was written by ...more
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Guardians of the Galaxy ... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Family Movies Rated PG-13
Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista

Released: 2014

Directed by: James Gunn

Guardians of the Galaxy is a 2014 American superhero film directed by James Gunn, based on the Marvel Comics superhero team. Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) forms a group of intergalactic "bad ...more
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Footloose is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Family Movies Rated PG-13
satia lynch added Julianne Hough, Dennis Quaid, Andie MacDowell

Released: 2011

Directed by: Craig Brewer

Footloose is a 2011 American dance film directed by Craig Brewer. It is a remake of the 1984 film of the same name and stars Kenny Wormald, Julianne Hough, Andie MacDowell, and Dennis Quaid. The ...more