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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 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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The Lord of the Rings: The Fel... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Family Movies Rated PG-13
RosvelSalinas added Cate Blanchett, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler
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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Jurassic Park is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Family Movies Rated PG-13
Heyo_Stealer added Samuel L. Jackson, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough
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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Star Wars: Episode VII - The F... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Family Movies Rated PG-13
RosvelSalinas added Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill
This film 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. Ex-stormtrooper Finn (John ...more
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Star Wars Episode III: Revenge... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Family Movies Rated PG-13
RosvelSalinas added Natalie Portman, Ewan McGregor, Samuel L. Jackson
(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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Star Wars: Episode VIII - The ... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Family Movies Rated PG-13
RosvelSalinas added Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver
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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The Princess Bride is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Family Movies Rated PG-13
Billy Crystal, Robin Wright, André the Giant
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) 7 on the list The Best Family Movies Rated PG-13
Heyo_Stealer added Will Smith, Sylvester Stallone, Steven Spielberg
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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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Family Movies Rated PG-13
RosvelSalinas added Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Riz Ahmed
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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Instant Family is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Family Movies Rated PG-13
Mark Wahlberg, Rose Byrne, Isabela Moner
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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Beauty and the Beast is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Family Movies Rated PG-13
Jane March, Candice Hillebrand, Justin Whalin
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 Hobbit: An Unexpected Jour... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Family Movies Rated PG-13
RosvelSalinas added Cate Blanchett, Ian McKellen, Benedict Cumberbatch
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is a 2012 epic fantasy adventure film directed by Peter Jackson. It is the first installment in a three-part film adaptation based on the 1937 novel The Hobbit ...more
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Alita: Battle Angel is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Family Movies Rated PG-13
tazocarry added Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Connelly
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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Stardust is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Family Movies Rated PG-13
Michelle Pfeiffer, Robert De Niro, Claire Danes
Stardust is a 2007 British-American romantic fantasy film from Paramount Pictures, directed by Matthew Vaughn. The film is based on Neil Gaiman's novel Stardust and stars an ensemble cast ...more
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Mean Girls is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Family Movies Rated PG-13
Heyo_Stealer added Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Amanda Seyfried
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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Mrs. Doubtfire is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Family Movies Rated PG-13
Robin Williams, Pierce Brosnan, Sally Field
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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Adventures in Babysitting is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Family Movies Rated PG-13
Elisabeth Shue, Vincent D'Onofrio, Penelope Ann Miller
Adventures in Babysitting is a 1987 American comedy film written by David Simkins, directed by Chris Columbus, and starring Elisabeth Shue, Maia Brewton, Keith Coogan, Anthony Rapp, Penelope Ann ...more
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School of Rock is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Family Movies Rated PG-13
Sarah Silverman, Jack Black, Miranda Cosgrove
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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Bean is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Family Movies Rated PG-13
Burt Reynolds, Sandra Oh, Rowan Atkinson
Bean, also known as Bean: The Ultimate Disaster Movie or Mr. Bean: The Movie is a 1997 feature film based on the television series Mr. Bean. It stars Rowan Atkinson in the title role and Peter ...more
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Indiana Jones and the Kingdom ... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Family Movies Rated PG-13
Cate Blanchett, Harrison Ford, Shia LaBeouf
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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Dr. Dolittle is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Family Movies Rated PG-13
Eddie Murphy, Ellen DeGeneres, Chris Rock
Dr. Dolittle is a 1998 American family comedy film starring Eddie Murphy as a doctor who discovers that he has the ability to talk to animals. The film was inspired by the series of children's ...more
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The Lord of the Rings: The Ret... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Family Movies Rated PG-13
RosvelSalinas added Cate Blanchett, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King is a 2003 epic fantasy drama film directed by Peter Jackson based on the second and third volumes of J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings. It is ...more
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Guardians of the Galaxy Franch... is listed (or ranked) 22 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) 23 on the list The Best Family Movies Rated PG-13
Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o
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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Major Payne is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Family Movies Rated PG-13
Damon Wayans, Karyn Parsons, Bam Bam Bigelow
Major Payne is a 1995 comedy film, starring Damon Wayans.
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Small Soldiers is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Family Movies Rated PG-13
Sarah Michelle Gellar, Kirsten Dunst, Christina Ricci
Small Soldiers is a 1998 American science fiction action film directed by Joe Dante. The film revolves around two adolescents, who get caught in the middle of a battle between two factions of ...more