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The Best PG-13 History Movies

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

This list below has everything from The Social Network to Seabiscuit.

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    Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman
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    Apollo 13

    Tom Hanks, Bryce Dallas Howard
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    Elizabeth Banks, Jeff Bridges
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  • 5

    Marie Antoinette

    Kirsten Dunst, Tom Hardy
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    Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Daniel Day-Lewis
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    The Tuskegee Airmen

    John Lithgow, Cuba Gooding Jr.
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    The Duchess

    Keira Knightley, Ralph Fiennes
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    The Social Network

    Justin Timberlake, Rashida Jones
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  • 10

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    Paul McGill, Robert Sciglimpaglia
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    Flight 93

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    Red Tails

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    Les Misérables

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    Thirteen Days

    Kevin Costner, Bruce Greenwood
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    James Franco, Jean Reno
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    Shattered Glass

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    The Other Boleyn Girl

    Scarlett Johansson, Natalie Portman
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    James Earl Jones, Chris Cooper
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  • 19

    The Newton Boys

    Cameron Diaz, Matthew McConaughey
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    Gods and Generals

    Robert Duvall, Mira Sorvino
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    Hotel Rwanda

    Nick Nolte, Joaquin Phoenix
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    World Trade Center

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