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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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  • 1
    Apollo 13 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best PG-13 History Movies

    Apollo 13

    Tom Hanks, Bryce Dallas Howard


    Directed byRon Howard

    Apollo 13 is a 1995 American historical docudrama film directed by Ron Howard. The film stars... more on Wikipedia

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  • 2
    Titanic is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best PG-13 History Movies


    Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet


    Directed byJames Cameron

    Titanic is a 1997 American epic romance and disaster film directed by James Cameron. A... more on Wikipedia

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  • 3
    Lincoln is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best PG-13 History Movies


    Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Daniel Day-Lewis


    Directed bySteven Spielberg

    Lincoln is a 2012 American epic historical drama film directed by Steven Spielberg, starring... more on Wikipedia
  • 4
    The Count of Monte Cristo is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best PG-13 History Movies

    The Count of Monte Cristo

    Henry Cavill, Jim Caviezel


    Directed byKevin Reynolds

    The Count of Monte Cristo is a 2002 adventure film directed by Kevin Reynolds. The film is an... more on Wikipedia

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  • 5
    Seabiscuit is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best PG-13 History Movies


    Elizabeth Banks, Jeff Bridges


    Directed byGary Ross

    Seabiscuit is a 2003 American biographical sports psychological-drama thriller film based on... more on Wikipedia

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  • 6
    Hotel Rwanda is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best PG-13 History Movies

    Hotel Rwanda

    Nick Nolte, Joaquin Phoenix


    Directed byTerry George

    Hotel Rwanda is a 2004 American historical drama film directed by Terry George. It was adapted... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    Thirteen Days is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best PG-13 History Movies

    Thirteen Days

    Kevin Costner, Bruce Greenwood


    Directed byRoger Donaldson

    Thirteen Days is a 2000 American historical drama-thriller film directed by Roger Donaldson... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Marie Antoinette is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best PG-13 History Movies

    Marie Antoinette

    Kirsten Dunst, Tom Hardy


    Directed bySofia Coppola

    Marie Antoinette is a 2006 historical drama film directed by Sofia Coppola. The retelling of... more on Wikipedia

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  • 9
    Invictus is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best PG-13 History Movies


    Morgan Freeman, Matt Damon


    Directed byClint Eastwood

    "From director Clint Eastwood, “Invictus” tells the inspiring true story of how Nelson Mandela... more on Wikipedia

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  • 10
    Flyboys is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best PG-13 History Movies


    James Franco, Jean Reno


    Directed byTony Bill

    Flyboys is a 2006 British-American drama film set during WWI, starring James Franco, Martin... more on Wikipedia

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  • 11
    Les Misérables is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best PG-13 History Movies

    Les Misérables

    Uma Thurman, Claire Danes


    Directed byBille August

    Les Misérables is a 1998 film adaptation of Victor Hugo's 1862 novel of the same name,... more on Wikipedia

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  • 12
    The Tuskegee Airmen is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best PG-13 History Movies

    The Tuskegee Airmen

    John Lithgow, Cuba Gooding Jr.


    Directed byRobert Markowitz

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  • 13
    The Social Network is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best PG-13 History Movies

    The Social Network

    Justin Timberlake, Rashida Jones


    Directed byDavid Fincher

    The Social Network is a 2010 American drama film directed by David Fincher and written by... more on Wikipedia

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  • 14
    The Duchess is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best PG-13 History Movies

    The Duchess

    Keira Knightley, Ralph Fiennes


    Directed bySaul Dibb

    The Duchess is a 2008 British-American drama film directed by Saul Dibb. It is based on Amanda... more on Wikipedia

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  • 15
    Australia is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best PG-13 History Movies


    Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman


    Directed byBaz Luhrmann

    Australia is an Australian romance film-epic film directed by Baz Luhrmann and starring Nicole... more on Wikipedia

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  • 16
    The New World is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best PG-13 History Movies

    The New World

    Christian Bale, Colin Farrell


    Directed byTerrence Malick

    The New World is a 2005 British-American romantic historical drama film written and directed... more on Wikipedia

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  • 17
    Man on Wire is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best PG-13 History Movies

    Man on Wire

    Paul McGill, Robert Sciglimpaglia


    Directed byJames Marsh

    Man on Wire is a 2008 British documentary film directed by James Marsh. The film chronicles... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Red Tails is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best PG-13 History Movies

    Red Tails

    Daniela Ruah, Bryan Cranston


    Directed byAnthony Hemingway

    Red Tails is a 2012 American film directed by Anthony Hemingway in his feature film... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Elizabeth: The Golden Age is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best PG-13 History Movies

    Elizabeth: The Golden Age

    Cate Blanchett, Clive Owen


    Directed byShekhar Kapur

    Elizabeth: The Golden Age is a 2007 sequel to the 1998 film Elizabeth, directed by Shekhar... more on Wikipedia

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  • 20
    World Trade Center is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best PG-13 History Movies

    World Trade Center

    Nicolas Cage, Maggie Gyllenhaal


    Directed byOliver Stone

    World Trade Center is a 2006 disaster drama film directed by Oliver Stone and based on the... more on Wikipedia

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  • 21
    Flight 93 is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best PG-13 History Movies

    Flight 93

    Laura Mennell, Ty Olsson


    Directed byPeter Markle

    Flight 93 is a 2006 television film, directed by Peter Markle, which chronicles the events... more on Wikipedia

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  • 22
    Gods and Generals is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best PG-13 History Movies

    Gods and Generals

    Robert Duvall, Mira Sorvino


    Directed byRonald F. Maxwell

    Gods and Generals is a 2003 American film based on the novel Gods and Generals by Jeffrey... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button

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  • 23
    Shattered Glass is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best PG-13 History Movies

    Shattered Glass

    Rosario Dawson, Hayden Christensen


    Directed byBilly Ray

    Shattered Glass is a 2003 American drama film written and directed by Billy Ray. The... more on Wikipedia

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  • 24
    Project Nim is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best PG-13 History Movies

    Project Nim

    Bern Cohen, Reagan Leonard


    Directed byJames Marsh

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  • 25
    Little Big Man is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best PG-13 History Movies

    Little Big Man

    Dustin Hoffman, Faye Dunaway


    Directed byArthur Penn

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