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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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Clint Eastwood and Steven Spielberg have both directed a History PG-13 film, as have other really creative and talented directors.

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Tom Hanks, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ed Harris
Apollo 13 is a 1995 American historical docudrama film directed by Ron Howard. The film stars Tom Hanks, Kevin Bacon, Bill Paxton, Gary Sinise, and Ed Harris. The screenplay by William Broyles, ...more

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Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Kathy Bates
Titanic is a 1997 American epic romance and disaster film directed by James Cameron. A seventeen-year-old aristocrat (Kate Winslet) falls in love with a kind but poor artist (Leonardo DiCaprio) ...more

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field
Lincoln is a 2012 American epic historical drama film directed by Steven Spielberg, starring Daniel Day-Lewis as United States President Abraham Lincoln and Sally Field as Mary Todd Lincoln. The ...more

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Uma Thurman, Claire Danes, Liam Neeson
Les Misérables is a 1998 film adaptation of Victor Hugo's 1862 novel of the same name, directed by Bille August. It stars Liam Neeson, Geoffrey Rush, Uma Thurman, and Claire Danes. As in ...more

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Nick Nolte, Joaquin Phoenix, Don Cheadle
Hotel Rwanda is a 2004 American historical drama film directed by Terry George. It was adapted from a screenplay written by both George and Keir Pearson. It stars Don Cheadle and Sophie Okonedo ...more

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Kevin Costner, Bruce Greenwood, Chip Esten
Thirteen Days is a 2000 American historical drama-thriller film directed by Roger Donaldson Kevin Costner stars, with Bruce Greenwood featured as President John F. Kennedy, Steven Culp as ...more

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Henry Cavill, Jim Caviezel, Guy Pearce
The Count of Monte Cristo is a 2002 adventure film directed by Kevin Reynolds. The film is an adaptation of the book of the same name by Alexandre Dumas, père and stars Jim Caviezel, Guy ...more

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James Franco, Jean Reno, Philip Winchester
Flyboys is a 2006 British-American drama film set during WWI, starring James Franco, Martin Henderson, Jean Reno, Jennifer Decker, David Ellison, Abdul Salis, Philip Winchester, and Tyler ...more

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Elizabeth Banks, Jeff Bridges, Tobey Maguire
Seabiscuit is a 2003 American biographical sports psychological-drama thriller film based on the best-selling non-fiction book Seabiscuit: An American Legend by Laura Hillenbrand. The film is ...more

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Kirsten Dunst, Tom Hardy, Rose Byrne
Marie Antoinette is a 2006 historical drama film, written and directed by Sofia Coppola. It is based on the life of the Queen in the years leading up to the French Revolution. It won the Academy ...more

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Keira Knightley, Ralph Fiennes, Hayley Atwell
The Duchess is a 2008 British-American drama film directed by Saul Dibb. It is based on Amanda Foreman's biography of the 18th-century English aristocrat Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of ...more

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#61 of 77 The Best Period Romance Movies #6 of 23 Great Movies About Real Female Rulerslisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Morgan Freeman, Matt Damon, Langley Kirkwood
"From director Clint Eastwood, “Invictus” tells the inspiring true story of how Nelson Mandela (Morgan Freeman) joined forces with the captain of South Africa’s rugby team, Francois Pienaar ...more

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John Lithgow, Cuba Gooding Jr., Laurence Fishburne
The Tuskegee Airmen is a 1995 HBO television movie based on the exploits of an actual groundbreaking unit, the first African American combat pilots in the United States Army Air Corps, that ...more

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#105 of 382 The Best War Movies Ever #54 of 221 The Greatest World War II Movies of All Time

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Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman, David Wenham
Australia is an Australian romance film-epic film directed by Baz Luhrmann and starring Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman. An English aristocrat inherits a cattle station and when English cattle ...more

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Justin Timberlake, Rashida Jones, Rooney Mara
The Social Network is a 2010 American drama film directed by David Fincher and written by Aaron Sorkin. Adapted from Ben Mezrich's 2009 book The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of ...more

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Laura Mennell, Ty Olsson, Gwynyth Walsh
FLIGHT 93 tells the stirring story of the brave passengers and crew aboard hijacked United Airlines' Flight 93 on September 11, 2001. After learning of the attacks on the World Trade Center and ...more
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Robert Duvall, Mira Sorvino, Jeff Daniels
Gods and Generals is a 2003 American film based on the novel Gods and Generals by Jeffrey Shaara. It depicts events that take place prior to those shown in the 1993 film Gettysburg, which was ...more

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Daniela Ruah, Bryan Cranston, Cuba Gooding Jr.
Red Tails is a 2012 American film directed by Anthony Hemingway in his feature film directorial debut, and starring Terrence Howard and Cuba Gooding Jr. The film is about the Tuskegee Airmen, a ...more

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Paul McGill, Robert Sciglimpaglia, Jr.
Man on Wire is a 2008 British documentary film directed by James Marsh. The film chronicles Philippe Petit's 1974 high-wire walk between the Twin Towers of New York's World Trade Center. It is ...more
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Dustin Hoffman, Faye Dunaway, Martin Balsam
Little Big Man is a 1970 American revisionist Western directed by Arthur Penn and based on the novel Little Big Man by Thomas Berger. It is a picaresque comedy about a white male child raised by ...more

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Cate Blanchett, Clive Owen, Eddie Redmayne
Elizabeth: The Golden Age is a 2007 sequel to the 1998 film Elizabeth, directed by Shekhar Kapur and produced by Universal Pictures and Working Title Films. It stars Cate Blanchett in the title ...more

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Nicolas Cage, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Maria Bello
World Trade Center is a 2006 disaster drama film directed by Oliver Stone and based on the September 11 attacks at the World Trade Center. It stars Nicolas Cage, Maria Bello, Michael ...more

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Christian Bale, Colin Farrell, Christopher Plummer
The New World is a 2005 British-American romantic historical drama film written and directed by Terrence Malick, depicting the founding of the Jamestown, Virginia settlement and inspired by the ...more

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Rosario Dawson, Hayden Christensen, Hank Azaria
Shattered Glass is a 2003 American drama film written and directed by Billy Ray. The screenplay is based on a September 1998 Vanity Fair article by H. G. Bissinger. In it he chronicled the rapid ...more

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James Earl Jones, Chris Cooper, Mary McDonnell
Matewan is a 1987 American drama film written and directed by John Sayles, and starring Chris Cooper, James Earl Jones, Mary McDonnell and Will Oldham, with David Strathairn, Kevin Tighe and ...more